Aug 17, 2006

Yardley CC’s Arnold takes Patterson Cup, Silver Cross

*VIDEO: Patterson Cup

 HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.–Stephen Arnold of Yardley CC, 21, responded to scoreboard-leader nerves and Major Championship pressure with a clutch birdie on his final hole to seal up a victory in the 104th Joseph H. Patterson Cup on Thursday at Philmont CC (North Course, par 70, 6,676 yards/South Course, par 70, 6,062 yards).

Dan Burton, Golf Association of
Philadelphia President (left) presents
Kyle Davis of Fieldstone GC with the
second-place trophy.

  Arnold, a senior-to-be at Villanova University, finished the 36-hole championship at 1-under-par 139, two strokes clear of Kyle Davis of Fieldstone GC and Michael McDermott of Merion GC. Adam Cohan of The ACE Club and Brian Gillespie of St. Davids GC rounded out the Top 5 at 2-over par in the 132-player field.

The Joseph H. Patterson Cup is the final Major of the Golf Association of Philadelphia calendar.

  “Getting that first win is hard,” said Arnold of his first Major victory. “Once you get in that situation, you have to be able to control yourself and control your emotions. I’m still not where I feel I can really control that situation. I was nervous today. And obviously it showed with some of the shots I hit coming in.”

  Arnold, who found himself tied with John Sawin of Merion GC at 4-under par after both posted opening-round 66s, emerged as the likely victor with nine holes remaining.


  However, the aforementioned nerves appeared and a late surge by Davis and Cohan clouded the picture with only a few holes to go.

  Arnold, playing the North Course in the afternoon, stood on No. 14 (par 4, 488 yards) at 4-under par and two strokes clear of Cohan and the field. However, a grip slip on his second shot on the 14th resulted in a bogey and a “tense,” as Arnold called it, chip on No. 15 (par 4, 400 yards) watched him give another shot back to the field.

  In the meantime, Cohan, on the South Course, birdied No. 14 (par 5, 538 yards) to move to 1-under par. But a three-putt from 50 feet on No. 15 (par 5, 196 yards) and a pushed second shot out of bounds on the next hole eliminated Cohan from the fray. Davis, also playing the South Course, thought his chance of winning went away after going 6-over par on his opening seven holes of the second round.

  However, Davis played his final 11 holes in 3 under and burnt the edges for birdies on his final two holes that would have got him to Arnold’s final score.

  “I thought I shot myself out of it on my first seven holes,” said Davis, 20, of Kennett Square, Pa., “so I figured I could just go out and fire on all cylinders.”

  Arnold continue to make it interesting with a double bogey on the treacherous No. 17 (par 3, 173 yards), after his 4-iron skipped over the green and landed on a grassy downslope of the back bunker. Arnold made a solid flop shot, but a double bogey was all he could muster.

  “Just making it exciting,” said Arnold’s caddie.

  On No. 18 (par 4, 343 yards), however, Arnold displayed his championship mettle.

  He drilled a driver to 50 yards out and then lofted a lob wedge to four feet. He drained the putt.

  “It had a lot more break than you think,” said Arnold, of Langhorne, Pa. “I didn’t want to putt it.”

Silver Cross Award
  Arnold’s Patterson Cup performance also propelled him to the top of the Silver Cross Award scoreboard. Arnold took over the top position from Clint Deibert of Doylestown CC, who held a two-shot lead after the Amateur Championship Qualifier.

  Arnold trailed Deibert by six shots in a tie for fourth place heading into the Patterson Cup.

  The Patterson Cup serves as the final two rounds of the Silver Cross. The Silver Cross is awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying round(s) of the Amateur Championship and the Patterson Cup.

NOTES–Glenn Smeraglio, in 1998, was the last Yardley CC member to win the Patterson Cup. Smeraglio, in 2001-02, was also the last Yardley CC representative to take the Silver Cross.

Pos.NameClubRd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1Stephen ArnoldYardley Country Club66S73N139
T2Kyle DavisFieldstone Golf Club68N73S141
T2Michael McDermottMerion Golf Club67S74N141
T4Adam CohanThe ACE Club69N73S142
T4Brian GillespieSt. Davids Golf Club70N72S142
T6Chris GallagherPenn Oaks Golf Club72N71S143
T6Paul RogowiczYardley Country Club73S70N143
T8Alan BorowskyWhite Manor Country Club71S73N144
T8Conrad Von BorsigConcord Country Club78N66S144
T8Douglas ZelnerCoatesville Country Club71N73S144
T11Gregg AngelilloMoselem Springs Golf Club76N69S145
T11Steve OwensCommonwealth National Golf Club76N69S145
T13Christopher GoldLittle Mill Country Club71N75S146
T13Robert Galbreath, Jr.Huntingdon Valley Country Club72S74N146
T15Brian RothausPhilmont Country Club73S74N147
T15Glenn SmeraglioYardley Country Club72N75S147
T15James KiesermanTalamore at Oak Terrace Country Club74N73S147
T15Joshua KrumholzBerkleigh Country Club71N76S147
T19Christopher AultYardley Country Club76S72N148
T19John SawinMerion Golf Club66N82S148
T19Michael WilliamsSakima Country Club76S72N148
T22Billy StewartLlanerch Country Club71N78S149
T22Brandon DetweilerLancaster Country Club77S72N149
T22Eric BeringerPhiladelphia Country Club71S78N149
T22John MullinsSpring Ford Country Club74S75N149
T22Michael MoffatCommonwealth National Golf Club75N74S149
T22Michael RosePhilmont Country Club74S75N149
T22Steve CutlerRadley Run Country Club72S77N149
T29Chris SylviaPine Hill Golf Club68S82N150
T29Clint DeibertDoylestown Country Club76N74S150
T29Samuel RyderAronimink Golf Club75N75S150
T29Vincent Scarpetta, IIIGlenmaura National Golf Club72S78N150
T33Sean DavyMedford Village Country Club76N75S151
T33Sean LeonardTavistock Country Club78S73N151
T35Jason CohanThe ACE Club79N73S152
T35Michael StanleySt. Davids Golf Club78N74S152
T35Steve Ransom, Jr.Wildwood Golf & Country Club77S75N152
T35Thomas E. Timby, Jr.Makefield Highlands Golf Club79N73S152
T39David LiottaWhitemarsh Valley Country Club74S79N153
T39Drew PanebiancoTalamore at Oak Terrace Country Club77S76N153
T39John BrennanSpring Ford Country Club77N76S153
T39Michael TashTavistock Country Club77S76N153
T39Mike DannerLu Lu Country Club74N79S153
T39Robin McCoolSaucon Valley Country Club74N79S153
T39Ryan GelrodCommonwealth National Golf Club76S77N153
T46Cole WillcoxPhiladelphia Country Club77S77N154
T46Douglas SchroerSt. Davids Golf Club79N75S154
T46Gary RobertsYardley Country Club76S78N154
T46John SimkinsSquires Golf Club77S77N154
T46Mike OwsikPlymouth Country Club74S80N154
T46P. Chet WalshPhiladelphia Country Club76S78N154
T46Tom CarterGreate Bay Country Club77N77S154
T53Andy AchenbachRiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve75S80N155
T53Christopher LangeOverbrook Golf Club81S74N155
T53Michael GrossGlenmaura National Golf Club79S76N155
T53Robert RobertsonSunnybrook Golf Club75N80S155
T53Shane DooleySpring Ford Country Club80S75N155
T53Thomas GramignaTavistock Country Club79S76N155
T53Timothy HagerLookaway Golf Club82S73N155
T60Brett FalkoffThe ACE Club81N75S156
T60Freddy HenriquezHartefeld National81N75S156
T60Nick RyderAronimink Golf Club72N84S156
T60Rich ThonThe Springhaven Club82N74S156
T60Steve LubinMakefield Highlands Golf Club76N80S156
T65Bill MurrayMerchantville Country Club80N77S157
T65Christopher ReedmanTrenton Country Club81S76N157
T65Craig TallentMerion Golf Club74S83N157
T65Daniel RexonTavistock Country Club83N74S157
T65Douglas CusickTavistock Country Club77S80N157
T65Gil Moniz Jr.Running Deer Golf Club81N76S157
T65James MacallisterManufacturers Golf & Country Club76S81N157
T65James WhitePhiladelphia Cricket Club76S81N157
T65Jamie SlonisTavistock Country Club76N81S157
T65John Michael PeletWyncote Golf Club73N84S157
T65Jordan CowanDowningtown Golf Club83S74N157
T65Matt EhrlichMeadowlands Country Club84N73S157
T65Phillip AnzaldoTavistock Country Club82N75S157
T78J.D. HallMerion Golf Club81N77S158
T78Michael O’KeefeLittle Mill Country Club76N82S158
T80Bo MaguireBrookside Country Club80S79N159
T80Kevin HuntingtonPenn Oaks Golf Club79N80S159
T82Carlos OchoaLittle Mill Country Club83N77S160
T82Christopher KasparLu Lu Country Club84S76N160
T82David SmithDoylestown Country Club75S85N160
T82Gerry BaldachinoOlde York Country Club78N82S160
T86Brad SokolBerkleigh Country Club81S80N161
T86Eric SchmehlMoorestown Field Club78S83N161
T86Mario VerticelliSpring Mill Country Club77N84S161
T86Matthew FingerRunning Deer Golf Club84N77S161
T86Thomas DiCintiLittle Mill Country Club76S85N161
T91Alexander Maguire, Jr.Philadelphia Cricket Club81N81S162
T91Brian SextonSeaview Marriott Resort & Spa82N80S162
T91Chris EsbenshadeMeadia Heights Golf Club79N83S162
T91J. Kirk LunteyMerion Golf Club83N79S162
T95Christopher WallinIndian Valley Country Club84S79N163
T95Ryan BeckOld York Road Country Club86N77S163
T97Mark PetersonPhiladelphia Cricket Club83S81N164
T97Scott CarneyCommonwealth National Golf Club79S85N164
T97Todd VonderheidHuntsville Golf Club82S82N164
T100Andrew LawsonHershey’s Mill Golf Club82N83S165
T100Chris TerebesiChester Valley Golf Club87S78N165
T100Greg ForsterLu Lu Country Club86S79N165
T100Teddy HarrisMakefield Highlands Golf Club82S83N165
T104Duncan ZeidersOld York Road Country Club80S86N166
T104Jack GlackenBala Golf Club81N85S166
T104Jonathan RossGulph Mills Golf Club86S80N166
T104Joseph RoederLinks Golf Club83S83N166
T104Manus FrielPhiladelphia Publinks86S80N166
T104Mark WalkushManufacturers Golf & Country Club84N82S166
T104Scott KleeIndian Valley Country Club79N87S166
T111Glenn McClaskeyPhiladelphia Publinks83N84S167
T111Scott MorrisDoylestown Country Club81S86N167
T113David GoodmanBucks County Country Club88S81N169
T113Eric ChipinJericho National Golf Club86N83S169
T113Kenneth MattCommonwealth National Golf Club80S89N169
116Jeffrey WuerstleRiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve91S79N170
117Charles ScalzottTalamore at Oak Terrace Country Club90S81N171
118G. Patrick DoughertyTalamore at Oak Terrace Country Club80N92S172
119Scott StorckPhiladelphia Cricket Club84N89S173
120Mathieu Spence-GodinRadnor Valley Country Club95N83S178
121Mark WachterPenn Oaks Golf Club95S89N184
T122Arthur Kania, Jr.Overbrook Golf Club79SWDNWD
T122James Sullivan, Jr.Huntingdon Valley Country Club74SWDNWD
T122John FramptonWhitemarsh Valley Country Club79NWDSWD
T122Mark KoskoSeaview Marriott Resort & Spa81NWDSWD
T122Matt JasudowichWhitemarsh Valley Country Club77NWDSWD
T122Santo LafocaFox Hill Country Club79NWDSWD
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