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Edgmont Country Club’s Joyce wins Warner Cup (Net)

   WEST CHESTER, Pa.–Timothy Joyce of Edgmont Country Club injured his right shoulder in July of 2011 playing baseball with his grandson. Joyce, 68, instinctively dove for a ball and, since, has been dealing with lingering pain. His Handicap Index, in that time, has risen from 11 to 16. Tuesday in the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net) at Concord Country Club, Joyce rejuvenated his game. He carded a gross 80 for a net 62 en route to overall championship honors. He edged Richard Amoroso of Hershey’s Mill Golf Club by three shots. Home club hopeful Tom O’Dea, who held the clubhouse lead for a significant amount of time, placed third, four shots behind.
  “It’s pretty exciting,” said Joyce of Media, Pa. “Ever since I got injured it’s been pretty frustrating because my handicap has been going up and up. I was trying to compensate for my shoulder the last few years and my swing has gotten screwed up. I received a couple of injections this year, one in March and another in May, and it’s started to feel better.”
  Joyce made the turn from the frontside in 3-under net before finding his groove to open the back nine. He recorded six consecutive under-par net scores. He carded five birdies and an eagle.
  “I hit some career shots,” said Joyce. “I hit a shot out of the right rough between two trees on No. 12 (par 4, 386 yards) that stopped eight feet from the hole.”
  His lone gross birdie for the net eagle came on No. 14 (par 5, 438 yards).
  “I hit a good drive and knocked a 9-iron over the corner [of the dog-leg right] to 70 yards. I hit my sand wedge to 10 feet,” said Joyce, who moved from The Springhaven Club to Edgmont two years ago. “[My playing partner] Jim Barron was just outside my mark on the same line and lipped out. I made it.”
  At 10-under-par net after that stretch, Joyce looked toward the end of the wet rainbow.
  “I did start to think about it,” remarked Joyce. “I made a couple bad decisions. I was in the bunker of No. 17 and left myself a 50-yard putt. I didn’t know the distance to the water on No. 18 (par 5, 480 yards) and shanked it, which I’ve been known to do.” Joyce finished with a gross double for a net bogey.
  “I call the injections liquid oil,” said Joyce. “I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
  Amoroso was 5-under net on his front side and got it to 7 under after 13 holes. However, he managed only four net pars and a bogey in his final five. He finished with a gross 92 for a net 65. Amoroso carries a 23.8 Handicap Index.
  “It’s fantastic,” said Amoroso, 66, of West Chester, Pa. “I am so erratic. My last two scores were over 100. I’m trying. Maybe I’m trying too hard. Maybe I was a little more calm and relaxed today knowing I didn’t have a shot.”
  O’Dea , 72, of Chadds Ford, Pa., has been a member of Concord for 37 years. The recently retired surgeon eyed the Warner Cup (Net) as a social opportunity. It’s a way “to get back mixing with people.”
  O’Dea established the scoreboard bench mark early. Playing in the third group out his 78 gross equaled a 66 net.
  O’Dea graduated from Georgetown University in 1962 where he played basketball with now former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
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Overall

  1. Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club, 62
  2. Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, 65
  3. Tom O’Dea, Concord Country Club, 66
  4. *Len Orlando, Concord Country Club, 68
    8-11 Course Handicap
  5. Bernard Kelly, Little Mill Country Club, 69
  6. Dennis Reustle, French Creek Golf Club, 69
    12-16 Course Handicap
  7. Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club, 68
  8. Rob Hipple, Bensalem Township Country Club, 69
    17-27 Course Handicap
  9. Ron Brunner, Overbrook Golf Club, 69
  10. Bruce Heugel, Lehigh Country Club, 69

Overall
Name, club
Net
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club
62
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club
65
Tom O’Dea, Concord Country Club
66
Len Orlando, Concord Country Club
68
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club
68
Bernard Kelly, Little Mill Country Club
69
Dennis Reustle, French Creek Golf Club
69
Ron Hipple, Bensalem Township Country Club
69
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club
69
Ronald Brunner, Overbrook Golf Club
69
Bruce Heugel, Lehigh Country Club
69
Louis Pace, Medford Village Country Club
70
Joseph Dayton, Golf Course at Glen Mills
70
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
70
Barry Fabius, Phoenixville Country Club
70
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club
70
Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club
71
Henry Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA
71
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club
71
R. Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club
72
Gary Moran, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
72
Werner Cziriak, Talamore Country Club
72
George Reby, Greate Bay Country Club
73
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club
73
Evan Angel, Edgmont Country Club
73
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
73
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
73
John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club
73
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club
73
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
74
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA
74
A. Richard Bailey, Applebrook Golf Club
74
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club
74
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club
74
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club
74
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
74
Kevin Mailey, Whitford Country Club
75
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
75
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall
75
Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club
75
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club
75
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club
75
James Barron, Hartefeld National
76
Herb Luff, Doylestown Country Club
76
Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks Golf Club
76
Mark Butterfoss, Moselem Springs Golf Club
76
Daniel Elkins, Sand Barrens Golf Club
76
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
77
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club
77
James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club
77
Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club
77
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
77
Bob Barron, Medford Lakes Country Club
77
Richard Ogorek, Fieldstone Golf Club
78
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club
78
John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club
78
Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club
78
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club
78
Kevin Bergin, Sea Oaks Golf Club
78
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
79
Bob Hennefer, Links Golf Club
79
Gregg Gipp, Greate Bay Country Club
79
Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
79
Carl Nelson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
79
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
80
Richard Keesling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club
80
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
80
W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club
80
Andy Mackinnon, Concord Country Club
80
Conrad Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
80
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club
80
William Rosen, Broad Run Golfer’s Club
80
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
82
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
82
George Connell, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
82
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club
82
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
82
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
83
Jeff Kallberg, Philadelphia Publinks GA
84
Chris Myers, Greate Bay Country Club
84
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club
85
Frank Cook, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
85
David Steele, Lancaster Country Club
89
Dennis Flannelly, Commonwealth National Golf Club
90
Harold Sparkler, White Manor Country Club
92
Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
99
Ed Kocher, Bent Creek Country Club
DQ
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club
NC
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
NC
Douglas Cox, Hartefeld National
NS
John Clough, Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club
WD
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club
WD
 
8-11 Handicap
Name, club
Net
Bernard Kelly, Little Mill Country Club
69
Dennis Reustle, French Creek Golf Club
69
Louis Pace, Medford Village Country Club
70
Joseph Dayton, Golf Course at Glen Mills
70
Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club
71
George Reby, Greate Bay Country Club
73
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club
73
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
74
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA
74
A. Richard Bailey, Applebrook Golf Club
74
Kevin Mailey, Whitford Country Club
75
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
75
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall
75
Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club
75
James Barron, Hartefeld National
76
Herb Luff, Doylestown Country Club
76
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club
77
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
77
Richard Ogorek, Fieldstone Golf Club
78
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
79
Bob Hennefer, Links Golf Club
79
Gregg Gipp, Greate Bay Country Club
79
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
80
Richard Keesling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club
80
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
80
W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club
80
Jeff Kallberg, Philadelphia Publinks GA
84
Harold Sparkler, White Manor Country Club
92
Ed Kocher, Bent Creek Country Club
DQ
 
12-16 Handicap
Name, club
Net
Tom O’Dea, Concord Country Club
66
Len Orlando, Concord Country Club
68
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club
68
Ron Hipple, Bensalem Township Country Club
69
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club
69
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
70
Barry Fabius, Phoenixville Country Club
70
R. Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club
72
Gary Moran, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
72
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
73
Evan Angel, Edgmont Country Club
73
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
73
John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club
73
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club
74
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club
74
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club
75
Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks Golf Club
76
Mark Butterfoss, Moselem Springs Golf Club
76
Daniel Elkins, Sand Barrens Golf Club
76
James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club
77
Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club
77
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club
78
John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club
78
Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club
78
Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
79
Andy Mackinnon, Concord Country Club
80
Conrad Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
80
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
82
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
82
George Connell, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
82
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club
82
Chris Myers, Greate Bay Country Club
84
Douglas Cox, Hartefeld National
NS
John Clough, Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
 
17-26 Handicap
Name, club
Net
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club
62
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club
65
Ronald Brunner, Overbrook Golf Club
69
Bruce Heugel, Lehigh Country Club
69
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club
70
Henry Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA
71
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club
71
Werner Cziriak, Talamore Country Club
72
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club
73
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club
74
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
74
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club
75
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
77
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club
78
Bob Barron, Medford Lakes Country Club
77
Kevin Bergin, Sea Oaks Golf Club
78
Carl Nelson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
79
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club
80
William Rosen, Broad Run Golfer’s Club
80
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
82
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
83
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club
85
Frank Cook, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
85
David Steele, Lancaster Country Club
89
Dennis Flannelly, Commonwealth National Golf Club
90
Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
99
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club
WD
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club
NC
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
NC
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club
WD
 
DQ-disqualification; NC-no card; NS-no show; WD-withdrawal