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Tee it Forward – Fall Net: Radley Run

Kellock, Smith earn overall hardware in Fall Net at Radley Run

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Greg Smith has made a proven name for himself on the GAP Net circuit. As the seven-straight Amateur Net Player of the Year, he’s carved out a spot at the top.

Monday at Radley Run Country Club, Smith, of the home club, added to the trophy case. He fired a gross score of 5-over 77 to earn overall honors in the Tee it Forward – Fall Net Championship at ravishing Radley Run Country Club.

Playing from the front Men’s Red tees (par 72, 5,645 yards), Smith collected 43 Stableford Net points to top a loaded leaderboard of 46 title hopefuls.

Five net birdies total helped skyrocket Smith to the top when all was said and done. Three eagles — including one hole out — didn’t hurt, either.

Smith, a Radley Run veteran, had never holed out for eagle before on home turf. That changed today on No. 17 (par 4, 307 yards) when a 9-iron was lifted into the sky, rolled up and dunked.

“We didn’t know it until we got up there. I actually thought it rolled up and behind the hole,” said Smith, 55, of Kennett Square, Pa. “When we got up there, the guys said it went in. That was the first time I’ve had an eagle on a par 4 here, so it was really cool.”

Smith had circled today’s date on his calendar at the beginning of 2019. Whenever GAP comes through Radley Run with an event, Smith said he would be there.

“I haven’t played in the Fall or Spring Net Championships in the past, but once I saw it was here, I had to play,” said Smith. “It was a great event.”

With the Association growing its territory, and in result absorbing more playing talent around the region, Smith says his win is even more special.

“There are even more players, which means more competition. You’ve got guys coming in from all corners of the region now,” said the champion. “You’ve got guys posting high [Stableford] scores from everywhere. I thought 36 was solid, and the rest was cake, but I’m glad it worked out for me today.”

It’s anyone’s ball game in the Fall Net Championship, as proven by Smith’s sparkling victory round on home turf.

Women’s Division

In the biggest Women’s Division in the Fall Net’s history, 14 players battled it out for the top spot. When all was said and done, it was Flourtown Country Club’s Alison Kellock taking the crown.

Kellock, who earlier this season took home the Sprint Net Championship trophy, posted 41 Stableford points for the victory. Two gross birdies propelled her to the top position.

Kellock’s Spring Net and Fall Net wins are quite different. In the Spring Net at Heidelberg Country Club, Kellock didn’t face a single other competitor — she won the trophy by default. At Radley, Kellock faced a full field featuring lots of competition.

“This was obviously a little more exciting. There was a lot of nice competition today,” said Kellock, 53, of Oreland, Pa. “I was so excited to see the [tee sheet] before I got here. It’s so great to see so many women interested and playing in GAP events. They are so well run, and I hope it continues to grow.”

The Tee It Forward — Fall Net Championship, formerly known as the Second Handicap, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946. The Golf Association of Philadelphia adopted the Tee It Forward parameters and changed the scoring format to net Stableford in 2012.

Men’s Overall
Name, clubStableford
Greg Smith, Radley Run Country Club43
Jian Zhang, Loch Nairn Golf Club42
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club41
Michael Mannon, Phoenixville Country Club41
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA40
Gerry McCloy, Flourtown Country Club40
William Choy, Flourtown Country Club39
Dan Kessler, Inniscrone Golf Club38
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club38
Tom Rowinski, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park38
James Barton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club37
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA37
Ed Huston, Applecross Country Club36
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf Club36
Alex Wisniewski, White Clay Creek Country Club36
John Fitzpatrick, Five Ponds Golf Club35
John Paris, Philadelphia Publinks GA35
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club34
Michael Lazor, Five Ponds Golf Club34
Steve Poorman, Inniscrone Golf Club34
Timothy Joyce, Philadelphia Publinks GA33
Michael Benninghoff, Coatesville Country Club32
Mick Dunphy, Flourtown Country Club32
Tom Watterson, Loch Nairn Golf Club32
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club31
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA30
Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf Club30
Timothy Horan, Radley Run Country Club29
Matthew Miller, Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club29
Andrew Repetto, Cobbs Creek Golf Club29
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club29
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club29
Francis Adams, McCall Golf Club28
Ned Moore, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club28
Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club28
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club28
Richard Bourassa, McCall Golf Club27
John Kivitz, McCall Golf Club27
John Puskar, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club27
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club26
Christopher Benner, Buck Hill Golf Club25
Mike Monterosso, Flourtown Country Club24
John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club24
Jason Lutz, Gilbertsville Golf ClubDQ
Stephen Zirnheld, Valley Country ClubWD
Women’s Overall
Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club41
Jan Stouffer, Saucon Valley Country Club40
Sam Morrow, Saucon Valley Country Club38
Marybeth Baldwin, Philadelphia Country Club37
Tish Lawson, Talamore Country Club36
Tracey MacGown, Saucon Valley Country Club33
Muffy McCabe, Philadelphia Country Club33
Mary Conway, French Creek Golf Club32
Josie Anthony, White Manor Country Club30
Jane Ludlow, Talamore Country Club29
Barbora Maralikova, Honeybrook Golf Club29
Mary McNamara, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club29
Sarah Reese, French Creek Golf Club28
Eleanor Harbaugh, Saucon Valley Country Club22
Men’s Flight 1
Gerry McCloy, Flourtown Country Club40
William Choy, Flourtown Country Club39
Dan Kessler, Inniscrone Golf Club38
Tom Rowinski, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park38
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club31
Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf Club30
Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club28
Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club28
John Kivitz, McCall Golf Club27
John Puskar, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club27
Christopher Benner, Buck Hill Golf Club25
John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club24
Men’s Flight 2
Greg Smith, Radley Run Country Club43
Jian Zhang, Loch Nairn Golf Club42
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club41
Michael Mannon, Phoenixville Country Club41
Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club38
James Barton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club37
Alex Wisniewski, White Clay Creek Country Club36
John Fitzpatrick, Five Ponds Golf Club35
Michael Lazor, Five Ponds Golf Club34
Steve Poorman, Inniscrone Golf Club34
Matthew Miller, Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club29
Mike Monterosso, Flourtown Country Club24
Men’s Flight 3
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA40
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf Club36
John Paris, Philadelphia Publinks GA35
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club34
Mick Dunphy, Flourtown Country Club32
John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA30
Andrew Repetto, Cobbs Creek Golf Club29
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club29
Francis Adams, McCall Golf Club28
Ned Moore, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club28
Richard Bourassa, McCall Golf Club27
Men’s Flight 4
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA37
Ed Huston, Applecross Country Club36
Timothy Joyce, Philadelphia Publinks GA33
Michael Benninghoff, Coatesville Country Club32
Tom Watterson, Loch Nairn Golf Club32
Timothy Horan, Radley Run Country Club29
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club29
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club26
Jason Lutz, Gilbertsville Golf ClubDQ
Stephen Zirnheld, Valley Country ClubWD
Women’s Flight 1
Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club41
Tish Lawson, Talamore Country Club36
Tracey MacGown, Saucon Valley Country Club33
Muffy McCabe, Philadelphia Country Club33
Josie Anthony, White Manor Country Club30
Barbora Maralikova, Honeybrook Golf Club29
Eleanor Harbaugh, Saucon Valley Country Club22
Women’s Flight 2
Jan Stouffer, Saucon Valley Country Club40
Sam Morrow, Saucon Valley Country Club38
Marybeth Baldwin, Philadelphia Country Club37
Mary Conway, French Creek Golf Club32
Jane Ludlow, Talamore Country Club29
Mary McNamara, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club29
Sarah Reese, French Creek Golf Club28
WD – withdrawal; DQ – disqualification