Jul 29, 2008

Herr earns medallist honors at Jr.-Jr. Boys’ Championship

  PHOENIXVILLE, Pa.– Zachary Herr of Jericho National GC fired an even-par 35 to earn low medallist honors at the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 60th Junior-Junior Boys’ Championship Tuesday at Phoenixville CC (par 35, 2,659 yards).

  Herr, a soon-to-be eight grader at Newtown Middle School, topped the 45-player field by three strokes and even managed to card an eagle on the par 5 8th hole (420 yards) after knocking a 6-iron from 175 yards out to within 10 feet for an eagle putt.

  “This gives me more confidence going into tomorrow,” said Herr of earning the No. 1 seed for the match play portion of the event. “I think I’m stronger at match play so we’ll see what happens.”

  The 13-year-old said his experiences in match play in his club events at Jericho serve as a big advantage for him heading into tomorrow’s portion of the event.

  But for today, the flatstick seemed to be his strongest ally.

  “I putted really well today,” he said.

  When the day came to an end the cut landed at 43 with a four-man playoff for two spots to make it into the championship flight.

  Thirty-two players advanced to match play on Wednesday, a single elimination event that concludes with an 18-hole match play format for all four flights on Thursday.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Name Club Total
Zachary Herr Jericho National Golf Club 35
David Pompey Country Club of Scranton 38
Matthew Penza Llanerch Country Club 39
Sam Gallen Berkshire Country Club 40
Brendan Papariello White Manor Country Club 41
Jack Gregor Huntingdon Valley Country Club 41
*Jon Stewart Honeybrook Golf Club 43
*Jonathan Liu Commonwealth National Golf Club 43
*Alex Dupre Rolling Green Golf Club 43
*Jesse Hunsicker Five Ponds Golf Club 43
Eric Stafford Philadelphia Publinks GA 44
Jack Quirk Huntingdon Valley Country Club 44
Steven Altieri Hopewell Valley Golf Club 44
Harry Rosenberg, Jr. Waynesborough Country Club 46
Reilly Erhardt Trenton Country Club 46
Joseph Rueter, Jr. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 47
Nolan Dirienzi Rolling Green Golf Club 47
Connor Goodrich Woodbury Country Club 48
Drew Guarino Burlington Country Club 48
Andrew Willner White Manor Country Club 49
Mac Ryan Overbrook Golf Club 49
Matthew Ade Riverton Country Club 49
Jacob Klaus Tavistock Country Club 50
Robert Firth, Jr Commonwealth National Golf Club 50
W. Evan Thornton Berkshire Country Club 50
Daniel Altieri Hopewell Valley Golf Club 51
Michael Carrigan Chester Valley Golf Club 51
Nicholas Familetti Rolling Green Golf Club 51
Jake McGlone Overbrook Golf Club 52
Kevin Kramarski Riverton Country Club 52
Mac Walsh Aronimink Golf Club 54
Matthew Bastian, Jr. Rolling Green Golf Club 54
Peter Hayes Philadelphia Country Club 54
Colin Deery Lancaster Country Club 55
Cullen Pina Overbrook Golf Club 55
Hunter Eaton Stonewall 58
Matt Grubb Overbrook Golf Club 58
Reid Worster Huntingdon Valley Country Club 58
Mike O’Connor Huntingdon Valley Country Club 60
Thomas Leighton Huntingdon Valley Country Club 60
Jack Farris Huntingdon Valley Country Club 64
Max Siegfried Philadelphia Country Club 64
Matt Garza JC Melrose Country Club 68
Doug Garza JC Melrose Country Club 69
Garrett Grubb Overbrook Golf Club WD
*-decided in a playoff for championship flight

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