Irey earns No. 1 seed at Brewer Cup; Housen, Brewer top Super-Senior - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 14, 2009

Irey earns No. 1 seed at Brewer Cup; Housen, Brewer top Super-Senior

 SPRING HOUSE, Pa.–Roc Irey has registered enough rounds at Old York Road CC (par 71, 6, 327 yards) to know its smallish, extremely undulating greens pose a constant threat to the scorecard. So with that mindset, Irey took his medicine at the Brewer Cup when he had to – four three-putts – and took advantage of opportunities when presented, to post an even-par 71 on Monday to earn the top seed of the 16 players who advanced to match play of the Senior Division.

  The first round of match play for the Brewer Cup begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow with the quarterfinals to follow. The semifinals and final is set for Wednesday.

  “I played smart. I’ve played here enough in the past to know you have to be patient,” said Irey, 57, of Lookaway GC. “The Road always wins. I had four three putts. You always have them. If you gave yourself two [three-putts] a round you would be happy. You actually have to play the ball over the green on some holes because it’s easier chipping back at it then having a long putt.”

  Irey opened his round in style on No. 1 (par 3, 359 yards) with a 58-degree wedge from 70 yards that stopped eight inches from the cup for birdie. However, three-putts on No. 3 (par 3, 152 yards), from 30 feet, and No. 7 (par 4, 407 yards), when he missed a three-foot par saver, dropped the Furlong, Pa., resident to 1-over par. Irey rebounded quickly, though, registering back-to-back birdies on No. 8 (par 4, 321 yards), he hit a 54-degree wedge from 100 yards to eight inches, and No. 9 (par 5, 530 yards), when he flipped a 60-degree wedge from 60 yards to five feet. He made the turn at 1 under.

  Two more three-putts, on No. 13 (par 4, 403 yards) from 25 feet, and No. 16 (par 3, 170 yards) from 50 feet, followed before Irey drilled a 9-iron from 150 yards to six feet for birdie on No. 17 (par 4, 402 yards).

  “Anytime you shoot even par or better you have to be happy,” said Irey. “This is a tricky little golf course. Thank god the greens weren’t fast.

  You can’t hit your normal shots at the flag. You have to control your flight, hit higher shots so they land soft and really control your spin.”

  Ed Chylinski of Chester Valley GC is the No. 2 seed after carding a 2-over-par 73. Defending champion David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC also qualified for match play as the 12th seed.

  The cut line for the Senior Division fell at 77.

Super-Senior Division
  O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., the tournament namesake and defending Super-Senior champion, and Bob Housen, both members of Pine Valley GC, carded 3-over-par 74s to share medalist honors in the 65 years of age and older division of the Brewer Cup. By virtue of a tiebreaker, Housen will be the top seed and Brewer, No. 2, in the eight-player flight.

  The Super-Senior quarterfinals begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow with the semifinals to follow. The final is scheduled for Wednesday.

  “It would have been a disappointment [to miss match play],” said Brewer, 72, of Pine Valley, N.J.

  Housen, playing in the same group with Brewer, made the turn in 1 over and was still at that number through 14 holes after two more bogeys and two birdies, but three putted No. 17 (par 4, 391 yards) for bogey and hit a driver through the fairway on No. 18 (par 4, 381 yards) for a five.

  Brewer made the turn in 2-over par but fought his way back to even with birdies on No. 10 (par 4, 390 yards) and No. 12 (par 4, 329 yards). On the 10th, he hit a 4-iron from 195 yards to 10 feet and, on the 12th, he knocked a wedge from 96 yards to a foot. A couple of poor shots on the way in and a short par miss on the final hole saw Brewer fall back to 3 over.

  Brewer, the current president of Pine Valley GC, is a two-time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion and veteran of 42 USGA Championships. He’s captured two Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Championship titles (1967, 1976), a GAP Senior Amateur Championship crown (1997) and a Senior Player of the Year (1997) as well as countless invitational titles. And just last year was recognized for his contributions to the game with the USGA’s Bob Jones Award.

  The cut line for the Super-Senior Division fell at 80.

  The Brewer Cup is open to Senior players with a handicap index of 7.0 or less and Super Seniors with an index of 12.0 or less.

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Senior Division
Name Club Front 9 Back 9 Total
Roc Irey Lookaway Golf Club 35 36 71
Ed Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 40 33 73
#Mark Quigley Lu Lu Country Club 36 38 74
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 37 37 74
Terrence Sawyer Commonwealth National Golf Club 36 38 74
Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. Saucon Valley Country Club 38 36 74
Thomas DiCinti Links Golf Club 37 37 74
Charles Jones Blue Bell Country Club 37 38 75
Lee King Berkshire Country Club 39 36 75
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 38 38 76
John Emmel, Jr. Links Golf Club 40 36 76
Michael Quinn Edgmont Country Club 35 41 76
Robert Ockenfuss Indian Valley Country Club 38 38 76
Anthony Kondracki Fox Hill Country Club 41 36 77
Bennett Meyer Philmont Country Club 39 38 77
James Muller Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 40 37 77
Wally Swiger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 39 38 77
Failed to qualify
Gary Daniels Applebrook Golf Club 41 37 78
Michael Nilon Philadelphia Country Club 40 38 78
Rick Custer Spring Ford Country Club 39 39 78
Tom Borsello Fieldstone Golf Club 40 38 78
Charles Whipple Huntingdon Valley Country Club 43 36 79
Drew Panebianco Talamore Country Club 41 38 79
Fred Banta Running Deer Golf Club 42 37 79
Joe Olin Little Mill Country Club 38 41 79
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 42 37 79
Robert Billings Rolling Green Golf Club 37 42 79
Alan Van Horn Lu Lu Country Club 41 39 80
Edward Roberts Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 38 42 80
Michael Rose Philmont Country Club 38 42 80
Robert Lodovici Little Mill Country Club 40 40 80
Jack Holland Whitford Country Club 40 41 81
James Prendergast Brookside Country Club 40 41 81
Theodore Beringer Philadelphia Country Club 42 39 81
James Haynie Lu Lu Country Club 40 42 82
Michael Moser Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 42 40 82
Lee Cook Laurel Creek Country Club 40 43 83
Stephen Pence Little Mill Country Club 43 40 83
Craig Scott Huntingdon Valley Country Club 43 41 84
William March Spring Ford Country Club 41 43 84
Bill Smith Sandy Run Country Club 43 42 85
Joe Marucci Saucon Valley Country Club 43 43 86
Stephan Whitenack Pine Valley Golf Club 45 41 86
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 41 46 87
Tom Cohen Running Deer Golf Club 42 45 87
John Patton Links Golf Club 48 40 88
Richard Holcombe, Jr. Old York Road Country Club 44 47 91
Thomas Mairone McCall Golf & Country Club 48 45 93
Gary Daniels Saucon Valley Country Club WD WD WD
Gibby Young Hartefeld National WD WD WD
Matthew Bellis Commonwealth National Golf Club WD WD WD
Mike Miklinevich Greate Bay Country Club DQ DQ DQ
Super-Senior Division
Name Club Front 9 Back 9 Total
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley Golf Club 38 36 74
Robert Housen Pine Valley Golf Club 37 37 74
Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr. Rolling Green Golf Club 38 39 77
Thomas Isola Whitford Country Club 38 39 77
James Sherratt Old York Road Country Club 37 41 78
Jay Howson, Jr. St. Davids Golf Club 41 37 78
Richard Smith Philadelphia Country Club 38 40 78
*Curt Fromal The Springhaven Club 39 41 80
Failed to qualify
*John Owens Tavistock Country Club 41 39 80
*Eric Dollenberg, Sr. Philadelphia Cricket Club 40 40 80
*Thomas O’Rourke Chester Valley Golf Club 41 39 80
David Jordan Woodbury Country Club 38 44 82
Kent Weymouth, Jr. Philadelphia Publinks GA 43 39 82
Charles McClaskey Wyncote Golf Club 40 43 83
Warren Deakins Philadelphia Country Club 44 40 84
Peter Stanley Sunnybrook Golf Club 44 41 85
James Callaghan Rolling Green Golf Club 44 43 87
Jim Lloyd Running Deer Golf Club 45 43 88
Jay Kocher Wilmington Country Club 46 43 89
John Ayres Woodbury Country Club 48 43 91
Joe Wolos JC Melrose Country Club 46 46 92
Charles Kane Rolling Green Golf Club 45 49 94
Joseph Maxwell Hartefeld National WD WD WD
#-not competing in match play
*-determined in playoff
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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