July 18, 1987 |
Merion's Nancy Porter overcame Jan Albert of the home course to win the 91st Philadelphia Women's Amateur Golf Championship, 7 and 6, in the final yesterday at the Green Valley Country Club. Albert was 4 up after five holes of the scheduled 36-hole match, but Porter won 10 straight holes from the 7th through the 16th to take the lead, 6 up. The gap closed to 5 up as Albert rolled in a lengthy birdie putt on 18. Porter had 74 for the first 18 holes and Albert a 79. Albert could get no closer than 4 down in the afternoon.
June 20, 1996 |
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.
October 10, 1987 |
Pete Trenham of St. Davids Golf Club and Ted McKenzie of Waynesborough Country Club scored a 5-under-par better-ball-of-partners' round of 63 to win the Philadelphia PGA Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship yesterday at the Bala GC. The defending champions, Bob Batdorff of Reading CC and John Carson of Cedarbrook Hill CC, tied for second with Henry McQuiston of Bala GC and Bob Hibschman of Manufacturers G&CC. Sam Penecale and Jack MacCarty of LuLu CC tied for fourth place at 65 with Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills and Rick Osberg of Sunnybrook.
April 27, 2000 |
The Golf Association of Philadelphia, led by the Overbrook Country Club trio of James Kania, Andrew Achenbach and Oscar Mestre, won 11 of 12 singles matches and retained the Compher Cup with a 15 1/2-2 1/2 rout of the New Jersey State Golf Association yesterday at Lehigh Country Club. Mestre and Llanerch's Michael McDermott each won the most closely contested matches of the day, 1-up. The GAP squad also won four of six four-ball (better-ball of partners) matches with one match halved.
December 6, 2013 |
THERE WERE plenty of questions in an early-morning shooting in Fairhill yesterday that left a man clinging to life. Answers, unfortunately, were scarce. And the details that were available were somewhat bizarre. Here's what was known, according to police: The 20-year-old victim was lying in bed in his first-floor apartment on Huntingdon Street near 7th when someone shot him in the head about 3:30 a.m., allegedly while his mother and brother were home and his girlfriend was asleep next to him. The weapon was not found at the scene, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small, and the motive was unknown.
November 15, 1998 |
The Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP reelected president J. Whyatt Mondesire and 1st vice president the Rev. Carl Fitchett to two-year terms yesterday.
March 30, 2012
A 47-year-old man was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a power line while trimming a tree Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County, police said. The Philadelphia man, who was working for a tree-trimming company, was in a tree in the 1800 block of Pine Road in Abington around 3 p.m. when he came in contact with a high-tension electric wire, police said. A coworker was able to pull a rope dangling from the man to help break the victim's contact with the line, but he was pronounced dead after firefighters brought his body to the ground.
July 2, 2010
A Philadelphia drug trafficker was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 70 months in prison for distributing "large amounts" of marijuana and ecstasy, authorities said. Quang Nguyen, 22, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute and to distribution of the drugs. - Sam Wood
June 11, 1996 |
Unaffiliated member J.R. Delich won the Philadelphia PGA's 12th annual $16,500 Budweiser Classic by defeating Stu Ingraham of Overbrook Golf Club on the first hole of a playoff yesterday at the Briarwood Golf Club in York, Pa. Delich and Ingraham had tied for first place with 5-under-par scores of 67.
March 27, 2012
A 30-year-old man was in critical condition Monday after being shot in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. About 3:30 p.m., the man was shot twice in the chest in the 4000 block of North Marshall Street, police said. The man was transported by a medic unit to Temple University Hospital. The shooter, wearing a blue shirt and jeans, was last seen fleeing west on Luzerne Street, police said. - Robert Moran