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#PattersonCup Final Round: Manufacturers’

Merion’s Bradbeer wins Patterson in historic fashion

***Michael R. Brown, Jr. contacted GAP officials on Friday and informed them of a potential rules violation during the final round of the Patterson Cup at Manufacturers’ G&CC. Brown told the GAP Tournament Committee that upon a further review of his round he believes that he played from a wrong place. He believes that he inadvertently moved his ball in play before executing a chip shot on the bank of the 18th hole. Having failed to replace his ball, Brown, therefore played from a wrong place and subsequently signed for a lower score than he recorded. He was disqualified from second place (he tied Patrick Sheehan) as a result.****

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.– Peter Bradbeer turned in a performance for the ages. Literally.

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The 23-year-old from Merion Golf Club established a Patterson Cup 36-hole scoring record of 12-under-par 131 Thursday at Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club (par 72, 6,847 yards). The Patterson Cup, presented by Provident Bank, is GAP’s second-oldest tournament at 119 years old. That score bested Brandon Matthews’ 2013 total of 10-under 134 when Cedarbrook Country Club played host.

Bradbeer’s Final-round 8-under 64 also established a new course record (when No. 18 is played as a par 5 using the upper green complex). Additionally, his victorious 72-hole Silver Cross total of 17-under-par 268 eclipsed the previous low mark of 275 held by Jeff Osberg from 2015. The Silver Cross is 115 years old.

There is more.

Bradbeer, who won the 2017 Patterson Cup at Wilmington Country Club (South), became the 23rd individual to win two or more titles. He also earned the Silver Cross that season. With this year’s triumph in the Silver Cross – presented to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying round(s) of the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship and the Joseph H. Patterson Cup – Bradbeer became the 26th player to win two or more of those.

Have. A. Day.

“It’s incredible. The names on [the Patterson Cup] trophy are unbelievable,” said a stunned Bradbeer, who lives in Rosemont, Pa. “So to win it twice, I’m just honored. It just reaffirms to me that I can play this game and I can play it very well.”

His Final Round scorecard confirms his reaffirmation. It included nine 3s and two eagles. He played the five par 5s in 6 under. For the week, he had 11 birdies, the two aforementioned eagles and just three bogeys.

“It’s a great way to finish up the year, almost. That’s my competitive low,” said Bradbeer. “It’s really special, and to have my dad [Brad] here … it’s the first time he’s ever seen me win anything. He wasn’t there for Wilmington. He wasn’t there for the [BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship] medal at Cedarbrook. He’s been so supportive of me. I couldn’t be where I am today without him.”

The almost in his statement: Bradbeer is one of nine GAP members who qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club, which begins next Monday.

Patrick Sheehan of Talamore Country Club placed second at 7 under. He, too, will compete in the U.S Amateur.

Defending Patterson champion Zach Barbin of Loch Nairn Golf Club tied for 24th place.

Bradbeer started to pull away from a compact leaderboard on No. 9 (par 5, 470 yards) when he registered his first of two eagles. He ripped a 7-iron from 176 yards to nine feet and made the putt. Two holes later, on No. 12 (par 5, 516 yards), Bradbeer started his title surge. He launched a cut 5-iron from 215 yards to 15 feet. Putting more defensive than aggressive, his putt for 3 tumbled in softly. At the time, he held a two-shot lead.

Bradbeer silenced all contenders and, in essence, secured the victory soon thereafter with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 (par 5, 524 yards) and 16 (par 4, 426 yards). He drained a seven-foot putt on 15 and followed that up with a 15-footer on 16.

His final stroke was the pièce de résistance. On No. 18 (par 5, 546 yards), after launching a 5-wood from 228 yards to the back collar of the green, he eventually drained a … wait for it …. seven-foot birdie putt.

This may be the end of Bradbeer’s GAP adventures. He’s planning to head to Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying later this year.

“I will be playing [Korn Ferry Qualifying] as an amateur, but we’ll see,” said Bradbeer. “I’m playing great golf. I’m going to go for it and see where I land.”

Today, he landed in the history books.

The Joseph H. Patterson Cup memorializes a man who fostered the game in its infancy. Joseph Henry Patterson, a Philadelphia Cricket Club member, competed in the first out-of-town match played by a team of Philadelphians. Friends of Patterson donated the Cup, designed by J.E. Caldwell & Co., to the Association in 1900.

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Final RoundScores
Peter Bradbeer, Merion Golf Club67-64–131
Patrick Sheehan, Talamore Country Club65-71–136
Liam Hart, Spring Mill Country Club67-70–137
Andrew Keeling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club65-72–137
John Peters, Carlisle Country Club66-71–137
Stephen Cerbara, Huntingdon Valley Country Club68-70–138
Zach Juhasz, Northampton Country Club69-69–138
Dougie Ergood, Tavistock Country Club71-68–139
Ross Pilliod, LedgeRock Golf Club69-71–140
Ben Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club67-74–141
Benjamin Feld, Green Valley Country Club67-74–141
Andy Butler, Huntingdon Valley Country Club68-74–142
Calen Sanderson, Jericho National Golf Club71-71–142
Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club71-71–142
Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club69-74–143
Richie Kline, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club74-69–143
Conor McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club67-76–143
Michael O’Brien, LuLu Country Club66-77–143
Jon Rusk, LuLu Country Club71-72–143
Jim Sullivan, LuLu Country Club70-73–143
Ryan Tall, LuLu Country Club74-69–143
Nikita Romanov, Loch Nairn Golf Club74-70–144
Dawson Anders, Indian Valley Country Club72-73–145
Zachary Barbin, Loch Nairn Golf Club70-75–145
Buddy Hansen, Blue Bell Country Club71-74–145
Dan Keenan, Little Mill Country Club69-76–145
Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club72-73–145
Drue Nicholas, Galloway National Golf Club72-73–145
Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club74-72–146
John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club74-72–146
Michael Davis, Merion Golf Club71-75–146
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club73-73–146
Marty McGuckin, Philadelphia Cricket Club71-75–146
Gregor Orlando, Philadelphia Cricket Club72-74–146
Caleb Ryan, The 1912 Club69-77–146
Max Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club71-75–146
John Bradbeer, Merion Golf Club73-74–147
Logan Hess, Crossgates Golf Club73-74–147
Andrew Mason, Huntingdon Valley Country Club72-75–147
Tyler Zimmer, Philadelphia Country Club73-74–147
P.J. Acierno, LuLu Country Club71-77–148
Peter Barron, III, Galloway National Golf Club72-76–148
Tyler Sokolis, LuLu Country Club73-75–148
P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club71-77–148
Austin Barbin, Loch Nairn Golf Club73-76–149
Patrick Knott, Merion Golf Club73-76–149
Wills Montgomery, LuLu Country Club74-75–149
Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club73-77–150
Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club71-79–150
Max Muller, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club73-77–150
J.T. Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club72-78–150
Matt Dolinsky, Honeybrook Golf Club74-77–151
Nick Fioravante, LedgeRock Golf Club73-78–151
Kevin O’Brien, Cedarbrook Country Club73-78–151
Matthew Bastian, Rolling Green Golf Club73-79–152
Matthew Crescenzo, LuLu Country Club74-78–152
Connor McNicholas, The 1912 Club72-80–152
Stephen Barry, Running Deer Golf Club74-79–153
Michael Fioravante, LedgeRock Golf Club74-79–153
Ryan Borrmann, Five Ponds Golf Club73-81–154
Christopher Cerminaro, Elkview Country Club73-81–154
Andrew Curran, Philadelphia Cricket Club72-82–154
Jimmy Finnerty, Radley Run Country Club72-82–154
Brad Mills, Wedgwood Country Club74-80–154
Nick Hano, LuLu Country Club74-81–155
Sean McMonagle, Tavistock Country Club74-81–155
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club74-81–155
Richard Riva, Bent Creek Country Club74-82–156
Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club73-83–156
Andy Beittel, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club74-83–157
Christopher Clauson, LuLu Country Club73-84–157
Jordan Cooper, Woodcrest Country Club73-84–157
Adam Armagost, Little Mill Country Club74-84–158
John Samaha, Old York Road Country Club74-84–158
Michael R. Brown, Jr., LuLu Country Club69-DQ–DQ
DQ-disqualification