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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07 Jun
2019

Wolff a can't miss prospect

Written by Bob Oliver

 

Over the years I've been lucky in predictions of young players who were destined for stardom. 

Case in point. Brooks Koepka, who before he competed on the PGA Tour. He was in Europe, plying his trade, and like many I didn't know his name but saw him cashing checks. Writing on this site I mentioned he was going to be a player on the PGA Tour. 

Today, he's a star. A major champion. A threat to win any event entered. 

My latest prediction comes via college in the US. Mathew Wolff, the NCAA Individual Champion, All-America, and long-hitter who was superb in his senior year at Oklahoma State University. 

This kid has all the tools, and I'm thinking he earns his PGA Tour card this summer upon turning pro. Not sure he will win an event, but it could happen. But he will have eight sponsor's exemptions to earn enough money to secure his card without the need to go through PGA Tour Qualifying School.  

Actually, I'm thinking he posts at least one top-10, which means he gets an additional sponsor exemption. And with his game and maturity you can bet he will get his card this year. 

Of course, it won't be easy. It will require a couple top-10s for the money to add up, but from what I've seen this kid has the game, the maturity and the desire to be a PGA Tour star.

Mark it down. 

02 Jun
2019

Lee claims Valley Forge Invitational

Written by Bob Oliver
 
It took a sudden death playoff, but Min Lee outlasted Esther Lee to claim the Symetra Tour's Valley Forge Invitational at Raven's Claw in Pottstown. 
Min Lee won with a par on the first hole of the playoff. 
The winner carded rounds of 64-68-66 for a 15-under-par 54 hole total in claiming her second Symetra Tour championship. The Symetra Tour is the LPGA's top development tour. 

It was a bittersweet week for Langhorne native Brittany Benvenuto. The Neshaminy graduate, who had part-time LPGA status last year, is attempting to work her way back to the big tour with a top-10 finish in the LPGA Race for the Card, a season long competition on the Symetra Tour. She currently stands 19th on the list. 

 

Benvenuto carded rounds of 69-70-74 to total 214 and made her ninth consecutive Symetra Tour cut, But, she's only had one top-10 finish and will need a couple more to get that needed top-10 on the Race money list.