Brian Bergstol Ties Tavistock Course Record En Route to 2024 TaylorMade Classic Victory

Tavistock, N.J. (May 6, 2024) — PGA of America Golf Professional Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware Pa., finished with an 8-under-par 64 at Tavistock Country Club to tie the course record and win the Philadelphia PGA Section’s 2024 TaylorMade Classic by two strokes points over Rusty Harbold, Philadelphia Cricket Club; Zach Barbin, Chesapeake Bay G.C.; and Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C. The tournament is a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / Haverford Trust Company Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year points event, and the first Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the year.

Bergstol, the 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional Champion, made an impressive eight birdies and one eagle at Tavistock en route to his record-tying round of 64; Dan O’Rourke shot a 64 while competing in the 2017 New Jersey Golf Association Amateur Championship.

“I didn’t get off to the greatest start,” Bergstol said of his round. “I had to make a seven-footer to make a bogey on No. 1, but after that I hit it really solid.

“It’s nice to have the course record; for a sight unseen, I enjoyed the course and played pretty well.”

Returning for the third season, 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 Union League Liberty Hill in Lafayette Hill, 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, Bergstol also took home an additional $2,500 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool.

J.T. Wambold, Yardley C.C., finished tied for fifth place at 5-under-par with John Pillar, C.C. at Woodloch Springs.

Pillar took home top honors in Senior Division, thanks to his 5-under-par 67. He bettered Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; Mike Molino, Elmhurst C.C.; and PGA Life Member Brian Kelly by two strokes. Laurel Creek C.C.’s Dave Quinn finished in fifth place at 2-under-par.

PGA of America Life Member Wayne Phillips took top honors in the Super Senior Division with a 2-under-par 70. Phillips bettered Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club, by one stroke. Greg Farrow, Deerwood C.C., finished in third place at even par, followed by Jack Brennan, Mountain View C.C., at 6-over-par, and PGA Life Member Michael Versuk at 7-over-par.

The Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) held an event concurrently with the TaylorMade Classic, with Bergstol bettering Barbin and Sebastianelli by two strokes. Wambold finished in fourth place, three behind the winner, followed by Bidermann G.C.’s Zac Oakley, who qualified for the Corebridge Financial PGA Team at last week’s PGA Professional Championship to compete in the 2024 PGA Championship. Rolling Green G.C.’s Braden Shattuck also made the team and will compete in the major championship.

To view the full 2024 TaylorMade Classic leaderboard, click here.

The 2024 Philadelphia PGA TaylorMade Classic is presented by TaylorMade Golf, and is supported by Silvercrest Asset Management Group, Ohana Farm LLC, and Jani-King. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA of America Golf Professionals thank our partners, Tavistock Country Club, its membership, management, and staff, 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 Bellewood Country Club in Pottstown, Pa., on Monday, May 20.

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