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August 27, 2015

William Brady rolls a birdie attempt on No. 18 (par 4, 337 yards).

Brady collects Chapman (Net) title at Riverton

  CINNAMINSON, N.J. - It was a picture-perfect day for The Springhaven Club’s William Brady on Thursday.

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  Brady, playing on a highly-praised Riverton Country Club track (par 71, 5,814 yards) under nothing but blue skies, collected 43 Stableford points en route to the Frank H. Chapman Memorial Cup (Net) title. The win was Brady’s first victory in a GAP event.

  “It was a great day all around. This was the first time I’ve played this course,” said Brady, 63, of West Chester, Pa. “I’ve been playing a lot more consistently lately, more than I have ever been. There was not one hole today where I couldn’t reach the green in regulation. I don’t hit the ball real far off the tee, so this course was perfect for my game.”

  Nine net birdies propelled Brady to the top of the 71-player leaderboard. The Springhaven member of 30 years cleared the rest of the field by two Stableford points.

  Brady ran into his only trouble of the round on No. 7 (par 5, 458 yards) when his drive found a grassy fairway bunker on the right side. His next shot found the left side of the hole near the green, but then a skulled chip shot set Brady back again. He carded a double bogey after an uncharacteristic three putt.

  “Other than that, it was smooth,” said Brady, who donned a Ben Hogan-styled cap at Riverton. “I putted really, really well. The greens here were sweet.”

  The only thing that could have made the day any more ideal would have been a Brady birdie. He just missed on all five of his birdies opportunities on the day. Brady ultimately ended with a solid gross score of 80, including ten gross pars.

  After the winning round, Brady pointed out his four hybrid clubs, three Clevelands and one Ping, as a key to his success. Brady replaced the 3, 4, 5, and 6-irons in his bag with them, which he says “help him play with everyone else”.

  Another key to Brady’s recent improving play? Making the ultimate switch to senior shafts.

  “I was given a set of clubs for retirement,” said Brady. “When I got fitted for them, they asked me about senior shafts, and I said let’s give it a go. Ever since then its really paid off. No pain, no aches, nothing. It’s been fun to play.”

  Frank H. Chapman, a Whitemarsh Valley Country Club member, served as the Association’s secretary-treasurer for 23 years. He died on June 7, 1955 at the age of 88. The Net tournament is held in his honor.

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Overall

Name, club

Points

William Brady, The Springhaven Club

43

Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club

41

Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club

41

Mike Nardella, Valleybrook Country Club

41

Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club

40

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

39

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

39

Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club

39

Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club

39

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club

39

Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club

38

Daniel Elkins, Sand Barrens Golf Club

38

John Patton, Little Mill Country Club

37

John Cech, Riverton Country Club

37

Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club

37

James Reger, The Springhaven Club

37

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

36

Joseph Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

36

Kevin Pappas, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

36

Jack Polidori, DuPont Country Club

36

Glenn Haas, Galloway National Golf Club

36

Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills

36

Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club

35

Martin DeLuca, Penn Oaks Golf Club

35

Harold Hutt, Cedarbrook Country Club

35

Robert Fulton, Sandy Run Country Club

35

Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club

34

Jeff Kallberg, Rolling Green Golf Club

34

Basil Gilfillian, Little Mill Country Club

34

Jerry Campbell, RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club

34

John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA

34

Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

34

James Hatch, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

34

James Barron, Hartefeld National

33

Joe Ruggear, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

33

Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club

33

Dillon Halls, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

33

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

33

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

33

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

33

Lyle Smith, The Bucks Club

33

Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club

33

Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club

32

Tom Paul, Running Deer Golf Club

32

Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA

32

Bill Kneller, RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club

32

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

32

Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club

32

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club

32

Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

32

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

31

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

31

James Wiley, Old York Road Country Club

31

Ken Kryszczun, Sand Barrens Golf Club

31

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

31

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

31

Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

31

Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club

31

Steve Levine, Greate Bay Country Club

30

Rodger Weyman, Penn Oaks Golf Club

30

James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

30

Patrick Baiocchi, Limekiln Golf Club

30

Joe Kelly, Deerwood Country Club

30

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

28

Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club

28

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

27

Patrick Lyons, Sand Barrens Golf Club

27

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

26

Kenneth Dazen, Medford Village Country Club

25

 

Handicap 6-10

Name, club

Points

Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club

41

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

39

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

39

Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club

38

John Patton, Little Mill Country Club

37

John Cech, Riverton Country Club

37

Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club

37

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

36

Joseph Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

36

Kevin Pappas, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

36

Jack Polidori, DuPont Country Club

36

Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club

34

Jeff Kallberg, Rolling Green Golf Club

34

Basil Gilfillian, Little Mill Country Club

34

James Barron, Hartefeld National

33

Joe Ruggear, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

33

Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club

33

Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club

32

Tom Paul, Running Deer Golf Club

32

Robert Agran, Philadelphia Publinks GA

32

Bill Kneller, RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club

32

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

31

Steve Levine, Greate Bay Country Club

30

Rodger Weyman, Penn Oaks Golf Club

30

Kenneth Dazen, Medford Village Country Club

25

 

Handicap 11-14

Name, club

Points

Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club

41

Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club

40

Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club

39

James Reger, The Springhaven Club

37

Glenn Haas, Galloway National Golf Club

36

Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills

36

Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club

35

Martin DeLuca, Penn Oaks Golf Club

35

Harold Hutt, Cedarbrook Country Club

35

Jerry Campbell, RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club

34

John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA

34

Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

34

Dillon Halls, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

33

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

33

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

33

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

33

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

32

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

31

James Wiley, Old York Road Country Club

31

Ken Kryszczun, Sand Barrens Golf Club

31

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

31

James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

30

Patrick Baiocchi, Limekiln Golf Club

30

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

27

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

26

 

Handicap 15-26

Name, club

Points

William Brady, The Springhaven Club

43

Mike Nardella, Valleybrook Country Club

41

Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club

39

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club

39

Daniel Elkins, Sand Barrens Golf Club

38

Robert Fulton, Sandy Run Country Club

35

James Hatch, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

34

Lyle Smith, The Bucks Club

33

Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club

33

Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club

32

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club

32

Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

32

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

31

Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

31

Richard Hunt, Medford Lakes Country Club

31

Joe Kelly, Deerwood Country Club

30

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

28

Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club

28

Patrick Lyons, Sand Barrens Golf Club

27

 

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