Buckingham, Pa. (September 31, 2020) — Michael Tobiason, Deerfield C.C., won the inaugural Philadelphia Players Championship at Lookaway Golf Club, besting a field of 99 top playing Philadelphia PGA Professionals and 10 amateurs with a 7-under-par 65.
Tobiason enjoyed a two-stroke margin of victory over host PGA Member Michael Little, Lookaway G.C. Tobiason and Little shared similar back nines. Little was even-par through No. 11, then rattled off five birdies in his final seven holes. Tobiason, however, was 3-under-par at the turn, and also made five birdies on the back nine, with a lone bogey.
“We had a great field here for the inaugural Philadelphia Players Championship, so it’s an honor to win, as we have a lot of great players in our Section,” said Tobiason. “You have to go low to win.”
Tobiason also won the National Car Rental Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Championship in August.
Eric Williams, Glenmaura National G.C., earned Low Amateur honors in a playoff against Oscar Mestre, Overbrook G.C., with a birdie on the first extra hole. Williams and Mestre finished with scores of 2-under-par 70s.
“It was an honor to finish as Low Amateur in the first Philadelphia Players Championship,” said Williams. “The hospitality at Lookway was fantastic. It’s a special place.”
PGA Member David Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C., won the Senior Division with a 3-under-par 69, one stroke ahead of Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; and Brendon Post, University of Delaware.
An additional highlight of the day: PGA Member John Cooper, Green Valley C.C., made a hole-in-one on No. 15. Congratulations, John!
The Philadelphia Players Championship was simply an idea over casual conversations between two men who have a passion for golf and a love for Lookaway – Michael Little, PGA Head Professional at Lookaway, and Scott Hutchinson, Lookaway Member, much the same way Lookaway was first envisioned. In addition to his commitment to developing this event, Hutchinson is the main sponsor of the event. With his support, the $31,000 purse is the second largest one-day payout in the Philadelphia PGA Section.
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The 2020 Philadelphia Players Championship, an OMEGA Player of the Year event, is supported by Scott Hutchinson and Lookaway Golf Club. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank Lookaway G.C., its membership, management, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
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.
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