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Jones, Nilon duo takes 47th Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play

 NEWARK, Del. – It takes two to tango.

  Charles “Buck” Jones and Michael Nilon of Philadelphia Publinks GA and Philadelphia CC, respectively, edged a field of 77 two-man teams by recording a 6-under-par 65 (gross) to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 47th Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play at Cavaliers CC (par 71, 6,282 yards) on Tuesday.

  The duo, who said their field low round was a true team effort, found themselves birding three of the last four holes to finish out on top by a single stroke.

  Jones, 55, carded three birdies and Nilon, 57, would register four throughout their sub-par round. An outing that had the team win with accuracy off the tees combined with their strong putting.

  “You have to drive it in the fairway,” Nilon said. “Get it in the fairway and play from there.”

  Jones added, “We both putted very well and got a lot of birdie putts like that.”

  The pair’s work with the flat stick would prove to be pivotal as they sent in birdie putts from over 25 feet on numerous occasions.

  After Jones sent his tee shot just over the hazard on No. 6 (par 4, 400 yards), he hit a 7-iron from 145 yards out into the middle of the green. That shot left him a difficult 25-ft putt up and over a hill that he would then send in for birdie.

  “I think that got us going again,” said Jones, a member of the staff at Golfdom.

  He would then birdie No. 7 (par 4, 439 yards) with another long-distance putt from the front-fringe of the green. Nilon, who is retired, would quickly answer with a birdie putt of his own on No. 9 (par 4, 337 yards), the team’s final hole of the day.

  “We were putting for birdie on just about every hole,” Nilon said. “We played pretty well.”

  When asked if putting was key to their field-low round, Jones simply said, “It [putting] always is.”

  “We made seven birdies and one bogey,” Nilon stated. “You’ve got to putt.”

  The tandem of Steve Owens of Lu Lu CC and John Owens of Philadelphia Publinks GA took the net division with a score of 58 (net).

  Results
  Gross
  Overall
  1. Nilon / Jones, Philadelphia CC / Philadelphia Publinks GA 65
  2. Ashley / Shuman, Philadelphia CC / West Chester G&CC 66
  3. Haynie / Daley, Lu Lu CC 67

  Net
  Overall
  1. Owens / Owens, Lu Lu CC / Philadelphia Publinks GA 58
  2. Van Horn / Bezark, Lu Lu CC 61
  T3. Weinfeld / Gagliardi, JC Melrose CC / Philadelphia Publinks 63
  T3. O’Keefe / Cook, Laurel Creek CC 63
  T3. Stewart / Kline, Coatesville CC/ The Springhaven Club 63

Overall
Rank Name Club Gross Net
1 Jones, Charles / Nilon, Michael Philadelphia Publinks GA/Philadelphia CC 65 63
2 Ashley, Donald / Shuman, Mark Philadelphia CC/West Chester G&CC 66 64
3 Haynie, James / Daley, Stephen Lu Lu CC (2) 67 64
4 Van Horn, Alan / Bezark, Brian Lu Lu CC 68 61
T5 Everett, Carl / McDermott, Neil Merion GC/Llanerch CC 69 66
T5 Isola, Thomas / Holland, Jack Whitford CC 69 65
T5 Gagliardi, Naz / Weinfeld, William Philadelphia Publinks GA/JC Melrose CC 69 63
T5 McClaskey, Charles / Brewer, Jr., O. Gordon Wyncote GC/Pine Valley GC 69 67
T9 OSullivan, John / Pace, Louis Chester Valley GC/Medford Village CC 70 66
T9 Gaskill, Ken / Mabry, Jon Burlington CC/Moorestown Field Club 70 66
T11 Polizzi, Frank / Rose, Michael Whitemarsh Valley CC/Philmont CC 71 68
T11 Owens, Steven / Owens, John Lu Lu CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA 71 58
T11 Walker, Bill / Battista, Mark Burlington CC 71 67
T11 Snyder, John / ORourke, Thomas Waynesborough CC/Chester Valley GC 71 65
T11 Cook, Lee / O’Keefe, Edward Laurel Creek CC 71 63
T11 White, Richard / McCorriston, Michael Jericho National GC 71 65
T17 DiaGiacomo, Frank / Fellona, Dennis Merchantville CC 72 66
T17 Gaul, Gregory / Mallouk, Thomas Merion GC/Lookaway GC 72 67
T19 Proto, Robert / Fromal, Curt Little Mill CC/The Springhaven Club 73 67
T19 Leighbody, John / Beringer, Ted Philadelphia CC 73 65
T19 Shevlin, Joseph / Treml, Frank North Hills CC/Sandy Run CC 73 69
T19 Bunn, Sr., Richard / Mairone, Thomas McCall Golf & CC 73 68
T23 Fogel, Jeffrey / Dratch, John Philmont CC 74 66
T23 Gordon, Herbert / Bernabei, Alan Doylestown CC 74 68
T23 Emmel, Jr., John / Harrison, Lawrence Hidden Creek GC 74 69
T23 Reilly, Bernard / Hamilton, III, Andrew The Springhaven Club 74 65
T23 Kline, Frank / Stewart, Lynwood The Springhaven Club/Coatesville CC 74 63
T28 McCumber, Harvey / Kocher, Jay Wilmington CC 75 71
T28 Emich, Barry / Burton, Daniel Bent Creek CC 75 72
T28 Stanley, Peter / von Seldeneck, G. Clay Sunnybrook GC 75 65
T28 Murphy, Robert / Campbell, William Wilmington CC (2) 75 71
T28 Bomgardner, Dennis / Morgan, Sr., Ashley Coatesville CC 75 68
T33 Woolbert, Willard / Johanson, Charles Philadelphia Cricket Club (2) 76 73
T33 Wiley, James / Patton, John Bala GC/Merchantville CC 76 67
T33 Zall, Charles / Manos, George Lancaster CC 76 66
T33 Siegrist, John / May, George Manufacturers G&CC (2) 76 70
T33 McLane, Joseph / Wolos, Joe JC Melrose CC 76 64
T38 Mascitti, Amedeo / Soss, MD, Murray Rolling Green GC 77 65
T38 Felter, Robert / Radcliffe, Terry Lancaster CC (1) 77 66
T38 Perna, Dennis / Kunze, Frank Spring Ford CC 77 70
T38 Zbrzeznj, Bernie / Owens, John Whitemarsh Valley CC/Tavistock CC 77 72
T38 Bennett, Gordon / Tusak, Fran Northhampton CC/Silver Creek CC 77 72
T43 Patrylo, Robert / Kelly, Jr., Vernon Philadelphia Cricket Club 78 73
T43 Endicott, Jack / Gelardi, Steve Manufacturers G&CC (3) 78 68
T43 Arcana, Sam / McCleaf, John Hersheys Mill GC 78 66
T43 Mohr, Thomas / McDermott, Mark Coatesville CC/Kennett Square G&CC 78 71
T43 McCabe, Jr., William / Robinson, Francis McCall G&CC/Hersheys Mill GC 78 69
T43 Batdorf, Jack / Evans, John Riverton CC 78 71
T49 Dyott, Tom / Hirsekorn, Frederick Old York Road CC/Tavistock CC 79 66
T49 Young, John / Struck, Stuart Sandy Run CC (2) 79 70
T49 Flynn, Daniel / Zowney, Robert Sandy Run CC (3) 79 68
T49 Smith, Bill / Callaghan, Jim Sandy Run CC / Rolling Green GC 79 71
T49 Lloyd, Jim / Pence, Stephen Running Deer GC/Little Mill CC 79 73
T49 Schiller, Robert / Beck, Donald Old York Road CC 79 72
T55 Timms, Daniel / Mackerell, Alexander Wildwood Golf & CC/Woodbury CC 80 69
T55 Vento, Richard / Neill, Don Talamore at Oak Terrace CC 80 71
T55 Kraft, Vincent / Barr, Jerry Lehigh CC 80 70
T58 DiFabio, Nick / McCullough, Joseph Philadelphia Publinks GA (2) 81 70
T58 Felzer, Murray / Tordone, David White Manor CC/Radley Run CC 81 70
T58 Miller, Clinton / Millett, Arthur Little Mill CC/Pine Hill GC 81 70
T58 Rose, Ray / Badger, Ron Links GC/Running Deer GC 81 72
T62 Manfre, Bob / Givey, Patrick Philadelphia Publinks GA 82 70
T62 Young, Curtis / White, Charles Merion Golf Club 82 68
T62 Cech, John / Ruff, Hal Riverton CC/Moorestown Field Club 82 74
T65 Anderson, Kenneth / Greenway, William Sandy Run CC 83 68
T65 Collins, Jack / Flocco, Jr., Theodore Woodbury CC/Galloway National GC 83 70
T65 Moore, Edmund / Rutter, H. Richard Manufacturers G&CC 83 72
T65 Cummins, William / Connelly, Kyran Jericho National GC/Makefield Highlands 83 71
T65 Strow Jr. D.D.S, Edward / Noble, Edward Tavistock CC 83 73
T70 Wilson, John / Frazier, Christopher Sunnybrook CC 84 73
T70 Owens, Dave / Jacobson, Dave JC Melrose CC (2) 84 71
72 Little, Jr., Albert / Donaldson, Robert Commonwealth National GC/North Hills CC 85 68
73 Brickner, Marty / Birkholz, Bruce Links GC 86 71
T74 Caruso, Carmen / Leonard, James Ballamor GC/Chester Valley GC 87 72
T74 Sloan, Thomas / Kelly, Gerald Concord CC 87 72
76 Clancy, Joe / Augugliaro, Arthur Little Mill CC/Merchantville CC 94 78
77 Dilullo, Peter / Billings, Robert Waynesborough CC/Rolling Green GC WD WD