Aug 24, 2009

Sandy Run’s Smith wins Fall Net Championship at White Manor

 MALVERN, Pa. – Bill Smith of Sandy Run CC carded a 4-under-par 67 (net) to claim Monday’s Fall Net Championship at White Manor CC (par 71, 6,233 yards).

  “I hit some good shots today,” the Oaks, Pa. resident said. “I hit it really well.”

  After making the turn at 4 over (gross), Smith, a nine handicap, fired a birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 384 yards) after drilling a hybrid 166 yards to 16 feet. He also drained a 25-footer for birdie on No. 4 (par 4, 368 yards). Smith stuck a 9-iron into the wind to six feet on No. 8 (par 3, 119 yards) and converted the birdie putt.

  Smith, 64, competes in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s net tournaments regularly. He finished tied for second in last year’s Frank Chapman Memorial (Net) at Green Valley CC.

  Frank Andrusiewicz of Mercer Oaks GC and Bruce Jackson of Spring Ford CC each carded a 3-under-par 68 (net).

  “I wasn’t the best guy even in my foursome as far as ball striking, but being able to get up-and-down on the greens was just key,” Andrusiwicz said. “Anytime that I got in close, I was good.”

  Andrusiwicz, of Newtown, Pa., carded back-to-back birdies on No. 7 (par 4, 314 yards) and 8 (par 3, 119 yards). He knocked a wedge 115 yards to six feet on No. 7, and one to 15 feet on No. 8.

  “I got really lucky to get an uphill putt (on No. 8), which was key,” he said. “You get on top of the holes, and you’re dead. I happen to hit the greens on the right spot.”

  The venue enticed Andrusiewicz to participate in Wednesday’s tournament.

  “It was a great chance to play an unbelievable course that I ordinarily would not be able to play,” he said.

  Golf has been an occasional activity for Andrusiewicz this summer.

  “I have a 1 1/2 year old at home, so that limits the practice and stuff,” he said. “But my wife’s really good, and she lets me come out, which is good.”

  Jackson, of Trumbarsville, Pa., attributed such a solid score to a sound short game.

  “Chipping and putting was key,” he said.

  Jackson, 55, chipped in for birdie on No. 10 (par 4, 370 yards), a hole he expected to bogey after drilling his tee shot into the left-side trees. But Jackson blasted a pitching wedge 130 yards to 15 yards from the flagstick. He also fired a birdie on No. 4 (par 4, 368 yards). Jackson logged a gross score of 2-over-par 73.

  This marked Jackson’s first appearance in the Fall Net Championship. He played alongside Chet Shemanski of Spring Ford CC, who won the Spring Net Championship earlier this year at Raven’s Claw GC.

  “(I came out) just to play with the guys (Shemanski, Greg McLaughlin and Harry Morton) again,” Jackson said. “I just like the golf course. I played it a few times.”

Overall Winner
1. Bill Smith, Sandy Run CC, 67
0-8 Handicap
1. Bruce Jackson, Spring Ford CC, 68
Andrusiwicz 2. Michael Walker, Wyncote GC, 69
Low Senior
T1. Bob Abramski, Talamore CC, 74
T1. Frank Petrecco, Yardley CC, 74
9-12 Handicap
1. Frank Andrusiewicz, Mercer Oaks GC, 68
2. Ralph Gariano, Commonwealth National GC, 69
Low Senior
Stel Apsokardu, Galen Hall GC
13-17 Handicap
1. Mark Kiernan, Talamore CC, 69
2. Scott Miller, Meadowlands CC, 70
Low Senior
Everett Young, Sandy Run CC, 72
18 & Over
1. E. Gerald Hurst, Lookaway GC, 69
2. Ed Hargadon, Sandy Run CC, 71
Low Senior
Albert Little, Jr., Sandy Run CC, 74

First Flight (0-8 Handicap)
Name Club Net
Bruce Jackson Spring Ford Country Club 68
Michael Walker Wyncote Golf Club 69
Walt Neumann McCall Golf & Country Club 70
Anthony White, Jr. Blue Bell Country Club 71
Brian Kreamer Bala Golf Club 73
John Brown Rolling Green Golf Club 73
Kevin Dougher Manufacturers Golf & Country Club 73
Bob Abramski Talamore Country Club 74
Frank Petrecco Yardley Country Club 74
Tim Ungrady Edgmont Country Club 74
Charles Caparo Plymouth Country Club 75
Gary Yaglenski Spring Ford Country Club 75
Harry Morton Spring Ford Country Club 75
Joseph Reaney Wyncote Golf Club 75
Kevin Peterson Galen Hall Golf Club 75
Dave McFetridge Ravens Claw Golf Club 76
Donald Galbraith Stonewall 76
Kevin Seese Talamore Country Club 76
Marc Tellier Links Golf Club 76
Michael Sofranko Wyncote Golf Club 76
Alan Lazzarino Brandywine Country Club 77
Robert Felter Lancaster Country Club 77
Brian Macewen Wyncote Golf Club 78
Deane Haase Edgmont Country Club 78
John Patton Links Golf Club 78
Fred Giblin Merchantville Country Club 79
Clive Broadbent Hartefeld National 80
Domenic Castagna Bensalem Township Country Club 80
Fred Banta Running Deer Golf Club 80
Owen Brown Coatesville Country Club 80
Chuck Kraatz Talamore Country Club 81
Joseph McLane JC Melrose Country Club 81
Louis Hoffman Blue Bell Country Club 81
Morgan Maxwell Chester Valley Golf Club 81
Stephen Sader Commonwealth National Golf Club 81
Richard Ogorek Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 82
Brian Winters Ravens Claw Golf Club 83
Chris Lilley Northampton Valley Country Club 83
Duane Pinnock Philadelphia Publinks GA 83
Jim Wark Bensalem Township Country Club 84
Jules Quinones Blue Bell Country Club 84
Robert Reitinger RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve 84
Christian Flowers Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 85
Kevin Bair Wyncote Golf Club DQ
Second Flight (9-12 Handicap)
Bill Smith Sandy Run Country Club 67
Frank Andrusiewicz Mercer Oaks Golf Course 68
Ralph Gariano Commonwealth National Golf Club 69
Daniel Crowley McCall Golf & Country Club 71
Royce Yeager Philadelphia Cricket Club 71
Stel Apsokardu Galen Hall Golf Club 71
James Wiley Lu Lu Country Club 72
Kevin Logue Lu Lu Country Club 72
Lawrence Dolan Sandy Run Country Club 72
Robert Berenholz White Manor Country Club 72
Joseph Templin LedgeRock Golf Club 73
Ronald Hooven Talamore Country Club 73
Steve Rathman Heidelberg Country Club 73
Thomas Bernetich Laurel Creek Country Club 73
Jeffrey Pelesh Edgmont Country Club 74
Ken Hoover Medford Lakes Country Club 74
Randy Chen Laurel Creek Country Club 74
Robert Agran Wyncote Golf Club 74
Thomas Brennan, Sr. Blue Bell Country Club 74
Bill Becker Bala Golf Club 75
Bradley Waller Philadelphia Publinks GA 75
Greg McLaughlin Spring Ford Country Club 75
Marc Romano Hartefeld National 76
Robert Zowney Sandy Run Country Club 76
Thomas Huder Merchantville Country Club 76
Lee Johnson, Jr. Downingtown Country Club 77
Mark Sokoloff Lu Lu Country Club 77
Joe Miller Links Golf Club 78
John Lamanna Lu Lu Country Club 78
Lloyd McGinley Lu Lu Country Club 78
William McCabe, Jr. McCall Golf & Country Club 78
George Mcveigh Bensalem Township Country Club 79
Jim Frain Northampton Valley Country Club 79
Marc Puricelli Northampton Valley Country Club 79
Andrew Hamilton, III The Springhaven Club 80
Greg Smith Brandywine Country Club 80
Edward Attarian Commonwealth National Golf Club 81
Joe Wolos JC Melrose Country Club 81
Andrew Dillon Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 82
William Hagel McCall Golf & Country Club 82
Francis Sbandi, Esq. Edgmont Country Club 83
James Cardano Cedarbrook Country Club 84
William Lawson Talamore Country Club 84
Stephen Rigby Brookside Country Club 85
Chet Shemanksi Spring Ford Country Club 86
Gerard Harrington Philadelphia Publinks GA WD
Third Flight (13-17 Handicap)
Mark Kiernan Talamore Country Club 69
Scott Miller Meadowlands Country Club 70
Lindsey Gauthier DuPont Country Club 71
Everett Young Sandy Run Country Club 72
Miles Powell, II Deerwood Country Club 72
Bradley Impriano Edgmont Country Club 73
Ronald Rice Lu Lu Country Club 73
Edward Godshall Heidelberg Country Club 74
Frederick Hirsekorn Tavistock Country Club 74
Sandy Goldfine Hershey’s Mill Golf Club 74
Mike Kyle Bala Golf Club 75
Robert Heaton Makefield Highlands Golf Club 75
Barry Hagan West Chester Golf & Country Club 76
Kyran Connelly Makefield Highlands Golf Club 76
Michael Fiazzo Edgmont Country Club 76
Peter Shrier Philmont Country Club 76
Robert Deacon, II Merchantville Country Club 76
Todd Luft Sandy Run Country Club 76
Bob Supplee Sandy Run Country Club 77
Scott Dichter Meadia Heights Golf Club 77
John Hofmann Edgmont Country Club 78
Gerald Mullin, Jr. Sandy Run Country Club 79
Keith McQueen Spring Mill Country Club 79
Bill Higgins St. Davids Golf Club 80
Brendan Curran Golf Course at Glen Mills 80
Chris O’Neill Wildwood Golf & Country Club 80
John Convery Northampton Valley Country Club 80
Roland Thomas, Jr. McCall Golf & Country Club 80
J. Stacey Redican Sandy Run Country Club 81
Tom Bell Meadia Heights Golf Club 81
Donald Kern Makefield Highlands Golf Club 82
Frank Lamarra Coatesville Country Club 82
Richard Turner Edgmont Country Club 83
Rick Ames Philadelphia Publinks GA 83
George Hilley McCall Golf & Country Club 84
Steve Mitchell Commonwealth National Golf Club 84
Tom Minger Ravens Claw Golf Club 84
Chad Collingwood Spring Ford Country Club 86
Jason Chen Laurel Creek Country Club 86
Jim Clossick Edgmont Country Club 86
Murray Felzer White Manor Country Club 87
Joe Burns Philadelphia Country Club 89
Joseph Funk The Bucks Club 90
Matthew Manfred Blue Bell Country Club 91
Mark Gerdelmann Blue Bell Country Club NC
Terry Radcliffe Lancaster Country Club WD
Fourth Flight (18 & Over Handicap)
E. Gerald Hurst, Jr. Lookaway Golf Club 69
Ed Hargadon Sandy Run Country Club 71
Albert Little, Jr. Sandy Run Country Club 74
Michael Yahrling Indian Valley Country Club 75
Robert Murray McCall Golf & Country Club 75
Thomas Lee Sandy Run Country Club 77
Jack Impriano Applebrook Golf Club 78
John O’Rourke McCall Golf & Country Club 78
Harry Morrison Old York Road Country Club 79
James Miller, Jr. Sandy Run Country Club 79
Tom Glynn Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 79
Alan Kovnot Yardley Country Club 81
Francis Melvin Lu Lu Country Club 82
Glenn Camp The Springhaven Club 82
Jay Scattergood Heidelberg Country Club 82
John Long Edgmont Country Club 83
Victor Dunphy Five Ponds Golf Club 83
Howard Hansell McCall Golf & Country Club 84
Robert Pinto Radley Run Country Club 85
David Spirt Philadelphia Publinks GA 86
Frank Hood Sandy Run Country Club 86
Peter Burton Merchantville Country Club 86
Brian Mulvenna Greate Bay Country Club 87
James Katz Five Ponds Golf Club 89
Robert Logan Overbrook Golf Club 90
Charles Quinn Merion Golf Club 91
Fred Brodzinski Makefield Highlands Golf Club 91
Robert Randall Little Mill Country Club 91
James Baumbach Lu Lu Country Club 92
Bill Arent Makefield Highlands Golf Club 93
James Flick The Springhaven Club 96
Gus Pedicone Sandy Run Country Club DQ
Paul Young The Bucks Club NC
Steven Krantz Rolling Green Golf Club DQ
DQ – disqualification; NC – no card; WD – withdrawal

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