Dave Pagett Wins 2024 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Golf  Professional Championship

Glenside, Pa. (May 7, 2024) — PGA of America Golf Professional Dave Pagett of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa., defeated Danny Lewis of Philadelphia Cricket Club at Saint Martins, in a sudden death playoff at North Hills Country Club to win the 2024 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Golf Professional Championship. Both shot a three-under-par round of 68 to earn their spots in the playoff.

The Connelly Cup is named in honor of Jack Connelly, a past president of both the PGA of America (2001-02) and Philadelphia PGA Section (1983-84). Connelly was also inducted into the Section’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and PGA of America Hall of Fame in 2005.

The playoff began on No. 18, a 350-yard par-4 that features a treacherously steep green; both players made par, and headed back to the tee. Padgett made an eight-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to claim victory.”

“I played really solid today, especially with an eagle on No. 15, and several other birdies along the way,” said Pagett. “My goal was to remain patient and positive throughout the day and it paid off.”

Jeff Kiddie, Aronimink G.C., finished in third place at 1-over par. Greg Wingate, Sunnybrook G.C., shot a 2-over-par 73 for fourth place. Four PGA Professionals tied for fifth place.

Kiddie also secured first place in the Senior Division, bettering Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C., by two strokes. In a tie for third with a 4-over score of 75 were John Pillar, C.C. of Woodloch Springs and John Cooper, Green Valley C.C. Brian Kelly earned solo fifth in the Senior Division with his score of 76.

To view the full 2024 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Golf Professional Championship leaderboard, click here.

The 2024 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship is supported by Bushnell GolfEarth NetworksWilson, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA of America Golf Professionals thank our partners and North Hills Country Club, its membership, management, and staff, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

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