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Brookside troops triumph in 25th Senior Four-Man Team

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  WEST CHESTER, Pa. — When friends Rob Francis, Bruce Jackson, Alexander Maguire, Sr. and Pat Romano experienced a golf rarity together Thursday, they sensed a special day ahead. Dual chip-in eagles sparked a spectacular round full of red numbers as well as the typical jabbing and jawing among the Brookside Country Club collective. Francis, Jackson, Maguire and Romano filed an 8-under 134 to win the 25th Senior Four-Man Team, sponsored by PerryGolf at Hershey’s Mill Golf Club Club (par 71, 6,150 yards).

  Team scores are determined using the two best balls of four.

  The par 5, 465-yard No. 2 presented the Brookside team with its moment of destiny. Jackson, 60, of East Greenville, Pa., left a 4-hybrid from 220 yards just off the green — front left with a friendly lie. Francis, 56, of Gilbertsville, Pa., followed with a 5-hybrid from 205 yards that settled in the same area. Playing first, Jackson nestled a chip that darted into the jar.

  The Brookside team bellowed.

  Seeing how Jackson’s golf ball reacted once it crested upon the surface, Francis then holed his chip for a wild eagle as well.

  The Brookside team bellowed even louder.

  “I’ve never seen two eagles on the same hole, especially chip-ins,” Maguire, 72, of Pottstown, Pa., said.

  “We were all screaming,” Francis added. “[A spectator who saw it] said, ‘quit right now.’”

  Francis and company didn’t follow the onlooker’s advice. Instead, they proceeded to dig deeper. On No. 5 (par 4, 354 yards), Jackson knocked a gap wedge 90 yards to three feet for birdie. He stopped a 7-iron at six feet for a 2 on the par 3, 164-yard No. 7. Francis, the team’s fiery lefty, briefly stole Jackson’s birdie thunder by hitting a 58-degree wedge 100 yards to 10 feet on No. 8 (par 4, 360 yards). Not to be outdone, Jackson propelled a 9-iron from 134 yards onto the back fringe and dunked a 30-footer for a 3 on No. 9 (par 4, 381 yards).

  The Brookside team turned in a blistering 8 under.

  The red figure rhythm didn’t end there. On No. 10 (par 4, 337 yards), Maguire joined the birdie spree by cranking a pitching wedge 110 yards to six feet. He also inked red on No. 12 (par 5, 513 yards) after sending a wedge 95 yards to 15 feet. Maguire, in a way, guided his team to a birdie on the par 3, 175-yard 14th hole. Francis converted a 20-footer following a 6-iron set-up, thanks to a read assist.

  “I putted first and mine lipped out, so he saw exactly what I did,” Maguire said.

  On No. 15 (par 4, 361 yards), Jackson sent a lob wedge 60 yards to 10 feet for a 3. He totaled four birdies and an eagle on his own ball.

  “Nice weather on a great course. You can’t ask for more than that,” Jackson said.

  An incident on the par 4, 342-yard 16th almost spoiled the team’s jovial spirit. Romano, 60, of Boyertown, Pa., identified Francis’s golf ball dogleg left. Francis took his playing partner’s word and played his second shot. He, however, played the wrong golf ball. The misidentification miffed Jackson and Maguire.

  “He doesn’t check his ball before he hits it,” Maguire said. “He’s got an octopus on it. How do you not see it?”

  A couple more stumbles prevented a double-digit subpar finish. The Brookside team played No. 17 (par 4, 384 yards) in 2 over after all four members missed the green. Romano, who anchored the squad with clutch pars throughout the day, lipped a kick-in for 4 on No. 18 (par 4, 413 yards).

  The lackluster closing, though, couldn’t extinguish the thrill of a memorable day for the Brookside team.

  “You always enjoy it when you win,” Maguire said. “You’re not enjoying it as much if you don’t win.”

  “For a Senior event, this is perfect,” Francis added. “It’s a great golf course. This course is set up where if you hit good shots and putt well, you can score.”

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Gross results
Team Club Scores
Alexander Maguire, Sr. Brookside Country Club 134
Bruce Jackson Brookside Country Club 134
Pat Romano Brookside Country Club 134
Rob Francis Brookside Country Club 134
Raymond Thompson Overbrook Golf Club 137
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 137
Michael Nilon Philadelphia Country Club 137
Buck Jones Philadelphia Publinks GA 137
Brett Koelle Wilmington Country Club 140
Charles McDowell Wilmington Country Club 140
Donald MacKelcan Wilmington Country Club 140
Thomas Humphrey Wilmington Country Club 140
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 141
Carl Everett Merion Golf Club 141
Michael Rose Talamore Country Club 141
Don Donatoni White Manor Country Club 141
Brian Nelson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 141
Thomas Hyland Little Mill Country Club 141
Bryan Marvin Old York Road Country Club 141
Bob Arthur Tavistock Country Club 141
Greg Gottshall Brookside Country Club 142
Rick Custer Reading Country Club 142
Scott Orr Reading Country Club 142
Marty Dorminy Spring Ford Country Club 142
Frank Ferino Lookaway Golf Club 142
Michael Anton Lookaway Golf Club 142
Roc Irey Lookaway Golf Club 142
Thomas Mallouk Lookaway Golf Club 142
Bob Abramski Talamore Country Club 143
Hal Morris Talamore Country Club 143
Stan Jakubowski Talamore Country Club 143
Werner Cziriak Talamore Country Club 143
Alan Lazzarino DuPont Country Club 143
Robert Walters DuPont Country Club 143
Thomas Alestock DuPont Country Club 143
John Willadsen Sakima Country Club 143
John DiMarzio Sandy Run Country Club 144
John Young Sandy Run Country Club 144
Joseph Martella Sandy Run Country Club 144
Tom Mee Sandy Run Country Club 144
Donald Dissinger Merion Golf Club 145
Gordon Jamieson Merion Golf Club 145
J. Kirk Luntey Merion Golf Club 145
Robert Wagner Merion Golf Club 145
Edward Bondi Huntingdon Valley Country Club 146
George Henninger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 146
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 146
Pete Ervin Huntingdon Valley Country Club 146
Alan Bernabei Doylestown Country Club 146
Alan Roatche Doylestown Country Club 146
David Smith Doylestown Country Club 146
Herbert Gordon Doylestown Country Club 146
Alan Van Horn Commonwealth National Golf Club 146
Arthur Jacoby Commonwealth National Golf Club 146
Jack Hubbert Galloway National Golf Club 146
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 146
Dave Jacobson Medford Village Country Club 146
Jon Mabry Moorestown Field Club 146
Joseph Perrone Moorestown Field Club 146
Peter Mimmo North Hills Country Club 146
John Patton Little Mill Country Club 147
Gene Lorenzetti Lookaway Golf Club 147
David Lovitz Lu Lu Country Club 147
James Wiley Old York Road Country Club 147
Archie Struthers Greate Bay Country Club 147
Mike Miklinevich Greate Bay Country Club 147
Paul Koelling Greate Bay Country Club 147
Steve Levine Greate Bay Country Club 147
James Prendergast Philadelphia Publinks GA 148
Michael Harms Philadelphia Publinks GA 148
Mike Owsik Philadelphia Publinks GA 148
Paul Cornely Philadelphia Publinks GA 148
John Snyder Waynesborough Country Club 149
Neil Donovan Waynesborough Country Club 149
Richard Genoni Waynesborough Country Club 149
Stephen Negrotti Waynesborough Country Club 149
Joseph Major Brookside Country Club 149
Mark Szilagyi Brookside Country Club 149
Michael Quinn Edgmont Country Club 149
William March Spring Ford Country Club 149
Francis Robinson Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 150
Jon Stein McCall Golf & Country Club 150
Rick Bunn McCall Golf & Country Club 150
William McCabe, Jr. McCall Golf & Country Club 150
Michael Dougherty Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 150
Thomas Kilburn Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 150
Thomas Ullman Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 150
Gregory Gaul Merion Golf Club 150
Joseph Viscuso Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 151
Mark McDermott Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 151
Peter Torras Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 151
Rick Marts Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 151
C. Michael Conway Plymouth Country Club 152
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 152
Michael Giambrone Plymouth Country Club 152
Sam Puleo Plymouth Country Club 152
Jon Ray Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 153
Jon Sobocinski Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 153
Rick Monterosso Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 153
David Norcini Hersheys Mill Golf Club 153
Ed Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 154
Edward Ellis Chester Valley Golf Club 154
Michael Civitello Chester Valley Golf Club 154
Thomas O’Rourke Chester Valley Golf Club 154
James Reger The Springhaven Club 154
Joe Culley The Springhaven Club 154
R. B. DIorio, Jr. The Springhaven Club 154
Roy Bell The Springhaven Club 154
Bill Doherty Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 154
Gary Moran Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 154
Joseph Altieri Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 154
Richard Krauss Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 154
Rich McMenamin Philadelphia Cricket Club 154
Bernie Bieg Running Deer Golf Club 154
Glenn Volpe Running Deer Golf Club 154
Mike Duffy Running Deer Golf Club 154
Scott Fleming Llanerch Country Club 156
Vincent Frustillo Llanerch Country Club 156
William Knecht, Jr. Llanerch Country Club 156
William Woolard, Jr. Llanerch Country Club 156
Michael Ryan Coatesville Country Club 156
Nicholas DiBona Whitford Country Club 156
Thomas Mohr Whitford Country Club 156
W. Scott Yard Whitford Country Club 156
Bob Harris Blue Bell Country Club 157
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 157
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 157
Donald Fagnan Talamore Country Club 157
Chris Meyer Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 158
Joe Balkovec Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 158
John McKee Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 158
John Weber, Jr. Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 158
Tom Riley DuPont Country Club 158
Jack Bailey Hartefeld National 158
James Barron Hartefeld National 158
Robert Dzielak Hartefeld National 158
R. Lamar Kilgore Stonewall 161
Richard Delaney Stonewall 161
Richard Edie, M.D. Stonewall 161
Robert Haver Waynesborough Country Club 161
Michael McBrien Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 161
Byron Milner Overbrook Golf Club 161
Charles Kane Rolling Green Golf Club 161
Dave Owsik Rolling Green Golf Club 161
Dennis Wasilewski Waynesborough Country Club 162
Ernest Eichenberg, III Waynesborough Country Club 162
John Thach Waynesborough Country Club 162
Joseph Cahill Waynesborough Country Club 162
Ned Moore Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 166
Rick Rutter Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 166
William Friel Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 166
John Siegrist Philadelphia Publinks GA 166
Don Colabella Laurel Creek Country Club 169
Edwin Ham Laurel Creek Country Club 169
Jan Daniels Laurel Creek Country Club 169
Stephen Cooper Laurel Creek Country Club 169
Net results
Team Club Scores
Alexander Maguire, Sr. Brookside Country Club 124
Bruce Jackson Brookside Country Club 124
Pat Romano Brookside Country Club 124
Rob Francis Brookside Country Club 124
Jon Ray Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 126
Jon Sobocinski Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 126
Rick Monterosso Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 126
David Norcini Hersheys Mill Golf Club 126
Bob Abramski Talamore Country Club 128
Hal Morris Talamore Country Club 128
Stan Jakubowski Talamore Country Club 128
Werner Cziriak Talamore Country Club 128
John Patton Little Mill Country Club 128
Gene Lorenzetti Lookaway Golf Club 128
David Lovitz Lu Lu Country Club 128
James Wiley Old York Road Country Club 128
Rick Coroniti RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 128
Carmen Caruso Spring Ford Country Club 128
Robert Jenkins Spring Ford Country Club 128
Armando Anido St. Davids Golf Club 128
John DiMarzio Sandy Run Country Club 129
John Young Sandy Run Country Club 129
Joseph Martella Sandy Run Country Club 129
Tom Mee Sandy Run Country Club 129
C. Michael Conway Plymouth Country Club 129
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 129
Michael Giambrone Plymouth Country Club 129
Sam Puleo Plymouth Country Club 129
Scott Fleming Llanerch Country Club 129
Vincent Frustillo Llanerch Country Club 129
William Knecht, Jr. Llanerch Country Club 129
William Woolard, Jr. Llanerch Country Club 129
Bob Harris Blue Bell Country Club 129
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 129
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 129
Donald Fagnan Talamore Country Club 129
John Snyder Waynesborough Country Club 130
Neil Donovan Waynesborough Country Club 130
Richard Genoni Waynesborough Country Club 130
Stephen Negrotti Waynesborough Country Club 130
Rich McMenamin Philadelphia Cricket Club 130
Bernie Bieg Running Deer Golf Club 130
Glenn Volpe Running Deer Golf Club 130
Mike Duffy Running Deer Golf Club 130
Raymond Thompson Overbrook Golf Club 132
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 132
Michael Nilon Philadelphia Country Club 132
Buck Jones Philadelphia Publinks GA 132
Brett Koelle Wilmington Country Club 132
Charles McDowell Wilmington Country Club 132
Donald MacKelcan Wilmington Country Club 132
Thomas Humphrey Wilmington Country Club 132
Michael Dougherty Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 132
Thomas Kilburn Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 132
Thomas Ullman Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 132
Gregory Gaul Merion Golf Club 132
Brian Nelson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 133
Thomas Hyland Little Mill Country Club 133
Bryan Marvin Old York Road Country Club 133
Bob Arthur Tavistock Country Club 133
Edward Bondi Huntingdon Valley Country Club 133
George Henninger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 133
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 133
Pete Ervin Huntingdon Valley Country Club 133
Dave Jacobson Medford Village Country Club 133
Jon Mabry Moorestown Field Club 133
Joseph Perrone Moorestown Field Club 133
Peter Mimmo North Hills Country Club 133
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 134
Carl Everett Merion Golf Club 134
Michael Rose Talamore Country Club 134
Don Donatoni White Manor Country Club 134
Chris Meyer Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 134
Joe Balkovec Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 134
John McKee Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 134
John Weber, Jr. Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 134
Francis Robinson Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 135
Jon Stein McCall Golf & Country Club 135
Rick Bunn McCall Golf & Country Club 135
William McCabe, Jr. McCall Golf & Country Club 135
James Reger The Springhaven Club 135
Joe Culley The Springhaven Club 135
R. B. DIorio, Jr. The Springhaven Club 135
Roy Bell The Springhaven Club 135
Bill Doherty Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 135
Gary Moran Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 135
Joseph Altieri Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 135
Richard Krauss Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 135
Greg Gottshall Brookside Country Club 136
Rick Custer Reading Country Club 136
Scott Orr Reading Country Club 136
Marty Dorminy Spring Ford Country Club 136
Frank Ferino Lookaway Golf Club 136
Michael Anton Lookaway Golf Club 136
Roc Irey Lookaway Golf Club 136
Thomas Mallouk Lookaway Golf Club 136
Dennis Wasilewski Waynesborough Country Club 136
Ernest Eichenberg, III Waynesborough Country Club 136
John Thach Waynesborough Country Club 136
Joseph Cahill Waynesborough Country Club 136
Alan Lazzarino DuPont Country Club 137
Robert Walters DuPont Country Club 137
Thomas Alestock DuPont Country Club 137
John Willadsen Sakima Country Club 137
Donald Dissinger Merion Golf Club 137
Gordon Jamieson Merion Golf Club 137
J. Kirk Luntey Merion Golf Club 137
Robert Wagner Merion Golf Club 137
Don Colabella Laurel Creek Country Club 137
Edwin Ham Laurel Creek Country Club 137
Jan Daniels Laurel Creek Country Club 137
Stephen Cooper Laurel Creek Country Club 137
Alan Bernabei Doylestown Country Club 138
Alan Roatche Doylestown Country Club 138
David Smith Doylestown Country Club 138
Herbert Gordon Doylestown Country Club 138
Alan Van Horn Commonwealth National Golf Club 138
Arthur Jacoby Commonwealth National Golf Club 138
Jack Hubbert Galloway National Golf Club 138
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 138
Archie Struthers Greate Bay Country Club 138
Mike Miklinevich Greate Bay Country Club 138
Paul Koelling Greate Bay Country Club 138
Steve Levine Greate Bay Country Club 138
Joseph Major Brookside Country Club 138
Mark Szilagyi Brookside Country Club 138
Michael Quinn Edgmont Country Club 138
William March Spring Ford Country Club 138
R. Lamar Kilgore Stonewall 138
Richard Delaney Stonewall 138
Richard Edie, M.D. Stonewall 138
Robert Haver Waynesborough Country Club 138
Ned Moore Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 138
Rick Rutter Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 138
William Friel Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 138
John Siegrist Philadelphia Publinks GA 138
Joseph Viscuso Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 139
Mark McDermott Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 139
Peter Torras Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 139
Rick Marts Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 139
Michael McBrien Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 139
Byron Milner Overbrook Golf Club 139
Charles Kane Rolling Green Golf Club 139
Dave Owsik Rolling Green Golf Club 139
James Prendergast Philadelphia Publinks GA 142
Michael Harms Philadelphia Publinks GA 142
Mike Owsik Philadelphia Publinks GA 142
Paul Cornely Philadelphia Publinks GA 142
Ed Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 142
Edward Ellis Chester Valley Golf Club 142
Michael Civitello Chester Valley Golf Club 142
Thomas O’Rourke Chester Valley Golf Club 142
Tom Riley DuPont Country Club 142
Jack Bailey Hartefeld National 142
James Barron Hartefeld National 142
Robert Dzielak Hartefeld National 142
Michael Ryan Coatesville Country Club 145
Nicholas DiBona Whitford Country Club 145
Thomas Mohr Whitford Country Club 145
W. Scott Yard Whitford Country Club 145