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Association announces 54th Williamson Cup team

The Golf Association of Philadelphia will compete in the 54th Williamson Cup, set for Aug. 7-8 at Pittsburgh Field Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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  The organization will be represented by the following players: Dawson Anders, Indian Valley Country Club; Matt Graeff, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club; Benjamin Pochet, Spring Ford Country Club; Ron Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club.

Regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious Junior golf events, the Williamson Cup is a 36-hole stroke play competition that features teams from 10 state and regional golf associations. The low three scores of each four-man team in each round count toward the team total. If there is a playoff, all four players’ scores will count. A medalist plaque is awarded to the player with the lowest overall score.

P  ractice rounds take place on Day One. A reception and barbeque follows the competition on Day Two.

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association will serve as this year’s host organization. New in 2017, players 18 years of age who hadn’t started their college education were eligible for selection.

Below is a closer look at Team GAP:

2017 Williamson Cup roster
Dawson Anders, Indian Valley Country Club

Age: 18
Hometown: Telford, Pa.
School: Souderton High School graduate, incoming Temple University freshman
2017 accomplishments: Won the 103rd Junior Boys’ Championship presented by PURE Insurance at Spring Ford Country Club; defeated Huntingdon Valley Country Club’s Brian Isztwan, 6&4 … currently ranked third in the Junior Player of the Year standings with 200 points.


Matt Graeff, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club

Age: 18
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.
School: Wissahickon High School graduate, incoming Virginia Tech freshman
2017 accomplishments: Tied for third in the Francis X. Hussey Memorial alongside Noah Harrington of Cedarbrook Country Club with a 2-under-par 70 … tied for 10th in the Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a 4-over-par 76 … tied for 18th in the 18th Christman Cup presented by GlobalGolfPost at Stonewall (North) after rounds of 74 and 76 … finished second in the Harry Hammond Award standings … currently ranked seventh in the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 110 points.


Benjamin Pochet, Spring Ford Country Club

Age: 17
Hometown: Royersford, Pa.
School: Spring-Ford Area High School senior, Drexel University commit
2017 accomplishments: Won the 18th Christman Cup presented by GlobalGolfPost with rounds of 68 and 73 … qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur with a 2-under-par 70 at Makefield Highlands Golf Club … qualified as the No. 3 seed in the Junior Boys’ Championship at Spring Ford with a 4-under-par 68; fell to Zachary Barbin of the GAP Junior Players Club, 3&1, in the Round of 16 … currently leads the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 260 points.


Ron Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club

Age: 18
Hometown: Hatfield, Pa.
School: North Penn High School graduate, incoming Monmouth University freshman
2017 accomplishments: Won the Harry Hammond Award, emblematic of the player with lowest aggregate score in the Junior Boys’ Championship Qualifier, Christman Cup and Jock MacKenzie Memorial … tied for second in the Christman Cup presented by GlobalGolfPost after rounds of 69 and 73 … tied for eighth in the Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a 3-over-par 75 … tied for 25th in the Open Championship at Philadelphia Country Club after rounds of 73 and 74 … currently ranked second in the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 235 points.


Golf Association of Philadelphia
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 153 Full Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.