With Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to the summer around the corner 53 teams converged on the Jersey Shore and Galloway National Golf Club for the annual Oakley Skull Cup Pro-Am. The Better Ball of partners event pairs one PGA Professional and one amateur partner who receives 80% of his handicap. Players in the field had to battle the ever changing weather conditions throughout the afternoon.
Leading the way in the event was the pair of Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) and his amateur partner Bryon Driscoll. As a team Ingraham and Driscoll carded nine birdies and one eagle on their round which helped them overcome two bogeys posting a team net score of 8-under (63). The number was good enough for a two shot victory over the field.
Finishing just behind Ingraham and Driscoll was the team of Robert Hennefer (Indian Spring Golf Club) and his partner Matt Jugan. With only one bogey on their card the pair played a near perfect round. Adding five birdies and one eagle Hennefer and Jugan finished with a score of 6-under (65) which put them in solo second place.
Rounding out the top three a pair of teams finished tied for third with a score of 5-under (66). The first team to reach the 5-under number was Mark Parson (Harbor Pines Golf Club) and his partner Stan Bergman. The team posted eight birdies against three bogeys. Joining Parson and Bergman at 5-under was the duo of Andrew Pierson (Camden County Golf Academy) and his partner Rob Carbone. Pierson and Carbone had five birdies and an eagle along with two bogeys to finish at the 5-under number.
The Section would like to thank our title sponsors Ralph Viola and Justin Cobb from Oakley as well as PGA Director of Golf Jason Lamp and the entire staff and membership of Galloway National for their hospitality.
The next event on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar is the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic on Tuesday, May 30 at Sunnybrook Golf Club.