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McCall’s McCabe magnificent in Spring Net win at The Springhaven Club

  WALLINGFORD, Pa. – As Thursday’s temperatures escalated into 100-degree territory, so did William McCabe, Jr.’s round at The Springhaven Club (par 70, 6,181 yards).

  The McCall G&CC member rode a 6 under (net) on the back nine to victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Spring Net Championship. All signs may have indicated a cooler environment, but the setting was far from spring-like. However, McCabe, of Springfield, Pa., shook off early struggles, kept his cool and carded a 6-under-par 64 (net).

William McCabe, Jr.

  “My game just got more consistent on the back,” he said. “It feels good to put up a good round. I haven’t played as good as that back nine – to catch a couple of breaks like that. I kept a positive attitude. ”

  Birdies on Nos. 13 (par 3, 178 yards) and 16 (par 3, 129 yards) sparked McCabe. On the first, his 4-hybrid went astray and landed behind the right greenside bunker. McCabe, who captured both the Spring and Fall Net in 2006, then jarred his chip shot.

  “It had a good break and rolled right into the hole,” the 64-year-old said. “The green breaks away from you, so I was just trying to get it on and take my chances. I lucked out.”

  A “good bounce” on No. 16 left McCabe five-feet from the flagstick. His 8-iron hit the slope and ran just left of the hole location. McCabe closed his championship campaign with two sound pars. After negotiating the dogleg right par 4, 356-yard 17th hole with his drive, McCabe knocked his 7-iron 138 yards into the right greenside bunker.

  “I don’t why I was aiming at the pin because it was a sucker pin,” McCabe said. “If it would have been left, where I should’ve been aiming, it would have hit on the green. But I got lucky and got up-and-down out of the bunker.”

  On No. 18 (par 4, 370 yards), McCabe drilled his pitching wedge 110 yards to the center of the green and two-putted. The end was quite a departure from the beginning. A wayward tee shot on No. 3 (par 3, 139 yards) resulted in a double bogey. On the par 4, 400-yard No. 4, McCabe saw his 4-hybrid settle near a chain-linked fence on the right. He blocked his next shot into the bunker and went on to card a double bogey.

  “I thought I was starting to come loose,” McCabe said. “Neither one of them were strong holes.”

  The Spring Net Championship, formerly known as the First Handicap Tournament, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946.

Overall
Name, club Score
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 64
Greg Smith, Loch Nairn Golf Club 66
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 67
Paul Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 68
Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 69
Rick Coroniti, Spring Ford Country Club 69
Mike Krantz, Philadelphia Publinks GA 70
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club 70
Scott Miller, Meadowlands Country Club 70
Todd Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club 71
Craig Lord, Riverton Country Club 71
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club 71
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club 71
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 71
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 71
James Barron, Hartefeld National 72
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 72
John VanDame, Five Ponds Golf Club 72
John Holsten, Aronimink Golf Club 72
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 72
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club 72
Mark Hodgson, Medford Village Country Club 73
Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club 73
Bill Casey, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 73
Chuck Clifford, Spring Ford Country Club 73
Charles Quinn, Merion Golf Club 73
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club 74
Lawrence Paster, Philmont Country Club 74
Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club 74
Ben D’Antonio, Talamore Country Club 74
Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club 74
Roger Johnson, Spring Ford Country Club 74
Tim Turner, Brookside Country Club 74
William Penney, Spring Ford Country Club 74
Aaron Johns, Spring Ford Country Club 74
James Flick, The Springhaven Club 74
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club 74
Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 75
Jeffrey Pelesh, Edgmont Country Club 75
Walt Neumann, McCall Golf & Country Club 75
Jeff Romano, Sand Barrens Golf Club 75
Francis Murphy, Chester Valley Golf Club 75
Tom Bell, Meadia Heights Golf Club 75
James Flick, Jr., Bensalem Township Country Club 75
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 75
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 76
Christopher Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 76
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 76
Andrew Hamilton, III, The Springhaven Club 76
Jason Mandel, White Manor Country Club 76
Deane Haase, Edgmont Country Club 77
Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club 77
Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club 77
Peter Zukowski, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 77
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 78
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club 78
Jeff Brodsky, Philadelphia Publinks GA 78
Dan Smith, Loch Nairn Golf Club 79
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 79
Joe Roe, Reading Country Club 79
Spencer Saint-Cyr, Laurel Creek Country Club 79
Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 79
Keith McQueen, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 80
Everett Young, Sandy Run Country Club 80
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 80
Thomas O’Rourke, Chester Valley Golf Club 81
Richard Hachoose, Jericho National Golf Club 81
Albert Little, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club 81
Chad Collingwood, Spring Ford Country Club 82
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club 82
David Steele, Lancaster Country Club 82
Tom O’Grady, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 83
Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club 83
Frank Andrusiewicz, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 85
Ed Hargadon, Sandy Run Country Club 87
Paul Young, The Bucks Club 87
Richard Savarese, Llanerch Country Club NS
Gary Gordon, Talamore Country Club WD
Jules Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club WD
James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club WD
Handicaps 3-9
Name, club Score
Mike Krantz, Philadelphia Publinks GA 70
Todd Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club 71
James Barron, Hartefeld National 72
Mark Hodgson, Medford Village Country Club 73
Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club 73
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club 74
Lawrence Paster, Philmont Country Club 74
Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club 75
Jeffrey Pelesh, Edgmont Country Club 75
Walt Neumann, McCall Golf & Country Club 75
Deane Haase, Edgmont Country Club 77
Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club 77
Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club 77
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 78
Dan Smith, Loch Nairn Golf Club 79
Thomas O’Rourke, Chester Valley Golf Club 81
Tom O’Grady, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 83
Gary Gordon, Talamore Country Club WD
Jules Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club WD
Handicaps 10-13
Name, club Score
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 64
Paul Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 68
Scott Miller, Meadowlands Country Club 70
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club 70
Craig Lord, Riverton Country Club 71
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club 71
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 72
John VanDame, Five Ponds Golf Club 72
Bill Casey, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 73
Chuck Clifford, Spring Ford Country Club 73
Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club 74
Jeff Romano, Sand Barrens Golf Club 75
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 76
Christopher Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 76
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 76
Peter Zukowski, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 77
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club 78
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 79
Richard Hachoose, Jericho National Golf Club 81
Chad Collingwood, Spring Ford Country Club 82
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club 82
Frank Andrusiewicz, Mercer Oaks Golf Course 85
Handicaps 14-17
Name, club Score
Greg Smith, Loch Nairn Golf Club 66
Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 69
David Daily, Moorestown Field Club 71
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 71
John Holsten, Aronimink Golf Club 72
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 72
Ben D’Antonio, Talamore Country Club 74
Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club 74
Roger Johnson, Spring Ford Country Club 74
Tim Turner, Brookside Country Club 74
William Penney, Spring Ford Country Club 74
Francis Murphy, Chester Valley Golf Club 75
Tom Bell, Meadia Heights Golf Club 75
Andrew Hamilton, III, The Springhaven Club 76
Jason Mandel, White Manor Country Club 76
Jeff Brodsky, Philadelphia Publinks GA 78
Joe Roe, Reading Country Club 79
Spencer Saint-Cyr, Laurel Creek Country Club 79
Keith McQueen, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 80
David Steele, Lancaster Country Club 82
Ed Hargadon, Sandy Run Country Club 87
Richard Savarese, Llanerch Country Club NS
Handicaps 18 and above
Name, club Score
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 67
Rick Coroniti, Spring Ford Country Club 69
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 71
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club 72
Charles Quinn, Merion Golf Club 73
Aaron Johns, Spring Ford Country Club 74
James Flick, The Springhaven Club 74
Richard Kachur, Riverton Country Club 74
James Flick, Jr., Bensalem Township Country Club 75
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 75
Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 79
Everett Young, Sandy Run Country Club 80
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 80
Albert Little, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club 81
Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club 83
Paul Young, The Bucks Club 87
James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club WD
NS-no show; WD-withdrawal