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Jericho National GC’s McCorriston claims Chapman Cup (Net)

  MALVERN, Pa. – Jericho National GC’s Michael McCorriston prevented his play from falling into a golf abyss Wednesday to claim the Frank H. Chapman Cup (Net) at a polished White Manor CC (par 71, 5,982 yards).

  “I got it up-and-down out of the trash can,” he said. “Recovery shots were huge for me.”

  McCorriston, of Newtown, Pa., posted 40 points to top the 80-player field. Clutch par saves and flatstick effiency sustained his productivity. McCorriston rescued his scorecard from potential bogeys on Nos. 3 (par 3, 194 yards) and 16 (par 4, 366 yards). On the first, he steered his 5-wood far left of the green and ran his chip to within three feet. On the latter, he nuked a 9-iron from 110 yards out over the green, but knocked his ensuing wedge to within inches of the jar.

  McCorriston, 61, also registered four red figures (gross) on the day. On the uphill No. 4 (par 4, 371 yards), he launched a 6-iron 140 yards and executed a 20-footer. His wedge on No. 8 (par 3, 105 yards) settled three feet from the flagstick. McCorriston rifled his 7-iron to 30-feet on No. 12 (par 3, 140 yards) and drained a right-to-left curler. And on No. 15 (par 4, 297 yards), he whacked his wedge 100 yards to 40 feet and watched his under-par chance change directions twice before diving into the cup.

  “Everything I hit today had a lot of pace on it, so I kind of felt that if it hadn’t gone in, there was no guarantee I was going to make the comebacker,” McCorriston said. “Sometimes it just goes that way.”

  The final two holes threatened to keep McCorristion out ofthe winner’s circle. A critical two-putt for par on No. 17 (par 5, 475 yards) gave McCorristion the needed 40 points. That’s because on the par 4, 344-yard 18th hole, McCorriston encountered perhaps the “worst lie he’s had all year” for his second shot. With one leg resting above the other, he topped a fairway wood, then pumped his third shot to the rear left of the green. McCorriston went on to card a triple bogey, but it didn’t matter as he edged clubmmate Brian Jasperse and John Siegrist of Philadelphia Publinks GA by a point.

  Wednesday’s victory marked McCorriston’s first on the GAP circuit. In 2005, he and teammate Richard White, also of Jericho National, lost in a scorecard playoff to David Brookreson and Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC in the Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play at Stone Harbor GC.

  “I’m really happy to do it (win) on my own,” McCorriston said. “It feels gratifying. The course is in great condition. The putts rolled really well. If you missed it, it was your fault. I felt pretty good on the greens.”

  The Chapman Memorial Net was changed to an individual Stableford format in 2008 after two years as an individual net stroke play event. Chip Lutz of LedgeRock GC won the gross portion of Chapman Memorial Cup held at Burlington CC this past July.

  The Chapman Memorial Cup is named for Frank H. Chapman, who served as the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer for 23 years. Players with a USGA Handicap Index of 7.1 and above were eligible to compete in today’s tournament.

Overall
1. Michael McCorriston, Jericho National GC, 40 points
T2. Brian Jasperse, Jericho National GC, 39 points
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA, 39 points

7-10 Handicap
1. Richard Turner, Edgmont CC, 38 points
T2. Ed O’Brien, Links GC, 37 points
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall, 37 points

11-14 Handicap
1. Conrad Gack, Five Ponds GC, 38 points
2. Gary Tiller, Talamore CC, 37 points

15 & Over Handicap
1. Robert Elker, Talamore CC, 38 points
2. Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough CC, 37 points

Results
7-10 Handicap
Name, club Scores
Michael McCorriston, Jericho National Golf Club 40
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA 39
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club 38
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall 37
Ed O’Brien, Links Golf Club 37
Robert Reigle, Doylestown Country Club 35
James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club 34
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 33
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club 33
Morgan Maxwell, Chester Valley Golf Club 32
Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club 32
C. Andrew Hobbie, Lehigh Country Club 32
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 32
Steven Owens, Raven’s Claw Golf Club 32
Clive Broadbent, Hartefeld National 31
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 31
John Filmyer, Lu Lu Country Club 31
Kevin Merlini, Sandy Run Country Club 31
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 30
Lloyd McGinley, Lu Lu Country Club 30
Jeb Baker, Loch Nairn Golf Club 29
Stephen Conway, Burlington Country Club 29
Bill Burnett, Five Ponds Golf Club 28
Brian Bezark, Lu Lu Country Club 28
John Colletti, Lu Lu Country Club 28
Jeffrey Carroll, Tavistock Country Club 28
John Lamanna, Lu Lu Country Club 28
Bill Smith, Sandy Run Country Club 27
James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club 27
John Naumowitz, Links Golf Club 27
Gary Stout, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 24
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 24
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club WD
11-14 Handicap
Brian Jasperse, Jericho National Golf Club 39
Conrad Gack, Five Ponds Golf Club 38
Gary Tiller, Talamore Country Club 37
Greg Herr, Penn Oaks Golf Club 36
Gregory Sheva, North Hills Country Club 36
Albert Carrigan, Heidelberg Country Club 36
Frederick Weiler, Sandy Run Country Club 35
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 34
Joe Miller, Links Golf Club 33
Leo Daley, Lehigh Country Club 32
Don Neill, Talamore Country Club 32
Wayne Diluigi, Little Mill Country Club 32
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 32
John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club 31
Edward Godshall, Heidelberg Country Club 30
Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 30
Bruce Leauby, Lu Lu Country Club 27
Jeff Teixeira, Links Golf Club 27
Frank Hanna, Sandy Run Country Club 26
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club 24
David Steele, Lancaster Country Club 22
Joseph Funk, The Bucks Club 21
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club 21
15 & Over Handicap
Robert Elker, Talamore Country Club 38
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club 37
Larry Bergman, Middletown Country Club 36
Jay Scattergood, Heidelberg Country Club 36
Carmen Giannascoli, Lehigh Country Club 34
Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club 34
Bob Dunphy, Sandy Run Country Club 34
Robert Heaton, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 33
Jim Clossick, Edgmont Country Club 31
Leo Argeros, Sandy Run Country Club 31
Jim Sheppard, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 30
Ronald Rice, Sr., Lu Lu Country Club 30
Bill Arent, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 29
Thomas Laudenslager, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 29
Harvey Miller, Little Mill Country Club 27
Fred Brodzinski, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 27
Richard Cheri, Heidelberg Country Club 26
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 25
Richard Wood, Jr., Gulph Mills Golf Club 25
Jay McMenamin, Little Mill Country Club 24
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 24
James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club 23
Jerry Maxwell, Spring Mill Country Club 18
Stanley Dworak, Indian Valley Country Club 17
WD – withdrawal