Aug 31, 2004

Huntingdon Valley CC’s Scott holds one-shot lead at Senior Amateur

 NORTH HILLS, Pa.-Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC, a newcomer to the Golf Association of Philadelphia senior circuit, carded an even-par 71 amidst a steady and menacing breeze on Tuesday at Lu Lu CC (par 71, 6,286 yards) to take the first-round lead of the 34th Senior Amateur Championship. The Senior Amateur Championship is for players 55 years of age and older.

  Jay Howson, Jr. of St. Davids GC, the 1999 Senior Amateur champion, is a shot back in second after recording a 1-over-par 72. Mike Nilon of Philadelphia CC and Michael Rose of Ashbourne CC, the reigning Senior Amateur champion, are tied in third place at 2-over 73. A group of seven players stand at 74. In all, 20 players are within five shots of the lead.

  A field of 192 players competed.

  Scott, 55, of Marshalls Creek, Pa. in the Poconos, turned in a compact and efficient level-par round with three birdies and three bogeys. He registered 13 greens in regulation. Owner of the Mountain Manor Inn & Golf Club Resort, Scott has only played in one other Golf Association of Philadelphia senior event since turning 55 years of age this spring. A busy schedule and the long commute to the Philadelphia area have kept him away.

  However, Scott said he cleared his schedule and made it a point to make the lengthy ride to Lu Lu CC for the Senior Amateur Championship. It could turn out to be the best decision of his golfing career.

  “This is a good time of year and was one of the things I wanted to do,” said Scott. “I’m going to go out and have a good time tomorrow. I have no expectations because that’s golf.”

  Scott is no stranger to posting low scores.

  He has qualified for three U.S. Middle-Amateur Championships in addition to one U.S. Amateur. In the three U.S. Mid-Ams, he’s been in a playoff each time to advance into match play but has failed to move on.

  On Tuesday, Scott said a solid driver and putter accounted for the result. All three birdie putts were outside 10 feet.

  Howson, 66, of Malvern, Pa. recorded five birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey in his round to find the top of the leaderboard. Howson, who started on the back side, recorded an even-par 36 on the outward nine before finishing at 1-over-par on the front.

  “Like the old saying goes,” said Howson, “you can’t win it on the first day, but you can lose it.”

  Nilon, 55, of Gladwyne, Pa. and Rose, 57, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. will join Scott and Howson in the final group. Nilon missed one fairway en route to a 73. A switch back to his overlapping grip has resulted in good things.

  Rose fired a 1-under-par 34 on the front side, but struggled on the inward side with a 3-over-par 39. Rose was a shot out of the lead a year ago before rallying for the victory.

Gross Scores
Pos Name Club Score
1 Craig Scott Huntingdon Valley CC 71
2 Jay Y. Howson, Jr. St. Davids GC 72
T3 Michael Rose Ashbourne CC 73
T3 Michael J Nilon Philadelphia CC 73
T5 Charles McClaskey Wyncote GC 74
T5 Robert G. Housen Pine Valley GC 74
T5 Louis J Pace Medford Village CC 74
T5 Terrence J. Sawyer Yardley CC 74
T5 William Weinfeld Melrose CC 74
T5 Robert Proto Little Mill CC 74
T5 Jay Kocher Wilmington CC 74
T12 James R Haynie Lu Lu CC 75
T12 Thomas DiCinti Little Mill CC 75
T12 Stephen Daley Lu Lu CC 75
T12 Bill Walker Burlington CC 75
T12 Edward H. Pappas Rolling Green GC 75
T12 Ed M Roberts Old York Road CC 75
T12 Michael C Rowland Lehigh CC 75
T12 Basil Gilfillian Running Deer GC 75
T12 Frank S. Polizzi Whitemarsh Valley CC 75
T12 Warren W Deakins Philadelphia CC 75
T22 J. Wendell Outhous St. Davids GC 76
T22 Thomas H. Mallouk Lookaway GC 76
T22 David K. Brookreson Huntingdon Valley CC 76
T22 James J Ginsberg Philmont CC 76
T22 Frank M Treml Sandy Run CC 76
T22 Gregg Gottshall Reading CC 76
T22 William Kufta Jericho National GC 76
T29 Neil McDermott Llanerch CC 77
T29 Daniel B. Burton Bent Creek CC 77
T29 J. Peter Pierce Philadelphia CC 77
T29 Norm Kulujian Lookaway GC 77
33 Herbert Gordon Doylestown CC 78
T34 James R Sherratt Old York Road CC 79
T34 Don Donatoni White Manor CC 79
T34 Steve Kyriakodis Lu Lu CC 79
T34 Robert J Murphy Wilmington CC 79
T34 Donald C Galbraith Stonewall 79
T34 David A Jordan Woodbury CC 79
T34 Curt Fromal The Springhaven Club 79
T34 Raymond Fuller Running Deer GC 79
T34 Jack Holland Whitford CC 79
T34 Douglas A Dick Chester Valley GC 79
T34 John W. Rowe Whitemarsh Valley CC 79
T34 Bill DiJirolanio Lancaster CC 79
T34 Carl B. Everett Merion GC 79
T47 Ron Mittendorf Blue Bell CC 80
T47 Jarrett B Kling Merion GC 80
T47 Jay McLaughlin Stone Harbor CC 80
T47 Fred Olt Little Mill CC 80
T47 Jon Mabry Moorestown Field Club 80
T47 Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley CC 80
T47 Arthur Jacoby Commonwealth National GC 80
T47 Richard A. Smith Philadelphia CC 80
T47 Ken Gaskill Philadelphia Publinks 80
T47 Robert Freudenheim Radnor Valley CC 80
T57 Wally Swiger Huntingdon Valley CC 81
T57 Michael J. Egan Lookaway GC 81
T57 Eric C. Norlin Coatesville CC 81
T57 Brian Bezark Lu Lu CC 81
T57 Frederick Fung Cedarbrook CC 81
T57 William P Lawler Fox Hill CC 81
T57 John G. Siegrist Manufacturers G&CC 81
T57 Murray Felzer White Manor CC 81
T65 Charles S. McDowell Wilmington CC 82
T65 Steve Broome Huntingdon Valley CC 82
T65 John Cech Riverton CC 82
T65 Vernon Kelly, Jr. Philadelphia Cricket Club 82
T65 George J Becker, Jr. Doylestown CC 82
T65 Ted Beringer Philadelphia CC 82
T65 Steve Yassky Edgmont CC 82
T65 Charles Caparo Plymouth CC 82
T73 John C Endicott Manufacturers G&CC 83
T73 Dennis Boyer Berkshire CC 83
T73 Ben Sack Edgmont CC 83
T73 Frederick J Hirsekorn Tavistock CC 83
T73 W. Robert VanZandt The Springhaven Club 83
T73 Bob Wicker Little Mill CC 83
T73 Edward E Bondi Huntingdon Valley CC 83
T80 Bill Kaufmann Woodbury CC 84
T80 Gregory I Gaul Merion GC 84
T80 Steve Pence Little Mill CC 84
T80 Vincent Burns Torresdale-Frankford CC 84
T80 William H Bayles Phoenixville CC 84
T80 Kevin M. Scanlon Stonewall 84
T80 A. Fred Rudy, Jr. Lancaster CC 84
T80 Robert Davy Medford Village CC 84
T80 John C Holsten Aronimink GC 84
T80 Robert Harris Blue Bell CC 84
T90 William Weihenmayer Huntingdon Valley CC 85
T90 William A Fager Rolling Green GC 85
T90 Daniel B Flynn Sandy Run CC 85
T90 Richard K. Bartlett Sr Aronimink GC 85
T90 Morris Goldenberg Meadowlands CC 85
T90 Robert Schiller Old York Road CC 85
T90 O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley GC 85
T90 James D. Coleman Rolling Green GC 85
T98 Thomas H. Morgan Riverton CC 86
T98 John Snyder Waynesborough CC 86
T98 James J. Wiley Melrose CC 86
T98 Richard J Conway Merion GC 86
T98 John M. Patton Pine Hill GC 86
T98 Ron Badger Links GC 86
T98 Joseph F Virdone Philadelphia CC 86
T98 Bernard E Zbrzeznj Whitemarsh Valley CC 86
T98 Joseph G. Gindhart Greate Bay GC 86
T98 Gerald C. Kelly Concord CC 86
T98 John MacDonald Melrose CC 86
T109 Rick DiLanzo Lu Lu CC 87
T109 Christopher S Frazier Sunnybrook GC 87
T109 Art Brosius,II DuPont CC 87
T109 George McLeod Berkshire CC 87
T109 Gerald Owens North Hills CC 87
T109 Jim Curvan Phoenixville CC 87
T109 Don Neill Talamore at Oak Terrace CC 87
T109 Robert J Brooker Blue Bell CC 87
T117 James H Jones Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
T117 Richard C. Greenleaf Sunnybrook GC 88
T117 Edward Noble Tavistock CC 88
T117 Norman T Wilde, Jr. Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
T117 Charles C. Zall Bala GC 88
T117 Richard F. Kenville Burlington CC 88
T117 Thomas F Conboy Sandy Run CC 88
T117 Jim Bruni Springford CC 88
T125 Conrad E Gack Doylestown CC 89
T125 Frank Setzman Edgmont CC 89
T125 William H Brennan Spring Ford CC 89
T125 Joseph E Hussey Rolling Green GC 89
T125 Charles G. Johanson Philadelphia Cricket Club 89
T125 Ray Rose Links GC 89
T125 Francis T. Sbandi, Esq. Edgmont CC 89
T125 John O’Sullivan Chester Valley GC 89
T125 James C VanZandt The Springhaven Club 89
T125 Dennis M Perna Spring Ford CC 89
T135 Ray Rittersbach Ashbourne CC 90
T135 William C. Jones Hersheys Mill GC 90
T135 Ralph Neild Edgmont CC 90
T135 Gordon Eichert Little Mill CC 90
T139 Robert K Felter Lancaster CC 91
T139 Edward J. David Rolling Green GC 91
T139 Joseph Dantas Reading CC 91
T139 Ernest F Eichenberg, III Waynesborough CC 91
T143 Michael Zion Meadowlands CC 92
T143 Joseph A Herzog Sandy Run CC 92
T143 Robert Zowney Sandy Run CC 92
T146 Jeffrey M Stopford The Springhaven Club 93
T146 Ned Moore Manufacturers G&CC 93
T146 Edward Godshall Reading CC 93
T146 Joseph M Shevlin North Hills CC 93
T146 Anthony G Roeder St. Davids GC 93
T146 George S Thorbahn Rolling Green GC 93
T146 Clay Von Seldeneck Sunnybrook GC 93
T153 Jim Carrigan Moselem Springs GC 94
T153 Donald C Hoegel Little Mill CC 94
T153 John Long Edgmont CC 94
T153 David Jones Heidelberg CC 94
T153 Wade W Hersperger, Jr. Little Mill CC 94
T153 Jay Scattergood Reading CC 94
T153 Boyd K Mackleer Hersheys Mill GC 94
T153 Frank DiGiacomo Merchantville CC 94
T161 Frederick J. Weiler Sandy Run CC 95
T161 Ted Rubin Rolling Green GC 95
T161 James Kennedy Aronimink GC 95
T161 Thomas V. Mohn, M.D. Moselem Springs GC 95
T161 Paschal B De John Concord CC 95
T161 Joseph T. Marcantognini Silver Creek CC 95
T161 Frederick J Stark St. Davids GC 95
T161 John DePaul Sandy Run CC 95
T169 Bob Catini Blue Bell CC 96
T169 R. Emmett Waldron North Hills CC 96
T169 Richard D Turner Concord CC 96
T169 John S. Davidson Philadelphia Publinks 96
T169 Charles F. Loughery Sandy Run CC 96
T174 Robert J Murphy Whitemarsh Valley CC 97
T174 Joe Dowling Concord CC 97
T174 David L. Steele Lancaster CC 97
T174 William Penney Spring Ford CC 97
T178 Dominic Ventresca Doylestown CC 98
T178 James R Waddington Sakima CC 98
T180 Mike Kyle Bala GC 99
T180 Sam Arcana Hersheys Mill GC 99
T180 George A Hilley McCall G&CC 99
T183 Gus Pedicone Sandy Run CC 100
T183 Morris Rorer DuPont CC 100
T183 Stanley E Nash Merion GC 100
186 Joseph McLane Ashbourne CC 101
187 Chuck Lefevers Moselem Springs GC 102
188 Aaron H Rosenzweig Ashbourne CC 103
189 Stephen R. Cooper Ballamor GC 104
190 Terry Radcliffe Lancaster CC 106
191 Robert J. Cubbin Sandy Run CC 113
192 F. Michael Sharp, Jr. Sandy Run CC WD
T193 William T Walsh Philadelphia CC WD
T193 Byron L Milner Overbrook GC WD
T193 Charles Zlock Doylestown CC WD
T193 Kenneth C Warren Merion GC WD
T193 George T Farley Wildwood G&CC WD
T193 John M. Maglio Tavistock CC WD
T193 William B Whitman Berkshire CC WD
T193 Robert S. Strobel, Sr. North Hills CC WD
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