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Brown, Cohan tied atop
95th Amateur Championship leaderboard

  BETHLEHEM, Pa.ĖA pair of players from opposite ends of the commonwealth and with differing opening-round approaches share the top of the 95th State Amateur Championship leaderboard at Saucon Valley CC. Dave Brown of St. Clair CC and Adam Cohan of Talamore CC posted early and impressive 2-under-par 69s on a soggy Old Course (par 71, 6,885 yards) and hold a one-shot lead in the 127-player field.

  The second round begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. with a cut to the low 40 players and ties advancing into Wednesday. The third and final round also begins at 7:30 a.m. with players paired according to their two-day total.

Adam Cohan of Talamore CC launches
this drive on No. 2.
  Currently, 49 players are within the cut line.

  Cohan, a fifth-year Georgia Tech senior from Narberth, Pa., and Brown, a 47-year-old businessman from Pittsburgh, capitalized on Sauconís softened greens from the dayís prior rains.

  "I only hit driver once. You couldnít hit it far enough with the wet conditions for it to be worth it," said Cohan, 22, whose best finish in Amateur was a tied for fourth two years ago at Moselem Springs GC. "I tried to keep the ball in play and hit greens, but not be too aggressive because if you hit it in the wrong spots on the green, it would mean easy bogeys."

  The strategy equated to four birdies, two bogeys and a lot of pars.

  Starting his round on the back nine, Cohan birdied No. 12 (par 5, 600 yards) with a 9-iron from 147 yards to six inches; hit a pitching wedge on No. 14 (par 4, 410 yards) from the left trees to four feet; and drained a seven-footer straight up the hill on No. 15 (par 4, 335 yards) to move to 3 under in his first six holes. A poor drive right on No. 18 (par 4, 435 yards) resulted in Cohanís lone front side bogey.

Home club hopeful Matt Mattare of
Saucon Valley CC with caddie Patrick
Lyons is in a log jam in fifth place.
  He opened his back nine with four straight pars before rocketing a 4-iron from 205 yards on No. 5 (par 4, 470 yards) to a couple feet for another birdie. "That was the best shot I hit all day," said Cohan.

  A right tee ball on No. 7 (par 4, 449 yards) undid that previous under-par figure and Cohan birdied the final two holes for a 69.

  "I played here for the first time yesterday and the greens are really challenging," said Cohan. "I donít think people will go too low. So I figured if I could post a score around par it would be good. Today it was soft and playing long and the greens were a little softer in spots, so that helped."

  Brown, on the other hand, prefers to keep his driver active and in use whenever possible. He also said he doesnít feel as comfortable putting on the bent greens on this side of the state.

  His first round was his first look at the renovated old course.

  "Iíve been hitting my driver a little bit better and as long as I can do that, Iíll be ok," said Brown. "The biggest adjustment for me is the greens on this side of the state. They are a little slower but the undulations here are about as severe as you can get. Adjusting is always difficult. It takes some time."

  Brown, who also started on No. 10 (par 4, 330 yards), opened his round with back-to-back birdies.

  He hit an 8-iron from 162 yards to 10 feet on his first hole before crushing a 6-iron on No. 11 (par 3, 177 yards) to two feet.

  "I never saw the golf course before so ignorance was bliss I guess," said Brown.

  Brown pushed his drive right on No. 13 (par 4, 432 yards) and recorded a bogey but rebounded on the next hole with a 140-yard, 9-iron to two feet for birdie. Another bogey on No. 15, when he hit it in three different bunkers on three straight shots, saw Brown make the turn at 1-under par.

  Eight pars and a birdie, that being a 6-iron from 186 yards to eight feet on No. 2 (par 4, 463 yards) on the backside, watched Brown finish at 2 under.

NOTESĖIt could have been a Cohan, Cohan leaderboard had the younger Jason not received a two-stroke penalty on his final hole, No. 18, for hitting a wrong ball. At the time, Jason was 2 under par. Obviously a little rattled, he would make a triple bogey to finish at 1-over-par 72 Ö Defending Amateur champion Adam Hofmann of Fox Chapel GC carded a 76 and is tied for 55th Ö Greg Angelillo of Moselem Springs GC and Conrad Von Borsig of Concord CC are tied in third place with 1-under-par 70s. Angelillo, 38, of Hoboken, N.J., is in prime condition to make his first Amateur cut. The Bellewood GC qualifying medallist credited his caddie Eric Shillinger, the head pro at Moselem Springs GC, for coaching him around a course heís never seen before. Von Borsig, 21, of Swarthmore, Pa., bogeyed his final hole to drop a shot to the field. The University of Virginia senior-to-be was 1-under par after nine holes. He registered two birdies and two bogeys to finish deadlocked with Angelillo Ö This is the first time Saucon Valley CC has hosted the Amateur Championship.

Name, club

Rd. 1

Total

Adam Cohan, Talamore Country Club

69

69

David Brown, St. Clair Country Club

69

69

Conrad Von Borsig, Concord Country Club

70

70

Gregg M. Angelillo, Moselem Springs Golf Club

70

70

Matthew E. Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club

71

71

Colin P. Smith, Radley Run Country Club

71

71

Kyle T. Davis, Philadelphia Publinks GA

71

71

Arnie Cutrell, Greensburg Country Club

71

71

Brian Belden, Jr., PGA Individual Member

71

71

Christopher D Reedman, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

71

71

Nathan Smith, Pinecrest Country Club

71

71

Tyler Brewington, Huntsville Golf Club

71

71

Jon Pratkanis, Kittanning Country Club

71

71

Jeffrey L Griest, Waynesborough Country Club

71

71

Brian P. Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club

71

71

Jason Cohan, Talamore Country Club

72

72

Mike Danner, Lu Lu Country Club

72

72

Patrick Mitchell, Glenmaura National Golf Club

72

72

Brandon Detweiler, Lancaster Country Club

72

72

Cole Willcox, Philadelphia Country Club

72

72

Mark D. McGowan, Saucon Valley Country Club

72

72

Travis J Gahman, Philadelphia Publinks GA

72

72

Andy Achenbach, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

72

72

Frank S. Corrado, Jr., Jericho National Golf Club

73

73

James D. Bohn, Bucknell Golf Club

73

73

Robert T Rohanna, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

73

73

Alan Skoritowski, Glen Oak Country Club

73

73

Eric W. Williams, Honesdale Golf Club

73

73

Christian S. Davis, Glenmaura National Golf Club

73

73

Duncan M. Zeiders, Old York Road Country Club

73

73

Daniel L Obremski, Hannastown Golf Club

73

73

Logan Terry, Plymouth Country Club

73

73

Frank Fairman, Totteridge Golf Club

73

73

Mark A. Endres, Overbrook Golf Club

73

73

David DeNunzio, Latrobe Country Club

74

74

Glenn Smeraglio, Yardley Country Club

74

74

Robert B Galbreath, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

74

P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club

74

74

Christopher W. Ault, Yardley Country Club

74

74

Gregor A. Orlando, The Kahkwa Club

74

74

Christopher L Schultz, Squires Golf Club

74

74

Mike Van Sickle, Treesdale Golf & Country Club

74

74

Ryan P Castanet, Hickory Heights Golf Club

74

74

Doug Stadler, Treesdale Golf & Country Club

74

74

Stephen Dressel, St. Davids Golf Club

74

74

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

74

74

Gary D. Daniels, Saucon Valley Country Club

74

74

Jimmy Markovitz, The Club at Nevillewood

74

74

James Kania, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

74

74

Kevin R. Melnick, Jr., Plymouth Country Club

75

75

Jeff Daniels, Dauphin Highlands Golf Course

75

75

Zak Drescher, Lancaster Country Club

75

75

Philip J. Bartholomew, Yardley Country Club

75

75

Brendan M Borst, Hickory Heights Golf Club

75

75

Ronald DeNunzio, Latrobe Country Club

76

76

James K Kieserman, Talamore Country Club

76

76

Patrick D. Ross, PGA Individual Member

76

76

Kevin Huntington, Penn Oaks Golf Club

76

76

Nathan Sutherland, Golden Oaks Golf Club

76

76

Corey Gast, Meadia Heights Golf Club

76

76

Scott V. Carney, Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

76

Sean Brannan, Sunnehanna Country Club

76

76

Mark D. Miller, Yardley Country Club

76

76

R. Scott Pugh, Lykens Valley Golf Course

76

76

Michael J. Vassil, Country Club of Scranton

76

76

David J Blichar, Blue Ridge Country Club

76

76

Robert G. Dziak, Spring Ford Country Club

76

76

Adam Hofmann, Fox Chapel Golf Club

76

76

Zach Smith, Doylestown Country Club

77

77

Joe Corsi, Hannastown Golf Club

77

77

Ryan J Gelrod, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

77

James M. Gardas, Honesdale Golf Club

77

77

Nicolas Milito, Hannastown Golf Club

77

77

Matt Moot, Windber Country Club

77

77

Matthew Rebitch, Hannastown Golf Club

77

77

Kevin T Haag, Deer Run Golf Club

77

77

Robin S. McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

77

77

Thomas E. Timby, Jr., Bucks County Golf Club

77

77

Cory M. Siegfried, Philadelphia Country Club

77

77

Nelson A Hargrove, Merion Golf Club

77

77

Chris G. Esbenshade, Lancaster Host Golf Resort

78

78

James J Bryan, Latrobe Country Club

78

78

James G Rattigan, Schuylkill Country Club

78

78

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

78

78

Jason Wilson, Allentown Municipal G C

78

78

Alex Urrea, The Club at Nevillewood

78

78

Dan Brown, Pine Meadows Golf Complex

78

78

Thomas A. Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

78

78

Michael Heidler, Spring Ford Country Club

78

78

Robert L. Robertson, Sunnybrook Golf Club

78

78

John Horutz, Glenmaura National Golf Club

78

78

Chad A. Bricker, Waynesboro Country Club

78

78

Thomas Hyland, Moselem Springs Country Club

79

79

Greg Verde, Spring Ford Country Club

79

79

Alex D Pompey, Country Club of Scranton

79

79

Dakota J Brown, Stonehedge Golf Club

79

79

Jon E Thomas, Pittsburgh Field Club

79

79

Nathan C Fry, PGA Individual Member

79

79

Mike Owsik, Plymouth Country Club

79

79

Chance W. Miller, Meadia Heights Golf Club

79

79

Chuck a Nettles, Rolling Hills Country Club

80

80

Scott W McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

80

80

Ruelle W. Wolfe III, Chambersburg Country Club

80

80

Brian C Creghan, Plymouth Country Club

80

80

Charles P Scalzott, Talamore Country Club

80

80

Kevin Busteed, Talamore Country Club

80

80

Jeff Hudson, Allentown Municipal G C

80

80

Chris Kallmeyer, Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

80

Connor Coldwater, Glenmaura National Golf Club

80

80

Jim Simmons, Whitford Country Club

81

81

Zachary P. Prowant, Williamsport Country Club

81

81

Marc G Bianchi, Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

81

Michael D Turner, Cranberry Highlands Golf Course

81

81

Blayze DiPasquale, Jericho National Golf Club

82

82

John W. Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club

82

82

Jake Lebowitz, Philmont Country Club

82

82

Christopher Gebhard, Lebanon Country Club

83

83

Sean D Ryan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

83

Scott R. Klee, Indian Valley Country Club

83

83

Mark C. Yost, Penn National Golf Club

83

83

Adam D. Puskar, Riverview Country Club

83

83

Drew Panebianco, Talamore Country Club

84

84

Tom Davis, Saucon Valley Country Club

84

84

Steve R. Crain, PGA Individual Member

84

84

David Derminio, Saucon Valley Country Club

84

84

Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club

85

85

Ken Matt, Talamore Country Club

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DQ

 

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