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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 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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October 14, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After one day of match play, the only two remaining Philadelphia-area players in the field have made their exits from the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Michael McDermott, 28, from Havertown, player of the year for the Golf Association of Philadelphia, lost, 2 down, yesterday in his first-round match at Wilmington Country Club to Bill Sharpe, 34, an insurance executive from Edmond, Okla. In the afternoon, Jamie Slonis, 34, from Sewell, N.J., the 2001 Patterson Cup winner who was playing in his first U.S. Golf Association championship, lost, 5 and 3, to David Noll, 31, from Dalton, Ga., the reigning Georgia Amateur champion.
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May 24, 2012
Golf Association of Phila. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP At Chester Valley; par 70. Round 1 Leaders John Brennan, Phila. Cricket. . . 67 Benjamin Smith, Little Mill. . . 69 Michael Brown, Publinks. . . 71 Rich Pruchnik, Back Creek. . . 72 Chip Lutz, LedgeRock. . . 72 Daniel Feeney, Phila. Cricket. . . 73 Tim Freeh, Back Creek. . . 73 Bill Boyle, Metedeconk. . . 73 Gary Daniels, Applebrook. . . 74 Joshua Isler, Chester Valley.
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August 12, 2001 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's probably unwise to put too much pressure on Billy Stewart by calling him a budding sensation or a can't-miss star. But when a 17-year-old who stands 5-foot-5, weighs 130 pounds, and could pass for maybe 14 fires a 65 in qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, he is bound to raise a few eyebrows and a few expectations. "I was happy to be able to do it when it really meant something," said Stewart, a senior at Malvern Prep who plays No. 1 on the school's golf and tennis teams.
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June 16, 1999 | By Joe Fite, FOR THE INQUIRER
Andy Thompson of Overbrook moved a couple of steps closer to defending his Golf Association of Philadelphia amateur title yesterday at Gulph Mills Golf Club. In the first round, Thompson beat Darrell Clayton of Cavaliers in match play, 3 and 2. In the second, he downed Carl Everett of Merion, 3 and 1. He will meet James Kania of Overbrook in the quarterfinals today at Gulph Mills with hopes of advancing to today's semifinals. There will be a 36-hole championship round on Sunday.
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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 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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March 19, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
For the most part, Michael McDermott seemed to be taking advantage last week of the unseasonably warm March weather. He rode his bike to meet me at Mount Airy's High Point Café, where he was enjoying an iced coffee when I arrived. The one incongruous element was his decidedly chillier choice of reading material: On the table between us sat a paperback copy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The actual title of that collection of texts, which traces the experience of the consciousness after death, is Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State . McDermott, who performs and records under the name Mikronesia, borrowed that title for his concert this weekend in Kensington, which is meant to accompany a less permanent limbo.
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September 7, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Michael McDermott's seats in the front row of the second deck at Arthur Ashe Stadium offered the perfect scenic overlook. As Serena Williams served, McDermott held up his phone to capture a little video. When Williams won the game, in control of her second-round match, the 21-year-old clapped politely. From his midcourt perch, had McDermott been worried when Williams fell behind in the first set? He shook his head. If you say McDermott has seen it all from Serena Williams, that's close to true.
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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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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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August 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As other contenders stumbled around him, Cole Berman stayed steady and sure Thursday in the final round of the Patterson Cup while remaining keenly aware of a low number posted much earlier in the day. Berman birdied the 17th hole and hit a clutch shot out of the left rough that avoided some branches and led to a two-putt par on No. 18 to capture a 1-stroke victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's premier stroke-play event at Tavistock Country...
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