Nov 10, 2018

Player’s Dinner honors 2018 champions; Sigel Wilson joins HOF

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Player’s Dinner

VILLANOVA, Pa. — The Golf Association of Philadelphia formally honored its 2018 tournament winners during the organization’s 14th Player’s Dinner at Overbrook Golf Club.

The event included cocktails, dinner, an awards presentation and Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2018 Players of the Year — Lu Lu Country Club’s Michael R. Brown, Jr. (William Hyndman, III), LedgeRock Golf Club’s Chip Lutz (Senior), White Manor Country Club’s Don Donatoni (Super Senior) and Spring Ford Country Club’s Ryan Tall (Junior) — received their respective awards.

Helen Sigel Wilson, winner of more than 350 tournaments during a 45-year golf career, became the 16th inductee in the Association’s Hall of Fame. A full-length piece will be featured in the winter edition of the Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine.

Players of the Year
William Hyndman, III — Michael R. Brown, Jr., Lu Lu
Senior — Chip Lutz, LedgeRock
Super Senior — Don Donatoni, White Manor
Junior — Ryan Tall, Spring Ford

BMW GAP Team Matches — Philadelphia Cricket

BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship — Jeremy Wall, Manasquan River

Brewer Cup presented by Callaway Golf
Senior — Raymond Thompson, Overbrook
Super Senior — Don Donatoni, White Manor

Frank H. Chapman Cup (Gross)
Senior — Oscar Mestre, Overbrook
Super Senior — *Roc Irey, Lookaway

Frank H. Chapman Cup (Net)
Men — *Michael Yahrling, Makefield Highlands
Women — Karen Hilliard, Spring Ford

Christman Cup — Ben Pochet, Spring Ford

Deeg Sezna
Gross — Alex Mulrooney & Mark Wachter, DuPont
Net — John VanDame, Jr. & Joshua Ryan, Talamore/Junior Players Club
Gross — Nathan Guertler & Adam Warner, Tavistock
Net — Greg Smith & Kasim Narinesingh-Smith, Radley Run
Junior Girls
Noreen Mohler & Grace Simenson, Northampton/RiverCrest
Junior-Junior Girls
Taylor Hollander & Mary Dunigan, Kennett Square Mixed
Gross — Peter & Casey Oppenheimer, Whitemarsh Valley
Net — Josh & Grace Sanborn, Northampton

Tee It Forward — Fall Net Championship
Men — Tom Watterson, Loch Nairn
Women — Eva Mckendrick, Philadelphia

Father & Son (Middle) — Gary & Cody Smith, Pine Valley/Philadelphia Publinks

Father & Son (Older)
Championship — *James & Maximillian Muller, Manufacturers’
Super Senior — Harvey & Daniel Chernosky, Towanda

Father & Son (Younger)
Junior — Will Keane & William Keane, Jr., Philadelphia; Randy & Colman Mitchell, Wilmington
Junior-Junior — Nicholas & Ben Saggers, Applecross/Unaffiliated; Bill & Win Thomas, Reading/GAP Youth on Course

Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship
Gross — *Dan Ayars & Andy Kerestesy, Running Deer
Net — Bob Dumont & Jerry Haftmann, Llanerch/Rolling Green

Four-Man Team
Gross — Carlos Fullerton, Max Harrington, & Adam Sutovich, Brookside Allentown & Richard Riva, Bent Creek
Net — *Bob Arthur, Tavistock; Thomas Hyland, Little Mill; Bryan Marvin, Old York Road & James Muller, Manufacturers’

Francis X. Hussey Memorial
Junior Boys — Dan Murphy & Matthew Hanzel, Valleybrook/Running Deer
Junior-Junior Boys — *Nicholas Gross & Henry Stone, Applecross/Bidermann
Junior Girls — Riley Quartermain & Kathleen Mark, Llanerch/Rolling Green
Harry Hammond Award — Anthony Barr, Blue Bell

Jock MacKenzie Memorial
Junior Boys — Anthony Barr, Blue Bell
Junior-Junior Boys — Nathan Guertler, Tavistock
Junior Girls — Lauren Jones, Merion
Junior-Junior Girls — Clarissa Leung, White Manor

Junior Boys’ Championship — Ryan Tall, Spring Ford

Junior-Junior Boys’ Championship — Ben Saggers, Applecross

Junior Team Championship — Blue Bell

Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf — Michael Hyland, Little Mill

Open Championship — *Billy Stewart, ACE Club

Joseph H. Patterson Cup — Michael R. Brown, Jr., Lu Lu

Philadelphia Team Championship — Philadelphia Cricket

Senior Amateur Championship
Senior — Christopher Clauson, Lu Lu
Super Senior — *Don Donatoni, White Manor

Senior Club Team Challenge — (2017) Merion

Senior Silver Cross — Joe Russo, Running Deer

Senior 27-Hole Challenge
Senior — *Byron Whitman & Joe Butto, Berkshire
Super Senior — *Don Donatoni & Steve Tagert, White Manor/Spring Ford
Senior — Bob Beck & Bert Kosup, Lehigh/Lu Lu
Super Senior — Bob Majczan & James Prendergast, Lookaway/Spring Ford

Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play
Senior — Oscar Mestre & Raymond Thompson, Overbrook
Super Senior — James Prendergast & Steve Tagert, Spring Ford
Senior — *Randy Mitchell & Steve Walczak, Wilmington
Super Senior — *Thomas Mallouk & Tom DiCinti, Lookaway/Mercer Oaks

Senior Four-Man Team
Gross — *Brian Rothaus, Five Ponds; Jim Yenser, Raven’s Claw; Christopher Fieger & Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks
Net — Jay Campbell & Timothy McCabe, Bon Air; Joseph Cassidy & Jon Stein, McCall

Silver Cross — Ryan Rucinski, Fieldstone

Tee It Forward — Spring Net Championship
Men — Jason Marie, Five Ponds
Women — Marybeth Baldwin, Philadelphia

Super-Senior Silver Cross — Robin McCool, Saucon Valley

Tournament of Champions
Amateur — *David Kimbley, Philadelphia Publinks
Senior — Tom Hyland, Moselem Springs
Super Senior — Don Donatoni, White Manor

Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross)
Senior — *Glenn Smeraglio, Lu Lu
Super Senior — Bernie Zbrzeznj, Whitemarsh Valley

Francis B. Warner Cup (Net)
Men — *John O’Rourke, McCall
Women — Stephanie Castaldi, Hershey

Winter Series Players of the Year
Amateur Gross — Joe Zulli, Trump National — Philadelphia
Amateur Net — Greg Smith, Radley Run
Senior Gross — J. Kirk Luntey, Merion
Senior Net — Peter Mimmo, Philmont

Women’s Gross — Muffy McCabe, Philadelphia
Women’s Net — Josie Anthony, White Manor

* — determined in playoff

Golf Association of Philadelphia
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 260 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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