Jeff Breiner, PGA, Leads C.C. of Harrisburg Team to Victory in 2023 DeAngelis Pro-Am
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (August 22, 2023) — Over the course of a beautiful afternoon at the 1912 Club, PGA Member Jeff Breiner of the C.C. of Harrisburg in Harrisburg, Pa., led his team of amateurs, Matthew Monaghan, Paul Fisher, and Kameron Page, to victory in the 2023 DeAngelis Pro-Am. The event was created by the DeAngelis family and the Philadelphia PGA Section to pay tribute to Don DeAngelis, an accomplished PGA Member and player, who passed in January 2022.
DeAngelis was elected to PGA Membership in 1978, and played the game with immense talent, winning the 1985 Pennsylvania Open and playing in the 1978 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo., and winning a Section tournament in six straight decades. His most recent win was in September 2021, when he won the 2021 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship’s Super Senior Division, and also shot his age, a 69. See below to view DeAngelis’ playing career highlights. To read a tribute to DeAngelis, click here.
The winning team from Harrisburg finished their round at an impressive 16-under-par, having made an eagle, 15 birdies, and one lone bogey in the two best ball of format. The team bettered the team from John F. Byrne G.C. by one stroke: PGA Associate Anthony Hoffman, Jim Babst, Rich Mariner, and Liam O’Connor.
Finishing in third place, four behind: Rolling Green G.C.’s Frank Palumbo, PGA, Bob Wallace, Mike Hewes, and Mike Dafnus; followed by Golf Galaxy – Montgomeryville’s Eric McNamee, PGA, Joe Boyle, Jesse Brookreson, and Walt Hoffner at 11-under-par; and Peter Clarke, PGA, of Manufacturers’ G. & C.C., Jim Burns, Steve Frost, and Tom Hankel at 8-under-par.
Dustin McCormick, PGA, of Glen Brook G.C. took home top honors in the PGA Professional contest, finishing his round with a score of 71, 1-over-par. He topped George Forster, PGA, by one stroke, and Evan Mitchell, Whitford C.C., and Brian Buskirk, HoneyBrook G.C., by two strokes. Eric McNamee and Peter Clarke tied for fifth place at 4-over-par.
To view the full 2023 DeAngelis Pro-Am leaderboard, click here.
The 2023 DeAngelis Pro-Am is supported by TaylorMade and KM Golf Sales. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, the 1912 Club, its membership, management, and staff, 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.