May 15, 2006

Osberg, Mullen head U.S. Open Local Qualifier at The Golf Course at Glen Mills

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U.S Open Qualifier

  GLEN MILLS, Pa.–Jeff Osberg, 21, and William Mullen, 23, carded 1-under-par 70s at The Golf Course at Glen Mills (par 71, 6,602 yards) on Monday, earning co-medallist honors in a local qualifier for the U.S. Open Championship. Osberg, Mullen and three others advanced to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifiers set for June 5-6 at multiple nationwide sites.

  The others advancing to sectionals were amateur Clint Deibert, the 2005 GAP Amateur Champion; Nathanial Sell, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa., an assistant professional at Philadelphia Cricket Club; and touring professional Jonathan Rusk from Washington Crossing, Pa.

  This Local Qualifier (field of 87 players, 46 pros, 41 amateurs) is one of 111, 18-hole local qualifiers for the U.S. Open Championship that will be played June 15-18 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

  Osberg, an amateur and recent graduate of Guilford College in North Carolina, stressed the importance of accuracy during his sub-par round that saw him hit 15 greens in regulation.

  “Consistency,” exclaimed Osberg of Chester Springs, Pa. ” I didn’t really hit it to where I could get in any trouble. That’s the key.”

  Mullen, a communications graduate out of Temple University, followed suit, missing only one fairway and hitting 16 greens in regulation.

  An assistant professional out of Plymouth Country Club, Mullen stressed the importance of hitting it down the middle.

  “If you miss the greens here, it’s really tough to get up and down,” said Mullen, who registered four birdies and three bogeys.

  Mullen, who is advancing to a U.S. Open Sectional for the first time, birdied No. 14 (par 3, 154 yards) when he hit an 8-iron to within 15 feet behind the pin and drained the downhill putt.

  Osberg, who also advances for the first time to a Sectional, made back-to-back birdies on No.16 (par 3, 156 yards) and No. 17 (par 5, 483 yards). On No 16, he hit a 7-iron to three feet left of the cup.

  “That helped me finish off strong,” Osberg said.

  Tied for second, Sell also had a strong finish as he birdied four of the last five holes.

  “On No. 18 (par 4, 464 yards), I hit a 4-iron from about 200 yards out to about eight feet from the pin,” Sell said. “It was a good way to end my round.”

  Osberg heads to Canoe Brook CC in Summit, N.J. and Mullen will travel to the Rockville, Md., site for the Sectional Qualifier.

  Deibert, Rusk and Sell are all headed to Summit, N.J.

Rank Player Am/Pro City Total
T1 Jeffrey Osberg Am Chester Springs, PA 70
T1 William Mullen Pro Norristown, PA 70
T3 Clint Deibert Am Doylestown, PA 71
T3 Jonathan Rusk Pro Washington Crossing, PA 71
T3 Nathanial Sell Pro Philadelphia, PA 71
Alternates (in order)
T6 Christopher Gray* Pro Newark, DE 72
T6 *Conrad Von Borsig Am *Swarthmore, PA 72
Failed to qualify
8 Dave McNabb Pro Newark, DE 73
T9 James Sullivan Am Erdenheim, PA 74
T9 Paul Gagliardi Pro Lower Gwynedd, PA 74
T9 Scott Ehrlich Pro Blue Bell, PA 74
T12 Adam Cohan Am Wayne, PA 75
T12 Alex Knoll Am Bethlehem, PA 75
T12 Christian Bartolacci Pro Langhorne, PA 75
T15 Christopher Ault Am Levittown, PA 76
T15 Mark Szewczyk Pro Ambler, PA 76
T15 Travis Deibert Pro Emmaus, PA 76
T18 Bob Kave Pro Manasquan, NJ 77
T18 Thomas Gramigna Am Haddonfield, NJ 77
T20 Anthony Napoletano Pro Springfield, PA 78
T20 Christopher Reedman Am Yardley, PA 78
T20 Eric Murphy Pro Gwynedd, PA 78
T20 Jimmy Baer Pro Ardsley, PA 78
T20 John Samaha Pro Maple Glen, PA 78
T20 Kevin Nicholson Pro Lansdale, PA 78
T20 Oscar Mestre Am Berwyn, PA 78
T20 Robert Cunningham Am Wayne, PA 78
T28 Chris Lange Am Bryn Mawr, PA 79
T28 Drew Panebianco Am Dresher, PA 79
T28 Henry D’Alberto Pro Easton, PA 79
T28 Josh Richards Am Wescosville, PA 79
T32 Jason Cohan Am Wayne, PA 80
T32 Matthew Gaffney Pro Sewell, NJ 80
T32 Patrick Rutter Am Wyomissing, PA 80
T32 Paul Liebezeit Am Paoli, PA 80
T32 Peter Kowalinski Pro Mohnton, PA 80
T32 Stephen Arnold Am Langhorne, PA 80
T38 Adz Kozlowski Pro Collegeville, PA 81
T38 Cole Willcox Am Berwyn, PA 81
T38 Darren Moses Pro Boothwyn, PA 81
T38 Paul Polinsky Pro Abington, PA 81
T42 Andy Fisher Pro Atco, NJ 82
T42 Steve Ashworth Pro Springfield, PA 82
T44 Ajai Sirohi Am W Windsor, NJ 83
T44 Lance Oberparleiter Am Blenheim, NJ 83
T44 Michael Procaccino Pro Pipersville, PA 83
T44 Pete Malonoski Pro Exton, PA 83
T44 Rich Thon Am Swarthmore, PA 83
T44 Rick Flesher Pro Kutztown, PA 83
T44 Ronnie Jamarowicz Am Newark, DE 83
T44 Ryan Cass Am Haddon Heights, NJ 83
T52 Andrew Zook Pro Reamstown, PA 84
T52 Dennis Jones Am Cape May Court House, NJ 84
T52 Eric Figueroa Pro Kennett Square, PA 84
T52 Jeffrey Wambold Pro Macungie, PA 84
T52 Stephen Sieracki Am Cherry Hill, NJ 84
T52 Theron Harvey Pro Philadelphia, PA 84
T58 Daniel Bailey Pro Cinnaminson, NJ 85
T58 Matt Ujfalusi Pro Newtown Square, PA 85
T58 Nicholas Verrecchio Am Havertown, PA 85
T61 Fred Riedel Pro Cape May, NJ 86
T61 Mark Rubincam Am Wilmington, DE 86
T61 Michael Sullivan Pro Delran, NJ 86
T61 Patrick Dougherty Am North Wales, PA 86
T61 William Kennedy Pro Blue Bell, PA 86
T66 Ethan Pauxtis Pro Woodbury, NJ 87
T66 Ralph Viola Pro Cherry Hill, NJ 87
T68 Chris Denicola Pro Collegeville, PA 88
T68 James White Am Horsham, PA 88
T68 Matthew Kasper Pro Rehoboth Beach, DE 88
T68 Stephen Frederick Pro Allentown, PA 88
T72 David Robie Pro Lancaster, PA 89
T72 John Ebmeyer Pro Farmingville, NY 89
T74 Brian Gillespie Am Wayne, PA 90
T74 Robert Maguire Am Pottstown, PA 90
76 Patrick Hennigan Pro Cherry Hill, NJ 91
T77 Bill Macknis Am West Chester, PA WD
T77 Gary Stewart Am York, PA NC
T77 James Kania Jr Am Haverford, PA WD
T77 Jason Bullock Am Bryn Mawr, PA NC
T77 Jim Pauciello Am Devon, PA WD
T77 John Fizer Am Trenton, NJ DQ
T77 Matthew Mattia Am Malvern, PA NC
T77 Michael Brosh Am Vineland, NJ DQ
T77 Michael Moses Pro Boothwyn, PA WD
T77 Ryan Felpel Pro Lititz, PA WD
T77 Sean Leonard Am Haddonfield, NJ WD

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