McFadden, tourney namesake top Brewer Cup field - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 15, 2008

McFadden, tourney namesake top Brewer Cup field

  HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.–O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley GC is a two-time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion and veteran of 42 USGA Championships. He’s captured Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Championship titles (1967, 1976), a GAP Senior Amateur Championship crown (1997) and a Senior Player of the Year (1997) as well as countless invitational titles.

  The pressure of competing in those events, though, paled in contrast to the emotions Brewer felt on Tuesday at Huntingdon Valley CC (Toomey/Flynn courses). Competing in the inaugural Brewer Cup, the tournament’s namesake posted an impressive 3-over-par 73 en route to medalist honors in the Super-Senior Division (par 70, 6,212 yards). Brewer will be the top seed heading into tomorrow’s eight-player Super-Senior match play draw which begins at 9 a.m. The cut line fell at 79 with a three-for-one playoff.

 “I obviously wanted to [make the cut]. I just went out and did my best. If I did [make the cut] I did, if I didn’t [make the cut] I didn’t. At times my game’s been good but it hasn’t been as consistent as I would like it to be.”

  Brewer posted nine-hole scores of 37-36. His 37 included four bogeys and two birdies. His back 36 was a touch less adventurous with two bogeys and a birdie.

  Brewer is a seven-time Huntingdon Valley club champion.

  In the Senior Division (par 70, 6,543 yards), Frank McFadden of Overbrook GC carded a magnificent 3-under-par 67. McFadden recorded five birdies in his first 16 holes before finishing bogey-bogey.

  McFadden carded the day’s best round with strong iron play and timely putting. His birdie barrage included: on No. 4 (par 4, 344 yards) knocking a Lob Wedge from 85 yards to eight feet; on No. 5 (par 3, 151 yards) hitting an 8-iron to 10 feet; on No. 11 (par 4, 365 yards) lofting a Lob Wedge from 90 yards to 20 feet; on No. 13 (par 3, 171 yards) launching a 7-iron to five feet and on No. 15 (par 5, 550 yards) drilling a 6-iron from 183 yards to two feet.

  “I hit the ball solid all day. I hit 16 of 18 greens,” said McFadden. “This is obviously a great event honoring a world class amateur in Gordon.”

  The cut line for the Senior Division fell at 75.

  The Brewer Cup was open to Senior players with a handicap index of 7.0 or less and Super Seniors with an index of 12.0 or less.

  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 136 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.

Name Club Score
Francis McFadden Overbrook Golf Club 67
Craig Scott Huntingdon Valley Country Club 71
Frank Polizzi Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 71
Gary Daniels Saucon Valley Country Club 71
Don Donatoni White Manor Country Club 73
James Haynie Lu Lu Country Club 73
Michael Quinn Edgmont Country Club 73
Ed Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 74
Michael Rose Philmont Country Club 74
Robert Billings Rolling Green Golf Club 74
Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. Saucon Valley Country Club 74
Charles Jones Philadelphia Publinks GA 75
Charles Whipple Huntingdon Valley Country Club 75
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 75
John Emmel, Jr. Philadelphia Publinks GA 75
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 75
Failed to qualify
Bill Henry Olde York Country Club 76
Robin McCool Saucon Valley Country Club 76
Roc Irey Cedarbrook Country Club 76
Daniel B. Burton Bent Creek Country Club 77
Michael Howanski DuPont Country Club 77
Wally Swiger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 77
Bob Majczan Lookaway Golf Club 78
James Sullivan, Sr. Huntingdon Valley Country Club 78
Lee Cook Laurel Creek Country Club 78
Rick Pogany Little Mill Country Club 78
Robert Ockenfuss Indian Valley Country Club 78
Craig Aronchick Rolling Green Golf Club 79
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 79
Stephan Whitenack Philadelphia Cricket Club 79
Bennett Meyer Philmont Country Club 80
Carl Everett Merion Golf Club 80
Dennis Perna Spring Ford Country Club 80
Gibby Young Hartefeld National 80
Martin Klagholz Rolling Green Golf Club 80
Richard Umani Philadelphia Publinks GA 81
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 82
Ed Blechschmidt Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 82
Sam Paddison Huntingdon Valley Country Club 82
W. Scott Yard Whitford Country Club 82
Joel McFadden Honeybrook Golf Club 83
Thomas DiCinti Links Golf Club 83
Thomas Mallouk Lookaway Golf Club 83
Hugh Kenworthy, III Gulph Mills Golf Club 84
James Prendergast Spring Ford Country Club 84
Ted Beringer Philadelphia Country Club 84
Terrence Sawyer Yardley Country Club 84
Alan Van Horn Lu Lu Country Club 85
Eugene Maginnis, Jr. Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 85
Thomas Mairone McCall Golf & Country Club 85
Joseph Virdone Philadelphia Country Club 87
Stephen Crescenzo Wyncote Golf Club 87
Charles Johanson Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
John Snyder Waynesborough Country Club 88
Michael Sofranko Wyncote Golf Club 89
Frank Kunze Spring Ford Country Club 91
Joseph Grubb Honeybrook Golf Club 92
Robert Murphy Wilmington Country Club 92
Stephen Pence Little Mill Country Club 92
Joseph DeAngelis Jericho National Golf Club 95
Michael Hayes Ballamor Golf Club WD
Name Club Score
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley Golf Club 73
John Owens Tavistock Country Club 75
Charles McClaskey Wyncote Golf Club 77
Curt Fromal The Springhaven Club 78
James Sherratt Old York Road Country Club 78
Jay Howson, Jr. St. Davids Golf Club 78
Peter Stanley Sunnybrook Golf Club 78
*Dick Sayer Huntingdon Valley Country Club 79
Failed to qualify
*David Jordan Woodbury Country Club 79
*Warren Deakins Philadelphia Country Club 79
Larry Loughner Bent Creek Country Club 81
Art Brosius DuPont Country Club 82
Bill Weinfeld JC Melrose Country Club 82
Bob Wicker Little Mill Country Club 82
Charles Kane Rolling Green Golf Club 83
Christopher Frazier Sunnybrook Golf Club 83
Richard Smith Philadelphia Country Club 83
Herbert Gordon Doylestown Country Club 84
Kent Weymouth, Jr. Philadelphia Publinks GA 85
Clay von Seldeneck Sunnybrook Golf Club 86
Thomas Morgan Riverton Country Club 88
Jay Guben JC Melrose Country Club 90
*-determined in playoff

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