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Greate Bay’s Marshall wins Tee it Forward — Fall Net Championship

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POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Robert Marshall isn’t usually a steady golfer. But his game’s improved incrementally as of late, and the Greate Bay Country Club member showed that being a steady golfer brings success. Marshall posted 47 points to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Tee It Forward — Fall Net Championship at a nice Brookside Country Club. He played from the green tees (par 72, 5,725 yards).

  “I guess I got up-and-down when I missed greens. It was sort of steady,” Marshall, 63, of Linwood, N.J., said. “I didn’t even know where I was getting strokes. It [Tee It Forward] a good format. It was a lot of fun. That’s why you come out and play in these events. It’s a well-run tournament.”

  Marshall, a three-year GAP volunteer, settled into a streak of steady pars as the round progressed. He turned with 22 points in his coffers before etching a gross birdie on No. 10 (par 4, 298 yards). Marshall hit a wedge 95 yards to 15 above the hole and snuck a sneaky downhill putt in the sidedoor. He points to a pair of pars to secure champion status as highlights. On No. 17 (par 3, 173 yards), Marshall drained a 12-footer after safely landing a 4-hybrid on the green. His tee shot on the next hole (par 4, 317 yards) spelled troubled as Marshall needed to negotiate a tree with his approach. An uphill 8-iron from 125 yards ignored the obstruction and left Marshall 25 feet from the hole location. He two-putted from there.

  Thursday marked Marshall’s second appearance in one of the Association’s net championships. The venue enticed.

  “If I get a chance to play places with elevation changes, I like to do that,” Marshall said. “This is really nice: downhill, uphill and sidehill lies. It sort of challenges you.”

  Marshall played alongside fellow GAP volunteers Howard Hansell, Mike Kyle and Bob Abramski, the tournament’s defending champion.

  “It was very easygoing. We had a good pace of play,” Marshall said.

  Penn Oaks Golf Club’s Michael Blaustein posted 44 points to finish second.

  The Fall Net Championship, formerly known as the Second Handicap, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946. The Golf Association of Philadelphia adopted the Tee It Forward parameters and changed the scoring format to net Stableford in 2012.

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Name, club Points Yardage
Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club 47 5,725
Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club 44 5,236
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club 43 5,236
Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks Golf Club 43 5,236
Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club 42 5,236
Brent Alwood, Five Ponds Golf Club 41 5,725
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 41 5,725
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club 41 6,233
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA 41 5,236
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 40 5,725
Scott Ryan, Stonewall 40 5,725
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 39 5,236
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 39 5,236
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club 39 5,725
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club 39 5,236
Joseph Piunti, Blue Bell Country Club 39 5,236
William Friel, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 39 5,725
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 39 5,236
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA 38 5,725
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club 38 5,725
R. Lamar Kilgore, Stonewall 38 5,236
C. Michael Conway, Plymouth Country Club 37 5,725
Kelly Jensen, Old York Road Country Club 37 5,236
Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club 37 5,236
James Barron, Hartefeld National 36 5,725
Robert Hilliard, Spring Ford Country Club 36 5,725
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 36 5,725
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club 36 5,725
Steve Mahle, Talamore Country Club 36 5,236
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 35 5,725
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA 35 6,233
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 35 5,236
Jerry Whitman, Commonwealth National Golf Club 35 5,725
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club 35 5,236
Trent Scott, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 34 5,725
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 34 6,233
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills 34 5,725
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club 34 5,725
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 34 5,236
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 34 5,725
James Zinkand, French Creek Golf Club 33 5,236
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club 33 5,725
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club 32 5,236
Richard Henseler, Blue Bell Country Club 32 5,236
Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club 32 5,725
Dick Wickersham, Golf Course at Glen Mills 32 5,236
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club 31 5,725
Patrick Riley, The Bucks Club 31 5,236
Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club 30 6,233
Frank Andrusiewicz, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 28 5,725
Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club 28 6,233
Harold Alwood, Jr., Old York Road Country Club 28 5,236
John VanDame, Five Ponds Golf Club 26 6,233
Louis Paulin, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club WD 5,236
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA DQ 5,725
Handicap 5-11
Name, club Points Yardage
Brent Alwood, Five Ponds Golf Club 41 5,725
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 39 5,236
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA 38 5,725
James Barron, Hartefeld National 36 5,725
Robert Hilliard, Spring Ford Country Club 36 5,725
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 36 5,725
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 35 5,725
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA 35 6,233
Trent Scott, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 34 5,725
James Zinkand, French Creek Golf Club 33 5,236
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club 33 5,725
Dennis O’Donnell, Old York Road Country Club 32 5,236
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club 31 5,725
Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club 30 6,233
John VanDame, Five Ponds Golf Club 26 6,233
Handicap 11.1-13.2
Name, club Points Yardage
Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club 43 5,236
Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks Golf Club 43 5,236
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 41 5,725
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 40 5,725
Scott Ryan, Stonewall 40 5,725
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 39 5,236
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club 38 5,725
C. Michael Conway, Plymouth Country Club 37 5,725
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club 36 5,725
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 34 6,233
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills 34 5,725
Richard Henseler, Blue Bell Country Club 32 5,236
Frank Andrusiewicz, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 28 5,725
Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club 28 6,233
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA DQ 5,725
Handicap 13.3-15.7
Name, club Points Yardage
Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club 42 5,236
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club 41 6,233
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club 39 5,725
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club 39 5,236
Joseph Piunti, Blue Bell Country Club 39 5,236
William Friel, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 39 5,725
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 39 5,236
R. Lamar Kilgore, Stonewall 38 5,236
Kelly Jensen, Old York Road Country Club 37 5,236
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 35 5,236
Jerry Whitman, Commonwealth National Golf Club 35 5,725
Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club 32 5,725
Louis Paulin, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club WD 5,236
Handicap 16.5-25.6
Name, club Points Yardage
Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club 47 5,725
Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club 44 5,236
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA 41 5,236
Jerry Owens, Flourtown Country Club 40 5,236
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club 40 5,236
Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club 37 5,236
Steve Mahle, Talamore Country Club 36 5,236
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club 35 5,236
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club 34 5,725
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 34 5,236
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 34 5,725
Dick Wickersham, Golf Course at Glen Mills 32 5,236
Patrick Riley, The Bucks Club 31 5,236
Harold Alwood, Jr., Old York Road Country Club 28 5,236
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal