Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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Herr in USGA Junior Girls Am

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All the news around the county golf scene, including the U.S. Junior Girls, Players Amateur, Women's Eastern Amateur, Philadelphia Section (pro and junior) events and the GAP Team Championship highlight this week's golf column.

 

New Hope's Erica Herr will be making her second consecutive trip to the United States Golf Association's Junior Girls Championship.

 

Herr qualified by tying for 4th place in local qualifying held at Spring-Ford where she posted an 80 to finish 3 shots behind medalist Gabriella Dimarco.  Yardley's Jackie Rogowicz scored 92 and placed 21 and failed to qualify for the national championship.

Herr, Bea win club championships

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Is there anything about Zachary Herr's golf game that could surprise you?

 

Young Zachary, a mere 14-years-old, compiled an excellent summer record, including an American Junior Golf Association championship in Connecticut, a victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Championship and a runner-up finish in the Pennsylvania State Golf Association Junior Championship.

Herr 2nd in Pa. Junior Championship

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New Hope's Zachary Herr came within a whisker of claiming the 59th Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship Tuesday, battling RiverCrest's Tucker Koch into a sudden death playoff.

 

Koch won the state championship for boys ages 14-17 with a victory on the first playoff hole.   Herr, playing out of Jericho National, posted rounds of 70 and 73 for a one-over-par 143 at the Hershey Country Club to get into the playoff. Koch posted a 69-74-143.

Charity wins at Courier-Intell Open

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The team of Judy Cunningham, Troy Tignor, Andy Cunningham and Rob Cheatle fired a 10-under-par 62 and playoff victory at the sixth annual Courier Times-Intellegencer Open held at Yardley Country Club.

 

The winners had 10 birdies and eight pars in successfully defending their crown, including four consecutive birdies on the back nine.

 

"We made a few putts along the way," said Judy Cunningham. "That's what you have to do."

Herr earns national USGA award

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It isn't everyday that one gets a telephone call from the President of the Executive Board of the United States Golf Association.

 

For a 14-year-old to receive one, probably just short of never.

 

This week young Zach Herr received a phone call that, at first, he thought was some sort of a crank call. "It was the USGA President (James Vernon), and once I realized it was really him I was extremely surprised.