April 29, 1995 |
Merion and Riverton shared first place in the Philadelphia Cup interclub competition of the Women's Golf Association after yesterday's second-round, 5-2 victory by Philadelphia Country Club over Huntingdon Valley. With three rounds left, Merion and Riverton stand at 2-0; and Philadelphia Country, winner of the title in 1993, at 1-1. Huntingdon Valley dropped out of a first-place tie and is at 1-1. Play was called off last year because of golf-course damage from the severe winter, the first interruption since 1897.
August 13, 1987 |
Nancy Porter and Bob Engman of Merion captured the Class A title in the Philadelphia Husband and Wife Golf Championships with a 2-under-par 34-35-69 yesterday at Gulph Mills Golf Club. The Philadelphia team regained the Williamson Cup with a score of 453 strokes yesterday in the International Junior Golf Matches at the Onondaga Country Club in Fayetteville, N.Y.
May 6, 1992 |
Merion, playing at home on its East Course yesterday, won the Philadelphia Cup championship for the 52d time since 1897 by defeating Philmont, 6-1, in the final round of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's Inter-club series. Merion, which last won the title in 1990, finished the campaign unbeaten in five rounds (5-0 in team standing, and 27-8 in the individual-match play standings). Riverton defeated Waynesborough, 5-2, and finished second with a 4-1 record; Waynesborough finished fourth.
September 20, 1992 |
Russ Etherington and Mike Rhoads of Merion eliminated defending champions Tom Paul and Mike Tiernan of Delray Beach, Fla., by 3 and 2, in the third round of the A.J. Drexel Paul Cup invitation better-ball-of-partners' match play tournament yesterday at the Gulph Mills Golf Club. Charles Robino scored a hole-in-one on the 221-yard 17th, but it did not save his team from a loss. He and Steve Smith were defeated by John Stoviak and Carl Everett, 6 and 5. Mike Forgash played 5-under-par golf as he and Roland Morris scored by 3 and 2 over Rick Parker and David Hearn.
August 24, 1989 |
One after another, the golfers lingered on the 18th green, popping extra balls off the spiked rough, spraying final showers of sand from the bunkers. Invariably, before heading off, they tossed one last over-the-shoulder look, not to scout the next group, it seemed, but to reinforce their image of the course they had just surveyed, of the horticultural marvel called Merion. For Robert Dugger, a collegian from Hurst, Texas, it was turf flying in neat strips that made his first round on Merion Golf Club's East Course remarkable.
June 5, 2013 |
TIGER WOODS visited Merion last week for the first time, to get a look at the famed East Course that will be hosting the U.S. Open beginning June 13. Now the second-ranked player on the planet, and Tiger's latest heir apparent, will be doing the same due diligence. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who's won two of the last seven majors but has yet to win this season, will be in Ardmore today and tomorrow after flying in last night. He revealed his plans at yesterday's media day at Oak Hill (Rochester, N.Y.)
June 14, 2013 |
THE BOMBERS came through Oh, Man Corner and walked away shrugging. Then came Sergio. He might have left weeping. Oh, Man Corner is where the U.S. Open is to be won or lost. A fearsome five holes, Nos. 14 through 18 at Merion, are what Amen Corner is to Augusta National. The difference, of course, is that Amen Corner comes in the middle of a Masters round. At Merion, Oh, Man Corner will finish matters in Rounds 3 and 4, a punishing test for the technology that supposedly made this dowager obsolete.
June 17, 2013 |
Merion still played mean and nasty Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open, playing to a stroke average of 74.356 and refusing to yield a single birdie at the par-4 18th hole. However the 18th, which played at a robust 530 yards, was only the second-toughest hole, at 4.740 strokes. The top honor went to No. 5, at 504 yards, with a stroke average of 4.795. The par-3 13th, which played at 98 yards on Saturday, was the easiest hole, allowing 24 birdies and an average of 2.726 strokes.
May 29, 2013 |
SIMON KHAN bounced back from losing the BMW PGA Championship in a playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open. The Englishman, who lost a four-hole playoff to Matteo Manassero at Wentworth on Sunday, qualified in first place yesterday by shooting a 5-under 67 on the Old Course and 2-under 70 on the New Course in Walton Heath, England. "[Sunday] I did everything I could to try and win. I don't think I could have done anything differently," said Khan, who has reached the U.S. Open three times in 8 straight years of qualifying.
May 7, 1992 |
Merion Golf Club won the 59th renewal of the match-play competition for the Baily Cup with a tally of 30 points in singles and pairs yesterday at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Huntingdon Valley finished second with 24 1/2 points; Gulph Mills Golf Club, defending champion, was third with 19, and Pine Valley fourth with 16 1/ 2. Merion dominated the morning's alternate stroke play for pairs with 11 1/2 points against seven each for Gulph Mills and Pine Valley, and 4 1/2 for Huntingdon Valley.