Jul 03, 2007

Robertson, Culp duo nab 22nd Hussey

SPRINGFIELD, Pa.– Robert Robertson of Sunnybrook GC and fellow high school teammate Chip Culp of Philadelphia Cricket Club, edged out defending champions Robert Galbreath, Jr., the 2007 Junior Boys’ Champion, and Eric Chipin of Philmont CC, to take home the 22nd Francis X. Hussey Memorial Championship by a stroke.

 “We played pretty well,” said Culp, who turns 18 years of age on Tuesday. “We had one bogey, which was frustrating, but we made some good par saves.”

  Added Robertson, the 2007 Junior Boys’ runner-up, “We just knew if we got it on the green, with two of us looking at birdie, we would most likely make one since the greens were rolling true.”

 “If I didn’t make that, I think it was going off the green,” said Robertson, 17, of Philadelphia. “It was big.”

  “That was huge for us coming off the bogey [on No. 13 (par 4, 395 yards)],” said Culp of his partner’s lengthy, right-to-left breaking putt.

  “I think I aimed seven feet right of the cup on that putt,” said Robertson, who admitted to riding the momentum off of his second place finish at the Junior Boys’ last Thursday. “I felt pretty good and had my putter going today.”

  Last week’s Junior Boys’ Championship saw Galbreath defeat Robertson on the 18th hole, 1-up, at Cavaliers CC for his third Junior Boys’ title.

  “We had our ups and downs and just fell short by one stroke today,” Galbreath said.

  Junior-Junior Division (13-and-under)
Zachary Dilcher of Hartefeld and Drew Calamaro of Rolling Green GC fired a 3-under-par 33 (par 36, 3,281 yards) to capture the Junior-Junior Division of the Francis X. Hussey Memorial Tournament by six strokes.

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

  Dilcher and Calamaro carded three birdies en route to the only sub-par round in the Junior-Junior Division.


  A total of 54 teams competed in the Hussey, 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.

  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.

Name Club Out In Total
Culp, Chip / Robertson, Robert Philadelphia Cricket Club 34 32 66
Chipin, Eric / Galbreath, Jr., Robert Philmont CC/Huntington Valley CC 33 34 67
Villari, Jr., Phillip / Guarino, Beau Riverton CC/Burlington CC 35 33 68
Fasy, J.R. / Mathias, Greg Wilmington CC/Three Little Bakers 36 33 69
Smith, Andrew / Goodman, David Doylestown CC/Bucks County GC 35 35 70
Bea, James / Eiler, Peter Spring Mill CC/ Commonwealth National GC 34 36 70
Palmer, John / Pici, Tim Chester Valley GC 36 35 71
Bernard, Daniel / Koch, Tucker RiverCrest GC 37 34 71
Stake, Seth / Trosley, George Gulph Mills GC/Sandy Run CC 36 35 71
Teesdale, Matthew / McNicholas, Connor Commonwealth National GC/Talamore CC 37 35 72
Arthur, Bobby / Schmehl, Andrew Tavistock CC/Moorestown Field Club 35 37 72
Walsh, Greg / Dolby, Jr., Kent Philadelphia CC/ Waynesborough CC 36 36 72
Coyne, Robert / Byerly, Ian Coatesville CC 36 36 72
Welsh, Patrick / Brown, Chris Huntington Valley CC/ Doylestown CC 38 34 72
Van Ostenbridge, CJ / Gerolamo, Peter Spring Ford CC 38 36 74
DePaul, Jr., Tony / Ulan, Jack North Hills CC/Cedarbrook CC 35 39 74
Carroll, Ryan / Regan, Matt Chester Valley GC/Honeybrook GC 37 38 75
Broll, Steven / Aller, Bo Aronimink GC/Concord CC 38 37 75
Genuardi, Kevin / Giannetti, Anthony Cedarbrook CC/North Hills CC 41 34 75
Kane, John / Dever, Pierce Jericho National GC (1) 37 38 75
Schaft, Eric / Shelton, John Sandy Run CC 36 40 76
Verde, Greg / Dolby, Kyle Spring Ford CC/ Waynesborough CC 40 36 76
Bernard, Joe / Fabrizio, Joey RiverCrest GC/Aronimink GC 39 38 77
Cooley, Benjamin / Amole, Mike Lu Lu CC/Talamore @ Oak Terrace Country 41 36 77
Mignogna, Nicholas / Braunsberg, James Blue Bell CC 37 40 77
Loeber, III, Jack / O’Brien, Conner Wedgewood CC 40 37 77
Longacre, Kyle / Longacre, Taylor The Springhaven C 40 38 78
Feld, Ben / Rudofker, Adam Blue Bell CC/Meadowlands CC 39 39 78
Crowley, Will / Miller, Andrew St. Davids GC/Radnor Valley CC 40 39 79
Tighe, J. Tommy / Hanson, Hunter Philadelphia CC/ Waynesborough CC (1) 39 40 79
O’Shea, Daniel / McNichol, Shane Llanerch CC 40 41 81
Fulginiti, Frank / Taormina, Joe Trenton CC/ Makefield Highlands GC 41 40 81
Brennan, Ted / Dorey, Julian Philadelphia CC/Tavistock CC 44 38 82
Falone, Zachary / Clarke, J. T. Woodbury CC 41 41 82
Applegate, Chris / DeLuca, James Trenton CC/Lookaway Golf Club 41 41 82
Brown, Eric / Boyer, Chris West Chester Golf & CC 44 38 82
Paff, J. Thomas / Nakajima, Andrew Chester Valley GC (1) 41 42 83
Esher-Hagel, John / Hagel, Mark McCall G&CC 43 44 87
Shattuck, Braden / Martin, Kyle GC at Glen Mills 45 42 87
Isaacman, Mike / Blank, Stuart Talamore at Oak Terrace/Commonwealth National GC 45 42 87
Maser, Matthew / Maser, Andrew Concord CC 47 43 90
Markward, Dutch / Mazaleski, Tim North Hills CC 55 50 105
Hussey, Nicholas / Staats, Corey Lu Lu CC/Cedarbrook CC 61 57 118
Name Club Total
Dilcher, Zachary / Calamaro, Drew Hartefeld National/ Rolling Green GC 33
Sterbinsky, Kyle / Davis, Michael Yardley CC/Merion GC 39
Eichman, Connor / Dupre, Alex Llanerch CC/Rolling Green GC 42
Liu, Jonathan / Furman, Daniel Commonwealth National GC 43
Altieri, Steven / Horton, Jack Hopewell Valley GC 45
Dirienzi, Nolan / Aronchick, Jake Rolling Green GC 45
Thornton, W. Evan / Gallen, Sam Berkshire CC 46
Grubb, Garrett / Ryan, Mac Overbrook GC 47
Berman, Cole / Crochiere, Henry Green Valley CC/Philadelphia CC 48
Gregor, Jack / Dougherty, R. Morgan Huntington Valley CC 49
Eaton, Hunter / Miller, John Stonewall 56

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