Brendon Post, PGA, Wins 2023 TaylorMade Classic in Four-Person Playoff
Post was tied for first place at 2-under-par following the conclusion of the 18-hole round with John Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club; Billy Stewart, Union League Liberty Hill; and Jeff Herb, Waynesborough Country Club. Post had made a 50-plus-minute drive back to Green Valley to compete in the playoff, and due to time constraints, was not able to warm-up prior to the playoff beginning. It didn’t seem to affect him, however, as he hit his approach to approximately five feet and drained the birdie putt to win.
The event is a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and the first Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the year. Returning for the second year, the Silvercrest Cup series will include four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final, hosted at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa. For more information on the season-long race to the Silvercrest Cup, click here. In addition to receiving the winner’s share of the purse, Post also took home an additional $2,500 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool.
There was a tie for first place in the Senior Division, with both John Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club, and Brendon Post, University of Delaware, finishing with rounds of 2-under-par 69. Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C., finished in third place, three behind the champions, followed by Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C., and Bill Walker, Riverton C.C., at 2-over-par.
Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Bill Sautter, PGA, secured a victory in the Super Senior Division, with his even-par 71 topping three PGA Professionals by three strokes: PGA Life Member Brian Kelly; John DiMarco, Legacy Club at Woodcrest; and Rob Shuey, Colonial Golf & Tennis Club. Don Allan, Burlington C.C., finished in fifth place at 5-over-par.
The Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) held an event concurrently with the TaylorMade Classic, with two tying for first place at 1-under-par: Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C., and Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C. Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C., and Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C., finished one behind the winners, with six PGA Professionals tying for fifth place at 1-over-par.
To view the full 2023 TaylorMade Classic leaderboard, click here.
The 2023 TaylorMade Classic is presented by TaylorMade Golf, and supported by Jani-King, Ohana Farm LLC, Silvercrest Asset Management Group, Sterling Cut Glass and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Green Valley Country Club, their members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and Silvercrest Cup qualifier on the schedule is the Delaware Valley Open at Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pa., on Monday, May 22.
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.