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Bricker takes Pennsylvania Junior title;
Club at Nevillewood team title

Fayetteville, Pa. - Chad Bricker from nearby Waynesboro CC carded a 2-under par 70 to finish at 2-under 142 and take home the 2004 Pennsylvania Junior Championship. Bricker, 17, started the day two strokes back of leader Jimmy Markovitz, Club at Nevillewood, after his first round 72, but birdies on his first two holes got him off to a roaring start. After finishing second last year, Bricker went into today's final round thinking he needed to go low to win the title. "I went into today thinking I needed to shoot 67," said Bricker. "Hard work pays off," said the high school senior-to-be as he grinned from to ear-to-ear. Bricker will next test his game at the Pennsylvania Amateur Championship to be held July 26-28, 2004 at Fox Chapel GC near Pittsburgh.

Markovitz, 16, got off to a slow start today with a front nine 38 but rebounded nicely with a back nine 35. However, it wasn't enough to hold off the hard-charging Bricker. "I knew I needed to finish strong because I heard he [Bricker] was 3-under. I'll just come back next year," said Markovitz.

Jeff Greist, Waynesborough CC, finished in third place for the second consecutive year after firing rounds of 74 and 70.

Austin Wolf, Bent Creek CC, captured the 12 & 13 age division title holding off a late charge by Robert Galbreath, Jr. of Huntingdon Valley CC. Wolf, 13, played consistent golf over the two days shooting a 1-over par 73 on the Founders Course on Monday and a 4-over par 76 on the Iron Forge course today. His win today comes on the heels of four wins earlier this year on the IJGT and FCWT tours and is a major improvement over last year's fourth-place finish.

Galbreath, Jr. followed up his win in the Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys' Championship last week with another second-place finish in the younger division of the state championship. After a disappointing 8-over par 80 on Monday, Galbreath, Jr. rebounded with a 2-under par 70 putting the pressure on Wolf, who was playing in the group behind him. Galbreath, Jr., a soon-to-be eighth grader, capped off his round by birdieing two of his last three holes as he posted the only red number in the younger division.

Michael Kania of Overbrook GC finished alone in third place for the second straight year after firing rounds of 75 and 78 to finish four strokes back of Wolf.

The team from the Club at Nevillewood consisting of Jimmy Markovitz, Stephen Markovitz, and John Popeck took home their clubs' first-ever Pennsylvania Team Championship. Their two round total of 443 was good enough to win by nine strokes. The team championship consists of teams made up of four eligible boys from the same member club. The low three scores out of four each day comprise their team's total with the low gross total being declared the champion.

This year's field consisted of 111 players under the age of eighteen. There were 96 contestants in the 14 to 17 age division and fifteen in the 12 & 13 age division. Monday's first round was played on the 6958 (14 to 17) and 6492 (12 & 13) yard, par 72 Founders course while today's second round was played over the 6877 and 6462 yard, par 72 Iron Forge course.

TotalAge 14-17NameClubRD 1RD 2Chad A. BrickerWaynesboro CC7270142Jimmy MarkovitzClub at Nevillewood7073143Jeffrey GriestWaynesborough CC7470144Michael VanSickleTreesdale G & CC7570145William MillerValley Brook CC7770147Clayton RotzChambersburg CC7572147Doug StadlerTreesdale G & CC7771148Bryan BustamanteHannastown CC7573148Brandon DetweilerLancaster CC7375148Adam PiferTalamore at Oak Terrace CC7375148Stephen MarkovitzClub at Nevillewood7375148Donald ThomasTotteridge GC8069149Kevin ReiberPenn National GC7178149Stephen KidronTalamore at Oak Terrace CC7873151Cory SiegfriedLlanerch CC7774151Brad CieslinskiBuffalo Valley CC7378151Ben RoweConestoga CC7973152Ryan BeckOld York Road CC7874152John PopeckClub at Nevillewood7775152Richard MarabellaWhitemarch Valley CC7577152Matthew RebitchHannastown GC7676152Jason BernsteinWhite Manor CC7577152Bill MacknisDowningtown CC7379152Dan BrownLlanerch CC7974153Scott KegerreisChambersburg CC7578153Brendan CarneyGlenmaura National GC7380153Christopher Allan, Jr.Downingtown CC7282154Bennett BoyerCC of Harrisburg7877155Shane BrantHannastown GC8373156James Kania, Jr.Overbrook GC7977156Jonathan RadickSpring Mill CC7779156Justin RuskYardley CC7680156Mike GrossGlenmaura National GC8176157Gregg HostetterMeadia Heights GC7780157Matthew PesciYardley CC7780157Michael HootmanButler CC7780157Nathan SutherlandBerkshire CC7384157Ross BrownIrem Temple CC8177158Zachary DrescherMeadia Heights GC8277159Eric ChipinPhilmont CC8079159Ryan SchneiterLebanon CC7980159Nicolas MilitoHannastown GC7980159Sean JacksonStanding Stone GC7881159
Samuel RyderAronimink GC7881159Benjamin CohenWestmoreland CC8378161Matt MootWindber CC8279161Chase Maxwell KuehnerBrookside CC8279161Ben WolfeSunnehanna CC8081161Mike BlechschmidtWhitemarsh Valley CC7982161Alex FieldTalamore at Oak Terrace CC8379162Bobby HowieMoccasin Run GC8181162Peter LansingerSt. Davids GC8082162Erik RadickSpring Mill CC8083163J.C. CardamoneElmhurst CC7984163Mark LentzWindber CC8480164Joseph CocciaToftrees GC8183164Craig TallentMerion GC7886164Tyler WilliamsWindber CC7787164Reed M. ValutasAce Club7589164Chas RahauserChambersburg CC8976165Ben InglesHoneybrook GC8679165Matthew WalterFour Seasons GC8481165Mr. Stephen DresselSping Ford CC8481165Michael SeidenSpring Mill CC8283165Myles MakailaMeadia Heights GC8383166Philip J BartholomewYardley CC8780167Jonathon GlennieYardley CC8582167Brian R. Cooper, IIBlue Ridge CC8285167Phil HaunLookaway GC8583168Mark WeinzierlWindber CC8286168Scott DeakinsSt. Davids GC8286168Greg ForsterRadnor Valley CC8088168Bobby MorrowPhiladelphia Cricket Club8683169Ian HallFour Seasons GC8188169Nate WalkerRange End GC8089169Andrew PhillipsLehigh CC7990169Brixton AlbertFour Seasons GC8783170Brian EhresmanSpring Mill CC8784171Alexander KeimKahkwa Club8190171Duncan ZeidersOld York Road CC8587172Matt FrankoStone Hedge GC8786173Lucas SerbunSandy Run CC8588173J.J. FillingBent Creek CC8489173Tedd MeyerPhilmont CC8787174Brent PiattelliDowningtown CC8589174Bryan SamahaTalamore at Oak Terrace CC8689175Brian R. BarrowsChambersburg CC8296178Richard GrossGlenmaura National GC9089179Brett TruskinSpring Mill CC9387180Jeff MozurTreesdale G & CC8991180Tony PiskurichWindber CC9687183Jason MeskoCC of Scranton9493187Jimmy GillamSinking Valley CC78WDWD
TotalAge 12-13NameClubRD 1RD 2Austin WolfBent Creek CC7376149Robert Galbreath, Jr.Huntingdon Valley CC8070150Michael KaniaOverbrook GC7578153Gregor OrlandoLake Shore CC7978157Patrick WelshHuntingdon Valley CC7887165Jordan CocciaToftrees GC7991170James TallentMerion GC8786173Tyler StraubPenn National GC8791178Joshua BurgMeadia Heights GC8891179Jeff BlechschmidtWhitemarsh Valley CC8792179Martin SchlenkerDowningtown CC9192183Erik SchlenkerDowningtown CC9593188Corey WagnerOakmont CC101100201Mac WolfeSunnehanna CC10899207
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