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Lookaway troops shoot 10 under, snag Senior Four-Man Team

  PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — When Lookaway Golf Club hosts its club championship this weekend, members Michael Anton, Frank Ferino, Roc Irey and Thomas Mallouk may become enemies as they battle for the crown. They’re allies until then, and on Thursday, they banded together to attack the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 24th Senior Four-Man Team, sponsored by PerryGolf.

  Anton, Ferino, Irey and Mallouk scorched a sweltering Plymouth Country Club ((par 72, 6,274 yards) to the tune of a 10-under-par 134 and a one-stroke victory. Team scores are determined using the two best balls of four.

   “We had a lot of good reads on the greens today, and we hit a lot of good putts basically,” Mallouk, 63, of Doylestown, Pa., said.

   “We made a lot of good birdie putts, but we also had a lot of clutch pars,” Anton, 64, of New Hope, Pa., added. “I loved the fairways on the shorter holes.”

  The Lookaway crew picked Mallouk’s brain throughout the day. Mallouk was a Plymouth member for nearly 10 years and won its Seniors Championship in 1999.

   “It was really like coming home,” he said. “It’s fun to come to a golf course where you can hit wedges. I’m a short-hitter, so I don’t get to hit them often.”

  Ferino started the squad’s subpar scoring with a birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 374 yards), gashing a gap wedge 104 yards to 18 feet. Irey inked a 3 on the next hole (par 4, 366 yards) by cranking a 58-degree wedge 85 yards to 12 feet. It was Anton’s turn on the par 4, 294-yard No. 4, where he stopped an 84-yard wedge at a foot. The Lookaway crew mastered No. 7 (par 3, 135 yard) with a trio of birdies. Solid 7-irons led to a left-to-right breaking 25-footer from Mallouk and a buzzing 20-footer from Anton. Irey snaked in a 12-footer following a gap wedge tee shot.

  Mallouk stayed hot by adding birdies on the next two holes. He whacked a wedge 60 yards to eight feet above the No. 8 (par 5, 475 yards) flagstick. On the uphill par 4, 387-yard No. 9, Mallouk crushed a rescue from 190 yards onto the right fringe and holed the ensuing double-breaker. Anton added a 3 on the next hole (par 4, 299 yards), knocking a 58-degree wedge 50 yards to five feet. Ferino followed with an 88-yard gap wedge to 20 feet for birdie on No. 11 (par 4, 378 yards). The Lookaway crew moved to 8 under thanks to an Irey birdie on the par 3, 201-yard 14th hole, set up by a 5-iron to 20 feet. Mallouk converted a left-to-right breaking five-footer after a drilling a pitching wedge 100 yards on the 17th hole (par 5, 523 yards), which put his team in a tie with clubhouse leaders Andrew Harmer, Robert Maze, Rich Thon and John Turner of The Springhaven Club.

   “I know where we stood [on the leaderboard],” Irey, 61, of Furlong, Pa., said.

   And with that knowledge at hand, Irey came up clutch on No. 18 (par 5, 481 yards). He sent a 58-degree wedge 88 yards to 20 feet above the flagstick and sunk the birdie putt. Once his golf ball rattled in, Anton and Mallouk raised their arms while Ferino cheered his comrade.

   “It’s always fun to play with these guys,” Ferino, 55, of Furlong, Pa., said. “The golf course was in great shape. I enjoyed it.”

  Playing in the day’s first group starting on No. 10, Harmer, Maze, Thon and Turner posted a 9-under-par 135. Harmer carded a 6-under-par 66 on his own ball, tallying four birdies and an eagle.

   “They made it easy for me,” Harmer, 58, of Media, Pa., added. “They were in every hole. I had no anxiety.”

  On No. 18, Harmer nudged a 60-degree wedge 27 yards to 12 feet and converted the 18-inch breaker for birdie. He nailed a wedge 102 yards to six feet below the flagstick for birdie on No. 2 (par 4, 366 yards). The par 4, 294-yard No. 4 provided a more outrageous and unconventional 3. After striping his drive down the fairway, he stubbed a wedge from 44 yards. Harmer then executed a pitch that found its way into the cup.

   “I just hit it on the green and it rolled the whole way,” he said. “Somehow it stayed online and reached the hole.”

  Harmer returned to the squad’s red figure stage by finishing eagle-birdie. He crushed a 5-hybrid 177 yards to 18 feet on No. 8 (par 5, 475 yards). And consider Harmer’s effort on the par 4, 387-yard No. 9 as wild as his pitch-in five holes earlier. A wayward drive left Harmer along the left tree-line. He then snap hooked a 6-iron from 159 yards onto the green and slammed in a straightaway 45-footer for birdie.

   “Anything can happen with Harmer,” Maze, 59, of Broomall, Pa., said. “You know the commercial where the dog’s throwing the ball back out? That’s playing with Harmer: hits the tree and immaculately comes back into the fairway.”

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Gross Division
Name, club Score
Michael Anton, Frank Ferino, Roc Irey & Thomas Mallouk, Lookaway 134
Andrew Harmer, Robert Maze, Rich Thon & John Turner, Springhaven 135
John Emmel, Jr., Back Creek; Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks; Donald Ashley & Michael Nilon, Philadelphia 136
Richard Custer, Five Ponds; Marty Dorminy, Golden Oaks; Greg Gottshall & Scott Orr, Brookside 137
Donald Dissinger, Fred Jones, J. Kirk Luntey & Robert Wagner, Merion 137
Michael Dougherty, Pete Ervin, George Henninger & Peter McCombs, Huntingdon Valley 138
Thomas Hyland, Robert Lodovici, Joe Olin & Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill 138
Paul Cornely, Michael Harms, Mike Owsik & James Prendergast, Philadelphia Publinks 140
Don Donatoni, White Manor; William Lawler, Fox Hill; Neil McDermott, Llanerch & Michael Rose, Talamore 141
David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley; John Hubbert, III, Galloway National; Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National & Alan Van Horn, Sandy Run 142
Gordon Jamieson, Arthur Kania, Jr., Robert Roehr & Paul Suckow, Merion 143
Roy Bell, Joe Culley, R.B. DIorio, Jr. & James Reger, Springhaven 143
Dan Slick, Old York at Chesterfield; Alan Bernabei, Herbert Gordon & Alan Roatche, Doylestown 144
Michael Domenick, Phoenixville; Archie Struthers, Greate Bay; William Christine, III, & Drew Panebianco, Five Ponds 145
John DiMarzio, Joseph Martella, Tom Mastroni & Tom Mee, Sandy Run 145
Curt Fromal, Springhaven; Norman Jester, Doylestown; Joseph Maxwell, Hartefield National & Stan Zabytko, Loch Nairn 146
Don Hohnstine, John Marshalek, Thomas Mohr & W. Scott Yard, Whitford 146
Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem Township; Dave Jacobson, Medford Village; Jon Mabry Moorestown & Peter Mimmo, North Hills 146
James Gillespie, David Lovitz, David Macesic & James Wiley, Lu Lu 148
Jim Macallister, George May, James Muller & Richard Lownes, Manufacturers 148
Bob Angelucci, Torresdale-Frankford; Jim Anthony, IV, Bensalem Township; Jim Gavaghan, Jericho & Gregory Sheva, North Hills 149
Gary Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket; Bob Abramski, Harold Cooperstein & Hal Morris, Talamore 149
Paul Koelling, Thomas Ritter, Bill Rooney & John Ward, Greate Bay 149
Leonard Travagline, Makefield Highlands; Dennis Hancock, John Mellors & Louis Siesser, Jericho 151
Charles Caparo, C. Michael Conway, Michael Giambrone & Dave Harbaugh, Plymouth 153
Donald Fagnan, Talamore; Bob Harris, Blue Bell; Robert Felter & Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster 153
Marty DeLuca, Penn Oaks; Rick Bunn, William McCabe, Jr. & Jon Stein, McCall 153
Neil Donovan, Richard Genoni, Stephen Negrotti & John Snyder, Waynesborough 153
Joseph Altieri, Bill Doherty, Richard Krauss & Gary Moran, Manufacturers 155
Bill Blackburn, Michael Moses, Sr., Len Orlando & Edward Randel, Concord 155
Joe Balkovec, Jerry Beil, James McCabe & Chris Meyer, Manufacturers 156
Jack Bailey, James Barron, Robert Dzielak & John Groves, Hartefeld National 156
Casey Duffy, Spring Ford; Kevin Mailey, Whitford; Richard Franklin & Scott Ryan, Stonewall 156
Stephen Coates, Greate Bay; David Sheffield, Old York at Chesterfield; John Meehan & Quinn Spitzer, Huntingdon Valley 157
Wayne Diluigi, Steven Harris, Tom Paul & Fred Spratt, Running Deer 157
George Manos, Tommy Michaux, Charles Rossetti & J. Thomas Rush, Riverton 159
William Friel, Squires; Jack Endicott, Ned Moore & Rick Rutter, Manufacturers 161
Charles Devine, Waynesborough; John Harding, Aronimink; Mons King, Merion & Joseph Seufer, Stonewall 161
Richard Wetherhold, LedgeRock; Albert Carrigan, Edward Godshall & David Stanislawczyk, Heidelberg 162
Ed Rogers, Stone Harbor; Ed Brzezowski, Thomas O’Dea & Terry McKinney, Concord 162
John Lukens, Thomas McGlinchy, W. Dale Newpher & Rich Tofani, Jr., Sandy Run 163
Jeff Klenk, Kevin McAllister, Ray Moskowicz & William Tripp, French Creek 164
Richard Alessi, Sr., Scott Fleming, William Knecht, Jr. & William Woolard, Jr., Llanerch 164
Herb Luff, Doylestown; John Walko, Five Ponds; Conrad Gack & Carl Nelson, Makefield Highlands 165
Jeff Neely, John Smith, Robert Szczypkowski & Mark Weinberg, Lookaway 173
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest; Carmen Caruso, Robert Jenkins & Everett Young, Spring Ford 173
Net Division
Name, club
Michael Anton, Frank Ferino, Roc Irey & Thomas Mallouk, Lookaway 125
Michael Dougherty, Pete Ervin, George Henninger & Peter McCombs, Huntingdon Valley 125
Andrew Harmer, Robert Maze, Rich Thon & John Turner, Springhaven 127
Donald Dissinger, Fred Jones, J. Kirk Luntey & Robert Wagner, Merion 128
Roy Bell, Joe Culley, R.B. DIorio, Jr. & James Reger, Springhaven 128
Donald Fagnan, Talamore; Bob Harris, Blue Bell; Robert Felter & Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster 128
John Emmel, Jr., Back Creek; Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks; Donald Ashley & Michael Nilon, Philadelphia 129
Stephen Coates, Greate Bay; David Sheffield, Old York at Chesterfield; John Meehan & Quinn Spitzer, Huntingdon Valley 129
Richard Custer, Five Ponds; Marty Dorminy, Golden Oaks; Greg Gottshall & Scott Orr, Brookside 130
Neil Donovan, Richard Genoni, Stephen Negrotti & John Snyder, Waynesborough 130
Charles Devine, Waynesborough; John Harding, Aronimink; Mons King, Merion & Joseph Seufer, Stonewall 130
Thomas Hyland, Robert Lodovici, Joe Olin & Raymond Pawulich, Little Mill 131
Joe Balkovec, Jerry Beil, James McCabe & Chris Meyer, Manufacturers 131
Don Hohnstine, John Marshalek, Thomas Mohr & W. Scott Yard, Whitford 132
James Gillespie, David Lovitz, David Macesic & James Wiley, Lu Lu 132
Gary Gordon, Philadelphia Cricket; Bob Abramski, Harold Cooperstein & Hal Morris, Talamore 132
Paul Cornely, Michael Harms, Mike Owsik & James Prendergast, Philadelphia Publinks 133
Gordon Jamieson, Arthur Kania, Jr., Robert Roehr & Paul Suckow, Merion 133
John DiMarzio, Joseph Martella, Tom Mastroni & Tom Mee, Sandy Run 133
Curt Fromal, Springhaven; Norman Jester, Doylestown; Joseph Maxwell, Hartefield National & Stan Zabytko, Loch Nairn 134
Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem Township; Dave Jacobson, Medford Village; Jon Mabry Moorestown & Peter Mimmo, North Hills 134
Leonard Travagline, Makefield Highlands; Dennis Hancock, John Mellors & Louis Siesser, Jericho 134
George Manos, Tommy Michaux, Charles Rossetti & J. Thomas Rush, Riverton 134
Don Donatoni, White Manor; William Lawler, Fox Hill; Neil McDermott, Llanerch & Michael Rose, Talamore 135
David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley; John Hubbert, III, Galloway National; Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National & Alan Van Horn, Sandy Run 135
Dan Slick, Old York at Chesterfield; Alan Bernabei, Herbert Gordon & Alan Roatche, Doylestown 135
Michael Domenick, Phoenixville; Archie Struthers, Greate Bay; William Christine, III, & Drew Panebianco, Five Ponds 135
Charles Caparo, C. Michael Conway, Michael Giambrone & Dave Harbaugh, Plymouth 135
Casey Duffy, Spring Ford; Kevin Mailey, Whitford; Richard Franklin & Scott Ryan, Stonewall 135
William Friel, Squires; Jack Endicott, Ned Moore & Rick Rutter, Manufacturers 135
Richard Wetherhold, LedgeRock; Albert Carrigan, Edward Godshall & David Stanislawczyk, Heidelberg 135
Ed Rogers, Stone Harbor; Ed Brzezowski, Thomas O’Dea & Terry McKinney, Concord 135
Marty DeLuca, Penn Oaks; Rick Bunn, William McCabe, Jr. & Jon Stein, McCall 136
Wayne Diluigi, Steven Harris, Tom Paul & Fred Spratt, Running Deer 136
Herb Luff, Doylestown; John Walko, Five Ponds; Conrad Gack & Carl Nelson, Makefield Highlands 136
Bob Angelucci, Torresdale-Frankford; Jim Anthony, IV, Bensalem Township; Jim Gavaghan, Jericho & Gregory Sheva, North Hills 137
Joseph Altieri, Bill Doherty, Richard Krauss & Gary Moran, Manufacturers 137
Bill Blackburn, Michael Moses, Sr., Len Orlando & Edward Randel, Concord 137
Paul Koelling, Thomas Ritter, Bill Rooney & John Ward, Greate Bay 138
Jack Bailey, James Barron, Robert Dzielak & John Groves, Hartefeld National 139
Jim Macallister, George May, James Muller & Richard Lownes, Manufacturers 140
John Lukens, Thomas McGlinchy, W. Dale Newpher & Rich Tofani, Jr., Sandy Run 140
Jeff Klenk, Kevin McAllister, Ray Moskowicz & William Tripp, French Creek 141
Richard Alessi, Sr., Scott Fleming, William Knecht, Jr. & William Woolard, Jr., Llanerch 141
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest; Carmen Caruso, Robert Jenkins & Everett Young, Spring Ford 141
Jeff Neely, John Smith, Robert Szczypkowski & Mark Weinberg, Lookaway 142