Jul 15, 2008

Moselem’s Angelillo tops Paterson Cup Qualifier

 MT. LAUREL, NJ – Gregg Angelillo of Moselem Springs GC used a steady and accurate game off the tees to card a 1-under-par 70 and top the 94-player field attempting to qualify at Laurel Creek CC (par 71, 6,793 yards) Tuesday for the 106th Joseph H. Patterson Cup.

  Angelillo’s field-low round earned him medallist honors at the first of two qualifiers used to help determine the field for the championship set for Aug. 14 at Waynesborough CC and St. Davids GC. The second and final qualifier will be held on July 25 at Brookside CC.

  “I just wanted to keep it in play,” said the Hoboken, N.J. resident, who joined 22 others who qualified for the championship Tuesday. “My goal was to not take chances. I wanted to keep it in the fairways, get the ball inside 150 [yards] and just see what happened.”

  Angelillo elected to use the more accurate 3-wood and irons off the tee and rarely took out the driver. And when the 38-year old did bring out the big stick it almost cost him as his drive didn’t quite get past the fescue on the par 5 15th hole (521 yards).

  “I didn’t cut the corner enough so I landed in one of those tough fescue lies,” he said. “I had to chunk it out, hit a 3-iron to about 25 feet and then made that putt for par when I could have been staring at a 7 real easy.”

  Angelillo’s goal was obviously to advance into the championship proper, but Tuesday’s qualifying effort came with a little more meaning to him as he struggled in last year’s championship held at his home track.

  “I just wanted to get back into the Patterson Cup, especially since I had a tough time last year when it was at my home course,” he said. “I hope I can just continue the momentum.”

  But ironically, it’s the momentum Angelillo chooses to put out of his mind.

  “I’m just not even thinking about it,” he said of his recent play. “I just count the holes and eventually I’ll finish and count the score when I’m done. I’m just trying to keep it simple.”

  Michael McDermott of Merion GC carded nine birdies in his final round to win the Joseph H. Patterson Cup last year which was split between Moselem Springs GC (par 70, 6,790 yards) and Berkleigh CC (par 70, 6,250 yards). The reigning Amateur Champion (2008), three-time Middle-Amateur Champion (2001, ’04, ‘08) and two-time Silver Cross Award winner (2003, ‘07) took the 36-hole championship with a 6-under-par 136 (70-66).

  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 56,000 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 Total
Gregg Angelillo Moselem Springs Golf Club 70
Ryan Gelrod Commonwealth National Golf Club 71
Greg Verde Spring Ford Country Club 72
Louis Giovi Mercer Oaks Golf Course 72
Geoffrey Cooper Laurel Creek Country Club 73
John Robinson Commonwealth National Golf Club 73
Mike McComb Greate Bay Country Club 73
Drew Garis North Hills Country Club 74
Paul Rogowicz Yardley Country Club 74
Jeff Osberg Brandywine Country Club 75
Michael Vassil Country Club of Scranton 75
Beau Guarino Burlington Country Club 76
Keith Evans Running Deer Golf Club 76
Mark Kosko Marriot Seaview Resort 76
Vince Boyle JC Melrose Country Club 76
William Bello Metedeconk National Golf Club 76
Burton McHugh Sunnybrook Golf Club 77
Garrett Conway Burlington Country Club 77
Jack Wallace Burlington Country Club 77
Joe DeVito Jr. Sand Barrens Golf Club 77
Jon Thomas Inniscrone Golf Club 77
Santo Lafoca Huntsville Golf Club 77
Steve Ransom, Jr. Wildwood Golf & Country Club 77
Failed to qualify
Andrew Dietz Laurel Creek Country Club 78
Edward McCrossen, Jr. Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 78
James Ridgway Wildwood Golf & Country Club 78
Jeffrey Huntzinger North Hills Country Club 78
Josh Morell Sandy Run Country Club 78
Marty Crounse Mercer Oaks Golf Course 78
Mike Owsik Plymouth Country Club 78
Peter Lansinger St. Davids Golf Club 78
Steve Lubin Five Ponds Golf Club 78
Thomas Merriam Laurel Creek Country Club 78
Todd Anderson Wilmington Country Club 78
Brad Sokol Green Valley Country Club 79
David Barnett White Clay Creek Country Club 79
Justin Van Hyning Olde York Country Club 79
Paul Liebezeit Aronimink Golf Club 79
Stephen Sieracki Merchantville Country Club 79
Steven Walczak Wilmington Country Club 79
Bill Turner Philadelphia Publinks GA 80
Bradley Roberts Wedgwood Country Club 80
David Taraschi Merchantville Country Club 80
Lance Oberparleiter Wedgwood Country Club 80
Matt Jasudowich Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 80
Charles Scalzott Talamore Country Club 81
David Hoegel Little Mill Country Club 81
James Lewis Little Mill Country Club 81
Ken Sim Commonwealth National Golf Club 81
Tim Westfall RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 81
Eric Meyer Whitford Country Club 82
J. Kirk Luntey Merion Golf Club 82
John Campanelli Woodbury Country Club 82
John Cobb Tavistock Country Club 82
Kevin Hart Hopewell Valley Golf Club 82
Mike Haney Llanerch Country Club 82
Bob Ursomarso Saucon Valley Country Club 83
Brian Corbett Huntsville Golf Club 83
Douglas Cusick Tavistock Country Club 83
George Connell, Jr. Gulph Mills Golf Club 83
Phillip Villari, Jr. Riverton Country Club 83
Tyler Yearley Jericho National Golf Club 83
Jeff Rogatz Fieldstone Golf Club 84
Mark Edmondson Medford Village Country Club 84
Mark O’Neill Sandy Run Country Club 84
Matthew Malinowski Medford Village Country Club 84
Michael Misoda Talamore Country Club 84
Rob Good Merion Golf Club 84
Sean Hogan Laurel Creek Country Club 84
Eric Casperson Ravens Claw Golf Club 85
Jerrold Clinton Makefield Highlands Golf Club 85
Matt Mangold Talamore Country Club 85
Francis Hamm Country Club of Scranton 86
Robert Firth Commonwealth National Golf Club 86
William Moule Links Golf Club 86
Alex McPherson Sandy Run Country Club 87
Kenneth Croney, Jr. Overbrook Golf Club 87
Michael Bennis Talamore Country Club 87
Bryan Clobes Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
Mike Brunswick Moorestown Field Club 88
Tom Piersanti Applebrook Golf Club 88
Ed Kahn Little Mill Country Club 89
Tom Cohen Running Deer Golf Club 89
Brian Dobisch Talamore Country Club 91
Casey Murray Philadelphia Cricket Club 91
Jimmy Kramarski Riverton Country Club 94
David Goodman Bucks County Golf Club WD
Eric Chipin Philmont Country Club WD
Gerry Baldachino Olde York Country Club WD
Grant Skyllas LedgeRock Golf Club DQ
Joseph Costanzo Blue Bell Country Club WD
Matt McGovern Talamore Country Club NS
Nicholas Mignogna Blue Bell Country Club NS
William Macknis Honeybrook Golf Club WD
WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualified; NS-no show

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