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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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June 22, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cole Berman had played with and against Michael Davis enough to know that his longtime friend and rival from their Inter-Ac days would keep fighting after Berman rolled to an early lead in the final of the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur. However, every time Davis tried to rally Saturday, Berman would drain another clutch putt. The last putt that fell, a 25-foot birdie, clinched the Georgetown player's 6-and-4 victory at Llanerch Country Club. The win for Berman, 19, of Philadelphia Cricket Club, was his second straight in a Golf Association of Philadelphia major for which he was eligible.
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June 20, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a wet but busy day of competition Thursday, the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship will come down to a pair of 19-year-old "best friends" who have known each other for a dozen years and played golf for rival Inter-Ac schools. Second-seeded Cole Berman (Haverford School) of Philadelphia Cricket Club and No. 3 seed Michael Davis (Malvern Prep) of Aronimink won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown to earn their way into the 36-hole championship match on Saturday.
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June 19, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It might have seemed strange to see so many spectators on the golf course for a second-round match in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, but this was no ordinary duel that was contested Wednesday at Llanerch Country Club. The Golf Association of Philadelphia's equivalent of a heavyweight bout involved two former Llanerch members - two-time champion and five-time GAP player of the year Michael McDermott against defending champ Jeff Osberg, the medalist during Tuesday qualifying.
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June 18, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Jeff Osberg began 36 holes of qualifying Tuesday for the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, he carried with him just one goal - play well enough to make sure he gains a spot in the 32-man match-play competition. Osberg, the defending champion, more than made sure. He fired rounds of 3-under-par 68 at both Llanerch Country Club and Rolling Green Golf and Country Club to post a record-tying 6-under par and finish as medalist for the championship. He will be seeded first for the start of match play Wednesday at Llanerch.
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May 31, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Kirk Webby won the $25,000 Devon Speed Challenge at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair on Friday night. Webby, who lives in New Jersey but represented his home country of New Zealand in the 2008 Summer Olympics, rode Brando de Rouet to victory. "The horse is pretty naturally fast so I didn't really have to go crazy," Webby said. "He always lands going. He was really snug everywhere. I was lucky enough to be fast enough. " Misdee Wrigley Miller captured the coaching competition, in which four horses of different breeds pulled restored antique transportation coaches through an obstacle course.
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May 27, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Sydney Crenshaw of Woodstock, Ga., captured the Adult Amateur Jumper championship aboard Camera Ready on Monday at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Camera Ready is owned by Fit to Print Farm of Woodstock. Alice Nolen-Walston of Unionville and her pony Olney Phunny Bones captured the Washington International Horse Show Shetland Pony Steeplechase. The Dixon Oval featured carriage competition, which is unique to the Devon show, a United States Equestrian Federation Heritage Event.
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May 23, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott McNeil worked diligently before the start of the 2015 golf season just so he'd have a chance to contend in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship. When he finished as the medalist in the May 11 U.S. Open local qualifier at Trump National-Philadelphia, he figured he'd have a decent chance. On a damp, raw day Thursday at St. Davids Golf Club, he found out he was right. McNeil, 29, kept his focus despite a pair of front-nine double bogeys and hit two big shots on the back nine that led to birdies, giving him just enough room to grab a 1-stroke victory in the 32d Middle-Amateur, the season's first major.
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January 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Cricket Club, which carried out a successful restoration of its storied Wissahickon course last winter, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the U.S. Golf Association will announce Tuesday. Cricket Club president Michael Vergare said Monday that officials were excited about the reviews last summer for the newly restored Wissahickon course, which was designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast and originally opened for play in 1922.
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October 29, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE DIMWITS at the NCAA take a lot of flak, so when they get something right, it's worth mentioning. In this case it's a ruling that Mo'ne Davis - Philly's most popular ballplayer - will keep her amateur status even though she was paid for her role in a TV commercial. The 13-year-old Davis appeared in a spot for Chevy - directed by Spike Lee - that aired during Tuesday night's World Series opener. And thanks to a change in NCAA rules she'll still be able to pursue her dream of playing basketball for Geno Auriemma at the University of Connecticut.
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October 10, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies named Johnny Almaraz as their amateur scouting director on Wednesday. Almaraz was the international scouting director for the Atlanta Braves. Almaraz, 49, replaces Marti Wolever, whose contract was not renewed last month. Wolever had been with the Phillies since November 1992 and served as the team's director of scouting since October 2001. During his time with the Braves, Almaraz signed righthander Julio Teheran and catcher Christian Bethancourt, among others. "In scouting, your track record speaks for itself, and it's a production business and he has signed a lot of big-leaguers, whether international or domestic," said Benny Looper, the Phillies' assistant general manager for player personnel.
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