May 30, 2006

Galbraith takes Warner Cup (Net)

  DOWNINGTOWN, Pa.– Donald Galbraith of Stonewall defeated a field of 57 players at the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net) on Tuesday at Downingtown Country Club (par 72, 6,008 yards).

  Galbraith, 59, would card a 3-under-par 33 on the back nine to finish the day with a 65 (net).

  He would end his round on a torrid pace birding four of the last five holes; No. 14 (par 4, 351 yards), No. 15 (par 3, 131 yards), No.16 (par 5, 495 yards) and No. 18 (par 5, 501 yards). However, his day did not begin in the same fashion.

  “The greens looked slow but they putted fast,” said Galbraith of his difficulties during the first half of his round. “The green’s subtle breaks killed me. I had a really tough time getting my speed right on the front nine.”

  When it was all said and done, his performance on the back nine would prove to be quite a turnaround from his 6-over-par 42 on the front.

  Galbraith commented that once he finally got the green speeds down, things worked out all right. A statement that obviously proved to be true on the last five holes.

  It was during that five-hole stretch that Galbraith birdied No. 16 when he hit a wedge from 61 yards out to within two inches behind the cup.

  In addition to his improvement on reading the greens, he also attributed the difference between his front and back nine scores to a change in his mindset.

  “I just started to feel confident with my wedges and my short game,” said the resident of Malven, Pa.

  Michael Connor, 58, of Whitemarsh Valley CC was the next closest player with a score of 69 (net).

  “I really drove the ball pretty well all day,” he commented. “I think I hit all but two fairways.”

  Connor would birdie in two back-to-back sets, helping him keep his momentum through the turn when he birdied No. 8 (par 5, 478 yards), No. 9 (par 4, 345 yards), No.12 (par 3, 139 yards) and No. 13 (par 5, 467 yards).

1. Donald Galbraith, Stonewall 65
2. Michael Connor, Whitemarsh Valley CC 69
3. James Wiley, Lu Lu CC 70

7-12 Handicap
1. Andrew Hamilton, The Springhaven Club 72
1. Robert King, Whitemarsh Valley CC 80

13-15 Handicap
1. Mike Kyle, Bala GC 71
1. Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster CC 71
1. Jay Scattergood, Heidelberg CC 85

16+ Handicap
1. William Taylor, The Springhaven Club (Net) 70
1. Thomas Laudenslager, Hershey’s Mill GC 89

7-12 Handicap
Rank Name Club Gross Net
1 Donald Galbraith Stonewall 75 65
2 Michael Connor Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 78 69
3 Robert King Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 80 72
T4 Andrew Hamilton, III The Springhaven Club 82 72
T4 Steven Owens Lu Lu Country Club 82 73
6 George Manos Riverton Country Club 83 75
7 Vincent Kraft Lehigh Country Club 84 74
8 John Sperone Downingtown Golf Club 85 74
9 G. Clay von Seldeneck Sunnybrook Golf Club 87 75
10 Kenneth Prince DuPont Country Club 88 76
T11 Murray Felzer White Manor Country Club 89 77
T11 Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 89 81
13 Richard Vento Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 91 83
14 Bob Silsbe Downingtown Golf Club 92 82
15 Frederick Weiler Sandy Run Country Club 93 82
T16 Bill Kaufmann Woodbury Country Club WD WD
T16 Peter Shreffler Chester Valley Golf Club WD WD
T16 Rick Ames Wyncote Golf Club WD WD
T16 William Kufta Jericho National Golf Club WD WD
13-15 Handicap
1 James Wiley Lu Lu Country Club 83 70
T2 Jay Scattergood Heidelberg Country Club 85 72
T2 Mike Kyle Bala Golf Club 85 71
4 Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 86 71
5 Frederick Hirsekorn Tavistock Country Club 87 74
T6 Clair Myers Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 88 74
T6 Clinton Alexander Downingtown Golf Club 88 73
T6 Jack Collins Woodbury Country Club 88 74
T6 Norman Wilde, Jr. Sunnybrook Golf Club 88 73
10 Charles Minter Trenton Country Club 89 75
11 Bruce Birkholz Links Golf Club 90 77
T12 Brendan Kearney Sandy Run Country Club 91 78
T12 Edward Godshall Heidelberg Country Club 91 78
T14 Richard Wood, Jr. Gulph Mills Golf Club 93 80
T14 Tom Glynn Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 93 78
T16 Francis Sbandi, Esq. Edgmont Country Club 95 82
T16 Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 95 81
T18 David Steele Moselem Springs Golf Club 98 85
T18 Howard Podgurski Spring Mill Country Club 98 83
20 Carmen Caruso Ballamor Golf Club 100 85
21 William Greenway Sandy Run Country Club WD WD
16 and Over Handicap
1 Thomas Laudenslager Hershey’sMill Golf Club 89 71
T2 E. Gerald Hurst, Jr. Lookaway Golf Club 90 73
T2 Frederick Stark St. Davids Golf Club 90 74
T4 Howard Hansell McCall Golf & Country Club 91 71
T4 John O’Rourke McCall Golf & Country Club 91 73
T4 William Kramer Spring Mill Country Club 91 71
T7 Dave Owens JC Melrose Country Club 92 75
T7 Joe Dowling Concord Country Club 92 74
T9 J. Pete Powers Chester Valley Golf Club 95 77
T9 Marty Brickner Links Golf Club 95 78
11 John Long Edgmont Country Club 97 79
T12 James Leonard Chester Valley Golf Club 98 82
T12 William Taylor The Springhaven Club 98 70
14 Jim Carrigan Moselem Springs Golf Club 99 77
15 Stephen Cooper Ballamor Golf Club 103 83
T16 George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club DQ DQ
T16 Stanley Nash Merion Golf Club WD WD

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