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Philly Father-Son: Won by Alex Maguire (Sr. & Jr.)

EXTON, Penn. (May 31, 2007)-– Alex Maguire, Sr., and Alex, Jr., of Brookside CC and Philadelphia Cricket Club, respectively, birdied the fourth and final playoff hole to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 96th Father & Son (Older) Championship on Thursday at Whitford CC (par 72, 6,448 yards).

Alex, Sr., who was on his 40th hole of golf after playing in the morning wave with his other son Bo, sank a smooth six-footer for birdie to bring the playoff to an end.

Their playoff win came over Overbrook GC’s Brad and Frank McFadden; 2005 Father & Son champions Neil (Llanerch CC) and Michael McDermott (Merion GC); and Tom and Michael Hyland of Inverness Club (Toldeo, Ohio) and Little Mill CC, respectively, who all shot 1-under-par 71's in regulation play.

"The putt was straight in," said Alex, Sr., of the winning stroke. "It was right on line."

But moments before, there was a bit of a debate between the father and son pair on how to play the par 5, 562-yard fourth hole. Alex, Jr., who just finished blasting a 300-plus yard drive down the middle of the fairway, wanted his father to go for broke on their second shot and attempt to carry the creek guarding the landing area just in front of the green.

"I figured if he could cut it up onto the fairway we would have a short chip shot to the hole and a great chance at birdie," said Alex, Jr., who was celebrating his 32nd birthday.

"I talked him out of it," Alex, Sr., quickly said. "I thought we should lay up because he is such a great wedge player. He showed that by hitting [the ball] to within six feet."

It turned out that father knew best as the two took home their first Father & Son title.

For the McDermott family, a victory would have been their fourth Father & Son title in the last six years.

"I think we played pretty well together," said Neil, who also played 18 holes with his other son Kevin. "We certainly left a few out there on the greens, but all-in-all it was a pretty solid round of golf."

Neil McDermott is the Immediate Past President of the Golf Association.

William Walsh, also a Past President of GAP (1992-94), and his son Chet, of Philadelphia CC, repeated as the Super-Senior champions with a 3-over-par 75, playing from shorter tees at 5,827 yards.

For William, who just recently celebrated his 85th birthday, his Super-Senior victory marks his 10th Father & Son title over the last five decades with four different sons. This includes the 1996 Father & Son (older) title he took home with Chet at age 75.

"I was excited to play today," said Chet of the chance to play a round with his father. "We usually get a chance to play over the winter, but I couldn’t make it down to Florida this year."

Added Chet, "Plus it’s great to get a chance to drive a couple par 4s with the shorter tees. I’m not particularly long, so for me to get a poke at a par 4 is always fun. And he is so straight that I usually get a free swing every hole."

Chet gave his father a couple opportunities for birdie and par by sticking some of his approach shots close to the hole. William took advantage with a couple solid putts for par and two for birdie on holes Nos. 9 (par 5) and 15 (par 4).

After Chet almost drove the green on No. 15, William executed a solid lag putt from about 12-15 feet off the green to within three feet. Chet then cleaned up for birdie.

The Father & Son Championship is an 18-hole gross and net stroke play, selective drive, alternate shot and 40% of combined handicap event with two divisions, Super Senior (fathers 65 years and older) and Championship.

Eligibility is open to father and son teams with sons at 18 years old and over.

Full results follow:

 

Championship    
Name Gross Net
Maguire, Jr., Alex A. / Maguire, Sr., Alex A. 71 69
McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Michael P. 71 71
McFadden, Brad / McFadden, Francis J. 71 70
Hyland, Michael / Hyland, Thomas 71 71
Smith, David T. / Smith, Zach 72 71
Marshalek, Jr., George J. / Marshalek, Patrick 72 67
Henry, Kenneth L. / Henry, Scott R. 73 65
McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Glenn L. 73 72
McClaskey, Bryan C. / McClaskey, Charles 74 72
Cusick, Sr., Ronald / Cusick, Douglas A. 74 72
Detweiler, Brandon / Detweiler, Marlin 74 74
Yard, Chris / Yard, Scott 75 73
Shevlin, Joseph M. / Shevlin, Jonathan 75 71
Beringer, Christopher / Beringer, Ted 76 68
Borowsky, Larry / Borowsky, Alan 76 74
Brookreson, David K. / Brookreson, Jesse F. 76 73
Bernstein, David / Bernstein, Jason 77 69
Quigley, Bryan D. / Quigley, Mark D. 77 71
Kaspar, Richard F. / Kaspar, Christopher R. 77 73
McFadden, Francis J. / McFadden, Sean F. 77 75
Widdoes, Aaron / Widdoes, Pete 77 77
Maguire, Bo / Maguire, Sr., Alex A. 77 75
Choe, Robert / Choe, Yong 78 68
Sullivan, Sr., James E. / Sullivan, Jr., James E. 78 78
Meehan, Jr., Richard P. / Meehan, Jack 79 73
Klagholz, Jeff / Klagholz, Martin 79 74
Howson, Jr., Jay Y. / Howson, Gregory P. 79 76
Beck, Donald P. / Beck, Ryan 79 75
Levine, David / Levine, Louis S. 79 74
Zeiders, Duncan M. / Zeiders, Doug 79 74
O'Brien, Dan / O'Brien, Dave 79 75
Hoegel, Donald C. / Hoegel, David 80 74
Fonner, Eric / Fonner, William W. 80 76
Ward, Jr., Richard J. / Ward, Dan 80 72
Petroll, Philip / Petroll, Pete 80 72
Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George H. 80 74
Forbes, Sr., Richard J. / Forbes, Jr., Richard J. 80 74
Mandel, David / Mandel, Marc A. 81 73
Bondi, Kevin P. / Bondi, Edward E. 81 78
Polizzi, Frank S. / Polizzi, Jr., Frank 81 70
Holt, Thomas J. Jr. / Holt, Eric T. 81 78
Sullivan, Mike H. / Sullivan, Patrick 82 71
McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Kevin P. 82 81
Dunphy, Michael D. / Dunphy, Dennis M. 82 76
McKernan, William L. / McKernan, III, William L. 82 74
Haas, Christopher M. / Haas, Robert L. 82 70
McIntyre, Ralph / McIntyre, Bradford P. 82 72
O'Brien, Kevin P. / O'Brien, Dave 83 81
Thomas, IV, Oren / Thomas, III, Oren 83 77
Roberts, Doug / Roberts, Bradley A. 83 80
Silk, Sean / Silk, Larry 83 77
Harris, Mitch / Harris, Bob 84 80
Quimby, Kerry / Quimby, Kevin 84 78
Simonson, Christopher M. / Simonson, Jon 84 78
Franconi, Aldo / Franconi, Ryan 84 80
Forcino, Geoff E. / Forcino, Ernest R. 84 75
Young, Gerald / Young, John R. 85 77
Hirsekorn, Kurt F. / Hirsekorn, Frederick J. 85 79
O'Brien, James J. / O'Brien, Anthony 85 77
Easton, III, John K. / Easton, Jr., John K. 85 75
Malone, David Jr. / Malone, David 85 78
Mears, Brian / Mears, Jr., Don 86 75
O'Reilly, Sean M. / O'Reilly, Timothy P. 86 76
Rush, James T. / Rush, J. Thomas 86 74
Seese, Sean / Seese, Jack 86 83
McClatchy, John / McClatchy, Tim 86 75
Pfeiffer, David / Pfeiffer, Francis 87 80
Van Ostenbridge, Dan / Van Ostenbridge, Matt 87 77
Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Jeffrey W 87 80
Holt, III, Thomas / Holt, Jr., Thomas J. 87 83
Rimm, Jack / Rimm, John M. 88 80
Waldron, Rob / Waldron, R. Emmett 88 77
Blomstedt, Edward / Blomstedt, Jeff A. 88 78
Moran, Michael P. / Moran, Tom 88 81
Milner, Tim / Milner, Byron L. 89 82
Klagholz, Martin / Klagholz, Marty Jr. 90 82
Bean Jr., Richard / Bean, Richard C. 90 81
Phillips, Kenneth A. / Phillips, Grant K. 90 83
Shott, Joseph / Shott, Edward J. 90 80
Croney, Jr., Kenneth / Croney, J. Kenneth 91 85
Loughery, Charles / Loughery, Charles F. 91 82
Finn, George A. / Finn, Thomas J. 91 73
Coroniti, Rick / Coroniti, Sam 92 80
Mears, III, Robert D / Mears, Jr., Don 92 81
Flynn, Larry / Flynn, Daniel B. 92 76
Carrigan, Brian / Carrigan, Jim 92 82
Mignogna, Michael / Mignogna, Jerry T. 93 93
Greenough, Allen L. / Cook, Llewellyn H. 93 83
Woolley, David / Woolley, Michael S. 93 81
Goldstein, Barry W. / Goldstein, Aaron 94 86
Willis, Gerald J. / Willis, Gerald G. 94 82
Ahern, Tim / Ahern, Timothy M. 94 81
Curley, Charles V. / Curley, Jack 94 85
Stagliano, Anthony R. / Stagliano, David A. 95 81
Hurchalla, Gregory / Hurchalla, Charles F. 96 83
Bielecki, David / Bielecki, Dave C. 96 96
Pelesh, Neal / Pelesh, Jeffrey N. 98 86
Caruso, Charles A. / Caruso, Carmen A. 99 87
Davidson, Jr., John S. / Davidson, John S. 99 85
Chermol, Thomas L. / Chermol, Michael 103 91
Impriano, Jack J. / Impriano, Bradley J. 104 88
Moore, Thomas M. / Moore, Jr., Thomas B. 106 89
Kenefic, Michael R. / Kenefic, Michael W. 112 92
Wasilewski, Dennis P. / Wasilewski, Christopher NC NC
MacDonald, John W. / MacDonald, David WD WD
     
Super Senior    
Walsh, William T. / Walsh, P. Chet 75 67
Erickson, Jack E. / Erickson, Edward 77 70
Zalis, Gary / Zalis, Anthony 80 71
Moran, Joseph III / Moran, Joe 80 71
Basehore, Glenn H. / Basehore, Terry R. 81 71
Moses, Mark James / Moses, Sr., Michael D. 84 75
Mark, Alex / Mark, Peter 84 72
Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim 85 74
Moses, Sr., Michael D. / Moses, Robert 86 80
Yost, Ed / Yost, Vince G 87 77
Quinn, Gerald F. / Quinn, Michael J. 88 81
Simms, James F. / Simms, John B. 90 76
Antoni, Ronald / Antoni, Sr., Erwin J. 90 78
Dworak, Stanley J. / Dworak, Jr., Stan T. 91 76
Westermann, Sr., Marty / Westermann, Marty, Jr. 96 82

 

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