25th Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic Returns to Sunnybrook Golf Club on May 30 with Nation’s Largest First Place Prize for Any PGA Section Member Tournament
Radnor, Pa. (May 17, 2023) — With the largest first-place prize available from any event across the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide sections, the 25th Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic returns to Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on May 30. One-hundred-thirty-two PGA Professionals will vie for the $150,000 first-place prize money, a 50 percent increase in first-place prize money since the tournament was last held in 2021.
“Our entire team at Haverford is thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic, and to sponsor and honor the positive impact PGA Members have on the game of golf throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region,” said Joe McLaughlin, Chairman & CEO of Haverford Trust. “PGA Professionals play such an integral role in growing and managing the game and business of golf, and we appreciate their passion for a sport played by tens of millions of men, women and children of all ages.”
“The Philadelphia PGA Section thanks Mr. George Connell and Haverford Trust for the opportunity to bring together PGA Professionals to compete for a $150,000 first place prize,” said Geoff Surrette, Philadelphia PGA Section Executive Director. “Year after year, our participants get a tour-level experience at this legendary event, and that’s incredible.”
The tournament was last won in 2021 by Parks Price, PGA Professional from the Country Club of York in York, Pa., and first-time Haverford PGA Classic attendee. The tournament resumes after being postponed in 2022 due to inclement weather. Price won a three-man playoff in dramatic fashion by draining a long birdie putt on the first sudden death playoff hole, besting Zac Oakley of Bidermann Golf Club and Brett Walker of Sunnybrook Golf Club. Price’s 25-foot birdie putt on No. 18 topped Oakley’s 20-foot birdie that came up short and Walker’s 12-footer that slid left. Price, Oakley and Bidermann all finished regulation at 4-under-par with an overall score of 68 in a pool made up of 132 players (120 PGA Professionals and 12 Amateurs).
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Haverford Trust Company Chairman & CEO Joe McLaughlin (left); President Binney Wietlisbach (second from left); and Founder & Director George Connell (right) present the 24th Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic winner’s trophy and $100,000 first-place check to PGA Member Parks Price (second from right) of the Country Club of York in York, Pa.
Tournament Name: The Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic
Sponsor: The Haverford Trust Company
Date: Monday, May 30, 2023
Venue: Sunnybrook Golf Club, 398 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, Pa., 19462
Course Yardage: 6,893
Course Par: 72
Host PGA Professional: Mr. Gregory W. Wingate, PGA
Total Purse: $167,600
First Place Prize: $150,000
Defending Champion: Parks Price, PGA, Country Club of York; 4-under-par 68, won in playoff, No. 18, birdie 3
2021 Runners Up: Zac Oakley, PGA, Bidermann Golf Club; Brett Walker, PGA, Sunnybrook Golf Club; 4-under-par 68, lost in playoff, No. 18, par 4
Field: 148 (132 PGA Professionals, 16 amateurs)
Past Champions Eligible to Play
Dave Quinn, PGA – 2001, 2005
Dave Roberts, PGA – 2002
George Forster, PGA – 2008, 2019
Hugh Reilly, PGA – 2011
Scott Reilly, PGA – 2012
Billy Stewart – 2013
Rusty Harbold, PGA – 2014
Dave McNabb, PGA – 2016
Andrew Turner, PGA – 2017
Mark Parson, PGA – 2018
Parks Price, PGA – 2021
Social Media Hashtag: #haverfordclassic
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. For more information about the Philadelphia Section PGA, visit www.philadelphia.pga.com.
About The Haverford Trust Company
The Haverford Trust Company was founded in 1979 on Philadelphia’s landmark Rittenhouse Square. Since our founding, one thing has remained unchanged…our commitment to quality. Haverford has prospered for more than 40 years in a finance industry dominated by giants through our passion and adaptability. With 120+ employees and $13.0 billion* in assets, our size is our advantage. We focus on the essentials: the Quality Investing philosophy whose goal is to provide our clients with the right mix of stability and growth across the market cycle. For more information, visit haverfordquality.com.
*Including assets under management or consultation for The Haverford Trust Company and Haverford Financial Services as of 3/31/2023.