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Amateurs Jeff Osberg, Christopher Crawford set to face off in Philadelphia Open Playoff
(GAP Photo)
(GAP Photo)
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (July 18, 2016) -- Amateurs Jeff Osberg and Christopher Crawford both finished the 36-hole marathon Philadelphia Open tied at even-par, setting up a four-hole aggregate playoff on Tuesday. The playoff will begin at 8:30 a.m. and include hole 6-7-8-9. This marks the third playoff in the last seven years.

Playing at The Ridge at Back Brook Christopher Crawford jumped out to a quick start shooting a 4-under 67 during the morning 18-holes. Crawford played nearly flawless golf in the morning with six birdies and two bogeys. The afternoon was a different story however, as Crawford struggled to a 4-over 75. Crawford birdied four holes, but also bogeyed four and double-bogeyed two.

Jeff Osberg played steady with two rounds of even-par 71 on Monday. Throughout the two rounds Osberg birdied nine holes, but it was his birdie on the 36-hole that proved to the biggest. Sitting at 1-over for the day and needing a birdie to get back to even-par on the final hole Osberg responded.

Overall the amateurs showed extremely well at the Philadelphia with 10 players finishing inside the top-10.

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ABOUT THE Philadelphia Open

Format: Thirty-six hole individual gross stroke play, one day event.

Eligibility: The field will consist of professionals who are active members of the Philadelphia Section PGA in good standing, head professionals of GAP Member Clubs and amateurs who are members of member clubs and have handicap index of 7.0 or less.

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