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Tournament’s Last Group Claims First Spot at NCR Pro-Scratch Championship

Malvern, Pa. – On another summer day worthy of a postcard, the National Car Rental Pro-Scratch Championship was played at Applebrook Golf Club. This annual event pairs one PGA Professional with one amateur golfer in a better ball of partners event.

Playing in the tournament’s first group, the team of John Lynch (Cripple Creek Country Club) and his partner Jay Whitby, two-time defending champions, put up an intimidating number for the rest of the field to try and beat. Lynch and Whitby carded a team score of 6-under-par (65). The duo made their way to the clubhouse lead by carding seven birdies, however an untimely bogey on the difficult par-4 18th prevented them from playing a flawless round.

As play continued it looked as though the only other team that would join the early leaders would be the pairing of host professional Dave McNabb (Applebrook Golf Club) and his partner Chris Lawler. The team played a bogey-free round of golf en route to a team score of 6-under-par (65) and a first place tie. McNabb and Lawler played their opening nine holes in 4-under but were unable to duplicate the score on the inward nine.

With the exception of amateur Chris Lawler these two teams were the same teams that finished at the top of the leaderboard at the 2015 Pro-Scratch Championship. However, we would not have repeat champions at the 2016 event.

Playing in the tournament’s final pairing, the team of Shawn Hall (Radley Run Country Club) and his partner Stuart Carrihill caught lightening in a bottle over their final nine holes and edged out the teams at 6-under-par by one shot. Hall and Carrihill made the turn at 1-under-par but with a combined six team birdies the duo finished the day at 7-under-par (64) and claimed the top spot at this year’s tournament.

The Section would like to thank our partner for this event, National Car Rental. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA schedule is the Pro-Junior Championship at Spring Ford Country Club on Thursday, July 21.

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Ingraham Returns to Winner’s Circle at William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. – After a week away, the Philadelphia PGA resumed tournament action with the annual William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic played at its traditional home, Huntingdon Valley Country Club. This year’s event brought together more than 100 Philadelphia PGA’s Professionals to play in the season’s seventh Omega Player of the Year, presented by Haverford Trust Co., points event. The tournament, named in honor of the legendary amateur golfer of the same name, also served as a stroke play event for the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO).

Playing in the tournament’s morning wave, Rich Steinmetz (Spring Ford Country Club) set the tournament’s early pace. After starting on the 10th hole, Steinmetz made the turn at 1-over-par. However Steinmetz was able to right the ship with a birdie on hole #1 before adding another birdie on hole #9, his final hole of the day, to finish his round at 1-under-par (69).

No other player was able to match Steinmetz at the top of the leaderboard after the morning wave so, as the tournament turned to the afternoon wave, Steinmetz would have to leaderboard watch to see if his number would hold up.

As group after group finished in the afternoon it looked as though Steinmetz would hold on for the win. However, with only two groups left to play, Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) was able to post a near perfect round of golf to earn his first win of the 2016 season. After an early bogey, Ingraham carded four birdies to post a total score of 3-under-par (67) giving him a 2-shot victory.

Ingraham had some close calls earlier this season coming up just short in a playoff at the Connelly Cup – Head Professional Championship as well as a second place finish at the Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship. This year’s William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic win was Ingraham’s third of his career having previously won in 2007 and 2011.

“This has been a very unique year for me on the golf course,” commented tournament champion Stu Ingraham. “There have been tournaments when I have been on top of my game and tournaments when I have struggled. Luckily for me, today was a good day. The changes they have made to this golf course over the years have really helped it become one of my favorite courses in our section.”

Ingraham also finished in the top spot in the tournament’s senior division having edged out second place finisher Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club) by 2-shots.

Although coming up a few shots short in the main event both Mike Meisenzhal (Shore Gate Golf Club) and Zac Oakley (Heritage Shores Golf Club) were able to claim a share of the top spot in the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization event. Meisenzhal and Oakley both shot even par (70) which was good enough for a 1-shot victory over Andrew Turner (Whitford Country Club) and Ashley Grier (Overbrook Golf Club). The win was a first for both players in the 2016 PAO .

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsors The Hyndman Family, Jack Jolly & Son, Golf Pride. There will be no break on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar as the next event, the Pro-Scratch Championship, will be played on Tuesday, July 12 at Applebrook Golf Club.

About William Hyndman, III

William Hyndman, III was one of the most accomplished amateur golfers in the history of the sport. Hyndman’s golfing accolades started at a young age winning the 1935 Philadelphia Amateur at the age of 19. However, that was only the start of Hyndman’s presence on the Philadelphia golf scene. Hyndman accumulated three Philadelphia Amateur titles, ten Patterson Cup crowns, and six Silver Crosses. Hyndman also had nine Masters Appearances and to this day is one of only three people to record a hole-in-one on the legendary par-3 12th at Augusta National. By the time Hyndman ended his golfing career he had competed in 50 USGA Championships, including being a member of five Walker Cup teams as well as two US Senior Amateur titles. Hyndman maintain his golfing prowess even at the age of 76 when he carded a 4-under-par (66) at Huntingdon Valley CC.

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 1    Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               34-33--67 -3  
 T2   Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             33-36--69 -1  
 T2   Dave Quinn         Links GC                   34-35--69 -1  
 T4   Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 36-34--70 E   
 T4   Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              36-34--70 E   
 T4   Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC         36-34--70 E   
 T4   Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          36-34--70 E   
 T8   John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               34-37--71 +1  
 T8   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                36-35--71 +1  
 T8   Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   34-37--71 +1  
 T8   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           33-38--71 +1  
 T8   Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               35-36--71 +1  
 T8   Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        35-36--71 +1  
 T8   Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               36-35--71 +1  
 T8   Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          36-35--71 +1  
 T16  Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               37-35--72 +2  
 T16  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       38-34--72 +2  
 T16  Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          38-34--72 +2  
 T16  Anthony Schweppe   Royal Manchester GL        35-37--72 +2  
 T16  Mark Parson        Twisted Dune               35-37--72 +2  
 T16  Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         36-36--72 +2  
 T22  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Brian Kelly        Bucknell GC                35-38--73 +3  
 T22  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               37-36--73 +3  
 T22  Jack Connelly      North Hills CC             38-35--73 +3  
 T22  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              38-35--73 +3  
 T22  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Brendon Post       University of Delaware     39-34--73 +3  
 T30  Matthew Brennan    Applebrook GC              36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  33-41--74 +4  
 T30  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             38-36--74 +4  
 T30  Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              37-37--74 +4  
 T30  John Lynch         Cripple Creek              37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Kevin Edwards      Woodstone CC               38-36--74 +4  
 T30  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Gregg Gipp         Phoenixville CC            38-36--74 +4  
 T30  Ryan Lagergren     Stonewall                  37-37--74 +4  
 T45  David Clark        Pine Valley GC             36-39--75 +5  
 T45  Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  38-37--75 +5  
 T45  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                36-39--75 +5  
 T45  David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            40-35--75 +5  
 T45  Michael Ferguson   Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-38--75 +5  
 T45  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             35-40--75 +5  
 T45  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             37-38--75 +5  
 T45  Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-39--75 +5  
 T45  Don Allan          Burlington CC              35-40--75 +5  
 T45  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            39-36--75 +5  
 T55  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-39--76 +6  
 T55  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             35-41--76 +6  
 T55  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       40-36--76 +6  
 T55  Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               41-35--76 +6  
 T55  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Jeff Kiddie        Aronimink GC               37-39--76 +6  
 T55  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              39-37--76 +6  
 T55  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    41-35--76 +6  
 T55  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Mike Wood          Saucon Valley CC           37-39--76 +6  
 T66  Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          39-38--77 +7  
 T66  Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              38-39--77 +7  
 T66  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               39-38--77 +7  
 T66  Mickey Sokalski    Philmont CC                41-36--77 +7  
 T66  Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-41--77 +7  
 T66  Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             38-39--77 +7  
 T66  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         41-36--77 +7  
 T73  Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          39-39--78 +8  
 T73  Peter Clarke       Manufacturers GCC          39-39--78 +8  
 T73  John Rudolph       Fieldstone GC              40-38--78 +8  
 T73  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             37-41--78 +8  
 T73  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           36-42--78 +8  
 T73  Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       39-39--78 +8  
 T73  Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              38-40--78 +8  
 T80  Jim Smith          Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-39--79 +9  
 T80  Tom Michaels       Berkshire CC               38-41--79 +9  
 T80  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  39-40--79 +9  
 T80  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         38-41--79 +9  
 T84  Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           37-43--80 +10 
 T84  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Ryan Nuechterlein  Kennett Square G & CC      39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               38-42--80 +10 
 T84  Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Jeff Van Etten     Hanover CC                 39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Greyson Rossi      Bayside Resort             40-40--80 +10 
 T84  Jeb Boyle          Centre Hills CC            41-39--80 +10 
 T84  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           43-37--80 +10 
 T84  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         38-42--80 +10 
 T95  Ian Dalzell        Huntingdon Valley CC       39-42--81 +11 
 T95  Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                37-44--81 +11 
 T95  Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       38-43--81 +11 
 T95  Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               38-43--81 +11 
 T95  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           40-41--81 +11 
 T95  Paul Oglesby       Philadelphia CC            40-41--81 +11 
 T95  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course      37-44--81 +11 
 T102 Mike Reilly        North Hills CC             38-44--82 +12 
 T102 Michael Caldwell   Philly PGA                 40-42--82 +12 
 T102 Jeff Breiner       CC of Harrisburg           38-44--82 +12 
 T105 Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              41-42--83 +13 
 T105 Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  40-43--83 +13 
 T105 Frank Bianco       Crossgates                 41-42--83 +13 
 108  Dan Hoban          Middletown CC              41-43--84 +14 
 109  Patrick Keefe      Inniscrone GC              44-41--85 +15 
 T110 Tony Shields       ACE Club                   41-46--87 +17 
 T110 Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                40-47--87 +17

Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier at Sunnybrook Golf Club

Plymouth Meeting, PA- On a partly cloudy summer day, 185 junior golfers (boys and girls) between the ages of seven and fifteen participated in the Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifier competition on July 5th at Sunnybrook Golf Club.

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association, and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional, and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is held each year at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by the Golf Channel.

The Boys 7-9 division was won by Carson Deringer (Lafayette Hill, PA) with a total of 77 points for the three events. In the Boys 10-11 Division Jack Dare (Moorestown,NJ)  took home the winning ribbon with a total of 124 points for the three skills. In the Boys 12-13 Division, Matthew Wilson (Lancaster, PA) took home the first place ribbon with a total of 130 points as did August Blatney (Wyndmoor, PA) in the boy’s 14-15 division who also had a total of 130 points for the drive chip and putt.

The Girls 7-9 Division winner was Kayley Roberts (Phoenixville, PA) with a total of 63 points for all three events. Sarah Koh (Broomall, PA) won her division with a total of 92 points. Riley Mazzalupi (King of Prussia, PA) won the Girls 13-15 division with 111 points and Morgan Sohosky (Bloomsburg, PA) captured the Girls 14-15 division with 116 total points, respectively.

In the Boys 7-9 Division Ian Palmer (Wayne,PA)  and Colby Komancheck (Royersford, PA) both also advanced to the next round. Moving on in the boys 10-11 division along with Dare, Shaun Mazzalupi (King of Prussia, PA) and Tiger Li (Newtown, PA) finished second and third, respectively. Darren Nolan (Glenside, PA) and Matthew Norm ((Lumberton, PA) will join Wilson as 12-13 year olds moving on. Rounding out the Boy’s Divisions, Ryan McCabe (Media, PA) and Robert Wilson (Shavertown, PA) will advance to the ACE club with Austin in the 13-15 Division.

In the Girls 7-9 Division Alexandra Engart (Harleysville, PA) and Vivian Pemock (Harleysville, PA) join Kayley Roberts in advancing to the next round. Ryan Matt (Springhouse, PA) and Pheonix Baker (Philadelphia, PA) join Koh in advancing in the 10-11 division. Moving on in the Girls 12-13 Division along with Mazzalupi, include Evelyn Wong (Maungie, PA) and Nimah Narinesing-Smith (Kennett Square, PA). And rounding out the Girl’s Divisions, Emily Luu (Mullica Hill, NJ) and Emilie Wright (Whitehall, PA) will advance to the ACE Club with Sohosky in the 13-15 Division.

The next chance to qualify for the ACE Club if your child has not already done so will be on July 12th at Indian Valley Country Club.

 

Kraft Grabs PAO at ACE Club Classic

Lafayette Hill, PA- Kevin Kraft representing Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Club led the field with a (-2) 70 at the PAO (Players Assistants’ Organization) Ace Club Classic on Tuesday, July 5th.

Kraft had a slow start as he went two over par thru the first six holes, then turning it around at the seventh with three straight birdies to finish the front 9 with a (-1) 35. “If it wasn’t for my putting, my round would have been a lot more difficult today” says Kraft who finished strong on the back nine as well with a matching (-1) 35.

Mike Meisenzahl (Shore Gate CC) finished just behind Kraft with a (-1) 71 to claim solo second place. Andrew Turner (Whitford CC), Andrew Geesey (Royal Manchester GL), and Greg Matthias (Tavistock CC) rounded out the top finishers in a tie for third place at even par 70.

The next PAO tournament will be held August 8th at French Creek Golf Club in Elverson, PA. Registration for the French Creek classis closes on August 1st.

 

 

 1   Kevin Kraft      Bumble Bee Hollow          35-35--70 -2  
 2   Mike Meisenzahl  Shore Gate CC              35-36--71 -1  
 T3  Andrew Turner    Whitford CC                35-37--72 E   
 T3  Andrew Geesey    Royal Manchester GL        34-38--72 E   
 T3  Greg Matthias    Tavistock CC               37-35--72 E   
 T6  Zac Oakley       Heritage Shores GC         37-36--73 +1  
 T6  Michael Little   Lookaway GC                39-34--73 +1  
 T6  Steve Frederick  Lehigh CC                  37-36--73 +1  
 T9  Mike Furey       Mahoning Valley CC         37-37--74 +2  
 T9  Robby Bruns      Merion GC                  37-37--74 +2  
 T11 Pat Butkus       Philadelphia CC            36-39--75 +3  
 T11 Scott Jones      Rancocas GC                36-39--75 +3  
 T11 Alex Knoll       Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     35-40--75 +3 
 14  Andrew Hill      Manufacturers GCC          40-36--76 +4  
 15  Ashley Grier     Overbrook GC               35-42--77 +5  
 T16 Trevor Bensel    Huntingdon Valley CC       39-39--78 +6  
 T16 Rick LeBeau      Gulph Mills GC             40-38--78 +6  
 T16 Vincent Piazza   Makefield Highlands GC     34-44--78 +6  
 T16 Greyson Rossi    Bayside Resort             38-40--78 +6  
 20  Dan Marz         Huntingdon Valley CC       37-42--79 +7  
 T21 Tony Shields     ACE Club                   37-43--80 +8  
 T21 Tyler Mersinger  LedgeRock GC               44-36--80 +8  
 T21 Alexx Suchy      The Union League GC        33-47--80 +8  
 T21 Matthew Romond   Overbrook GC               39-41--80 +8  
 25  Kevin Rossi      Lookaway GC                41-40--81 +9  
 26  Dan Mrozinski    Commonwealth National GC   38-45--83 +11 
 T27 Daniel McCracken Philadelphia Cricket Club  43-42--85 +13 
 T27 Jonathan Trauner GolfTEC Moorestown         39-46--85 +13 
 29  Sean Ketchum     Walnut Lane GC             40-46--86 +14 

Matching Scores of 5-Under-Par Claim the Top Spot on Both Courses at the Pro-Assistant-Pro Championship

Galloway, N.J. – The annual Pro-Assistant-Pro Championship was held at Seaview Resort on Monday, June 27. This event pairs the highest ranking PGA Professional at a given facility with each of his or her PGA Assistant Professionals in a better ball of partners event. The tournament was held on both the Bay and Pines course at Seaview Resort with prizes awarded on each course separately.

Leading the way on the Bay course was the team from Overbrook Golf Club featuring Eric Kennedy and Matt Romond. The pair combined for six birdies and one eagle giving them a total score of 5-under-par (66). The number was good enough for a one shot win over the team of Bob Hennefer and Curtis Kirkpatrick (Indian Springs CC) who finished at 4-under-par (67). Rounding out the top three was duo of Neil Maurer and Michael Rushin (Bear Trap Dunes GC) who finished with a combined score of 3-under-par (68).

On the Pines course a trio of teams finished tied atop the leaderboard. The team of Jeff Bonicky and Devon Peterson from Sea Oaks Golf Club overcame a lone bogey by carding four birdies and one eagle for a total team score of 5-under-par (66). The second team to match them at the magic number was the pair of Michael Ferguson and Aaron Hartman from the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The final pair rounding out the group at 5-under-par only had to travel a few miles to claim a share of the victory. The team of Jason Lamp and Dean Halterman from Galloway National Golf Club carded six birdies against only one bogey to join the leaders.

The Section would like to thank our sponsors Cutter & Buck, Mizuno, Golf Max, Country Club Editions, Golf Genius, and the PGA Tour for supporting this great event. The Philadelphia PGA will return to action on Monday, July 11 for the William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley CC.

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Hertzog Trumps Field at Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship

Pine Hill, N.J. – Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia once again played host to the Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship. This annual event is the fourth event on the Philadelphia PGA’s Omega Player of the Year Points List presented by the Haverford Trust Company and featured nearly 100 Section PGA Professionals. The Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship also served as a stroke play event for the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO).

With temperatures slightly above average, it served as a constant reminder that today was the official start of summer. Playing early the day the first player to post a noteworthy score was Trevor Bensel (Huntingdon Valley Country Club). Bensel made his way around the Tom Fazio designed course carding six birdies and two bogeys to finish with a total score of 4-under-par (67). Because of his early finish Bensel began a long day of waiting to see if his score held up.

As play continued, four hours went by before anyone was able to best Bensel at the top of the leaderboard. The first player to do so was Jeff Fick (Chapel Hill) who posted a near flawless round of 5-under-par (66), matching the winning score from the 2015 Championship. Fick had six birdies on his round but a lone bogey on the short par-4 4th hole proved to be costly in the end.

“This isn’t a course I have played a lot but I was able to get into a nice groove today”, commented Fick on his round. “I hit all but two greens in regulation and I was able to make some putts which helped to keep me focused. After I made my birdie putt on the 18th I thought I may have a chance for a win today.”

However the next change at the top of was much shorter. Playing only two groups behind Fick was Terry Hertzog (Country Club of York). Hertzog played his outward nine in a scorching 5-inder-par (31). Hertzog had five birdies on the opening nine holes including a stretch of three straight on holes 7-9. Hertzog traded a bogey and a birdie early on his inward nine before closing with an impressive birdie on the short uphill 18th hole. Hertzog hit his approach shot to one foot leaving him a short tap in birdie to take the lead by one shot with a score of 6-under-par (65).

“I had not been playing really well heading into today’s tournament, I had posted some ugly numbers earlier this season”, said eventual champion Hertzog. “After getting off to a great start I really just tried to stay in the present as I played the back nine. In fact I didn’t know heading into the final hole where I stood in the field. So to have that short putt for what ended up being the winning shot was fantastic.”

Playing late in the afternoon Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) did make a run at Hertzog but ultimately came up one shot short. Ingraham played a flawless round of golf and came to the 18th hole needing a birdie to tie Hertzog at 6-under-par. unfortunately for Ingraham he only managed a par and finished in a tie for second with Fick.

Hertzog also took top honors in the tournament’s senior division while early tournament leader Bensel managed to hold on for the PAO victory. Hertzog will also look to carry this momentum into next week’s Senior US Open qualifying event in Florida.

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsors, Jack Jolly & Son and Dennis McGugan as well as Golf Pride Grips and Marty Burke and The PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA will return to action on Monday, June 27 at Seaview Resort for the Pro-Assistant-Pro Championship.

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Jun 20, 2016

 1    Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 31-34--65 -6  
 T2   Jeff Fick          Chapel Hill                34-32--66 -5  
 T2   Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               34-32--66 -5  
 4    Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       34-33--67 -4  
 T5   Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          34-35--69 -2  
 T5   Dave Quinn         Links GC                   35-34--69 -2  
 T7   Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   34-36--70 -1  
 T7   Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         35-35--70 -1  
 T9   Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              36-35--71 E   
 T9   John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               37-34--71 E   
 T9   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                35-36--71 E   
 T9   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           35-36--71 E   
 T9   Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          37-34--71 E   
 T9   Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              37-34--71 E   
 T9   Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       37-34--71 E   
 T9   Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              33-38--71 E   
 T9   Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                36-35--71 E   
 T18  David Clark        Pine Valley GC             35-37--72 +1  
 T18  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             37-35--72 +1  
 T18  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       38-34--72 +1  
 T18  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  41-31--72 +1  
 T18  Don Allan          Burlington CC              36-36--72 +1  
 T18  Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          35-37--72 +1  
 T18  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              36-36--72 +1  
 T18  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC           37-35--72 +1  
 T26  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-38--73 +2  
 T26  Matthew Brennan    Applebrook GC              39-34--73 +2  
 T26  Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     36-37--73 +2  
 T26  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         39-34--73 +2  
 T30  Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Stephen Sieracki   Indian Springs GC          37-37--74 +3  
 T30  Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  40-34--74 +3  
 T30  Geoffrey Morrison  Bumble Bee Hollow          36-38--74 +3  
 T30  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             34-40--74 +3  
 T30  Mike Mack          Burlington CC              37-37--74 +3  
 T30  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              37-37--74 +3  
 T39  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             37-38--75 +4  
 T39  John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                41-34--75 +4  
 T39  Andy Signor        Pine Meadows GC            37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Deckert    Pennsauken Country Club    42-33--75 +4  
 T39  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               36-39--75 +4  
 T39  Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    37-38--75 +4  
 T39  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            36-39--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       40-35--75 +4  
 T53  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             38-38--76 +5  
 T53  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           38-38--76 +5  
 T53  Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 35-41--76 +5  
 T53  Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               39-37--76 +5  
 T53  Ken Dixon          Chester Valley GC          39-37--76 +5  
 T53  Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                40-36--76 +5  
 T59  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                42-35--77 +6  
 T59  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      36-41--77 +6  
 T61  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-38--78 +7  
 T61  John Rutecki       White Manor CC             41-37--78 +7  
 T61  Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             42-36--78 +7  
 T61  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  39-39--78 +7  
 T61  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                39-39--78 +7  
 T61  Brendon Post       Chesapeake Bay GC          39-39--78 +7  
 T67  Tom Michaels       Berkshire CC               41-38--79 +8  
 T67  Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               38-41--79 +8  
 T67  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         41-38--79 +8  
 T67  Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           43-36--79 +8  
 T71  Hugh Matthis       Tavistock CC               43-37--80 +9  
 T71  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                37-43--80 +9  
 T71  David Grossman     CC of York                 39-41--80 +9  
 T71  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            44-36--80 +9  
 T71  Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          43-37--80 +9  
 T71  Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     40-40--80 +9  
 T71  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           40-40--80 +9  
 T71  Darren Moses       Tavistock CC               41-39--80 +9  
 79   Ed Gibson          Makefield Highlands GC     39-42--81 +10 
 T80  Dave Roberts       Cedarbrook CC              42-40--82 +11 
 T80  Tom Moore          Applecross CC              40-42--82 +11 
 T82  Kyle Tasselmyer    Lehigh CC                  39-44--83 +12 
 T82  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           44-39--83 +12 
 T82  Kevin Edwards      Woodstone CC               40-43--83 +12 
 T82  Patrick Keefe      Inniscrone GC              40-43--83 +12 
 T82  David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            42-41--83 +12 
 87   George Frake       Little Mill                44-40--84 +13 
 T88  Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           43-42--85 +14 
 T88  Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          45-40--85 +14 
 90   Jason Calhoun      LaSalle University         41-45--86 +15 
 91   Jeff Breiner       CC of Harrisburg           46-41--87 +16 
 T92  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             44-44--88 +17 
 T92  Tony Shields       ACE Club                   39-49--88 +17 
 94   Matthew Haddon     Laurel Creek CC            49-43--92 +21 
 95   Chris Hutchinson   White Oaks GC              53-43--96 +25 

McNabb Prevails Over Field and Rain at Skee Riegel Senior Open


Villanova, PA- On a day when rain never stopped and just about all the scores stayed above par, Radnor Valley Country Club’s par 70 course played host to The Robert “Skee” Riegel Senior Open. Terry Hertzog (CC of York) had 4 birdies 1 bogey and 13 pars for a -3 67 to take the early lead. Two groups later Dave McNabb (Applebrook GC), tied him with 15 pars and 3 birdies. The tournament, named after the host club’s longtime PGA Professional, brought together some of the highest quality Senior Professionals in the Philadelphia section.

Unfortunately Hertzog was not available for a playoff; therefore the victory went to McNabb for his 3rd win in the section this year. The only other two scores under par were by Dave Quinn (The Links GC) who shot a (-2) 68 and John Allen (Huntingdon Valley CC) with a (-1) 69.

Skee Riegel Senior Open

Jun 16, 2016

 T1  Terry Hertzog   CC of York                 34-33--67 -3  
 T1  Dave McNabb     Applebrook GC              34-33--67 -3  
 3   Dave Quinn      Links GC                   33-35--68 -2  
 4   John Allen      Huntingdon Valley CC       33-36--69 -1  
 T5  John Appleget   Wildwood Golf & CC         34-36--70 E   
 T5  George Forster  Radnor Valley CC           36-34--70 E   
 T5  Don Allan       Burlington CC              36-34--70 E   
 8   John DiMarco    Laurel Creek CC            36-35--71 +1  
 9   Stu Ingraham    M Golf Range               36-36--72 +2  
 T10 Bill Sautter    Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-36--73 +3  
 T10 Mike Moses      Concord CC                 36-37--73 +3  
 T10 Hugh Reilly     Twining Valley GC          35-38--73 +3  
 T10 Jim Bromley     Play-a-Round Golf          38-35--73 +3  
 T10 Greg Farrow     Deerwood CC                36-37--73 +3  
 T15 Linda Nevatt    ACE Club                   36-38--74 +4  
 T15 David Nevatt    Philly PGA                 35-39--74 +4  
 T15 Rick Flesher    Applebrook GC              37-37--74 +4  
 T15 Ron Weaver (a)  Bent Creek CC              36-38--74 +4  
 T15 Rob Shuey       Colonial GC                37-37--74 +4  
 T20 Brian Kelly     Bucknell GC                39-36--75 +5  
 T20 Jack Connelly   North Hills CC             36-39--75 +5  
 T20 Harvey Williams Philly PGA                 39-36--75 +5  
 T23 Don DeAngelis   Squires GC                 36-40--76 +6  
 T23 Jeff Van Etten  Hanover CC                 37-39--76 +6  
 T23 Cleve Coldwater Glenmaura National GC      37-39--76 +6  
 26  Dave Roberts    Cedarbrook CC              36-41--77 +7  
 27  Frank Palumbo   Rolling Green GC           40-38--78 +8  
 T28 Patrick Keefe   Inniscrone GC              38-43--81 +11 
 T28 Kerry Mattern   Cedarbrook CC              37-44--81 +11 
 T28 Mike Versuk     Willow Valley GC           41-40--81 +11 
 31  Joe Missimer    West Chester G & CC        45-39--84 +14 
 32  Joe Ambrose     Paupack Hills G & CC       43-42--85 +15 
 33  John Carpineta  Bensalem Township CC       45-41--86 +16 
 34  Bob Doria       Makefield Highlands GC     44-45--89 +19

Robert “Skee” Riegel

The Skee Riegel Senior Open is named for legendary Section Professional Robert “Skee” Riegel. Skee Riegel was born in 1914 in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania and grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. He attended Harrisburg Academy, West Point and Lafayette University before graduating from Hobart College. He didn’t begin playing golf until he was 23. That year he got married and took some golf lessons because his wife played golf. Riegel served in the Air Corps as a flight instructor during the war. After leaving the service he rose to the top of amateur golf. At the U.S. Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club in 1946 he qualified with a score of 136, setting a record for the onsite qualifying rounds, a record which lasted for more than thirty years. Riegel won the U.S. Amateur in 1947, the Western Amateur in 1948 and the Trans-Mississippi Amateur in 1946 and 1948. He was chosen for the Walker Cup team in 1947 and 1949. He was unbeaten in Walker Cup play, winning all four of his matches. Riegel turned pro in early 1950 and joined the PGA Tour. In 1951 he nearly won the Masters Tournament but he finished second when Ben Hogan edged him out. In 1954 Riegel returned to Pennsylvania as the head professional at the Radnor Valley Country Club. He won the Pennsylvania Open in 1957 and 1959 and the Philadelphia Open in 1960.  Beginning in 1946, Riegel played in the U.S. Open 16 times, the Masters Tournament 11 years in a row and the PGA Championship 9 times. For over thirty years he was a permanent member of the Philadelphia Section’s tournament committee and the rules chairman of every Section tournament. In 1975 he was given the Horton Smith Award by the Section for his many hours spent educating the golf professionals on the rules of golf. Riegel was inducted into the Philadelphia Section Hall of Fame in 1993.

Four Teams Lead the Way at National Car Rental AC Team Stableford

Egg Harbor Township, N.J, – The 30 teams that gathered at Hidden Creek Golf Club for the National Car Rental AC Team Stableford Championship had to battle the relentless winds that plagued the area on Thursday. Despite the windy conditions the bright blue skies and sunshine made for an enjoyable afternoon for are the competitors. All teams featured one PGA Professionals and three amateurs and played a modified stableford points event competing for both a Net and Gross division prize.

In the Net division four teams finished tied atop the leaderboard. The first team to post a winning number was the team from Overbrook Golf Club featuring Ashley Grier, PGA and her partners Karen McFadden, Kate Loftus, and Olivia Traynor. The group finished with a total of 85 points. However they were quickly joined by Andy Waters, PGA (Talamore Country Club) and his team of Bill Schneider, Scott Slobotkin, and Chip Drahos. The third team to join the party was Barry Shewalter, PGA (Ballamor Golf Club) and his partners Josh Prescott, Scot Rose and Nate Ksiazek. Rounding out the winning teams was the group of Jim Haus, PGA (Bent Creek Country Club) and his amateur partners John Dever, Milt Drennen, and Dave Wassel.

The Gross division two teams finished tied for the top spot. Haus and partners were also able to capture this division with a total team score of 73 points. Joining the team from Bent Creek Country Club was the team of Dave Quinn, PGA (Links Golf Club) and his partners Ed Quinn, Jim Balfour, and Gary Schumacher.

The Philadelphia PGA would like to thank tournament sponsors National Car Rental as well as Volvik Golf. Additionally the Philadelphia PGA thanks the membership and staff of Hidden Creek Golf Club for their continued support. The next event on the Philly PGA schedule is the Skee Riegel Sr. Open at Radnor Valley Country Club on June 16.

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Four Teams Lead the Way at National Car Rental AC Team Stableford Championship

Egg Harbor Township, N.J, – The 30 teams that gathered at Hidden Creek Golf Club for the National Car Rental AC Team Stableford Championship had to battle the relentless winds that plagued the area on Thursday. Despite the windy conditions the bright blue skies and sunshine made for an enjoyable afternoon for are the competitors. All teams featured one PGA Professionals and three amateurs and played a modified stableford points event competing for both a Net and Gross division prize.

In the Net division four teams finished tied atop the leaderboard. The first team to post a winning number was the team from Overbrook Golf Club featuring Ashley Grier, PGA and her partners Karen McFadden, Kate Loftus, and Olivia Traynor. The group finished with a total of 85 points. However they were quickly joined by Andy Waters, PGA (Talamore Country Club) and his team of Bill Schneider, Scott Slobotkin, and Chip Drahos. The third team to join the party was Barry Shewalter, PGA (Ballamor Golf Club) and his partners Josh Prescott, Scot Rose and Nate Ksiazek. Rounding out the winning teams was the group of Jim Haus, PGA (Bent Creek Country Club) and his amateur partners John Dever, Milt Drennen, and Dave Wassel.

The Gross division two teams finished tied for the top spot. Haus and partners were also able to capture this division with a total team score of 73 points. Joining the team from Bent Creek Country Club was the team of Dave Quinn, PGA (Links Golf Club) and his partners Ed Quinn, Jim Balfour, and Gary Schumacher.

The Philadelphia PGA would like to thank tournament sponsors National Car Rental as well as Volvik Golf. Additionally the Philadelphia PGA thanks the membership and staff of Hidden Creek Golf Club for their continued support. The next event on the Philly PGA schedule is the Skee Riegel Sr. Open at Radnor Valley Country Club on June 16.

For more information, visit www.philadelphia.pga.com or follow us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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