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Francis B. Warner Cup (Net): Talamore

Warner (Net) goes to former PGA TOUR caddie Oxman

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AMBLER, Pa. – As a former PGA TOUR caddie of three years, Lee Oxman knows how to maneuver his way around golf courses. On Tuesday at Talamore Country Club (par 71, 5,528 yards), Oxman proved he knows how to play them, too.

Oxman, a Moselem Springs Golf Club member of 27 years, carded a 4-under net round of 67 to secure the low overall prize in the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net).

His day began “with a shaky driver to start”, but that would soon be corrected. Oxman found his footing at Talamore — a course he hasn’t been to “in forever” — and managed to consistently find greens in regulation, followed by steady putting. The standout shot of the day arrived on the par-5, 496-yard 13th. Oxman drilled his drive, laid up in front of the crossing creek and spun a wedge to 12 feet. He’d go on to drain the net-eagle putt. Net birdies on Nos. 16 (par 4, 251 yards) and 17 (par 4, 266 yards) sealed the deal for Oxman, earning him his first GAP trophy.

“Today was my best round (10-over 81) in awhile. I hit a ton of greens in regulation,” said Oxman, 67, of Bryn Mawr, Pa. “I had a couple of birdie putts on the back nine that I missed. Real short ones that were right in the jar. But overall, I played really solid today.”

Golf runs in Oxman’s bloodlines. His brother, Neil, caddied for eight-time PGA Major winner Tom Watson in over 150 events dating back to 1999. Nate, his son, is the current assistant caddiemaster at Merion Golf Club.

“It’s something I love. I caddied for three years [from 1975-1977] on the TOUR for Jim Simons and Tom Purtzer. It’s something I never should have given up,” said Oxman. “My son and I also coached Haverford High School’s golf team for six seasons before we gave it up this season due to other commitments.”

As you can see, the Oxmans love them some golf. GAP Net events are a big part of Oxman’s playing schedule these days. In fact, he’s set to tee it up in a week — alongside his son Nate — in the Tee it Forward – Spring Net Championship at Philmont Country Club. Oxman says he’s a fan of the set ups, the competition, and most of all, the yardage breaks.

“At this yardage, for a player like me, it’s perfect,” said Oxman. “It makes it fun because you can hit greens and score well. Plus, the events are really well organized and you get to meet a bunch of great guys along the way. It’s a cool thing to have the chance to win something like this.”

Taking the Women’s Flight crown was Conestoga Country Club’s Charlotte Kocher, who finished at 1-over 72. Kocher, playing alongside husband Ed, utilized four net birdies and an eagle to finish three strokes better than Penn National Golf Club’s Kathleen Gallagher.

“I played really, really well. I kept the ball straight and that’s what you had to do here,” said Kocher, 64, of Lititz, Pa. “It feels amazing to bring home a trophy like this. I’m going to bring it home, move over all of [Ed’s] trophies and put it front and center.”

Francis B. Warner of Philadelphia Cricket Club served as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s secretary-treasurer for 18 years. After his death in 1933, the Association started the Francis B. Warner Cup as an ongoing tribute in his memory. Last year’s edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GAP

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 300 Member Clubs and 80,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Men’s overall 
Name, clubNet
Lee Oxman, Moselem Springs Golf Club67
Stan Jakubowski, Talamore Country Club68
Greg Smith, Radley Run Country Club68
David Bennett, Raven’s Claw Golf Club69
Julian Sur, Waynesborough Country Club69
Joe Puchalski, Talamore Country Club70
William McCabe, McCall Golf Club71
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club72
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association72
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club72
Terrance Schmidt, Talamore Country Club73
Shuguang Wu, Blue Bell Country Club73
Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club73
James McFadden, Talamore Country Club73
Victor Donnay, McCall Golf Club73
Frank Skilton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club73
Douglas Putnam, Talamore Country Club74
Mark Petty, Lookaway Golf Club74
Tom Watterson, Loch Nairn Golf Club74
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club75
Terry Williams-Woodward, Bellewood Country Club75
Martin DeLuca, Penn Oaks Golf Club75
James Kellett, Mercer Oaks Golf Course75
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club75
James Conway, Tavistock Country Club76
John Martines, Pennsauken Country Club76
Joseph DeAngelis, Makefield Highlands Golf Club76
James Buttaro, Moselem Springs Golf Club76
Tom Bernetich, Laurel Creek Country Club77
Jay Campbell , Bon Air Country Club77
Tom Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club77
Nick Sciurba, Talamore Country Club77
Phillip Yang, Five Ponds Golf Club77
R.B. D’iorio, The Springhaven Club77
Patrick Foley, Moselem Springs Golf Club77
Robert Hsu, Lookaway Golf Club77
Andrew McCarthy, LuLu Country Club77
Gene Toczylowski, The 1912 Club77
Pete Farina, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association78
Robert Voelzke, Makefield Highlands Golf Club78
Don Neill, LuLu Country Club78
Steven Cucinotti, Talamore Country Club79
Brian Whilldin, Woodcrest Country Club79
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf Club79
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club79
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club79
Jerry Maxwell, Five Ponds Golf Club79
Peter Brodfuehrer, McCall Golf Club80
Tuong Huynh, Riverwinds Golf Club80
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club80
Werner Cziriak, Talamore Country Club80
Thomas Dobbins, Bluestone Country Club80
Chuck Caparo, The 1912 Club81
Michael Maro, Laurel Creek Country Club81
Joe Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club81
Gary Crompton, Five Ponds Golf Club81
Brian Chidester, Chester Valley Golf Club81
Lee Cox, St. Davids Golf Club81
John Sly, Moselem Springs Golf Club82
John Marshalek, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Richard Turner, Llanerch Country Club83
George Marshalek, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Michael Penso, Metedeconk National Golf Club83
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club83
Joseph Eble, North Hills Country Club83
Ed Osciak, Loch Nairn Golf Club83
Thoman Weinman, Mercer Oaks Golf Course84
Joe Gallagher, Five Ponds Golf Club85
Joseph Cassidy, McCall Golf Club85
Tom Rajtik, Stone Harbor Golf Club88
Fran Robinson, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club88
Ralph Scott, Riverton Country ClubDQ
Frank Lattal, Lookaway Golf ClubNS
Charlie Dielmann, Lebanon Country ClubNS
David Fiore, Mercer Oaks Golf CourseNS
Ray Parisi, Kennett Square Golf & Country ClubWD
Scott Case, Philadelphia Publinks Golf AssociationWD
William Crawford, McCall Golf ClubWD
Kevin Mulligan, The Springhaven ClubWD
James Yeager, Five Ponds Golf ClubWD
First Flight (9 Handicap and below) 
Name, clubNet
Stan Jakubowski, Talamore Country Club68
Joe Puchalski, Talamore Country Club70
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club72
Terrance Schmidt, Talamore Country Club73
Shuguang Wu, Blue Bell Country Club73
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club75
Terry Williams-Woodward, Bellewood Country Club75
James Conway, Tavistock Country Club76
John Martines, Pennsauken Country Club76
Tom Bernetich, Laurel Creek Country Club77
Jay Campbell , Bon Air Country Club77
Tom Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club77
Nick Sciurba, Talamore Country Club77
Phillip Yang, Five Ponds Golf Club77
Pete Farina, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association78
Steven Cucinotti, Talamore Country Club79
Brian Whilldin, Woodcrest Country Club79
Peter Brodfuehrer, McCall Golf Club80
Tuong Huynh, Riverwinds Golf Club80
Chuck Caparo, The 1912 Club81
Michael Maro, Laurel Creek Country Club81
Joe Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club81
John Marshalek, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Richard Turner, Llanerch Country Club83
Joe Gallagher, Five Ponds Golf Club85
Tom Rajtik, Stone Harbor Golf Club88
Frank Lattal, Lookaway Golf ClubNS
Ray Parisi, Kennett Square Golf & Country ClubWD
Second Flight (10-14 Handicap) 
Lee Oxman, Moselem Springs Golf Club67
William McCabe, McCall Golf Club71
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association72
Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club73
James McFadden, Talamore Country Club73
Douglas Putnam, Talamore Country Club74
Martin DeLuca, Penn Oaks Golf Club75
James Kellett, Mercer Oaks Golf Course75
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club75
Joseph DeAngelis, Makefield Highlands Golf Club76
R.B. D’iorio, The Springhaven Club77
Patrick Foley, Moselem Springs Golf Club77
Robert Voelzke, Makefield Highlands Golf Club78
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf Club79
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club79
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club80
Werner Cziriak, Talamore Country Club80
Gary Crompton, Five Ponds Golf Club81
John Sly, Moselem Springs Golf Club82
George Marshalek, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Michael Penso, Metedeconk National Golf Club83
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Thoman Weinman, Mercer Oaks Golf Course84
Scott Case, Philadelphia Publinks Golf AssociationWD
William Crawford, McCall Golf ClubWD
Kevin Mulligan, The Springhaven ClubWD
James Yeager, Five Ponds Golf ClubWD
Third Flight (15+ Handicap) 
Greg Smith, Radley Run Country Club68
David Bennett, Raven’s Claw Golf Club69
Julian Sur, Waynesborough Country Club69
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club72
Victor Donnay, McCall Golf Club73
Frank Skilton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club73
Mark Petty, Lookaway Golf Club74
Tom Watterson, Loch Nairn Golf Club74
James Buttaro, Moselem Springs Golf Club76
Robert Hsu, Lookaway Golf Club77
Andrew McCarthy, LuLu Country Club77
Gene Toczylowski, The 1912 Club77
Don Neill, LuLu Country Club78
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club79
Jerry Maxwell, Five Ponds Golf Club79
Thomas Dobbins, Bluestone Country Club80
Brian Chidester, Chester Valley Golf Club81
Lee Cox, St. Davids Golf Club81
Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club83
Joseph Eble, North Hills Country Club83
Ed Osciak, Loch Nairn Golf Club83
Joseph Cassidy, McCall Golf Club85
Fran Robinson, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club88
Charlie Dielmann, Lebanon Country ClubNS
David Fiore, Mercer Oaks Golf CourseNS
Ralph Scott, Riverton Country ClubDQ
Women’s Flight 
Charlotte Kocher, Conestoga Country Club72
Kathleen Gallagher, Penn National Golf Club75
  
DQ – disqualification; NS – no show; WD – withdrawal