Bucks County native Duke Delcher, who resides in South Carolina, returned to the Keystone State to compete in the Pennsylvania Senior Amateur Championship. Good move!
The former Richboro resident carded a sweet 70 in his opening round at the Butler Country Club, and when inclimate weather cancelled the final round he found himself in 4th place in the 60th state senior championship.
Sean Knapp won the event with a 67.
Richboro's Glenn Smeraglio carded a 73.
Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. But everyone once in a while, after Yogi gets you, one picks himself up and teaches the bear a lesson.
Okay, that's dramatic. But for Yardley's Kyle Sterbinsky there was some truth to the story.
Sterbinsky, a red shirt Wake Forest University senior, opened United States Amateur qualifying with a pedestrian 73, well away from a qualifying score for the Amateur, being held Aug. 12-18 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Nothing seemed to go right.
Whatever he had for lunch did the trick.
In the second round Sterbinsky scored an electrifying 9-under-par 63 - a course record at Cedarbrook - and claimed medalist honors and one of two spots in the Amateur after finishing at 136 for the 36-hole event.
It will be Sterbinsky's third trip to the national championship (2013, 2016).
Failing to qualify was Langhorne's Daniel Charen (72-71--143).