Philadelphia (GAP) Joseph H. Patterson Cup

CONCORDVILLE, PA (August 12, 2005) -–Tug Maude became the first Merion GC representative since Max Marston in 1924 to earn a spot on the Joseph H. Patterson Memorial Cup trophy. Maude did so by surviving an 18-hole playoff with Conrad Von Borsig on Friday at Concord CC (par 71, 6,736 yards) to take the 103rd Patterson Cup, the stroke play championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. In the 18-hole medal format playoff, Maude, 22, of Wayne, Pa., finished at even-par 71 while Von Borsig, 18, of Swarthmore, Pa., and a member at Concord CC, posted a 3-over-par 74. The two finished yesterday deadlocked at 5-under-par 138 after 18 holes each at Concord CC and Radley Run CC. The Patterson Cup is played over 36 holes (18 holes at each club) in one day. "I was surprised when I heard that," said Maude, a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, on being the first Merion member in 81 years to take the Patterson Cup. "There are so many great players there. It's such an honor."

Marston was a member of Merion Cricket Club, the predecessor to Merion Golf Club, at the time of his victory.

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ABOUT THE Joseph Patterson Cup

Format: Thirty-six hole individual gross stroke play, two day event with a cut to the low 60 and ties for the second round.

Eligibility: Open to GAP Member Club golfers with handicaps of 7.0 or lower. Non-exempt players must prequalify.

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