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Spring Ford CC’s Shemanski snags Spring Net Championship

POTTSTOWN, Pa. – Chet Shemanski of Spring Ford CC carded a 9-under-par 62 (net) to win the Spring Net Championship at Raven’s Claw GC (par 71, 6,069 yards) Monday.

   “It was a great round. It was the lowest score I ever shot,” he said. “It felt good. I was just hitting fairways and greens, and the putts were going in. My iron game was on today. It was just one of those things.”

   Shemanski, a 12-handicap, fired a 20-feet birdie on No. 5 (par 4, 403 yards) along with nine net birdies. However, the Collegeville, Pa. resident felt that he left a lot out on the greens.

   “I lipped out a lot. I had a lot (of birdies) that could’ve gone in very easily,” he said.

   Shemanski, 46, competed in his first Spring Net Championship after returning from a trip to Hilton Head, S.C.

   “It was a nice little tune-up for today,” he said. “I shot my handicap. I’ve been playing a lot lately, and I’ve been playing well.”

   Some players within the 79-player field dealt with problems in the hazard throughout the day. Shemanski didn’t seem to mind the tough conditions.

   “Honestly, I didn’t think this course was that difficult for me,” he said. “I kept the ball in play. I didn’t really try to do too much.

   “I’m pretty happy with the way I played.”

   Greg McLaughlin of Spring Ford CC, Jason Lerner of Meadowlands CC and Jules Quinones of Blue Bell CC each finished tied for second overall with a net 5-under-par 66.

   The Spring Net Championship, formerly known as First Handicap Championship, began in 1946. This year, participants were invited to bring a friend who was a non-GAP member,

Flight winners
Handicaps 2-9
1. Jules Quinones, Blue Bell CC, 66
2. Todd Gunerman, Yardley CC, 67
Low Senior
1. Bruce Jackson, Spring Ford CC, 68
1. Dennis Perna, Spring Ford CC, 68
1. Donald Galbraith, Stonewall, 68

Handicaps 10-12
1. Greg McLaughlin, Spring Ford CC, 66
2. Tim Ungrady, Edgmont CC, 68
Low Senior
1. Terry Law, Yardley CC, 68

Handicaps 13-15
1. Jason Lerner, Meadowlands CC, 66
1. Robert Felter, Lancaster CC, 66
Low Senior
1. Edmund Moore, Manufacturers G&CC, 69

Handicaps 16-29
1. John Daub, DuPont CC, 67
1. Norman Wilde, Jr., Pine Valley GC, 67
Low Senior
1. Francis Melvin, Lu Lu CC, 73
1. Glenn Camp, The Springhaven Club, 73

2-9 Handicaps
Name Club Net
Jules Quinones Blue Bell Country Club 66
Todd Gunerman Yardley Country Club 67
Bruce Jackson Spring Ford Country Club 68
Dennis Perna Spring Ford Country Club 68
Donald Galbraith Stonewall 68
Kevin Economos Newark Country Club 68
Dave McFetridge Raven’s Claw Golf Club 69
Fred Banta Running Deer Golf Club 69
Harry Morton Spring Ford Country Club 69
Joe Wolos JC Melrose Country Club 69
Brian Winters Raven’s Claw Golf Club 70
Joseph McLane JC Melrose Country Club 70
Frank Kunze Spring Ford Country Club 74
James Barron Hartefeld National 74
Jeff Romano Sand Barrens Golf Club 74
Art Brosius DuPont Country Club 75
Bill Smith Sandy Run Country Club 75
Jay Kocher Wilmington Country Club 75
Daniel Drazen Little Mill Country Club 77
Matthew Hilbush Commonwealth National Golf Club 77
Dan Kilpatrick Running Deer Golf Club 80
Walt Neumann McCall Golf & Country Club 80
Fred Hartwell, Jr. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 81
Ryan Carroll Chester Valley Golf Club 83
10-12 Handicaps
Chet Shemanski Spring Ford Country Club 62
Greg McLaughlin Spring Ford Country Club 66
Terry Law Yardley Country Club 68
Tim Ungrady Edgmont Country Club 68
Damian Anzaldo Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 69
Lawrence Dolan Sandy Run Country Club 69
Robert Berenholz White Manor Country Club 69
Jack Endicott Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 71
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 72
George Stanley RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 72
Kenneth Prince DuPont Country Club 72
Robert Agran Wyncote Golf Club 72
Bob Abramski Talamore Country Club 73
Matthew Lynch Five Ponds Golf Club 74
Richard Savarese Llanerch Country Club 77
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club 78
Milton Howe Honeybrook Golf Club 82
Christopher Kopko Philadelphia Country Club 83
13-15 Handicaps
Jason Lerner Meadowlands Country Club 66
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 66
Jeffrey Pelesh Edgmont Country Club 68
Edmund Moore Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 69
John DeCarlo, M.D. Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 70
Rick Ames Philadelphia Publinks GA 70
Ronald Hooven Talamore Country Club 70
Keith McQueen Spring Mill Country Club 71
Joe Conroy Llanerch Country Club 72
Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 73
Donald Kern Makefield Highlands Golf Club 76
Tom Minger Raven’s Claw Golf Club 76
Mike Kyle Bala Golf Club 77
Bryce Johnson Golf Course at Glen Mills 78
Mark Sokoloff Lu Lu Country Club 78
Tom Barnes Talamore Country Club 82
David Steele Lancaster Country Club 84
16-29 Handicaps
John Daub DuPont Country Club 67
Norman Wilde, Jr. Pine Valley Golf Club 67
James Margerison Overbrook Golf Club 69
Francis Melvin Lu Lu Country Club 73
Glenn Camp The Springhaven Club 73
Bradley Waller Philadelphia Publinks GA 74
Brian Mulvenna Greate Bay Country Club 74
Thomas Lee Sandy Run Country Club 74
Aaron Rosenzweig Five Ponds Golf Club 75
Gus Pedicone Sandy Run Country Club 76
Murray Felzer White Manor Country Club 76
E. Gerald Hurst, Jr. Lookaway Golf Club 77
James Katz Five Ponds Golf Club 77
Joe Roe Coatesville Country Club 77
George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club 78
Preston Seidel DuPont Country Club 78
James Baumbach Lu Lu Country Club 79
Ed Hargadon Sandy Run Country Club 84
Albert Little, Jr. Sandy Run Country Club 85
Charles Quinn Merion Golf Club 85