Michael Loeper, PGA, and Gene Stricker Team to Win 2023 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Superintendent Championship

Bethlehem, Pa. (November 3, 2023) — The 1912 Club’s PGA Head Professional Michael Loeper and Golf Course Superintendent Gene Stricker teamed to win the 2023 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Superintendent Championship‘s Net Division on Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course.

This is the event’s second year; it was created to show support not just for our PGA Members and Associates, but for the superintendents who take care of our sports’ fields of play so well.

On a cool, but sunny autumn day, the winning duo finished their round at 4-under-par, bettering the team from Trenton Country Club, Eli Reid, PGA, and Peter Daly by one stroke. The victors made six net birdies and two net bogeys in the one Better Ball of two format on the course that has hosted multiple major championships.

There was a three-way tie for third place at 2-under-par: John F. Byrne Golf Course’s Anthony Hoffman and Joseph Diacovo; Pine Meadows Golf Complex’s Andy Signor, PGA, and Tom Kintzer; and Paxon Hollow Country Club’s Daniel Malley, PGA, and Steve Stephens.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club’s Dave Pagett, PGA, and Darren Farrar tied for the Gross Division title with GOLFTEC-Malvern’s Anthony Napoletano, PGA, and Mike Caber; both teams finished with even-par 71s. The teams from Trenton C.C., Pine Meadows, and Paxon Hollow, two behind.

To view the full results of the 2023 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Superintendent Championship, click here.

The 2023 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Superintendent Championship is supported by Golf Cart Services / E-Z-GOModern Brands, and SOX Erosion Solutions. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Saucon Valley Country 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.

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.

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