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Running Deer GC’s Furman wins Chapman Memorial (Net)

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A fun day of golf among friends turned fortunate for Dave Furman Monday. The Running Deer GC member posted 40 points to take the Frank H. Chapman Memorial (Net) at Hershey’s Mill GC (par 71, 5,935 yards). Furman remained relaxed throughout the round and kept his game simple.

  “I just tried to hit fairways and was able to putt pretty well,” he said. “It’s a very nice golf course. Everything’s in front of you. It’s not tricked up.”

  The Turnersville, N.J. resident carded consecutive pars (gross) on Nos. 2 (par 5, 465 yards) and 3 (par 3, 168 yards) to acquire artillery early. He reached the No. 2 green in regulation with a 7-iron from 140 yards and two-putted from 20 feet. Furman, 62, attempted to overcome an interfering wind on No. 3 with a 3-iron, but his golf ball only carried to the front fringe. A two-putt from 45 feet provided Furman with eight points thru three holes. He added 12 more to make the turn with 20 in his coffers.

  Furman, who operates a landscaping business in South Jersey, continued to stay relaxed. Although he overcooked a pitching wedge off the No. 11 (par 3, 112 yards) tee, Furman managed to save par after rolling his first putt from the back fringe six feet by the jar. He fired a birdie (gross) on the downhill par 4, 357-yard 15th hole. Furman knocked a pitching wedge 115 yards to 20 feet and converted the left-to-right breaker.

  Furman and tee-mates Wayne Diluigi of Running Deer GC, Jay McMenamin of Running Deer GC and Harvey Miller of Little Mill CC often compete in Golf Association of Philadelphia events. They trade jokes, laughs, smiles and friendly wagers throughout their 18-hole ventures together. Monday was no exception.

  “We come out here to have fun and break each other’s stones a little bit,” Furman said. “I just happened to have a good day. And that’s part of golf.”

  The Chapman Memorial Net was changed to an individual Stableford format in 2008 after two years as an individual net stroke play event. Michael Quinn of Edgmont CC won the gross portion of the Chapman Memorial Cup held at Little Mill CC last month. The event honors Frank H. Chapman, who served as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’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. Dave Furman, Running Deer GC, 40
2. Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek GC, 39
3. Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National GC, 38

Handicaps 5-11
1. William McCabe, Jr., McCall G&CC, 36
2. Bob Abramski, Talamore CC, 35

Handicaps 12-16
1. Jay McMenamin, Running Deer GC, 37
2. Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn GC, 36

Handicaps 17-32
T-1. Donald Praiss, Tavistock CC, 36
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway GC, 36

Results
Name, club Points
Dave Furman, Running Deer Golf Club 40
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club 39
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 38
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club 37
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 36
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club 36
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club 36
Donald Praiss, Tavistock Country Club 36
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club 35
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 35
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 35
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club 34
Mike Noles, Penn Oaks Golf Club 34
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 33
Louis Paulin, Edgmont Country Club 33
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 33
Robert Freudenheim, Golf Course at Glen Mills 33
Harvey Miller, Little Mill Country Club 33
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 33
Frank Petrecco, Yardley Country Club 32
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club 32
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 32
Rick Coroniti, Spring Ford Country Club 32
Steve Gelardi, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 31
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club 31
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 31
Jack Quinn, Aronimink Golf Club 31
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 31
Fred Banta, Running Deer Golf Club 30
Herb Benjamin, Doylestown Country Club 30
Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 30
Bernie Pekala, Tavistock Country Club 30
Edward Moynahan, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 30
Bob Watkins, Sandy Run Country Club 29
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 29
Tom Riley, North Hills Country Club 29
Ken Shirey, Limekiln Golf Club 29
Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club 29
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall 28
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA 28
Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club 28
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 28
Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club 28
John Long, Edgmont Country Club 28
Thomas Bellwoar, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 28
Robin Reilly, Limekiln Golf Club 27
Andre Van As, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 27
Robert Wlotko, Llanerch Country Club 26
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 26
Steven Grabowski, Lookaway Golf Club 26
Sam Rankin, Applebrook Golf Club 26
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club 26
Jim Clossick, Edgmont Country Club 25
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 25
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 25
Joseph Funk, The Bucks Club 24
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 24
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club 23
Leo Daley, Lehigh Country Club 23
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 23
William Penney, Spring Ford Country Club 23
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club 22
Stephen Moynahan, Overbrook Golf Club 22
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club 22
Barrie Cole, McCall Golf & Country Club 22
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club WD
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club WD

WD – withdrawal

Handicaps 5-11
Name, club Points
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club 39
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 38
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 36
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club 35
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club 34
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 33
Louis Paulin, Edgmont Country Club 33
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 33
Frank Petrecco, Yardley Country Club 32
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club 32
Steve Gelardi, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 31
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club 31
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 31
Fred Banta, Running Deer Golf Club 30
Herb Benjamin, Doylestown Country Club 30
Donald Galbraith, Stonewall 28
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA 28
Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club 28
Robert Wlotko, Llanerch Country Club 26
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 26
Steven Grabowski, Lookaway Golf Club 26
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club 23
Leo Daley, Lehigh Country Club 23
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club WD
Handicaps 12-16
Name, club Points
Dave Furman, Running Deer Golf Club 40
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club 37
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club 36
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 35
Mike Noles, Penn Oaks Golf Club 34
Robert Freudenheim, Golf Course at Glen Mills 33
Harvey Miller, Little Mill Country Club 33
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 32
Jack Quinn, Aronimink Golf Club 31
Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 30
Bob Watkins, Sandy Run Country Club 29
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 29
Tom Riley, North Hills Country Club 29
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 28
Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club 28
Robin Reilly, Limekiln Golf Club 27
Andre Van As, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 27
Sam Rankin, Applebrook Golf Club 26
Jim Clossick, Edgmont Country Club 25
Joseph Funk, The Bucks Club 24
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 23
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club 22
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club WD
Handicaps 17-32
Name, club Points
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club 36
Donald Praiss, Tavistock Country Club 36
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 35
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club 33
Rick Coroniti, Spring Ford Country Club 32
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 31
Bernie Pekala, Tavistock Country Club 30
Edward Moynahan, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 30
Ken Shirey, Limekiln Golf Club 29
Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club 29
John Long, Edgmont Country Club 28
Thomas Bellwoar, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 28
Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club 26
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 25
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 25
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 24
William Penney, Spring Ford Country Club 23
Stephen Moynahan, Overbrook Golf Club 22
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club 22
Barrie Cole, McCall Golf & Country Club 22