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.
January 24, 2012
A Philadelphia man has been convicted of taking part in a home-invasion ring that committed robberies in four states, federal prosecutors said Monday. After a four-day trial, a federal jury on Friday found Tahn Le, 44, guilty of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce through home-invasion robberies and related firearms violations. Six codefendants had pleaded guilty to roles in the conspiracy. Le and his codefendants targeted successful Asian business owners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia because they believed the victims brought home and stored large amounts of cash from their businesses, prosecutors said.
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
July 13, 2011
Philadelphia resident Otto Sam Folin, 62, agreed to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that he defrauded investors of $8.7 million in a Ponzi-like scheme, according to the SEC. As part of the agreement, Folin, who operated through two companies, Benchmark Asset Managers L.L.C. and Harvest Managers L.L.C., did not admit or deny the findings of an SEC investigation. According to court and public documents, Folin defrauded clients, friends and family who thought they were making "socially responsible" investments.
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.