May 04, 2023

#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Irem

Bevevino and McGarry lead Mid.-Am. Qualifying

DALLAS, Pa. — The host club’s Tony Bevevino and Huntsville Golf Club’s Tyler McGarry carded respective 2-over-par 74s to share medalist honors in Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying presented by NJM Insurance Group at Irem Country Club (par 72, 6,490 yards) Thursday.

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The pair earned two of four qualifying positions and ties available for the Championship proper. The cut line stopped at 6-over-par 78.

Qualifying is complete and the field is set for the Championship Proper.

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

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.

GAP

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.

NJM Insurance Group

Founded in 1913, NJM is among the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading property and casualty insurers. One of the Company’s core values is to support the communities it’s privileged to serve, a value exercised through year-round employee volunteer efforts at local nonprofits and a formal corporate giving program. NJM operates in a mutual fashion for the exclusive benefit of its policyholders and is consistently recognized for its award-winning customer service, superior claims handling, and overall customer satisfaction. NJM’s personal insurance products are available direct to consumers in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The Company also works with a preferred network of independent agents to deliver business insurance in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Visit njm.com to learn more.

Qualifiers
Name, clubScore
Tony Bevevino, Irem Country Club74
Tyler McGarry, Huntsville Golf Club74
Bryan Ott, Schuylkill Country Club77
Jonathan Wilson, Irem Country Club78
Lee Nonnemacher, Steel Club78
Alternate
Matt Crilley, Steel Club79
Failed to qualify
Peter Witonsky, Chester Valley Golf Club80
Michael Ashcraft, Steel Club80
Corey Teeple, Elmhurst Country Club81
Brandon Jackson, Wemberly Hills Golf Club81
Patrick Prough, Tyoga Country Club81
Jack Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club84
Christopher DeMarco, Glenmaura National Golf Club85
Mitch Stead, Chester Valley Golf Club86
Brian Trymbiski, Doylestown Country Club88
Thomas Murray, Country Club of Scranton89
Brian Noonan, Frosty ValleyWD
Chris Boos, Indian Valley Country ClubWD
WD – withdraw

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