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November 18, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Larry Silk, a Linwood Country Club amateur, won the open division in the tournament of the Atlantic Winter Golf Club yesterday at Mays Landing (N.J.) Country Club.
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March 9, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Harry Hunt, an amateur from Rancocas Country Club, won yesterday's tournament of the Atlantic Winter Golf League with a 3-over-par 74 at Avalon Country Club. Four players tied for pro honors at 77.
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August 19, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Carol Semple Thompson of Pittsburgh and Connie Shorb of York reached the final round of the women's Pennsylvania State Amateur Golf Championship by wide margins yesterday at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh. Thompson, the defending champion, beat Jennifer Eberlin of Pittsburgh, 5 and 4. Shorb defeated Jamee Todd of Pittsburgh, 6 and 5. Thompson and Shorb will meet today in a 36-hole final. Gail Brown of Coatesville and Mary Paladino of Pittsburgh gained the final round of the senior division with victories, both coming on the 20th hole.
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August 3, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Aaron Friedman, 17, a June graduate of Upper Dublin High, won the sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur golf championship with a 2-under- par 36-hole score of 142 yesterday. Friedman, son of Meadowlands Country Club pro Jay Friedman and a soon-to-be freshman at the University of Arizona, was the only player in the large field under par in the morning round. He shot a 3-under 33-36-69 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. In the afternoon, on the slicker greens of Sunnybrook Golf Club, Friedman's effort was 38-35-73.
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July 13, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The luck of the draw pitted two of the strongest players in the field for a first-round matchup yesterday in the women's 98th Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship. The result was a 1-up decision by Nancy Porter over Bonnie George at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club. The contest was decided on the 18th hole when Merion's Porter two-putted from 25 feet, having arrived at the green in 1 less stroke than Philmont's George. George had won the first two holes. Porter, the champion in 1976 and 1987, chipped into the fifth cup to draw even, went ahead by 1-up after nine holes, trailed by a hole on the 16th, and won the 17th to draw even.
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January 30, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jerry Donofrio, an amateur from Sandy Run Country Club, won the Winter Tour golf tournament with a par 71 in a field of 42 players yesterday at Centerton (N.J.) Country Club. Four tied for second at 72.
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June 20, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Yesterday's rain played havoc with the 100th Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship, but not before defending titleholder Jim Kania and former champ Chris Lange advanced to the second round of match play at the Manufacturers Golf and Country Club in Oreland. Fifteen of the 16 first-round matches were completed, but the scheduled second round could not be finished. Kania played a 1-over-par round in defeating Mike Dougherty, 6 and 4, and was 1 up on Chris Krueger at the end of six holes in the second round.
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May 7, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Wildwood Golf Club amateur Ed Kollhoff scored a hole in one at Brandywine Country Club's 148-yard fourth hole yesterday during the Philadelphia PGA's Pro-Senior men's team championship. Philadelphia Country Club professional Dave Eaton led his pro-am team to victory in the gross competition of the best-ball-of-foursome event with a 7-under-par 64 in a field of 41 teams. Richard Smith, Mike Nilon and Mark Shuman joined Eaton on the winning team. The net competition was won by the Bensalem quartet of pro John Carpineta with amateurs Harold Molino, Nazarino Gagliardi and Jack Donnelly, who carded a 13-under 58 on the 6,097-yard course in Wilmington.
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July 14, 1999 | By Tom McGurk, FOR THE INQUIRER
Llanerch's Vince Covello and Brian McDermott excelled on their home course and qualified for the 52d annual U.S. Junior Amateur Championship by finishing in the top three in the 36-hole qualifying round yesterday. The national championship will be held July 27-31 at the Country Club of York (Pa.). Covello, a junior at Episcopal Academy, shared the medalist honor with Panther Valley's Chris Nallen. Both carded a 4-over par 148 on the 6,645-yard course. McDermott, a senior at Haverford Academy, finished 2 shots back.
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July 22, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The first time he competed in the U.S. Amateur, Kyle Sterbinsky still was about a month away from starting 10th grade at the Peddie School. Hitting his first tee shot of the 2012 championship at Cherry Hills outside Denver was an encounter with which he was not familiar. "It definitely was very, very, very nerve-racking - 50-plus people standing behind you," Sterbinsky, a Yardley resident, said Wednesday. "I never had more than 10 people come out and watch before. So it was a new experience.
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July 2, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
I wonder whether it's possible to make a bad John le Carré movie: Every one of the 15 films and miniseries based on his espionage thrillers is well worth watching. There are the masterpieces, including Martin Ritt's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) and the BBC's 1979 miniseries, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy . But even the weakest films - the 1984 terrorism romance The Little Drummer Girl and the 1990 Cold War love story The Russia House - still outstrip most spy movies.
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June 20, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Michael McDermott had a death grip on his putter on the 18th green. One stroke separated him from his third Philadelphia Amateur title. Four holes earlier, McDermott had trailed by two. He had to step away from the ball to regroup. The 41-year-old loosened his grip, putted - and nailed the three-footer at Merion Golf Club, his home course. "There it is, it's right in front of you," McDermott said. "I was nervous. " But McDermott took home the 116th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship by beating Jeff Osberg, 1-up, in the 36-hole final Saturday.
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June 19, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
As Michael McDermott walked toward the last green during Monday's qualifying round, he wished he knew whether to birdie, par, or bogey the hole. He wanted to avoid the side of the bracket of his Day One groupmate Jeff Osberg for as long as possible. McDermott parred and finished third in stroke play while Osberg finished fifth. That meant they wouldn't face each other until the final if they stayed alive in match play. They both won their first four matches in the 116th Philadelphia Amateur and will square off in Saturday's 36-hole championship match beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Merion Golf Club.
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June 17, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
+Related: The history of the amateur draft in the four major pro sports (6/17) DESPITE WHAT you've been led to believe, there are more than two inevitabilities in life. For instance, Tim Tebow is currently hosting a reality television show in which he gives away a house. Was that really more avoidable than death? Death. Taxes. Turnkey Tebow. You can't stop them, you can only hope to minimize the pain of the experience. Here's another one: tanking. You've spent three years listening to an entire media market wail about it. I've spent a week reading research papers and watching presentations that detail various methods that professional sports leagues can use to combat it. The conclusion I've reached?
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June 17, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Jeff Osberg hit a shot to the back of the green on the 12th hole for the second time on the day. Earlier, in the quarterfinals of the 116th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, his ensuing putt went about three feet right of the cup. But in his semifinal match Wednesday afternoon, Osberg adjusted. Once his putt got six feet from the hole, it stayed centered and went in. The shot was the first of four straight wins to end the match. "Somehow I was able to roll one in," Osberg said.
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June 16, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Michael McDermott stepped up to his ball just a few feet from the hole. He gripped his putter, swung his arms, and coolly dropped the putt, just as he had all day long. With the calm finish Tuesday, the two-time champion advanced to the quarterfinals of the 116th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship by beating defending champ Cole Berman in 20 holes at Merion Golf Club. The duo needed two extra to determine the outcome in match play. "It was really high-quality golf, as tight a match as I can almost ever remember playing," McDermott said.
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June 15, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Patrick Ross pushed back his professional career just to play this week at Merion Golf Club. He plans on turning pro next week at the Vermont Open. If he became a professional this week, he wouldn't be able to play in the 116th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship. And the Temple graduate, who had the lowest score in Monday's qualifying round among 134 golfers, understands the history of the tournament at this venue. "I waited for this because obviously, Merion, you've got to play this," Ross said.
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June 14, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
As a member at Merion Golf Club and the president of the Golf Association of Philadelphia, Robert Morey believed it would be an excellent idea to have the Philadelphia Amateur, the preeminent competition of the GAP season, contested at his home club. He wrote a letter to Merion's board to express the association's interest, and was delighted when the board approved the proposal immediately. When he relayed the decision to GAP officials, they all checked the history books to see when the championship was last contested at Merion, and were amazed at what they discovered.
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May 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The key to victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship for Matt Mattare probably came on Wednesday, when he gave himself a pep talk after he missed a 5-foot birdie putt that didn't come close to going in. "I just waved at it," the 30-year-old Saucon Valley member said Thursday after capturing the Middle-Amateur in a three-man playoff. "It was my 11th hole. I was like, 'What are you doing being tentative? You're not even in the tournament. Start being decisive.' From that point forward, before every shot, I was like, 'Be decisive.' " Mattare, who works in wealth management in New York and lives in Jersey City, N.J., shot a 1-over-par 72 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli to finish at 1-over 143. Michael Brown, the 2009 Middle-Amateur champion, already was at that number for 36 holes after a 70. Together, the two waited as Matthew Finger, a co-leader after the first round, lined up a 4-foot par putt at the par-5 18th that would give him the victory.
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