May 27, 2008

Lehigh’s Barr nabs Warner Cup (Net)

PHILADELPHIA– Jerry Barr, a 10 handicap out of Lehigh Country Club, registered a net 3-under-par 65 to take the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net) at Bala Golf Club (par 68, 5,430 yards) by a stroke.

 “I just hit the ball straight and kept it in the fairway,” Barr said. “That was the whole thing for me today.”

  One of those accurate tee shots came on the par 4 12th hole (327 yards) when his drive left him a manageable shot from 100 yards out. From there the 61-year-old placed his wedge shot only four feet left of the hole leaving an easy birdie putt.

  “If you can hit your drive straight here you don’t have a lot of long irons into the green,” he said. “That’s the key.”

  A simple fact Barr learned last season when he played Bala in the 48th Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play but with vastly different results.

  “I don’t think I broke 90 here last year,” he said of his team effort in last season’s contest. “I played my 3-wood a little bit more this time around and I paid more attention to what I was doing. I hit a lot of greens [in regulation] today.”

  Added Barr, “I didn’t make any long putts, but I didn’t three putt either.”

  Open to senior male golfers 55 years of age and over, the Warner Cup (Net) is an 18-hole individual net stroke-play event for players with a 7.1 or higher handicap index. Four overall low net prizes are awarded with net prizes in each of three handicap classes determined by course handicap.

  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.


1. Jerry Barr Lehigh Country Club 65
2. John DeCarlo, M.D. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 66
T3.Stephen Cooper Ballamor Golf Club 67
T3.Joseph DeAngelis Jericho National Golf Club 67

12 & Under Handicap
1. Steve Rathman Heidelberg Country Club 69

13-17 Handicap
T1.Frederick Hirsekorn Tavistock Country Club 68
T1.Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 68

18 & Over Handicap
1. George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club 68

First Flight (1-12 Handicap)
Name Club Net
Jerry Barr Lehigh Country Club 65
Joseph DeAngelis Jericho National Golf Club 67
Steve Rathman Heidelberg Country Club 69
James Jennings Wedgwood Country Club 72
James Rocks Wedgwood Country Club 72
Rick Ames Philadelphia Publinks GA 72
Steven Owens JC Melrose Country Club 72
Vincent Kraft, Jr. Lehigh Country Club 72
Richard Wood, III Gulph Mills Golf Club 73
Robert Agran Wyncote Golf Club 73
Aaron Shatzman Meadowlands Country Club 74
Joseph McLane JC Melrose Country Club 76
David Steele Lancaster Country Club 77
Francis Sbandi, Esq. Edgmont Country Club 77
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 77
Dave Jacobson JC Melrose Country Club 78
Bill Smith Downingtown Golf Club 79
Ed Brzezowski Concord Country Club 79
Joe Wolos JC Melrose Country Club 80
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 80
Conrad Gack Jericho National Golf Club 82
Jay Guben JC Melrose Country Club 83
Andrew Worek Yardley Country Club WD
Second Flight (13-17 Handicap)
Name Club Net
John DeCarlo, M.D. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 66
Frederick Hirsekorn Tavistock Country Club 68
Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 68
Edward Godshall Heidelberg Country Club 69
Aaron Rosenzweig Five Ponds Golf Club 70
Bill Darling Wildwood Country Club 70
Jay Scattergood Heidelberg Country Club 70
Bruce Foster Wildwood Golf & Country Club 71
Ray Rittersbach Cedarbrook Country Club 71
Robert Hennessy Wedgwood Country Club 71
Arthur Millett Pine Hill Golf Club 72
William Jones McCall Golf & Country Club 72
Francis Koneski Sandy Run Country Club 73
John Walko Doylestown Country Club 73
Clinton Alexander Downingtown Golf Club 74
Mike Kyle Bala Golf Club 74
Murray Felzer White Manor Country Club 75
William Greenway Sandy Run Country Club 75
Larry Bergman JC Melrose Country Club 78
Thomas Dyott Old York Road Country Club 78
Edwin Boyd Downingtown Golf Club 80
Tom Glynn Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 81
Richard Manna Doylestown Country Club 88
Joe Clancy Little Mill Country Club 92
Joseph Funk Bucks County Golf Club 92
Bruce Birkholz Links Golf Club NC
Clair Myers Kennett Square Golf & Country Club WD
Third Flight (18 & Over Handicap)
Name Club Net
Stephen Cooper Ballamor Golf Club 67
George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club 68
William Horgan Wildwood Golf & Country Club 69
Charles Zlock Doylestown Country Club 71
John O’Rourke McCall Golf & Country Club 71
Robert Murray McCall Golf & Country Club 73
Howard Hansell McCall Golf & Country Club 74
Brian Mulvenna Greate Bay Country Club 77
Robert Murphy Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 78
Thomas Laudenslager Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 78
Clinton Miller Little Mill Country Club 79
James Flick The Springhaven Club 80
Gus Pedicone Sandy Run Country Club 82
Arthur Augugliaro Merchantville Country Club 83
Frank Caterini Wildwood Golf & Country Club 83
Jim Carrigan Moselem Springs Golf Club 83
Epiphany DeLuca White Clay Creek Country Club 87
Barrie Cole Llanerch Country Club NC
Edward Johnson Blue Bell Country Club NS
John Long Edgmont Country Club WD
Marty Brickner Links Golf Club NC
NC-no card; NS-no show; WD- withdrawal

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