THREE OF FOUR LOCALS ADVANCE
Three other Delaware Valley golfers all managed to advance on Monday into the final 32: Bryn Mawr’s Michael McDermott, Yardley’s Christopher Ault and Philadelphia’s Gregor Orlando.
Ault and Orlando each registered a 1-up victories, with Ault edging Kevin O’Connell from Raleigh, N.C., and Orlando outlasting Bradley Lane of Lawrence, Kan. McDermott needed 20 holes to finally upend Joseph Ida of Overland, Kan.
The 41-year-old McDermott, who plays out of Merion Golf Club, was 2-up with three holes to play, but dropped two of the next three. Both competitors birdied the first extra hole — the par-5 2nd — and then McDermott won it with a par on No. 3.