Luke Fagley Reading Country Club
Fagley, 19, of Mohnton, Pa., carded a pair of aces in consecutive
days. The first came at French Creek Golf Club May 27, where Fagley hit a 54-degree sand wedge into the No. 5 (par 3, 117 yards)
jar. The next day, Fagley, a rising sophomore at Alvernia University,
aced the par 3, 130-yard 18th hole at Manor Golf Club using a gap
wedge. “The hole was a little uphill, tucked on a back-left shelf on
the green with a bunker left guarding it but you were still able to
see it,” Fagley, who caddies at Stonewall, said. “We saw one big hop,
and the ball smacked the pin, and it disappeared. I couldn’t talk
until our friends putted out and then I immediately called a couple
of my friends and dad (Drew) to tell them what happened.” Fagley
carded his first hole-in-one in 2017 on No. 6 at Foxchase Golf Club.
Hannah Fireman Talamore Country Club
Fireman, a rising senior at Gettysburg College, posted three Top- 5
finishes and a second collegiate victory during the spring season.
Fireman, 21, of North Wales, Pa., retained her individual title in the
McDaniel Spring Invitational March 30-31 at The Bridges Golf Club
in Westminster, Md. She carded rounds of 81 and 84. Fireman, a Hat-boro-Horsham High School graduate, earned runner-up honors in
the Gettysburg Invitational April 13-14 at Hanover Country Club in
Gettysburg, Pa. with rounds of 78 and 77. Fireman also posted a pair
of fourth-place finishes in the Spartan Invitational April 6-7 at the
Country Club of York in York, Pa. (79-79) and Centennial Conference
Championship April 27-28 at Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster,
Pa. (83-90), respectively.
Tug Maude Merion Golf Club
Maude, 36, of Atlanta, Ga., won the 110th Walter J. Travis Invitational at Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, N.Y. May 17-19. It was
Maude’s first individual golf tournament in six years and his first
appearance in the Travis. Maude, a former Christman Cup (2000)
and Joseph H. Patterson Cup (2005) champion, earned the No. 3
seed in the match play bracket after firing a 1-under-par 72 in the
event’s qualifying portion. He then navigated his way through the
16-player Championship bracket, eventually defeating fellow GAP
Major champion, Matthew Mattare of Saucon Valley Country Club,
3&2 in the Final. “My last competitive individual tournament was a
2013 U. S. Open (Local) Qualifier at Whitford and our daughter, Davis,
was born shortly after,” said Maude. “I was nervous as tournament
golf is different from all other golf and I didn’t know if my game
would show up.”
John Owens Tavistock Country Club
Fourteen turned out to be a lucky number for Owens, 76, of Cherry
Hill, N.J. He notched his 14th career hole-in-one during Pine Valley
Golf Club’s opening weekend event May 3. It happened, coincidentally, on the par 3, 163-yard 14th hole at Pine Valley. Owens struck
his Titleist numbered 14 with a 7-iron. “I actually had a 6-iron in
my hand. I felt the wind, turned to my caddie and said, ‘I’m a little
worried about this because that green is firm.’ So I went back and
took the 7-iron,” Owens said. Owens, a Pine Valley member since
1992, has aced No. 3 on three occasions. “The next ball I get made
will say, ‘It ain’t luck,’” he said. “My wife Didi said, ‘You get a hole-in-one every million rounds, so 14 is about right for you.’”
BY THE NUMB3RS
1 IN 5,583,036 Odds a golfer makes a hole-in-one on
back-to-back days. (See Luke Fagley)
Year Green Valley Country Club
become a full-time Lafayette Hill, Pa.
resident. The club moved to
that site from its original
Roxborough, Pa. location.
Length, in yards, of Sydney Yermish’s
winning drive during Drive, Chip &
Putt in Girls 12-13 Division.
BMW GAP Team Matches titles won
by Huntingdon Valley Country Club,
Miles of streams at Saucon Valley
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John Sawin supported GAP throughout his golfing
career. He won the 2005 Silver Cross.