Little Mill CC’s Hyland nabs Marston Cup - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Sep 05, 2007

Little Mill CC’s Hyland nabs Marston Cup

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  MOHNTON, Pa.– Thomas Hyland of Little Mill CC fires five birdies under spectacular course conditions to take the third edition of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Marston Cup Wednesday at LedgeRock GC (par 72, 6,765 yards) with a 1-under-par 71.

 “I made more birdies today than I usually make,” Hyland said. “That’s pretty unusual for me.”

  Hyland edged out the 83-player field, which included the 2007 GAP Mid-Am Champ and LedgeRock Club President Chip Lutz, by one-stroke. Lutz finished tied for second with Kenneth Phillips of Lancaster CC with an even par 72.

  “It was just one of those days that I didn’t have it all going, but I played well and played steady,” said Lutz of playing on is own track. “Whenever you play on your home turf I think it’s added pressure rather than home course advantage. I think it’s sometimes a deterrent.”

  Hyland, who never stepped foot on the course before Wednesday, didn’t have that distraction and started with a birdie out of the gates. From 180-yards out, he left a 5-iron just short and made 30-foot, right-to-left breaking putt from the fringe for birdie.

  “That was great to get off to a good start after having a rough day yesterday,” said Hyland, referring to his disappointing round at yesterday’s USGA Mid-Am qualifier run by the Metropolitan Golf Association where he missed the cut by one stroke.

 Hyland was also able to card birdies on hole Nos. 6 (par 4, 396 yards), 10 (par 3, 194 yards), 12 (par 4, 270 yards) and 16 (par 4, 330 yards) to finish with the only sub-par round of the day.

  “I was never in any real trouble off the tee today,” he said. “I kept it in play all day and that was one of the keys [to my round] along with my putting, because the greens were very challenging.

  The course was absolutely spectacular and the greens were firm and fast,” Hyland said. “It was tough.”

Max Marston
  For four months in the summer of 1923, Marston was America’s best amateur golfer. Between mid-May and mid-September, Marston was virtually unstoppable through a series of club, state, national and international events.

  It began with the Walker Cup Matches where Marston won two matches as the Americans successfully retained the Cup. Marston returned home to capture the Patterson Cup and Amateur Championship in successive weeks and, in doing so, earned the Silver Cross Award. In July, he took the Pennsylvania Amateur title and finished as the low amateur in the Philadelphia Open.

  In September, Marston traveled to Floosmoor Country Club outside Chicago for the U.S. Amateur. He rallied in the second round to defeat tournament favorite Bob Jones, 2&1, before knocking off Francis Ouimet in the semifinals. He stopped defending champion Jess Sweetser in the final on the 38th hole.

  In that four month span, he also captured the Merion Cricket Club championship and Pine Valley GC’s Crump Cup.

  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 60,000 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.

+4 to 3 handicap
1. Douglas Zelner, Coatesville CC 73
2. John Carullo, Penn Oaks GC 74
3. Charles Dowds, III, Applebrook GC 75

4 to 11 handicap
1. Jim Gavaghan, Torresdale-Frankford CC 77
T2. Michael Ryan, Coatesville CC 78
T2. William Thornton, Jr., Berkshire CC 78

+4 to 3 Handicap
Name Club Name Score
Thomas Hyland Little Mill Country Club 71
Kenneth Phillips Lancaster Country Club 72
Chip Lutz LedgeRock Golf Club 72
Douglas Zelner Coatesville Country Club 73
John Carullo Penn Oaks Golf Club 74
Charles Dowds, III Applebrook Golf Club 75
James Macallister Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 76
Oscar Mestre, Jr. Overbrook Golf Club 76
Michael Tash Tavistock Country Club 76
Robert Gill Fox Hill Country Club 77
Wayne Bartolacci Jericho National Golf Club 77
Thomas Soares Moselem Springs Golf Club 77
Edward Erickson Yardley Country Club 78
John Cattoni Huntsville Golf Club 79
Bill Turner Philadelphia Publinks GA 79
Mark Douglas Spring Ford Country Club 79
Drew Panebianco Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 79
Glenn Smeraglio Yardley Country Club 79
Jim Yenser Ravens Claw Golf Club 80
David West Whitford Country Club 80
Jim Davis Cedarbrook Country Club 81
John Alterman Commonwealth National Golf Club 81
David Smith Doylestown Country Club 81
David Strohl Moselem Springs Golf Club 81
Shane Gunning Silver Creek Country Club 81
Rick Custer Spring Ford Country Club 81
Gary Daniels Applebrook Golf Club 82
Ron Weaver Meadia Heights Golf Club 82
Leonard Pearson Philmont Country Club 82
Jim Simmons Stonewall 82
Ken Donlavage Wyoming Valley Country Club 82
Scott McIntosh Jericho National Golf Club 83
J Kirk Luntey Merion Golf Club 83
Michael Domenick Phoenixville Country Club 83
Steven Walczak Wilmington Country Club 83
Alan Skoritowski Glen Oak Country Club 84
Rich Thon The Springhaven Club 84
Steven Chronister Bent Creek Country Club 85
Dave OBrien Cedarbrook Country Club 85
Francis Hamm Country Club of Scranton 85
Patrick Cahill, III Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 94
Brian Powell Burlington Country Club NS
Christopher Terebesi Chester Valley Golf Club WD
Kelly Patton Heidelberg Country Club NS
Arthur Kania, Jr. Overbrook Golf Club WD
4 to 11 Handicap
Jim Gavaghan Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 77
Michael Ryan Coatesville Country Club 78
William Thornton, Jr. Berkshire Country Club 78
Thomas Finn Cavaliers Country Club 79
Graham Desmond Golf Course at Glen Mills 81
Jerry Rooney Greate Bay Country Club 82
Gregg Gipp Greate Bay Country Club 83
Kevin Mailey Stonewall 83
Edward Attarian Commonwealth National Golf Club 84
James Blickle LedgeRock Golf Club 84
Peter Mimmo North Hills Country Club 84
Steven Abramowicz RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 84
Brian Sexton Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 84
Michael Stanley St. Davids Golf Club 84
George Steinmetz Chester Valley Golf Club 85
Frank Tuscano North Hills Country Club 85
Joseph DeAngelis Jericho National Golf Club 86
Steve Robinson Lookaway Golf Club 87
Kenneth Zimmer Stonewall 87
Joe Miller Links Golf Club 88
George Kerschner Overbrook Golf Club 88
Dan Farragut Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
Kurt Meyers RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 88
Bud Souder Spring Ford Country Club 88
George Marshalek, Jr. Whitford Country Club 88
Del Markward North Hills Country Club 89
Chuck Kraatz Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 89
Jeff Palmer Chester Valley Golf Club 91
Michael Shoup Sandy Run Country Club 91
Anthony Gerace Moselem Springs Golf Club 93
Robert Berenholz White Manor Country Club 95
John Lamanna Lu Lu Country Club 98
Gary Yeager Philadelphia Cricket Club 98
Robert Wheeler Hartefeld National 100
David Justi RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 100
Bill Dwyer Concord Country Club WD
Joseph Gibley Concord Country Club WD
William Erskine Philadelphia Publinks GA WD
WD-withdrawal; NS-no show

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