Doylestown CC’s Hartung takes Christman Cup and Harry Hammond Award - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Aug 02, 2007

Doylestown CC’s Hartung takes Christman Cup and Harry Hammond Award

  NEW HOPE, Pa.– Doylestown CC’s Russell Hartung made it twice as nice.

  The Harry Hammond Award is earned by the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying round of the Junior Boys’ Championship, the Jock MacKenzie Memorial and the two rounds of The Christman Cup. Hartung finished at 294 for the Hammond (71-76-72-75).

  “I hit everything alright today,” Hartung said. “I hit my driver pretty good and hit most of the fairways. It was just an overall good day.”

  Hartung carded three birdies on the day under sweltering conditions, including a back-to-back birdie effort on hole Nos. 13 (par 4, 401 yards) and 14 (par 5, 596 yards) to best the 58-player field by two strokes.

  “It means a lot, this being the first [GAP tournament] I have ever won,” he said. “I’m happy I held it together.”

  As previously mentioned, Hartung’s field-low round also earned him the Harry Hammond Award. But the soon-to-be sophomore at Central Bucks East pointed to his even-par 71 at the Junior Boys’ Championship this past June as somewhat of a catalyst for his success at this level of competition.

  Added Hartung, “Winning [the Harry Hammond Award] means I played pretty good in every tournament and held it together. It’s is a big one.”

  His victory also grants him an invitation to represent the Golf Association of Philadelphia in the 44rd running of Williamson Cup, a prestigious annual junior competition. Hartung will join Jimmy Bea of Spring Mill CC and two other GAP Junior players at the competition set for Aug. 12-13 at Williams CC in Weirton, W.V.

  Bea carded a 5-over-par 149 (76-73) to finish tied for second place in Thursday’s competition with Robert Galbreath, Jr., the 2007 Junior Boys’ Champion and current Junior Player of the Year points leader out of Huntingdon Valley CC.

  Bea, who said it will be fun to represent GAP at the Williamson Cup, started the day off with a 4-over-par 76 but came back strong to finish just two strokes back with a solid 1-over-par 73 under arguably more difficult playing conditions.

  Overall I’m pleased,” said Bea of his effort. “This is a bigger tournament and I broke 150 which was solid.”

  But for Galbreath, It was more a difference in his play between the front and back nine rather than the rounds. The 16-year-old played Jericho National GC’s front nine in a combined 2-under par for his two rounds compared to 7-over par on the back side.

  “I didn’t play well on the actual back nine all day,” Galbreath said. “I just really could not have played worse on the back [nine] both times.”

  Despite his difficulties, Galbreath’s finish, combined with Thursday’s absence of Sunnybrook GC’s Robert Robertson, has allowed him to take a more comfortable lead in the Junior Player of the Year standings.

  “Player of the Year is something I really take seriously,” Galbreath said. “Because Philadelphia has an Association with so many great players and people, to have your name at the top of a list with so many great juniors means so much.”

  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.

  The Williamson Cup is a 36-hole, stroke play event that features competition among four-man teams from 11 state and regional golf associations from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Ontario, Quebec and Washington, D.C.

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia took fourth place at the 2006 Williamson Cup held at Bellevue CC in Syracuse, N.Y.

Name Club Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
Russell Hartung Doylestown Country Club 72 75 147
James Bea Spring Mill Country Club 76 73 149
Robert Galbreath, Jr. Huntingdon Valley Country Club 74 75 149
James Tallent Merion Golf Club 76 74 150
Kevin Melnick, Jr. Plymouth Country Club 78 73 151
Paul Kovalcheck Lu Lu Country Club 79 72 151
Joseph Gunerman Yardley Country Club 78 73 151
Kevin Genuardi Cedarbrook Country Club 80 72 152
Andrew Zoeller Waynesborough Country Club 75 77 152
Cory Siegfried Philadelphia Country Club 77 75 152
Martin Hayden Overbrook Golf Club 76 76 152
Mark Endres Overbrook Golf Club 77 76 153
Peter Eiler Commonwealth National Golf Club 77 76 153
John Fasy Wilmington Country Club 75 78 153
Vince Boyle Five Ponds Golf Club 78 76 154
Richard Marabella Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 76 78 154
Matt Dudas Indian Valley Country Club 77 77 154
Michael Kania Overbrook Golf Club 75 79 154
Nicholas Reach Country Club of Scranton 75 79 154
Garrett Conway Burlington Country Club 81 74 155
Bobby Arthur Tavistock Country Club 82 73 155
Greg Walsh Philadelphia Country Club 80 75 155
Ted Kerschner Overbrook Golf Club 76 80 156
George Trosley Sandy Run Country Club 78 79 157
Dave Long Honeybrook Golf Club 77 80 157
Austin List Merion Golf Club 80 77 157
Phillip Villari, Jr. Riverton Country Club 76 81 157
Ryan Winchester Makefield Highlands Golf Club 78 80 158
Pierce Dever Jericho National Golf Club 81 78 159
Mark DiEleuterio Cavaliers Country Club 80 79 159
Daniel Bernard RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 78 82 160
David Goodman Bucks County Golf Club 81 79 160
Alex Pompey Country Club of Scranton 84 76 160
Richard Gross Glenmaura National Golf Club 81 79 160
Hunter Hanson Waynesborough Country Club 85 76 161
William Hoese Links Golf Club 87 75 162
Kent Dolby, Jr. Waynesborough Country Club 79 83 162
Blayze DiPasquale Jericho National Golf Club 82 82 164
Martin Schlenker Penn Oaks Golf Club 83 82 165
Beau Guarino Burlington Country Club 83 84 167
Zach Emery White Manor Country Club 87 81 168
Joey Garrity Northampton Country Club 83 85 168
Davis Schaller Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 87 83 170
Peter Nelson Glen Oak Country Club 94 77 171
Ted Brennan Philadelphia Country Club 95 79 174
Jack Rosenberg Waynesborough Country Club 86 89 175
Eric Schaft Sandy Run Country Club 87 91 178
Patrick Welsh Huntingdon Valley Country Club 84 WD WD
J.D. Hall Merion Golf Club 78 WD WD
Nicholas Bellisario Rolling Green Golf Club 87 WD WD
John W Shelton Sandy Run Country Club 87 WD WD

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