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Yardley’s Sterbinsky youngest ever to take Amateur medalist honors

  NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.-Age is only a number for Kyle Sterbinsky of Yardley Country Club.

  The 16 year old became the youngest medalist in the 113-year history of the Amateur Championship on Wednesday when stroke play qualifying was completed at Aronimink Golf Club (par 70, 6,842 yards) and St. Davids Golf Club (par 70, 6,597 yards). Two lengthy weather delays forced the finish into Wednesday.

  “It means a lot. To be at the top of this kind of field is great,” said the junior at the Peddie School. “I feel pretty comfortable playing with the older guys. I play with them all the time at the club.”

  Sterbinsky carded a 68 at St. Davids yesterday before completing the final 10 holes of his second round today at Aronimink and posting a 71. He matched three birdies and three bogeys in that span to finish 1 over. His 1-under 139 total was one better than Conrad Von Borsig of White Manor Country Club.

  Sterbinsky primarily competes in the national AJGA junior events. Last June, he won the AJGA Quad Cities Junior at Shore Hills Country Club in East Moline, Ill. This year, his top finish was a tie for 12th in the HP Boys Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

  This is Sterbinsky’s second Amateur Championship. He qualified for match play in 2010 as a 14 year old at Manufacturers Golf & Country Club but fell in the quarterfinals.

  Sterbinsky can’t officially be contacted by college coaches until Sept. 1 of this year. However, he has already taken a number of visits. He said his next batch will include Duke University, the University of Florida, the University of Texas and Wake Forest University.

  The cutline for the low 32 players landed at 147. There was a playoff with five players competing for two spots. Ben Cooley of Huntingdon Valley Country Club and Glenn Smeraglio of Mercer Oaks Golf Course parred No. 1 (par 4, 412 yards) to advance. Smeraglio finished the hole first was seeded No. 31.

Jarmas cards an ace
  Princeton University rising senior Greg Jarmas of Overbrook Golf Club made his first career hole in one at Aronimink’s par 3 fifth hole. Playing 171 yards, Jarmas struck a solid choke-down eight iron that started just right of the flag before falling into the cup. He followed up the hole in one by rolling in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 384 yard par 4 sixth hole.

  Jarmas was the 112th Amateur Championship runner-up to Brian Colbert after falling in the 36 hole final match, 6 & 4. Jarmas noted that he feels like a much better player this year, but also felt a little bit of pressure to back up last year’s performance.

  Jarmas gained confidence after winning the 2013 Ivy League Championship, and plans to play in multiple events throughout the summer. Those events include: the North and South Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.; the Open Championship Qualifier at Penn Oaks Golf Club; and the Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Cedarbrook Country Club, which he is exempt for in 2013.

Philadelphia Cricket Club surge continues
  Philadelphia Cricket Club’s strong play this season continued at the Amateur.

  A total of five Philadelphia Cricket Club players advanced into the match play bracket.

  Leading that charge was Brendan Borst, who qualified as the No. 6 seed with a score of 2-over-par 142. Cole Berman is seeded No. 20; John Brennan No. 21; P.J. Bartholomew No. 25 and Joe April No. 27.

  Earlier this season, Philadelphia Cricket Club captured the GAP Team Matches for the first time in the event’s 113-year history.

Match play draw
  If this year’s bracket appears to be filled with a bunch of new names, that’s because it is. In comparison to the 2012 match play draw, there are 22 of 32 new qualifiers this year. Of that group, three are former Amateur Champions, P.J. Bartholomew (2007), Michael McDermott (2008) and Conrad Von Borsig (2009). Michael Hyland, the 2000 and 2011 Amateur Champion, also made match play for a fourth consecutive year.

Name, clubR1R2Total
Kyle Sterbinsky, Yardley Country Club68S71A139
Conrad Von Borsig, White Manor Country Club69A71S140
Michael McDermott, Merion Golf Club68A73S141
Michael Kania, Overbrook Golf Club69S72A141
Zachary Herr, Jericho National Golf Club69A73S142
Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club74A68S142
Matthew Finger, Wedgwood Country Club68A74S142
Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club69S73A142
Alexander Hicks, Wildwood Golf & Country Club69S73A142
Brendan Borst, Philadelphia Cricket Club70A72S142
Peter Barron, III, Stone Harbor Golf Club72A71S143
Matthew Teesdale, Commonwealth National Golf Club70S73A143
Benjamin Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club70A73S143
Brandon Dalinka, The Ridge at Back Brook72A71S143
Michael Johnson, Talamore Country Club71S72A143
Christopher Crawford, Spring Mill Country Club70A73S143
Kyle Martin, Commonwealth National Golf Club71S72A143
Paul Tighe, Little Mill Country Club75S68A143
Cory Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club71S73A144
James Kania, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club70S74A144
Cole Berman, Philadelphia Cricket Club74S70A144
John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club69A76S145
Tucker Koch, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve74A71S145
Christopher Ault, Yardley Country Club71A74S145
Charles Cai, Mercer Oaks Golf Course72A73S145
Philip Bartholomew, Philadelphia Cricket Club71S74A145
Stephen Dressel, St. Davids Golf Club75A71S146
Grant Skyllas, Moselem Springs Golf Club75S71A146
Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club72S74A146
Christopher Fuga, Phoenixville Country Club74A72S146
Joe April, Philadelphia Cricket Club74A72S146
*Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks Golf Course70S77A147
*Benjamin Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77S70A147
 
Failed to qualify
*G. Patrick Dougherty, Philadelphia Cricket Club69S78A147
*Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club73S74A147
*Brandon Matthews, Glenmaura National Golf Club71S76A147
Thomas Gramigna, Tavistock Country Club73S75A148
Joseph Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club76A72S148
Brock Kovach, Berkshire Country Club74S74A148
Craig Hornberger, Lancaster Country Club71A77S148
Nelson Hargrove, Merion Golf Club76A73S149
Greg Jarmas, Overbrook Golf Club73S76A149
Jack Wallace, Philadelphia Cricket Club75A74S149
Michael Carr, Plymouth Country Club72S78A150
William Jeremiah, Bidermann Golf Club72S78A150
Bobby Svigals, Radnor Valley Country Club73S77A150
Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club75S75A150
Michael Beran, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve71S79A150
Scott McNeil, Bala Golf Club73S77A150
Matthew Crescenzo, Philmont Country Club75S75A150
JD Dornes, Meadia Heights Golf Club73A77S150
Jason Loehrs, Philadelphia Publinks GA75S75A150
Ben Feld, Green Valley Country Club75A76S151
Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club74S77A151
Joseph Fabrizio, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club74S77A151
T.J. Summers, Commonwealth National Golf Club77S74A151
John Fasy, Wilmington Country Club73S78A151
Russell Hill, Old York CC at Chesterfield77S74A151
Matthew Walsh, Overbrook Golf Club76A75S151
Sean Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club73A78S151
Chris Esbenshade, Bent Creek Country Club75S77A152
James Braunsberg, Blue Bell Country Club76A76S152
Joshua Isler, Chester Valley Golf Club77A75S152
Kevin Conners, Jr., Whitford Country Club74S78A152
Michael Tash, Tavistock Country Club74A79S153
Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club76S77A153
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club75A78S153
P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club76A77S153
Patrick Ross, Glenmaura National Golf Club75A78S153
Eamon Marone, Northampton Country Club73S80A153
Peter Moran, Edgmont Country Club76S78A154
Paul Carbone, Jr., Old York Road Country Club78S76A154
Evan Thornton, Berkshire Country Club79S75A154
Stephen Hudacek III, Glenmaura National Golf Club76A78S154
James Bea, Spring Mill Country Club77S78A155
Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club77A78S155
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77A78S155
Zach Allinson, Lehigh Country Club75S80A155
Liam McAnally, Applecross Country Club78S77A155
Patrick Knott, Merion Golf Club78S77A155
Mariano Medico, Fox Hill Country Club79A76S155
Michael Brown, Philadelphia Publinks GA77A79S156
Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club77A79S156
David Liotta, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club79S77A156
Alex Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club76S80A156
Robert Good, Merion Golf Club73S83A156
Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club79S78A157
Travis Gahman, Philadelphia Publinks GA79S78A157
Eric Ostrosky, Northampton Country Club80A77S157
Brendan Young, Chester Valley Golf Club80A77S157
Simon Hagger, Fieldstone Golf Club78S79A157
Robert Galbreath, Jr., Philmont Country Club77A81S158
Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club83S76A159
Pat Pasquariello, Philadelphia Country Club81A78S159
Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton Country Club79A80S159
Paul Yun, Applecross Country Club81A78S159
Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborough Country Club84S75A159
David West, Whitford Country Club77A83S160
Jim Rattigan, Schuylkill Country Club82A78S160
Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club81S79A160
Dwight Diorio, Rolling Green Golf Club81S79A160
Jimmy Pokorny, Golf Course at Glen Mills83A78S161
Andrew Jaskel, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club80A81S161
Jalen Griffin, Talamore Country Club81A82S163
Jon-Michael Socaris, Broad Run Golfers’ Club81A82S163
Kevin Delaney, Downingtown Country Club81A83S164
Zachary Falone, Rolling Green Golf Club83S87A170
Rodney James, Golden Oaks Golf Club76SWDAWD
Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club82AWDSWD
Todd Vonderheid, Huntsville Golf Club80AWDSWD
Brian McDermott, Llanerch Country Club77AWDSWD
Matthew Gaffney, Little Mill Country Club76SWDAWD
Mark Czerniakowski, Blue Bell Country Club78AWDSWD
Joseph Russo, Laurel Creek Country Club78SWDAWD
Michael Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club80AWDSWD
Michael Cook, Applebrook Golf Club83SWDAWD
Blayze DiPasquale, Makefield Highlands Golf Club77AWDSWD
John Alterman, Commonwealth National Golf Club85AWDSWD
Andrew Dietz, Laurel Creek Country Club84AWDSWD
Brian Kenny, Greate Bay Country Club77AWDSWD
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club82SWDAWD
Robert Cunningham, Overbrook Golf Club80SWDAWD
Michael Moffat, Commonwealth National Golf Club77AWDSWD
Edward Kelly, Jr., Old York Road Country Club83SWDAWD
Sean Torpey, Commonwealth National Golf Club82AWDSWD
Blake Cleary, Wilmington Country Club79AWDSWD
Stewart Rickenbach, Talamore Country Club77AWDSWD
Kevin McDermott, Llanerch Country Club73SWDAWD
Steve Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club78AWDSWD
George Petrellis, Blue Bell Country Club77AWDSWD
Anthony Apostolico, Back Creek Golf Club74SWDAWD
 
*determined in playoff; WD-withdrawal
A-Aronimink; S-St. Davids