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Ron and Doug Cusick take Father & Son (Older) title

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Ron and Doug Cusick of Tavistock CC finished the day with a 4-under-par 68 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 95th Father & Son (Older) Championship Thursday at Radley Run Country Club (par 72, 6,578 yards).

  Before the tournament was suspended due to the threat of lightning, the Cusick’s completed their sub-par round by firing six birdies and only two bogeys. All together the father and son team was a combined 4-under-par on the course’s four par fives with four birdies.

  “We took advantage of the par fives and tried to hit as many greens as possible,” said Doug, 24, from Marlton, N.J.

  The pair’s strong suits came into play with Ron’s accuracy off the tee and Doug’s strong mid-to-short iron game.

  “We played to our strengths,” said Ron, 53. Added Doug, “He hits the driver as straight as anybody around so that makes it easy. It takes a lot of pressure off me.”

  The tournament, which dates back to 1911, pairs fathers with sons 18 years or older, in a selected drive, alternate shot format.

  The pair’s tournament-low round would not come without some tribulation as the team almost lost its lead on No. 9 (par 4, 364 yards), the duo’s last hole of the day.

  “Doug hit it out of bounds and we had to take my shot, which landed in a tough spot behind a pine tree,” Ron said.

  Ron’s drive would come to rest 124 yards from the pin on the left side of the fairway in a difficult position that left no clear line of sight to the green.

  With their hopes of making par now in Doug’s hands, he took a wedge and bent his shot around the tree setting up their approach to save par.

  “When you’re 4-under-par, you’ve got to find a way to make par,” Doug exclaimed. “I just swung the club and it worked. The more I think the worse I play.”

  The Cusick team’s one-stroke win brought an end to Neil and Michael McDermott’s chances of repeating as Father & Son (Older) champions.

  Neil and Michael, of Llanerch CC and Merion GC, respectively, would finish tied for second with a 3-under-par 69.

  “We have a good time together,” said Michael on playing with his father. “Our [playing] styles work well together.”

  For the McDermott family, it would have been its fourth Father & Son title in the last five years.

  Dave and Kevin O’Brien of Ceadarbrook CC were the other team to finish with a 69.

  Bob and Jeffrey Davidson of Philadelphia Publinks GA took low net in the championship competition with a 66.

  Former GAP President William Walsh and his son Chet of Philadelphia CC won the Super-Senior competition with a 72, playing from shorter tees at 6,037 yards.

  Arthur and Arthur Jr. Kania of Overbrook GC took home the Super-Senior net prize with a 68.

Results
Champion – Gross
1. Ron and Doug Cusick, Tavistock CC 68
2. Neil and Michael McDermott, Llanerch CC/Merion GC 69
2. Dave and Kevin O’Brien, Ceadarbrook CC 69
4. James and James Jr. Sullivan, Huntingdon Valley CC 72

Champion – Net
1. Bob and Jeffrey Davidson, Philadelphia Publinks GA 66
2. Yong and Robert Choe, Rolling Green GC 68
2. Pete and Philip Petroll, Penn Oaks GC 68
4. Joseph and Trevor Seufer, Stonewall 69

Super Senior – Gross
1. William and Chet Walsh, Philadelphia CC 72
2. Gerald and Michael Quinn, Tavistock CC 78
2. Tom and Thomas Jr. Conboy, Sandy Run CC 78

Super Senior – Net
1. Arthur and Arthur Jr. Kania of Overbrook GC 68
2. John and Mark Gola, Sandy Run CC/Blue Bell CC 69
3. Kevin and William DeHaven, Hopewell Valley CC 70
3. Ed and Vince Yost, Cedarbrook CC 70

Championship
Rank Name Club Gross Net
1 Cusick, Douglas / Cusick, Sr., Ronald Tavistock (1) 68 68
T2 McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Michael Llanerch/Merion GC 69 68
T2 O’Brien, Dave / O’Brien, Kevin Cedarbrook CC (2) 69 67
4 Sullivan, Jr., James / Sullivan, Sr., James Huntingdon Valley CC 72 70
T5 Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Jeffrey Phila. Publinks GA 73 66
T5 Detweiler, Marlin / Detweiler, Brandon Lancaster CC 73 73
T5 Howson, Jr., Jay / Howson, Gregory St. Davids GC 73 70
T5 Muller, Maximillian / Muller, James Manufacturers G&CC 73 72
9 McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Kevin Llanerch CC 74 71
T10 Seufer, Joseph / Seufer, Trevor Stonewall 75 69
T10 Beck, Donald / Beck, Ryan Old York Road CC 75 71
T10 Muller, Alexander / Muller, James Manufacturers G&CC (1) 75 73
T10 Daniels, Gary / Daniels, Jesse Aronimink GC (1) 75 70
T10 Deakins, Jay / Deakins, Scott St. Davids GC (2) 75 73
T15 Klagholz, Tim / Klagholz, Martin Rolling Green GC (1) 76 74
T15 Malone, David / Malone, Jr., David Sandy Run CC (3) 76 70
T15 Fonner, Eric / Fonner, Bill Huntingdon Valley CC (1) 76 72
T15 Choe, Yong / Choe, Robert Rolling Green GC 76 68
T19 Hoegel, Donald / Hoegel, David Little Mill CC 77 71
T19 MacDonald, David / MacDonald, John Unattached/Medford Lakes CC 77 77
T19 Stout, Royce / Stout, Chris Concord CC 77 71
T19 Yard, Chris / Yard, Scott Whitford CC 77 74
T19 Ferguson, Tommy / Ferguson, Ritson Merion GC (2) 77 75
T19 Petroll, Pete / Petroll, Philip Penn Oaks GC 77 68
T25 Levine, David / Levine, Louis Greenacres CC/Saucon Valley CC 78 74
T25 Newett, Louis / Newett, Chris Indian Valley CC (1) 78 72
T25 McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Bryan Wyncote GC/Merchantville CC 78 76
T28 Myers, Brian / Myers, Stephen Old York Road/Unattached (1) 79 79
T28 Crescenzo, Stephen / Crescenzo, Matthew Wyncote GC/Unattached 79 79
T30 O’Reilly, Sean / O’Reilly, Timothy Aronimink GC 80 70
T30 Bernstein, David / Bernstein, Jason White Manor CC (1) 80 73
T30 Wasilewski, Christopher / Wasilewski, Dennis Waynesborough CC (1) 80 71
T30 Forbes, Sr., Richard / Forbes, Rick North Hills CC/Commonwealth NGC 80 72
T30 Forcino, Ernest / Forcino, Geoff Waynesborough CC (2) 80 71
T35 Simonson, Christopher / Simonson, Jon Tavistock CC (2) 81 75
T35 Crowley, John / Crowley, Dave St. Davids GC (1) 81 74
T35 Carney, Scott / Carney, David Commonwealth National GC (1) 81 76
T35 Shevlin, Jonathan / Shevlin, Joseph North Hills CC (1) 81 77
T39 Young, Gerald / Young, John Sandy Run CC 82 73
T39 Pfeiffer, Francis / Pfeiffer, David Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC 82 74
T39 Bresnahan, Dave / Bresnahan, David Riverton CC (1) 82 76
T39 Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George Riverton CC (2) 82 75
T43 Harris, Bob / Harris, Mitch Blue Bell CC/Ravens Claw GC 83 79
T43 Bean Jr., Richard / Bean, Richard Tavistock CC 83 73
T43 Milner, Tim / Milner, Byron Overbrook GC 83 76
T43 Beringer, Christopher / Beringer, Ted Philadelphia CC/Unattached 83 75
T43 Quigley, Mark / Quigley, Bryan Lu Lu CC (2) 83 77
T43 Moses, Sr., Michael / Moses, Rob Concord CC (3) 83 75
T43 Croney, J. Kenneth / Croney, Jr., Kenneth Sunnybrook GC/Overbrook GC 83 78
T43 Chermol, Jr., D.D.S, Thomas / Chermol, Thomas Chester Valley GC/Springhaven Club 83 73
T43 Piersanti, Tom / Piersanti, Thomas Saucon Valley CC/Laurel Creek CC 83 76
T43 Waldron, R. Emmett / Waldron, Rob North Hills CC/Old York Road CC 83 73
T43 Shott, Edward / Shott, Joseph North Hills CC (2) 83 73
T54 Goldstein, Jason / Goldstein, Barry Commonwealth National GC 84 76
T54 Roberts, Ed / Roberts, Mike Old York Road CC/Unattached 84 84
T54 Mears, Jr., Don / Mears, III, Robert Concord CC (1) 84 73
T54 Lynch, Jim / Lynch, Mike Dupont CC/Berkleigh CC 84 76
T54 Hansen, III, E. / Hansen, Jr., E. Blue Bell CC 84 75
T54 Missett, Christopher / Missett, Paul Philadelphia CC 84 74
T60 Lagreca, Michael / LaGreca, Anthony Sandy Run (1) 85 75
T60 McIntyre, Keith / McIntyre, Ralph GC at Glen Mills/Tavistock CC 85 74
T60 Scott, Jr., Joseph / Scott, Jay Kennett Square G&CC/Unattached 85 78
T63 Klagholz, Marty / Klagholz, Martin Rolling Green GC (2) 86 79
T63 Schultz, Daniel / Schultz, Scott Llanerch CC (1) 86 74
T63 Zalis, Anthony / Zalis, Gary Little Mill CC (1) 86 78
T63 Costonis, Michael / Costonis, Anthony Blue Bell CC/Kingswood GC 86 80
T67 Dunphy, Dennis / Dunphy, Michael Waynesborough CC 87 80
T67 Caruso, Carmen / Caruso, Charles Ballamor GC/Bella Vista GC 87 75
T67 Van Horn, William / Van Horn, Alan Lu Lu CC 87 74
T67 Rush, J. Thomas / Rush, James Riverton CC 87 76
T71 Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Craig Phila. Publinks GA (1) 88 78
T71 Bielecki, Dave / Bielecki, David Old York Road CC/Spring Hollow GC 88 76
T71 Mears, Jr., Don / Mears, Brian Concord CC (2) 88 77
T71 Friel, Kevin / Friel, Richard Honeybrook GC 88 83
T71 Schafle, Mike / Schafle, Joseph Sandy Run CC (4) 88 88
T71 O’Brien, Anthony / O’Brien, James Cedarbrook CC 88 81
T71 Thomas, IV, Oren / Thomas, III, Oren Tavistock CC (6) 88 80
T78 Mandel, David / Mandel, Jason White Manor CC 89 75
T78 Held, James / Held, Sr., Robert Indian Valley CC/Blue Bell CC 89 79
T78 Markward, Charles / Markward, Del North Hills CC 89 74
T81 Coroniti, Rick / Coroniti, Sam Spring Ford CC/Downingtown GC 90 78
T81 Miller, Jr., Robert / Miller, Robert Unattached/Old York Road CC 90 90
T81 Antoni, Ronald / Antoni, Sr., Erwin Sandy Run CC (8) 90 76
T84 Haas, Robert / Haas, Christopher Whitemarsh Valley CC 91 81
T84 Pelesh, Neal / Pelesh, Jeffrey Edgmont CC 91 80
T84 Flynn, Larry / Flynn, Daniel Sandy Run CC (2) 91 76
T84 Rossmann, Gary / Rossmann, Gary Indian Valley CC 91 77
T84 Easton, Jr., John / Easton, III, John Manufacturers G&CC (2) 91 81
89 Webb, Chris / Webb, Fred Tavistock CC/Unattached 92 92
T90 Sullivan, Patrick / Sullivan, Mike Phila. Publinks GA (2) 94 84
T90 Willis, Gerald J. / Willis, Gerald Tavistock CC (4) 94 80
92 Greenough, Allen / Cook, Llewellyn Merion GC 96 86
93 Impriano, Bradley / Impriano, Jack Edgmont CC (1) 100 81
94 Moore, Jr., Thomas / Moore, Thomas Sandy Run CC (6) 103 87
95 Jimenez, Louis / Jimenez, Lou Unattached/Little Mill CC 108 108
T96 Owen, Richard / Owen, Chris Hartefeld National WD WD
T96 Conway, Alex / Conway, James Tavistock CC (3) WD WD
T96 Cooley, Seth / Cooley, Ian Lu Lu CC (1) WD WD
T96 Kenefic, Michael / Kenefic, Michael North Hills CC/Sandy Run CC DQ DQ
T96 Owens, John / Owens, Jr., John Tavistock CC (7) WD WD
T96 Davy, Robert / Davy, Sean Medford Village CC WD WD
T96 Cameron, Dan / Cameron, Alex Merchantville CC WD WD
Super-Senior
Rank Name Club Gross Net
1 Walsh, P. Chet / Walsh, William Philadelphia CC (1) 72 67
2 Kania, Jr., Arthur / Kania, Arthur Overbrook GC (1) 74 68
T3 Quinn, Gerald / Quinn, Michael Tavistock CC (5) 78 70
T3 Conboy, Jr., Tom / Conboy, Thomas Sandy Run CC (7) 78 72
5 Yost, Ed / Yost, Vince Cedarbrook CC (1) 79 70
6 Gola, John / Gola, Mark Sandy Run CC/Blue Bell CC 80 69
7 Deakins, Warren / Deakins, Jay Philadelphia CC/St. Davids GC 81 76
8 Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim Downingtown GC/Phoenixville CC 82 71
9 McClatchy, John / McClatchy, Tim Whitford CC (1) 84 74
T10 Becker, Jr., George / Becker, III, George Doylestown CC 86 79
T10 DeHaven, Kevin / DeHaven, William Hopewell Valley CC 86 70
12 Holsten, John / Holsten, John Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC 88 77
13 Mark, Alex / Mark, Peter RiverCrest GC & Preserve 89 78
14 Simms, James / Simms, John Sandy Run CC (5) 90 75
15 Westermann, Jr., Martin / Westermann, Sr., Martin McCall G&CC 91 75
16 Davidson, Jr., John / Davidson, John GC at Glen Mills/Phila. Publinks GA 92 79
17 Taylor, William / Taylor, Jr., William The Springhaven Club 99 75
18 Warren, Ken / Warren, Scott Merion GC (1) WD WD