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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