Aug 27, 2007

McCall G&CC’s Neumann takes Fall Net in scorecard playoff

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Fall Net Championship

  HONEY BROOK, Pa.–Walt Neumann of McCall G&CC, a veteran of Golf Association of Philadelphia Net Championships, finally did it. A 10-year circuit veteran and perennial Net Championship contender, Neumann carded a net 4-under-par 66 on Monday at Honeybrook GC (par 70, 6,065 yards) and survived a scorecard playoff to take the 62nd Fall Net Championship. Neumann, a 7 handicap, and Kip Barto of Heidelberg CC, an 8 handicap, both posted 66s, sending the duo to the USGA’s scorecard tiebreaking procedure, the back nine total. Neumann took the top prize posting a net 32 on the back nine compared to Barto’s 34.

  “I started to think about it on 16-17-18 but I told myself someone always goes real low and that calmed me down,” said Neumann, 43, of Upper Moreland, Pa. “I’ve played in at least one of these for 10 years. I like to play in these tournaments and I look forward to it.”

  Neumann, who finished with a gross score of 3-over-par 73 carded three birdies on the day, including a short one on No. 18 (par 4, 355 yards) that, unbeknownst to him at the time, clinched the victory. He hit his 56-degree wedge from 110 yards to two feet.

  “I told myself to stay aggressive,” said Neumann of his final birdie. “I wasn’t going to play safe.”

  Neumann, an 11-year veteran lineman at PECO, registered a 15-foot birdie on No. 7 (par 4, 336 yards) and another on No. 12 (par 5, 561 yards).

  Barto, 57, of Reading, Pa., carded a gross score of 74.

  “I figured it was a good score,” said Barto. “I didn’t have any idea what it would take to win this.”

  Barto has two birdies, both on the front nine, before closing out with a 4-over-par 39.

  Neumann had a 38 on the front before coming inward in even par.

  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.

Low Net

1. Walt Neumann, McCall G&CC, 66

Class A (CH 0-7)
1. Dennis Perna, Spring Ford CC, 72
1. Frank Petrecco, Yardley CC, 72
Senior Division
1. Bill Smith, Sandy Run CC, 73

Class B (CH 8-9)
1. Kip Barto, Heidelberg CC, 66
2. Robert Berenholz, White Manor CC, 68
Senior Division
1. Vincent Kraft, Lehigh CC, 74

Class C (CH 10-12)
1. Christian Flowers, Hershey’s Mill GC, 67
2. Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek GC, 68
Senior Division
1. Edward Witczak, Moorestown Field Club, 70

Class D (CH 13-and-over)
1. Scott Kim, White Manor CC, 68
2. David Kline, Honeybrook GC, 70
Senior Division
1. Robert Murray, McCall G&CC, 72

Class A
Name Club Net Gross
Walt Neumann McCall Golf & Country Club 66 73
Dennis Perna Spring Ford Country Club 72 76
Frank Petrecco Yardley Country Club 72 79
Bill Smith Sandy Run Country Club 73 77
Rick Custer Spring Ford Country Club 74 76
Steve Rathman Heidelberg Country Club 75 82
Mark Edmondson Medford Village Country Club 75 75
Lawrence Dolan Sandy Run Country Club 77 83
Mark Hodgson Links Golf Club 78 84
John Patton Medford Lakes Country Club 78 85
Trent Scott Huntingdon Valley Country Club 79 86
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 79 86
John Scott West Chester Golf & Country Club 79 86
Robert Powelson Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 80 86
Jerry Barr Lehigh Country Club 83 90
Class B
Name Club Net Gross
Kip Barto Heidelberg Country Club 66 74
Robert Berenholz White Manor Country Club 68 76
Robert Wheeler Hartefeld National 74 82
Jerry Clavin JC Melrose Country Club 74 82
Robert Fernandez Jericho National Golf Club 74 82
Vincent Kraft Lehigh Country Club 74 83
Frank Dano Meadia Heights Golf Club 75 83
Joseph DeAngelis Jericho National Golf Club 76 85
Stephen Silvano McCall Golf & Country Club 76 85
Christopher Camp Stonewall 76 85
John Lamanna Lu Lu Country Club 78 86
Michael Perilli Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 78 86
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 82 90
Stephen Sader Commonwealth National Golf Club 83 91
Harry Crouch Moorestown Field Club 83 92
Mark Hershhorn White Manor Country Club 83 92
Michael McCorriston Jericho National Golf Club 85 93
Class C
Name Club Net Gross
Christian Flowers Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 67 77
Mark Pfeffer Hidden Creek Golf Club 68 80
Jeffrey Henderer Aronimink Golf Club 70 80
Edward Witczak Moorestown Field Club 70 82
Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 71 82
Donald Kern Jericho National Golf Club 72 83
Richard Senker Stonewall 72 83
William Dalton Overbrook Golf Club 75 85
Edward Noble Tavistock Country Club 75 86
Joseph McLane Ashbourne Golf Club 77 87
Steve Gallagher Five Ponds Golf Club 77 87
Kyran Connelly Makefield Highlands Golf Club 79 91
Rick Ames Philadelphia Publinks GA 79 89
David Steele Lancaster Country Club 80 92
J. Stacey Redican Sandy Run Country Club 81 93
John DeCarlo, M.D. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 81 93
Joe Wolos Ashbourne Golf Club 82 92
Steven Melnick RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 83 95
Keith McQueen Spring Mill Country Club 84 96
Peter Zukowski Makefield Highlands Golf Club 89 99
Brian Jasperse Jericho National Golf Club NS NS
William Hagel McCall Golf & Country Club WD WD
Charles Minter Trenton Country Club WD WD
Class D
Name Club Net Gross
Scott Kim White Manor Country Club 68 82
David Kline Honeybrook Golf Club 70 91
Robert Murray McCall Golf & Country Club 72 92
James Margerison Overbrook Golf Club 72 88
John Daub DuPont Country Club 74 90
Frank Hanna JC Melrose Country Club 74 87
Roland Thomas, Jr. McCall Golf & Country Club 74 88
Gus Pedicone Sandy Run Country Club 74 97
Mike Kyle Bala Golf Club 76 89
Gian Rodriguez Commonwealth National Golf Club 77 92
Joe Dowling Concord Country Club 77 95
Rob Freudenheim Philadelphia Publinks GA 77 90
Edward Wudyka Jr. Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 78 93
Thomas Laudenslager Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 78 97
John O’Rourke McCall Golf & Country Club 78 95
Robert Sinton Radley Run Country Club 78 96
Erwin Antoni, Sr. Sandy Run Country Club 78 94
Thomas Lee Sandy Run Country Club 78 94
Alan Kovnot Yardley Country Club 78 95
Brian Mulvenna Greate Bay Country Club 80 96
Richard Wood, Jr. Gulph Mills Golf Club 81 96
Francis Sbandi, Esq. Edgmont Country Club 82 95
Preston Seidel DuPont Country Club 83 106
George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club 83 99
WD-withdrawal; NS-no show

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