Jun 01, 2001

Middle-Amateur Championship Results

| Day One Results |

Michael McDermott, GAP’s reigning Player of the Year, fired a one-over par 72 on Friday to finish with a two-day total of 148 and capture the 19th annual Middle-Amateur Championship at Coatesville CC (par 71, 6,425 yards).

McDermott started the day four shots back of Coatesville CC’s Doug Zelner, but went 37-35 for a final day 72 to finish one shot ahead of Zelner. Zelner finish the 36-hole event with a 149 total.

McDermott, the 26-year-old defending Pennsylvania Amateur titleholder, bogeyed two of his first six holes, and was in trouble at No. 7, a par 4 measuring 327 yards, after blocking his drive right, into the trees. But McDermott chipped left into the fairway and knocked his approach shot to five feet. He proceeded to sink the par putt.

“That got my round back on track,” said McDermott, who plays out of Llanerch CC. “I knew I couldn’t go three back of Zelner to have a chance.”

Zelner parred his first seven holes but double bogeyed the par 4, 364-yard ninth and the par 3, 219-yard 12th. The 39-year-old West Chester resident had a chance to force a playoff with a birdie on the par 4, 389-yard 18th, but Zelner watched his putt slip right.

“Out here double bogeys are like rabbits,” said Zelner. “They multiply.”

Glenn Smeraglio of Yardley CC, Warren Smith of Fieldstone GC and Roc Irey of Cedarbrook CC finished in a three-way tie for third with a two-day total of 150.

This was Irey’s first appearance in the Mid-Am since a runner-up performance in the 1992 event.

Defending champion Darrell Clayton of Cavaliers finished in a tie for 16th with a 155 total.

The top 5 players and ties are except for the 2002 Patterson Cup and Amateur Championship.

This was the first time since the event’s inception in 1984 that the Middle-Amateur was a two-day stroke play competition. Prior to this year, the Mid-Am was a one-day stroke event. This was also the first time players 25 years of age and older were eligible for the Mid-Am field. In past years, players has to be 30 years and older.

NameClub1st Rd.2nd Rd.Total
Michael Mc DermottLlanerch CC7672148
Douglas ZelnerCoatesville CC7277149
Roc IreyCedarbrook CC7773150
Glenn SmeraglioYardley CC7575150
Warren SmithFieldstone Golf Club7575150
Sean CoyleLlanerch CC7676152
Christopher LangeOverbrook GC7478152
Herbert Zimmerman, Jr.Lancaster CC7874152
Tom BorselloFieldstone Golf Club7776153
Charles Dowds, IIINorth Hills CC7578153
Neil GordonPhilmont CC7776153
David BrookresonHuntingdon Valley CC7876154
Michael HallFieldstone Golf Club7777154
Michael MoffatPhiladelphia Publinks7678154
Richard UmaniSakima CC7777154
Darrell ClaytonCavaliers CC7976155
John LeBoeufPhiladelphia Country Club7976155
James MacallisterManufacturers G & CC8174155
Brad McFaddenOverbrook GC7976155
Michael EganLookaway GC7779156
Michael GregorHuntingdon Valley CC8076156
James KaniaOverbrook GC7680156
Byron WhitmanMoselem Springs GC7878156
Gary DanielsAronimink GC7979158
David KarpPhilmont CC7880158
Gary RobertsTrenton CC8276158
Shane DooleySpring-Ford CC8376159
Paul LiebezeitDowningtown CC7881159
Robert MajczanSpring Mill CC8376159
Carl EverettMerion GC7981160
Chris HynoskiYardley CC8179160
Keith MattLu Lu CC7783160
Gordon JamiesonMerion GC8378161
Drew PanebiancoTalamore at Oak Terrace CC8180161
Tom PiersantiRadley Run CC8081161
John RobinsonCommonwealth National GC7784161
Richard ThonThe Springhaven Club8378161
John ZieglerPhiladelphia Publinks8081161
Michael DomenickPhoenixville CC8181162
Brian GillespieSt. Davids GC7884162
Thomas HylandLittle Mill CC8280162
Paul WoodruffPhiladelphia Cricket Club8082162
Chris DiguardiHeidelberg CC7984163
David GilesBerkshire CC7885163
James ReaveyCoatesville CC8479163
David SmithDoylestown CC8083163
Jason BarkleyBerkleigh CC8282164
Daniel BurtonBent Creek CC8084164
Bradley HughesStonewall7985164
James KiesermanBlue Bell CC8184165
Oscar MestreOverbrook GC8283165
James CollCavaliers CC8284166
John MabryMoorestown Field Club8383166
Kenneth RalstonHuntsville GC8383166
Scott StorckReading CC7987166
Thomas MalloukLookaway GC8385168
Paul HigginsPhiladelphia Cricket Club8485169
Steve SpuhlerLu Lu CC8485169
William CastoPenn Oaks GC8288170
Gregory GaulMerion GC8288170
Thomas OxenfeldCoatesville CC8486170
Francis VaughnPhiladelphia Cricket Club8387170
Vince YostCedarbrook CC8486170
Thomas Jaronski, Jr.Doylestown CC8498182
Thomas KaczorYardley CC840WD
Brian LlewellynHuntsville GC840DNS
Douglas SchroerSt. Davids GC790WD
Chris SmedleyCoatesville CC830WD
Gibby YoungHartefeld National GC840WD

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