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Ashley, Emmel, Shuman, Smith take Senior Four-Man Team

  FLEETWOOD, Pa. – Although it took a match of cards to do it, reigning Senior Four-Man Team champions Donald Ashley, Richard Smith and Mark Shuman, with the help of newcomer John Emmel, Jr., repeated as champions after carding a 7-under-par 137 at Golden Oaks GC (par 72, 6,280 yards).

  The team edged out Matthew Bellis of Commonwealth National GC, Neil McDermott of Llanerch CC, Michael Rose of Philmont CC and Don Donatoni of White Manor CC in a scorecard playoff to take the 19th edition of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Senior Four-Man Team Thursday.

  “[Mark] Shuman was huge for us,” said Ashley, who hails from Philadelphia CC. “He should have birdied every hole on the front nine.”

  Shuman, who managed to card a 2-under-par 70 on his own ball, started off hot with birdies on the first two holes of the day (No. 1, par 4, 355 yards; No. 2, par 4, 370 yards).

  The Whitford CC player and his teammates continued to play well as Emmel, of Philadelphia Publinks, registered another birdie for their side on No. 7 (par 4, 360 yards). Emmel recently joined the Ashley/Smith/Shuman team after Michael Nilon, the final leg of last year’s championship squad, had to bow out because of an injury.

  But it was Shuman and Smith, a player out of Philadelphia CC, who saved the best for last as the pair sent in matching birdies on the 18th hole (par 5, 485 yards) to give their team the 7-under-par total.

  “It was great to get two birdies on [No. 18], especially when it could have been two 6s,” joked Shuman of his other teammates’ scores.

  Smith made a 4 on the final hole after taking driver off the tee, a 4-iron from the fairway and then a pitching wedge from just over 110 yards to 10 feet beyond the flagstick.

  “Let’s go for the three-peat,” said Smith of next year’s possibility.

  Larry Cellucci of Rolling Green GC, Hank Church of Philadelphia Publinks and David Comey and Steve Santarlasci, both of Philadelphia CC, carded a 19-under-par 125 (net) to take the Net division of the Senior Four-Man Team Thursday.

  The event’s format was two best gross and two best net scores, with handicaps set at 90 percent of individual course handicaps.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Gross Results
Name Club Total
*Ashley, Donald / Shuman, Mark / Smith, Richard / Emmel, John Jr. Philadelphia CC/Philadelphia Publinks 137
*Donatoni, Don / Rose, Michael / Bellis, Matthew / McDermott, Neil White Manor/Philmont/Llanerch/Commonwealth 137
Mackelcan, Donald / Gordon, William / Ciconte, Jr., Thomas / VanGrofski, Thomas Wilmington Country Club (1) 138
Thompson, Raymond / McFadden, Francis / Sawyer, Terry / Fraser, Douglas Greate Bay CC/Yardley CC/Overbrook GC 138
Perna, Dennis / Prendergast, James / Kunze, Frank / Fuhs, Thomas Spring Ford Country Club 139
Schiller, Robert / Roberts, Ed / Yost, Vince / Gaffney, Joseph Cedarbrook CC/Manufacturers G&CC 139
Isola, Thomas / Holland, Jack / Corcoran, Mike / Yard, W. Scott Whitford Country Club (1) 140
Bennett, Gordon / Schindler, Dave / Zoks, James / Tusak, Fran Northampton CC/Silver Creek CC 140
Lodovici, Robert / Pace, Louis / Proto, Robert / Olin, Joe Links GC/Little Mill CC/Medford Village CC 141
Patrylo, Robert / Woolbert, Willard / Kelly, Jr., Vernon / Johanson, Charles Philadelphia Cricket Club (1) 141
Howson, Jr., Jay / Sofranko, Michael / Casto, William / Fromal, Curt Coatesville CC/The Springhaven Club 142
Blackburn, Bill / Jester, Norman / Mac Donald, Ron / Brown, Fred The Springhaven Club/Downingtown GC/Concord CC 143
Kovach, Bill / McLaughlin, Jay / Mallouk, Thomas / Gaul, Gregory Lookaway GC/Mercer Oaks GC/Merion GC144
Howanski, Michael / Guinan, Andrew / Turner, John / Close, Patrick The Springhaven Club/Applebrook GC144
Wiley, James / Wilson, Jim / Lovitz, David / Patton, John Lu Lu CC/Medford Lakes CC144
Church, Hank / Santarlasci, Steve / Comey, David / Cellucci, Larry Rolling Green GC/Philadelphia CC146
McGuinness, Walt / Lloyd, Jim / Pence, Stephen / Perkins, Homie Running Deer GC/Woodbury CC146
Mee, Tom / Young, John / Struck, Stuart / Martella, Joseph Sandy Run Country Club (2)147
McLane, Joseph / Jacobson, Dave / Wolos, Joe / Weinfeld, Bill JC Melrose Country Club (1)147
Beck, Terrence / Hirsch, Barry / Posey, Nevin / McCartney, Glen Bellewood Golf Club (1)149
Coyle, Sr., William / Mercaldo, Thomas / Shilling, Frederick / DiMarzio, John Saucon Valley CC/Sandy Run CC 149
Rocks, James / Hennessy, Robert / Harbison, William / Bickford, Bill Wedgewood CC/Sandy Run CC149
Rainford, Robert / Doviak, Raymond / McIntyre, Michael / Bednarski, Dennis Brookside C.C. of Allentown (1)149
White, Richard / Cummins, William / McCorriston, Michael / Connelly, Kyran Jericho National GC/Makefield Highlands GC149
Felter, Robert / Timko, Joseph / Rudy, Jr., A. Fred / Radcliffe, Terry Lancaster Country Club (1)150
Lukens, John / McGlinchy, Thomas / Tofani, Rich / Greenway, William Sandy Run Country Club (1)151
Bernat, Rich / Cerulli, Bob / Herzog, Joseph / DePaul, John Sandy Run Country Club (3)153
Roberts, Stephen / Riggs, Louis / McCabe, James / Jones, Ben Manufacturers Golf & Country Club (2)153
Rorer, Ted / Stanley, Peter / Frazier, Christopher / von Seldeneck, G. Clay Sunnybrooky Golf Club (1)154
Barr, Donald / Grimes, David / Saling, John / Luckenbach, Jeffrey Kennett Square G&CC/Whitford CC155
Gelardi, Steve / Skilton, Frank / Moore, Edmund / Rutter, Rick Manufacturers Golf & Country Club (1) 157
Robertson, Frank / Hirsekorn, Frederick / Bresan, Vincent / Baduini, Paul Riverton CC/Tavistock CC158
Timms, Daniel / Rowson, Dave / Mackerell, Alexander / Ezzo, Jr., V. Kenneth Woodbury CC/Wildwood G&CC159
Dicandilo, Angelo / Wallin, Paul / LaSpada, Charles / Hamilton, III, Andrew The Springhaven Club (1)159
Gack, Conrad / Popolo, Fred / West, Don / Mellors, John Jericho National GC/Cherry Valley CC159
Young, M. Curtis / White, Charles / Schrader, Fred / McAlaine, Paul Merion Golf Club (1)160
Smith, Bill / Boyd, Edwin / Alexander, Clinton / Polinski, Tom Downingtown Golf Club (1)162
Creighton, Robert / Woolley, Michael / McIntyre, Ralph / Koval, George Tavistock CC/Rolling Green GC163
Smith, Bob / Clancy, Joe / Miller, Clinton / Millett, Arthur Little Mill CC/Pine Hill GC 163
*- decided in a scorecard playoff
Net Results
Name Club Total
Church, Hank / Santarlasci, Steve / Comey, David / Cellucci, Larry Rolling Green GC/Philadelphia CC 125
Schiller, Robert / Roberts, Ed / Yost, Vince / Gaffney, Joseph Cedarbrook CC/Manufacturers G&CC 127
Bernat, Rich / Cerulli, Bob / Herzog, Joseph / DePaul, John Sandy Run Country Club (3) 127
Rainford, Robert / Doviak, Raymond / McIntyre, Michael / Bednarski, Dennis Brookside C.C. of Allentown (1) 128
Mackelcan, Donald / Gordon, William / Ciconte, Jr., Thomas / VanGrofski, Thomas Wilmington Country Club (1) 129
Wiley, James / Wilson, Jim / Lovitz, David / Patton, John Lu Lu CC/Medford Lakes CC 129
Bennett, Gordon / Schindler, Dave / Zoks, James / Tusak, Fran Northampton CC/Silver Creek CC 130
Patrylo, Robert / Woolbert, Willard / Kelly, Jr., Vernon / Johanson, Charles Philadelphia Cricket Club (1) 130
Lukens, John / McGlinchy, Thomas / Tofani, Rich / Greenway, William Sandy Run Country Club (1)130
Howanski, Michael / Guinan, Andrew / Turner, John / Close, Patrick The Springhaven Club/Applebrook GC131
McLane, Joseph / Jacobson, Dave / Wolos, Joe / Weinfeld, Bill JC Melrose Country Club (1)131
Felter, Robert / Timko, Joseph / Rudy, Jr., A. Fred / Radcliffe, Terry Lancaster Country Club (1)131
Donatoni, Don / Rose, Michael / Bellis, Matthew / McDermott, Neil White Manor/Philmont/Llanerch/Commonwealth132
Perna, Dennis / Prendergast, James / Kunze, Frank / Fuhs, Thomas Spring Ford Country Club132
Lodovici, Robert / Pace, Louis / Proto, Robert / Olin, Joe Links GC/Little Mill CC/Medford Village CC132
Blackburn, Bill / Jester, Norman / Mac Donald, Ron / Brown, Fred The Springhaven Club/Downingtown GC/Concord CC132
Beck, Terrence / Hirsch, Barry / Posey, Nevin / McCartney, Glen Bellewood Golf Club (1) 132
Ashley, Donald / Shuman, Mark / Smith, Richard / Emmel, John Jr. Philadelphia CC/Philadelphia Publinks133
Thompson, Raymond / McFadden, Francis / Sawyer, Terry / Fraser, Douglas Greate Bay CC/Yardley CC/Overbrook GC133
Isola, Thomas / Holland, Jack / Corcoran, Mike / Yard, W. Scott Whitford Country Club (1)133
Howson, Jr., Jay / Sofranko, Michael / Casto, William / Fromal, Curt Coatesville CC/The Springhaven Club133
McGuinness, Walt / Lloyd, Jim / Pence, Stephen / Perkins, Homie Running Deer GC/Woodbury CC133
Roberts, Stephen / Riggs, Louis / McCabe, James / Jones, Ben Manufacturers Golf & Country Club (2)133
Robertson, Frank / Hirsekorn, Frederick / Bresan, Vincent / Baduini, Paul Riverton CC/Tavistock CC133
Kovach, Bill / McLaughlin, Jay / Mallouk, Thomas / Gaul, Gregory Lookaway GC/Mercer Oaks GC/Merion GC134
Gelardi, Steve / Skilton, Frank / Moore, Edmund / Rutter, Rick Manufacturers Golf & Country Club (1)134
Coyle, Sr., William / Mercaldo, Thomas / Shilling, Frederick / DiMarzio, John Saucon Valley CC/Sandy Run CC 135
Rocks, James / Hennessy, Robert / Harbison, William / Bickford, Bill Wedgewood CC/Sandy Run CC135
Rorer, Ted / Stanley, Peter / Frazier, Christopher / von Seldeneck, G. Clay Sunnybrooky Golf Club (1)135
Young, M. Curtis / White, Charles / Schrader, Fred / McAlaine, Paul Merion Golf Club (1)135
Mee, Tom / Young, John / Struck, Stuart / Martella, Joseph Sandy Run Country Club (2)136
White, Richard / Cummins, William / McCorriston, Michael / Connelly, Kyran Jericho National GC/Makefield Highlands GC136
Gack, Conrad / Popolo, Fred / West, Don / Mellors, John Jericho National GC/Cherry Valley CC136
Smith, Bob / Clancy, Joe / Miller, Clinton / Millett, Arthur Little Mill CC/Pine Hill GC136
Barr, Donald / Grimes, David / Saling, John / Luckenbach, Jeffrey Kennett Square G&CC/Whitford CC137
Smith, Bill / Boyd, Edwin / Alexander, Clinton / Polinski, Tom Downingtown Golf Club (1)138
Dicandilo, Angelo / Wallin, Paul / LaSpada, Charles / Hamilton, III, Andrew The Springhaven Club (1) 139
Creighton, Robert / Woolley, Michael / McIntyre, Ralph / Koval, George Tavistock CC/Rolling Green GC139
Timms, Daniel / Rowson, Dave / Mackerell, Alexander / Ezzo, Jr., V. Kenneth Woodbury CC/Wildwood G&CC 140