Villanova, Pa. (August 5, 2021) — Applebrook Golf Club’s PGA Head Professional, Dave McNabb turned in a 4-under-par 66 to win the 2021 Philadelphia PGA Skee Riegel Senior Open at Radnor Valley Country Club by three strokes over Terry Hertzog, Merion G.C.
McNabb bettered his 2016 winning score in this event by one stroke. Jason Panter, InClub Golf; and John DiMarco, Woodcrest C.C.; tied for third place at even-par.
“I got off to a relatively slow start from a ball striking perspective,” McNabb said of his round. “I didn’t hit a green in regulation until the sixth hole, but had some great up and downs and hung in there long enough to start hitting it well. I figured if I could just be patient on my way in there would be some opportunities.
“I have not been in this position in a while,” McNabb continued. “I have been playing good golf, but haven’t gotten a ton of results. Being in contention and finding a way to get it done was comforting.”
McNabb went on to say that it is always an honor to win this event (following his 2016 win) as Skee Riegel has had a lasting impact on our Section. He also thanked his Appblebrook G.C. members and Titleist for all their support.
Frog Hollow G.C.’s PGA Head Professional, Patrick Keefe, finished with a 1-over-par 71 to win the Super Senior Division by two strokes over Don DeAngelis, Spring Ford C.C.
Ronald Weaver tied for fifth place at 1-over-par and finished as low amateur, five strokes ahead of fellow amateur Greg Osborne, Overlook G.C.
The 2021 Philadelphia PGA Skee Riegel Senior Open is supported by Jani-King. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Radnor Valley C.C., its membership, management, and host PGA Professionals, and staff, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
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About Robert Henry “Skee” Riegel, PGA
Skee Riegel was born in 1914 in New Bloomfield, Pa., and grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. Riegel served in the U.S. Air Corps as a flight instructor during World War II. After leaving the service he rose to the top of amateur golf, winning the U.S. Amateur in 1947, the Western Amateur in 1948 and the Trans-Mississippi Amateur in 1946 and 1948. Riegel also played on the U.S. Walker Cup teams in 1947 and 1949, remaining unbeaten in Walker Cup play. Riegel turned professional in 1950 and was one of the first golfers involved in strength training. In 1951, he nearly won the Masters, finishing in second place behind Ben Hogan. Riegel returned to Pennsylvania to become PGA Head Professional at Radnor Valley Country Club in 1954, where he continued his winning ways, claiming victory in the 1957 and 1959 Pennsylvania Opens and the 1960 Philadelphia Open. He left Radnor Valley at the end of 1961 for the opportunity to participate in the ownership of a new golf course, York Road G.C. in Bucks County, now known as the Bucks Club. For over 30 years, Riegel was a permanent member of the Philadelphia PGA Section’s Tournament Committee and served as Rules Chair for every Section tournament. In 1975, he was given the Section’s PGA Professional Development Award for his many hours spent educating the golf professionals on the rules of golf. Riegel was inducted into the Philadelphia Section Hall of Fame in 1993.
About the Philadelphia PGA Section
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