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May 2, 1998 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Gulph Mills Golf Club's Sydney Blyn needed two extra holes to beat Riverton's Helen Ehlers and provide the clinching point in Gulph Mills' 4-3 victory yesterday in the second round of the Women's Golf Association's Interclub team matches. The win gave Gulph Mills, which also got individual match-play victories from Alexandra Walling, Ray Gordon and Dena Gibson, a 1-1 record in the Philadelphia Cup, which includes the WGAP's top six teams competing in a round-robin format. Merion is the only remaining unbeaten team in the Philadelphia Cup after handing Huntingdon Valley a 5-2 loss, and Spring-Ford scored a 6-1 win over Wilmington in the other match.
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November 4, 2011 | Staff Report
Westbound I-76 re-opened just after 4 p.m. Friday at Gulph Mills, after crews cleared two wrecked cars and a tractor trailer. The accident, which also involved a third passenger car, happened about 11:30 a.m. near mile marker 330, less than a mile east of where officials opened a new exit ramp from westbound I-76 to King of Prussia. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of the tractor-trailer and two cars were taken to Paoli Hospital with minor injuries, according to state police.
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January 8, 1987 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tommy Shimada, a 12-year-old Haverford School sixth grader, won the Port Washington (Long Island) International Junior Tennis Championships in the 12- and-under boys' division. Shimada, who lives in Gulph Mills, defeated Seth Gordon of New York City 6-1, 6-0 in the final, played Saturday. Lisa Raymond, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Rosemont School, lost in the semifinals of the 14-and-under girls' division. Raymond, who lives in Wayne, lost to Sabine Appelmans of Belgium on Friday, 6-3, 6-1. Appelmans went on to win the tournament.
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August 25, 1999 | By Doug Hadden FOR THE INQUIRER
Gulph Mills Country Club's Barbara Kennedy followed last week's 89 at Talamore with a 95 yesterday at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club and captured the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's Class B Stroke Play Championship. Mary DeVan of Manufacturers took the Class C title by adding a 91 at Meadowlands to the 101 she shot at Blue Bell last week.
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July 25, 1996 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a teary courtroom apology, Montgomery County double murderer Caleb Fairley yesterday said he could not explain his "inexcusable" crimes. "There was no reason for it. I don't know why I did it," said Fairley, 22, who was convicted of strangling a toddler and her mother as they shopped last fall in the Collegeville children's-clothing store owned by Fairley's mother. That was Fairley's first public statement about the Sept. 10 murders of Lisa Marie Manderach, 29, and her 19-month-old daughter, Devon.
SPORTS
April 16, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Thomas Paul of Gulph Mills teamed with three players from Huntingdon Valley to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's season-opening tournament after the chairman's meeting yesterday at LuLu Country Club. Wally Swiger, Robert Kiesling and William Weihenmayer of Huntingdon Valley joined Paul for a winning score of 64-71-135 in the net two-best-balls-of-foursome format, topping a field of 98 players. The results Wally Swiger, Huntingdon Valley; Robert Kiesling, Huntingdon Valley; William Weihenmayer, Huntingdon Valley; Thomas Paul, Gulph Mills - 64-71-135 Darrin Smith, McCall Field; Edwin Donegan, McCall Field; Robert Garis, North Hills; John Darcy, North Hills - 70-69-139 Bruce Dove, Burlington; Reggie DeCarlo, Burlington; David Lampi, Radnor Valley; Eric Levin, Radnor Valley - 67-72-139
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June 4, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rolling Green Golf Club won the Ellen Gowen Hood Shield handicap team tournament for the second straight year with an aggregate net score of 374 for five players yesterday at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Rolling Green prevailed by 2 strokes over Gulph Mills on scoring by Meg Devitt (70), Caroline Coleman (74), Carol Fager (76), Judy Kaiser-Wellons (76) and Mary McGeechen (78).
SPORTS
June 13, 2012
Invitational Tournaments GOLD KEY At Philmont North. Gross Division Bonnie George, Huntingdon Valley. . . 77 Lisa McGill, Sunnybrook. . . 78 Liz Haines, Merion. . . 80 Becky Sanderson, Phila. Cricket. . . 81 Christina Koerper, Huntingdon Valley. . . 82 Alexandra Frazier, Gulph Mills. . . 83 Kerry Rutan, Phila. Cricket. . . 83 Net Division Becky Sanderson, Phila. Cricket. . . 74 Cynthia Clough, Phila.
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June 28, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rob Shuey of Bent Creek Country Club, the first-round leader, won the $17,000 Philadelphia PGA Burlington Classic yesterday with a 36-hole score of 6-under-par 134 at Burlington Country Club. In Sunday's first round, Shuey led by 1 stroke with a 5-under-par 65. Yesterday, he shot a 1-under-par 69 after a rain delay of 1 hour, 15 minutes. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills won the Senior Division by 2 strokes over Dennis Milne of Trenton Country Club with 66-77-143.
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June 13, 1989 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Rick Osberg of Sunnybrook Golf Club scored a 7-under-par 32-33-65 to win the $11,500 Philadelphia PGA Budweiser Open tournament yesterday at the Briarwood Golf Club. Osberg, gaining $1,550 from the purse, prevailed by 1 stroke over Tom Robertson of The Golf Shoppe, near Harrisburg. Robertson scored 34-32-66 and collected $1,050. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills scored a 74 and won the first senior prize of $335.
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June 1, 2016
The best club professionals in the area will compete for the largest first-place check for a one-day event of any PGA of America section in the country Tuesday when the Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic is played at Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting. First place is worth $100,000. The field of 138 professionals includes seven past champions, including two-time winner Dave Quinn of Links Golf Club. Also competing is Jamie Komancheck of RiverCrest Golf Cub and Preserve, who lost in a playoff for the big prize to Josh Rackley of Gulph Mills last year.
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September 27, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, trucks began deploying along the region's major highways, clearing them of cars in anticipation of Pope Francis' visit. A fleet of 40 trucks was to head out on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76): east from Gulph Mills to the Blue Route (I-476), at which point traffic was blocked to I-95, and west from I-95 to U.S. Route 1 North. The trucks were equipped with arrows at their backs to direct any remaining cars on the road to the far-right lane as they slowly sweep along the highway.
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September 11, 2015 | By Jessica Parks and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
With two weeks to go before Pope Francis' arrival, suburban towns have been finalizing street closures and gearing up for anything - or nothing - that may happen over that weekend. Radnor Township officials held three community meetings Wednesday to bring residents, businesses, schools, and extended-care facilities up to date on road closures, security, and other general considerations. SEPTA has sold slightly more than half of its 20,000 tickets for the Radnor station for that weekend, according to SEPTA figures.
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July 24, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After suffering the equivalent of a golf nightmare two days earlier in U.S. Amateur qualifying, Brandon Matthews put the horror behind him Wednesday at Philadelphia Cricket Club and won the Philadelphia Open for the second time in three years. Matthews, 20, who will be a senior at Temple in September, fired a 4-under-par 66 in the morning at the club's Wissahickon course and followed it up with a 71 in the afternoon for a 137 total and a 2-stroke victory in the 111th playing of the championship conducted by the Golf Association of Philadelphia.
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September 20, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took some extra work for George Forster, but he found his way into the Philadelphia Section PGA record books on Thursday. Forster, the head pro at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Stu Ingraham and capture the Philadelphia PGA Championship at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown. With the victory, at age 58, Forster became the oldest player ever to win the section's premier event, beating out Marty Furgol, who won in 1970 at 54. He also did it 15 years after his previous section championship.
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July 30, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
Nelson Hargrove of Gulph Mills Golf Club shot a 3-under-par 68 Monday to take a 1-shot lead in the 101st Pennsylvania Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Allegheny County. Tied for second at 69 were Joseph Fabrizio Jr. (Aronimink), Thomas Steve (Valley Brook), and Arnie Cutrell (Greensburg). Kyle Sterbinsky (Yardley) and Matthew Mattare (Saucon Valley) were at 1-under 70. Defending champion Chris Ault of Yardley was in a three-way tie for 14th at 73.   Mid-Amateur Qualifier Kyle Davis shot a 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors in a qualifier for the U.S. Mid-Amateur administered by the Golf Association of Philadelphia at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, his home course.
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July 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man accused of breaking into a Gulph Mills home this week, tying up a woman, and then forcing her fiance to get him money from an ATM has confessed to that and another burglary in Upper Merion Township, Police Chief Thomas Nolan said. Keith Darrin Morrison, 24, of Philadelphia, allegedly broke into a Holstein Road home around 8 a.m. Tuesday after taking a SEPTA train to the neighborhood and walking to a house. Inside, he was confronted by the man who owned the home, police said.
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July 18, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Defending champion Emily Gimpel of Whitemarsh Valley advanced to the semifinals of the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship with a victory Thursday at Wilmington Country Club. Gimpel, the No. 1 seed, just completed her college career at Maryland. She defeated Pam Brown of Wilmington, 5 and 4. Fifth-seeded Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club posted a 6-and-4 victory over Merion's Liz Haines and will meet Gimpel in a rematch of last year's finalists. Seven-time champion Meghan Stasi, the No. 2 seed, advanced with a 3-and-2 victory over Alexandra Frazier of Gulph Mills.
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January 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary C. Block, 80, of Gulph Mills, a homemaker and later an executive secretary and District Court clerk, died Friday, Jan. 10, of respiratory failure at Paoli Hospital. At age 44, Mrs. Block experienced a daunting family tragedy, but it never extinguished her zeal for life, said her son, Radnor Township Police Lt. Andy Block. Born in the coal region, in Mahanoy City, Pa., she graduated from Mahanoy City High School. She moved to Philadelphia and began working as a secretary for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. There she met the love of her life, Andrew G. Block.
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November 27, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
RUTH VANCE-THOMAS, who was widowed at an early age, was faced with raising four small children by herself. That she did a fine job is measured by the fact that three of the children turned out to be successful lawyers, and the fourth a contractor and writer. Ruth Viola Roberts Vance-Thomas, a 27-year employee of General Electric Co. and active churchwoman, died Nov. 16. She was 89 and was living in Adelphi, Md., but had lived most of her life in Darby and Gulph Mills. She received many honors as a member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ardmore, where she was a member of the Flower Club, president of the Trustee Aides and chairperson of Women's Day. She was a member of the President's Council and the Scholarship Committee.
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