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#GAPOpen Qualifying: Riverton

Rivertown’s own Dare dons #GAPOpen Qualifying medal

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Jack Dare dared someone to better his round on home turf at Riverton Country Club (par 71, 6,538 yards).

They didn’t.

Led by a five-under front side, Dare dazzled at Riverton, ending with a 5-under 66 to take medalist honors in a GAP Open Championship Qualifying event.

Ultimately, the cut line stopped at 3-over 74. Overall, 40 players earn invitations to the championship proper. There were 32 amateur players and eight pros who earned their invitations today.

The 118th GAP Open will be played July 19-20 at Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon Course. The #GAPOpen, the Association’s third oldest championship, is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play event. There is a cut to the low 60 players and ties after Round One.

Dare, 16, of Moorestown, N.J., is no stranger to Riverton’s fairways. The St. Joseph’s Prepper had one of the best front sides in recent memory. Birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8, paired with zero bogey blemishes on the first nine, equaled the day’s medal round. He’d ultimately get to 7-under par through 12 holes, but bogeyed holes 15 and 18 coming in.

NOTE: Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, a Super Bowl Champion and amateur out of Bala Golf Club, qualified for the championship with a 2-over 73.

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 Association’s 300 Member Clubs and 80,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Qualifiers
Name, clubScore
(a)Jack Dare, Riverton Country Club66
Matt Episcopo, Pine Valley Golf Club69
(a)Kevin Kramarski, Moorestown Field Club69
(a)Charles Young, Briarwood Golf Club69
 John Cooper, Green Valley Country Club70
(a)Michael Gallagher, Galloway National Golf Club70
 Thomas Michaels, Berkshire Country Club70
(a)Rij Patel, Country Club of York70
(a)John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club71
(a)Sean Sigall, Little Mill Country Club71
 Andrew Barbin, Jr., Chesapeake Bay Golf Club72
(a)Cameron Deiuliis, Makefield Highlands Golf Club72
(a)Dougie Ergood, Tavistock Country Club72
 Eric Kennedy, Overbrook Golf Club72
(a)Jimmy Kramarski, Moorestown Field Club72
(a)Chris Lawler, Riverton Country Club72
(a)Christian Matt, Cedarbrook Country Club72
(a)Lorenzo Sanz, Briarwood Golf Club72
Doug Delaney, Union League National Golf Club73
(a)Matt Dolinsky, Honeybrook Golf Club73
(a)Jake Elliott, Bala Golf Club73
(a)Gerald Haftmann, Rolling Green Golf Club73
(a)Ben Keyser, Legacy Club at Woodcrest73
 Joseph Kogelman, GOLFTEC-Moorestown73
(a)Stewart Rickenbach, Huntingdon Valley Country Club73
(a)Gary Schoeman, Gulph Mills Golf Club73
(a)Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club73
(a)Lou Tonon, Greate Bay Country Club73
(a)Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club74
(a)Corey Betham, St. Davids Golf Club74
(a)Jackson Debusschere, The Springhaven Club74
(a)Tim Hager, Philadelphia Cricket Club74
(a)Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club74
 Curtis Kirkpatrick, Indian Spring Country Club74
(a)Matthew Krass, Radley Run Country Club74
(a)Marty McGuckin, Philadelphia Cricket Club74
(a)John Meyers, Golden Pheasant Golf Course74
(a)Tucker Sandercock, Steel Club74
(a)Thomas Weir, Honeybrook Golf Club74
(a)Tyler Zimmer, Philadelphia Country Club74
Failed to qualify
(a)Dan Ayars, Sakima Country Club75
(a)Robert Cummings, Riverton Country Club75
(a)Benjamin Feld, Green Valley Country Club75
(a)Hayden Greer, Laurel Creek Country Club75
(a)Jeff Long, Riverton Country Club75
(a)Ryan McCarty, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
(a)Matthew Normand, Laurel Creek Country Club75
(a)Marc Oliveri, Lancaster Country Club75
(a)Dan Pinciotti, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
(a)Jack Wallace, Riverton Country Club75
(a)Peter Barron, III, Galloway National Golf Club76
(a)David Gall, Riverton Country Club76
(a)Angelo Giantsopoulos, USGA/GAP GC76
(a)Doug Gordon, Rolling Green Golf Club76
(a)Ryan Kelly, Philadelphia Cricket Club76
 Kyle Quagliero, Medford Lakes Country Club76
(a)Jack Ross, Medford Lakes Country Club76
(a)Jack Sterbenz, Little Mill Country Club76
(a)Roy Anderson, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club77
 Patrick Butkus, Tavistock Country Club77
 Francis Diodato, GOLFTEC-Moorestown77
(a)Salvatore Galati, Legacy Club at Woodcrest77
(a)Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club77
(a)Michael Sydnes, Talamore Country Club77
 Alex Willey, Burlington Country Club77
(a)Garrett Conway, Medford Village Country Club78
(a)Jordan Cooper, Legacy Club at Woodcrest78
(a)Andrew Curran, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
(a)Greg Fischer, Llanerch Country Club78
(a)Beau Guarino, Riverton Country Club78
 Bob Hennefer, Laurel Creek Country Club78
(a)Scott Kalamar, Green Pond Country Club78
(a)Stephen Lorenzo, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club78
(a)Kevin Maguire, Laurel Creek Country Club78
(a)Noah Petracci, Golden Pheasant Golf Course78
(a)Justin Spaeth, Cedarbrook Country Club78
(a)Jared Tendler, Makefield Highlands Golf Club78
 Val Vadino, GOLFTEC Moorestown78
(a)Brian Walker, Burlington Country Club78
(a)Brett Brenner, Ramblewood Country Club79
(a)Jack Cooley, Bidermann Golf Course79
 Chris Dymek, Manasquan River Golf Club79
(a)Robert Filipe, Jr., Medford Village Country Club79
(a)Joshua Friedland, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club79
(a)Logan Hay, Burlington Country Club79
(a)James Kaiser, Tavistock Country Club79
(a)Dan Keenan, Little Mill Country Club79
(a)Matt Keim, Brookside Country Club79
(a)Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club79
(a)Ryan McDonald, Merion Golf Club79
(a)Jay McGill, Little Mill Country Club79
(a)Brett McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club79
(a)Nikita Romanov, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association79
(a)Jackson Terman, Philadelphia TG GC79
(a)Dan Close, Hidden Creek Golf Club80
(a)Jake Doyle, Little Mill Country Club80
(a)Matt Ebbecke, Philmont Country Club80
(a)Chris Greer, Laurel Creek Country Club80
(a)Patrick Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club80
(a)Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club80
(a)Michael Butler, Legacy Club at Woodcrest81
(a)Jason Dunham, Bon Air Country Club81
(a)Ted Hospodar, Overbrook Golf Club81
(a)Matt Milligan, Bluestone Country Club81
(a)Joseph Rueter, Sandy Run Country Club81
(a)Matt Vanliew, Little Mill Country Club81
(a)Matt Worrall, DuPont Country Club81
(a)Jared Christmann, Jeffersonville Golf Club82
(a)Peter D’Angelo, Burlington Country Club82
(a)Matt Grossman, Green Valley Country Club82
(a)Kevin Hilton, Northampton Valley Country Club82
(a)Sean Hughes, Little Mill Country Club82
(a)Andrew Jaskel, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale82
(a)Cory Meyer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club82
(a)Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club82
(a)Carl Ernst, White Oaks Country Club83
(a)Steve Levchenco, Philmont Country Club83
(a)Joseph Noyes, Little Mill Country Club83
(a)D.J. Pinciotti, Huntingdon Valley Country Club83
(a)Justin Schorr, Talamore Country Club83
(a)Matthew Massott, Legacy Club at Woodcrest84
(a)Robert Richardson, Deerwood Country Club84
(a)Josh Brauer, Spring Ford Country Club85
(a)Sal Cucinotti, Talamore Country Club85
(a)John Samaha, Old York Road Country Club85
(a)Mike Schwartz, Philmont Country Club85
(a)Brandon Christopher, DuPont Country Club86
(a)Matteo Patitucci, Philmont Country Club87
(a)Andrew Carrigan, Legacy Club at Woodcrest88
(a)Henry Brock, Jeffersonville Golf Club89
(a)Steve Schuler, Pitman Golf Course92
(a)Kyle Meier, Westwood Golf Club93
(a)Michael Tallarida, Stone Harbor Golf Club93
(a)David Guertler, Merion Golf ClubWD
(a)Nathan Guertler, Merion Golf ClubWD
(a)Alexander Kim, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
(a)Aaron Thieme, Green Pond Country ClubNS
(a)Christopher Warner, Makefield Highlands Golf ClubWD
WD -withdrawal; NS – no show
(a) – denotes amateur