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John Olszewski wins record fourth Northeast PA Amateur Stroke Play title


April 23, 2018

John Olszewski wins record fourth Northeast PA Amateur Stroke Play title

POLK TWP. — John Olszewski of Lower Macungie Township staged a final-round rally Sunday to win the 23rd annual Northeast Pennsylvania Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Hideaway Hills Golf Club.
Olszewski, 53, shot a 36-hole score of 8-over-par 76-76–152 to win the tournament for the second consecutive year.
John Dimler, a former Parkland and Moravian College golfer, finished in second place at 73-83–156.
Overall, Olszewski has won the tournament a record four times: 1998, 2002, 2017, and 2018.
Trailing first-round leader Dimler by three strokes entering Sunday’s final round, Olszewski shot 4-over-par 40 on the front nine Sunday to grab a one stroke lead over Andrew Frank of Allentown, and a two stroke edge over Dimler.
Olszewski shot an even-par 36 on the back nine to steadily pull away from the field.
Dimler bogeyed the 11th, 12th and 13th holes to fall five strokes behind Olszewski.
Frank trailed Olszewski by just one stroke after the 12th hole, but a bogey on the par-3 14th hole and a double bogey on the par-4 15th hole dropped him out of title contention.
For the final round, Olszewski hit 14 greens in regulation and had 34 putts.
The victory adds to Olszewski’s outstanding amateur golf career resume which also includes winning the 2015 Lehigh Valley Inter-Club Championship, 2017 Donald Ross Invitational senior title, and qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
23rd annual Northeast PA Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Hideaway Hills Golf Club (par 72)
Final 36-hole scores:
1. John Olszewski 76-76-152 (8-over-par); 2. John Dimler 73-83-156; 3. Lee Nonnemacher 83-74-157; 4. Andrew Frank 75-83-158; 5. Andrew Lykon 82-77-159; 6. Chris Stager 85-75-160; 7. Robert Smith 80-81-161; 8. Michael Casella 79-83-162; 9. Eric Aeppli 88-76-164; 10-T. Connor Vanin 87-78-165, Matthew Pfancook 80-85-165; 12. Tom Egolf 84-83-167; 13. Robert Schubach 85-88-173; 14. A.J. Olszewski 86-90-176; 15. Rich Minich 85-99-184; 16. Chris Trotta 88-98-186.



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