VIDEO: Ben Feld Wins the Philadelphia Mid-Amateur
Ben Feld of Huntingdon Valley Country Club wins his first GAP championship
BRYN MAWR, PA (May 25, 2017) - Ben Feld of Huntingdon Valley Country Club and Drexel University won the 34th Golf Association of Philadelphia Middle-Amateur Championship at Overbrook Golf Club.
Feld, who is the head men's golf coach at Drexel, entered the final round three shots behind overnight leader Stephen Dressel after a one-under 69. But Dressel could not get anything going all day, going birdieless and shooting a two-over 72.
With four holes to go it looked like Jeff Osberg's tournament to win. Osberg was three under for the day and five under for the tournament, but he lost three shots coming in including a double on the last hole to fall two shots short.
Feld made his move in the middle of the front nine, making three straight birdies starting at the fifth. Two more birdies at the short par-four thirteenth and seventeenth allowed him to take the lead as Osberg was backing up, and even a bogey at the last was enough to close out the win by two shots at four-under 136. Dressel, Osberg, and Chris Lange, Jr. all tied for second at 138.
Matthew Mattare and James Gillespie tied fifth at even-par 140.
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 151 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.
ABOUT THE Philadelphia Mid-Amateur
Format: Thirty-Six hole individual gross stroke
play, two day event. With a cut after the first
day to the low 70 and ties.
Eligibility: Open to Member Club golfers who
25 years of age and over with a USGA
Handicap. Nonexempt players must prequalify.
Index of 7.0 or lower.
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