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A Daily dose of Chapman (Net) victory for Moorestown member

  NORTH HILLS, Pa. — Good things happen when David Daily avoids trouble on the golf course. Such was the case Tuesday at Lu Lu Country Club (par 71, 5,825 yards). Daily, a Moorestown Field Club member, steered clear of danger and posted 43 points to take the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 75th Frank H. Chapman Memorial (Net).
  Bala Golf Club’s Gary Ames finished second with 42.
  “I kept the ball in the play,” Daily, 61, of Moorestown, N.J., said. “It was just [a case of] putting yourself in positions where you can succeed. On the back nine, I was really sharp. The big hole was No. 17.”
  On the 497-yard par 5, Daily equipped a rescue club for his second shot and lost sight of it soon after contact. Thinking it crossed the out-of-bounds boundary to the right, he played a provisional. Mother Nature forgave Daily’s error, however, as the trees kept his original ball in play. Daily then drilled a 4-rescue 160 yards to two feet for birdie. That conversion, and a pair of pars prior, provided Daily with 40 points heading to the 18th tee. He secured victory with a routine 4 on the par 4, 366-yard closer.
  A wild par on No. 5 (par 4, 375 yards) also highlighted the achievement. Daily missed the green with a 5-iron from 150 yards.
  “I ended up in the rough on the right side on a slope,” he said. “I hit it and it went through the green to the rough on the other side of the pin. I was only maybe eight feet away and I chipped it in. To be honest, if it didn’t hit the pin, it’s probably six or seven feet by. It was fortuitous, to say the least.”
  The game giveth, and the game taketh away. The par 3, 153-yard No. 6 stood out as Daily’s “only bad hole on the day.” With a breeze in his face, he tried to guide a 4-rescue but instead goosed it into the back bunker. He walked away with a double bogey — and a trophy eventually.
  Consider Daily’s effort Tuesday the exception to an “erratic” golf game.
  “I have moments when I play well. If I keep myself out of trouble, I’m usually in a situation where I’m putting for par,” Daily, a 16-handicap, said. “It’s hard making putts out here. The greens are little tricky, especially around the hole itself. When I didn’t make a putt, I had an eight-inch or one foot tap-in.”
  Daily, now retired, operated Cho-Pat, a manufacturer of sports medicine supports such as elbow and knee straps. He donned one of his creations Tuesday to support and stabilize a torn meniscus.
  Frank H. Chapman, a Whitemarsh Valley Country Club member, served as the Association’s secretary-treasurer for 23 years. He died on June 7, 1955 at the age of 88. The Net tournament is held in his honor.
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Overall results
Name, club
Points
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club
43
Gary Ames, Bala Golf Club
42
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
41
Graeme Howard, Lu Lu Country Club
40
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club
39
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
38
Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club
38
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA
37
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
37
Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club
36
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
36
Daniel Flynn, Sandy Run Country Club
36
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club
36
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
35
James Reger, The Springhaven Club
35
Macy Summers, St. Davids Golf Club
35
Scott Koerbler, Blue Shamrock Golf Club
35
William Kovach, Mercer Oaks Golf Course
35
Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club
34
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club
34
Scott Ryan, Stonewall
34
Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National Golf Club
33
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA
33
Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club
33
James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club
33
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
33
Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club
33
Harold Alwood, Jr, Old York Road Country Club
33
Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club
32
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club
32
Craig Lord, Riverton Country Club
31
Harry Donahue, North Hills Country Club
31
Andrew Worek, Yardley Country Club
31
Tim Connelly, Commonwealth National Golf Club
31
Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club
31
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
31
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club
30
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
30
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA
30
David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club
30
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club
30
Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club
30
Larry Loughner, Conestoga Country Club
29
Bernard Hirsh, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
29
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
29
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA
29
Lyle Smith, The Bucks Club
29
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
29
W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club
28
Charles Kane, Rolling Green Golf Club
28
Frederick Hirsekorn, Tavistock Country Club
28
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
28
David Spirt, Talamore Country Club
28
James Zinkand, French Creek Golf Club
27
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club
27
Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
27
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club
27
Mark Fox, St. Davids Golf Club
27
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
26
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club
23
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club
23
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
22
Robert Wilder, Blue Bell Country Club
18
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
WD
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club
WD

6-11 handicap
Name, club
Points
Gary Ames, Bala Golf Club
42
Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club
36
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
35
James Reger, The Springhaven Club
35
Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club
34
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club
34
Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National Golf Club
33
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA
33
Craig Lord, Riverton Country Club
31
Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club
33
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club
30
Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club
32
Harry Donahue, North Hills Country Club
31
Larry Loughner, Conestoga Country Club
29
W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club
28
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
30
Andrew Worek, Yardley Country Club
31
Charles Kane, Rolling Green Golf Club
28
James Zinkand, French Creek Golf Club
27
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club
27
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
22
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
WD
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club
WD

12-14 handicap
Name, club
Points
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
41
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
38
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA
37
Macy Summers, St. Davids Golf Club
35
Scott Koerbler, Blue Shamrock Golf Club
35
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
37
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
36
Daniel Flynn, Sandy Run Country Club
36
William Kovach, Mercer Oaks Golf Course
35
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA
30
Scott Ryan, Stonewall
34
Tim Connelly, Commonwealth National Golf Club
31
James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club
33
Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club
31
David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club
30
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club
30
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
31
Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
27
Frederick Hirsekorn, Tavistock Country Club
28
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club
27
Mark Fox, St. Davids Golf Club
27
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
28

15-27 handicap
Name, club
Points
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club
43
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club
39
Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club
38
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club
36
Graeme Howard, Lu Lu Country Club
40
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
33
Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club
33
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club
32
Bernard Hirsh, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
29
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
29
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA
29
Harold Alwood, Jr, Old York Road Country Club
33
David Spirt, Talamore Country Club
28
Lyle Smith, The Bucks Club
29
Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club
30
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
29
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club
23
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club
23
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
26
Robert Wilder, Blue Bell Country Club
18

WD – withdrawal