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Roc Irey Takes Home Senior Prize

The Club at Nevillewood produced two champions on a day that threatened sever thunderstorms, and possible cancellation, all morning.

Roc Irey gives a wave,
after he holed his 4 foot putt to take the title.

In the end Roc Irey won the 49th Senior Amateur Championship with a two-under-par 142.

"We were lucky to even be playing today (with all of the weather surrounding the Pittsburgh area). It is very satisfying to play this well with 2 great competitors," said Irey.

This is the first state Championship for Roc Irey. This was his second try at the State Senior Amateur.

For the Championship Division there was a trio of leaders, all tied at 2-under-par, Paul Schlachter of Nevillewood, Pa., Joe Ruby of Uniontown, Pa., and Roc Irey of Furlong, Pa.

The Club at Nevillewood, par 72, 6833 yards, was a true test for the two-day event. The course played very different from the first round to the second. It was hard and fast the first day, and soggy and long the second.

Roc Irey (left) and Paul Schlachter
on the 18th green.

Paul Schlachter, fresh off of his club championship win on Sunday, started the day off strong moving to 4-under-par for the tournament with a birdie on the 514 yard, par 4, 7th hole. Irey and Ruby never let him out of their sites though. Roc only one shot back at that point and Joe Ruby two shots back.

Irey and Schlachter were tied at one-under-par through 10 holes when Roc three putted the 395 yard, par 4, eleventh, to bogey and give Paul the outright lead.

Roc proceeded to birdie numbers 12, 542 yard, par 5, and 14, 423 yard, par 4, to take the lead.

It all came down to the 18th tee ball. The 415 yard, par 4 leading back to the beautiful clubhouse at Nevillewood, proved to be the hardest hole on the course for the Championship. The stroke average for the two days was 4.78.

All three players put their shots in the fairway, with Irey being the furthest drive. Schlachter placed his approach about 18 feet behind the hole.

"I never really thought I had a grasp on the lead, until the last hole in the fairway," said Irey.

His approach landed just inside Schlachterís shot, with a little different angle.

Schlachter just missed his putt on the high side and tapped in for a one-under-par 143.

"My putting won this championship. As bad as I was striking the ball, I really scored well," said Irey.

Rocís first putt went passed the hole about 4 feet, and he didnít waste any time with the come back. He didnít want to think about it. He drained it to win the Championship.

"I just wanted to play well, to impress my 9 & Dine Partner," said Roc.

Don Lamb (left), T-2nd Place, Phil Saylor, Champion,
and Jim Sherratt (right), T-2nd Place.

The Super-Senior division was won by an astounding 5 shots. Phil Saylor of Johnstown, Pa., carded a 1-under-par 71 in the first round, to come into the day with the lead, and he never looked back. He finished with a 1-over-par 145 to take the championship.

Jim Sherratt of Montgomeryville, Pa., and Don Lamb of Pittsburgh, Pa., tied for second place with six-over-par 150ís.

The 2009 Senior Amateur Championship will be held at Huntsville Golf Club, in Dallas, Pa.

Created in 1909 with the intention of promoting the interests of golf throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Golf Association (PGA) is the authoritative body of amateur golf in the state. The Associationís focus is to promote growth, preserve traditions and protect the integrity of the game through its competitions and member services. The Associationís individual members and 300 Member Clubs are spread across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Name

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Roc Irey, Cedarbrook Country Club

70

72

142

Paul Schlachter, The Club at Nevillewood

70

73

143

Joe Ruby, Uniontown Country Club

70

75

145

Bob Allshouse, Hannastown Golf Club

73

73

146

Dave DeNezza, Totteridge Golf Club

74

72

146

Craig Scott, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

74

147

Jeff Ranck, Huntsville Golf Club

73

76

149

Joseph M. Cordaro, Longue Vue Club

78

71

149

Bill Baloh, Totteridge Golf Club

76

75

151

Don H Erickson III, Indiana Country Club

75

76

151

Ed Strickler, Huntingdon Country Club

76

75

151

David K. Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

76

152

John Gonsior, Five Ponds Golf Club

74

78

152

Mike F McGuire, Hannastown Golf Club

76

76

152

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

75

77

152

Daniel B. Burton, Bent Creek Country Club

76

77

153

Fred Stern, Totteridge Golf Club

76

78

154

John Benson, Totteridge Golf Club

78

76

154

Vincent A. Scarpetta, Jr., Glenmaura National Golf Club

74

80

154

Al Beeken, Longue Vue Club

81

74

155

Edward Gregorczyk, Glenmaura National Golf Club

79

76

155

Michael B. Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

76

79

155

Robert P. Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club

74

82

156

Alan J. Bernabei, Doylestown Country Club

80

77

157

Charles W Warren, Cedarbrook Country Club

79

78

157

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

76

81

157

Ned M. McFarland, St. Clair Country Club

78

80

158

Sam W. Lewis, Huntsville Golf Club

76

82

158

Stephen M Foster, 7 Springs Golf Course

79

79

158

Ted Beringer, Philadelphia Country Club

79

79

158

Craig A Aronchick, M.D., Rolling Green Golf Club

82

77

159

Fred Riley, Toftrees Golf Club

76

83

159

Ralph Bincarowsky, The Kahkwa Club

75

84

159

Ross Van Wagenen, Windber Country Club

81

78

159

Thomas L Daley, Toftrees Golf Club

81

78

159

George Knapp, Uniontown Country Club

80

80

160

Larry L. Novinger, Lykens Valley Golf Course

80

80

160

Mark A Battista, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

80

160

Thomas Fleig, Colonial Country Club

77

83

160

Lee Lykens, Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club

76

85

161

Peter Dellovade, Oakmont Country Club

78

83

161

Robert E. Ockenfuss, Indian Valley Country Club

80

81

161

Frank T. Shuman, Lehigh Country Club

82

80

162

Joseph R. Grubb, Honeybrook Golf Club

82

81

163

Bob MacWhinnie, St. Clair Country Club

84

80

164

Bruce Chase, Lake View Country Club

77

88

165

William Bertha, Valley Brook Country Club

79

86

165

Donald Ashley, Philadelphia Country Club

82

84

166

Andy Tompos, Lancaster Host Golf Resort

84

83

167

George Dimoff, West Shore Country Club

85

82

167

Joseph F. Virdone, Philadelphia Country Club

76

92

168

Michael B. Smith, Sunnehanna Country Club

80

88

168

J. Peter Pierce, Philadelphia Country Club

85

84

169

George B Anderson, PGA Individual Member

84

87

171

William P. Fleckenstein, Elks Club of State College

82

89

171

Randall L. Valentine, The Kahkwa Club

86

86

172

Henry P McCullough, Rolling Green Golf Club

91

82

173

William A Duncan, Carlisle Country Club

85

89

174

Joel McFadden, Honeybrook Golf Club

88

88

176

Thomas S Pomroy, PGA Individual Member

91

87

178

Steve P Kyriakodis, Lu Lu Country Club

91

88

179

Gregory I. Gaul, Merion Golf Club

89

93

182

James D. Coleman, Rolling Green Golf Club

95

87

182

Gary R McNutt, Ligonier Country Club

90

97

187

Gregory M Smee, Colonial Country Club

82

WD

WD

Ray Seemiller, Diamond Run Golf Club

83

WD

WD

W. Scott S. Yard, Whitford Country Club

84

WD

WD

William P. Lawler, Fox Hill Country Club

81

WD

WD

SUPER-SENIOR DIVISION

Name

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Phil Saylor, Sunnehanna Country Club

71

74

145

Don W. Lamb, St. Clair Country Club

73

77

150

James R. Sherratt, Old York Road Country Club

74

76

150

George C Bilowick, Butler Country Club

77

74

151

Ed Hennigan, Fox Hill Country Club

77

75

152

Giles Lanager, Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club

80

78

158

Warren W. Deakins, Philadelphia Country Club

79

79

158

Pete Walk, Edgewood Country Club

76

85

161

Herbert Gordon, Doylestown Country Club

78

84

162

George Rask, Diamond Run Golf Club

83

80

163

Richard A. Smith, Philadelphia Country Club

79

84

163

William Stasiulatis, West Shore Country Club

77

86

163

A. Fred Rudy, Jr., Lancaster Country Club

77

88

165

Peter N. Gebhard, Lebanon Country Club

82

84

166

Michael Kanoff, Jr., Felicita Golf Club

79

89

168

John P Kanche, Uniontown Country Club

81

88

169

Danny G Scheurich, Lancaster Host Golf Resort

84

87

171

Tony Joseph, PGA Individual Member

92

84

176

James Hoffer, West Shore Country Club

90

87

177

Merrill A. Dunlap, Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club

87

95

182

*WD - Withdraw

 

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