#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Coatesville - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

May 03, 2023

#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Coatesville

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Drescher, Taylor top Mid.-Am. Qualifying

COATESVILLE, Pa. — Bent Creek Country Club’s Zak Drescher and Rolling Green Golf Club’s Drew Taylor carded respective 1-under-par 70s to share medalist honors in Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying presented by NJM Insurance Group at Coatesville Country Club (par 71, 6,345 yards) Tuesday.

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The pair earned two of 26 qualifying positions and ties available for the Championship proper. The cut line stopped at 6-over-par 77.

The 40th Middle-Amateur Championship presented by NJM Insurance Group will take place May 22-23 at Old York Road Country Club.

The final Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying will take place May 4 at Irem Country Club.

The Middle-Amateur is open to males of GAP Member Clubs 25 years of age or older with a Handicap Index of 5.0 or less. 

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 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 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
Drew Taylor, Rolling Green Golf Club70
Zak Drescher, Bent Creek Country Club70
Daniel Rudershausen, Bidermann Golf Club71
Patrick Rutter, Schuylkill Country Club72
Phil Potter, Radley Run Country Club73
Charles Meadows, Whitford Country Club73
Ryan Gelrod, Philadelphia Cricket Club73
Dan Brown, Llanerch Country Club74
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club74
Mark Benevento, Philadelphia Cricket Club74
Colin Smith, Bidermann Golf Club74
Daniel Wu, Bluestone Country Club74
Ryan Gracey, Hartefeld National75
Ryan Carroll, Bidermann Golf Club75
Robert Olseski, Applebrook Golf Club75
Nathan Fry, Green Pond Country Club75
Ryan Jones, Northampton Valley Country Club75
Pete Moran, French Creek Golf Club75
Josh Isler, Stonewall76
Billy Howard, Applebrook Golf Club76
Ric Sucro, Cedarbrook Country Club76
Seth Hartman, USGA/GAP GC76
Matthew Bastian, Rolling Green Golf Club76
Joshua Krumholz, Moselem Springs Golf Club76
Daniel Oh, Blue Bell Country Club76
Mike Hoffman, Coatesville Country Club77
Ryan Barnett, Aronimink Golf Club77
Brendan Mahoney, Philadelphia Cricket Club77
John Lalley, Llanerch Country Club77
Beau Guarino, Riverton Country Club77
Greg O’Connor, Bellewood Country Club77
Alternates (in order)
Cory Reighard, Honeybrook Golf Club78
Steve Kollias, Concord Country Club78
Edward Kelly, Old York Road Country Club78
Patrick McCusker, Sandy Run Country Club78
Jeff Gardiner, Hartefeld National78
Brad McFadden, Merion Golf Club78
Failed to qualify
Blaise Casselbury, Lancaster Country Club78
Josh Lewis, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association78
Epi Delapaz, Gilbertsville Golf Club78
Alex Butler, Overbrook Golf Club78
James Furness, Bellewood Country Club78
Grant Skyllas, LedgeRock Golf Club78
Brendan Bacskai, Applebrook Golf Club78
Addison Owens, USGA/GAP GC79
Adam Armagost, Little Mill Country Club79
Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club79
Zach Arsenault, Rancocas Golf Club79
Sean Glynn, USGA/GAP GC79
Sam Pancoast, Radley Run Country Club79
Joseph Fields, Blue Bell Country Club80
Ben Rowe, Hershey Country Club80
Jimmy O’Connor, Penn Oaks Golf Club80
Ryan Rigby, Doylestown Country Club80
Jeff Palmer, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club80
Nic Portonova, Coatesville Country Club81
Brian Fischer, Philadelphia Cricket Club81
Russell Hartung, Doylestown Country Club81
Ryan Winslow, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club81
Mark McGill, Saucon Valley Country Club81
Jimmy Finnerty, Radley Run Country Club82
Pete Feicht, DuPont Country Club82
Jack Quirk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club82
Tom Soares, Lehigh Country Club82
Brad Sokol, Green Valley Country Club82
Steve Levchenco, Philmont Country Club82
Robert Preston, Hartefeld National83
Scott Lumbatis, Hershey Country Club83
Greg Berdini, Scotland Run Golf Club83
Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club83
Fran Migliocco, DuPont Country Club83
Ryan Goldenberg, Waynesborough Country Club83
Nicholas Saggers, Applecross Country Club83
David Hirschhorn, Rancocas Golf Club83
Larry Martone, Stonewall83
Josh Schneider, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club83
Doug Conrad, Coatesville Country Club83
Michael Fireman, Philadelphia Cricket Club83
Justin Schorr, Talamore Country Club84
Brian Mahlstedt, Jr., RiverCrest GC & Preserve84
Kevin Hilton, Northampton Valley Country Club84
Gregory Merrick, Green Valley Country Club84
Ryan Pace, Whitford Country Club84
Brian Keane, Mercer Oaks Golf Course85
Ryan Barrett, Doylestown Country Club85
Joey Fragomele, Wilmington Country Club85
Jamie McCallum, Heidelberg Country Club86
Matt Dietrich, Whitford Country Club86
John O’Donnell, Applebrook Golf Club86
Mark Jackson, Applebrook Golf Club86
Connor Faust, Saucon Valley Country Club87
Connor Sharp, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale87
Parker Wine, Radley Run Country Club88
Stefan Szygiel, Doylestown Country Club88
Michael Hodges, The Springhaven Club88
Ryan O’Donnell, Rolling Green Golf Club89
Sam Sailer, Bidermann Golf Club89
Jason Miller, Colonial Golf & Tennis Club90
Matthew Reed, Doylestown Country ClubNS
Matt McGovern, Huntingdon Valley Country ClubNS
Kevin Hosey, Penn Oaks Golf ClubNS
NS – no show

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