Springfield, Pa. (May 9, 2022) — Philadelphia PGA Member Terry Hertzog of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., birdied the third sudden-death playoff hole to top Alex Knoll of Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroudsburg, Pa., and win the 2022 Delaware Valley Open at Rolling Green Golf Club.
Hertzog’s scorecard, a 3-under-par 68, featured four birdies and one lone bogey, an impressive feat on a golf course that played very difficult; unseasonably cool temperatures, blustery conditions with wind gusts around 30 mph, and slippery green surfaces drove scores up throughout the day.
“I got the breaks today,” Hertzog said after his overtime win. “I was not putting very well leading into the day, and made a few good, long putts today, including a long one for par on the first playoff hole.”
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. Beginning this 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 Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, 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, Hertzog also took home an additional $3,000 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool.
Braden Shattuck, Rolling Green G.C., finished in third place at 2-under-par, followed by Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C., at 1-under, while Joanna Coe, Merion G.C., rounded out the top five at even-par.
Knoll finished atop the leaderboard in the concurrent Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event, beating Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run G.C., and Rusty Harbold, Philadelphia Cricket Club, by five strokes.
Quinn also topped the Senior Division, with a 1-under-par 70. He finished two strokes ahead of Hugo Mazzalupi, Linfield National G.C., and Bill Walker, Riverton C.C. Frank Palumbo, Rolling Green G.C., took the top spot in the Super Senior Division. His 82 was good enough to finish one stroke ahead of PGA Life Member Michael Versuk.
Daniel Chernosky earned Low Amateur honors with his round of 1-under-par 70. Chernosky finished seven strokes ahead of the next closest amateur, Charlie Kovalcik.
Another highlight of the day came from Manufacturers’ G. & C.C. PGA Head Professional Peter Clarke, who made his second-ever hole-in-one on No. 16. Clarke used a 6-iron from 163 yards into a stiff wind to record his ace on the par-3.
The 2022 Delaware Valley Open is supported by Jack Jolly and Son, Jani-King, Kevin McClellan Golf Sales, Mizuno, Ohana Farm LLC, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Rolling Green Golf Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
To view the full 2022 Delaware Valley Open leaderboard, click here.
The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and Silvercrest Cup qualifier on the schedule is the TaylorMade Classic on Monday, May 16 at Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell, Pa.
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