Pillar and Bergstol Successfully Defend Philadelphia PGA McQuiston Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship
Philadelphia, Pa. (September 30, 2021) — Philadelphia PGA Professionals John Pillar of the C.C. of Woodloch Springs in Hawley, Pa., and Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., successfully defended the Philadelphia PGA McQuiston Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship on a crisp autumn day at Bala Golf Club.
Pillar and Bergstol followed their record-breaking performance in 2020 (11-under-par 57) with a team score of 9-under-par, 59. The team combined for nine birdies and zero bogies enroute to their second sub-60 round in the event to give them the edge by one stroke over second place finishers Terry Hatch, Royal Oaks G.C.; and Travis Deibert, Doylestown C.C.
Rob Rohrbach, Foxchase G.C.; and Jeff Fick, Moselem Springs G.C.; finished in third place at 7-under-par, while John DiMarco, Woodcrest C.C.; and Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C.; finished in fourth at 6-under. Don Allan, Burlington C.C.; and Stephen Sieracki, Woodcrest C.C.; and Jeff Kiddie, Aronimink G.C.; and Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C.; rounded out the top five with 5-under-par 63s.
The 2021 McQuiston Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship is supported by Bala Golf Club and Vineyard Vines. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Bala G.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 Henry J. McQuiston Jr., PGA
Henry J. McQuiston Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1932 and grew up next to the Chester Valley Golf Club where his family lived. He and his two brothers played golf at Chester Valley and worked for superintendent Dick Murphy. McQuiston graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1954 and then served two years in the United States Army. After being discharged from the Army, he went to work as a schoolteacher. In 1958 he turned professional and worked at Chester Valley while playing some tournaments on the PGA Tour during the summer months and still teaching school the rest of the year. In 1960 he took the job as the assistant at the Bala Golf Club and two years later he became the head professional. In 1968 McQuiston finished in a tie for second in the Section Championship losing in a three-way playoff and in 1971 he was second in the Philadelphia Open losing a playoff. He qualified for the 1962 PGA Championship, the 1963 U.S. Open and the 1984 PGA Senior Championship. McQuiston qualified for the PGA Tour tournament at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club ten times and made the cut three times. McQuiston was a member of eleven Challenge Cup teams that competed against the Middle Atlantic Section. He qualified for the Club Professional Championship four times and the Senior Club Pro Championship once. In 1970 McQuiston and several other Section members built the Avalon Golf Club and operated it until they sold out in 1986. He was elected as the 20th president of the Section in 1973 and 1974 after having served as the second vice president for two years. McQuiston was the head pro at Bala for thirty-seven years after which he continued on as the pro emeritus at the club. In 2004 McQuiston’s name was added to the Section’s Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship, which had been held at the Bala Golf Club for over 20 years. He was the Section’s “Golf Professional of the Year” in 1997. In 2005 he was inducted into the Philadelphia PGA Hall of Fame.
About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.
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