This just in from the Golf Association of Philadelphia...
MALVERN, Pa.–Philip Bartholomew was fortunate to make the 107th Amateur Championship field a few weeks ago in a pre-qualifier at Ballamor GC. A fellow competitor three-putted the final hole to allow all the players sitting at 80, including Bartholomew, into the championship proper.
On Saturday at Applebrook GC (par 71, 6,765 yards), the 19-year-old Elon University sophomore, turned that fortune into history when he became the first member of Yardley CC, surprisingly enough, to forge his name onto the J. Wood Platt Amateur Championship trophy.
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