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63rd Tournament of Champions

Five earn titles in TOC — Philadelphia

MALVERN, Pa. — Oliver White carded a 1-over-par 72 to capture the Men’s Amateur Division in the 63rd Tournament of Champions on Nov. 9 at White Manor Country Club (par 71, 6,495 yards).

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He joined four others in the winner’s circle at day’s end: Josie Anthony, White Manor (Women’s Senior Division); Perry Landis, Moselem Springs Golf Club (Men’s Senior Division); Peter Mimmo, North Hills Country Club (Men’s Super-Senior Division) and Grace Smith, The Springhaven Club (Women’s Division).

White, a Stonewall member, birdied two of his first four holes to establish a leaderboard presence. He also birdied two of his last four to assure a two-stroke victory over Old York Road Country Club’s Ryan Beck. White, an Allegheny College alum, forged a fruitful collegiate golf career. A two-time All-America selection and three-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree, he led the Gators in scoring average all four seasons. White, 29, of Lower Gwynedd, Pa., turned professional in 2015 and competed in minitour events thereafter. He returned to the GAP circuit in 2018.

Given its geographical expansion, GAP regionalized the Tournament of Champions to accommodate more participants this year. It also added two divisions: Women’s and Women’s Senior. Club champions received a “golden ticket” to one of four events: Central (Country Club of Harrisburg), North (Huntsville Golf Club), East (Medford Village Country Club) and Philadelphia (White Manor).

The Tournament of Champions began in 1962 in memory of Larry Malmed. GAP became sole administrator in 1984 after Al Porter, the tournament’s coordinator, retired because of an illness. GAP added a Men’s Senior Division in 1992, a Men’s Super-Senior Division in 2015.

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 300 Member Clubs and 80,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Results
Men’s Amateur Division
Name, clubScore
Oliver White, Stonewall72
Ryan Beck, Old York Road Country Club74
Matthew Crescenzo, LuLu Country Club75
Curtis Geiger, Raven’s Claw Golf Club75
John Lalley, Llanerch Country Club75
Kevin O’Brien, Cedarbrook Country Club75
John Simone, Philmont Country Club77
Christopher Bell, Radnor Valley Country Club79
Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club79
Kyle Kellenbenz, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club79
Steve Skurla, White Manor Country Club79
Nick Kuhn, Blue Bell Country Club81
Patrick McCusker, Sandy Run Country Club81
Christopher Vinci, Five Ponds Golf Club81
Vinny Alessi, McCall Golf Club82
John Buliga, Yardley Country Club82
William Choy, Flourtown Country Club83
Dan Perry, Honeybrook Golf Club85
Ryan O’Leary, Makefield Highlands Golf Club87
Michael Taylor, Doylestown Country Club88
Ryan Mitchell, Bensalem Country Club91
Men’s Senior Division
Name, clubScore
Perry Landis, Moselem Springs Golf Club68
Rick James, Doylestown Country Club72
Joe Roeder, Merion Golf Club73
Gary Daniels, Applebrook Golf Club74
Mark Ellinger, Whitford Country Club74
Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association77
Larry Martone, Stonewall78
Larry Borowsky, White Manor Country Club80
Vince Varvolis, Commonwealth National Golf Club80
Paul Berg, The Springhaven Club83
Brian Miller, Loch Nairn Golf Club83
John Wiskoski, Flourtown Country Club83
Robert Drygas, Sandy Run Country Club84
Sheldon Pollack, Bala Golf Club84
Jules Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club84
Dom Guerrera, Coatesville Country Club86
John Mershon, Waynesborough Country Club88
Joseph Linde, Yardley Country Club90
John Fox, McCall Golf Club92
Mike Haney, Five Ponds Golf Club98
Men’s Super-Senior Division
Name, clubScore
Peter Mimmo, North Hills Country Club77
Brian Rothaus, Five Ponds Golf Club78
Drew Harmer, The Springhaven Club83
Brian Linn, Talamore Country Club83
Michael Breen, Honeybrook Golf Club84
Tom Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club84
Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club84
Charlie McDowell, Pine Valley Golf Club85
Matt Elkes, Radnor Valley Country Club89
Tom Eason, Radley Run Country Club90
Jeff Lane, Bluestone Country Club96
Women’s Amateur Division
Name, clubScore
Grace Smith, The Springhaven Club80
Lisa Clark, Coatesville Country Club94
Barbora Maralikova, Honeybrook Golf Club95
Olivia Davis, Downingtown Country Club102
Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club103
Saige Pacholok, Chester Valley Golf Club107
Tracey Harte, McCall Golf Club108
Women’s Senior Division
Name, clubScore
Josie Anthony, White Manor Country Club91
Anita Lockhart, Coatesville Country Club118