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Wildwood G&CC’s Foster triumphs in Spring Net Championship

CAPE MAY CT. HOUSE, N.J. – Bruce Foster of Wildwood G&CC triumphed on his home course Thursday.

  He carded a net 6-under-par 66 to take the Spring Net Championship. The Mays Landing, N.J. resident overcame the 51-player field at Wildwood G&CC (par 72, 6,200 yards) to earn his first GAP title.

  “It feels wonderful,” he said. “I haven’t played much this year because of family health issues. This was only my seventh round out here.”

  A consistent short game carried Foster’s play.

  “I didn’t hit a green in regulation, but I had eight one-putts,” he said. “Chipping and putting were key for me.”

  Foster, 67, opened his round with back-to-back bogeys, but leveled his play by executing four consecutive pars. He ran into trouble on the par 4, 350-yard No. 7. His approach 5-wood caught the greenside bunker, and Foster failed to get up-and-down for par. On No. 8 (par 4, 378 yards), his 5-wood provided an unfortunate encore as it left Foster in the left-side trees. Standing on a tree’s roots, he attempted to punch out with a pitching wedge, but it drifted 40 yards. The 19-handicapper proceeded to card a double bogey.

  Foster fired a net birdie on No. 10 (par 3, 180 yards). His 3-wood settled 25-feet above the flagstick, and he then two-putted for a net red figure. Foster ended his round with a net birdie on No. 18 (par 4, 365 yards). He laced a 3-wood 185 yards and two-putted from the collar of the green.

  The Spring Net Championship, formerly known as the First Handicap Tournament, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946.

Overall Results
NameClubNet
Bruce FosterWildwood Golf & Country Club66
Kenneth BattistaWildwood Golf & Country Club68
Mark HodgsonMedford Village Country Club68
Nick PompoEdgmont Country Club68
Greg SmithLoch Nairn Golf Club69
Joe RoeReading Country Club69
John FeketicsWildwood Golf & Country Club71
Bob RinierWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Mike EmoryWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Frank CateriniWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Buck PurdyWildwood Golf & Country Club73
Frank SetzmanEdgmont Country Club74
Nate TolvaisaPhiladelphia Publinks GA74
Dave DillonHuntsville Golf Club75
Steven OwensRaven’s Claw Golf Club75
Robert WinwardWildwood Golf & Country Club75
Tim UngradyEdgmont Country Club76
Chris O’NeillWildwood Golf & Country Club76
Robert AgranReading Country Club76
Brian SokolowskiMercer Oaks Golf Course77
Jeff RomanoSand Barrens Golf Club77
John PrestwoodSt. Davids Golf Club77
Kevin McGillowayIndian Valley Country Club77
Ronald Rice, Sr.Lu Lu Country Club77
John Poole, IIIMakefield Highlands Golf Club78
Michael DonohueDeerwood Country Club78
George HilleyMcCall Golf & Country Club78
Tom MingerRaven’s Claw Golf Club78
Gary McNuttLoch Nairn Golf Club79
B.J. RyderIndian Valley Country Club80
Ed HargadonSandy Run Country Club80
Leon BellapignaWildwood Golf & Country Club80
John ShimonyTorresdale-Frankford Country Club81
Brian PalmPineCrest Country Club82
Jeffrey PeleshEdgmont Country Club82
Kerk FarrellRolling Green Golf Club82
Frank PetreccoYardley Country Club83
Albert Little, Jr.Sandy Run Country Club83
David MaslankaSeaview Resort & Spa84
Keith McQueenMakefield Highlands Golf Club84
Brian MulvennaGreate Bay Country Club84
Joseph TemplinReading Country Club85
James CardanoCedarbrook Country Club85
Richard SlawterSt. Davids Golf Club85
Lloyd McGinleyLu Lu Country Club86
Jay KocherLoch Nairn Golf Club87
Stephen SaderCommonwealth National Golf Club88
Kyran ConnellyMakefield Highlands Golf Club90
George ConnellWildwood Golf & Country ClubWD
Donald GalbraithStonewallWD
Matt LeusnerStone Harbor Golf ClubNS
WD – withdrawal; NS – no show
First Flight (4-10 Handicap)
Kenneth BattistaWildwood Golf & Country Club68
Bob RinierWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Buck PurdyWildwood Golf & Country Club73
Dave DillonHuntsville Golf Club75
Tim UngradyEdgmont Country Club76
Brian SokolowskiMercer Oaks Golf Course77
Jeff RomanoSand Barrens Golf Club77
John Poole, IIIMakefield Highlands Golf Club78
Gary McNuttLoch Nairn Golf Club79
Brian PalmPineCrest Country Club82
Frank PetreccoYardley Country Club83
David MaslankaSeaview Resort & Spa84
Joseph TemplinReading Country Club85
Jay KocherLoch Nairn Golf Club87
Stephen SaderCommonwealth National Golf Club88
Donald GalbraithStonewallWD
Second Flight (11-15 Handicap)
Mark HodgsonMedford Village Country Club68
Greg SmithLoch Nairn Golf Club69
John FeketicsWildwood Golf & Country Club71
Mike EmoryWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Steven OwensRaven’s Claw Golf Club75
Chris O’NeillWildwood Golf & Country Club76
Robert AgranReading Country Club76
John PrestwoodSt. Davids Golf Club77
Kevin McGillowayIndian Valley Country Club77
Michael DonohueDeerwood Country Club78
B.J. RyderIndian Valley Country Club80
John ShimonyTorresdale-Frankford Country Club81
Jeffrey PeleshEdgmont Country Club82
Keith McQueenMakefield Highlands Golf Club84
James CardanoCedarbrook Country Club85
Richard SlawterSt. Davids Golf Club85
Lloyd McGinleyLu Lu Country Club86
Kyran ConnellyMakefield Highlands Golf Club90
Matt LeusnerStone Harbor Golf ClubNS
Third Flight (16 & Over)
Bruce FosterWildwood Golf & Country Club66
Nick PompoEdgmont Country Club68
Joe RoeReading Country Club69
Frank CateriniWildwood Golf & Country Club72
Frank SetzmanEdgmont Country Club74
Nate TolvaisaPhiladelphia Publinks GA74
Robert WinwardWildwood Golf & Country Club75
Ronald Rice, Sr.Lu Lu Country Club77
George HilleyMcCall Golf & Country Club78
Tom MingerRaven’s Claw Golf Club78
Ed HargadonSandy Run Country Club80
Leon BellapignaWildwood Golf & Country Club80
Kerk FarrellRolling Green Golf Club82
Albert Little, Jr.Sandy Run Country Club83
Brian MulvennaGreate Bay Country Club84
George ConnellWildwood Golf & Country ClubWD