Aug 06, 2014

CNGC’s Teesdale holds Round 1 lead of Patterson Cup

Matt Teesdale of Commonwealth National Golf Club finished
his round with this birdie on No. 18 (par 4, 440 yards).

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HADDONFIELD, N.J.–Matt Teesdale is no longer an Association revelation. The rising Temple University senior has morphed into a scintillating sensation.

  Teesdale, of Commonwealth National Golf Club, posted a Tavistock Country Club (par 72, 6,818 yards) competitive course record of 6-under-par 66 on Wednesday in the opening round of the 112th Joseph H. Patterson Cup. He leads by one stroke heading into tomorrow’s final 18 holes.

  Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. with the leaders; Teesdale, Braden Shattuck of the Golf Course at Glen Mills and Cole Berman of Philadelphia Cricket Club beginning at 10:50 a.m.

  Teesdale entered the Patterson off a victory in the 110th Open Championship exactly two weeks ago, his first in the Golf Association of Philadelphia. A win tomorrow opens a chest of treasures. It would be Teesdale’s first Patterson victory; it would secure the Silver Cross Award and likely result in a coronation atop the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year. In a bit of an oddity, a triumph would mirror the 2013 accomplishments of Owls’ teammate Brandon Matthews.

  “I’m just trying to keep playing good golf,” said Teesdale, 23, of Maple Glen, Pa. “I figured if I could take advantage of the par 5s, I would definitely have a good chance to shoot a good number. My game plan was to birdie the par 5s and par everything else.”

  Teesdale, who started at 8:40 a.m., opened his round with a bogey. He finished with seven birdies and 10 pars.

  He responded to the first-hole bogey with a two-putt birdie on No. 2 (par 5, 544 yards) after hitting the green from 219 yards with a 5-iron and stopping the ball 25 feet from the hole. He added another two-putt birdie on the par 5, 552-yard 5th and then another on No. 6 (par 4, 426 yards) after dropping a 6-iron from 180 yards to five feet.

  On the back nine, Teesdale, who finished second to Matthews a year ago, heated up. He knocked a wedge from 20 yards to two feet on No. 10 (par 4, 341 yards); lofted an 80-yard sand wedge to eight feet on No. 12 (par 4, 415 yards) and on No. 15 (par 5, 542 yards) drove over the left trees before knocking a pitching wedge from 124 yards to 15 feet, where he two putted. On the final hole, Teesdale closed it out in style. He soared a 9-iron from 140 yards to 20 feet left and below the hole. He drained the putt from the right side door.

  Teesdale’s birdie on No. 15 was a bit of good fortune. And indicative of the roll he’s been on. Initially, his ball appeared destined for a woody grave. Instead it cleared the trees and found the left rough with a perfect angle to the flag.

  “I thought if I couldn’t find it I was going to give at least two back to the field,” said Teesdale. “I knew that was the play though because I hit 2-iron in the practice round yesterday. There is a lot more real estate down there than the top right of the fairway.”

  No. 15 is a dog-leg left of almost 90 degrees.

  Shattuck was a late entrant into Thursday’s final grouping.

  Playing in the afternoon, the 19-year-old Aston, Pa. resident birdied three of his final four holes for a closing 31 (he played the front nine last). The highlight, a chip-in on No. 6 (par 4, 426 yards) from 20-yards out in the right rough for a 3. He closed with a 5-iron to seven feet on No. 8 (par 3, 211 yards) and a 115-yard sand wedge to 20 feet on No. 9 (par 4, 357 yards) for red figures.

  The cut line fell at 76 with 61 players advancing to Day 2.

  As previously stated, Teesdale remains a strong candidate to take the Silver Cross. The Silver Cross is awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying rounds of the Amateur Championship and both rounds in the Patterson Cup.

  He holds a five-shot lead on Aaron Fricke of Honeybrook Golf Club and six-shot edge on Michael McDermott of Merion Golf Club.

  A total of 22 players finished at even-par or better.

  Berman’s 4-under 68 could have huge Junior Division implications. The two-time reigning Junior Player of the Year will find a third straight season-ending honor with a top finish.

  Lurking three shots back is Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Osberg won the 2010 Patterson Cup.

  “I played well enough to shoot a good score like Matt did but clearly you don’t want to leave yourself out of the tournament on the first day,” said Osberg, 30, of West Chester, Pa. “I’d say it’s good to be in the hunt. It’s going to be tough to make up three strokes on [Matt].”

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Name, clubScores
Matthew Teesdale, Commonwealth National Golf Club66
Braden Shattuck, Golf Course at Glen Mills67
Cole Berman, Philadelphia Cricket Club68
Jeff Osberg, Huntingdon Valley Country Club69
Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club70
James Kania, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club71
Benjamin Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club71
Benjamin Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club71
Alex Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club71
Sean Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club71
Matthew Crescenzo, Philmont Country Club71
Sean Semenetz, Philadelphia Cricket Club71
Aaron Fricke, Honeybrook Golf Club71
Geoffrey Cooper, North Hills Country Club72
Peter Barron, III, Stone Harbor Golf Club72
Ben Feld, Green Valley Country Club72
Thomas Gramigna, Tavistock Country Club72
James Braunsberg, Blue Bell Country Club72
Bill Jeremiah, Bidermann Golf Club72
Jalen Griffin, Talamore Country Club72
Andy Latowski, Philadelphia Cricket Club72
Mark Benevento, Jr., Greate Bay Country Club72
Michael McDermott, Merion Golf Club73
Jack Wallace, Philadelphia Cricket Club73
Oliver White, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club73
Louis Kelly, Jr., Philmont Country Club73
Patrick Ross, Huntsville Golf Club73
Scott McNeil, Philadelphia Publinks GA73
Zachary Herr, Jericho National Golf Club74
Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club74
Michael Kania, Overbrook Golf Club74
Sean Coyle, Llanerch Country Club74
P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club74
Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club74
William McGuinness, Tavistock Country Club74
Kevin Conners, Jr., Whitford Country Club74
Anthony Sebastianelli, Glen Oak Country Club74
Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club75
Gary Daniels, Applebrook Golf Club75
Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club75
Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club75
Daniel Furman, Commonwealth National Golf Club75
Grant Skyllas, LedgeRock Golf Club75
Kyle Martin, Commonwealth National Golf Club75
Thomas E. Timby, Jr., The Bucks Club75
Roland Massimino, Jericho National Golf Club75
Peter Moran, Edgmont Country Club76
Shawn Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club76
John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club76
Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks Golf Course76
Michael Brown, Mercer Oaks Golf Course76
Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club76
Matthew Gaffney, Little Mill Country Club76
Evan Thornton, Berkshire Country Club76
Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club76
James Gillespie, Wedgwood Country Club76
Russell Hill, Old York CC at Chesterfield76
Ryan Siegler, Makefield Highlands Golf Club76
Joe Kerrigan, Jr., Llanerch Country Club76
Steve Cerbara, Makefield Highlands Golf Club76
Mark Hill, Jr., Rolling Green Golf Club76
Failed to qualify
Ryan Gelrod, Philadelphia Cricket Club77
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club77
Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club77
Robert Galbreath, Jr., Philmont Country Club77
John Murphy, II, Wildwood Golf & Country Club77
Christopher Crawford, Spring Mill Country Club77
Max Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club77
Ryan Walker, St. Davids Golf Club77
Mac Ryan, Overbrook Golf Club77
Matthew Walsh, Overbrook Golf Club77
John Samaha, Old York Road Country Club77
Kevin Frost, Philadelphia Cricket Club77
Mark Farley, Lu Lu Country Club77
Gregory Goodreds, Talamore Country Club77
Rodney James, Golden Oaks Golf Club78
Scott Storck, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
Matt Cocco, Commonwealth National Golf Club78
John Gosselin, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club78
Joshua Isler, Chester Valley Golf Club78
Steve Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
Andrew Carber, Talamore Country Club78
Dan Rudershausen, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club78
Jason Loehrs, Philadelphia Publinks GA78
Jonathan Radick, Northampton Valley Country Club78
Brandan Bree, Fieldstone Golf Club78
Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club79
Kenneth Matt, Commonwealth National Golf Club79
Michael Carr, Plymouth Country Club79
Kevin Genuardi, Cedarbrook Country Club79
Luke Liddell, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club79
James Pokorny, Golf Course at Glen Mills79
Andrew Dietz, Laurel Creek Country Club79
Zachary Falone, Rolling Green Golf Club79
Michael Beran, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve79
Drew Petri, Jericho National Golf Club79
David West, Whitford Country Club80
Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club80
Brad McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club80
Anthony List, Jr., Llanerch Country Club80
Cody Dazen, Little Mill Country Club80
Joseph Dulka, Bellewood Country Club80
Daniel Myers, French Creek Golf Club80
Joe April, Philadelphia Cricket Club80
Kevin Haag, Makefield Highlands Golf Club80
Adam Bracy, Rancocas Golf Club80
Bradley Roberts, Little Mill Country Club81
Michael Rogers, Wildwood Golf & Country Club81
Eric Slawter, St. Davids Golf Club81
Chuck Lynch, Jr., Whitemarsh Valley Country Club81
Brian Dempster, Mercer Oaks Golf Course81
Jesse Bingaman, Northampton Country Club81
Evan Notaro, Woodstone Country Club81
Joe Perese, Philmont Country Club81
Steve Skurla, White Manor Country Club81
Joe Chambers, Chester Valley Golf Club81
David Liotta, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club82
Brian Fischer, Commonwealth National Golf Club82
Will Flood, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club82
Dawson Anders, Indian Valley Country Club82
Ty Krieger, Lancaster Country Club82
Mark Kosko, Sea Oaks Golf Club83
Jon Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club83
Trey Swanson, Penn Oaks Golf Club83
Lodie Van Tonder, Sakima Country Club83
Michael Tash, Tavistock Country Club84
Greg O’Connor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club84
Brett Murphy, Wildwood Golf & Country Club84
Tom DiCinti, Old York CC at Chesterfield85
Alexander Maguire, Jr., Brookside Country Club85
Tim Westfall, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve85
Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club85
J.B. Bradbeer, Merion Golf Club85
Joseph Hughes, Little Mill Country Club85
Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club86
Frankie Brigidi, Philadelphia Cricket Club87
Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country ClubWD
Ryan Worthy, Merion Golf ClubWD
Gary McCabe, RiverCrest Golf Club & PreserveWD
Paul Bickford, Wedgwood Country ClubWD
Craig Hornberger, Lancaster Country ClubWD
Philip Formica, Makefield Highlands Golf ClubDQ
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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