Saucon Valley’s Frisch cards low score at Caddie Tournament - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jun 16, 2014

Saucon Valley’s Frisch cards low score at Caddie Tournament

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COATESVILLE, Pa.–Stephen Frisch, III of Saucon Valley Country Club needed to gauge his game prior to next week’s Pennsylvania Amateur Championship Qualifier. The meter readings are high.

  Frisch, 30, of Northampton, Pa., registered a 1-under-par 70 to top the 68th Caddie Tournament Ages 24-30 Flight at Coatesville Country Club (par 71, 6,276 yards). It was the tournament’s lone under-par score.

  “I’m real excited to play here today. It’s nice to have such an event for caddies from all the clubs. This is the start up of the year for me,” said Frisch, who played four years at Coker College. He graduated in 2006. “Last year was the first year I got back into playing competitively. Work is why I stopped playing. It’s more or less comfort and feeling right now. I’ve been swinging for so long. It’s really about setting up and making a good swing.”

  Frisch unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the State Amateur and U.S. Mid.-Amateur Championship a year ago.

  He heads to Wyoming Valley Country Club next week searching for a berth to the Pennsylvania Amateur at Oakmont Country Club.

  Frisch cited the need to strengthen his short game as a focus.

  With that said, it was a clutch play around the green, in particular No. 9 (par 4, 335 yards), that made the difference on Monday.

  Frisch, who has been caddying at Saucon for the last six years, stood 1 under after eight holes. He hit a wedge from 74 yards on No. 3 (par 5, 531 yards) to 10 feet for birdie and added a fantastic 5-iron on No. 6 (par 3, 188 yards) to 15 feet for a 2. A poor chip on No. 7 (par 4, 323 yards) resulted in his lone front-side bogey. On No. 9, it was that aforementioned clutch shot that became a decisive factor. He holed a 54-degree wedge from 35 yards out for eagle.

  “I was just short of the bunker right. I hit it over the bunker, it landed in the fringe and I heard it hit the flag,” said Frisch.

  He made the turn at 3 under.

  Frisch bogeyed two of his next three holes, Nos. 10 (par 5, 519 yards) and 12 (par 3, 200 yards), with a couple of loose pitch shots and three-putted No. 16 (par 4, 309 yards) for a third over-par number on the inward side. However, Frisch finished strong, lifting a 54-degree wedge from 105 yards to 12 feet and made the birdie putt.

  “I putted really well today but I have to tighten up my short game,” said Frisch. “I played competitively right out of college but I haven’t done so for the last four or five years.”

  Steven Owens, III, 20, of Commonwealth National Golf Club took the Ages 18-23 Flight with an even-par round.

  In his third year of caddying at CNGC, Owens’ game is in prime condition. He and father Steve placed second in the Father-Son (Middle) the last week of May. He, too, looks to challenge his talents. His coming in a Golf Association of Philadelphia Open Championship Qualifier on Wednesday at Greate Bay Country Club.

  “I was excited coming in here today because I have been hitting it well,” said Owens, who won the 2011 Philadelphia Catholic League Championship while at Father Judge High School. “I kept it in play pretty well. I hit 15 greens.”

  Owens turned in 1-under par and had his round to 3 under after birdies on Nos. 11 (par 4, 304 yards) and 12. He hit a gap wedge from 84 yards to five feet on 11 before rocketing a 3-hybrid on No. 12 up the hill to 40 feet. However, a double-bogey on the ensuing 217-yard, par-3 13th came as a result of bunker issues. He finished with two pars, two bogeys and a birdie.

  The Caddie Tournament had five flights. There is no overall champion.

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Ages 17 and under
1. Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborugh CC, 78

Ages 18 to 23
1. Steven Owens, III, Commonwealth National GC, 71

Ages 24 to 30
1. Stephen Frisch, Saucon Valley CC, 70

Ages 31 to 42
*1. Nigel Scott, Philadelphia CC, 72

Ages 43 and over
1. Lance Hornung, Merion GC, 78

Ages 17 and under
Name, club Score
Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborough Country Club 78
Vincent Lucchesi, Llanerch Country Club 94
Logan Rosa, Lancaster Country Club 99
Mac Wilson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club 131
Ages 18-23
Name, club Score
Steven Owens, III, Commonwealth National Golf Club 71
Robert Crawford, Lookaway Golf Club 73
James Fricke, Lancaster Country Club 78
Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club 80
Mike Janninek, Commonwealth National Golf Club 83
Shane Cummings, Commonwealth National Golf Club 86
Quinn Bryant, The Springhaven Club 87
Shane Sarbieski, Chester Valley Golf Club 88
Joel Shulman, Philadelphia Cricket Club 91
Ryan Hughes, Applebrook Golf Club 91
Shawn Gensbauer, The ACE Club 91
Anthony Sam, Overbrook Golf Club 92
Josh Redmond, Overbrook Golf Club 92
Christian Smith, Llanerch Country Club 93
Christopher Lee, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 94
Jake Mingione, Philadelphia Country Club 94
Nathaniel Fricke, Lancaster Country Club 96
Calvin Given, Meadowlands Country Club 97
Harrison Welsh, St. Davids Golf Club 97
Sawyer Rice, Waynesborough Country Club 100
Nicholas Hussey, Meadowlands Country Club 101
Ray Wenner, The Springhaven Club 101
Tyler Cook, Chester Valley Golf Club 102
Charlie Shulman, Philadelphia Cricket Club 106
Austin Leach, The Springhaven Club 107
John Thomas Peyton, Old York Road Country Club 108
Michael Costello, Philadelphia Country Club 108
Rory Clemens, Philadelphia Cricket Club 108
Christian Bell, Philadelphia Cricket Club 111
Ages 24-30
Name, club Score
Stephen Frisch, III, Saucon Valley Country Club 70
Chris Button, Stonewall 74
Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club 75
Jeff Kostelnk, Pine Valley Golf Club 75
Brian Devlin, Philadelphia Cricket Club 77
Chris Knee, Applebrook Golf Club 77
Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club 78
Kurt Walker, The Springhaven Club 78
Timothy Marshall, The Springhaven Club 78
Mark Grilli, Philmont Country Club 81
Kyle Rooney, Old York Road Country Club 84
Adam Shorey, Applebrook Golf Club 85
Jameson Donahue, Overbrook Golf Club 85
Jose Centurion, Philadelphia Cricket Club 85
Myles Makaila, Lancaster Country Club 85
Nick Oatman, Lancaster Country Club 87
Seth Hartman, Stonewall 87
Brett Sheva, Commonwealth National Golf Club 88
Mitchell Witman, Lancaster Country Club 88
Robert Bangs, Jr., Merion Golf Club 88
Tom Crawford, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
Kyle Maiale, Applebrook Golf Club 90
Matthew Craig, Merion Golf Club 90
Timothy Zimmaro, The ACE Club 90
Ronald McAllister, Philmont Country Club 97
Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club 108
Tyler Noll, Stonewall WD
Zack Hutchinson, Gulph Mills Golf Club WD
Ages 31-42
Name, club Score
*Nigel Scott, Philadelphia Country Club 72
Russ Danyluk, Philadelphia Cricket Club 72
Chris Tobias, Merion Golf Club 75
Serge Hogg, Pine Valley Golf Club 76
Jon Rudisill, Pine Valley Golf Club 78
Michael Dever, Applebrook Golf Club 78
Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Country Club 80
Trevor Pope, Lancaster Country Club 81
Eric Dahl, Overbrook Golf Club 82
Josh Keyser, Philadelphia Cricket Club 84
Timothy Marshall, Pine Valley Golf Club 85
Eddie Westley, Llanerch Country Club 87
Peter Han, Lookaway Golf Club 87
Sean Jarjavejian, Philadelphia Cricket Club 88
Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club 90
Timothy Mallowe, Merion Golf Club 90
Matthew Reusche, Llanerch Country Club 91
Lesley Ivory, Saucon Valley Country Club 95
Mike Knowles, The Springhaven Club 117
Preston Baxter, Gulph Mills Golf Club WD
Ages 43 and over
Name, club Score
Lance Hornung, Merion Golf Club 78
Robert Clark Jr, Saucon Valley Country Club 82
William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club 84
Bill Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club 87
Eric Miller, Merion Golf Club 87
Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club 88
Michael Hickey, Overbrook Golf Club 90
Thomas McCarthy, Saucon Valley Country Club 90
Tom Burke, Saucon Valley Country Club 91
Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club 92
Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club 93
Roger Leister, Philmont Country Club 93
Dean DiBonaventure, Gulph Mills Golf Club 95
David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club 97
Mike Kaplan, Philmont Country Club 98
Rocky Colavita, Overbrook Golf Club 98
Kevin Nicolas, Saucon Valley Country Club 103
Dennis Fisher, Chester Valley Golf Club 119
John McNeill, Stonewall WD
Randolph Reid, Sr., Philadelphia Country Club NS
Owen Samuda, Pine Valley Golf Club DQ
*-determined in scorecard playoff
NS-no show; WD-withdrawal; DQ – disqualification

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