June 20, 2015 |
After a wet but busy day of competition Thursday, the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship will come down to a pair of 19-year-old "best friends" who have known each other for a dozen years and played golf for rival Inter-Ac schools. Second-seeded Cole Berman (Haverford School) of Philadelphia Cricket Club and No. 3 seed Michael Davis (Malvern Prep) of Aronimink won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown to earn their way into the 36-hole championship match on Saturday.
June 18, 2015 |
As Jeff Osberg began 36 holes of qualifying Tuesday for the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, he carried with him just one goal - play well enough to make sure he gains a spot in the 32-man match-play competition. Osberg, the defending champion, more than made sure. He fired rounds of 3-under-par 68 at both Llanerch Country Club and Rolling Green Golf and Country Club to post a record-tying 6-under par and finish as medalist for the championship. He will be seeded first for the start of match play Wednesday at Llanerch.
May 8, 2015 |
In undertaking an ambitious project to restore a classic golf course that opened in 1922, officials of the Philadelphia Cricket Club eventually wanted to share it with top players in national competitions. Now, about a year after the club's Wissahickon course reopened following more than six months of restoring greens, bunkers, and the bold features of designer A.W. Tillinghast's original layout, the Cricket Club has three championships on its calendar, including the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship, one of five Champions Tour majors, which was announced Wednesday.
March 9, 2015 |
Shaun F. O'Malley, 79, of Chestnut Hill, a former executive with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, of metastatic melanoma at home. Mr. O'Malley joined Price Waterhouse in June 1959 and stayed there until retiring in June 1995. He was hired by the firm's Philadelphia office and maintained ties there throughout his career. He worked for Price Waterhouse in Japan, and in the company's New York office in the early 1970s and from 1988 until 1995. He was named a partner in 1973 and was elected chairman and senior partner in 1988.
February 23, 2015 |
Frederick P. Sutliff, 94, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia-area ophthalmologist and avid sportsman, died Thursday, Feb. 12, of respiratory failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Sutliff graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1946. He also completed a medical residency at Temple. Dr. Sutliff was attending physician of ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Temple University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Jeanes Hospital.
January 14, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Cricket Club, which carried out a successful restoration of its storied Wissahickon course last winter, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the U.S. Golf Association will announce Tuesday. Cricket Club president Michael Vergare said Monday that officials were excited about the reviews last summer for the newly restored Wissahickon course, which was designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast and originally opened for play in 1922.
January 14, 2015 |
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
August 9, 2014 |
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...
March 31, 2014 |
Willard S. Boothby Jr., 92, of Bryn Mawr and Jupiter, Fla., a respected leader in Philadelphia's business and philanthropic communities, died Saturday, March 22, of complications after a fall, at his Florida home. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Boothby was managing director of Paine Webber & Co., a stock brokerage and asset management firm, before retiring in the early 1990s. But he found time to take a leadership role in many local institutions, including as president of the Academy of Music and as a director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.