Wall stones Osberg in defense
of #BMWPhillyAm title
Jeremy Wall of Manasquan River Golf Club defended his BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
with a 3&2 victory over Jeff Osberg of Pine Valley Golf Club, the qualifying medalist and 2014 winner,
on June 15 at Stonewall (Old). Wall is the first repeat winner since Chris Lange of Overbrook Golf
Club in 1993-94 and the 10th back-to-back titleholder in the 119-year history of the Championship.
The 23-year-old Brielle, N.J. resident never trailed in the title match. He took the first hole (No. 1,
par 5, 507 yards) with a par; built a 3-up lead after nine holes; a 5-up advantage thru 18 holes and
had a 4-up spread through 27 holes.
Wall isn’t the purist of ball strikers, a fact he readily admits, but is a master around and on the
greens. He made a number of clutch par saves and birdie putts, converting a remarkable 11 of 14
putts inside 10 feet to defend his title.
“[The Amateur] is a total marathon and to get through it and be the last guy standing. All those
emotions of winning and repeating were a little much to handle,” said the sentimental Wall on his
thoughts when accepting the J. Wood Platt Trophy. “And the way it ended. [Me] making a putt.
That’s what I’ve been doing the whole week. For whatever reason, everything was going in.”
This was Osberg’s third Final appearance. In 2014, the 34-year-old resident of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
defeated Nelson Hargrove. In 2016, he fell to Michael McDermott.
Clubs represented in #BMWPhillyAm Stroke-Play Qualifier 71
Back-to-back winners with Jeremy Wall’s win 10