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Spring Mill CC’s Maxwell prevails in Chapman Cup (Net)

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Jerry Maxwell of Spring Mill CC received quite the birthday gift Tuesday: the Chapman Memorial (Net) trophy.

  The Warminster, Pa. resident outlasted the 55-player field and logged a 44-point total under the Stableford format at Radley Run CC (par 72, 6,083 yards). Maxwell turned 55 Tuesday, making him freshly eligible to compete in the tournament.

  “My wife said you’re almost guaranteed to be the youngest guy in the field,” Maxwell said.

  Great camaraderie, nice course conditions and flatstick efficiency each contributed to Maxwell’s success.

  “It was a putting exhibition that I dreamed of,” he said.

  One of those spectacular putts came on No. 10 (par 4, 340 yards). Maxwell, a 19 handicap, drilled his 9-iron 120 yards to the back of the fringe and then converted a challenging birdie putt. He again fired a birdie from the fringe after sticking his 7-iron to 25-feet on No. 13 (par 3, 151 yards). Maxwell flubbed a 5-iron on No. 11 (par 3, 167 yards), but rebounded by rolling in an uphill 20-footer for par.

  Maxwell didn’t spend much time preparing for Tuesday’s tournament. He, along with tee-mate James Wiley of Lu Lu CC, hit about seven wedge shots before taking to the course.

  “We were both running a little late, but we got those swings in by gratis of the (tee) times being a little late,” Maxwell said.

  Nevertheless, Maxwell started his senior career in memorable fashion.

  “It was a wonderful birthday,” he said.

  Brendan Kearney of Sandy Run CC earned 43-points to finish second. Wiley attained third place overall with a 41-point total.

  The Chapman Memorial Net was changed to an individual Stableford format in 2008 after two years as an individual net stroke play event. Gary Daniels of Saucon Valley CC won the gross portion of Chapman Memorial Cup held at Philadelphia CC this past July.

  The Chapman Memorial Cup is named for Frank H. Chapman, who served as the Association’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.

First Flight
Vincent Kraft, Jr. of Lehigh CC, 39 points
Second Flight
James Cardano of Cedarbrook CC, 39 points
Third Flight
John O’Rourke, McCall G&CC, 38 points

First Flight (7-11 hdcp)
Name, Club Scores
James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club 41
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 39
Steve Rathman, Heidelberg Country Club 36
Joe Wolos, JC Melrose Country Club 36
John Ayres, Woodbury Country Club 36
Thomas Brennan, Sr., Blue Bell Country Club 36
Lloyd McGinley, Lu Lu Country Club 34
James Jennings, Wedgwood Country Club 33
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club 32
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club 31
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club 30
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 30
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club 30
Jerry Barr, Lehigh Country Club 29
Frederick Weiler, Sandy Run Country Club 29
Edward Yamasaki, Commonwealth National Golf Club 29
Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club 28
Stel Apsokardu, Galen Hall Golf Club 24
James Rocks, Wedgwood Country Club 21
Robert Agran, Wyncote Golf Club WD
Second Flight (12-16 hdcp) Scores
Brendan Kearney, Sandy Run Country Club 43
James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club 39
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club 35
Carmen Giannascoli, Lehigh Country Club 35
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 34
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club 34
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 34
Edward Godshall, Heidelberg Country Club 33
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club 32
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club 32
Dale Smith, Lehigh Country Club 30
Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club 30
Jim Clossick, Edgmont Country Club 30
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club 29
John DeCarlo, M.D., Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 28
Robert Heaton, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 28
Mark Sokoloff, Lu Lu Country Club 26
Joseph Gindhart, Greate Bay Country Club DQ
Third Flight (17-27 hdcp) Scores
Jerry Maxwell, Spring Mill Country Club 44
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 38
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club 37
Jay Scattergood, Heidelberg Country Club 36
E. Gerald Hurst, Jr., Lookaway Golf Club 35
Gus Pedicone, Sandy Run Country Club 35
Brian Mulvenna, Greate Bay Country Club 34
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 33
Ronald Rice, Lu Lu Country Club 31
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club 31
Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club 30
James Flick, The Springhaven Club 30
James Baumbach, Lu Lu Country Club 30
Francis Melvin, Lu Lu Country Club 28
James Katz, Five Ponds Golf Club 27
Harold Alwood, Jr., Old York Road Country Club 25
Glenn Camp, The Springhaven Club 23
WD – withdrawal; DQ – disqualification