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Warner Cup (Net): McCall’s McCabe marvels field at Radley Run

 WEST CHESTER, Pa.- Sixty-two is a magic number for Bill McCabe, Jr. of McCall Golf & Country Club. The last time McCabe fired a net 62, he took home the 2006 Fall Net Championship at Bucks County Country Club. He attained that magic number once again on Tuesday to take home the Warner Cup (Net) title at Radley Run Country Club (par 72, 6,115 yards).| Scorecards | History |

  McCabe, playing as a 14 handicap, carded two gross birdies, 11 pars, four bogeys and one double on his way to a natural 76, which ended as the low score in the field.

  “My game’s really starting to come around. Yesterday, I played well at our place and it gave me real confidence to play well today,” said the Springfield, Pa. resident.

  The 68-year-old’s round was kick started at No. 5 (par 4, 385 yards). Utilizing his 5-iron hybrid, he stuck his approach shot to 18 feet and sunk the natural-birdie putt. The second red number on McCabe’s scorecard came at No. 13 (par 3, 149 yards). He placed a 6-iron to 10 feet. After all four members of his playing group reached the green safely off the tee, McCabe received a helpful read from fellow competitor Scott Ryan’s putt, and eventually jarred his birdie attempt.

  “The greens were perfect and the speed was very respectful. I tried to use caution because everybody was going four or five feet by,” said McCabe. “They were really rolling out today. Everything about the course was in excellent condition.”

  Despite a nearly flawless round, McCabe did run into some trouble when a few hiccups arrived around the putting green on the Back 9.

  “I had one hole on the back where I got real nervous, and I chipped two balls sideways,” said McCabe. “Later on in the round, if I was in the fairway near the green, I was putting in from there. I learned that one down in Florida.”

  McCabe finished 8 shots ahead of runner-up Scott Dichter of Meadia Heights Golf Club. In addition to his Warner Cup (Net) and 2006 Fall Net Championship wins, McCabe was also victorious at the 2006 Spring Net Championship at The Club at Morgan Hill.

  “I’ve been fortunate to get wins in both the Spring and Fall Net. I’m super happy to get by with that,” McCabe said. “But the Warner Cup (Net) is just excellent. It felt great to play well.“

  Francis B. Warner of Philadelphia Cricket Club served as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s secretary-treasurer for 18 years. After his death in 1933, the Association started the Francis B. Warner Cup as an ongoing tribute in his memory.

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Name, club Net
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 62
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 70
Michael Haney, PineCrest Country Club 71
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club 71
Scott Ryan, Stonewall 71
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills 72
Bernard Kelly, Little Mill Country Club 73
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club 73
Charles Kane, Rolling Green Golf Club 74
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club 74
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 74
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 74
Tom Paul, Running Deer Golf Club 75
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club 75
Joseph Dayton, Golf Course at Glen Mills 76
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA 76
Terrence Kyle, Concord Country Club 76
Victor Donnay, Edgmont Country Club 76
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 76
Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club 77
James Wiley, Old York Road Country Club 77
Joe DiPanni, The Springhaven Club 77
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 77
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 77
Rich Hartmann, The Springhaven Club 78
Macy Summers, St. Davids Golf Club 78
David Spirt, Talamore Country Club 78
Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club 78
Jeff Brodsky, Philadelphia Publinks GA 78
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club 78
John Dandrea, Little Mill Country Club 79
John Hayes, Lehigh Country Club 79
Matthew Manfred, Commonwealth National Golf Club 79
Lew Sypher, Sakima Country Club 79
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 79
William Brady, The Springhaven Club 79
Basil Gilfillian, Little Mill Country Club 80
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club 80
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club 80
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 80
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club 80
Jack Del Pizzo, Llanerch Country Club 80
Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club 81
Richard Keesling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 81
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club 81
Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 81
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club 81
Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club 82
Gary Ames, Bala Golf Club 82
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 82
Kenneth Prince, DuPont Country Club 82
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 82
Steve Backstrom, Little Mill Country Club 82
Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club 83
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club 83
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club 83
Bill Blackburn, Concord Country Club 84
Jim Barnett, Honeybrook Golf Club 84
James Reger, The Springhaven Club 84
Dennis McCarty, Little Mill Country Club 85
Jim Chojnacki, Little Mill Country Club 85
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA 85
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club 85
Dave End, Old York Road Country Club 87
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club 87
Kurt Hettel, Burlington Country Club 88
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 88
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 88
Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 88
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 88
James Zinkand, Hartefeld National 89
Ronald Zweibaum, Little Mill Country Club 89
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA 90
Brian Cassano, Little Mill Country Club 92
Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club 92
Joseph Funk, The Bucks Club DQ
Edmund Garno, Jr., Merion Golf Club WD
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club WD
Handicap 7-12
Name, club Net
Michael Haney, PineCrest Country Club 71
Bernard Kelly, Little Mill Country Club 73
Charles Kane, Rolling Green Golf Club 74
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club 74
Tom Paul, Running Deer Golf Club 75
Joseph Dayton, Golf Course at Glen Mills 76
William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA 76
Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club 77
Rich Hartmann, The Springhaven Club 78
John Dandrea, Little Mill Country Club 79
John Hayes, Lehigh Country Club 79
Matthew Manfred, Commonwealth National Golf Club 79
Basil Gilfillian, Little Mill Country Club 80
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club 80
Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club 81
Richard Keesling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 81
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club 81
Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club 82
Gary Ames, Bala Golf Club 82
James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club 82
Kenneth Prince, DuPont Country Club 82
Bill Blackburn, Concord Country Club 84
Jim Barnett, Honeybrook Golf Club 84
Dennis McCarty, Little Mill Country Club 85
Kurt Hettel, Burlington Country Club 88
James Zinkand, Hartefeld National 89
Ronald Zweibaum, Little Mill Country Club 89
Handicap 13-16
Name, club Net
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club 62
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club 71
Scott Ryan, Stonewall 71
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills 72
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club 73
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club 74
James Wiley, Old York Road Country Club 77
Joe DiPanni, The Springhaven Club 77
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA 77
Macy Summers, St. Davids Golf Club 78
Lew Sypher, Sakima Country Club 79
Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club 80
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club 80
Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club 80
Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 81
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 82
Steve Backstrom, Little Mill Country Club 82
Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club 83
James Reger, The Springhaven Club 84
Jim Chojnacki, Little Mill Country Club 85
Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA 85
Dave End, Old York Road Country Club 87
Wayne Yetter, Lookaway Golf Club 87
Tom Bender, Waynesborough Country Club 88
Edmund Garno, Jr., Merion Golf Club WD
Joseph Funk, The Bucks Club DQ
Handicap 17-28
Name, club Net
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club 70
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 74
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club 75
Terrence Kyle, Concord Country Club 76
Victor Donnay, Edgmont Country Club 76
W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 76
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club 77
David Spirt, Talamore Country Club 78
Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club 78
Jeff Brodsky, Philadelphia Publinks GA 78
Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club 78
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club 79
William Brady, The Springhaven Club 79
Jack Del Pizzo, Llanerch Country Club 80
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club 81
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club 83
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club 83
Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club 85
Richard Amoroso, Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 88
Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club 88
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club 88
Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA 90
Brian Cassano, Little Mill Country Club 92
Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club 92
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club WD