May 16, 2023

#BMWPhillyAm Qualifying: Berwick

Huntsville’s Lugiano tops Am. Qualifying

Huntsville Golf Club’s Robert Lugiano carded a 4-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors in BMW Philadelphia Amateur Qualifying Tuesday at Berwick Golf Club (par 71, 6,493 yards).

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Lugiano, 21, of Jackson Township, Pa., led the field earning one of two qualifying positions and ties available for the Championship proper. The cut line stopped at 1-under-par 70.

The 123rd BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship will take place June 12-14 & 17 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

The next qualifying event will take place May 18 at Little Mill Country Club

BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
Originating in 1897, the Amateur Championship is GAP’s premiere individual event. Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Albert H. Smith captured the first Amateur Championship by defeating J.D. Winsor of Merion Cricket Club in 37 holes. The event’s format switched to medal play in 1938. J. Wood Platt went on to win two consecutive Amateurs under that format. His brother William “Zimmer” Platt earned the 1940 title at Philadelphia Cricket Club by being the only competitor to finish all 72 holes. The event’s format reverted back to match play in 1941. The Amateur Championship wasn’t contested from 1943-45 because of World War II. Overall, 34 courses have hosted the Amateur.

GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Qualifiers
Name, clubScore
Robert Lugiano, Huntsville Golf Club67
William Pabst, Elmhurst Country Club70
Alternate
Ryan Borrmann, Five Ponds Golf Club75
Failed to qualify
Gerald Haftmann, Rolling Green Golf Club76
Jonathan Wilson, Irem Country Club77
Sean Kelly, Bucknell Golf Club79
Nick Verrecchio, Rolling Green Golf Club79
Tom Cicini, Berwick Golf Club80
Cade Kelleher, Country Club of Scranton84
Conor Matteo, Valley Country Club85
Brian Walsh, Galloway National Golf ClubWD
Frank Kacvinsky, Country Club of ScrantonWD
WD – withdraw

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