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HVCC’s Brookreson adds Warner Cup to resume

  YARDLEY, Pa.– David Brookreson of Huntington Valley CC added another notch to his championship resume when he defeated a field of 156 at the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) on Wednesday at Yardley CC (par 72, 6,364 yards), an event on the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Senior Tour sponsored by Golfweek.

  Brookreson, 57, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., carded a 2-under 70, to take the event with the only sub-par round of the day.

  Last year’s Golf Association of Philadelphia Senior Player of the Year, Brookreson hit 12 greens in regulation and only missed one fairway in his round, success he attributed in part to his simple approach to the game.

  “All I try to do is concentrate on the next shot,” said Brookreson, last year’s Senior Amateur Champion and Senior Silver Cross Award winner. “I think I play best when I don’t think and clear my mind. The more I think, the worse I play.”

  Brookreson used that concentration especially when he was putting, a part of his game that recently underwent a significant change.

  “I now look only at the hole when I putt,” said Brookreson, referring to his new approach to putting. “I changed my putting stroke this winter.”   He said he played well all winter, but struggled with the flat stick.   “You can’t do anything when you can’t putt,” Brookreson said. “This is the second time I’ve played competitively with my new putting stroke. It’s worked out great.”

  Brookreson carded an even-par 36 on the front side with a birdie and a bogey, but finished strong by recording four straight threes to end the day, two of those under-par scores.

  He was even up until that point.

  On No. 15 (par 3, 153 yards) he saved par by getting up-and-down from the front right bunker; knocked a 5-iron, sand wedge to 25 feet on No. 16 (par 4, 266 yards) for a three and finished with another birdie on No. 18 (par 4, 312 yards) by hitting a 1-iron, sand wedge to five feet.

  “It was nice to bring it home as they say,” added Brookreson.

  O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley GC, Michael Dougherty of Huntington Valley CC, William Lawler of Fox Hill CC and Frank McFadden of Overbrook GC tied for second at even-par 72.

  Brewer, 69, of Pine Valley, N.J. and McFadden, 56, of Newtown Square, Pa. started in the morning. Dougherty, 56, of Warrington, Pa., and Lawler, 58, of West Wyoming, Pa. teed it up in the afternoon.

  For McFadden, who fell in a five-man playoff for the Warner Cup a year ago, it was just nice to be back on the golf course.

  Late last year he began experiencing back pain. He underwent back surgery in February and finally got back to playing in March, a tough stretch for someone who loves winter golf.

  On Wednesday, he recorded a pair of 36s that included four birdies and four bogeys.

  “The course was hard, you had to hit it between the trees,” said McFadden. “There was nothing easy about it.”

  James Sherratt of Old York Road CC posted a 5-over-par 77 to take the Super-Senior Division title (par 72, 5,995 yards). He carded a birdie and six bogeys to outlast Harvey McCumber of Wilmington CC and Ben Sack of Edgmont CC by a stroke.

Results
Gross
Overall
1. David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley CC 70
2. O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., Pine Valley GC 72
2. Michael Dougherty, Huntingdon Valley CC 72
2. William Lawler, Fox Hill CC 72
2. Frank McFadden, Overbrook GC 72
Ages 55-59
1. Andy Thompson, Overbrook GC 74
Ages 60 and over
1. Stephen Daley, Lu Lu CC 76
1. Charles McClaskey, Wyncote GC 76
1. Jarrett Kling, Merion GC 76
1. Dennis Rouse, Trenton CC 76
Super Senior
1. James Sherratt, Old York Road CC 77
2. Harvey McCumber, Wilmington CC 78

Net
Overall
Ages 55-59
1. John Emmel, Jr., Hidden Creek GC 71
1. Rick Speranza, Jericho National GC 71
Ages 60 and over
1. William Weinfeld, JC Melrose CC 71
1. Ed Pappas, Rolling Green GC 71
1. Richard Edie, Stonewall 71
Super Senior
1. Ben Sack, Edgmont CC 69
2. Jim Callaghan, Rolling Green GC 71
2. Charles Carter, Sunnybrook GC 71

Overall
Name Club Total
David Brookreson Huntingdon Valley Country Club 70
William Lawler Fox Hill Country Club 72
Michael Dougherty Huntingdon Valley Country Club 72
Francis McFadden Overbrook Golf Club 72
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. Pine Valley Golf Club 72
Andy Thompson Overbrook Golf Club 74
John Emmel, Jr. Hidden Creek Golf Club 75
Robin McCool Saucon Valley Country Club 75
Michael Rose Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 75
Carlyle Robinson Fox Hill Country Club 76
Wally Swiger Huntingdon Valley Country Club 76
Richard Speranza Jericho National Golf Club 76
Michael Nilon Philadelphia Country Club 76
Frank Treml Sandy Run Country Club 76
Stephen Daley Lu Lu Country Club 76
Jarrett Kling Merion Golf Club 76
Dennis Rouse Trenton Country Club 76
Charles McClaskey Wyncote Golf Club 76
Michael Egan Lookaway Golf Club 77
Terry Fair RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 77
Edward Pappas Rolling Green Golf Club 77
Richard Edie Stonewall 77
Keith Li Heidelberg Country Club 78
Craig Scott Huntingdon Valley Country Club 78
Richard White Jericho National Golf Club 78
Robert VanEtten, Jr. Laurel Creek Country Club 78
Thomas DiCinti Little Mill Country Club 78
Dennis Fellona Merchantville Country Club 78
Donald Ashley Philadelphia Country Club 78
Michael Fox Philadelphia Country Club 78
John Kernan Riverton Country Club 78
Robert Billings Rolling Green Golf Club 78
Kevin Scanlon Stonewall 78
Don Donatoni White Manor Country Club 78
William Weinfeld JC Melrose Country Club 78
Lee Cook Laurel Creek Country Club 79
Michael Rowland Lehigh Country Club 79
Carl Everett Merion Golf Club 79
Eugene Maginnis, Jr. Philadelphia Cricket Club 79
Joseph Fromhartz Philadelphia Publinks GA 79
Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. Saucon Valley Country Club 79
Gordon Bennett Northampton Country Club 79
Charles McDowell Wilmington Country Club 79
David Jordan Woodbury Country Club 79
Robert Lodovici Little Mill Country Club 80
Alan Van Horn Lu Lu Country Club 80
Jamie McWilliams Makefield Highlands Golf Club 80
George May Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 80
Jon Mabry Moorestown Field Club 80
Fred Banta Running Deer Golf Club 80
Dennis Perna Spring Ford Country Club 80
Bernie Zbrzeznj Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 80
Jack Holland Whitford Country Club 80
Terrence Sawyer Yardley Country Club 80
Ken Gaskill Burlington Country Club 80
Mark Battista Burlington Country Club 81
James Goldstein Commonwealth National Golf Club 81
Edward Gregorczyk Glenmaura National Golf Club 81
Chuck Wilkins Little Mill Country Club 81
Neil McDermott Llanerch Country Club 81
Charles Jones Philadelphia Publinks GA 81
Chris Gallagher West Chester Golf & Country Club 81
Gibby Young Hartefeld National 81
John MacDonald Medford Lakes Country Club 81
Joseph Milutis Northampton Country Club 81
Jay Howson, Jr. St. Davids Golf Club 81
Jay McLaughlin Stone Harbor Golf Club 81
Ron Mittendorf Blue Bell Country Club 82
John Gershey, Jr. Country Club of Scranton 82
Naz Gagliardi Philadelphia Publinks GA 82
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 82
Thomas O’Rourke Chester Valley Golf Club 82
Lawrence Harrison Hidden Creek Golf Club 82
William Cummins Jericho National Golf Club 82
George Carr Wedgwood Country Club 82
Seiji Yamamoto Hopewell Valley Golf Club 83
Ted Beringer Philadelphia Country Club 83
Stephan Whitenack Pine Valley Golf Club 83
Joseph Virdone Philadelphia Country Club 83
Richard Smith Philadelphia Country Club 83
Christopher Frazier Sunnybrook Golf Club 83
Peter Stanley Sunnybrook Golf Club 83
Daniel Burton Bent Creek Country Club 84
Thomas Mohr Coatesville Country Club 84
Charles Whipple Huntingdon Valley Country Club 84
Frank Shuman Lookaway Golf Club 84
James Haynie Lu Lu Country Club 84
Richard Bunn, Sr. McCall Golf & Country Club 84
John Cech Riverton Country Club 84
Gregory Gaul Merion Golf Club 84
John Snyder Waynesborough Country Club 84
Edmund Chylinski Chester Valley Golf Club 85
Matt Bellis Commonwealth National Golf Club 85
Mike Metz Fox Hill Country Club 85
Peter Emigh Lehigh Country Club 85
Stephen Pence Little Mill Country Club 85
Jim Lloyd Running Deer Golf Club 85
Don Neill Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 85
Michael McNichol The Springhaven Club 85
Ernest Eichenberg, III Waynesborough Country Club 85
Mark Shuman Philadelphia Country Club 86
Ron Badger Running Deer Golf Club 86
Donald Mackelcan Wilmington Country Club 86
Stephen Kocinski Woodbury Country Club 86
Peter McCombs Huntingdon Valley Country Club 86
John Siegrist Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 86
Vernon Kelly, Jr. Philadelphia Cricket Club 86
Raymond Fuller Running Deer Golf Club 86
Frank Polizzi Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 86
Thomas Mairone McCall Golf & Country Club 87
John Patton Pine Hill Golf Club 87
James Coleman Rolling Green Golf Club 87
Robert Murphy Wilmington Country Club 87
Charles Rogalla Country Club of Scranton 87
Bill Walker Burlington Country Club 88
Edward Yamasaki Philmont Country Club 88
J. Kenneth Croney Sunnybrook Golf Club 88
David Kearney Lehigh Country Club 89
Charles Johanson Philadelphia Cricket Club 89
Louis Degennaro Country Club of Scranton 89
Edward Bondi Huntingdon Valley Country Club 90
Fred Olt Little Mill Country Club 90
Alan Cole Makefield Highlands Golf Club 92
Robert Davy Medford Village Country Club 92
Peter Farina Fieldstone Golf Club 94
Richard Holcombe, Jr. Old York Road Country Club 94
Sandy Reagan Plymouth Country Club 94
Felton Walker Little Mill Country Club 95
John O’Sullivan Chester Valley Golf Club 99
Bob Harris Blue Bell Country Club WD
Art Brosius,II DuPont Country Club WD
Louis Pace Medford Village Country Club WD
Frank Blanche Spring Ford Country Club WD