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Merion Golf Club reclaimed the Senior Club Team Challenge crown in a nail-biter on Oct. 28. It posted 41. 5
points to nip Commonwealth National Golf Club and two-time titleholder Little Mill Country Club (2014, 2016)
by one point in the Playoff. Bellewood Country Club placed fourth with 21. 5 points. Merion, which also won in
2015, saw J. Kirk Luntey grab nine points at home. Norm Fitzpatrick, playing in the last group at Commonwealth,
earned 7. 5 points to push his team into the winner’s circle.
Merion wins Senior Club Team Challenge
Dornes, Matthews in Web.com
Tour Final Stage
J.D. Dornes, a former Meadia Heights Golf Club
member, and Brandon Matthews, a two-time
Golf Association of Philadelphia Open and Patter-
son Cup champion, earned conditional Web.com
Tour cards for the 2018 season.
Dornes, 23, of Lancaster, Pa., carded rounds of 68,
72, 67 and 74 at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
at Highland Oaks (Magnolia/Highlands) in Dothan,
Ala., host of a second stage qualifying event Oct.
31-Nov. 3. Dornes, a Penn State University graduate,
shared runner-up honors in the Pennsylvania Golf
Association’s Open Championship earlier this year.
He is a member of PGA Tour Latinoamérica.
Matthews, 23, of Dupont, Pa., gained a spot in the
Final Stage of Q-School by placing 10th in the PGA
Tour Latinoamérica Order of Merit. The 2013 William
Hyndman, III Player of the Year held that spot following the Lexus Peru Open presented by Diners Club at
Los Inkas Golf Club in Lima, Peru. Matthews, a Temple
University graduate, held a 70.4 scoring average on
PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2017. He won the organization’s Molino Cañuelas Championship in March.
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Makefield Highlands Golf Club
Junior, Swarthmore College
• Gino Biondi Memorial Tournament (71-76)
• Mason-Dixon Intercollegiate (75-73)
The Springhaven Club
Junior, St. John Fisher College
• Empire 8 Fall Championship (71-69)
Lancaster Country Club
Senior, Drexel University
• City 6 Championship (69)
• Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge (75-67)*
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
Sophomore, Gettysburg College
• Randolph-Macon Ted Keller Memorial (69-70)
Wildwood Golf & Country Club
Junior, William & Mary College
• Fighting Irish Classic (69-67-68)
Philmont Country Club
Freshman, Penn State-Abington University
• Ursinus Fall Invitational (71)
Sunnybrook Golf Club
Freshman, Gettysburg College
• Moravian College Fall Invitational (73)
Yardley Country Club
Junior, Penn State University
• William & Mary Invitational (74-74-70)*
Glen Oak Country Club
Senior, Central Connecticut State University
• Metropolitan Intercollegiate (68-70)
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Nine players with Golf Association of Philadelphia ties won collegiate events this fall.