Jul 30, 2014

Dorminy, Prendergast take 55th Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play

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 WEST CHESTER, Pa. — To keep their games fresh during an oppressive winter, Marty Dorminy and James Prendergast frequently practiced at Golf364, an indoor facility in Linfield, Pa. That’s where the two met, became friends and subsequently made plans to compete in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 55th Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play at Concord Country Club (par 71, 6,419 yards).

  The arrangement turned into a memorable one for the new friends and golf compatriots. Dorminy, of Spring Ford Country Club, and Prendergast, a Philadelphia Publinks GA member, prevailed in a scorecard playoff over Lancaster Country Club’s Daniel Burton and Kenneth Phillips and Chester Valley Golf Club’s Ed Chylinski and Ken Silverwood. All three teams finished with scores of 3-under-par 68.

  The scorecard tiebreaker, as recommended by the USGA, is total score for the last nine holes. That method still produced a tie, so it came down to the last six holes. The team of Dorminy and Prendergast completed that stretch in 1 under.

  “Play well. That was our strategy,” Dorminy, 59, of Collegeville, Pa., said. “I never played the golf course before. Every tee, we were looking out there and trying to figure out where to hit it and how far you could hit it. That seemed to work out pretty good most holes.”

  “We get along very well out there. We just play to each other’s strengths,” Prendergast, 62, of Limerick, Pa., added. “The fairways and greens were in great shape today. It was a nice, challenging course.”

  Although the friendship is fresh, Dorminy and Prendergast entered Concord with experience as teammates. They finished second in the Philadelphia Publinks GA’s Better-Ball Championship in May. A bogey on the last hole sealed their status then.

  The Dorminy and Prendergast team immediately erased that memory Wednesday with a birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 376 yards). Dorminy stopped a sand wedge from 76 yards at a foot. The par 4, 358-yard No. 5 presented a similar scene, with Dorminy using the same club from the yardage to set up a five-footer for 3. Prendergast snatched his partner’s subpar style on the back side by inking red of his own. On the demanding 11th hole (par 3, 180 yards), he powered a 4-hybrid to 12 feet and dropped the uphill putt. Prendergast hit an 8-iron 130 yards to four feet on No. 13 (par 4, 391 yards).

  Only one hole brewed a bogey for the Dorminy and Prendergast team. Both players missed the No. 12 (par 4, 393 yards) green with their approaches; Dorminy misjudged the wind and threw a 6-iron onto a false front. Prendergast caught the right greenside bunker with a 4-hybrid.

  Untapped birdie chances at Dorminy’s hands coming in prevented an outright victory. Dorminy failed to convert a six-footer on No. 17 (par 4, 318 yards), and on No. 18 (par 5, 506 yards), he watched a 4-wood from 227 yards crash into the green’s bank and roll 20 feet below the flagstick. A careful chip settled four feet.

  When asked if more rounds together await the two this year, Dorminy and Prendergast, a pair of golf nuts, turned to each other, paused for a moment and smiled.

  “I’m sure we will,” Prendergast said. “It’s weird that we had never played together. We have mutual friends in the game who play a lot of golf.”

  “I’m sure each of us will play a lot more rounds,” Dorminy added.

  A scorecard tiebreaker also determined the Super-Senior victors Wednesday. The teams of John Ayres and David Jordan, Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr. and Edward Pappas, and Rich Green and James (Jay) Ward all finished at even-par 71. Green and Ward, of Cedarbrook Country Club, emerged as the winners, thanks to a birdie on the last hole.

NOTES
  Philadelphia Country Club’s Michael Nilon aced the par 3, 180 yard 11th hole with a 3-hybrid. It wasn’t the tournament’s only hole-in-one, however. Philadelphia Publinks GA’s Thomas Mairone aced the par 3, 160-yard 15th hole with a 6-iron.

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Gross Division
Senior
Name, club Score
*Marty Dorminy/James Prendergast, Spring Ford CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA 68
Ken Silverwood/Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley GC 68
Kenneth Phillips/Daniel Burton, Lancaster CC 68
Bruce Jackson/Rob Francis, Brookside CC 69
Stan Zabytko/Norman Jester, Downingtown CC/Loch Nairn GC 69
Peter Dilullo/Robert Billings, Rolling Green GC/Applebrook GC 70
Robert Wagner/J. Kirk Luntey, Merion GC 70
Buck Jones/Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Philadelphia CC 70
Joseph Russo/Mark Walker, Laurel Creek CC 70
Steven Lucas/Roc Irey, Lookaway GC/White Manor CC 70
Mark Metaxas/Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National GC 71
Walter Waryga/Harold Schweitzer, Broad Run GC/Concord CC 72
Ralph Bincarowsky/Frank Kovalcheck, Kennett Square G&CC 72
Thomas Hyland/Byron Whitman, Little Mill CC/Golden Oaks GC 72
Steven Walczak/Thomas Humphrey, Wilmington CC 72
Bob Majczan/Michael Quinn, Lookaway GC/Edgmont CC 72
Thomas Mairone/Bob Stewart, Philadelphia Publinks GA 73
Phil Remig/George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley CC 73
Alexander Maguire, Sr./Pat Romano, Brookside CC 73
Bob Arthur/Thomas Grimac, Tavistock CC 73
Michael Domenick/James Muller, Phoenixville CC/Manufacturers G&CC 73
Paul Koelling/Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay CC 74
Robert Lodovici/Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill CC 74
Dave Knox/Ron Weaver, Bent Creek CC 74
Bruce Gladish/Wayne Morra, Sandy Run CC 75
Super Senior
Name, club
Score
*Rich Green/James Ward, Cedarbrook CC
71
Edward Pappas/Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr., Rolling Green GC
71
John Ayres/David Jordan, Trump National – Philadelphia/Sakima CC
71
L.D. Davis/Curt Fromal, The Springhaven Club
72
Charles Whipple/Robert Peterman, Huntingdon Valley CC
72
Barry Emich/Gerald Eckert, Bent Creek CC
73
Nicholas Wanck/James Fleming, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC
74
Thomas Mallouk/Michael Anton, Lookaway GC
74
Frank Polizzi/Bernard Zbrzeznj, Whitemarsh Valley CC
74
Thomas Mohr/Carl Everett, Merion GC/Whitford CC
74
Ken Gaskill/Jon Mabry, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Moorestown Field Club
74Jeffrey Brown/Bill Augustyn, West Chester G&CC
77
Thomas Alestock/Robert Walters, DuPont CC 78
Mark Carrier/Bill Blackburn, Concord CC 79
Rich Thon/Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 79
Peter Mimmo/Frank Tuscano, North Hills CC 80
Joseph LaGrossa/Alexander Kazmarck, Jr.,Galloway National GC 81
Michael McCorriston/Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National GC 82
Mark Fox/Macy Summers, St. Davids GC 84
John Scott/Rick Sung, West Chester G&CC 85
Vincent Torno/Steve Joachim, McCall G&CC 91
Don Donatoni/Michael Rose, White Manor CC/Talamore CC 74
Robert Schiller/Herbert Gordon, Doylestown CC/Old York Road CC 75
Thomas O’Rourke/Gregory Gaul, Merion GC/Chester Valley GC 75
James Wiley/John Patton, Little Mill CC/Old York Road CC 77
Bob Abramski/John Cech, Talamore CC/Riverton CC 77
Rick Rutter/Charles Quinn, Manufacturers G&CC 79
James Barron/Jack Bailey, Hartefeld National 79
C. Michael Conway/Charles Caparo, Plymouth CC 82
Frank Shuman/Peter Emigh, Lehigh CC 82
Jack Endicott/W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC WD
Net Division
Senior
Name, club Score
Walter Waryga/Harold Schweitzer, Broad Run GC/Concord CC 63
Bruce Jackson/Rob Francis, Brookside CC 64
Stan Zabytko/Norman Jester, Downingtown CC/Loch Nairn GC 65
Ken Silverwood/Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley GC 65
Peter Dilullo/Robert Billings, Rolling Green GC/Applebrook GC 66
Thomas Mairone/Bob Stewart, Philadelphia Publinks GA 66
Robert Wagner/J. Kirk Luntey, Merion GC 66
Kenneth Phillips/Daniel Burton, Lancaster CC 67
Marty Dorminy/James Prendergast, Spring Ford CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA 67
Buck Jones/Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Philadelphia CC 67
Michael McCorriston/Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National GC 68
Phil Remig/George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley CC 68
Alexander Maguire, Sr./Pat Romano, Brookside CC 68
Mark Metaxas/Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National GC 68
Joseph Russo/Mark Walker, Laurel Creek CC 68
Paul Koelling/Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay CC 68
Joseph LaGrossa/Alexander Kazmarck, Jr., Galloway National GC 68
Jeffrey Brown/Bill Augustyn, West Chester G&CC 69
Ralph Bincarowsky/Frank Kovalcheck, Kennett Square G&CC 69
Mark Fox/Macy Summers, St. Davids GC 70
Mark Carrier/Bill Blackburn, Concord CC 70
Steven Lucas/Roc Irey, Lookaway GC/White Manor CC 70
Bruce Gladish/Wayne Morra, Sandy Run CC 70
Bob Arthur/Thomas Grimac, Tavistock CC 70
Thomas Hyland/Byron Whitman, Little Mill CC/Golden Oaks GC 71
Steven Walczak/Thomas Humphrey, Wilmington CC 71
Michael Domenick/James Muller, Phoenixville CC/Manufacturers G&CC 71
Robert Lodovici/Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill CC 71
Peter Mimmo/Frank Tuscano, North Hills CC 72
Bob Majczan/Michael Quinn, Lookaway GC/Edgmont CC 73
Dave Knox/Ron Weaver, Bent Creek CC 73
Thomas Alestock/Robert Walters, DuPont CC 74
Rich Thon/Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 75
John Scott/Rick Sung, West Chester G&CC 75
Vincent Torno/Steve Joachim, McCall G&CC 78
Super Senior
Name, club Score
Edward Pappas/Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr., Rolling Green GC 63
John Ayres/David Jordan, Trump National – Philadelphia/Sakima CC 64
L.D. Davis/Curt Fromal, The Springhaven Club 65
Rick Rutter/Charles Quinn, Manufacturers G&CC 66
Rich Green/James Ward, Cedarbrook CC 66
Charles Whipple/Robert Peterman, Huntingdon Valley CC 66
James Wiley/John Patton, Little Mill CC/Old York Road CC 67
Nicholas Wanck/James Fleming, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC 67
Barry Emich/Gerald Eckert, Bent Creek CC 68
Thomas Mallouk/Michael Anton, Lookaway GC 69
Robert Schiller/Herbert Gordon, Doylestown CC/Old York Road CC 69
Bob Abramski/John Cech, Talamore CC/Riverton CC 69
Frank Polizzi/Bernard Zbrzeznj, Whitemarsh Valley CC 70
Thomas O’Rourke/Gregory Gaul, Merion GC/Chester Valley GC 70
Thomas Mohr/Carl Everett, Merion GC/Whitford CC 70
Ken Gaskill/Jon Mabry, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Moorestown Field Club 70
Don Donatoni/Michael Rose, White Manor CC/Talamore CC 72
James Barron/Jack Bailey, Hartefeld National 73
C. Michael Conway/Charles Caparo, Plymouth CC 73
Frank Shuman/Peter Emigh, Lehigh CC 77
Jack Endicott/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC WD

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