Amateur Players Tour at Manufacturer's GCC

Philly vs New York at Manufacturers’ Results

          Division 1 had some familiar faces battling it out to see who would be the King of Manny’s. Bobby Booth(36-40-76) posted a solid front nine of one over par and found himself in a tie for the lead with George Steinmetz. Both players started the back with a bogey but Booth stumbled on hole eleven with a double. Steinmetz, as is becoming his signature, put his foot on the gas and birded two of the next three holes. Booth cut the lead with a birdie on fifteen but it was too little, too late as Steinmetz(36-37-73) tied the bow on the victory making it back to back wins for him.

        Fresh off his D2 National Championship victory at Whistling Straits, AB Behura(37-37-74) picked up right where he left on Sunday(sort of) with a two stroke victory over a game Dave DiValentino(37-39-76). Behura started off with 4 bogeys on his first five holes as he worked off the road rust but birdied numbers 7,8, 12 and 15 to secure the win with an excellent 74. It was a Philly Metro sweep with Brad Garrett(39-38-77) and Rocky Dare(38-40-78) finishing out the order.

     Division 3 saw our first sighting of NY Metro players as Sal Ditta and Xavier Emanuele ended up in a three way tie with Philly Metro’s Kevin Martyn. All three players shot rounds of 81. The playoff started on hole # 1 with all three players making par and extending the match to hole #2. After their drives Martyn had an opening as both Ditta and Emanuele found the rough. However, Martyn was not able to capitalize and all three players tied, moving the match to the 460yd Par 4. For the day, Hole # 3 played the hardest at 1.4 strokes over par. Martyn led off with a fabulous drive on a hole that demands nothing less. Ditta and Emanuele found the rough and Martyn was able to close them out for the victory, his second win of 2021. Phil Yang and CJ Shank finished out the order tied for fourth.

       In Division 4, John Eastlack(36-45-81) continued his upward trend and overpowered the course while posting a round of 81 to secure the win. He posted early and waited in the clubhouse as NY Metro’s Chris Mingacci(39-43-82) and Philly Metro co-director Jim Bulicki(39-44-83) made runs at the lead. Bulicki was tied at nine under in the 17th fairway 87 yards from the hole when he laid the sod over it, walking off the hole with a double bogey. On the Par 5 eighteenth, Bulicki hit two great shots, leaving him on the side of the green with an Eagle chip to force a playoff. He made a solid run at it as the ball slid just by the hole. Lance Holloway finished in fourth to round out the money line.

        In Division 5, Steve MacDonald was the NY Metro stopper as he put the broom back in the closet to avoid a clean sweep with a dandy round of 89. Alan Ott(45-47-92) finished in second making a NY Metro clean sweep of D5.

Thanks to all for coming out and waiting through the rain delays to complete the tournament. The Metro Cup pot has been stirred and we look forward to the second half of our NY/Philly Metro Dual Event series at Crystal Springs Resort on July 17th and 18th!


Manufacturer's Winners

Division 1 Champion

George Steinmetz

Amateur Players Tour golf tournament Philly and Metro New York

Division 2 Champion

AB Behura

Amateur golf tournament winning player

Division 3 Champion

Kevin Martyn

golf week winner metro new york philadelphia

Division 4 Champion

John Eastlack

Amateur golf tournament winner USGA

Division 5 Champion

Steven MacDonald

US Am tour golf tournament winner

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  1. Matt,
    Thank you correcting my son’s tie for 4th in philly. I also think Tom and you and the rest of the staff do a great job. I am or going to be a golfer again! my first restaurant was on a golf course but due to health reasons with my lungs NOT DUE TO COVID sidelined me for that year. My son was 24/7 wiping , spraying , running store to store and the list could go on. This is his 3rd year of real golf and as an N.C.A.A. division 3 baseball at a high level. I knew he would hit it long but 300 yards is a fly over number. Since coaching him since Little League making his golf swing was natural. At Eisenhower white he shoots 47/36, from last to a tie for 9th. The Tournaments are so well run I am surprised not every one is sold out. I have two questions, 1) when can I come and watch in person now that COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED. 2) you site was the only ONE, and I searched and searched! Yours showed every whole on the white course with bunkers, water, trees etc. I hope for the 2 courses at Crystal Springs will be up with all the factors on each hole. I give him a lay out on how to play the hole, which I would do anyway if I was aloud to be a quiet and out of sight spectator. Thank you for all you do for Amateur golf. my other 4 restaurants were all located in the Hamptons, before I lost a lung our weekly game was at Shinnecock,
    Noyac, Atlantic, Maidstone if you needed a hook I could help. Unfortunately it is very costly. I have played them all even Seabonack. National is my only miss and they will be played at the senor tees! Thank you for all you do , It is a great sight and tournament days I am glued to from his tee time until he posts. I would like to watch live and if there is a fee, NOT an issue. Please keep up the outstanding work. I for one appreciate enormously!

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