Kogelman Cards Career Best to Win GALV Lehigh Valley Open
EASTON, Pa. – The second and final round of the GALV Lehigh Valley Open was played on Tuesday, July 28 at Northampton Country Club. The event brought together 97 (76 PGA Professionals and 21 local amateurs) of the area’s best golfers for a 36-hole stroke play tournament spread out over two days. With the course playing soft from rain storms that came through the area Sunday night, players were able to fire at pins throughout the event leading to exciting action.
After the first round Billy Stewart (The ACE Club) and Greg Farrow (Deerwood CC) shared a two-shot lead over the rest of the field. However, with 15 players within four shots of the lead the final round was sure to please the gallery that gathers annually behind the 18th green at Northampton CC.
As players made their way around the par-72, 6,500 yards long course, the first players to post a number that threatened the leaders were Anthony Napoletano (Golf Tech – KoP) and Josh Rackley (Gulph Mills GC) who each posted a 36-hole total of 6-under-par (138). They each reached the number after carding scores of 3-under-par (69) for the second consecutive day. Full Story