Bidermann’s Jeremiah tops Patterson Qualifier at Makefield - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 24, 2013

Bidermann’s Jeremiah tops Patterson Qualifier at Makefield

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Patterson Qualifier

  YARDLEY, Pa.–Bill Jeremiah’s game has been quiet the last couple of years. He said a previously unknown physical condition adversely affected his play. In the second and final 111th Joseph H. Patterson Cup Qualifier, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, on Thursday at Makefield Highlands Golf Club (par 71, 6,907 yards), Jeremiah pronounced himself, and his game, healthy and ready to go. Jeremiah, 44, of West Grove, Pa., carded an even-par 71 to earn medalist honors and one of the 28 available positions.

  The cutline fell at 77 with 31 players advancing to the championship proper on Aug. 8-9 at Cedarbrook Country Club.

  Jeremiah did not elaborate on his health condition other than to say, “I can’t wait [for the Championship]. I’m feeling good.” Jeremiah, a former golf professional, was reinstated as an amateur in 2002. In 2010, he announced his presence on the Golf Association of Philadelphia scene with a runner-up finish in the Middle-Amateur Championship. He also was the 2010 Patterson Cup Day 1 leader.

  “Eighteen-hole qualifiers are tough,” said Jeremiah. “Most of the time you’re just trying not to make a big number. I made four birdies and four bogeys. I’m very happy to make it to the tournament.”

  This will be Jeremiah’s fourth consecutive Patterson Cup.

  Jeremiah opened his round with a birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 457 yards) after knocking a 5-iron from 188 yards to six inches. An errant drive resulted in a bogey on No. 3 (par 3, 156 yards) before Jeremiah lifted a lob wedge from 60 yards to seven feet for a second birdie on No. 5 (par 4, 330 yards). A couple of bad swings resulted in three bogeys in a five-hole stretch before Jeremiah, who is in the Marine Lubricant business, righted the ship.

  He netted a two on the lengthy par 3, 14th (224 yards) after smashing a 5-iron to 25 feet. He added another birdie on No. 16 (par 4, 456 yards) after dropping a 7-iron from 166 yards to 15 feet and drained the putt.

  “It’s been a couple years since I’ve hit the ball well and putted well,” said Jeremiah. “At Fieldstone [in the 2013 GAP Middle-Amateur] I hit the ball great but had 36 putts each day. This month I’ve been starting to make some putts.”

  For the record, he had 29 putts today.

  The Joseph H. Patterson Cup is the second oldest Championship in the Golf Association of Philadelphia. The Patterson Cup started in 1900 and has been held in every year other than the World War II era (1943-45). Many of the Association’s great champions — J. Wood Platt, William Hyndman, III and R. Jay Sigel, to name a few — have their name engraved on the trophy.

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  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 143 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Name, club Score
William Jeremiah, Bidermann Golf Club 71
Mark Coassolo, Brookside C.C. of Allentown 72
Russell Hill, Old York CC at Chesterfield 72
Daniel Myers, French Creek Golf Club 73
Ryan Siegler, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 73
Scott Bergson, Little Mill Country Club 74
Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club 74
Kenneth Matt, Commonwealth National Golf Club 75
Vinay Ramesh, Yardley Country Club 75
Kenny Engel, Jr., North Hills Country Club 75
Jack Anderson, Yardley Country Club 75
Kevin Frost, Philadelphia Cricket Club 75
Thomas Fisher, North Hills Country Club 76
Andy Achenbach, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 76
Brud Hutchinson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 76
Joseph Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club 76
Dan Clark, Five Ponds Golf Club 76
Dave Caldwell, Philadelphia Publinks GA 76
Steven Gerhart, Bensalem Township Country Club 76
Tyler Sokolis, Commonwealth National Golf Club 76
Andrew Strock, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 77
James Bea, Spring Mill Country Club 77
Trey Swanson, Penn Oaks Golf Club 77
Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club 77
Alexander Maguire, Jr., Brookside Country Club 77
Michael Boden, Aronimink Golf Club 77
Johan van Schalkwyk, Merchantville Country Club 77
Brendan Worthy, Merion Golf Club 77
Peter Moran, Edgmont Country Club 77
James Schmidt, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 77
James Chojnacki, Little Mill Country Club 77
Failed to qualify
Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club 78
Geoffrey Cooper, Philadelphia Publinks GA 78
Jeff Klagholz, Applebrook Golf Club 78
Tyler Flagler, Talamore Country Club 78
Tom Piersanti, Saucon Valley Country Club 78
Mike Dunn, Little Mill Country Club 78
Ryan Worthy, Merion Golf Club 78
G. Patrick Dougherty, Philadelphia Cricket Club 78
Brian Dempster, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 78
Matt McGovern, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 78
Joe Kerrigan, Jr., Llanerch Country Club 79
Patrick O’Brien, North Hills Country Club 79
L.J. Georgetti, Wildwood Golf & Country Club 79
David Krausse, Jericho National Golf Club 79
Joseph Hughes, Little Mill Country Club 79
Vincent Budny, Metedeconk National Golf Club 79
Robert Bass, Sandy Run Country Club 79
Joe Dellicarpini, Philadelphia Cricket Club 79
James Bell, III, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 80
Frank Corrado, Jr., Jericho National Golf Club 80
Anthony List, Jr., Llanerch Country Club 80
Joseph Markmann, Talamore Country Club 80
Paul Bickford, Wedgwood Country Club 80
Shane Ennis, The Bucks Club 81
Kevin Haag, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 81
John Gosselin, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 81
Philip Formica, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 81
Sean Ebert, Commonwealth National Golf Club 82
Taylor Stansberry, Jericho National Golf Club 82
Nick Pocceschi, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 82
Steven Budenz, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 82
Nick Cappetti, Burlington Country Club 82
Mark Kosko, Sea Oaks Golf Club 82
James White, Philadelphia Cricket Club 82
Andres Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club 83
Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club 83
D.J. Quinn, Links Golf Club 83
Nate Cleveland, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 83
Jack Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 83
Alex Bauman, The Ridge at Back Brook 83
Ted Brennan, Philadelphia Country Club 84
Paul Yun, Applecross Country Club 84
Michael Hodges, The Springhaven Club 84
Royce Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club 84
John Mastronardo, Cedarbrook Country Club 85
Craig Lozak, Jr., Makefield Highlands Golf Club 85
Zack Burd, Burlington Country Club 86
Liam Lafferty, Links Golf Club 87
Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club 87
Todd Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club 89
Jonathan Kruse, Bala Golf Club 91
Matt Grubb, Overbrook Golf Club 96
Andrew Lawson, Waynesborough Country Club WD
Rob Rowe, Bent Creek Country Club WD
David Guertler, Laurel Creek Country Club WD
Ric Sucro, Cedarbrook Country Club WD
Robert Firth, Jr., Commonwealth National Golf Club WD

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