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15th Player’s Dinner

Season-ending event honors 2019 champions

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — GAP (the Golf Association of Philadelphia) formally honored its 2019 tournament winners during the organization’s 15th Player’s Dinner at Radley Run Country Club.

The event included cocktails, dinner and an awards presentation. The 2019 Players of the Year — Pine Valley Golf Club’s Jeff Osberg (William Hyndman, III), Overbrook Golf Club’s Oscar Mestre (Senior), White Manor Country Club’s Don Donatoni (Super Senior) and Loch Nairn Golf Club’s Austin Barbin (Junior) — received their respective awards. Elmhurst Country Club’s Billy Pabst, Jr. accepted the Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award.

In closing, GAP honored Llanerch Country Club’s Neil McDermott with its Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who exemplify the spirit of the game at its highest level and who made a substantial contribution to the game at the local, national or international level. Individuals may come from any golf-related area or discipline.

The winter edition of GAP Magazine will include profiles of all of the aforementioned individuals.

  • Players of the Year
  • William Hyndman, III — Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley
  • Senior — Oscar Mestre, Overbrook
  • Super Senior — Don Donatoni, White Manor
  • Junior — Austin Barbin, Loch Nairn
  • BMW GAP Team Matches — Huntingdon Valley
  • BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship — Jeremy Wall, Manasquan River
  • Brewer Cup presented by Callaway Golf
  • Senior — Joseph Russo, Laurel Creek
  • Super Senior — Robin McCool, Saucon Valley
  • Frank H. Chapman Cup (Gross)
  • Senior — Byron Whitman, Berkshire
  • Super Senior — *Don Donatoni, White Manor
  • Frank H. Chapman Cup (Net)
  • Men — Mike Penso, Metedeconk National
  • Women — Tracey MacGown, Saucon Valley
  • Christman Cup — Austin Barbin, Loch Nairn
  • Deeg Sezna
  • Junior Boys — Jeff Kavanagh & John Hansel, Sandy Run
  • Junior-Junior Boys — Greg Smith & Kasim Narinesingh-Smith, Radley Run
  • Mixed — Dave & Riley Thomas, Spring Ford
  • Junior Girls — Noreen Mohler & Callie Jean Burns, Northampton/Bala
  • Tee It Forward — Fall Net Championship
  • Men — Greg Smith, Radley Run
  • Women’s – Alison Kellock, Flourtown
  • Father & Son (Middle) — *Kevin & Ryan Kelly, Philadelphia Cricket
  • Father & Son (Older)
  • Championship — Craig & Alan Kliewer, Lebanon
  • Super Senior — Robert & Rob Billings, Rolling Green/Philadelphia Publinks
  • Father & Son (Younger)
  • Junior — David & Chris LaRosa, Cedarbrook
  • Junior-Junior — Jeffrey & Joseph Ciconte, Wilmington
  • Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship
  • Gross — Michael Fireman & Kyle Ginty, Talamore
  • Four-Man Team — Carlos Fullerton & Adam Sutovich, Brookside Allentown; Max Harrington, Moselem Springs & Richard Riva, Bent Creek
  • Francis X. Hussey Memorial
  • Junior Boys — Austin Barbin & Evan Barbin, Loch Nairn
  • Junior-Junior — J.P. Hoban & Libby Flaisher, McCall
  • Junior Girls — Kathleen Mark & Riley Quartermain, Rolling Green/Llanerch
  • Harry Hammond Award — Patrick Sheehan, Talamore
  • Jock MacKenzie Memorial
  • Junior Boys — Patrick Sheehan, Talamore
  • Junior-Junior Boys — Jack Homer, Wilmington
  • Junior Girls — Lauren Jones, Merion
  • Junior-Junior Girls — Gabrielle Courtney, North Hills
  • Junior Boys’ Championship — Austin Barbin, Loch Nairn
  • Junior-Junior Boys’ Championship – Jack Homer, Wilmington
  • Junior Team Championship — Blue Bell
  • Middle-Amateur Championship — *Will Davenport, Whitemarsh Valley
  • Mixed Foursomes Championship — David & Kim Herbst, West Shore
  • Open Championship — Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley
  • Joseph H. Patterson Cup — Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley
  • Philadelphia Team Championship — Philadelphia Cricket Club
  • Senior Amateur Championship
  • Senior — Chris Fieger, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks
  • Super Senior — *Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Lu Lu
  • Senior Silver Cross Award — Oscar Mestre, Overbrook
  • Senior 27-Hole Challenge
  • Senior — Brian Rothaus & Gary Smith, Philmont/Pine Valley
  • Super-Senior — Robin McCool & Craig Scott, Saucon Valley/Great Bear
  • Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play
  • Senior — *Mark Walker & Joseph Russo, Laurel Creek
  • Super-Senior — *Carl Everett & Don Donatoni, Merion/White Manor
  • Senior Four-Man Team — Marlin Detweiler, Lancaster; Chip Lutz, LedgeRock, John Robinson, Lu Lu & Byron Whitman, Berkshire
  • Silver Cross Award — Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley
  • Tee It Forward — Spring Net Championship
  • Men — *Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National
  • Women — Alison Kellock, Flourtown
  • Super-Senior Silver Cross Award — Don Donatoni, White Manor
  • Tournament of Champions
  • Amateur — Zachary Juhasz, Northampton
  • Senior — Barry Wiseman, Talamore
  • Super Senior — John Turner, Springhaven
  • Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross)
  • Senior — Oscar Mestre, Overbrook
  • Super-Senior — Don Donatoni, White Manor
  • Francis B. Warner Cup (Net)
  • Men — *Terry Williams-Woodward, Bellewood
  • Women — *Kathy Pilla, Fieldstone
  • Winter Series Players of the Year
  • Amateur Gross — David Waxman, Little Mill
  • Amateur Net — Greg Smith, Radley Run
  • Senior Gross — Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Publinks
  • Senior Net — William Choy, Flourtown
  • Women’s Gross — Alison Kellock, Flourtown
  • Women’s Net — Muffy McCabe, Philadelphia
  • Women’s Spring Scramble
  • First Flight — Teresa Hillegass, Waynesborough; Karen Lucard, Lu Lu; Wynn Harris & Linda Kennedy, Commonwealth National
  • Second Flight — Beth Lunger, Trudy Matley, Pat Noble & Merri Walter, Irem
  • Third Flight — Alicia Walsh, Saucon Valley; Janet Deandrea, Nancy Luciani & Kathy Nelson, Glen Oak

* — determined in playoff

GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.