Royal Manchester team wins York County Amateur Golf Association Spring Better Ball


The Royal Manchester team of Jeff Gingerich and Jim Doyle teamed to win the first tournament of the York County Amateur Golf Association season on Saturday, taking the Spring Better Ball at Briarwood East Golf Club.

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Gingerich and Doyle finished with a 6-under-par 66 to finish one stroke clear of two other teams. Briarwood East's Brett Berkheimer and Honey Run's Shane Henry tied for second with Pine Ridge Golf Club's Tim Elliott and Poor Boys Golf Club's William Shifflet at 67.

The Cool Creek team of Andrew Davis and Kevin Crumbling tied for fourth at 68 with the Briarwood West team of Kurt Rohrbaugh and Seth Weber.

There was a six-way tie for sixth at 69, which included: Bob Ruby and Don Dimoff; Shaun McIntyre and Steve Goodley; Jeff Poet and T.J. Ostrom; Denny Lankford and Joshua Passerello; Jason Kaun and Rod Crumbling; and Dustin Jadro and Matt Henry.

Rohrbaugh and Weber finished first in the net standings at 59, while Gingerich and Doyle shot 62. Royal Manchester's Dave Bennett and Briarwood's Steve Hess were at 65.

The event was originally scheduled for Honey Run, but was moved to Briarwood when the ugly spring weather delayed the greens aeration program at Honey Run until the week before the Spring Better Ball.

This year's event was opened  to all amateur players with a verifiable United States Golf Association handicap. Players no longer had to live in York County or be a member of a YCAGA club.