Sep 02, 2008

Links GC’s DiCinti stands alone atop Senior Amateur leaderboard

  WALLINGFORD, Pa.–Thomas DiCinti of Links GC carded Tuesday’s lone sub-par round at The Springhaven Club (par 70, 6,492 yards) and stands alone atop the Senior Amateur Championship scoreboard. The 59-year-old resident of Voorhees, N.J., finished at 1-under 69 and is two shots clear of Francis McFadden of Overbrook GC and Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. of Saucon Valley CC.

  Reigning Senior Amateur Champion titleholder Ray Thompson of Overbrook GC was disqualified after only 1½ holes when he failed to correct a wrong ball situation before beginning play of his ensuing hole.

  Hovering atop the Senior Amateur Championship leaderboard is nothing new for DiCinti. In 2006, he was in second place after one round before eventually finishing seventh.

  “Having been there before, I’ve learned not to put pressure on yourself,” said DiCinti, whose best Senior Amateur finish was a tie for seventh in 2006. “I’ve learned to let the round unfold in front of you and just play your game. You don’t let somebody else dictate what you are going to do. That’s basically the way I have to play it. I’ve done this before and been here before. I’ve been second banana a couple of times and now I know what it takes.”

 DiCinti birdied two of his first three holes, he chipped it to a foot on No. 2 (par 5, 544 yards) and knocked a 5-iron to eight feet on No. 3 (par 3, 190 yards), before bogeying No. 7 (par 4, 440 yards) to make the turn at 1-under-par 34. DiCinti birdied No. 10 (par 4, 424 yards) with a gap wedge from 112 yards and bogeyed No. 11 (par 4, 452 yards) after hitting his tee ball in the left rough to open his final nine. Another bogey on No. 16 (par 3, 157 yards) dropped DiCinti to even par before his 60-degree wedge from 94 yards on No. 17 (par 4, 365 yards) hopped two feet past and spun back into the hole for eagle. DiCinti, however, hit a poor drive on No. 18 (par 4, 371 yards) that resulted in a closing bogey.

  “It hit a foot short of the hole went two feet past and spun back in,” said DiCinti. “It was just a great shot to watch.”

  O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., of Pine Valley GC and Pine Valley, N.J., holds a four-shot lead in the Super-Senior Flight after carding an impressive 2-under-par 68 (par 70, 6,146 yards). Brewer, 71, carded five birdies and three bogeys en route to shooting three strokes better than his age from the shorter tees.

  “It was one of those rounds that was pretty good,” an understated Brewer said. “I hit it good. There were no long putts or chip-ins. It was a pretty solid round of golf. Five birdies and three bogeys.”

  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 135 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.

Ages 55-59
Name Club Gross
Thomas DiCinti Links Golf Club 69
Francis McFadden Overbrook Golf Club 71
Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. Saucon Valley Country Club 71
Craig Scott Huntingdon Valley Country Club 72
Daniel B. Burton Bent Creek Country Club 72
Gary Daniels Saucon Valley Country Club 72
James Sullivan, Sr. Huntingdon Valley Country Club 72
Michael Quinn Edgmont Country Club 72
Robert Billings Rolling Green Golf Club 72
Bennett Meyer Philmont Country Club 73
Charles Jones Philadelphia Publinks GA 73
Martin Klagholz Aronimink Golf Club 73
Roc Irey Cedarbrook Country Club 73
Bob Majczan Lookaway Golf Club 74
Thomas Mallouk Lookaway Golf Club 74
Andy Thompson Overbrook Golf Club 75
David Taylor Radley Run Country Club 75
Matthew Bellis Commonwealth National Golf Club 75
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 75
Robert Ockenfuss Indian Valley Country Club 75
Andrew Guinan Applebrook Golf Club 76
Eugene Maginnis, Jr. Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 76
Kevin Scanlon Stonewall 76
Michael Moser Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 76
Mike Miklinevich Greate Bay Country Club 76
Richard Umani Philadelphia Publinks GA 76
Robert Fritz Ravens Claw Golf Club 76
Vincent Scarpetta, Jr. Glenmaura National Golf Club 76
Bill Henry Olde York Country Club 77
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 77
Drew Panebianco Talamore Country Club 77
Ed Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 77
John Gonsior Five Ponds Golf Club 77
Joseph Grubb Honeybrook Golf Club 77
Mark Quigley Lu Lu Country Club 77
Jeb Baker DuPont Country Club 78
Dave Jacobson JC Melrose Country Club 79
John Turner The Springhaven Club 79
Pete Widdoes Inniscrone Golf Club 79
Robert Lodovici Links Golf Club 79
Wally Swiger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 79
Andy Goldman Philadelphia Cricket Club 80
John Samerjan Hopewell Valley Golf Club 80
Lee Cook Laurel Creek Country Club 80
William Vostinak Lehigh Country Club 80
Jeff Ranck Huntsville Golf Club 81
John Emmel, Jr. Philadelphia Publinks GA 81
Craig Aronchick, M.D. Rolling Green Golf Club 82
Rick Gaydos Woodbury Country Club 82
Charles Johanson Philadelphia Cricket Club 83
James Prendergast Spring Ford Country Club 83
Stephen Crescenzo Wyncote Golf Club 83
Michael Harms Philadelphia Publinks GA 84
Thomas Mairone McCall Golf & Country Club 84
Alan Van Horn Lu Lu Country Club 85
Chris Gallagher West Chester Golf & Country Club 85
Michael Howanski DuPont Country Club 85
Richard Speranza Jericho National Golf Club 85
Joseph Dulka DuPont Country Club 86
Joseph Dollinger Lu Lu Country Club 92
Andrew Worek Yardley Country Club WD
Bill Burkavage Country Club of Scranton WD
Joseph Mclean Rolling Green Golf Club WD
Paul Keating Aronimink Golf Club WD
Robin McCool Saucon Valley Country Club WD
Ronald Cusick, Sr. Tavistock Country Club WD
Raymond Thompson Overbrook Golf Club DQ
Ages 60 and over
Name Club Gross
Ted Beringer Philadelphia Country Club 72
Don Donatoni White Manor Country Club 73
Frank Polizzi Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 73
Carl Everett Merion Golf Club 74
Michael Rose Philmont Country Club 74
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 75
Joel McFadden Honeybrook Golf Club 76
Terry Fair RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 76
William Lawler Fox Hill Country Club 77
Jack Holland Whitford Country Club 78
Charles Whipple Huntingdon Valley Country Club 79
James Haynie Lu Lu Country Club 79
Michael Rowland Lehigh Country Club 79
Michael Sofranko Wyncote Golf Club 79
Stephen Daley Lu Lu Country Club 79
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 80
Charles McDowell Wilmington Country Club 80
Jon Mabry Moorestown Field Club 80
Gregory Gaul Merion Golf Club 82
Terrence Sawyer Yardley Country Club 83
Carlyle Robinson Fox Hill Country Club 84
Gibby Young Hartefeld National 84
Robert Murphy Wilmington Country Club 84
Terry Law Yardley Country Club 84
Gordon Bennett Northampton Country Club 85
Joseph Milutis Northampton Country Club 85
W. Scott Yard Whitford Country Club 85
Dennis Perna Spring Ford Country Club 86
Edward Pappas, Sr. Rolling Green Golf Club 86
Ron Mittendorf Blue Bell Country Club 86
John Cech Riverton Country Club 87
John Snyder Waynesborough Country Club 87
Frank Kunze Spring Ford Country Club 88
Fred Olt Little Mill Country Club 95
William Casto Coatesville Country Club WD
Ken Gaskill Philadelphia Publinks GA WD
Ages Super-Senior (65 and over)
Name Club Gross
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley Golf Club 68
Jarrett Kling Merion Golf Club 72
Richard Smith Philadelphia Country Club 73
Curt Fromal The Springhaven Club 74
John Owens Tavistock Country Club 75
Andrew Hamilton, III The Springhaven Club 76
Bob Wicker Little Mill Country Club 76
John MacDonald Medford Lakes Country Club 76
Louis Pace Medford Village Country Club 76
Richard Genoni Waynesborough Country Club 77
Robert Proto Little Mill Country Club 77
Bill Weinfeld JC Melrose Country Club 78
Thomas O’Rourke Chester Valley Golf Club 78
Art Brosius DuPont Country Club 79
Joseph Maxwell Hartefeld National 79
Joseph Scott, Jr. Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 79
Lawrence Capuzzi ,Sr. Rolling Green Golf Club 79
Warren Deakins Philadelphia Country Club 79
Edward Noble Tavistock Country Club 80
Herbert Gordon Doylestown Country Club 80
James Sherratt Old York Road Country Club 81
Jay Kocher Wilmington Country Club 81
Thomas Morgan Riverton Country Club 83
Christopher Frazier Sunnybrook Golf Club 87
Clay Von Seldeneck Sunnybrook Golf Club 88
David Jordan Woodbury Country Club 88
Ernest Eichenberg, III Waynesborough Country Club 89
John Ayres Woodbury Country Club 89
Donald Hoegel Little Mill Country Club 90
Robert Zowney Sandy Run Country Club 94
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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