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#GAPMidAm Qualifying: Radley Run

Slonis snags #GAPMidAm Qualifying honors at Radley

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. – GAP Major Qualifying is back, and so is the 2001 Joseph H. Patterson Cup Champion.

Tavistock Country Club’s Jamie Slonis fired a 4-under par 68 to secure medalist honors in GAP Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifying at Radley Run Country Club (par 72, 6,655 yards) Monday. The cut line stopped at 6-over 78 on the day, meaning 43 players advanced to the championship proper.

The 38th Middle-Amateur Championship will take place May 26-27 at Lookaway Golf Club.

Slonis, beginning on Radley’s front side, didn’t take long to get going. Four birdies on the first seven holes made for a dream start.

On No. 1 (par 4, 420 yards), Slonis’ wedge approach from 85 yards nearly dropped, leading to a tap-in birdie to begin. Next up, a gap wedge from 120 yards came to rest three feet from the cup and was nestled in for 3. Despite a three-putt from 20 feet on No. 3 (par 4, 318 yards — Slonis’ lone bogey on the day — his momentum didn’t halt. A pitching wedge from 127 yards on No. 5 (par 4, 414 yards) led to another three-foot birdie conversion. The last red figure on the beginning nine came on the par-5, 520-yard 7th where Slonis two putted from the front of the green.

“I really got off to a nice start today, and in qualifiers, that’s always a great thing,” said Slonis, 52, of Sewell, N.J. “That kind of allows you to not press. You’re not thinking about the cut line, so I was just in cruise control on the back side. Fairways and greens.”

One look at Slonis’ second side and it’s hard to disagree. With eight pars and a single birdie on the par-5, 532-yard 16th, Slonis finished at that impressive number of 68 — two better than the rest of the field.

After making appearances in the Mid.-Am. and Patterson Cup in 2019, followed by missing out in 2020 due to Qualifying cancellations, Slonis is looking to get back to GAP Major play. He fulfilled his competitive slate with a few select tournaments last summer, including an eye-opening Horace Rawlins Invitational victory at The Springhaven Club.

“I had a crazy day, went out and shot [6-under 64] that day, so winning the [Horace Rawlins], which I hadn’t played in for a long time, that was really the highlight,” said Slonis. “But obviously, missing out on playing in some of the [GAP Majors] meant there weren’t a ton of opportunities. So it just feels great to be back out here and have that chance again. I’m really looking forward to getting to Lookaway.”

As one of Tavistock’s top players, Slonis has been occupied early this season competing for his club in the BMW GAP Team Matches. Tavistock’s 3-0 finish earned them entry into this weekend’s Playoffs, where they’ll face off against the likes of Huntington Valley Country Club, LuLu Country Club and Philadelphia Cricket Club (#1).

“I’ve been playing well to start the season, yeah,” said Slonis, who gained eight points out of nine for Tavistock in this year’s #BMWGTM. “We have a big weekend coming up in the Playoffs. I think if you look at all the Playoff teams, you could say Tavistock may be the underdog. We just need to show up and play the best we can, and see what happens.”

Although the Matches won’t tee off until Saturday morning, starting the week off with a GAP Qualifying medal is a great start for Team Tavistock, who also had Christopher Pitts (even) finish tied-for-third in today’s action.

“I’m feeling good about my game after today,” said Slonis. “It should be a fun week.”

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.

Qualifiers
Name, clubScore
Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club68
Scott Storck, Philadelphia Cricket Club70
Zach Dilcher, Hartefeld National72
Mark Hill, Rolling Green Golf Club72
Christopher Pitts, Tavistock Country Club72
Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club74
Chris Binder, Riverwinds Golf Club74
Scott Ehrlich, Waynesborough Country Club75
Jimmy Finnerty, Radley Run Country Club75
Phil Villari, Riverton Country Club75
Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club76
Dan Brown, Llanerch Country Club76
Scott Forrester, LuLu Country Club76
Jeff Gardiner, Hartefeld National76
Cory Meyer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club76
Gwinyai Murahwa, North Hills Country Club76
Lee Nonnemacher, Steel Club76
Michael Rogers, Overbrook Golf Club76
Matthew Toto, Lookaway Golf Club76
Lodie van Tonder, Sakima Country Club76
Michael Zupi, LuLu Country Club76
Rodney Anders, Indian Valley Country Club77
Dan Arison, Applebrook Golf Club77
Christopher Clauson, LuLu Country Club77
Sam Pancoast, Radley Run Country Club77
Daniel Rexon, Tavistock Country Club77
Domenick Trentalange, LuLu Country Club77
Addison West, Merion Golf Club77
Brandon Beatty, Jeffersonville Golf Club78
Ed Brown, Loch Nairn Golf Club78
Andrew Carnevale, North Hills Country Club78
Ryan Delargey, Fieldstone Golf Club78
Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club78
Tom Grady, Radley Run Country Club78
Brian Keane, Mercer Oaks Golf Course78
Matthew Krass, Radley Run Country Club78
Jimmy O’Connor, Penn Oaks Golf Club78
Chris Orlando, Paxon Hollow Country Club78
Cory Reighard, Brookside Country Club78
Stewart Rickenbach, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club78
Stephen Seiden, Llanerch Country Club78
Lou Tonon, Greate Bay Country Club78
Mark Wachter, Loch Nairn Golf Club78
Joe Zulli, Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia78
Failed to qualify
Brad Abel, DuPont Country Club79
Jeffrey Angelucci, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale79
Billy Hallman, Shepherd Hills Golf Club79
Pete Moran, French Creek Golf Club79
Ryan Rigby, Doylestown Country Club79
Daniel Rudershausen, Bidermann Golf Club79
John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club79
Ryan Barnett, The ACE Club80
Josh Isler, Radley Run Country Club80
Brian Lasky, Woodcrest Country Club80
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club80
Max Muller, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club80
Justin Pineno, Radley Run Country Club80
Rich Pruchnik, Downingtown Country Club80
Fredrick Taggart, Meadia Heights Golf Club80
Daniel Tennekoon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club80
Matthew Vassil, Country Club of Scranton80
Michael Zieg, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club80
Vince Budny, Metedeconk National Golf Club81
James Kaiser, Tavistock Country Club81
Thomas Lindberg, St. Davids Golf Club81
Regan Papariello, St. Davids Golf Club81
Marcus Ronca, Fieldstone Golf Club81
Charles Wahl, Tavistock Country Club81
Jeremy Arner, Blue Bell Country Club82
Marc Bertrando, Radley Run Country Club82
Sean Campbell, Honeybrook Golf Club82
Tyler Canfield, Concord Country Club82
Nicola Cerilli, Indian Valley Country Club82
Dan Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket Club82
S. Noah Freda, Greate Bay Country Club82
Nick Gaudio, Riverwinds Golf Club82
Brian Kenny, Greate Bay Country Club82
Peter Mullaly, Rolling Green Golf Club82
John O’Donnell, Applebrook Golf Club82
Billy Reube, Huntingdon Valley Country Club82
Todd Baron, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Dick Beck, Blue Bell Country Club83
David Guertler, Tavistock Country Club83
Michael Modica, Laurel Creek Country Club83
John Moore, Greate Bay Country Club83
Chris Rodrigues, Green Valley Country Club83
Steven Sandberg, Rolling Green Golf Club83
Connor Vanin, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association83
Matt Zeeman, Radley Run Country Club83
Brad Cornforth, Radley Run Country Club84
Will Holt, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club84
Fran Migliocco, DuPont Country Club84
Stephen O’Sullivan, Philadelphia Cricket Club84
Sean Torpey, Doylestown Country Club84
Gregory Dapron, Hartefeld National85
Steve Levchenco, Philmont Country Club85
William O’Brien, Laurel Creek Country Club85
Eric Schram, Lookaway Golf Club85
Clay Anders, Indian Valley Country Club86
Drew Brandt, Broad Run Golfer’s Club86
Nick Genuario, Coatesville Country Club86
Dan Kelly, Llanerch Country Club86
Kevin Kloeblen, St. Davids Golf Club86
Phil Potter, Radley Run Country Club86
Kevin Tscholl, The Springhaven Club86
Robert Bangs, McCall Golf Club87
Eric Kubilus, Huntingdon Valley Country Club87
Eric Pinchak, Makefield Highlands Golf Club87
Brian Sokolowski, Mercer Oaks Golf Course87
Douglas Christensen, Bala Golf Club88
Eric Feather, Saucon Valley Country Club88
Michael Hodges, The Springhaven Club88
Jonathan Jordan, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club88
Christopher Nugent, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club88
Michael Ryan, Rolling Green Golf Club88
Gregory Disanto, Rolling Green Golf Club89
Andrew Kelly, Bala Golf Club89
Jeff Peltier, Stone Harbor Golf Club89
Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club90
Ryan O’Donnell, Rolling Green Golf Club90
Zachary Wetzel, Broad Run Golfer’s Club90
Kevin Giambri, Tavistock Country Club91
Bradley Bernosky, Broad Run Golfer’s Club92
Timothy Chow, Brookside Country Club93
Robert McGowan, DuPont Country Club93
Nick Plavchak, LuLu Country Club93
Carlo Fitti, Llanerch Country ClubNS
Matthew Reed, Doylestown Country ClubNS
Christopher Bell, McCall Golf ClubWD
Ashley Brasfield, Rolling Green Golf ClubWD
Brian Bygott, Tavistock Country ClubWD
Robert Dietrich, Loch Nairn Golf ClubWD
Eamon Evans, Glenmaura National Golf ClubWD
Brian Fischer, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
Chris Guglielmo, Paxon Hollow Country ClubWD
Jim Schmidt, Huntingdon Valley Country ClubWD
Ryan Schneiter, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
Patrick Shanahan, Applebrook Golf ClubWD
Brad Sokol, Green Valley Country ClubWD
Andrew Sterge, Applebrook Golf ClubWD
Adam Warner, Tavistock Country ClubWD
WD – withdrawal; NS – no show