Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization

Brian Bergstol Shoots 65 to Win The Bent Creek Classic

Lititz, Pa — On Monday, June 26, Bent Creek Country Club played host to the PAO Classic the ninth point’s event in the race for the PAO Player of the Year.  Mike Little (Lookaway Golf Club) is leading the points race and  was back in action after a week removed as he traveled to Oregon to play in the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

Players competing in today’s tournament faced near perfect scoring conditions as the golf course proved to yield great scores. Zac Oakley (Heritage Shores Golf Club) was the first to post a score under par as he carded four biridies and a lone bogey at the 14th to post three under par (68). Three players tied with scores of four under par (67) including Carson Solien (Aronimink Golf Club), Mike Furey (Mahoning Valley Country Club), and Billy Stewart (ACE Club). Solien was the only player to eagle the par five, 9th hole. Furey scored five birdies and only one bogey in his route to four under par (67). Stewart followed up his first win of the 2017 season (Waynesborough Classic) with a bogey free round and birdied the last three holes to round off the tie at four under (67). Fresh off his first tournament win at the Burlington Classic Pro-Am, Brian Bergstol (Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort) returned to winning form. Bergstol birdied two of his first four holes and didn’t look back as he finished with six birdies and no bogeys to capture the tournament. Congratulations to Brian Bergstol for his impressive bogey free round of six under (65) to win the 2017 PAO Classic at Bent Creek, which is his third PAO win of season.

The PAO would like to thank Scott Hutchinson for his continued support of the Philadelphia Assistants Association. Chris Crowley for producing our great Signs By the Sea Trophies and Jim Haus, the Host PGA Professional for hosting such a great event. The next event of the PAO calendar is the WM Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club on Monday, July 10.

PAO Patron Program

Important reminder if you haven’t done so already, please remember to sign up for the PAO, which can be done one of two ways. First, you can register by going to the following link on Blue Golf: PAO Patron Program

Or you can fill out the PAO Head Golf Professional Patron Program form: PAO Patron Program Form

PAO Patrons: Head Professionals & Directors of Golf

Special thanks to those Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are supporting the PAO and their assistant golf professionals.  Listed below are the Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are PAO Patrons.

Ian DalzellHuntingdon Valley Country ClubJason Duckworth
Ryan Fiore
Moe Gola
Dane Henry
Dan Marz
Shawn Matthews
Linda NevattThe ACE ClubCorey Melnick
Brandt Reilly
Tony Shields
Billy Stewart

PAO Premier Partner

Scott Hutchinson

PAO Mission Statement

The purpose of the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization is to prepare the Assistant Golf Professionals of the Philadelphia Section PGA of America for future professional success as a PGA member. We will give Assistant Professionals the opportunities to prepare themselves for the playing ability test, the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Program, the golf business, and future PGA membership. This is accomplished with leadership, mentoring, support through education, networking, and tournament competition.