Cutrell heads U.S. Mid-Am Qualifier - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Aug 17, 2006

Cutrell heads U.S. Mid-Am Qualifier

  Cutrell’s first shot of the round landed 290 yards down the fairway, leaving him a little less than 150 yards to the hole. From there he stuck a 9-iron to within three feet of the hole for an easy birdie putt.

  A great start in its own right, but especially given the fact he arrived at his hotel late last night fresh off the three-day Pennsylvania Open Championship at Nemacoln at Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock Course in Farmington, Pa.

  “You know you have to make birdies to do well,” said the 42-year-old, who had to play in this qualifier because of a scheduling conflict, “so it really helps when you get one under your belt right away.”

  Apparently Cutrell would not be satisfied with just one birdie. The 2005-06 R. Jay Sigel Pennsylvania Amateur Match Play Champion reeled off back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes Nos. 17 (par 4, 393 yards), 18 (par 5, 575 yards) and 1 (par 4, 415 yards) to finish the day with six birdies and only one bogey.

  George “Buddy” Marucci, Jr., who garnered national attention when he was defeated by none other than Tiger Woods in the 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship final, 2-up, also qualified for the Mid-Am with a 3-under-par 69.

  The Captain of the 2007 USA Walker Cup squad and two-time GAP Amateur Champion (79, 85) said he hit the ball better than he has in a while.

  “I putted nicely today,” said Marucci, a former Patterson Cup champion (73, 93). “It’s nice to make it.”

  Playing in his 47th USGA event, the 53-year-old career amateur joins Cutrell and six other qualifiers heading to this year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur championship is set for Sept. 9-14 at Forest Highlands GC in Flagstaff, Ariz.

  The U.S. Mid-Amateur originated in 1981 for the amateur golfer of at least 25 years of age, the purpose of which to provide a formal national championship for the post-college player. The event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 3.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Player City Total
Arnold Cutrell Greensburg, PA 67
Daniel Pinciotti, Jr. Churchville, PA 68
George Marucci, Jr. Wayne, PA 69
Chip Lutz Reading, PA 70
Jamie Slonis Sewell, NJ 70
*Thomas Gramigna Haddonfield, NJ 71
*David West Downingtown, PA 71
*James Kieserman Dresher, PA 71
Alternates (in order)
*Francis Mc Fadden Newtown Square, PA 71
*John Brennan Norristown, PA 71
Failed to qualify
*Paul Rogowicz Yardley, PA 71
*P. Chet Walsh Wayne, PA 71
Douglas Gregor Phoenixville, PA 72
Marty Crounse Lawrenceville, NJ 72
Michael Moffat Warrington, PA 72
Motohiro Yogo Philadelphia, PA 72
Phil Ries Asbury, NJ 72
Steve Walczak Greenville, DE 72
Wayne Bartolacci Langhorne, PA 72
Brian Gillespie Wayne, PA 73
Chris Lange Bryn Mawr, PA 73
Jeff Hudson Center Valley, PA 73
Michael Buckley New York, NY 73
Thomas Dicinti Voorhees, NJ 73
Ajai Sirohi Princeton, NJ 74
Alexander Maguire Philadelphia, PA 74
Chad Marrone Staten Island, NY 74
Charles Whalen Paoli, PA 74
D. Drew Siok Audubon, NJ 74
Drew Panebianco Dresher, PA 74
Glenn Smeraglio Newtown, PA 74
Mark Dennish Skillman, NJ 74
Michael Tash Glassboro, NJ 74
Mike Danner Chalfont, PA 74
Phil Auerbach New York, NY 74
Chris Yard Downingtown, PA 75
David Frantz Easton, PA 75
Gary Stewart York, PA 75
Robert Arthur Marlton, NJ 75
Robin McCool Bethlehem, PA 75
Ryan Gelrod Warminster, PA 75
Steven Horky Hoboken, NJ 75
Ted Harris Yardley, PA 75
Thomas Timby, Jr. Doylestown, PA 75
Andrew Falcone Duxbury, MA 76
Geoffrey Cooper Philadelphia, PA 76
John Lovett Marlboro, NJ 76
John Mullins Royersford, PA 76
Keith Matt Lansdale, PA 76
Louis Giovi Ewing, NJ 76
Oscar Mestre Berwyn, PA 76
Peter Betzold Bel Air, MD 76
Alan Specht New York, NY 77
Douglas Goepfert Hershey, PA 77
Frank Corrado Washington Crossing, PA 77
James White Horsham, PA 77
Jeff Dellafranco Malvern, PA 77
Rich Thon Swarthmore, PA 77
Rob Kusek West Trenton, NJ 77
Brian Dobisch Warrington, PA 78
Charles Dowds Glenside, PA 78
Douglas Pearce Cranbury, NJ 78
Gerard Ascolese Red Bank, NJ 78
Glenn Courtney West Long Branch, NJ 78
Jim Gavaghan Newtown, PA 78
Michael Digiandomenico Elverson, PA 78
Michael Price Basking Ridge, NJ 78
Sean Leonard Haddonfield, NJ 78
Tom Piersanti Malvern, PA 78
Glen M. Schreiner Elkton, MD 79
Johan Van Schalkwyk Haddon Heights, NJ 79
John Quirk Glenside, PA 79
Michael Domenick Phoenixville, PA 79
Ansley Jessup Willingboro, NJ 81
Brian Piotrowski Woodbury, NJ 81
Eric Galm Bensalem, PA 81
Jack Helms Wallingford, PA 81
John Robinson North Wales, PA 81
Mark Hutchinson Yardley, PA 81
Stuart Francis Burlingame, CA 81
Anthony List Havertown, PA 82
Brad Sokol Wayne, PA 82
Frank Filippo Newtown, PA 82
Kenneth Sheppard Pitman, NJ 82
Michael Decapua Easton, PA 82
Ryan Morrissey Newark, DE 82
Bryan Marvin Horsham, PA 83
Ronan Culligan Washington Crossing, PA 83
Stephen Valahovic Englewood, NJ 84
Andrew Speaker Newtown, PA 86
Al Flora Wilkes-Barre, PA 87
Burton McHugh Philadelphia, PA 87
Sean Braddish New Hope, PA 87
Gerald Ryan West Chester, PA 88
Jeffrey Kutner Princeton, NJ 89
Robert Falls West Chester, PA 89
Andrew Abrams Bryn Mawr, PA WD
Andy Achenbach Royersford, PA WD
Bruce Clifford Bensalem, PA WD
Damon Taylor Wilmington, DE WD
Dan Levinson New York, NY NS
Daniel Afghani Orlando, FL NS
David Caldwell Pottstown, PA NC
David Derminio Coopersburg, PA WD
Donald Meyer Washington, DC WD
Duke Delcher Bluffton, SC NS
Glenn Morris Old Greenwich, CT WD
Jhoon Chang Ardmore, PA WD
Joseph Cunningham Blue Bell, PA NC
Richard Siderowf Westport, CT WD
Robert Hanington Califon, NJ DQ
Robert Morris Great Falls, VA WD
Tom Brower Freehold, NJ WD
William Kelly King of Prussia, PA WD
WD-withdrawal; NS-no show; NC-no card; DQ-disqualified
*-determined in playoff

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