Jun 27, 2016

Lone sub-par round earns Olseski second Caddie Tournament title

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa.- With one Tiger Woods-like pump of his fist, Rob Olseski, a caddie at Chester Valley Golf Club and member at Sandy Run Country Club, took home a Caddie Tournament flight title and bragging rights for the low overall score on the day. | Scorecards | History |

     Olseski, a rising junior at Saint Joseph’s University, fired a 1-under 71 Monday at Doylestown Country Club (par 72, 6, 271 yards) to win the 18 to 20 Division for the second year in a row. His low round — the lone sub-par round of the day — bettered a field of 144 caddie-players in the 70th playing of the event.

  It was a 25-foot birdie from distance, and a powerful fist pump in celebration, that signed, sealed and delivered Olseski’s newest piece of hardware.

  “It was a bomb. It actually broke three different times, three different ways,” said Olseski, of Wayne, Pa. “It was good to get that one. That ended up being a big one for me.”

  Two other birdies also contributed to the 1-under round. On No. 2 (par 3, 160 yards), the 20-year-old placed a 7-iron to the left-center surface of the green. Olseski’s 30-foot attempt for birdie then found a home in the bottom of the cup. The other birdie on Olseski’s card came on No. 14 (par 5, 481 yards) after a beautiful blast out of a greenside bunker left him with a three-foot tap-in.

  Olseski’s love for the game started at age five. His caddie days began at age 13.

  “I became a caddie seven years ago over at Chester Valley. My dad sells food to the club, so he was my connection over there,” said Olseski, who won the Junior Division in the 2014 Francis X. Hussey Memorial. “That’s just a great place. It’s been a blast ever since

  Elsewhere, in the Division below Olseski’s (17 and under), Ron Robinson came out on top thanks to an all-around-solid round of 2-over 74.

  It was the first Golf Association of Philadelphia win for the Commonwealth National Golf Club caddie and Talamore Country Club member.

  “I hit a bunch of greens today which turned into a bunch of two putts,” said Robinson, 17, of Hatfield, Pa. “I hit the green, and every time I told myself, ‘Two putts and you’re golden’.”

  Robinson became a Commonwealth National caddie in high school. He’s in his third year there, and says he has fully reaped the benefits so far.”

  “I felt like it would help me read greens better and help me improve my game at the same time,” said Robinson. “It’s been a great opportunity for me. I’ve learned a lot about the game and life.”

  Earlier this year, Robinson barely missed out on a U.S. Junior Amateur berth by two shots. He is currently slated in the first Alternate spot thanks to a 3-over 36-hole total in a Qualifier at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club (Rising Sun). Robinson also recently competed as one of the youngest players in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship.

  It is no secret his game is heating up at the right time.

  “My game is in a good spot right now,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the Junior Boys’ [Championship] at the end of this week. It’ll be a good test for me.”

  The Caddie Tournament had five flights. There is no overall champion.

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Ages 17 and under
Name, club Score
Ron Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club 74
Ben Newlon, Applecross Country Club 83
Drew Small, Philadelphia Cricket Club 85
Brandon Jensen, Philadelphia Cricket Club 87
John Dougherty, The Springhaven Club 87
Thomas Wolf, French Creek Golf Club 87
Dan Dirita, The Springhaven Club 91
Emmett Fox, Merion Golf Club 91
Frankie Guinan, French Creek Golf Club 91
Mark Amadio, French Creek Golf Club 91
Griffin Caulfield, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 94
Sean Lacey, Overbrook Golf Club 94
Tommy Opitz, French Creek Golf Club 96
Ryan Risse, Tavistock Country Club 98
Teddy Jablowoski, Tavistock Country Club 98
Tim Gallagher, Chester Valley Golf Club 101
Peter Sagona, French Creek Golf Club 104
Tom Gavin, Chester Valley Golf Club 110
Michael Reilly, North Hills Country Club 123
Ages 18 to 20
Name, club Score
Robert Olseski, Chester Valley Golf Club 71
*Ross Pilliod, Stonewall 76
Nick Vecellio, Saucon Valley Country Club 76
Brendan Bacskai, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 77
Trey Swanson, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 78
Bobby Mcfadden, Commonwealth National Golf Club 79
James Mundy, North Hills Country Club 81
Billy Matthews, North Hills Country Club 83
Connor Tipping, Commonwealth National Golf Club 83
Thomas Fisher, Commonwealth National Golf Club 83
Kyle Heesen, Doylestown Country Club 84
Steven Natto, Doylestown Country Club 84
Vincent Lucchesi, Llanerch Country Club 84
Eric Dargis, Galloway National Golf Club 86
Nathaniel Fricke, Lancaster Country Club 86
Connor Ruyak, French Creek Golf Club 87
Gregory Battschinger, Galloway National Golf Club 87
Patrick Forrester, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 87
Matthew Beck, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 88
Shane Mcintyre, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 88
James Hoover, Lancaster Country Club 89
Daniel Groff, North Hills Country Club 91
Robert Welsh, Doylestown Country Club 91
Chad Piacitelli, Green Valley Country Club 94
Matt Michniewicz, Overbrook Golf Club 94
Nick Rose, Llanerch Country Club 94
Pat Donaldson, Tavistock Country Club 96
Reid Moncada, Doylestown Country Club 100
Logan Rosa, Lancaster Country Club 101
Matt Fisher, Commonwealth National Golf Club 101
Pat Gallagher, Chester Valley Golf Club 108
Bennett Garvey, Chester Valley Golf Club 135
Ian Whalen, Doylestown Country Club 137
Ages 21 to 27
Name, club Score
*Scott Forrester, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 76
*Robert Crawford, Lookaway Golf Club 76
Matt Cocco, Commonwealth National Golf Club 76
Greg Rabuttino, The Springhaven Club 77
David Goodman, The ACE Club 78
Kevin ODonnell, Galloway National Golf Club 78
Jameson Donahue, Overbrook Golf Club 79
Mike Germann, Lookaway Golf Club 80
Robert Bass, The ACE Club 80
Michael Saddall, Tavistock Country Club 83
Daniel Rojas, Stonewall 84
Joe Dunleavy, Doylestown Country Club 84
Matthew Carta, Lancaster Country Club 85
Brian Boyle, Rolling Green Golf Club 87
Erik Shucavage, Saucon Valley Country Club 87
Kyle Maiale, Applebrook Golf Club 89
Neil Langenstein, Lookaway Golf Club 89
Kyle Asman, North Hills Country Club 91
Josh Redmond, Overbrook Golf Club 92
Corey Whalen, Aronimink Golf Club 95
Vincent Garman, Merion Golf Club 95
Mat Barnett, Philadelphia Cricket Club 97
Ryan Gargiule, Lookaway Golf Club 98
Kevin Bryan, Philmont Country Club 102
Steve Norwood, The Springhaven Club 111
Brett Greenberg, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 114
Michael Oberlies, Cedarbrook Country Club 115
Jarrod Frawley, Chester Valley Golf Club 118
Scott Baggot, Tavistock Country Club 119
Nick Owsik, Philmont Country Club 145
Anthony Sam, Overbrook Golf Club WD
Steffen Schenkenberger, Metedeconk National Golf Club NS
Ages 28 to 44
Name, club Score
Trevor Pope, Lancaster Country Club 72
David Malone, Jr., Green Valley Country Club 78
Christopher Scagliotti, Lehigh Country Club 79
Mark Sommers, Saucon Valley Country Club 80
Daniel Tennekoon, Applebrook Golf Club 81
John Patella, Rolling Green Golf Club 81
Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club 81
Eddie Westley, Llanerch Country Club 82
Eric Dahl, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 82
Daniel Reeves, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 83
James Shaffer, III, Green Valley Country Club 83
Jonathan Chang, Galloway National Golf Club 83
Josh Keyser, Philadelphia Cricket Club 83
Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club 84
Chris Rossi, Applebrook Golf Club 84
Matt Hildenbrand, Stonewall 84
Shane Stolzer, Green Valley Country Club 85
Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club 86
Shaun Burke, Lancaster Country Club 86
Christopher Shadek, Tavistock Country Club 87
Timothy Smitheman, Jr., Applebrook Golf Club 88
Vince Discher, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 88
Mark Grilli, Philmont Country Club 89
Robert Skuruchocki, Trenton Country Club 91
Timothy Marshall, The ACE Club 92
Michael Saglimbeni, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 93
Craig Coppola, Saucon Valley Country Club 95
Matthew Craig, Merion Golf Club 96
Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club 101
Ronald McAllister, Philmont Country Club 101
C.J. Hunt, Philadelphia Cricket Club 105
Matt Brutel, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 121
Marcus Washington, Rolling Green Golf Club 125
Ages 45 and older
Name, club Score
Paul Bilous, Lehigh Country Club 80
William Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club 85
Larry Upshur, Trenton Country Club 86
Richard Pierson, Aronimink Golf Club 86
Jeff Campbell, Saucon Valley Country Club 87
Chip Miers, Lehigh Country Club 88
Matt Aument, Lancaster Country Club 88
David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club 90
Paul Pizzi, Aronimink Golf Club 90
Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club 90
Roger Leister, Philmont Country Club 90
Chris Catanese, Applebrook Golf Club 91
Mike Kaplan, Llanerch Country Club 91
Stanley Saunders, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 92
Anthony Munafo, Philmont Country Club 93
Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club 93
John Greenberg, Lookaway Golf Club 93
Kevin Dougherty, Stonewall 93
Michael Hickey, Overbrook Golf Club 95
Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club 98
John Larkin, Aronimink Golf Club 102
Mark Patterson, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale 103
Ron Strauss, Trenton Country Club 108
Karl Heydt, Lehigh Country Club 110
Jeffrey Mikols, Cedarbrook Country Club 113
Vincent Phillips, North Hills Country Club 115
Richard Blasetti, St. Davids Golf Club 120
Peter Soria, St. Davids Golf Club WD
William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club WD

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