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Philadelphia CC foursome take Senior Four-Man Team

  WALLINGFORD, Pa. – The Philadelphia CC squad of Donald Ashley, Mark Shuman, Richard Smith and former Springhaven Club member Michael Nilon fired 11 birdies and only one bogey to card a 10-under-par 130 at the 18th running of the Senior Four-Man Team at The Springhaven Club (par 70, 6,241) Thursday.

  “The greens don’t put anything like they used to,” said the longtime member who admits to still having some familiarity of the course despite the renovations. “I think they only changed four or five holes but it’s a different golf course than it used to be.”

  Added Nilon, “I was a member here for 30 years and lived just down the street. I’ve played here since I was 10 years old.”

  But Thursday’s effort came with some added team success as the group of four made birdies when they needed to, including triple-birdie efforts on hole Nos. 9 (par 3, 142 yards) and 12 (par 5, 500 yards).

  “We all contributed equally as far as birdies go,” Ashley said. “It was a good solid round of golf by all of us.”

  The group beat out last year’s champions Mike Rose of Philmont CC, Carl Everett of Merion GC and Neil McDermott of Llanerch CC who brought on Don Donatoni of White Manor CC for Thursday’s event. The quartet, who finished two strokes back in second place with a 7-under-par 133, would have won their third straight Senior Four-Man Team title.

  Andrew Guinan, an Applebrook GC member who grew up playing The Springhaven Club, and fellow Springhaven Club members Patrick Close, John Turner and Michael McNichol rode their local knowledge to fire a 5-under-par 135 and finish alone in third place.

  “What stood out for us today was that John shot 1-under par on his own ball,” joked Close of Turner’s 69. “Drew shot even par, so they were hard to help.”

  Michael Izzo, Jr. of Woodbury CC teamed with James Quigley, James Jennings and Art Gallagher of Wedgwood CC to take the net division with a 21-under par net total of 119.

  The event’s format was two best gross and two best net scores, with handicaps set at 90 percent of individual course handicaps.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Results – Gross
Player Name Club Name Total
Ashley, Donald/Nilon, Michael/Shuman, Mark/Smith, Richard Philadelphia CC 130
Rose, Michael/Donatoni, Don/Everett, Carl/McDermott, Neil White Manor CC/Merion GC/Llanerch CC/Philmont CC 133
Guinan, Andrew/Turner, John/McNichol, Michael/Close, Patrick The Springhaven Club/Applebrook GC 135
Jacoby, Arthur/Mercaldo, Thomas/Mastroni, Tom/Elliott, James Aronimink GC/Commonwealth National GC/Sandy Run CC 136
White, Richard/Ryll, Ron/Cummins, William/McCorriston, Michael Jericho National GC 137
Howson, Jr., Jay/Sofranko, Michael/Casto, William/Fromal, Curt Coatesville/Springhaven/St. Davids/Wyncote 139
Sherratt, James/Roberts, Ed/Gaffney, Joseph/Schiller, Robert Cedarbrook CC/Old York Road CC/Manufacturers G&CC 139
Thomas, Sam/Gallo, Roger/Rathman, Steve/Barto, Kip Heidelberg CC (1) 140
Rowe, John/Polizzi, Frank/Maginnis, Jr., Eugene/Zbrzeznj, Bernie Whitemarsh Valley CC (1) 140
Gaul, Gregory/Mallouk, Thomas/Weymouth, Jr., A. Kent/McLaughlin, Jay Merion/Lookaway/Lu Lu/Stone Harbor 141
Conway, C. Michael/Giambrone, Michael/Caparo, Charles/Branca, Richard Plymouth CC 141
Quigley, James/Jennings, James/Gallagher, Art/Izzo, Jr., Michael Wedgewood CC/Woodbury CC 142
McCumber, Harvey/McDowell, Charles/Ciconte, Jr., Thomas/VanGrofski, Thomas Wilmington CC 144
Wicker, Bob/Harris, Bob/Wing, Terrance/Storm, Charles Blue Bell CC/Little Mill CC 145
Mee, Tom/Young, John/Martella, Joseph/Treml, Frank Sandy Run CC 145
McCabe, Jr., William/Flick, William/Bunn, Sr., Richard/Mairone, Thomas McCall G&CC 146
Pace, Louis/Proto, Robert/Davy, Robert/Duce, Steve Little MIll CC/Medford Village CC 146
Herzog, Joseph/DePaul, John/Cerulli, Bob/Bernat, Rich Sandy Run Country Club 148
Snyder, John/Genoni, Richard/Donovan, Neil/O’Rourke, Thomas Waynesborough CC/Chester Valley GC 148
Wallin, Paul/Laspada, Charles/Hamilton, III, Andrew/Defino, Robert The Springhaven Club 148
Mimnaugh, J.Ross/Giersch Jr., John/Zowney, Robert/DiMarzio, John Sandy Run CC (1) 149
Schleicher, Donald/Kunsman, Barry/Zoks, James/Hill, Winfield Silver Creek CC 149
Felter, Robert/Timko, Joseph/Rudy, Jr., A. Fred/Radcliffe, Terry Lancaster CC 149
Timms, Daniel/Santo, Frank/Rowson, David/Mackerell, Alexander Wildwood G&CC/Woodbury CC 150
Langan, Terence/Connolly, Thomas/Fecak, Dave/Rittersbach, Ray Medford Lakes CC/St. Davids GC/Cedarbrook CC 151
Allen, M.D., Samuel/Young, Curtis/White, Charles/McAlaine, Paul Merion GC 151
Scattergood, Jay/Godshall, Edward/Daubert, Robert/Apsokardu, Stel Heidelberg CC 152
Rose, Ray/Flamini, Dominic/Jensen, William/Badger, Ron Links GC/Riverton CC/Medford Village CC/Links GC 152
Rainford, Robert/Bednarski, Dennis/McIntyre, Michael/Doviak, Raymond Brookside CC of Allentown 152
Stanley, Peter/Frazier, Christopher/Carter, Charles/von Seldeneck, G. Clay Sunnybrook GC 152
Baer, Jr., William/Connor, Michael/Pizonka, Joseph/Glynn, Tom Whitemarsh Valley CC 153
McKay, Don/Hill, Richard/Pollak, Arthur/Dougherty, James Wedgewood CC/Woodbury CC (1) 153
Rice, William/Nixon, Francis/Conboy, Thomas/Peoples, Donald Sandy Run CC (3) 154
Wiley, James/Cathers, Al/Patton, John/Hoe, Bob Links GC/Lu Lu CC/Medford Lakes CC 154
Shaeffer, Richard/McCleaf, John/Robinson, Francis/Arcana, Sam Hersheys Mill GC 155
Mears, Jr., Don/De John, Paschal/Davidson, John/Davidson, Bob Concord Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA 155
Hannigan, Michael/Lee, Thomas/Loughery, Michael/Hannigan, Joseph Sandy Run CC (2) 157
Boyd, Edwin/Silsbe, Bob/Smith, Bill/Alexander, Clinton Downingtown GC 157
Ueltzen, Gary/Zall, Charles/Cecearelli, Chick/Kyle, Mike Bala Golf Club 158
Collins, Richard/Mackleer, Boyd/Carter, J. Richard/Buck, James Hersheys Mill GC (1) 161
Miller, Clinton/Millett, Arthur/Augugliaro, Arthur/Clancy, Joe Merchantville CC/Little Mill CC/Pine Hill GC 161
Results – Net
Quigley, James/Jennings, James/Gallagher, Art/Izzo, Jr., Michael Wedgewood CC/Woodbury CC 119
Herzog, Joseph/DePaul, John/Cerulli, Bob/Bernat, Rich Sandy Run Country Club 122
Allen, M.D., Samuel/Young, Curtis/White, Charles/McAlaine, Paul Merion GC 123
Guinan, Andrew/Turner, John/McNichol, Michael/Close, Patrick The Springhaven Club/Applebrook GC 124
Jacoby, Arthur/Mercaldo, Thomas/Mastroni, Tom/Elliott, James Aronimink GC/Commonwealth National GC/Sandy Run CC 125
White, Richard/Ryll, Ron/Cummins, William/McCorriston, Michael Jericho National GC 125
Sherratt, James/Roberts, Ed/Gaffney, Joseph/Schiller, Robert Cedarbrook CC/Old York Road CC/Manufacturers G&CC 125
Ashley, Donald/Nilon, Michael/Shuman, Mark/Smith, Richard Philadelphia CC 126
Conway, C. Michael/Giambrone, Michael/Caparo, Charles/Branca, Richard Plymouth CC 127
Wallin, Paul/Laspada, Charles/Hamilton, III, Andrew/Defino, Robert The Springhaven Club 127
Timms, Daniel/Santo, Frank/Rowson, David/Mackerell, Alexander Wildwood G&CC/Woodbury CC 127
McKay, Don/Hill, Richard/Pollak, Arthur/Dougherty, James Wedgewood CC/Woodbury CC (1) 127
Thomas, Sam/Gallo, Roger/Rathman, Steve/Barto, Kip Heidelberg CC (1) 128
Langan, Terence/Connolly, Thomas/Fecak, Dave/Rittersbach, Ray Medford Lakes CC/St. Davids GC/Cedarbrook CC 128
Howson, Jr., Jay/Sofranko, Michael/Casto, William/Fromal, Curt Coatesville/Springhaven/St. Davids/Wyncote 129
Wicker, Bob/Harris, Bob/Wing, Terrance/Storm, Charles Blue Bell CC/Little Mill CC 129
Felter, Robert/Timko, Joseph/Rudy, Jr., A. Fred/Radcliffe, Terry Lancaster CC 129
Scattergood, Jay/Godshall, Edward/Daubert, Robert/Apsokardu, Stel Heidelberg CC 129
Rose, Ray/Flamini, Dominic/Jensen, William/Badger, Ron Links GC/Riverton CC/Medford Village CC/Links GC 129
Baer, Jr., William/Connor, Michael/Pizonka, Joseph/Glynn, Tom Whitemarsh Valley CC 130
Mears, Jr., Don/De John, Paschal/Davidson, John/Davidson, Bob Concord Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA 130
Rose, Michael/Donatoni, Don/Everett, Carl/McDermott, Neil White Manor CC/Merion GC/Llanerch CC/Philmont CC 131
Pace, Louis/Proto, Robert/Davy, Robert/Duce, Steve Little MIll CC/Medford Village CC 131
Hannigan, Michael/Lee, Thomas/Loughery, Michael/Hannigan, Joseph Sandy Run CC (2) 131
Collins, Richard/Mackleer, Boyd/Carter, J. Richard/Buck, James Hersheys Mill GC (1) 131
Miller, Clinton/Millett, Arthur/Augugliaro, Arthur/Clancy, Joe Merchantville CC/Little Mill CC/Pine Hill GC 131
Rowe, John/Polizzi, Frank/Maginnis, Jr., Eugene/Zbrzeznj, Bernie Whitemarsh Valley CC (1) 132
Gaul, Gregory/Mallouk, Thomas/Weymouth, Jr., A. Kent/McLaughlin, Jay Merion/Lookaway/Lu Lu/Stone Harbor 132
Snyder, John/Genoni, Richard/Donovan, Neil/O’Rourke, Thomas Waynesborough CC/Chester Valley GC 132
Mimnaugh, J.Ross/Giersch Jr., John/Zowney, Robert/DiMarzio, John Sandy Run CC (1) 132
Shaeffer, Richard/McCleaf, John/Robinson, Francis/Arcana, Sam Hersheys Mill GC 132
Boyd, Edwin/Silsbe, Bob/Smith, Bill/Alexander, Clinton Downingtown GC 133
Mee, Tom/Young, John/Martella, Joseph/Treml, Frank Sandy Run CC 134
McCabe, Jr., William/Flick, William/Bunn, Sr., Richard/Mairone, Thomas McCall G&CC 134
Schleicher, Donald/Kunsman, Barry/Zoks, James/Hill, Winfield Silver Creek CC 134
McCumber, Harvey/McDowell, Charles/Ciconte, Jr., Thomas/VanGrofski, Thomas Wilmington CC 135
Rice, William/Nixon, Francis/Conboy, Thomas/Peoples, Donald Sandy Run CC (3) 135
Wiley, James/Cathers, Al/Patton, John/Hoe, Bob Links GC/Lu Lu CC/Medford Lakes CC 136
Ueltzen, Gary/Zall, Charles/Cecearelli, Chick/Kyle, Mike Bala Golf Club 136
Rainford, Robert/Bednarski, Dennis/McIntyre, Michael/Doviak, Raymond Brookside CC of Allentown 137
Stanley, Peter/Frazier, Christopher/Carter, Charles/von Seldeneck, G. Clay Sunnybrook GC 137