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.
February 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Cricket Club will host the 48th PGA Professional National Championship in 2015, the PGA of America announced yesterday. The event will be held June 21 to 24 at the Wissahickon Course (formerly Flourtown) and Militia Hill Course. It will be the second time the event will be hosted in the Philadelphia PGA Section. A field of 312 will compete. The final 36 holes will be played at Wissahickon. "It is exciting to have our PGA Professional National Championship coming to Philadelphia Cricket Club, a venue that connects much of the early history of golf in this country with the design excellence of A.W. Tillinghast, who was a key advisor at our founding nearly a century ago," PGA of America president Ted Bishop said in a statement.
September 20, 2013 |
Dave Quinn of Links Golf Club shot a 1-over-par 71 at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova to open up a 3-stroke lead Wednesday after two rounds of the $70,000 Philadelphia PGA Championship. Quinn, the 2006 champion, carded two birdies, a bogey, and a double bogey to finish two rounds over the Radnor Valley and White Manor Country Club courses at 1-under 140. Two-time section champion Terry Hertzog of York fired the lowest round of the championship to date, a 3-under 67 at Radnor Valley, to vault into a four-way tie for second at 143. He was joined there by Alex Knoll of Bethlehem (69 at Radnor Valley)
August 16, 2000 |
Bala Golf Club's Roberta Sall will take an 8-stroke lead into the final round of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's Class B Stroke Play Championship after carding an 88 yesterday at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Sall, a 21-handicapper, whipped a field of 73 women with handicaps of 16.5 to 22.4 on the par-74 course. The final round will be held Tuesday at Yardley. In the 66-player Class C (handicaps of 22.5 to 27.4) competition at Ashbourne, Ruth Hauck of Hershey's Mill shot a 96. Hauck owns a 2-shot lead entering next week's final round at Sandy Run. FIRST-ROUND LEADERS CLASS B, AT PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB Roberta Sall, Bala.
June 3, 2000 |
Melana Walker posted a tournament-best net score of 69 on her home course and helped the six-woman team from the Philadelphia Cricket Club capture the 71st annual Ellen Gowan Hood Shield yesterday. The Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia tournament featured teams of Class A players from 16 member clubs, and the winner was determined by the combined total of the lowest five scores on each team. The Cricket Club squad posted a total score of 363 and included Walker, Fran Garvey with a 71, Penny Rubincam and Susan Beausang with 73s, Eileen Brody with a 77 and Mary Schwartz with a 79 on the 5,783-yard, par-71 course in Flourtown.
August 20, 1998 |
In a major upset, unseeded Whitney Benik, 13, of Southampton, N.J., defeated 14th-seeded Aimee Smith, 16, of Norcross, Ga., yesterday at the Junior International Grass Court championships at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill. Benik, who won, 7-5, 6-4, will meet Milangela Morales this morning. Morales, of Miami, the fifth seed, made quick work of Californian Biffy Kaufman, winning by 6-3, 7-5. Morales was one of 18 seeded players to advance to the third round of this weeklong event, which will conclude Sunday afternoon.
August 18, 1998 |
Rain washed out all but eight opening-round matches yesterday as the 80th annual Junior International Grass Court Championships began at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Tennis players from 18 nations are taking part in this 18-and-under tournament. In yesterday's brief action, Korea's Chul-Dong Lee made an impressive American debut with a straight-set victory over Arizona's Dan Gabrys, 6-1, 6-2. In the girls' draw, Alexis Martire of Marlboro, N.J., edged Lani Worsley of North Carolina, 6-3, 7-6 (6-3)
June 11, 1998 |
Whitford Country Club's Scott and Chris Yard combined for a score of 35-33-68 and captured the gross better-ball-of-partners title yesterday at the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Father and Son tournament at DuPont Country Club's Nemours course. PATTERSON CUP Yardley Country Club's Glen Smeraglio beat Spring Ford's Chris Sekella by 3 strokes at LuLu Country Club to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Patterson Cup playoff. Smeraglio and Sekella each played 36 holes in 1-over-par 144 on May 26 to force the playoff.
August 17, 1996 |
Two local players, Traci Green, a recent Friends Select School graduate, and Adam Seri of Audubon, Pa., made it to the semifinals of the girls' and boys' USTA Junior International Grass Court Tennis Championships yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The second-seeded Green overcame Erin Niebling of Bay Head, N.J., 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), in the girls' draw after a forecourt duel on slippery, damp turf that permitted low bounces and put an emphasis on the drop shot. In the boys' tourney, the fourth-seeded Seri beat Peeter Handoyo of Indonesia, 6-4, 6-1. Seri, a winner of every set in four matches, broke service to take the first set, won the first three games of the second set, and held Handoyo to two points in running out from 3-1. Green was joined in the girls' semifinals by top-seeded Marissa Irvin of Santa Monica, Calif.