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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Ault corrals 100th Pa. Amateur

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Chris Ault became the first Bucks County winner of the Pennsylvania Amateur with a superb 76-70-67---213 effort at Saucon Valley's Old Course. The Yardley Country Club member defeated Lancaster's Dave Denlinger and Glenmaura's Brandon Matthews by two shots in the 54-hole affair.


Other locals included Brandon Dalinka (217), Chris Crawford (218), Glenn Smeraglio (219), Zachary Herr (221) and Tom Timby (229). Jay Sigel of Berwyn was an 11-time winner of the event before moving over to the PGA Champions Tour.

Radick claims NVCC men's title

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Jonathan Radick is at it again, claiming a fourth Northampton Valley Country Club men's club championship and successfully defending the crown he won a year ago. He also won the 2009 and 2004 championships.


Dave Drabot, who claimed the second flight championship a year ago, scored victory in first flight action this year. Jack Enwright claimed the second flight championship in 2011, scored that feat again this year, while Paul Edwards captured the senior men's championship.

Charen misses at Q-School

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Some questions answered, some answered questions, and stay safe with the storm coming. Details below on PGA Tour qualifying, aces and Yardley senior championship. 


In the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, there are numbers and there are numbers that matter, especially in the first stage.


Nobody will remember that Josh Broadway earned medalist honors with a four-day 269 total, nor that he was 11 better than anyone else in the field. No, in this event 287 equaled 269 in that all players with scores up to and including 287 at the PGA Golf Club (Wannamaker Course) moved on to the second stage of qualifying next month.  Unfortunately, Langhorne's Dan Charen did not qualify, finishing at a respectable 296 for the four rounds of pressure-packed golf.



Levittown Golf Club opens 57th season

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The 57th season of the Levittown Golf Club is off to a rousing start, saw Nick Massaro, Jules Junker and George Mukalian posted victories.


Langhorne's Massaro scored 9 points in the modified stableford competition to nip Marty Muller by a point and Duke Doherty and Walt Garecht by two at Cream Ridge. Jim Pinner finished with 6 points, while Ray Dawson and Bill Yost carded 5. At 3 points were Tony Delucia, Dennis Joiner, Clarence King, Phil Sodano, Jim Whiteley and Bob Zimmerman.

Smeraglio claims Patterson Cup

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Newtown's Glenn Smeraglio has lost 35 pounds with a vigorous workout routine over the last year, but gained his second Joseph H. Patterson Cup championship.


Smeraglio, a nine-time Yardley Country Club men's champion, claimed the 106th version of the Golf Association of Philadelphia event with a sparkling morning round of two-under-par 69 at Waynesborough Country Club then adding a decisive three-under-par 67 at St. David's in the afternoon.


The 36-hole total of 136 was one shot better than Saucon Valley's Matthew Mattare in the 115-player field.