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Whitemarsh duo grab 23rd Hussey in a two-hole playoff

  SPRINGFIELD, Pa.Ė Edward McCrossen, Jr., and Jeff Blechschmidt, both of Whitemarsh Valley CC, took the 23rd Francis X. Hussey Memorial Championship on Monday at Rolling Green GC (par 71, 6,458 yards) in a two-hole playoff over Austin Wolf of Bent Creek CC and Michael Kania of Overbrook GC.

  After knocking a pitching wedge from 131 yards out to 15 feet left of the hole, McCrossen rolled in a solid two-putt par to win the event for his side.

  "To win this in a playoff against competition like Michael [Kania] and Austin, itís just great," McCrossen said. "Itís just awesome."

  Both teams arrived at the playoff after carding a pair of 4-under-par 67s in regulation play.

  A score Blechschmidt said was direct result of their timely putting.

  "We just made a bunch of pars with a couple birdies, but we didnít miss many putts all day," said McCrossen who fired a 1-under-par 69 on his own ball.

  The duo first got into red figures on the par 4 5th hole (375 yards) after McCrossen sank a downhill, right-to-left breaking 40-footer for birdie.

  "We made a bunch of par-saving putts and a couple long oneís, too," said Blechschmidt who contributed with a 40-foot birdie putt of his own on the par 5 7th hole (500 yards) to bring the pair to 2-under at the time. "We were making a lot of putts."

  But the best part of the event for the Whitemarsh Valley members was playing alongside one another.

  "Itís great," said McCrossen of teaming up with Blechschmidt. "Weíre best friends so itís awesome to win this."

  "Weíve been playing as partners for about six years," Blechschmidt said. "And weíre best friends outside of golf so itís pretty cool to win with him."

Junior-Junior Divisions (par 35, 2,704 yards)
  Kyle Sterbinsky of Yardley CC and Michael Davis of Merion GC, grandson of former GAP treasurer Jim Davis, took the Junior-Junior Division of the Francis X. Hussey Memorial Monday with a 1-under-par 34.

  Davis, who comes off a win in the Junior-Junior Boysí Division of the Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a 2-over-par 38, fired a 3-over-par 38 on his own ball Monday. And Sterbinsky chimed in with a birdie on the par 5 17th hole (440 yards) and fired a 1-over-par 36 to help the duo best the field by three strokes.

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

Notes:
  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.

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  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 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 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

Junior Flight

Name

Club

Total

*McCrossen, Jr., Edward / Blechschmidt, Jeff

Whitemarsh Valley CC

67

*Wolf, Austin / Kania, Michael

Bent Creek CC/Overbrook CC

67

Hunter, Kyle / Boyle, Vince

Commonwealth National GC/JC Melrose

69

Dorey, Julian / Falone, Zachary

Rolling Green GC/Tavistock CC

69

Penza, Alexander / O'Shea, Daniel

Llanerch CC (2)

69

Van Ostenbridge, CJ / Koch, Tucker

Springford CC/Rivercrest GC & Preserve

70

Hwang, Jin / Horgan, Tommy

St. Davids GC/Radnor Valley CC

70

Harlow, Talan / Ulan, Jack

Cedarbrook CC

71

Brofft, Michael / Zoeller, Andrew

Waynesborough CC/French Creek GC

71

Hayes III, Daniel / Matejik, Max

Yardley CC

71

Rosenberg, Jack / Brennan, Ted

Philadelphia CC/Waynesborough CC

72

Fasy, John / Hartung, Russell

Doylestown CC/Wilmington CC

72

DeLuca, Christopher / Gunsel, Christopher

Lookaway GC/Spring Mill CC

73

Palmer, John / Pici, Tim

Chester Valley GC

74

Haraburda, Matthew / Tighe, J. Tommy

Overbrook GC/Philadelphia CC

76

Prechtl, Christopher / Cimina, Kevin

Edgemont CC/Five Ponds GC

76

Feld, Ben / Rudofker, Adam

Blue Bell CC

77

Hanson, Hunter / Dolby, Kyle

Waynesborough CC (1)

78

Slawter, Eric / Pulos, Matt

St. Davids GC

79

Craig, Brendan / Palko, Gregory

Whitemarsh Valley CC (1)

79

Holt, Christian / DeLuca, James

Torresdale-Frankford CC/Lookaway GC

81

Leighton, John / Galbreath, Evan

Huntingdon Valley CC (3)

81

Longacre, Kyle / Longacre, Taylor

The Spring Haven Club (1)

82

Furman, Daniel / Anderson, Tim

Commonwealth National GC (1)

83

Melnick, Corey / Melnick, Zachary

Plymouth CC/RiverCrest GC/Preserve

83

Dougherty, R. Morgan / Rotelli, Christopher

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

88

Devine, Gregory / Moran, Christopher

Llanerch CC/Overbrook GC

89

Fazio, Matt / Burdulis, Jr., Craig

Huntingdon Valley CC (4)

90

Summers, T. J. / McNally, Andrew

Doylestown CC (1)

91

Walker, Ryan / Grubb, Joey

Overbrook GC/St. Davids GC

93

Firth, Jr, Robert / Fischer, Brian

Commonwealth Natoinal GC

95

  

Junior-Junior Flight (9-holes)

  

Total

Davis, Michael / Sterbinsky, Kyle

Merion GC/Yardley CC

34

Thompson, Chad / Willner, Andrew

White Manor CC (1)

37

Rueter, Jr., Joseph / Gregor, Jack

Huntingdon Valley CC/Torresdale-Frankford CC

39

Stafford, Eric / Berman, Cole

Green Valley CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

39

Dupre, Alex / Aronchick, Jake

Rolling Green GC (1)

40

Altieri, Steven / Horton, Jack

Hopewell Valley GC

40

Dirienzi, Nolan / Todaro, Brian

Rolling Green GC (3)

40

Papariello, Brendan / Walsh, Mac

Applebrook GC/Aronimink GC

40

Penza, Matthew / Familetti, Nicholas

Llanerch CC/Rolling Green GC

42

Thornton, W. Evan / Gallen, Sam

Berkshire CC

42

Ade, Matthew / Kramarski, Kevin

Riverton CC (1)

44

McGlone, Jake / Pina, Cullen

Overbrook GC (1)

46

Grubb, Garrett / Ryan, Mac

Overbrook GC

46

Leighton, Thomas / Quirk, Jack

Huntingdon Valley CC (2)

47

Bastian, Jr., Matthew / Dolan, Quinn

Rolling Green GC (4)

47

Brennan, Ryan / Grandieri, Daniel

Rolling Green GC (2)

63

  

*-decided in a playoff

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