Team GAP set for 55th Williamson Cup at St. Clair
The Golf Association of Philadelphia will compete in the 55th Williamson Cup, set for Aug. 13-14 at St. Clair Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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It will be represented by the following players: Anthony Barr, Blue Bell Country Club; Benjamin Pochet, Spring Ford Country Club; Ryan Tall, Spring Ford; Andrew Wallace, Green Valley Country Club.
Regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious Junior golf events, the Williamson Cup is a 36-hole stroke play competition that features teams from 10 state and regional golf associations. The low three scores of each four-man team in each round count toward the team total. If there is a playoff, all four players’ scores will count. A medalist plaque is awarded to the player with the lowest overall score.
Practice rounds take place on Day One. A reception and barbeque follow the competition on Day Two.
The Pennsylvania Golf Association will serve as this year’s host organization.
Below is a closer look at Team GAP:
2018 Williamson Cup roster
|Anthony Barr, Blue Bell Country Club|
Hometown: Harleysville, Pa.
School: Souderton Area High School graduate, incoming McDaniel College freshman
2018 accomplishments: Won the Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a round of 69 … won the Harry Hammond Award … medalist in the 104th Junior Boys’ Championship at his home club with a qualifying round of 67; lost to Tall, 7&6, in the Round of 16 … currently ranked second in the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 295 points.
|Benjamin Pochet, Spring Ford Country Club|
Hometown: Royersford, Pa.
School: Spring-Ford Area High School graduate, incoming Drexel University freshman
2018 accomplishments: Won the 19th Christman Cup at Whitford Country Club with rounds of 74 and 67 … finished second in the Harry Hammond Award standings … currently ranked third in the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 240 points.
|Ryan Tall, Spring Ford Country Club|
Hometown: Devon, Pa.
School: Conestoga High School graduate, incoming Lafayette College freshman
2018 accomplishments: Won the 104th Junior Boys’ Championship at Blue Bell Country Club with a 4&3 victory over Shawnee Country Club’s William Mirams … semifinalist in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club; fell to Andrew Mason of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 3&2 … tied for second in the 34th Jock MacKenzie Memorial at Sandy Run Country Club with an even-par 72 … tied for eighth in the Silver Cross Award standings ... currently leads the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 426 points.
|Andrew Wallace, Green Valley Country Club|
Hometown: Narberth, Pa.
School: Harriton High School junior
2018 accomplishments: 2018 accomplishments: Earned the No. 14 seed in the 104th Junior Boys’ Championship; lost to Mirams, 2&1, in the Round of 16 … finished fourth in the 19th Christman Cup with rounds of 75 and 73 … tied for 7th in the 34th Jock MacKenzie after a round of 73 … finished third in the Harry Hammond Award standings … currently ranked fourth in the Junior Player of the Year Standings with 236.25 points.
Golf Association of Philadelphia
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 260 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.