Sep 08, 2014

Home sweet home: Glenmaura’s Mitchells win Father & Son (Older)

Home sweet home: Glenmaura’s Mitchells win Father & Son (Older)
  MOOSIC, Pa. — Three golf tournaments for Patrick and Kevin Mitchell, Sr. as a team in 2014, three victories. The Glenmaura National Golf Club duo fired a 1-over-par 72 to win the 103rd Father & Son (Older) on its home course (par 71, 6,321 yards) Monday. The Mitchells paired up to capture the Pocono Farms Member Guest and Jack Frost Blue Ridge Invitational earlier this season.
  “We’ve played a lot of golf together, so it’s easy for us to play a lot of different formats,” Patrick, 34, said. “Alternate shot is obviously very difficult, but he swung really well today, and I was there when he needed me. We both played pretty solid.”
  “Our goal was to try not to leave par putts more than two or three feet,” Kevin, 59, added. “If the birdie putts went in, great. If they didn’t, don’t leave anybody a knee-knocker, which we didn’t.”
  The Mitchells entered Monday’s affair at different points, physically speaking. Kevin continues to rehabilitate a left shoulder injury that he suffered last winter. He didn’t return to the golf course until June. Patrick is fresh off a runner-up finish in Glenmaura National’s club championship over the weekend.
  “It was a pretty good warm up for this,” Patrick, a golf coach in the Pocono Mountain School District, said.
  Was it ever.
  A warmth and affection for their home digs increased the Mitchells’ chances for a third straight title. The Scranton, Pa. residents turned in 1 under thanks to back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 (par 5, 514 yards) and 7 (par 3, 171 yards). On the first, Kevin powered a rescue from 215 yards onto the front fringe, and his son lagged the eagle attempt into tap-in territory. Patrick then stopped a 7-iron at four feet on the latter. Poor drives on No. 3 (par 4, 405 yards) produced the team’s lone front blemish.
  To start its inward tour, the Mitchells missed a pair of makeable birdie putts, which fully stung on No. 12 (par 4, 380 yards). Kevin skulled a wedge from 70 yards to some 70 feet above the hole location. A three-putt brought the Mitchells back to even. But the seven-year Glenmaura members responded with a birdie on the par 4, 385-yard 13th hole, where Patrick hit an 8-iron 170 yards to two feet. Back-to-back bogeys prevented a subpar score. On No. 15 (par 3, 206 yards), the Mitchells chose the lesser of two evils — Kevin’s 3-rescue from the front left bunker instead of Patrick’s 5-iron from the hardwoods just right of the cart path. Patrick splashed out to 30 feet, but his dad couldn’t convert the lengthy par putt. Kevin thought he played a wedge from 112 yards on No. 16 (par 4, 409 yards) perfectly to a front middle hole location.
  “I hit it right where I was supposed to, and the first kick should have went left onto to the green and rolled up to the hole,” Kevin, a retired police officer, said. “The first kick went straight into the heavy grass, and Patrick had an against-the-grain chip that he really wasn’t comfortable with.”
  “The holes got meatier and meatier as the course went on,” Patrick, a high school teacher, added. “Course knowledge was definitely a big factor today.”
  The team of Robert and Rob Billings, the event’s two-time reigning champions, didn’t compete.

Super Senior  

Phil Over of Golden Oaks Golf Club swept in a straightway five-footer for birdie on No. 10 (par 5, 477 yards), the first playoff hole, to assure he and son Phil, who plays out of Penn Oaks Golf Club, a victory in the tournament’s Super-Senior Division (5,967 yards). The Overs defeated Jay Deakins of St. Davids Golf Club and his father Warren of Philadelphia Country Club in a sudden-death playoff. Both teams finished regulation at 4-over-par 75.
  “This is a fantastic golf course, so I was excited about that and I was excited to play with dad,” Over, 48, of Malvern, Pa., said. “He putted great. That was the story of the day.”
  “It feels delightful. It’s great to win,” Over, 76, of Elverson, Pa., added.
  On the first playoff hole, the younger Over knocked a wedge 97 yards to five feet below the flagstick. The Deakins team saw its birdie chance from 20 feet above slip three feet by the cup.
  The Father & Son (Older) is open to father and son teams with sons 30 years of age and older.
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Gross
Championship
Name, club
Score
Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National GC
72
Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont CC/Snee Farm CC
75
Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC
79
Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA
79
Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill CC/Gillette Ridge GC
81
Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford CC/Bellewood CC
82
Vaughn Smith/Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks GC
82
Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds GC/Blue Bell CC
84
Brian Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley GC
85
Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green GC
87
Joe Culley/Brian Culley, The Springhaven Club
87
Jeremy Huttner/James Huttner, Bala GC
90
Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Philmont CC
103
 
Super Senior
Name, club
Score
*Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks GC/Penn Oaks GC
75
Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC
75
Ryan O’Leary/Robert O’Leary, Mercer Oaks GC/Lookaway GC
76
Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC
77
Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC
78
Jim Lelii/Vic Lelii, Doylestown CC/PineCrest CC
79
Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers G&CC
80
Steve Oh/Shi Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club
80
Edward Roberts/Michael Roberts, Manufacturers G&CC/Old York Road CC
80
Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC
80
Kenneth Croney, Jr./Ken Croney, Applebrook GC/Sunnybrook GC
82
Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC
82
Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National GC
83
Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester G&CC
84
Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, The Springhaven Club/Stonewall
85
Steve Bradley/Mark Bradley, Aronimink GC
85
John Rimm/Jack Rimm, Lehigh CC/Glen Brook GC
86
John Delp/Jason Delp, Manufacturers G&CC
88
Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC
89
Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Makefield Highlands GC/Nomads GA
89
Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC
90
Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek GC
91
Sean O’Reilly/Timothy O’Reilly, Aronimink GC/Applebrook GC
92
Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown CC/West Chester G&CC
94
Richard Amoroso/Rich Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill GC
94
Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC
95
Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall G&CC/The Bucks Club
95
Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC
96
Gerald O’Connor, Jr./Gerald O’Connor, Sr., Overbrook GC
113
Happ Capoferri/George Cappoferri, Flourtown CC/Hickory Valley GC
122
 
Net
Championship
Name, club
Score
Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC
67
Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford CC/Bellewood CC
69
Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont CC/Snee Farm CC
71
Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National GC
72
Vaughn Smith/Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks GC
72
Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA
73
Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds GC/Blue Bell CC
74
Brian Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley GC
76
Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green GC
78
Joe Culley/Brian Culley, The Springhaven Club
78
Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill CC/Gillette Ridge GC
81
Jeremy Huttner/James Huttner, Bala GC
90
Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Philmont CC
91
 
Super Senior
Name, club
Score
Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks GC/Penn Oaks GC
65
Ryan O’Leary/Robert O’Leary, Mercer Oaks GC/Lookaway GC
66
Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC
69
Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC
69
Steve Oh/Shi Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club
69
Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester G&CC
69
Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, The Springhaven Club/Stonewall
72
Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Makefield Highlands GC/Nomads GA
72
Jim Lelii/Vic Lelii, Doylestown CC/PineCrest CC
73
Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC
74
Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers G&CC
74
Edward Roberts/Michael Roberts, Manufacturers G&CC/Old York Road CC
74
Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC
74
Steve Bradley/Mark Bradley, Aronimink GC
75
John Rimm/Jack Rimm, Lehigh CC/Glen Brook GC
76
Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National GC
77
Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC
78
Sean O’Reilly/Timothy O’Reilly, Aronimink GC/Applebrook GC
79
Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall G&CC/The Bucks Club
79
Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC
80
Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown CC/West Chester G&CC
80
Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC
80
Kenneth Croney, Jr./Ken Croney, Applebrook GC/Sunnybrook GC
82
Richard Amoroso/Rich Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill GC
82
Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC
83
Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC
84
John Delp/Jason Delp, Manufacturers G&CC
88
Gerald O’Connor, Jr./Gerald O’Connor, Sr., Overbrook GC
90
Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek GC
91
Happ Capoferri/George Cappoferri, Flourtown CC/Hickory Valley GC
100
 
*-determined in playoff

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