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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Irey, Delcher grab Sr. Am berths

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Lookaway's Roc Irey and Richboro native Duke Delcher earned berths in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship in qualifying at Galloway National Golf Club. Former Atlantic City C.C. member Spike Smith, now of Pinehurst, SC, earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 72 while Irey followed with 74 and Delcher at 75.

Delcher has competed in a bundle of USGA events, including the US Open, US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur and US Senior Amateur. All told the former Courier Times Golfer of the Year and two-time player of the month has competed in 25 USGA Championship events.

Irey lost a playoff to Martin Detweiler in the recent William Hyndman III Memorial Senior Amateur after rounds of 76-77-73---226.

The US Senior Amatuer will be contested Sept. 13-15 at Big Canyon C.C. in Newport Beach, CA....

Jericho National's Frank Corrado, Jr., missed qualifying after a 76.

In other local news, Lower Bucks County's two qualifiers for the national PGA of America Junior Championship missed the 54-hole cut. Yardley's Jackie Rogowicz carded rounds of 74-78-79 for 231 total, while Newtown's Vinay Ramesh scored 76-75-80 for a 231. Still, a fine effort by the locals. 

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.

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.