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Robertson, Culp duo nab 22nd Hussey

  SPRINGFIELD, Pa.– Robert Robertson of Sunnybrook GC and fellow high school teammate Chip Culp of Philadelphia Cricket Club, edged out defending champions Robert Galbreath, Jr., the 2007 Junior Boys' Champion, and Eric Chipin of Philmont CC, to take home the 22nd Francis X. Hussey Memorial Championship by a stroke.

Chip Culp (left)and
Robert Robertson read a putt.
  Robertson and Culp, co-captains of the Chestnut Hill Academy golf team, fired a 5-under-par 66 Monday at a brisk Rolling Green GC (par 71, 6,267 yards) swapping last year’s Hussey scores with defending champions Galbreath and Chipin who shot a 4-under-par 67.

  "We played pretty well," said Culp, who turns 18 years of age on Tuesday. "We had one bogey, which was frustrating, but we made some good par saves."

  Added Robertson, the 2007 Junior Boys' runner-up, "We just knew if we got it on the green, with two of us looking at birdie, we would most likely make one since the greens were rolling true."

Robert Galbreath, Jr.
  The soon-to-be high school seniors carded six birdies including a clutch 40-foot birdie putt by Robertson from the back, left corner of the green on the tricky No. 14 (par 3, 192 yards).

  "If I didn’t make that, I think it was going off the green," said Robertson, 17, of Philadelphia. "It was big."

  "That was huge for us coming off the bogey [on No. 13 (par 4, 395 yards)]," said Culp of his partner’s lengthy, right-to-left breaking putt.

  "I think I aimed seven feet right of the cup on that putt," said Robertson, who admitted to riding the momentum off of his second place finish at the Junior Boys' last Thursday. "I felt pretty good and had my putter going today."

  Last week’s Junior Boys’ Championship saw Galbreath defeat Robertson on the 18th hole, 1-up, at Cavaliers CC for his third Junior Boys' title.

  "We had our ups and downs and just fell short by one stroke today," Galbreath said.

  Junior-Junior Division (13-and-under)
Zachary Dilcher of Hartefeld and Drew Calamaro of Rolling Green GC fired a 3-under-par 33 (par 36, 3,281 yards) to capture the Junior-Junior Division of the Francis X. Hussey Memorial Tournament by six strokes.

  The Junior-Junior Division competes over nine holes. This year the front nine was used for the event. The nine-hole sides are alternated every year.

  Dilcher and Calamaro carded three birdies en route to the only sub-par round in the Junior-Junior Division.

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  A total of 54 teams competed in the Hussey, named in honor of the former Rolling Green GC junior member.

  Francis suffered with congenital heart disease and passed away in December of 1983 while undergoing major heart surgery. He was 13 years old when he died. Francis was a student in the Haverford Township School system, an avid sports fan and an active junior member at Rolling Green. His courage in the face of his illness was a great inspiration to all who knew him.

  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 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Results

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

Culp, Chip / Robertson, Robert

Philadelphia Cricket Club

34

32

66

Chipin, Eric / Galbreath, Jr., Robert

Philmont CC/Huntington Valley CC

33

34

67

Villari, Jr., Phillip / Guarino, Beau

Riverton CC/Burlington CC

35

33

68

Fasy, J.R. / Mathias, Greg

Wilmington CC/Three Little Bakers

36

33

69

Smith, Andrew / Goodman, David

Doylestown CC/Bucks County GC

35

35

70

Bea, James / Eiler, Peter

Spring Mill CC/ Commonwealth National GC

34

36

70

Palmer, John / Pici, Tim

Chester Valley GC

36

35

71

Bernard, Daniel / Koch, Tucker

RiverCrest GC

37

34

71

Stake, Seth / Trosley, George

Gulph Mills GC/Sandy Run CC

36

35

71

Teesdale, Matthew / McNicholas, Connor

Commonwealth National GC/Talamore CC

37

35

72

Arthur, Bobby / Schmehl, Andrew

Tavistock CC/Moorestown Field Club

35

37

72

Walsh, Greg / Dolby, Jr., Kent

Philadelphia CC/ Waynesborough CC

36

36

72

Coyne, Robert / Byerly, Ian

Coatesville CC

36

36

72

Welsh, Patrick / Brown, Chris

Huntington Valley CC/ Doylestown CC

38

34

72

Van Ostenbridge, CJ / Gerolamo, Peter

Spring Ford CC

38

36

74

DePaul, Jr., Tony / Ulan, Jack

North Hills CC/Cedarbrook CC

35

39

74

Carroll, Ryan / Regan, Matt

Chester Valley GC/Honeybrook GC

37

38

75

Broll, Steven / Aller, Bo

Aronimink GC/Concord CC

38

37

75

Genuardi, Kevin / Giannetti, Anthony

Cedarbrook CC/North Hills CC

41

34

75

Kane, John / Dever, Pierce

Jericho National GC (1)

37

38

75

Schaft, Eric / Shelton, John

Sandy Run CC

36

40

76

Verde, Greg / Dolby, Kyle

Spring Ford CC/ Waynesborough CC

40

36

76

Bernard, Joe / Fabrizio, Joey

RiverCrest GC/Aronimink GC

39

38

77

Cooley, Benjamin / Amole, Mike

Lu Lu CC/Talamore @ Oak Terrace Country

41

36

77

Mignogna, Nicholas / Braunsberg, James

Blue Bell CC

37

40

77

Loeber, III, Jack / O'Brien, Conner

Wedgewood CC

40

37

77

Longacre, Kyle / Longacre, Taylor

The Springhaven C

40

38

78

Feld, Ben / Rudofker, Adam

Blue Bell CC/Meadowlands CC

39

39

78

Crowley, Will / Miller, Andrew

St. Davids GC/Radnor Valley CC

40

39

79

Tighe, J. Tommy / Hanson, Hunter

Philadelphia CC/ Waynesborough CC (1)

39

40

79

O'Shea, Daniel / McNichol, Shane

Llanerch CC

40

41

81

Fulginiti, Frank / Taormina, Joe

Trenton CC/ Makefield Highlands GC

41

40

81

Brennan, Ted / Dorey, Julian

Philadelphia CC/Tavistock CC

44

38

82

Falone, Zachary / Clarke, J. T.

Woodbury CC

41

41

82

Applegate, Chris / DeLuca, James

Trenton CC/Lookaway Golf Club

41

41

82

Brown, Eric / Boyer, Chris

West Chester Golf & CC

44

38

82

Paff, J. Thomas / Nakajima, Andrew

Chester Valley GC (1)

41

42

83

Esher-Hagel, John / Hagel, Mark

McCall G&CC

43

44

87

Shattuck, Braden / Martin, Kyle

GC at Glen Mills

45

42

87

Isaacman, Mike / Blank, Stuart

Talamore at Oak Terrace/Commonwealth National GC

45

42

87

Maser, Matthew / Maser, Andrew

Concord CC

47

43

90

Markward, Dutch / Mazaleski, Tim

North Hills CC

55

50

105

Hussey, Nicholas / Staats, Corey

Lu Lu CC/Cedarbrook CC

61

57

118

 

Junior-Junior

Name

Club

Total

 

Dilcher, Zachary / Calamaro, Drew

Hartefeld National/ Rolling Green GC

33

Sterbinsky, Kyle / Davis, Michael

Yardley CC/Merion GC

39

Eichman, Connor / Dupre, Alex

Llanerch CC/Rolling Green GC

42

Liu, Jonathan / Furman, Daniel

Commonwealth National GC

43

Altieri, Steven / Horton, Jack

Hopewell Valley GC

45

Dirienzi, Nolan / Aronchick, Jake

Rolling Green GC

45

Thornton, W. Evan / Gallen, Sam

Berkshire CC

46

Grubb, Garrett / Ryan, Mac

Overbrook GC

47

Berman, Cole / Crochiere, Henry

Green Valley CC/Philadelphia CC

48

Gregor, Jack / Dougherty, R. Morgan

Huntington Valley CC

49

Eaton, Hunter / Miller, John

Stonewall

56

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