#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Heidelberg - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Cricketeers cap Middle-Amateur Qualifying

A pair of Philadelphia Cricket Club members carded respective 2-over-par 72s to share medalist honors in Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying at a cool and windy Heidelberg Country Club (par 70, 6,354 yards) Wednesday.

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Brandon Raihl, who grew up at the host site, and Conrad Von Borsig, the 2009 BMW Philadelphia Amateur champion, led a field of 84 players vying to earn one of 20 qualifying positions and ties available for the Championship proper. The cut line stopped at 80 by day’s end.

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
Brandon Raihl, Philadelphia Cricket Club72
Conrad Von Borsig, Philadelphia Cricket Club72
Anthony Saltarelli, Philmont Country Club74
Rich Owsik, Rolling Green Golf Club75
Zachary Herr, Makefield Highlands Golf Club76
David West, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association76
Jeremy Arner, Blue Bell Country Club77
Matthew Toto, Laurel Creek Country Club77
John Dimler, Northampton Country Club78
Josh Isler, Stonewall78
Ben Rowe, Meadia Heights Golf Club78
Sean Semenetz, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
David Shields, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association78
Josh Anderson, LedgeRock Golf Club79
Bobby Kershner, Spring Ford Country Club79
Jeff Palmer, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club79
Sean Torpey, Doylestown Country Club79
Tim Wetzel, RiverCrest GC & Preserve79
Nathan Fry, Green Pond Country Club80
Kenneth Matt, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association80
Charles Meadows, Whitford Country Club80
Jeffrey Victor, Jeffersonville Golf Club80
Jason Weaver, Saucon Valley Country Club80
Tom Wenrich, Heidelberg Country Club80
Failed to qualify
Thomas Coleman, Glen Oak Country Club (First alternate)81
Ryan Rigby, Doylestown Country Club (Second alternate)81
Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club (Third alternate)81
J.J. Berenato, Llanerch Country Club (Fourth alternate)81
Peter Tashjian, Paxon Hollow Country Club (Fifth alternate)81
Joe Dulka, Bellewood Country Club (Sixth alternate)82
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club82
Epi Delapaz, Gilbertsville Golf Club82
Dave Landau, Berkshire Country Club82
Richard Marabella, Jeffersonville Golf Club82
Brian Sokolowski, Mercer Oaks Golf Course82
Robert Streit, North Hills Country Club82
Ryan Barrett, Doylestown Country Club83
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club83
Brad Mills, Wedgwood Country Club83
Gwinyai Murahwa, North Hills Country Club83
Adam Warner, Tavistock Country Club83
Ryan Worthy, Merion Golf Club83
Matt Crilley, Steel Club84
Cory Meyer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club84
Lee Nonnemacher, Steel Club84
Mark Santerian, Wedgwood Country Club84
Jonathan Cooney, LuLu Country Club85
Luis Diaz, Wedgwood Country Club85
Stephen McIntyre, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association85
Paul Stewart, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale85
Byron Whitman, Berkshire Country Club85
Michael Fusarelli, Blue Bell Country Club86
Michael Santerian, Wedgwood Country Club87
Erik Settelen, Bensalem Country Club87
Don Uhrig, LedgeRock Golf Club87
Ryan Barnett, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association88
Cory Reighard, Brookside Country Club88
Brad Sokol, Green Valley Country Club88
Jonathan Kruse, Rolling Green Golf Club89
Eric Pinchak, Eligo Club89
Brian Piotrowski, Wedgwood Country Club89
Mitchell Racosky, Makefield Highlands Golf Club89
Lars Beck, Bala Golf Club90
Ryan O’Donnell, Rolling Green Golf Club90
Mark Santerian, Jr., Wedgwood Country Club90
Josh Schneider, Play Golf Delaware90
Mac Walsh, Aronimink Golf Club91
Marcus Ronca, Fieldstone Golf Club92
Timothy Burden, Cedarbrook Country Club96
Steve Sheehan, Lederach Golf Club96
John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club98
Geoffrey Cooper, North Hills Country ClubNC
Jason Miller, Dauphin Highlands Golf ClubNC
Joe April, Waynesborough Country ClubNS
Matthew Shevlin, Philadelphia Publinks Golf AssociationNS
Brendan Borst, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
Andrew Freimuth, Cedarbrook Country ClubWD
Dave McFetridge, French Creek Golf ClubWD
Grant Skyllas, LedgeRock Golf ClubWD
Scott Storck, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
NC – no card; NS – no show; WD – withdrawal

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