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Brookreson heads USGA Sr. Am. Qualifier

 MT. HOLLY, N.J.– David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., carded a 1-over-par 71 to earn medallist honors Monday to advance to his third USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

  Brookreson, the 2004-05 Golf Association of Philadelphia Senior Player of the Year, fired four birdies and was on track to finish in red numbers before his lack of local course knowledge came into play on No. 18 (par 4, 315 yards) when his approach shot landed hole-high but right of the green in thick rough causing him to card a double bogey.

  “This is a great golf course with good par 4s,” said Brookreson, GAP’s three-time Senior Silver Cross Award winner (2004-06). “I just didn’t realize the green on No. 18 went as far left as it did and I left it in a tough spot.”

  On No. 16, the 2005 GAP Senior Amateur Champion stroked a smooth 6-iron from 163 yards out to within four feet right of the cup, leaving him a tap-in birdie putt to help him advance to his third USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

  “I’m just going to go out there and try my best,” Brookreson said.

  Bartolacci, who was 1-under on the 12th tee, pulled a 5-iron out of bounds, hit his second shot off the rocks into the drink and two-putted for a 7.

  “It’s all my caddie’s fault,” joked Bartolacci of his troubles on No. 12. “Today was a really good test of golf for us old guys.”

  The 2007 USGA Senior Amateur Championship is scheduled for Sept. 1-6 at Flint Hills National GC in Andover, Kan. The inaugural USGA Senior Amateur was held in 1955 at Belle Meade CC in Nashville, Tenn. The event, for those who are 55 or older on or before the day the championship begins, is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or lower.

  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 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 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.

Qualifiers
Name City Total
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley, PA 71
O. Gordon Brewer Pine Valley, NJ 72
Robert Ockenfuss Perkasie, PA 72
Thomas Bartolacci Washington Crossing, PA 72
Alternates (in order)
*Allan Small Florham Park, NJ 73
*Jim Haynie North Wales, PA 73
Failed to qualify
*Francis Mc Fadden Newtown Square, PA 73
*Frank Polizzi Plymouth Meeting, PA 73
*Peter Nicholson Briarcliff Manor, NY 73
*Roc Irey Furlong, PA 73
Craig Scott Marshalls Creek, PA 74
Michael Rose Huntingdon Valley, PA 75
Charles McClaskey Elkton, MD 76
James Sullivan Abington, PA 76
Bill Lawler West Wyoming, PA 77
Joe Polizzano Stratford, CT 77
Kenneth Gaskill Moorestown, NJ 77
Michael Dutill Maple Glen, PA 77
Michael Egan Doylestown, PA 77
Neil McDermott Newtown Square, PA 77
Bob Majczan Richboro, PA 78
Charles Wilkins Medford, NJ 78
Edward Gregorczyk Moosic, PA 78
Eugene Maginnis Maple Glen, PA 78
Gibby Young Newark, DE 78
Hugh Kenworthy Newtown Square, PA 78
Joel McFadden Exton, PA 78
Chaney Ferrell Piscataway, NJ 79
Charles Jones Collegeville, PA 79
Charles McDowell Wilmington, DE 79
Donald Ashley Newtown Square, PA 79
Doug Kahl Mystic Island, NJ 79
James Prendergast Limerick, PA 79
Michael Rowland Emmaus, PA 79
Jay Howson Malvern, PA 80
Jon Finger Scarborough, NY 80
Michael Nilon Gladwyne, PA 80
Richard Smith Villanova, PA 80
Steve Daley Jenkintown, PA 80
Bob Howe Larchmont, NY 81
Carl Everett Havertown, PA 81
Ed Chylinski Gulph Mills, PA 81
Ned Steiner Roseland, NJ 81
Rick Pogany Burlington, NJ 81
Thomas Dicinti Voorhees, NJ 81
Robert Billings Media, PA 82
Theodore Beringer Bryn Mawr, PA 82
Thomas Mallouk Doylestown, PA 82
Rich Kovacs Bethlehem, PA 83
Walter Sharis Plymouth, MA 83
Bill McCloskey Doylestown, PA 84
Bill Vostinak Allentown, PA 84
Daniel Burton Lititz, PA 84
Dennis Campbell Orwigsburg, PA 84
Greg Gaul Wayne, PA 84
Matthew Bellis Ambler, PA 85
Michael Hayes Mays Landing, NJ 86
Vick Kelly Wyndmoor, PA 88
David Beasten Birdsboro, PA 89
Willard Woolbert Fort Washington, PA 89
Bernie Zbrzeznj Lafayette Hill, PA WD
Ernest Eichenberg III Berwyn, PA WD
Gary Daniels Center Valley, PA WD
Joe Grubb Lyndell, PA WD
Mark Mulvoy Rye, NY WD
Robin McCool Bethlehem, PA WD
Thomas Mairone Glen Mills, PA WD
Tom Graham Southport, CT WD
*-determined in a playoff; WD-withdrawal