GAP Middle-Amateur Qualifying: Irem - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

May 02, 2024

GAP Middle-Amateur Qualifying: Irem

Jackson and Bevevino lead Middle-Amateur Qualifying

Dallas, Pa. — Wemberly Hills Golf Club’s Brandon Jackson and Irem Country Club’s Tony Bevevino carded rounds of even-par 72 to share medalist honors in GAP Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying Thursday at Irem (par 72, 6,496 yards).

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Bevevino, 31, of Kingston, Pa., and Jackson, 47, of Throop, Pa., earned two of six qualifying positions and ties available for the Championship proper. The 41st Middle-Amateur Championship, presented by NJM Insurance Group, will take place May 21-22 at Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham, Pa.


The cut line at Irem stopped at 78 with six players successfully qualifying for the Championship proper.

The Middle-Amateur Championship is open to male members of a GAP Member Club who are 25 years of age or older with a Handicap Index of 5.0 or less. 

New in 2024, the Middle-Amateur Championship and the Joseph H. Patterson Cup expand from 36 to 54 holes. Each event will now be listed on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) and eligible for points.

For the Middle-Amateur, the field of 144 players will be cut to the low 48 scores and ties after Round One. Players will be paired in twosomes for Round Two and Round Three. There will be no repairing before the final round. Click here for more details.

A William Hyndman, III Player of the Year points event, the Middle-Amateur started in 1984, three years after the USGA created the U.S. Mid-Amateur as a formal championship for post-college amateurs. GAP followed suit with the USGA in creating a Middle-Amateur, but initially differed in its administration of the tournament in a couple of respects.

The most obvious difference was the age requirement. Prior to 2001, the GAP Middle-Amateur was only available to players 30 years of age or older.

The GAP Executive Committee reviewed and revised that age requirement in 2001 to match the USGA’s guidelines of 25 years of age or older for eligible players. It also, as previously mentioned, changed the format of the event to a two-day stroke play tournament with a cut to the low 70 players and ties after the first round.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 345 Member Clubs and 110,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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Name, clubScore
Brandon Jackson, Wemberly Hills Golf Club72
Tony Bevevino, Irem Country Club72
Colin Sanderson, Jericho National Golf Club75
Anthony Cordaro, Saucon Valley Country Club76
Jonathan Wilson, Irem Country Club78
Matt Crilley, Steel Club78
Alternates (in order)
Alex Anderson, Huntsville Golf Club79
Jack Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club79
Vince Scarpetta, Jr., Nittany Country Club79
Failed to qualify
C.J. Bell, McCall Golf Club 79
Anthony Rusnak, Elkview Country Club79
Christopher Haggerty, Country Club of Scranton80
Chad Dworsky, Mountain View Country Club81
Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club82
Patrick Prough, Tyoga Country Club82
Chris Boos, Indian Valley Country Club85
Eli Hostetter, Schuylkill Country Club85
Jeff Palmer, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club86
Brett Cybulski, Links Golf Club88
Nicholas Zawarski, Saucon Valley Country ClubWD
Brian Noonan, Frosty ValleyNS
Jason Wilson, Olde Homestead Golf ClubNS
NS-No show; WD – withdrawal

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