Hole-in-One Propels Andy Hewitt to Victory in 2023 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship
Blue Bell, Pa. (May 9, 2023) — PGA Member Andy Hewitt of Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, Del., won the 2023 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship at Bluestone Country Club, thanks in part to a hole-in-one on the club’s 12th hole. Hewitt made his first competitive ace with an 8-iron from 165 yards.
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.
Hewitt finished with a 3-under-par round of 68, topping runner-up Michael Little, Clubhouse 54, by two strokes. While his hole-in-one was surely the highlight of his round, Hewitt also made an eagle on the par-4 seventh hole, along with birdies on Nos. 4, 8, and 15.
Michael Caldwell, DuPont C.C., finished in third place at 1-over-par, followed by fourth place finisher Pat Sams, Lake Naomi Timber Trails G.C., at 2-over-par. Three PGA Professionals tied for fifth place at 4-over: Michael Meisenzahl, Little Mill C.C.; Kyle Quagliero, Medford Lakes C.C.; and Michael Rushin, Bear Trap Dunes.
Lehigh C.C.’s Wayne Phillips finished atop the Senior Division with a round of 7-over-par 78, one stroke better than PGA Life Member George Forster’s 79. George Frake, Moorestown Field Club, finished in a tie for third place three behind Phillips, with Dan Mrozinski, Commonwealth National G.C. Mike Mack, Burlington C.C., rounded out the top five at 12-over-par.
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The 2023 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship is supported by Earth Networks, Jim Ravina Golf Sales, StrackaLine, Wilson Golf, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Bluestone 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.
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.