GAP Middle-Amateur Qualifying: Out Door - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Bent Creek’s Gilbert leads Middle-Amateur Qualifying

York, Pa. — Bent Creek Country Club’s Conor Gilbert carded a 3-under-par 69 to earn medalist honors in GAP Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying Tuesday at Out Door Country Club (par 72, 6,752 yards).

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Gilbert, 31, of Millersville, Pa., earned one of 18 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 Out Door stopped at 75 with exactly 18 players successfully qualifying for the Championship proper.

Gilbert mixed five birdies with two bogeys to secure the top spot.

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
Conor Gilbert, Bent Creek Country Club69
Evan Kilchenstein, USGA/GAP GC70
Zack Amole, French Creek Golf Club72
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club73
Connor Vanin, DuPont Country Club73
Adam Argenbright, Briarwood Golf Club73
Colin Smith, Bidermann Golf Club73
Daniel Bolstein, LuLu Country Club74
Christian Haldeman, Saucon Valley Country Club74
Rich Owsik, Rolling Green Golf Club74
Mark Miller, Philadelphia Cricket Club74
Christopher Reedman, Makefield Highlands Golf Club74
Matthew Barnes, LuLu Country Club74
John Boyles, Hartefeld National74
Ryan Wolbach, Brookside Country Club75
Sam Pancoast, Radley Run Country Club75
Dom Guerrera, Coatesville Country Club75
Cory Meyer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
Alternates (in order)
Brad McFadden, Merion Golf Club76
Billy Hallman, Lehigh Country Club76
Jeff Peltier, Stone Harbor Golf Club76
Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club76
Oskar Gerhardson, RiverCrest GC & Preserve76
Tim Beck, North Hills Country Club77
Failed to qualify
Jon Dutcher, Broad Run Golfer’s Club77
Rob Pepi, The Springhaven Club77
Jimmy O’Connor, Penn Oaks Golf Club77
Brad Sokol, Green Valley Country Club78
Jay Larrimer, USGA/GAP GC78
Rob Albanese, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club78
John Peck, Bon Air Country Club78
Matt Steighner, Hershey Country Club79
Michael Schumacher, White Manor Country Club79
Charlie Haines, Ramblewood Country Club79
Cody Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club79
Geoff Salfi, RiverCrest GC & Preserve79
Mike Todd, Coatesville Country Club79
Jack Carrigan, Hartefeld National79
Jon Stouch, USGA/GAP GC79
Bill Mecca, French Creek Golf Club79
Matt Graeff, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club79
Kyle Hutnik, Lehigh Country Club80
Cory Haldeman, Saucon Valley Country Club80
Joe Petrino, Makefield Highlands Golf Club80
Justin Howe, Applecross Country Club80
Patrick Lyons, Lancaster Country Club80
Matthew Sullivan, Concord Country Club80
Scott Lumbatis, Hershey Country Club81
Nic Portonova, Coatesville Country Club81
Frankie McVeigh, Llanerch Country Club81
Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club81
Andrew Fiore, RiverCrest GC & Preserve81
Phil James, Cedarbrook Country Club81
Aaron Thieme, USGA/GAP GC81
Edward Kelly, Old York Road Country Club81
Brian Lasky, Whitford Country Club82
Pete Bulat, Lancaster Country Club82
Charles Meadows, Whitford Country Club82
Matt Milligan, Bluestone Country Club82
Tyler Frazier, RiverCrest GC & Preserve82
Drew Brandt, Broad Run Golfer’s Club83
Ryan Gracey, Hartefeld National83
Brian Trymbiski, Doylestown Country Club83
Roger Evans, RiverCrest GC & Preserve83
Alan Kliewer, Lebanon Country Club84
Michael Caber, Golf Course at Glen Mills84
Tyler Reedman, Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia84
Mark Koelbel, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club84
Michael Boden, Aronimink Golf Club84
Steve Kollias, Concord Country Club84
Adam Shorey, Honeybrook Golf Club85
Eric Farris, RiverCrest GC & Preserve85
Sean Glynn, USGA/GAP GC86
Damon Watkins, Chambersburg Country Club87
Kris Bretz, USGA/GAP GC90
Greg Warren, Philadelphia Cricket Club94

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