May 15, 2007

Seese tops Amateur Championship Qualifier at a windswept Ballamor GC

  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Sean Seese of Huntingdon Valley CC withstood near-gale-force winds to take home medallist honors Wednesday with an even-par 72 at the Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Championship Qualifier held at a brisk Ballamor Golf Club (par 72, 6,900 yards). Seese led a field of 93 players attempting to earn 26 of the qualifying spots and ties for the 107th running GAP’s Amateur Championship set for June 11-13 & 16 at Applebrook GC and White Manor CC.

 “It was tough out there,” said Seese. “You had to take so much more club just so the ball wouldn’t spin as much or anything. You really had to be careful because if you hit a bit of a cut or a hook, it just got exaggerated.”

  Seese said he had difficulties when confronted with holes that were head-on into the wind but was able to make up for that with a consistent short game.

  “The par 3s were especially tough for me,” he said. “I had to take so much more club, which was difficult for me. Luckily, I putted really well all day and only missed one or two putts from more than 10 feet out.”

  Added Seese, “Fortunately, I was able to get up-and-down if I missed [the green].”

  “The greens rolled perfectly,” said Kosko of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. “If you hit it where you were aiming, and you had the right line picked out, it was going in.”

  But for Seese, things were more of a cerebral battle than a contest with the elements.

  “It’s all about momentum,” Seese said. “If you make a couple bogeys then you start thinking about the cut line. Luckily, I kept my score where I needed to all day.”

  With the qualifier, but not the wind, coming to an end, the cut line landed at 80.

  Wednesday’s qualifier was the second of two qualifiers used to determine the field for the Championship. The first was held back on May 7 at Penn Oaks GC where Jack Wallace of Burlington CC took home medallist honors with a 3-over-par 74.

  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.

Results
Qualifiers
Name Club Front 9 Back 9 Total
Sean Seese Huntingdon Valley Country Club 35 37 72
Mark Kosko Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 38 35 73
Mark D. Miller Yardley Country Club 39 35 74
Timothy L. Hager Lookaway Golf Club 36 38 74
Chris P. Sylvia Pine Hill Golf Club 38 37 75
Thomas Hyland Little Mill Country Club 39 36 75
Chase A. Duncan Meadia Heights Golf Club 39 37 76
Gil Moniz Jr. Woodbury Country Club 37 39 76
Tim Dolan Galloway National Golf Club 37 39 76
Eric Schmehl Moorestown Field Club 38 39 77
John E. Simone Blue Bell Country Club 40 37 77
Kenneth R. Matt Commonwealth National Golf Club 39 38 77
Patrick Hardin Northampton Country Club 38 39 77
Patrick M. Garrison Philadelphia Publinks GA 40 37 77
Ryan McCarty Little Mill Country Club 40 37 77
Chris Comer Ballamor Golf Club 44 34 78
Christopher R. Kaspar Lu Lu Country Club 42 36 78
Frank S. Corrado, Jr. Jericho National Golf Club 41 37 78
Matt Ehrlich Meadowlands Country Club 42 36 78
Michael J. Gross Glenmaura National Golf Club 39 39 78
Philip T. Arouca Philadelphia Publinks GA 39 39 78
Rich Thon The Springhaven Club 38 40 78
Alexander S. Liebman Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 39 40 79
Bo Maguire Brookside Country Club 40 39 79
Robert P Billings Rolling Green Golf Club 41 38 79
Bill Boyle Metedeconk National Golf Club 40 40 80
David J. Taraschi Merchantville Country Club 42 38 80
John W. Robinson Commonwealth National Golf Club 37 43 80
Kevin Weeks Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 41 39 80
Logan Terry Plymouth Country Club 42 38 80
Michael D. O’Keefe Little Mill Country Club 40 40 80
Philip J. Bartholomew Yardley Country Club 42 38 80
Phillip Anzaldo Tavistock Country Club 42 38 80
R. Blake Slawecki Spring Ford Country Club 39 41 80
Robert Schmeck Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 41 39 80
Stephen Sieracki Merchantville Country Club 41 39 80
Steven M. Passalacqua Wedgwood Country Club 41 39 80
Tom Piersanti Applebrook Golf Club 41 39 80
Failed to qualify
Anthony F. List, Jr. Golf Course at Glen Mills 41 40 81
Bryan C. McClaskey Merchantville Country Club 42 39 81
Richard Speranza Jericho National Golf Club 44 37 81
Edward Woehlcke Cedarbrook Country Club 39 43 82
Geoffrey M. Cooper Laurel Creek Country Club 42 40 82
Robert Loftus Overbrook Golf Club 40 42 82
Stephen Kidron Commonwealth National Golf Club 45 37 82
Tyler Glassman Meadowlands Country Club 43 39 82
Johan D. van Schalkwyk Burlington Country Club 44 39 83
Mark D. Quigley Lu Lu Country Club 44 39 83
Mike Meisenzahl Little Mill Country Club 42 41 83
Steve Levine Ballamor Golf Club 40 43 83
Steve Lubin Makefield Highlands Golf Club 43 40 83
Ari Flaisher Downingtown Golf Club 41 43 84
Jeffrey B. Huntzinger North Hills Country Club 40 44 84
Joe Olin Little Mill Country Club 43 41 84
John Campanelli Woodbury Country Club 44 40 84
Larry Paster Philmont Country Club 42 42 84
Ryan R. Morrissey Hartefeld National 41 43 84
Steve M. Cutler Hartefeld National 45 39 84
Zach C. Rothaus Philmont Country Club 45 39 84
John Alterman Commonwealth National Golf Club 45 40 85
John R. Cattoni Huntsville Golf Club 46 39 85
Johnny Murphy Wildwood Golf & Country Club 43 42 85
Phillip P. DiGiacinto Ballamor Golf Club 43 42 85
Mak Kemenosh Tavistock Country Club 42 44 86
Michael S. Boden Burlington Country Club 44 42 86
Bob Ursomarso Saucon Valley Country Club 42 45 87
Brian Sexton Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa 46 41 87
James M. Bell III Makefield Highlands Golf Club 45 42 87
Jason Barkley Berkleigh Country Club 44 43 87
Richard Blumberg Philmont Country Club 44 43 87
Andrew J. Dietz Laurel Creek Country Club 42 46 88
Robert J. Cunningham Overbrook Golf Club 44 44 88
Charles P. Scalzott Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 45 44 89
John G. Donahue Rolling Green Golf Club 46 43 89
John P. Mesko, Jr. Country Club of Scranton 44 45 89
Joseph M. Roeder Links Golf Club 47 42 89
Michael J. Hodges The Springhaven Club 46 43 89
Andrew I. Lombard The Springhaven Club 45 45 90
Lucas V. Serbun Sandy Run Country Club 49 41 90
Lance T. Oberparleiter Wedgwood Country Club 44 47 91
Vincent E. Coll, Jr. Sandy Run Country Club 53 38 91
David Hoegel Little Mill Country Club 46 46 92
Arthur J. Kania, Jr. Overbrook Golf Club WD WD WD
Brian T. Powell Burlington Country Club WD WD WD
Chris A. Corr Whitemarsh Valley Country Club WD WD WD
Doug Domeshek Heidelberg Country Club WD WD WD
Eric Chipin Philmont Country Club DQ DQ DQ
James A. Loftus, Jr. Overbrook Golf Club WD WD WD
Ken Sim Commonwealth National Golf Club WD WD WD
Mike Dolan Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa WD WD WD
Reed M. Valutas The ACE Club WD WD WD
Thomas Kaczor Yardley Country Club WD WD WD
Tim Emiliani The Springhaven Club WD WD WD
WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualification

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