Aug 25, 2004

Little Mill CC’s Al Kelly takes Chapman Memorial

  MARLTON, N.J. – Making full use of a home court advantage, Al Kelly fired a net 6-under-par 66 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 66th Chapman Memorial Cup Wednesday at Little Mill CC (6,472 yards, par 72).

  Kelly, playing on his home course, shot a gross 39-36—75, with a 9 handicap, to best 200 golfers in net competition in Senior (55 and older) and Super Senior (65 and older) divisions.

  Raymond Fuller of Running Dear GC placed second, carding a 35-38—73, with a 4 handicap, for a net 69.

  Louis J. Pace of Medford Village CC was third, posting a 39-36—75, with a 5 handicap, for a net 70.

  The tournament is named for Frank H. Chapman, late, long-time GAP secretary-treasurer.

  Ray Rose of Links GC took the Super Senior net prize, shooting a 43-41—84, with a 16 handicap, for a net 68. Harris Margolis of Green Valley CC was second, carding a 44-47—91, with a 22 handicap, for a net 69.

   Super Seniors, playing shorter tees (5,902 yards, par 72), were not eligible for overall Chapman Cup prizes

  David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC easily took low gross honors with a solid, 3-under-par 34-35—69.

  Three players – Pace, Kelly and O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley GC, were second low gross with 75s.

  Brookreson played flawlessly, hitting every fairway and 17 greens, carding three birdies and an eagle when he hit a driver and a 3-wood “to two inches” on the 494-yard, par 4 10th hole. “I made the putt,” he grinned.

  “I just hit it solid all day and only three putted once,” he said.

   Robert Proto of Little Mill took low gross honors in the Super Senior division with a 39-37—76 in a match of cards with James R. Sherratt of Old York CC (36-40—76).

Senior Division (55 and over)
1. David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley CC 69
*2. Louis Pace, Medford Village CC 75
3. O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley GC 75
4. *Charles McClaskey, Wyncote GC 76
5. *Frank Polizzi, Whitemarsh Valley CC 76
6. Don Donatoni, White Manor CC 76

1. Al Kelly, Little Mill CC 66
2. Raymond Fuller, Running Deer GC 69
3. William Kufta, Jericho National GC 71
4. *Jay McLaughlin, Stone Harbor GC 72
5. *Andrew Hamilton, The Springhaven Club 72
6. *Curt Fromal, The Springhaven Club 72

Super Senior Division (65 and over)
*1. Bob Proto, Little Mill CC 76
2. James Sherratt, Old York Road CC 76
3. *James Hilty, Talamore at Oak Terrace CC 81

1. Ray Rose, Links GC 68
2. Harris Margolis, Green Valley CC 69
3. Robert Holloway, Little Mill CC 71

*won in scorecard playoff

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