John A. Allan Invitational marches into championship at Fox Hill Country Club


Title to be awarded Sunday afternoon

Staff reports



Ryan Tracy tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


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Brenden Carroll watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Mariano Medico watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

John Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Walt Kuharchik tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Art Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Walt Kuharchik chips onto the second green on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Todd Vonderheid reacts making a birdie putt on the second hole on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Art Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

John Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

John A. Allan Championship Flight

Results after Friday’s round

Don Crossin-Ryan Crossin 67

William Burke-Christian Davis 67

William Gill-Todd Vonderheid 67

Brenden Carroll-Mariano Medico 68

Shawn McNamara-Jay Marsden 68

John Mikiewicz-Tom Biscotti 69

Jamie Anzalone-Bill Musto 69

Ed Hennigan-John Barone 69

Chris Tracy-Ryan Tracy 70

Bob Santarelli-Stephen Hudacek 70

Mark Answini-Jim Hoover 70

Bob Gill-Bob Corbett 71

Mike Answini-Shamus Gartley 71

John Mulhern-Zach Mulhern 71

Joe Carroll-Patrick Mitchell 71

Dave Kluger-Eric Williams 72

Paul Keating-Matt Teesdale 72

Charles Manganiello-Chase Makowski 72

Rick Laneski-Ted Matthews 72

Brian Lombardo-Jamie Bresnahan 73

Walter Kuharchik-Art Brunn Jr. 73

Lorenzo Medico-Tomothy Rutkowski 74

Mike Crossin-Tim Crossin 76

Rich Crossin-Andrew Crossin 77

EXETER — The 70th playing of the John A. Allan Invitational kicked off on Friday and runs through Sunday.

Three teams tied after the first round and 24 different teams advanced to the championship flight, which will play a match play format on Saturday, ending with a shootout on Sunday for the title.

The championship flight’s round of 16 and the quarterfinals will be played on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday.

The teams of Don and Ryan Crossin, William Burke and Christian Davis, and William Gill and Todd Vonderheid each shot 67 in the two-man format.

The tournament is named after a former president of Fox Hill Country Club, John A. Allan. In 1924, the club expanded to 18 holes and a tournament was formed in 1929. Originally, the tournament was called the Fox Hill Invitational. Later, the name changed in honor of Allan picking up much of the club’s financial burden when the country was in its Great Depression.

The tournament was not played in 1943-45 because of World War II. But since then, it’s been 70 straight years of invitational play. The tournament has been a 2-person format since 1956.

The tournament is considered one of the premier golf tournaments in the area and has seen several highly talented players walk off the tee.

In 1949, Art Wall of Honesdale won the tournament when it was a single-person format. Ten years later, Wall was the 1959 Masters champion. He won 14 times on the PGA Tour.

Play continues Saturday and Sunday from Fox Hill. The championship flight will play on Sunday to crown a champion.

Ryan Tracy tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf01.jpgRyan Tracy tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Brenden Carroll watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf02.jpgBrenden Carroll watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Mariano Medico watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf03.jpgMariano Medico watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

John Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf04.jpgJohn Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Walt Kuharchik tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf05.jpgWalt Kuharchik tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Art Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf06.jpgArt Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Walt Kuharchik chips onto the second green on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf08.jpgWalt Kuharchik chips onto the second green on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Todd Vonderheid reacts making a birdie putt on the second hole on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf09.jpgTodd Vonderheid reacts making a birdie putt on the second hole on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Art Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf06C.jpgArt Brunn, Jr. watches his tee shot from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

John Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_allangolf04C.jpgJohn Mikiewicz tees off from the first tee box on Friday in the John A. Allan Invitational at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch
Title to be awarded Sunday afternoon

Staff reports

John A. Allan Championship Flight

Results after Friday’s round

Don Crossin-Ryan Crossin 67

William Burke-Christian Davis 67

William Gill-Todd Vonderheid 67

Brenden Carroll-Mariano Medico 68

Shawn McNamara-Jay Marsden 68

John Mikiewicz-Tom Biscotti 69

Jamie Anzalone-Bill Musto 69

Ed Hennigan-John Barone 69

Chris Tracy-Ryan Tracy 70

Bob Santarelli-Stephen Hudacek 70

Mark Answini-Jim Hoover 70

Bob Gill-Bob Corbett 71

Mike Answini-Shamus Gartley 71

John Mulhern-Zach Mulhern 71

Joe Carroll-Patrick Mitchell 71

Dave Kluger-Eric Williams 72

Paul Keating-Matt Teesdale 72

Charles Manganiello-Chase Makowski 72

Rick Laneski-Ted Matthews 72

Brian Lombardo-Jamie Bresnahan 73

Walter Kuharchik-Art Brunn Jr. 73

Lorenzo Medico-Tomothy Rutkowski 74

Mike Crossin-Tim Crossin 76

Rich Crossin-Andrew Crossin 77

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