Spring Ford CC’s Lebow heads Amateur Championship qualifying - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jun 14, 2004

Spring Ford CC’s Lebow heads Amateur Championship qualifying

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FLOURTOWN, Pa.-Mike Lebow of Spring Ford CC navigated the uncharted waters of the Amateur Championship leaderboard in grand fashion on Monday. The 20-year-old resident of Royersford, Pa., carded a career-tournament best 5-under-par 138 total for the 36 holes of the Amateur Championship Qualifier on Philadelphia Cricket Club’s two layouts – Wissahickon (par 71, 6,836 yards) and Militia Hill (par 72, 7,146 yards) – to earn medalist honors.

  He’ll be the second seed for match play, which begins tomorrow. As the defending champion, Michael Tash of Tavistock CC is seeded No. 1.

  A field of 132 players vied for the 31 match play spots.

  Match play will be conducted on the Militia Hill Course Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15-16, with the 36-hole final set for Saturday, June 19.

  The cut fell at 5-over-par 148.

  In essence, Lebow netted top qualifying honors with a 5-under-par 67 on the Militia Hill Course in the morning. The Emory University junior credited his “pure” driver for the outstanding performance.

  “The past month it’s come together,” said Lebow. “This was a big surprise. There are a lot of good golfers out here. This was my best tournament round ever. And my first bogey free tournament round ever.”

  Lebow, who started on the back nine of Militia Hill, made the turn in 2-under-par before recording a 3-under-par 33 on the front.

  He birdied No. 12 (par 4, 398 yards) and No. 17 (par 5, 463 yards) before going under par on No. 3 (par 5, 544 yards), No. 4, (par 4, 396 yards) and No. 6 (par 5, 576 yards).

  “My longest birdie putt was 20 feet,” said Lebow. “And I made every putt inside six feet.”

  Lebow entered the day a touch skeptical of his talents.

  He fell to John Brennan in the club championship on Sunday.

  “It was my worst two rounds in over a month,” said Lebow. “After yesterday, I was just trying not to embarrass myself.”

  In the afternoon, Lebow had it up to 7-under-par, but lost some steam on the way in and finished at even-par 71.

  Dan Walters of Meadia Heights GC carded a 2-under-par 141 to take the third seed.

  This year’s match play appears particularly strong. In the field is: Michael McDermott of Llanerch CC (the reigning Player of the Year); Chris Lange of Overbrook GC, a three-time Amateur champion; Kyle Davis, the recent winner of the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s R. Jay Sigel Match Play Championship and Mike Rose, the reigning Senior Player of the Year, to name a few.

  Davis, 18, of Kennett Square G&CC captured the Junior Boys’ Championship last summer. He finished in a four-way tie for third place at 142 and by virtue of tiebreakers, is the No. 5 seed.

  “With how good junior golf in the area is, it’s not that tough to transition from junior golf,” said Davis, a Kennett Square resident. “It’s the same game with the same scores.”

Pos.Name, clubOverall1st rd.2nd rd.Total
1Mike Lebow, Spring Ford Country Club-56771138
2Dan Walters, Conestoga CC-27071141
3Thomas J. Gramigna, Tavistock Country Club-17270142
4Kyle T. Davis, Kennett Square G & CC-17171142
5Lynn T. Kilduff, Huntsville GC-17072142
6Chris Lange, Overbrook GC-17468142
7John M. Pelet, Wyncote Golf ClubEven7073143
8Roc Irey, Cedarbrook Country Club+17668144
9Geoff Forcino, Waynesborough Country Club+17173144
10Brian Corbett, Huntsville Golf Club+17470144
11Oscar L. Mestre, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club+17173144
12Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club+26877145
13Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club+27174145
14Douglas G. Zelner, Coatesville Country Club+37373146
15Scott P. Storck, Philadelphia Cricket Club+36779146
16Rich Pruchnik, West Chester Golf & Country Club+37274146
17Michael A. Tash, Tavistock Country Club+37274146
18Michael P. McDermott, Llanerch Country Club+37472146
19John G. Sawin, Philadelphia Country Club+37373146
20Ron A. Weaver, Meadia Heights Golf Club+37274146
21Steve J. Owens, Wildwood Golf & Country Club+37076146
22P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia CC+47473147
23Anthony M. Apostolico, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club+47374147
24Michael Rose, Ashbourne Country Club+47572147
25Scott Ehrlich, Meadowlands CountryClub+47077147
26Marlin Detweiler, Lancaster Country Club+47473147
27Billy McCrossan, The Springhaven Club+47671147
28Francis J. McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club+47473147
29Dan Pickering, Indian Valley Country Club+47077147
T30*John W. Robinson, Commonwealth National GC+57177148
T30*James M. Winner, Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club+57771148
T30*Tom Borsello, Fieldstone Golf Club+57375148
Failed to qualify
T30Andrew Achenbach, Rivercrest GC (no match play)+57870148
T30William J. McGuinness, Tavistock Country Club+57375148
35Alan Borowsky, White Manor Country Club+67673149
36David A. Richards, Bent Creek Country Club+67673149
37Byron W. Whitman, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Assoc+67376149
38David Liotta, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club+77674150
39Brian Gillespie, St. Davids GC+77575150
40Michael Moser, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club+77674150
41Michael Moffat, Commonwealth National GC+77674150
42Steven P. Walczak, Wilmington Country Club+77476150
43Kevin P. Kelly, Old York Road Country Club+87774151
44Douglas Schroer, St. Davids Golf Club+87873151
45Chris Gallagher, Penn Oaks Golf Club+87675151
46Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club+87675151
47Sean D. Leonard, Tavistock Country Club+97973152
48Chris T. Anderson, Wilmington Country Club+97577152
49James F. Donnelly, Philadelphia Cricket Club+97874152
50Robert Savarese, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club+97577152
51Robert Bechtold, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club+97775152
52Jason Barkley, Berkleigh Country Club+97379152
53Brian Rothaus, Philmont Country Club+107677153
54Drew Panebianco, Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club+107479153
55Brad McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club+107776153
56Robin S. McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club+107776153
57Robert Ockenfuss, Jr., Indian Valley Country Club+107380153
58James R. White, Philadelphia Cricket Club+117381154
59Glenn Smeraglio, Yardley Country Club+117777154
60Garrett Basalyga, Talamore at Oak Terrace CC+117678154
61Raymond B. Slawecki, Spring Ford Country Club+117480154
62Joe April, Wedgwood Country Club+117777154
63James A. Forster, Old York Road Country Club+117975154
64Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club+117480154
65Douglas E. Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club+127778155
66Chris P. Thude, Melrose Country Club+127976155
67Kevin McClellan, Doylestown Country Club+127976155
68James K. Kieserman, Blue Bell Country Club+127976155
69Michael J. Brown, Pine Valley Golf Club+127877155
70Chase A. Duncan, Meadia Heights Golf Club+128273155
71Frederick Taggart, Meadia Heights Golf Club+127778155
72Patrick Marshalek, Whitford Country Country Club+137977156
73Rand R. Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club+137581156
74Steve Walton, Downingtown Country Club+138274156
75Alan Roatche, Doylestown Country Club+137581156
76Leonard Staskiel, Woodbury Country Club+137581156
77Justin G. VanHyning, Olde York Country Club+147582157
78Charles J. Dowds, III, Applebrook GC+148275157
79Bryan Marvin, Old York Road Country Club+147681157
80Andrew Dietz, Laurel Creek Country Club+147879157
81Terrence J. Sawyer, Yardley Country Club+148275157
82Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club+147879157
83David T. Smith, Doylestown Country Club+148275157
84Donald Ashley, Philadelphia Country Club+158078158
85Ryan McCarty, Little Mill Country Club+157979158
86Robert Galbreath, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club+157979158
87Greg M. OConnor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club+157484158
88Tyler Rae, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club+157781158
89Mark Wachter, Philadelphia Pub Links Golf Assoc+168178159
90Michael C. Evangelista, Concord Country Club+167980159
91Gerard F. Ascolese, North Hills Country Club+167881159
92Philip G. Damico, Llanerch Country Club+168277159
93Leonard Pearson, Philmont Country Club+167584159
94Craig Tallent, Merion GC+167881159
95Ernie VanMeter, Wildwood Golf & Country Club+167782159
96Brian Myers, Old York Road Country Club+167881159
97Robert G. Dziak, Spring Ford Country Club+178278160
98Michael J. Egan, Lookaway Golf Club+178179160
99William B. Weihenmayer, Jr., Huntingdon Country Club+178080160
100Michael J. Vannelli, Medford Village Country Club+187883161
101Marc A. Mandel, White Manor Country Club+187883161
102Alexander A. Maguire, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club+188378161
103Mark Kosko, Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa+188180161
104Matthew Shevlin, Llanerch Country Club+187883161
105Tony Perla, Olde York Country Club+188378161
106Tom Guillebeau, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club+198280162
107James K. Wybar, Philadelphia Cricket Club+198280162
108Thomas E. Oxenfeld, Coatesville Country Club+198478162
109Arthur J. Kania, Jr., Overbrook GC+198280162
110Tom Spano, Philadelphia Pub Links Golf Assoc+198181162
111Kenji Ota, Philadelphia Cricket Club+207687163
112John Donnelly, Concord Country Club+208083163
113Patrick G. Dougherty, Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club+208479163
114Grant T. Liu, Commonwealth National Golf Club+218480164
115David West, Whitford CC+218183164
116Logan Terry, Plymouth Country Club+218282164
117Michael H. Lewers, St. Davids Golf Club+218876164
118Edward Kelly, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club+238482166
119Thomas C. Brennan, Jr., Melrose Country Club+238680166
120Damon C. Barbacci, Huntsville Golf Club+238779166
121Joseph P. Glynn, Llanerch Country Club+238383166
122Warren Smith, Fieldstone Golf Club+248186167
123Jack Wallace, Burlington Country Club+248186167
124Anthony G. Kondracki, Fox Hill Country Club+258880168
125Gregory S. Henkel, Melrose Country Club+268782169
126Brian Wiley, Sandy Run Country Club+268881169
127Robert Gill, Fox Hill Country Club+268584169
128David Pfotzer, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club+328491175
129Geoffrey M. Cooper, Ballamor Golf Club+328491175
130George Forster, Jr., Radnor Valley Country Club+338591176
131Steve Dressel, Spring Ford CC+378991180
132Paul J. Rogowicz, Yardley Country ClubWD83WDWD
*-advanced in playoff; WD-withdrawal

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