Tavistock's Tom Gramigna made five birdies on the back nine Thursday at Philadelphia Cricket Club's Militia Hill course and rallied to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's 27th Mid-Amateur Championship.
Gramigna, a 40-year-old from Haddonfield, was 2 shots behind Bidermann's Bill Jeremiah with nine holes left before finishing the 36-hole event with a 7-under-par total of 137.
Gramigna made birdies on the 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th and 17th holes with putts ranging from three to 25 feet.
Jeremiah, who chipped in twice for birdies, bogeyed two of the last three holes and finished 1 shot behind.
First-day leader Chip Lutz of LedgeRock fired a second-day 75 to tie the Cricket Club's Rob Savarese at 142.
Tom Gramigna, Tavistock. . . 70-67–137
Bill Jeremiah, Bidermann. . . 68-70–138
Rob Savarese, Philadelphia Cricket. . . 69-73–142
Chip Lutz, LedgeRock. . . 67-75–142
Tom Hyland, Little Mill. . . 72-71–143
Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks. . . 72-73–145
John Brennan, Spring Ford. . . 75-71–146
Chris Lange, Overbrook. . . 73-73–146
Michael Brown, Lookaway. . . 71-75–146
Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley. . . 75-72–147
Alexander Maguire, Brookside. . . 74-73–147
Thomas Timby, Bucks Club. . . 73-74–147
Robin McCool, Saucon Valley. . . 71-76–147
Matthew Finger, Wedgwood. . . 75-73–148
Kevin Kelly, Philadelphia Cricket. . . 75-73–148
Scott McLaughlin, Commonwealth. . . 75-73–148
Tom Borsello, White Clay Creek. . . 73-75–148
Jeff Osberg, Llanerch. . . 73-75–148
Rich Pruchnik, West Chester. . . 72-77–149
Andy Achenbach, RiverCrest. . . 73-7–150
Doug Zelner, Coatesville. . . 72-78–150
James Donnelly, Merion. . . 76-75–151
John Aloisio, Greate Bay. . . 75-76–151
Roc Irey, Lookaway. . . 75-76–151
Bill McGuinness, Tavistock. . . 73-78–151
Brian Gillespie, St. Davids. . . 71-80–151
Francis McFadden, Overbrook. . . 78-74–152
Chris Esbenshade, Bent Creek. . . 77-75–152
Daniel Pinciotti, Huntingdon Valley. . . 77-75–152
Matthew Gaffney, Little Mill. . . 76-76–152