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Back Creek’s McClaskey takes Super-Senior title in Chapman (Gross)

  MARLTON, N.J. — Charles McClaskey’s storybook season continues. The Back Creek GC member carded a 1-over-par 72 to take the Super-Senior Division in the Frank H. Chapman Memorial (Gross) Monday at Little Mill CC (par 71, 6,122 yards). McClaskey is now one victory away from a 2011 sweep. The reigning Super-Senior Player of the Year also captured the Warner Cup (Gross) at Lu Lu CC and the Brewer Cup at Bellewood GC.

Charles McClaskey

  “We have four [Super-Senior] events, and I’m striving to win four events,” McClaskey, 72, said. “I’m striving to see if I can get lucky enough to win four. I’ve been working pretty hard at it. So far, I’ve had a bang-up year.”

  Monday was no exception. Four holes best defined McClaskey’s triumphant round. Starting on the back nine, the Elkton, Md. resident hit a 60-degree wedge 90 yards to 35 feet on No. 10 (par 4, 295 yards). McClaskey then three-putted to card a bogey 5. He again encountered trouble on the par 4, 432-yard 14th hole. He failed to reach the green with a 50-yard pitch shot. Three strokes exhausted, McClaskey came on and two-putted for double bogey.

  He calmed a brewing storm with a birdie on the next hole (par 4, 344 yards). McClaskey thumped a transition wedge 115 yards to 12 feet. He set his round on auto-pilot, registering eight of nine greens in regulation on his inward trek. McClaskey sprinkled in a birdie on No. 8 (par 4, 398 yards). He struck a 7-iron 147 yards to three feet.

  “I hit a lot of good shots today,” McClaskey said. “I was always around everything.”

Super Senior
Name, club Score
Charles McClaskey, Back Creek Golf Club 72
James Haynie, Lu Lu Country Club 76
Joseph Virdone, Philadelphia Country Club 76
David Jordan, Sakima Country Club 77
Jay Howson, Jr., St. Davids Golf Club 77
John Owens, Tavistock Country Club 77
George McLaughlin, Commonwealth National Golf Club 78
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., Pine Valley Golf Club 78
Ken Gaskill, Rancocas Golf Club 79
Art Brosius, DuPont Country Club 80
Richard Smith, Philadelphia Country Club 80
Frank Polizzi, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 81
Stephen Daley, Lu Lu Country Club 81
Gregory Gaul, Merion Golf Club 82
James Robertson, Saucon Valley Country Club 82
Louis Pace, Medford Village Country Club 82
Terry Fair, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 82
John Capers, III, Merion Golf Club 83
Michael Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club 83
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club 83
Herbert Gordon, Doylestown Country Club 84
Joseph Maxwell, Hartefeld National 84
Kent Weymouth, Jr., Philadelphia Publinks GA 85
Michael Sofranko, Loch Nairn Golf Club 85
Ron Hipple, Bensalem Township Country Club 85
Jim Lloyd, Running Deer Golf Club 86
John Ayres, Woodcrest Country Club 86
Warren Deakins, Philadelphia Country Club 86
Jay Kocher, Loch Nairn Golf Club 87
John Paul, Philadelphia Publinks GA 87
John Snyder, Waynesborough Country Club 87
Basil Gilfillian, Little Mill Country Club 90
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 90
Thomas O’Rourke, Chester Valley Golf Club 90
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club 92
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club 97
Clay Hamlin, III, Merion Golf Club WD
James Barron, Hartefeld National WD
*-determined in playoff
WD-withdrawal