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#PattersonCup Qualifying: Green Valley

Mandel’s sizzling summer continues, shoots 65 for #PattersonCup Qual. medal

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LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. – Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Marc Mandel’s golf game has started to mandate red numbers each time out.

Wednesday at Green Valley Country Club (par 71, 6,632 yards), Mandel continued his sizzling summer run, firing a 6-under 65 to earn medalist honors in Joseph H. Patterson Cup Qualifying presented by Provident Bank.

The day’s cut line stopped at 5-over 76.

The 119th #PattersonCup tees off Aug. 4-5 at Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club. It is the second oldest championship in GAP at 119 years old and serves as the Association’s stroke-play championship.

Today marked the first of three Patterson Cup Qualifying events on the schedule. The next will be conducted July 20 at Frosty Valley, followed by July 22 at White Clay Creek Country Club.

Mandel, Cricket’s Stroke-Play Club Champion and recent GAP Open Championship Qualifying medalist at Trenton Country Club, began with a bang, making three birdies in a row early on. On No. 2 (par 4, 378 yards), a sand wedge from 117 yards landed within a foot for the tap-in 3. The par-5, 522-yard 3rd hosted the second after Mandel chipped up to five feet and jarred the birdie 4. The third in a row dropped on No. 4 (par 3, 192 yards) after a 7-iron came to rest 15 feet away and the birdie putt was converted. Five pars coming in on Green Valley’s first side equaled a 3-under 33. Pretty good start.

“I felt pretty good about Qualifying at that point. I just wanted to keep it going and see where [the round] would go,” said Mandel, 39, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Another hot streak surfaced beginning on No. 12 (par 4, 367 yards) with a left-to-right 15 footer that crept over the front lip for birdie. A 20 footer on No. 13 (par 4, 405 yards) for 3 kept that momentum going. After missing a 30-foot birdie look on No. 14 (par 4, 382 yards), Mandel’s trusty 3-iron got him going again on No. 15 (par 3, 215 yards), which he placed to 12 feet and made the sliding putt for a red 2. Coming in, three more pars, including a clutch two-putt from 50 feet on No. 18 (par 4, 399 yards), completed the eye-opening 65. He bettered the rest of the field by four shots.

Today’s number marks a career low in GAP competition for Mandel, matching his 7-under 65 in the 2011 GAP Open Championship Qualifier at Radley Run Country Club.

“It feels awesome knowing my game is peaking at the right time. It feels like I am playing like I did back then. This is the lowest my handicap has ever been, too” said Mandel, currently playing as a +2.2 Index.

Mandel says his confidence in his putter this year, which includes a claw grip experiment, has made remarkable difference. Three putts have started to be more rare than ever. Birdies from mid-range are dropping — just like his scores.

Now with two Major Qualifying medals in tow, Mandel will get a pair of cracks at the ultimate GAP prize to finish the summer. Besides the Patterson, he’ll try his hand at vying for a GAP Major title in the Open Championship at Country Club of York. Sprinkle in a few USGA Qualifying events, and Mandel is ready to cash in on his game peaking at the prime moment.

“It really comes down to combining my swing, which I’ve been feeling really good about all year, with my putter,” said Mandel. “I hope to keep it going. It’d be great to win one of these [GAP Majors], maybe make a USGA event, and also earn some exemptions. I just have to keep doing what I’m doing.”

GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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Qualifiers 
Name, clubScore
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club65
Nicholas Gianelos, Radley Run Country Club69
Wills Montgomery, LuLu Country Club69
Joshua Krumholz, LedgeRock Golf Club70
Matt Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club70
Hayden Moffat, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association70
Brandon Capone, Mercer Oaks Golf Course71
Timothy Chilleri, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club71
Andrew Curran, Philadelphia Cricket Club71
Nick Hano, LuLu Country Club71
Frankie McVeigh, Llanerch Country Club71
Tyler Zimmer, Philadelphia Country Club71
Jack Wallace, Riverton Country Club72
Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club73
Billy Howard, Applebrook Golf Club73
Dan Keenan, Little Mill Country Club73
Bill McGuinness, Tavistock Country Club73
Jim Sullivan, LuLu Country Club73
Christopher Bell, McCall Golf Club74
Charles Briggs , Merion Golf Club74
Christopher Clauson, LuLu Country Club74
Greg DeLuca, Trenton Country Club74
Jack Sterbenz, Little Mill Country Club74
Jordan Cooper, Woodcrest Country Club75
Ryan Delargey, Fieldstone Golf Club75
Will Keane, Philadelphia Country Club75
Ryan Kelly, Philadelphia Cricket Club75
David Malone, Sandy Run Country Club75
Ryan McCarty, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
Michael McComb, Greate Bay Country Club75
Brendan McNamara, Sandy Run Country Club75
Jonathan Radick, Spring Mill Country Club75
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
Matthew Crescenzo, LuLu Country Club76
Jimmy Finnerty, Radley Run Country Club76
Scott Forrester, LuLu Country Club76
Logan Hess, Crossgates Golf Club76
Stephen Kidron, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club76
Nick Madden, LuLu Country Club76
Joey Morganti, Llanerch Country Club76
Kevin O’Brien, Cedarbrook Country Club76
Carlos Ochoa, Little Mill Country Club76
Steve Oh, DuPont Country Club76
Chris Orlando, Paxon Hollow Country Club76
Jon Rusk, LuLu Country Club76
Failed to qualify 
Sean Campbell, Honeybrook Golf Club77
Brian Lasky, Woodcrest Country Club77
Scott Lawson, Cedarbrook Country Club77
Matt Meves, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club77
Scott Bergson, Little Mill Country Club77
Frank Nattle, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association77
Andrew Neumann, Spring Mill Country Club77
Jeff Palmer, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club77
Dan Pinciotti, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77
Stewart Rickenbach, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club77
Connor Rothwell, LuLu Country Club77
Daniel Rudershausen, Bidermann Golf Club77
Michael Zupi, LuLu Country Club77
Rob Albanese, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club78
Nicholas Anderson, White Manor Country Club78
Conor Kerins, Rolling Green Golf Club78
Joseph Eaton, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
Zachary Falone, Little Mill Country Club78
Daniel Galbreath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club78
Greg Hanna, Applebrook Golf Club78
William Keane, Jr., Philadelphia Country Club78
Brendan Mahoney, Philadelphia Cricket Club78
Billy Reube, Huntingdon Valley Country Club78
Bradley Roberts, Little Mill Country Club78
Sean Torpey, Doylestown Country Club78
Ryan Beck, Old York Road Country Club79
Conor Breslin, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club79
Andrew Carnevale, North Hills Country Club79
Beau Guarino, Riverton Country Club79
Nelson Hargrove, Merion Golf Club79
Kevin Karabin, Glen Oak Country Club79
Matthew Krass, Radley Run Country Club79
Shawn Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club79
Chris Lawler, Riverton Country Club79
Joe Roeder, Merion Golf Club79
Ryan Schneiter, Philadelphia Cricket Club79
Justin Spaeth, Cedarbrook Country Club79
Patrick Donaldson, Woodcrest Country Club80
Chris Esbenshade, Bent Creek Country Club80
Voltaire Escalona, Philadelphia Cricket Club80
Mark Farley, The 1912 Club80
Pete Moran, French Creek Golf Club80
Patrick Serfass, St. Davids Golf Club80
Michael Duffy, LuLu Country Club81
Tripp Durham, Chester Valley Golf Club81
Brock Fassnacht, Meadia Heights Golf Club81
John Hansel, Sandy Run Country Club81
Tyler Joseph, Green Valley Country Club81
Chris Kallmeyer, Philadelphia Cricket Club81
Nick Ostash, Five Ponds Golf Club81
Brandon Wilson, Loch Nairn Golf Club81
Carlo Fitti, Llanerch Country Club82
Jeff Long, Riverton Country Club82
Joseph Polidoro, Scotland Run Golf Club82
Joseph Rueter, Sandy Run Country Club82
Jim Schmidt, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club82
Austin Schreffler, Armitage Golf Club82
Daniel Tennekoon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club82
Teddy Villanueva, Llanerch Country Club82
Garrett Conway, Little Mill Country Club83
Thomas Dzwonczyk, Country Club of Scranton83
Salvatore Galati, Woodcrest Country Club83
Jack Hamilton, Merion Golf Club83
Scott Kalan, Squires Golf Club83
Stephen Lorenzo, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club83
Matthew Massott, Woodcrest Country Club83
Rob Norton, Aronimink Golf Club83
Chris Waldmann, French Creek Golf Club83
Kevin Eberly, Merion Golf Club84
Brian Fisher, Spring Ford Country Club84
William Givens, The Shore Club84
Greg Blackburn, Honeybrook Golf Club85
Eric Martin, Penn Oaks Golf Club85
Glenn Prokopik, LedgeRock Golf Club85
Eric Spiller, Woodcrest Country Club85
John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club85
Michael Kandravi, Llanerch Country Club86
Jordan Rosenblatt, Woodcrest Country Club87
Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club88
Kevin Hilton, Spring Mill Country Club88
Andrew Carrigan, Woodcrest Country Club89
Mark Koelbel, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club89
Lee Duda, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club93
David Divalentino, Five Ponds Golf Club96
Ben Cutler, Makefield Highlands Golf ClubWD
Brett Cybulski, Links Golf ClubWD
Carter Field, Sandy Run Country ClubWD
Justin Katz, Rolling Green Golf ClubWD
Troy McCloskey, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country ClubWD
Adam Schlanger, Mercer Oaks Golf CourseWD
Patrick Pasquariello, Philadelphia Country ClubNS
John Stevenson, Whitemarsh Valley Country ClubNS
WD – withdrawal; NS – no show