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68th Mason-Dixon matches 0ct. 12-13, Metedeconk National Golf Club

The Golf Association of Philadelphia looks to get back on the winning track, this time as the host team, in the 68th playing of the Mason-Dixon Matches.

The Mason-Dixon Matches pits two 12-man teams, including one Junior and two Senior players, from the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Middle Atlantic Golf Association (MAGA) over two days of competition. The Day One format is six four-ball matches. Day Two is 12 singles matches. Each match is worth one point. Ties are halved.

Since 1952, the matches have been played annually. Last year at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, the MAGA took the title with 12.5 points, bettering GAP's 5.5 points. Having won the previous two out of three Mason-Dixon competitions, GAP will look to get back on track in 2019. The MAGA team currently leads the all-time series, 35-27. There have been five ties.

Meet the Golf Association of Philadelphia team below. Note - stats are from the 2019 season.

Honorary captain: Frank E. Rutan, IV

  • 31st GAP President (2012-2014)
  • Philadelphia Cricket Club member

Andreas Aivazoglou, Rolling Green Golf Club

  • Finished 6th in the Christman Cup
  • Harry Hammond Award runner-up
  • Finished tied for third in Jock MacKenzie Memorial
  • Reached Match Play in Junior Boys’ Championship
  • Currently fourth in Junior Player of the Year standings

Jeff Allen, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club

  • Finished tied for second in Warner Cup (Gross)
  • Finished tied for sixth in Chapman Cup (Gross)
  • Finished third in Senior Amateur Championship
  • Senior Silver Cross runner-up
  • Currently second in Senior Player of the Year standings

John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club

  • Finished eighth in Middle-Amateur Championship
  • Tied for third in Open Championship
  • Currently 10th in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Michael Brown, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club

  • Finished tied for 17th in Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for third in DSGA Amateur Championship
  • Reached Match Play in NJSGA Mid.-Am. Championship
  • Qualified for USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifier, reached Match Play
  • Currently ninth in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Zach Falone, Sakima Country Club

  • Reached Round-of-16 in BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
  • Currently 27th in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Matt Finger, DuPont Country Club

  • Tied for 10th in DSGA Amateur Championship
  • Tied for 15th in Joseph H. Patterson Cup
  • Finished 11th in the Middle-Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for eighth in Open Championship
  • Qualified for USGA Mid-Amateur
  • Currently 14th in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Danny Harcourt, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

  • Reached the Semifinals in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for second in Joseph H. Patterson Cup
  • Finished third in NJSGA Open Championship
  • Finished tied for 14th in Open Championship
  • Finished fifth in the Silver Cross
  • Currently second in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Andrew Keeling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

  • Runner-up in Middle-Amateur Championship
  • Currently tied for 17th in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club

  • Won the Warner Cup (Gross)
  • Won the Senior Silver Cross Award with a score of 292
  • Runner-up in the Chapman Cup (Gross)
  • Semifinalist in the Brewer Cup presented by Callaway Golf at Fieldstone; lost to Rand Mendez of the host club, 3&1
  • Qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur
  • Co-runner-up in the Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play; teamed with Overbrook’s Andy Thompson
  • Finished third in the Delaware State Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at Back Creek Golf Club
  • Tied for seventh in the 49th Senior Amateur Championship
  • Posted a Top-10 finish in the 117th Joseph H. Patterson Cup presented by Callaway Golf at Applebrook Golf Club
  • Currently first in the Senior Player of the Year standings

Connor McNicholas, Lu Lu Country Club

  • Finished tied for 15th in Joseph H. Patterson Cup
  • Finished tied for fifth in the Open Championship
  • Currently 21st in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club

  • Reached Match Play in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
  • Finished fifth in the NJSGA Amateur Championship
  • Reached Match Play in the NJSGA Mid.-Am. Championship
  • Finished ninth in the Silver Cross
  • Qualified for the USGA Mid-Amateur
  • Currently 15th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings

Eric Williams, Honesdale Golf Club

  • Reached Match Play in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for second in the Joseph H. Patterson Cup
  • PAGA R. Jay Sigel Match Play
  • Finished fourth in the Silver Cross
  • Currently seventh in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings