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40th Philadelphia Open Amateur Championship
Final Results
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Steve Owens, Jr. came from behind in the final round to claim the 40th Philadelphia Open Amateur at Cobbs Creek GC making it three PPGA victories in a row for Owens.  Owens' amazing run started when he teamed with Chris Thude to win the Philadelphia Better-Ball Championship in early June.  Owens followed that up with a 4-under par round of 66 to capture the PPGA Publinks Championship in late June.  The Open Amateur title was the second for Owens with his first coming in 1998.
     Owens started the final round in third place, trailing only first and second round leader, Sean Clifford by four shots and Andrew Jaskel by one.  By the fifth hole, Owens was tied for the lead with Clifford and Jaskel was one behind.  Owens played steady golf early in the final round making nine pars on the front nine and after nine holes Owens was now tied for the lead with Drexel standout Vincent Anagnos who played the front nine in 2-under to get himself into contention to win the championship.  
     Owens started the back nine with his lone blemish of the day, a bogey on the difficult 440 yard, par-4, tenth hole.  With Anagnos now alone in the lead, Owens sensed that he would have to do something pretty special to capture the championship and that is exactly what he did.  Owens answered his bogey with birdies on two of his next three holes to wrestle the outright lead back.  Anagnos quickly regained a share of the lead with a birdie on the tricky 275-yard, par-4, fourteenth.  Owens, in the group behind Anagnos, also birdied the fourteenth to again take the lead, this time for good.  Owens would add a birdie on the par-5 seventeenth for good measure and his six shot margin of victory.
     Anagnos would bogey his remaining four holes to finish at one over par for the day and four over par for the chaampionship and a tie for second with 2010 champion Mike Brown.  Brown completed Sunday's front nine in 2-under par to climb within three of Owens and Anagnos at the turn, but bogies at ten and fourteen and a double bogey mixed in at the twelfth hole, ended any chance Brown had of making it two titles in three years.  Brown finished Sunday's round with a flurry as he birdied sixteen and seventeen and holed a 119-yard wedge shot on the home hole for an eagle, two, to vault him into a second place tie with Anagnos.     
     Jaskel, the 2012 PPGA College champion, finished alone in fourth, one behind Anagnos and Brown.  Four-time Open Amateur Champion, Chris Fieger, rounded out the top five.
     In the Senior Division of the Philadelphia Open Amateur Championship, reigning PPGA Senior Player of the Year, Mike Owsik, was looking to defend his 2011 Championship in the Senior Division of the Open Amateur.  Owsik would start the final round one shot back of first round leader, Ken Gaskill.  The leaders would only complete two holes before the rains came Saturday morning and delayed play three and half hours before play resuming at 1:15 PM.  The delay did not affect Owsik who would make one birdie and all pars on the front nine after the break to take the lead.  Owsik suffered three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine but had built a big enough lead that he was still able to emerge victorious for the success repeat.  
     Owsik's closest pursuers were 1990 Open Amateur Champion, Michael Domenick and Chris Hunger.  Domenick, playing alongside Owsik and Gaskill in the final group would get off to a slow start, making a triple bogey in the rain on the first hole.  After the tough start Domenick also played solid golf after the delay and would get to within one shot on several occasions but could never draw even and eventually finished one shot back in a tie for second with Hunger.  Hunger also suffered a triple bogey of his own during the round but would play an otherwise solid round finishing at 2-over par for the day which was the low round of the tournament in the senior division.
     Glen Schreiner finished fourth, eight shots behind Owsik.  WD Horan and 2012 PPGA Senior Publinks Champion, Jim Prendergast, finished in a tie for fifth one shot behind Schreiner.  First round leader, Ken Gaskill, would eventually have to withdraw after trying to play through back stiffness.
PPGA President Pat Sullivan with 40th Philadelphia Open Amateur Champion, Steve Owens, Jr.
"Championship" Flight
1 Steve Owens, Jr., John F. Byrne GC     72-71-68 211 Steve Owens, Jr., John F. Byrne GC
2 Mike Brown, Unaffiliated       74-74-69 217 Mike Brown, Unaffiliated
2 Vincent Anagnos, McCall Field GC     72-73-72 217 Vincent Anagnos, McCall Field GC
4 Andrew Jaskel, Middletown CC     72-70-76 218 Andrew Jaskel, Middletown CC
5 Chris Fieger, Sr., Foxchase GC       70-79-70 219 Chris Fieger, Sr., Foxchase GC
6 Chris Thude, John F. Byrne GC     75-76-69 220 Chris Thude, John F. Byrne GC
6 Brian Degnan, Cobbs Creek GC     73-73-74 220 Brian Degnan, Cobbs Creek GC
6 Sean Clifford, John F. Byrne GC       68-71-81 220 Sean Clifford, John F. Byrne GC
9 Mike Carr, Plymouth CC       71-77-74 222 Mike Carr, Plymouth CC
9 Joe Saltarelli, Unaffiliated       70-76-76 222 Joe Saltarelli, Unaffiliated
11 David Shields, Walnut Lane GC       73-76-74 223 David Shields, Walnut Lane GC
12 Frank Rapone, Springhaven CC     74-77-73 224 Frank Rapone, Springhaven CC
12 Luis Diaz, Rancocas GC       75-75-74 224 Luis Diaz, Rancocas GC
14 Lance Oberparleiter, Little Mill CC     73-75-78 226 Lance Oberparleiter, Little Mill CC
14 Gordon Dunlop, III, Bensalem CC       72-76-78 226 Gordon Dunlop, III, Bensalem CC
14 Anthony Saltarelli, Unaffiliated     70-77-79 226 Anthony Saltarelli, Unaffiliated
17 Dave Kimbley, Spring Hollow GC       74-76-80 230 Dave Kimbley, Spring Hollow GC
17 Mike Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC     74-75-81 230 Mike Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC
19 Steve Owens, III, John F. Byrne GC     71-82-79 232 Steve Owens, III, John F. Byrne GC
20 Phil Cillo, Little Mill CC       74-75-93 242 Phil Cillo, Little Mill CC
  Ken Gaskill, Ramblewood GC   73 WD
           
"A" Flight
                 
1 Jim Gillespie, Wedgwood GC 75-69-77 221 Jim Gillespie, Wedgwood GC
2 Ben Hinge, McCall GC       77-74-71 222 Ben Hinge, McCall GC
3 Nick Madden, Lulu CC       79-77-74 230 Nick Madden, Lulu CC
4 Tim Anderson, Unaffiliated       79-75-78 232 Tim Anderson, Unaffiliated
5 Brad Roberts, Wedgwood GC       77-76-81 234 Brad Roberts, Wedgwood GC
5 Chris Hunger, Wedgwood GC     77-73-84 234 Chris Hunger, Wedgwood GC
7 Frank Savarese, Riverwinds GC     77-77-81 235 Frank Savarese, Riverwinds GC
8 Chris Fieger, Jr., Foxchase GC       76-76-85 237 Chris Fieger, Jr., Foxchase GC
9 Joe Perese, Philmont CC       75-82-81 238 Joe Perese, Philmont CC
9 Bill Vogt, Jr., Cobbs Creek GC       78-79-81 238 Bill Vogt, Jr., Cobbs Creek GC
11 Rick Wright, Cobbs Creek GC       77-84-79 240 Rick Wright, Cobbs Creek GC
12 Jack Scholz, Cobbs Creek GC     79-85-77 241 Jack Scholz, Cobbs Creek GC
12 Jason Loehrs, Cobbs Creek GC       78-77-86 241 Jason Loehrs, Cobbs Creek GC
14 Jim Durante, Meadow Brook GC       78-84-83 245 Jim Durante, Meadow Brook GC
15 WD Horan, Middletown CC       77-81-88 246 WD Horan, Middletown CC
16 Kyle Heller, Spring Hollow GC 77-86-85 248 Kyle Heller, Spring Hollow GC
  Jeff Hudson, PPGA       76-76 DQ
  Jim Conway, Rverwinds GC       76-83 WD
  Logan Maurer, Fox Chase GC     79 WD
  Pete Boylan, Riverwinds GC       77 WD
  Eric Frampton, Little Mill CC       79 WD
"B" Flight Champion, Jim Prendergast
"B" Flight
                 
1 Jim Prendergast, PPGA       82-76-74 232 Jim Prendergast, PPGA
2 Bill Cregar, Wedgwood GC       80-80-73 233 Bill Cregar, Wedgwood GC
2 Paul Yun, Applecross CC       80-73-80 233 Paul Yun, Applecross CC
2 Glen Schreiner, PPGA       81-76-76 233 Glen Schreiner, PPGA
5 Travis Gahman, Bridgewater College       82-74-78 234 Travis Gahman, Bridgewater College
6 Brandon Grove, PPGA       81-76-80 237 Brandon Grove, PPGA
7 Bob Weisbecker, Meadow Brook GC     81-80-80 241 Bob Weisbecker, Meadow Brook GC
7 Michael Meiswich, Penn Oaks CC     81-79-81 241 Michael Meiswich, Penn Oaks CC
9 Mike Harms, Cobbs Creek GC     84-77-82 243 Mike Harms, Cobbs Creek GC
10 Ansley Jessup, Rancocas GC     81-83-81 245 Ansley Jessup, Rancocas GC
11 John Stark, Valleybrook GC       81-84-81 246 John Stark, Valleybrook GC
12 Will DeGothseir, Cobbs Creek GC     81-86-80 247 Will DeGothseir, Cobbs Creek GC
13 Greg Solley, Unaffiliated       80-90-83 253 Greg Solley, Unaffiliated
14 Caesar Caramanico, Talamore CC     81-93-83 257 Caesar Caramanico, Talamore CC
15 Pat Bradley, Cobbs Creek GC       83-85-94 262 Pat Bradley, Cobbs Creek GC
16 Anthony Randazzo, Unaffiliated     84-88-93 265 Anthony Randazzo, Unaffiliated
17 Sam Nardi, Cobbs Creek GC     84-89-93 266 Sam Nardi, Cobbs Creek GC
  Fred Hartwell, Middletown CC     81-85 DNS
  Jeremy Gillam, Walnut Lane GC     81 DNS
  Dave DiValentino, Five Ponds GC     81 WD
  Denis Dotson, Makefield Highlands GC     81 DNS
"C" Flight Champion, Alexander Cameron
"C" Flight
                 
1 Alexander Cameron, unaffiliated     86-75-80 241 Alexander Cameron, unaffiliated
2 Carlos Silva, Walnut Lane GC       89-79-79 247 Carlos Silva, Walnut Lane GC
3 Jeff Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC       88-79-86 253 Jeff Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC
3 Mark Smith, Cobbs Creek GC     86-82-85 253 Mark Smith, Cobbs Creek GC
5 Jay Davidson, Rancocas GC       88-84-85 257 Jay Davidson, Rancocas GC
6 Bob Zecca, Cobbs Creek GC       87-88-85 260 Bob Zecca, Cobbs Creek GC
7 Damian Anzaldo, Kennett Square CC     87-85-91 263 Damian Anzaldo, Kennett Square CC
8 John Shimony, Unaffiliated       90-91-86 267 John Shimony, Unaffiliated
9 Joseph Myers, Unaffiliated       92-90-93 275 Joseph Myers, Unaffiliated
10 Ted Nunez, Cobbs Creek GC       97-88-92 277 Ted Nunez, Cobbs Creek GC
11 Jerry Haas, Cobbs Creek GC     98-97-89 284 Jerry Haas, Cobbs Creek GC
  Dan Falcone, Unaffiliated       85-82 DNS
  Joe Riccardi, PPGA       89-98 WD
  John DiValentino, Five Ponds GC     90-93 WD
  Jonathan Burns, Unaffiliated       85 WD
  Matt Berkowitz, Unaffiliated       90 WD
  Michael Ramuno, Walnut Lane GC       WD
40th Philadelphia Open Amateur Senior Champion, Mike Owsik
"Senior" Division
1 Mike Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC     74-75 149 Mike Owsik, Cobbs Creek GC          
2 Chris Hunger, Wedgwood GC     77-73 150 Chris Hunger, Wedgwood GC          
2 Michael Domenick, Phoenixville CC     74-76 150 Michael Domenick, Phoenixville CC
4 Glen Schreiner, PPGA       81-76 157 Glen Schreiner, PPGA          
5 WD Horan, Middletown CC       77-81 158 WD Horan, Middletown CC          
5 Jim Prendergast, PPGA       82-76 158 Jim Prendergast, PPGA          
7 Mike Dutill, Horsham Valley GC     79-80 159 Mike Dutill, Horsham Valley GC          
8 Joel McFadden, Honeybrook GC     78-82 160 Joel McFadden, Honeybrook GC          
8 Bill Cregar, Wedgwood GC       80-80 160 Bill Cregar, Wedgwood GC          
10 Mike Harms, Cobbs Creek GC     84-77 161 Mike Harms, Cobbs Creek GC          
10 Bob Weisbecker, Meadow Brook GC     81-80 161 Bob Weisbecker, Meadow Brook GC          
12 Jim Durante, Meadow Brook GC     78-84 162 Jim Durante, Meadow Brook GC
13 Ansley Jessup, Rancocas GC     81-83 164 Ansley Jessup, Rancocas GC          
13 Tom Faro, John F. Byrne GC       83-81 164 Tom Faro, John F. Byrne GC          
  Ken Gaskill, Ramblewood GC     73 WD
40th Philadelphia Open Amateur Senior Champion "A" Flight Champion, Carlos Silva
"A" Flight
                 
1 Carlos Silva, Walnut Lane GC     89-79 168 Carlos Silva, Walnut Lane GC          
2 Mark Smith, Cobbs Creek GC     86-82 168 Mark Smith, Cobbs Creek GC          
3 Tom Mallouk, Lookaway GC       85-84 169 Tom Mallouk, Lookaway GC          
4 Jay Davidson, Rancocas GC       88-84 172 Jay Davidson, Rancocas GC          
5 Matt, Nastala, John F. Byrne GC     87-86 173 Matt, Nastala, John F. Byrne GC          
6 Bill Hagel, McCall G&CC       85-91 176 Bill Hagel, McCall G&CC          
7 Charlie Naspinski, Aberdeen CC     85-92 177 Charlie Naspinski, Aberdeen CC          
8 Mike Millar, Jeffersonville GC       90-89 179 Mike Millar, Jeffersonville GC          
9 Bill Casey, Unaffiliated       95-87 182 Bill Casey, Unaffiliated
10 Bruce Schaffer, Buena Vista GC     92-92 184 Bruce Schaffer, Buena Vista GC          
11 Joe Riccardi, PPGA       89-98 187 Joe Riccardi, PPGA