Noah Firestone Wins 2021 Jack Jolly & Son Championship; Oakley Captures 2021 DeBaufre Scoring Average Title
Fleetwood, Pa. (September 27, 2021) — Philadelphia PGA Professional Noah Firestone of Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. won the 2021 Jack Jolly & Son Championship at Moselem Springs Golf Club on the first hole of a sudden death playoff against Eddie Perrino of Eagle Rock Resort.
Firestone teed off in the first group of the championship and fired a 3-under-par 67 to set an early clubhouse lead. He made five birdies and two bogies on a course that played difficult in the steady wind and featured slick greens. Perrino followed shortly with a 67 of his own, and the two waited nearly seven hours until the last groups finished before the playoff began on No. 1. Firestone made a par four against Perrino’s five.
“It’s a great feeling to get my first win of the season,” Firestone said following his playoff victory.
Mike Furey, Saucon Valley C.C.; Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort; and Trevor Bensel, Overbrook G.C.; tied for third place, two strokes behind at 1-under-par. Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C., finished in sixth place at even par. Six players tied for seventh at 1-over.
Firestone’s play also won him the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event by two strokes over Furey, Bergstol, and Bensel.
Perrino’s round earned him top honors in the Senior Division, topping Quinn by three strokes, and four over Brian Kelly, Bucknell G.C.; and Terry Hatch, Royal Oaks G.C.; Kelly and PGA Life Member Michael Versuk tied atop the Super Senior Division, each shooting 1-over-par 71s. Don DeAngelis, Spring Ford C.C., and George Forster tied for fifth place two strokes back.
Following his round in the event, Zac Oakley of Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, Del. officially captured the 2021 Philadelphia PGA F. Edward Debaufre Trophy, which awards the PGA Professional with the lowest season scoring average for their consistently stellar play. Oakley’s 2021 scoring average of 68.93 over 14 rounds is the lowest scoring average since the trophy was commissioned in 1964. Additionally, Oakley’s father, Pete, previously won the award four times (1980, 1984, 1985, and 1999), making them the first father-son duo to win the DeBaufre title.
Dave McNabb of Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa., officially captured the Philadelphia PGA Senior Stroke Average title, with an average of 70.93 over 15 rounds this season. The Section congratulates both Oakley and McNabb on their consistently good play this year!
The tournament also saw PGA Life Member J.R. Delich shoot his age (80) for the 321st time in his career. Congratulations, J.R…great playing!
The 2021 Jack Jolly & Son Championship is supported by Jack Jolly & Son Inc., Ohana Farm LLC, Jani-King, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Moselem Springs 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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