May 03, 2022

#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Frosty Valley

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Troutman tops #GAPMidAm Qual. at home

Jason Troutman felt right at home Tuesday at Frosty Valley (par 72, 6,679 yards), taking medalist honors in a GAP Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying event.

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Troutman fired a remarkable 3-under 69 to lead the way on more-than-familiar turf. Despite starting his round with a bogey on Frosty Valley’s opener (par 4, 443 yards), the 48-year-old Danville, Pa. resident would avoid another bogey blemish while adding four birdies altogether. Troutman finished three clear of the remaining championship hopefuls, including Frosty Valley members Brian Noonan (even-par 72) and Sean Duffy (2-over 74).

On the day, seven players received initiations after the cut line stopped at 4-over 76. The 39th Middle-Amateur Championship will take place May 24-25 at Jericho National Golf Club.

New in 2022, Middle-Amateur Qualifying includes an alternate pool of players, which allows the Championship proper to reach its advertised field size. Alternate positions are determined by the recommended USGA tiebreaking method: Comparing the gross score from the last nine holes, last six holes, last three holes, last hole, and if still tied, positions will be decided by lot.

The Middle-Amateur Championship is open to males 25 years of age or older with a Handicap Index of 7.0 or better. It is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play event.

Jericho National previously hosted the Middle-Amateur, then an 18-hole stroke play event, in 2000. The event switched to a 36-hole format the following year.

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 Association’s 330 Member Clubs and 90,000 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.

Name, clubScore
Jason Troutman, Frosty Valley69
Brian Noonan, Frosty Valley72
Jarred Texter, Conestoga Country Club72
Sean Duffy, Frosty Valley74
Patrick Prough, Tyoga Country Club75
Peter Reilly, Eagle Rock Resort75
Eric Williams, Honesdale Golf Club76
Failed to qualify 
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club (First alternate)77
Kevin O’Brien, Cedarbrook Country Club (Second alternate)78
Daniel Oh, Blue Bell Country Club78
Brian Trymbiski, Doylestown Country Club80
Dan Hinckley, Northampton Country Club82
Connor Vanin, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Jonathan Wilson, Irem Country Club83
Brian Keane, Mercer Oaks Golf Course84
Jared Palubinski, Schuylkill Country Club84
Brad Shade, Makefield Highlands Golf Club84
Billy Hallman, Shepherd Hills Golf Club85
Thomas Murray, Country Club of Scranton85
Michael Reese, Eagle Rock Resort85
Cody Dinger, Mountain View Country Club87
Jay Pagana, Susquehanna Valley Country Club87
Jeffrey Swetland, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association88
Sean Coary, Applebrook Golf Club90
Aaron Katyl, Schuylkill Country Club91

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