Philmont CC’s Chipin, Galbreath take 21st Hussey - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 10, 2006

Philmont CC’s Chipin, Galbreath take 21st Hussey

  SPRINGFIELD, Pa.–Eric Chipin and Robert Galbreath, Jr. of Philmont CC fell in a playoff for the Francis X. Hussey Memorial Tournament title a year ago. On Monday, the duo earned a bit of redemption by registering birdies on the final two holes to finish at 5-under-par 66 and take home the 21st Hussey Championship by a stroke.

  Chip Culp of Philadelphia Cricket Club and Robert Robertson of Sunnybrook GC posted a 4-under-par 67 to place second. Brothers James Kania, Jr. and Michael Kania of Overbrook GC and Bobby Arthur of Tavistock CC and partner James Ridgway of Wildwood G&CC finished tied for third just two strokes behind. A total of 96 teams competed.

  “I don’t consider this redemption, last year the other team played better than us and deserved to win,” said Galbreath, 15, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

  Added Chipin, 16, of Pennington, N.J., “We were just trying to play well and win it for ourselves. We weren’t trying to make up for last year, although this certainly feels better.”

  Chipin and Galbreath didn’t appear winners after the front nine, however. The two turned the front side in 1-under par. However, on the back nine, the two started to heat up.

  Chipin drained a 15-footer for birdie on No. 11 (par 4, 403 yards) before Galbreath knocked a wedge to six feet on No. 12 (par 4, 333 yards) and then dropped a 20-foot uphill birdie chance on No. 13 (par 4, 395 yards).

  A miraculous par save on the treacherous 14th (par 3, 192 yards), Chipin got up and down from the adjacent driving range, kept the momentum going before both missed short par putts on the 15th (par 5, 354 yards) to temporarily stop their surge.

  On No. 17 (par 5, 460 yards), Chipin and Galbreath both had birdie tries and conversions inside five feet and then on No. 18 (par 5, 492 yards) Chipin nailed a four-footer for four with Galbreath staring down a lengthy eagle try. He, too, would card a birdie.

  “I said to Eric [at the turn] let’s play lights out and give ourselves a chance to get into a playoff,” said Galbreath. Last year, the two posted a 31 on the back nine to finish with a 63 and earn a spot in the playoff.

  Said Chipin, “I didn’t have an exact number in mind to shoot coming in here, I just wanted to hit good shots.”

  The two finished the back nine in 31.

  Chipin will be a junior at The Lawrenceville School and Galbreath is a sophomore at Lower Moreland High School.

Junior-Junior Division (13-and-under)
  Ted Brennan of Philadelphia CC and Julian Dorey of Tavistock CC carded a 1-over-par 36 (par 35, 2,774 yards) to capture the Junior-Junior Division of the Francis X. Hussey Memorial Tournament by a stroke.

  The Junior-Junior Division competes over nine holes. This year the back nine was used for the event. The nine-hole sides are alternated every year.

  Brennan and Dorey carded a birdie and two bogeys on their round.*****
  The Hussey is named in honor of the former Rolling Green GC junior member.

  Francis suffered with congenital heart disease and passed away in December of 1983 while undergoing major heart surgery. He was 13 years old when he died. Francis was a student in the Haverford Township School system, an avid sports fan and an active junior member at Rolling Green. His courage in the face of his illness was a great inspiration to all who knew him.

Junior Division (Ages 14-17)
Name Club Out In Total
Chipin, Eric / Galbreath, Jr., Robert Philmont CC 35 31 66
Culp, Chip / Robertson, Robert Philadelphia Cricket Club/Sunnybrook GC 34 33 67
Kania, Jr., James / Kania, Michael Overbrook GC 36 32 68
Arthur, Bobby / Ridgway, James Tavistock CC/Wildwood G&CC 34 34 68
Smith, Matt / Ellinger, Chris Honeybrook GC/Whitford CC 36 33 69
Koch, Tucker / Bernard, Daniel RiverCrest GC & Preserve 36 33 69
DeLuca, Christopher / Gunsel, Christopher Lookaway GC/Spring Mill CC 37 33 70
Pesci, Matthew / DeLuca, Nicholas Yardley CC/Lookaway GC 35 35 70
Melinck, Kevin / Braunsberg, James Plymouth CC 35 35 70
Givens, Billy / Ott, Dan Woodbury CC 35 35 70
Flaherty, Sean / Gahman, Travis Philadelphia Publinks GA 35 36 71
Samaha, Bryan / Morris, Scott Old York Road CC/Doylestown CC 37 34 71
Villari, Jr., Phillip / Guarino, Beau Riverton CC/Burlington CC 36 36 72
Ignatuk, Kevin / Ignatuk, Michael Penn Oaks GC 34 38 72
Zeiders, Duncan / Dudas, Matt Olde York Road CC/Indian Valley CC 36 36 72
Kidron, Steve / Simanca, Cris Commonwealth National GC/Unattached 36 36 72
Falkoff, Brett / Tutelman, Matt The ACE Club/Green Valley Country Club 37 37 74
Kovalcheck, Paul / Taylor, Warren Makefield Highlands GC/Yardley CC 39 35 74
Bea, James / Truskin, Brett Spring Mill CC 39 35 74
Welsh, Patrick / Brown, Chris Huntingdon Valley CC/Bucks County CC 38 37 75
Genuario, Nick / Pancoast, Sam Radley Run CC 38 37 75
Zimmer, Kevin / Shin, Tommy Laurel Creek CC 39 36 75
Fischer, David / List, Austin Merion GC 37 38 75
Thorn, Erik / Meyers, Jimmy Medford Village CC/Tavistock CC 37 39 76
Fulginiti, Frank / Applegate, Chris Trenton CC 39 37 76
Inman, John / Murphy, Jake Cherry Valley CC/Mercer Oaks GC 36 40 76
Kane, John / Dever, Pierce Jericho National GC/Trenton CC 38 38 76
Liebert, Cameron / Gilmartin, Jon Edgmont CC/Concord CC 39 37 76
Broll, Steven / Aller, Bo Aronimink GC/Concord CC 41 36 77
Schaft, Eric / Shelton, John Sandy Run CC 40 37 77
Byerly, Ian / Kennedy, Andrew Coatesville CC/Concord CC 39 38 77
Walsh, Jr., Matthew / Lindberg, Thomas Philadelphia CC/St. Davids GC 39 38 77
Carbone, Jr., Paul / Spurlin, Zack Old York Road CC 40 37 77
Palmer, John / Carrigan, Brian Chester Valley GC 39 39 78
Manwaring, Michael / Kiss, Greg Philadelphia Cricket Club 38 40 78
Verde, Greg / Bellisario, Nicholas Spring Ford CC/Rolling Green GC 39 39 78
Petsis, Alex / Gunnerman, Joseph Trenton CC/Yardley CC 43 35 78
Carroll, Ryan / Regan, Matt Chester Valley GC/Honeybrook GC 40 39 79
Eiler, Peter / McGovern, Matt Spring Mill CC/Northampton CC 43 36 79
Van Ostenbridge, CJ / Gerolamo, Peter Spring Ford CC/Unattached 43 36 79
Genuardi, Kevin / Justice, Brett Cedarbrook CC/Indian Valley CC 39 41 80
Knowles, Patrick / Irwin, Nicholas Sandy Run CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club 43 38 81
Russell, Jeff / Penza, Alexander Llanerch CC 43 40 83
Crowley, Will / Miller, Andrew St. Davids GC/Radnor Valley CC 44 41 85
Westhafer, Ryan / Rader, John West Chester G&CC/Unattached 44 43 87
O’Shea, Daniel / Gropp, Matthew Llanerch CC/McCall G&CC 45 44 89
Brown, Eric / Lekawa, Chris West Chester G&CC 47 45 92
Hagel, Mark / Forker, Porter McCall G&CC WD WD WD
Junior-Junior Division (Ages 13-and-under)
Name Club Total
Dorey, Julian / Brennan, Ted Tavistock CC/Philadelphia CC 36
Dilcher, Zachary / Calamaro, Drew Hartefeld National/Rolling Green GC 37
Longacre, Taylor / Longacre, Kyle The Springhaven Club 38
Davis, Michael / Ortiz, Jonathan Merion GC/Philmont CC 38
Loeber, III, Jack / O’Brien, Conner Wedgwood CC 39
DeLuca, James / Fulginiti, Brian Lookaway GC/Trenton CC 40
Gregor, Jack / Dougherty, Morgan Huntingdon Valley CC 46
Cooley, Benjamin / Sautter, Billy Lu Lu CC/Unattached 46
Liu, Jonathan / Furman, Daniel Commonwealth National GC 46
Dirienzi, Nolan / Schimpff, Paul Rolling Green GC 46
London, Drew / Melnick, Zachary Plymouth CC (2) 48
Berman, Cole / Crochiere, Henry Green Valley CC/Philadelphia CC 49
Taylor, Brandtley / Slauter, Eric St. Davids GC 51
Altieri, Steven / Lyons, Parker Hopewell Valley GC 52
Hussey, Nick / Staats, Corey Lu Lu CC/Cedarbrook CC 54
Fazzini, John / Fazzini, C.J. Stonewall/Waynesborough CC 57
Markward, Dutch / Mazaleski, Tim North Hills CC 58

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