Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

Posted in Junior Events/Results, WGAP on August 15, 2014 by Chris Roselle
Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

 

The Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association is pleased to announce their Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink Golf Club.  The event, which is scheduled for Monday, August 25th, will take place at the famous Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa.  It is open to all girls ages 7-17 and will run from 2pm till 4pm.  The cost is $10 per girl and parents are asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Golf Association at JRgolf2014@gmail.com

 

Rogowicz Captures AJGA Hoffman

Posted in AJGA, Junior Events/Results on August 15, 2014 by Chris Roselle

Congratulations goes out to Yardley CC’s Jackie Rogowicz after she captured the AJGA Junior Hosted by Morgan Hoffman.  Rogowicz, who will soon begin her senior year at Pennsbury High School, fashioned rounds of 73, 76 and 73 at Arcola Country Club to earn a spot in a sudden-death playoff against Kelly Sim of Edgewater, NJ.  Rogowicz found the green in regulation on the first playoff hole and her two putt par secured her first AJGA victory after finishing runner-up in three previous events.  Rogowicz, the 2010 Jock MacKenzie Junior Girls Champion, has verbally committed to attend Penn State University in the fall of 2015.

In the Junior Boys Division, 2014 Harry Hammond award winner, Blaine Lafferty finished in a tie for 8th place after rounds of 77, 74 and 73.  The Burlington Country Club member ended up tied with Applebrook Golf Club’s Brendan Bacskai at 8-over par, 224.

For a full recap of the AJGA Junior Hosted by Morgan Hoffman please click on this link: https://www.ajga.org/Microsite/index.asp?TN=2014093#R3Results

 

AJGA Leadership Links – Meghan Fahey

Posted in AJGA on August 8, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

After a brief hiatus, I am back with a Junior Blog post that is near and dear to my heart.  On December 19th of 2007 my cousin, Michelle Deasey, passed away from a very rare liver disease, just short of her ninth birthday.  I vividly remember sitting in the waiting room at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children with my younger brother Kevin and my cousin Ryan trying to decide which one of us, as we were all transplant matches, would donate a piece of our livers to help her battle this mysterious illness.  Alas, all our efforts were unsuccessful and Michelle succumbed to the disease surrounded by the numerous family and friends who were so touched by her short life.

 

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

 

You might be wondering what this has to do with the game of golf.  My cousin actually was an accomplished swimmer at Overbrook Golf Club and from what I remember never played a single hole in her life.  But fellow Episcopal Academy classmate and Overbrook Golf Club member, Meghan Fahey, is now using the game of golf as a way to not only remember dear Michelle but to raise money for The Michelle Deasey ’17 Memorial Scholarship Fund.  I believe Meghan speaks for all of us who had the absolute pleasure of knowing Michelle when she says:

“Michelle was a person who could walk into a room and instantaneously light the room up with her smiling face and bubbly, outgoing, and contagious personality. Either on the sports field, in the swimming pool, or in the classroom there was rarely a time you would see Michelle without a smile on her face. Michelle was a person who people aspire to be, at least I know I do and I hope I am half the amazing person she was! She was the best example of living life to the fullest and simply just having fun, how life really should be.”

Through the AJGA Leadership Links program Meghan will attempt to raise $2,000 for the Scholarship Fund.  There are two ways to contribute to Meghan’s efforts:

- You can make a one-time donation.

- Or, you can pledge a specific amount for every birdie or eagle Meghan makes.  She will keep you up to date during the season and then contact you at the end to let you know how much you owe.

I applaud Meghan for all her hard work and to learn more about her wonderful efforts please click on her AJGA Leadership Link Page: https://www.ajga.org/PIF/HomePages/index2.asp?UID=160039#

 

Delaware State Golf Association Junior Championship

Posted in Junior Events/Results on June 20, 2014 by Chris Roselle

DSGA

 

The Delaware State Golf Association recently held their State Junior Championship at The Rookery in Milton, DE and quite a few Golf Association of Philadelphia players found their names at or near the top of the leaderboards.  Hartefeld National’s Liam Murphy captured the Boys 14-18 Division with rounds of 73 and 72 to defeat Fieldstone GC’s Ryan Bree by one stroke.  Finishing in a tie for third place was last year’s Jock MacKenzie and Williamson Cup team member, Davis Mitchell of Wilmington Country Club.  In the Girls 14-18 Division, Wilmington CC’s Jennifer Cleary fired rounds of 79 and 78 to finish in second place, one stroke behind Ed Oliver GC’s Esther Park.  Kate Evanko (Radley Run CC), 2014 Jock Mackenzie Junior Girls Champion, Annika Vandayar (Penn Oaks GC) and Back Creek GC’s Lauren Mayse rounded out the top five.  Congratulations to all!!!

For full results please click on this link: http://www.dsga.org/

 

WGAP Junior Events Open

Posted in Junior Events/Results, WGAP on June 17, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

Earlier this week, registration opened for two Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior events.  The 2014 Mater et Filia & Lady Junior Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th at Coatesville Country Club in Coatesville, Pa.  This event is for Mother/Daughter or Lady/Junior teams.  For more information of this event please click here: http://www.wgapgolf.org/junior_history.php?id=12

The 2014 Junior Girls’ Championship is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 through Friday, July 25th.  The competition will be held at Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pa.  For more information on this event or to register to play please click on this link:http://www.wgapgolf.org/junior_history.php?id=13

 

Tee Times, Tee Times, Tee Times

Posted in 100th Junior Boys' Championship, Junior Events/Results, USGA on June 12, 2014 by Chris Roselle

It appears that the Golf Association of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania State Golf Association and the Delaware State Golf Association have been busy making tee times over the last few days.  Yesterday I posted starting times for the 100th GAP Junior Boys’ Championship scheduled for June 24-26 at Riverton Country Club.  Those tee times can be found by clicking this link: http://www.ghintpp.com/GAP/TPPOnlineScoring/Pairings.aspx?id=424

Both the Pennsylvania State Golf Association and the Delaware State Golf Association posted tee times for two USGA Junior Amateur Qualifiers.  Carlisle Country Club will play host to one qualifier on Monday, June 16th and the pairings for this event can be found on the Pennsylvania State Golf Association website by clicking this link: http://www.ghintpp.com/pagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/Pairings.aspx?id=59  There will be two qualifying spots and two alternate spots available at this qualifier.

And on Monday, June 30th, Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown, DE will play host to another USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier.  There will be two qualifying spots and two alternate spots available at this qualifier.  The pairings for this event can be found on the Delaware State Golf Association website by clicking here: http://www.dsga.org/juniors/index.php

 

100th Junior Boys’ Championship – Riverton CC Course Preview

Posted in 100th Junior Boys' Championship, Junior Events/Results on June 5, 2014 by Chris Roselle
Riverton Country Club

Riverton Country Club

 

With less than one week left to register for the 100th Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys’ Championship I thought now might be a good time to do a short preview of host facility, Riverton Country Club.  Riverton was founded in 1900 and was designed by the great Donald Ross.  I have asked the 2013 Junior Boys’ Championship runner-up, Kevin Kramarski, to take us on a brief tour of his home course.  I have also included some of my own personal observations on the course in (parenthesis).

Riverton lasted host the Junior Boys’ Championship back in 2009.  Jericho National GC’s Zachary Herr, who has just finished his freshman year at Vanderbilt University, defeated Merion GC’s James Tallent in 19 holes to capture the Peg Burnett trophy.

 

#1

#1

#1- 370 yard par 4. OB left past the bunker, drainage ditch right.

#2

#2

#2- 390 yard par 4. 270 yards to reach fairway bunker.

#3

#3

#3- 420 yard par 4 dogleg left uphill. bunker to the left of the green that is not visible.

#4

#4

#4- 360 yard straight away par 4. (There is a very good chance that this hole will be made reachable for at least one day of the match play portion of the event.)

#5

#5

#5- 350 yard par 4. do not hit in the bunkers.

#6

#6

#6- 208 yard par 3

#7

#7

#7- 520 yard par 5. OB right.

#8

#8

#8- 330 yard par 4. Water hazard right, trees and OB left.

#9

#9

#9- 500 yard par 5. OB down the whole left side and behind the green. Bunker crosses the whole fairway about 100 yards out.

#10

#10

#10- 430 yard par 4. Green slopes front to back.

#11

#11

#11- 155 yard par 3. Miss left.

#12

#12

#12- 430 yard straight away par 4. (This green, which slopes from back to front, is one of the most severely sloped greens in GAP.)

#13

#13

#13- 390 yard par 4. Do not be behind the tree in front of the green.

#14

#14

#14- 200 yard par 3. OB left, water short and right.

#15

#15

#15- 420 yard dogleg right par 4. OB right.  (I will be interested to see how many players try and take it up and over the trees.)

#16

#16

#16- 145 yard par 3. DO NOT go over the green.

#17

#17

#17- 475 yard par dogleg left par 5. bunkers short of green.

#18

#18

#18- 365 yard par 4. OB left, trees right.

 

 

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