Jul 30, 2015

Lehigh’s Beck, Soares take Senior Four-Ball in scorecard playoff

GLENSIDE, Pa. — For the second straight year, a scorecard playoff decided the Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play victors. And, in a bizarre twist, two of three teams involved in that playoff — Bellewood Country Club’s Marty Dorminy and James Prendergast as well as Chester Valley Golf Club’s Ed Chylinski and Kenneth Silverwood — returned to the spotlight Thursday.

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  Both, however, ceded to Bob Beck and Thomas Soares. The Lehigh Country Club duo inked a 32 on the back nine to prevail in the tournament’s 56th edition at North Hills Country Club (par 71, 6,248 yards). All three teams filed a 4-under-par 67. The Dorminy and Prendergast team won last year’s scorecard playoff.

  The scorecard tiebreaker, as recommended by the USGA, is total gross score for the back nine.

  “We met playing in a few tournaments in the Lehigh Valley. Tom joined Lehigh a little more than five years ago, so we’ve been fortunate to play more golf together,” Beck, 55, of Allentown, Pa., said. “We play as partners in a few events. We don’t usually get mad at each other.”

  “This is cool. I’m glad we were able to do it,” Soares, 55, of Emmaus, Pa., said. “It was a good partnership. Bob played really well. He is a very good driver of the golf ball.”

  The Beck and Soares team opened its trophy quest on North Hills’ back nine. Soares started the subpar scoring on No. 11 (par 3, 153 yards), Soares stopped an 8-iron at 12 feet and sunk the uphill putt. Beck jarred a birdie putt from the same distance on No. 13 (par 4, 373 yards) following a 90-yard wedge shot. His length continued to prove advantageous on the par 5, 495-yard 15th hole. Beck hammered a 4-iron 207 yards to 25 feet and two-putted for a 4. On the next hole (par 4, 371 yards), he punched a wedge from 80 yards under a branch and skipped it to six feet for birdie.

  The team’s inward tour presented par scrapes and missed scoring opportunities. Beck and Soares encountered their first roadblock on No. 6 (par 4, 406 yards). The former couldn’t rectify heavy wedge by executing a 10-footer for par. Soares avenged the team’s misstep in a major way on No. 9 (par 3, 170 yards). He landed a 6-iron right of the flagstick and converted a 25-footer for birdie.

  Beck and Soares will compete in the club championship semifinals at Lehigh on Saturday. They sit on opposite sides of the bracket, so a meeting in the Final on Sunday is possible. Beck holds nine club championships to Soares one.

  “I’ve been there 30 years. He’s been there five,” Beck said.

Super Senior

  Longtime friends and occasional combatants Don Donatoni of White Manor Country Club and Carl Everett of Merion Golf Club carded a 5-under-par 66 to take the tournament’s Super-Senior (par 71, 5,847 yards) title.

Don Donatoni & Carl Everett

  “I enjoy all of the partners I play with, and there are a few special ones. Carl’s in that category,” Donatoni, 67, of Malvern, Pa., said. “We know each others’ game really well, which always helps.”

  Everett, 68, of Harleysville, Pa., converted a left-to-right hooking 30-footer for birdie on No. 7 (par 3, 140 yards) to start the team’s engine. Donatoni assured an outright victory by firing a 3 on the 18th hole (par 4, 286 yards). From the middle of the fairway, Donatoni lifted a 52-degree wedge 80 yards to 15 feet above the flagstick.

  “I knew I needed to make it,” Donatoni, the two-time reigning Super-Senior Player of the Year, said. “We had it breaking a little right-to-left and then straightening out at the hole, and that’s exactly what it did. I decided to drip it in the hole. We knew it was a big birdie at that point.”

  A triumphant birdie is more appropriate.

  Donatoni and Everett won the Senior 27-Hole Challenge in 2008 (Senior Division) and 2014 (Super-Senior). The two recently squared off in the Brewer Cup semifinals. Donatoni prevailed en route to his third straight Super-Senior title in the event.

NOTES — Play was suspended an hour and 25 minutes due to lightning in the area.

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Gross
Senior Division
Name, club Score
*Thomas Soares/Bob Beck, Lehigh CC 67
Marty Dorminy/James Prendergast, Bellewood CC 67
Kenneth Silverwood/Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley GC 67
Raymond Thompson/Glenn Smeraglio, Overbrook GC/Mercer Oaks GC 68
Scott McIntosh/Richard Young, Makefield Highlands GC 68
Arthur Kania, Jr./J. Kirk Luntey, Merion GC 69
Craig Kliewer/Kenneth Phillips, Honeybrook GC/Lancaster CC 69
Dan Lamb/Tim Ungrady, Edgmont CC 69
John Gonsior/Eugene Maginnis, Jr., Limekiln GC/Whitemarsh Valley CC 69
David West/Mark Ellinger, Whitford CC 70
Richard Atcavage/Steve Javie, Whitemarsh Valley CC 70
Drew Panebianco/Michael Domenick, Five Ponds GC/Phoenixville CC 70
Buck Jones/Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Philadelphia CC 70
Joseph Russo/Mark Walker, Laurel Creek CC 70
Thomas Alestock/Robert Walters, DuPont CC 71
Bob Majczan/Michael Quinn, Lookaway GC/Edgmont CC 71
Bob Arthur/Thomas Hyland, Tavistock CC/Old York Road CC 71
Michael Quinn/John Vergari, Tavistock CC 71
Michael Fox/Chris Smedley, Hartefeld National 71
Tom Borsello/Buddy Reed, Hartefeld National/Back Creek GC 71
Paul Hess/Michael Avery, Hartefeld National 72
Peter. Dilullo/Robert Billings, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC 72
Thomas Mairone/Bob Stewart, Philadelphia Publinks GA 73
Francis Maxwell/Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National GC 73
Peter Mimmo/Frank Tuscano, Greate Bay CC/North Hills CC 74
Mike Tomasic/David Brackenbury, Woodstone CC 74
George Henninger/Pete Ervin, Huntingdon Valley CC 74
Alan Wagenschnur/Pete Widdoes, Back Creek GC/White Clay Creek CC 74
Mark Tanner/Brad Tanner, North Hills CC 74
Rich Thon/Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 74
Mark Metaxas/Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National GC 74
Gregory Sheva/Robert Garis, North Hills CC 75
Paul Higgins/William Baird, Philadelphia Cricket Club 76
Gary Yeager/Dan Farragut, Philadelphia Cricket Club 78
John Ward/Archie Struthers, Greate Bay CC 78
Kevin Mailey/Scott Ryan, Whitford CC/Stonewall 78
Walter Waryga/Harold Schweitzer, Jr., Concord CC/Broad Run GC 78
Bill Flavell/Joe Balkovec, Manufacturers G&CC 78
Alexander Maguire, Sr./Pat Romano, Brookside CC/Bellewood CC 79
William Strow/Rex Smith, Loch Nairn GC/Applecross CC 79
John Kane/Pat McCullough, Stonewall/Rolling Green GC 79
Del Markward/Jeffrey Niebling, North Hills CC/Commonwealth National GC 79
John Cech/Marty Frengs, Riverton CC/Merchantville CC 79
John Fitzpatrick/Robert Fitzpatrick, Sandy Run CC 79
Louis Siesser/Alan Tannenbaum, Jericho National GC 80
Dirk Edmiston/James O’Brien, Penn Oaks GC 80
Joseph Abriola, Jr./Joseph Flynn, North Hills CC 81
Dave Bresnahan/William Schmidt, Riverton CC 81
John Prestwood/Macy Summers, St. Davids GC 82
Christopher Swayze/Wayne Yetter, Lookaway GC 83
Timothy Kiorpes/Dave End, Lookaway GC/Old York Road CC 84
Jeff Abbott/Richard Turner, Fieldstone GC/Llanerch CC 85
Edward Blomstedt/Robert Pingitore, Moselem Springs GC/French Creek GC 86
Super-Senior Division
Name, club Score
Don Donatoni/Carl Everett, White Manor CC/Merion GC 66
Matthew Bellis/Michael Rose, Commonwealth National GC/Talamore CC 67
Thomas Mallouk/Michael Anton, Lookaway GC 68
Robert Lodovici/Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill CC 69
Ed Zebrowski/Bob Conners, Sea Oaks GC 70
Joseph Shevlin/Frank Treml, North Hills CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA 71
Hal Morris/Joe Morris, Talamore CC/Whitford CC 71
Alan Van Horn/Douglas Fraser, Commonwealth National GC/Greate Bay CC 71
Norman Jester/Curt Fromal, Downingtown CC/The Springhaven Club 72
Frank Polizzi/Bernard Zbrzeznj, Whitemarsh Valley CC 72
Thomas O’Rourke/Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC 73
John Walko/Philip Shadle, Five Ponds GC 73
Peter Albert/Herbert Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Doylestown CC 74
John Ayres/David Jordan, Trump National GC – Philadelphia/Sakima CC 74
David Brookreson/Arthur Jacoby, Huntingdon Valley CC/Commonwealth National 75
Frank Shuman/Peter Emigh, Lehigh CC 75
Gary Gordon/Steven Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket/Old York CC at Chesterfield 76
Thomas Mohr/Mark McDermott, Whitford CC/Kennett Square G&CC 76
Bob Paul/Ronald Trichon, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Philmont CC 78
Rick Ames/Gary Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Bala GC 78
Joseph LaGrossa/Alexander Kazmarck, Jr., Galloway National GC 79
William Schellhorn/Dennis Hancock, Jericho National GC 80
C.Michael Conway/Charles Caparo, Plymouth CC 80
Ed Ciel/Thomas Gramlich, Medford Lakes CC 80
John Luviano, Jr./Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley CC 81
Murray Soss/Amedeo Mascitti, Rolling Green GC 84
Emil Devito/Bill Watts, Medford Lakes CC 84
Ned Moore/Rick Rutter, Manufacturers G&CC 85
Jack Endicott/W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC 87
Net
Senior Division
Name, club Score
Francis Maxwell/Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National GC 60
Dan Lamb/Tim Ungrady, Edgmont CC 63
Scott McIntosh/Richard Young, Makefield Highlands GC 64
Thomas Soares/Bob Beck, Lehigh CC 65
Marty Dorminy/James Prendergast, Bellewood CC 65
Kenneth Silverwood/Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley GC 65
Mark Tanner/Brad Tanner, North Hills CC 65
Gregory Sheva/Robert Garis, North Hills CC 65
Bill Flavell/Joe Balkovec, Manufacturers G&CC 65
Craig Kliewer/Kenneth Phillips, Honeybrook GC/Lancaster CC 66
John Gonsior/Eugene Maginnis, Jr., Limekiln GC/Whitemarsh Valley CC 66
Buck Jones/Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Philadelphia CC 66
Thomas Mairone/Bob Stewart, Philadelphia Publinks GA 66
Christopher Swayze/Wayne Yetter, Lookaway GC 66
Richard Atcavage/Steve Javie, Whitemarsh Valley CC 67
Drew Panebianco/Michael Domenick, Five Ponds GC/Phoenixville CC 67
Michael Quinn/John Vergari, Tavistock CC 67
Michael Fox/Chris Smedley, Hartefeld National 67
Tom Borsello/Buddy Reed, Hartefeld National/Back Creek GC 67
Paul Hess/Michael Avery, Hartefeld National 67
Peter Mimmo/Frank Tuscano, Greate Bay CC/North Hills CC 67
George Henninger/Pete Ervin, Huntingdon Valley CC 67
John Cech/Marty Frengs, Riverton CC/Merchantville CC 67
Arthur Kania, Jr./J. Kirk Luntey, Merion GC 68
Joseph Russo/Mark Walker, Laurel Creek CC 68
Del Markward/Jeffrey Niebling, North Hills CC/Commonwealth National GC 68
Louis Siesser/Alan Tannenbaum, Jericho National GC 68
Dirk Edmiston/James O’Brien, Penn Oaks GC 68
Joseph Abriola, Jr./Joseph Flynn, North Hills CC 68
Thomas Alestock/Robert Walters, DuPont CC 69
Bob Arthur/Thomas Hyland, Tavistock CC/Old York Road CC 69
Peter. Dilullo/Robert Billings, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC 69
Paul Higgins/William Baird, Philadelphia Cricket Club 69
John Kane/Pat McCullough, Stonewall/Rolling Green GC 69
John Fitzpatrick/Robert Fitzpatrick, Sandy Run CC 69
Dave Bresnahan/William Schmidt, Riverton CC 69
Raymond Thompson/Glenn Smeraglio, Overbrook GC/Mercer Oaks GC 70
Mike Tomasic/David Brackenbury, Woodstone CC 70
Kevin Mailey/Scott Ryan, Whitford CC/Stonewall 70
John Prestwood/Macy Summers, St. Davids GC 70
David West/Mark Ellinger, Whitford CC 71
Bob Majczan/Michael Quinn, Lookaway GC/Edgmont CC 71
Alan Wagenschnur/Pete Widdoes, Back Creek GC/White Clay Creek CC 71
Rich Thon/Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 71
Mark Metaxas/Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National GC 71
Walter Waryga/Harold Schweitzer, Jr., Concord CC/Broad Run GC 71
Alexander Maguire, Sr./Pat Romano, Brookside CC/Bellewood CC 72
Timothy Kiorpes/Dave End, Lookaway GC/Old York Road CC 72
Jeff Abbott/Richard Turner, Fieldstone GC/Llanerch CC 72
Gary Yeager/Dan Farragut, Philadelphia Cricket Club 73
John Ward/Archie Struthers, Greate Bay CC 73
William Strow/Rex Smith, Loch Nairn GC/Applecross CC 73
Edward Blomstedt/Robert Pingitore, Moselem Springs GC/French Creek GC 75
Super-Senior Division
Name, club Score
Hal Morris/Joe Morris, Talamore CC/Whitford CC 59
John Walko/Philip Shadle, Five Ponds GC 61
Don Donatoni/Carl Everett, White Manor CC/Merion GC 62
Thomas Mallouk/Michael Anton, Lookaway GC 63
Ed Zebrowski/Bob Conners, Sea Oaks GC 64
Matthew Bellis/Michael Rose, Commonwealth National GC/Talamore CC 65
Joseph LaGrossa/AlexanderJr. Kazmarck, Galloway National GC 65
Robert Lodovici/Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill CC 66
Joseph Shevlin/Frank Treml, North Hills CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA 66
Thomas O’Rourke/Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC 66
Alan Van Horn/Douglas Fraser, Commonwealth National GC/Greate Bay CC 67
Norman Jester/Curt Fromal, Downingtown CC/The Springhaven Club 67
Frank Polizzi/Bernard Zbrzeznj, Whitemarsh Valley CC 67
John Ayres/David Jordan, Trump National GC – Philadelphia/Sakima CC 67
Thomas Mohr/Mark McDermott, Whitford CC/Kennett Square G&CC 67
Ed Ciel/Thomas Gramlich, Medford Lakes CC 67
Peter Albert/Herbert Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Doylestown CC 68
Frank Shuman/Peter Emigh, Lehigh CC 68
Bob Paul/Ronald Trichon, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Philmont CC 68
Rick Ames/Gary Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Bala GC 68
Gary Gordon/Steven Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket/Old York CC at Chesterfield 69
William Schellhorn/Dennis Hancock, Jericho National GC 70
Murray Soss/Amedeo Mascitti, Rolling Green GC 70
Emil Devito/Bill Watts, Medford Lakes CC 70
David Brookreson/Arthur Jacoby, Huntingdon Valley CC/Commonwealth National 71
C.Michael Conway/Charles Caparo, Plymouth CC 72
Ned Moore/Rick Rutter, Manufacturers G&CC 72
Jack Endicott/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC 73
John Luviano, Jr./Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley CC 75

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