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Swartz & Kogelman Repeat at Fall Pro-Pro Championship

Clarks Summit, Pa. – The Philadelphia PGA returned to the Country Club of Scranton on Monday, October 3 for the Fall Pro-Pro Championship. It marked the second consecutive year that the Championship was held at the beautiful Pocono Mountain’s course. The Pro-Pro Championship pairs two PGA Professionals together in a Four Ball or better ball of partners event.

The first group of the day posted a score for all to chase. The duo of Brian Short and Steve Wager, both of Penn State University GC, carded an impressive 7-under (65). The pair had seven birdies on their day with each player contributing multiple birdies to the overall score.

As group after group finished it seemed as though no one would be able to reach them at the top of the leaderboard. The first group to make a charge was the team of Kevin Kraft and Geoffrey Morrison, both of Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center, who reached 6-under (66). Also finishing at 6-under (66) were the teams of Jeff Breiner, Country Club of Harrisburg, and Chris Duckett, Saucon Valley Country Club as well as the team of Ashley Grier, Overbrook Golf Club and Anthony Napoletano, GolfTEC – King of Prussia.

However playing the late in the day the pair of Joe Kogelman, GolfTEC – Moorestown and Steve Swartz, Country Club of Harrisburg proved once again to be too much for the field. Kogelman and Swartz came into the event as defending champions and left the same way. As a team Kogelman and Swartz posted eight birdies of which Swartz carded seven en route to a 8-under (64), good enough for a one shot win. As it was at the 2015 event a birdie on the par5 18th hole proved to be the deciding number in their winning score.

The Section thanks the members and staff of the Country Club of Scranton who provided an outstanding backdrop for this year’s Fall Pro-Pro Championship. The Section also thanks our event sponsors Club Prophet Systems and Ian Versaw as well as Sun Mountain and Andy Hyjek.

Full Tournament Leaderboard

Philadelphia PGA Captures 26th Challenge Matches

The 26th edition of the Philadelphia Challenge Matches were played on Thursday, October 6 at Saucon Valley Country Club. It was the first time in the 26 year history of the Matches that the event was played at Saucon Valley. For the past five season the Matches were played at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.

The matches pit 12 of the top Philadelphia PGA Professionals against 12 of the top amateurs from the Golf Association of Philadelphia. The teams will play 12 singles matches and 6 four-ball matches (better ball of partners) simultaneously with a total of 18 points up for grabs. As the owners of the Cup, the Philadelphia PGA will only need 9 of the 18 points to retain the title while the Golf Association of Philadelphia will need to earn 9 ½ points to regain the title.

The teams split the 12 available points in the singles matches with each side winning five matches and halving two for a total of six points. However, the Philadelphia PGA was able to grab 5.5 of the six available points the the Four Ball Matches to win the cup for a third consecutive year. The final score was Philadelphia PGA 11.5 / GAP 6.5.

Complete Challenge Match Results

Little Leads the Way at Shawnee Open

Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. – The historic Shawnee Open returned to a 36-hole event and was played over two days in late September. The opening round was played at the Shawnee Resort’s Great Bear Golf Club before players moved to the course at the Shawnee Inn & Resort for the second and final round. The Shawnee Open has been in existence since 1912, although not always run by the Philadelphia PGA.

Heading into today’s final round Corey McAlarney (Sunnybrook Golf Club) held a slim one shot lead over the field. McAlarney carded an opening round 3-under (68) but sitting just behind him were five players tied for second at 2-under (69). That group included Michael Little (Lookaway Golf Club), Michael Rushin (Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club), Zac Oakley (Heritage Shores Golf Club), Bill Sautter (Philadelphia Cricket Club), and 2002 champion Rich Steinmetz (Spring Ford Country Club).

Early in the day players were treated to bright blue skies and near perfect fall weather, however as the day went on clouds blocked out the sun and winds rolled in making conditions in the afternoon very difficult.

As scores started to get posted the first player to make a move was Andrew Turner (Whitford Country Club). Turner carded an opening round 2-over (73) meaning he was five shots back of the leader heading into the final round. Turner quickly got things underway on day two with three birdies on his opening nine holes before his lone bogey on the tough par4 10th hole. Turner would recover with an eagle on the par5 15th bring his second round total to 4-under (68) and moving him to the top of the leaderboard with a 36-hole total of 2-under (141).

Unfortunately for Turner his lead would not last long. Playing a few groups behind him was George Forster (Radnor Valley Country Club). Forster came into the second round at 1-under after an opening round (70.). Like Turner, Forster got off to a quick start with three birdies through nine holes but a couple of untimely bogeys brought Forster back down. Forster was able to right the ship and added a birdie on the par5 15th which gave him a one shot lead over Turner.

The leaderboard carousel would take another turn just one group later as Michael Little would jump into the first place position. As one of the players just one shot off the lead heading into today’s round, Little found himself in the penultimate pairing. Little got off to a dream start and found himself 5-under after five holes. Although the frantic pace would not last for Little the great start would help him finish tied with Turner for the best round of the day at 4-under (68) and brought his two-day total to 6-under (137).

Needing to wait just one group to find out his fate it would prove to be worthwhile. No one in the tournament’s final group was able to make a move meaning Little would go on for the win, his second of the 2016 season (DVO).

“I had been playing well for the last few weeks and my performance at last week’s Championship gave me a lot of confidence”, said Little on his win. “I made one small adjustment in my putting and that proved to be the difference today. I want to thank the membership and staff at Lookaway for their support as well as the teams at both Great Bear and Shawnee for an amazing venue.”

All was not lost for George Forster who managed to walk away with the senior division title finishing 2-shots ahead of second place finisher Don Allan.

The Section would like to thank the staffs of both Great Bear Golf Club and Shawnee Inn and Resort for their support of the event as well as our event sponsors Golf Cart Specialties.

Shawnee Open

Sep 25 – Sep 26, 2016
Stroke Play Results

 1   Michael Little     Lookaway GC               69-68-137 -6  
 T2  George Forster     Radnor Valley CC          70-70-140 -3  
 T2  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC             68-72-140 -3  
 T4  Andrew Turner      Whitford CC               73-68-141 -2  
 T4  John Pillar        CC at Woodloch Springs    70-71-141 -2  
 T4  Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC        69-72-141 -2  
 T7  Don Allan          Burlington CC             71-71-142 -1  
 T7  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC            69-73-142 -1  
 9   Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range              72-71-143 E   
 10  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club 69-75-144 +1  
 T11 Dave Quinn         Links GC                  75-70-145 +2  
 T11 John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club 71-74-145 +2  
 T13 Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC 75-71-146 +3  
 T13 Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC             72-74-146 +3  
 T13 Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC             71-75-146 +3  
 T16 Brian Kelly        Bucknell GC               77-72-149 +6  
 T16 Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course     75-74-149 +6  
 T18 Gregg Gipp         Phoenixville CC           79-71-150 +7  
 T18 Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy    77-73-150 +7  
 T18 Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC             72-78-150 +7  
 21  Andrew Pierson     Camden County GA          76-75-151 +8  
 22  Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club 69-83-152 +9  
 23  Bill Walker        Riverton CC               78-75-153 +10 
 T24 John Roche         Elmhurst CC               79-75-154 +11 
 T24 Kevin Edwards      Woodstone CC              77-77-154 +11 
 T24 John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC        72-82-154 +11 
 T27 Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown        82-74-156 +13 
 T27 Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC         80-76-156 +13 
 T27 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC        81-75-156 +13 
 T27 Harvey Williams    Philly PGA                76-80-156 +13 
 T31 Greyson Rossi      Bayside Resort            85-72-157 +14 
 T31 Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC             77-80-157 +14 
 T33 Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC        80-80-160 +17 
 T33 Joe Manley         Great Bear GC             79-81-160 +17 
 35  Jeremy Mangine     Glen Brook GC             78-83-161 +18 
 T36 Tom Moore          Applecross CC             82-83-165 +22 
 T36 Joe Ambrose        Paupack Hills G & CC      85-80-165 +22

Gibbs Goes Low and Captures 95th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship

Flourtown, Pa. – September 22, 2016 – Jordan Gibbs of (Philadelphia, Pa.), is the winner of the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Gibbs will lead 12 Philadelphia PGA Professionals to compete in the 50th PGA Professional Championship, next June 18-21, 2016 at Sunriver Resort in Oregon.

After holding a one shot lead after 36-holes, Gibbs played the best round of the day and posted a 4-under (66) giving him a championship total of 11-under (201). Stu Ingraham of (Broomall, Pa.) was the Championship’s runner-up, after carding a three day total of 6-under-par 206. They are joined by Dave McNabb (Malvern, Pa.), John Pillar (Hawley, Pa.), Scott Reilly (Gladwyne, Pa.), Mike Molino (Dallas, Pa.), Tony Perla (Norristown, Pa.), Alex Knoll (Bethlehem, Pa.), Mike Little (Lansdale, Pa.), Bill Walker (Riverton, N.J.), John Spina (Schwenksville, Pa.), and George Forster (Blue Bell, Pa.).

After a birdie on his opening hole, Gibbs carded a bogey on the second hole before posting four additional birdies on his opening nine holes. As he made his way around the back nine Gibbs played steady golf and was able to maintain his spot at the top of the leaderboard.

The win was Gibbs’ first Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship title and marks the second straight year that a first-time winner captures the Section biggest prize (McNabb 2015). Gibbs will also be making his trip to the PGA Professional Championship after earning his PGA membership in 2015.

Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship

Sep 20 – Sep 22, 2016
Individual Professional Results

Qualifiers: 12  Alternates: 5

QUALIFIERS
 1    Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             67-68-66--201 -11 
 2    Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               67-70-69--206 -6  
 3    Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              66-70-71--207 -5  
 T4   John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    70-70-69--209 -3  
 T4   Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            66-71-72--209 -3  
 T6   Mike Molino        The CC of Scranton         69-74-68--211 -1  
 T6   Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  69-73-69--211 -1  
 T6   Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     68-73-70--211 -1  
 T6   Michael Little     Lookaway GC                70-70-71--211 -1  
 10   Bill Walker        Riverton CC                71-70-71--212 E   
 T11  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  73-70-70--213 +1  
 T11  George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           68-73-72--213 +1  


ALTERNATES - IN ORDER
 T13  Jason Lamp         Galloway National GC       70-72-72--214 +2  
 T13  Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               71-72-71--214 +2  
 T13  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  73-69-72--214 +2  
 T13  Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             75-71-68--214 +2  
 T13  Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       74-64-76--214 +2  


DID NOT QUALIFY
 T13  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             71-72-71--214 +2  
 T19  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               76-72-68--216 +4  
 T19  Rusty Harbold      BlueGolf                   74-72-70--216 +4  
 T19  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 71-73-72--216 +4  
 T19  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 73-70-73--216 +4  
 T19  Ryan Lagergren     Stonewall                  69-72-75--216 +4  
 T24  John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         74-72-71--217 +5  
 T24  Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           73-70-74--217 +5  
 T26  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            75-72-71--218 +6  
 T26  Michael Ferguson   Philadelphia Cricket Club  75-69-74--218 +6  
 28   Don Allan          Burlington CC              70-77-72--219 +7  
 T29  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         75-75-70--220 +8  
 T29  Neil Maurer        Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  77-72-71--220 +8  
 T29  Dave Quinn         Links GC                   74-74-72--220 +8  
 T29  Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                74-73-73--220 +8  
 T29  Chip Richter       Carlisle CC                75-70-75--220 +8  
 T29  John Lynch         Cripple Creek              71-74-75--220 +8  
 T29  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course      68-75-77--220 +8  
 T36  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             73-77-71--221 +9  
 T36  Brendon Post       University of Delaware     73-75-73--221 +9  
 T36  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           71-76-74--221 +9  
 T39  Andy Fisher        AF Golf Ctr.               76-73-73--222 +10 
 T39  Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  73-75-74--222 +10 
 T39  Billy Hoerr        Atlantic City CC           75-72-75--222 +10 
 T42  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       76-74-73--223 +11 
 T42  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  73-75-75--223 +11 
 T42  Daniel McCracken   Philadelphia Cricket Club  73-73-77--223 +11 
 T42  Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  73-73-77--223 +11 
 T42  Rick Gibney        Colonial GC                73-71-79--223 +11 
 T47  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           74-75-75--224 +12 
 T47  Richie Krebs       Outdoor CC                 72-77-75--224 +12 
 T47  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       73-75-76--224 +12 
 T47  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           73-75-76--224 +12 
 T47  Brian Kelly        Bucknell GC                74-74-76--224 +12 
 T47  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            71-75-78--224 +12 
 T53  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  74-76-75--225 +13 
 T53  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    73-77-75--225 +13 
 T53  Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       76-74-75--225 +13 
 T53  John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               73-76-76--225 +13 
 T57  Tyler Teynor       Seaview Resort & Spa       75-74-77--226 +14 
 T57  Dustin Riggs       Rehoboth Beach CC          74-73-79--226 +14 
 T57  Ed Gibson          Makefield Highlands GC     71-76-79--226 +14 
 T57  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              74-72-80--226 +14 
 T61  Anthony Malizia    Bidermann GC               75-75-77--227 +15 
 T61  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            73-76-78--227 +15 
 T61  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  76-73-78--227 +15 
 T61  Jim Larkin         Fieldstone GC              77-72-78--227 +15 
 T61  Patty Post         University of Delaware     77-70-80--227 +15 
 T66  Orist Wells        Pitman GC                  77-73-78--228 +16 
 T66  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               72-77-79--228 +16 
 T68  Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                79-71-80--230 +18 
 T68  Mike Ladden        Whitford CC                74-76-80--230 +18

Gibbs Holds 36-Hole Lead; Pagett Shoots Tournament Best Round

Flourtown, Pa. – The second round of the 95th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship was played under near perfect conditions on Wednesday, September 21 with players swapping courses at Philadelphia Cricket Club. With one round under their belts the more than 160 players in the field had a better idea of what they needed to do to find their way inside the cut line of the low 60 players and ties.

Jordan Gibbs (Gulph Mills Golf Club) wasted no time finding his way to the top of the leaderboard during round two. He made two birdies on his first three holes on the Wissahickon Course to reach 7-under par. He would add a trio of birdies and bogeys to follow and finish with a 2-under (68), and remain at the 7-under mark. Overnight leader Scott Reilly (Philadelphia Country Club) finds himself still in contention after a 1-over (71). After reaching 7-under early in his round, he dropped three shots over his last six holes to fall into a tie for third. His strong start to the day was still enough to land him a place in the final pairing.

Last year’s champion, Dave McNabb (Applebrook Golf Club), shot 2-under (70) on the Militia Hill Course and sits just one back at 6-under (136) in his quest to defend his title. After winning the Philadelphia Senior PGA Championship, Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) has a chance to put his name on the side of both trophies in 2016. He carded a 2-under (70) on the Militia Hill Course playing alongside McNabb to get to 5-under (137).

Dave Pagett (Whitemarsh Valley Country Club) fired the round of the day and of the championship, carding a 6-under (64) on the Wissahickon Course, the lowest competitive score for the tee setup since the course was reconfigured. Pagett climbed up the leaderboard as he made five consecutive birdies on his back nine, beginning on the eleventh hole. The shot of the day, though, went to Curtis Kirkpatrick (Indian Spring Country Club). Playing the Militia Hill Course, he knocked three-wood into the hole for a double eagle on the par-5 sixth hole.

In addition to competing for the championship’s top prize, the William B. Packer trophy, all players are also competing for a spot in next summer’s 50th PGA Professional National Championship which is being held at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon. There are several players within striking distance of the leaders but there are also more than 20 players within three shots of a qualifying spot so tomorrow’s final round is shaping up for an exciting finish.

Wednesday’s final round is set to get underway at Philadelphia Cricket Club – Wissahickon Course with tee times beginning at 8:00 AM. The tournament leaders will tee off at 12:24 PM. For complete 95th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship coverage visit www.philadelphia.pga.com.

Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship

Sep 20 – Sep 22, 2016
Individual Pro Media Results

 1    Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             67-68--135 -7  
 2    Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              66-70--136 -6  
 T3   Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               67-70--137 -5  
 T3   Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            66-71--137 -5  
 5    Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       74-64--138 -4  
 T6   Michael Little     Lookaway GC                70-70--140 -2  
 T6   John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    70-70--140 -2  
 T8   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           68-73--141 -1  
 T8   Ryan Lagergren     Stonewall                  69-72--141 -1  
 T8   Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     68-73--141 -1  
 T8   Bill Walker        Riverton CC                71-70--141 -1  
 T12  Jason Lamp         Galloway National GC       70-72--142 E   
 T12  Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  69-73--142 E   
 T12  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  73-69--142 E   
 T15  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             71-72--143 +1  
 T15  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 73-70--143 +1  
 T15  Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           73-70--143 +1  
 T15  Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               71-72--143 +1  
 T15  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course      68-75--143 +1  
 T15  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  73-70--143 +1  
 T15  Mike Molino        The CC of Scranton         69-74--143 +1  
 T22  Rick Gibney        Colonial GC                73-71--144 +2  
 T22  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 71-73--144 +2  
 T22  Michael Ferguson   Philadelphia Cricket Club  75-69--144 +2  
 T25  Chip Richter       Carlisle CC                75-70--145 +3  
 T25  John Lynch         Cripple Creek              71-74--145 +3  
 T27  Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  73-73--146 +4  
 T27  Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             75-71--146 +4  
 T27  John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         74-72--146 +4  
 T27  Rusty Harbold      BlueGolf                   74-72--146 +4  
 T27  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              74-72--146 +4  
 T27  Daniel McCracken   Philadelphia Cricket Club  73-73--146 +4  
 T27  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            71-75--146 +4  
 T34  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            75-72--147 +5  
 T34  Billy Hoerr        Atlantic City CC           75-72--147 +5  
 T34  Ed Gibson          Makefield Highlands GC     71-76--147 +5  
 T34  Dustin Riggs       Rehoboth Beach CC          74-73--147 +5  
 T34  Patty Post         University of Delaware     77-70--147 +5  
 T34  Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                74-73--147 +5  
 T34  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           71-76--147 +5  
 T34  Don Allan          Burlington CC              70-77--147 +5  
 T42  Brendon Post       University of Delaware     73-75--148 +6  
 T42  Brian Kelly        Bucknell GC                74-74--148 +6  
 T42  Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  73-75--148 +6  
 T42  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  73-75--148 +6  
 T42  Dave Quinn         Links GC                   74-74--148 +6  
 T42  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               76-72--148 +6  
 T42  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           73-75--148 +6  
 T42  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       73-75--148 +6  
 T50  Richie Krebs       Outdoor CC                 72-77--149 +7  
 T50  Neil Maurer        Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  77-72--149 +7  
 T50  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               72-77--149 +7  
 T50  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  76-73--149 +7  
 T50  Jim Larkin         Fieldstone GC              77-72--149 +7  
 T50  Andy Fisher        AF Golf Ctr.               76-73--149 +7  
 T50  Tyler Teynor       Seaview Resort & Spa       75-74--149 +7  
 T50  John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               73-76--149 +7  
 T50  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           74-75--149 +7  
 T50  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            73-76--149 +7  
 T60  Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       76-74--150 +8  
 T60  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             73-77--150 +8  
 T60  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         75-75--150 +8  
 T60  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  74-76--150 +8  
 T60  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       76-74--150 +8  
 T60  Anthony Malizia    Bidermann GC               75-75--150 +8  
 T60  Mike Ladden        Whitford CC                74-76--150 +8  
 T60  Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                79-71--150 +8  
 T60  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    73-77--150 +8  
 T60  Orist Wells        Pitman GC                  77-73--150 +8

Reilly Holds First Round Lead at 95th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship

Flourtown, Pa. – The opening round of the 95th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship was held at historic Philadelphia Cricket Club. The field of more than 170 Philadelphia PGA Professionals was split between the Cricket Club’s Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses.

The 54-hole Championship features a 36-hole cut and is the marquee event for all Philadelphia PGA Professionals. The top finisher will take home the William B. Packer Trophy along with the first place check and will lead 12 Philadelphia PGA Professionals to next summer’s 50th PGA Professional Championship at Sunriver Resort in Oregon.

After the rains that came through the area during the day Monday, players competed under warm and muggy conditions for today’s opening round. Playing in the tournament’s first pairing, Dave McNabb (Applebrook GC) posted the number early in the day for everyone to chase. Playing on the Wissahickon course, McNabb carded three birdies and an eagle against only one bogey en route to a 4-under (66), the day’s low round on the Wissahickon course.

However at the end of the day a pair of players competing on the Militia Hill course were able to go low and put themselves just ahead of McNabb on the leaderboard. The first to do so was Jordan Gibbs (Gulph Mills Golf Club). Gibbs carded six birdies and a bogey to post a 5-under (67) on the par-72 golf course. Gibbs briefly held the lead but unfortunately for him Scott Reilly (Philadelphia Country Club) was able to best him by a shot.

Playing the day’s final pairing Reilly finished his round with a clean score card, one of only two players to play bogey free (Ryan Lagergren). Reilly carded three birdies on each nine to finish the day at 6-under (66) and the outright lead after round one.

Players will now switch courses for the second round before a 36-hole cut brings the field to the top 60 players plus ties. The third and final round will be played on the Wissahickon course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club on Thursday, September 22.

 

Team Waynesboro Cruises to Win at Summer Pro-Lady Team Championship

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. – On a beautiful, sunny, summer day the second Pro-Lady Team Championship was held at Sunnybrook Golf Club. The event featured 52 teams, all featuring one PGA Professional and three female amateurs competing in both a Gross and Net division.

Playing early in the tournament the team from Waynesboro Municipal Golf Course proved too much for the rest field. The group, which featured PGA Professional Dan Baker and his partners Vicki Baker, Mickey Goyette, and Patty Gertzen, shot a combined score of 20-under (52). The group was lead in part by two Net holes-in-one from Gertzen and Vicki Baker who posted natural birdies on holes 5 & 8 respectively. However, each member of the group contributed multiple birdies leading to their 5-shot victory.

A pair of teams finished tied for second at 15-under (57). The first team to reach that number was George Frake (Little Mill Golf Club) and his partners Jacque Laird, Anne Conway, and Beth Smith. Matching them at the second place number was Chris Wilkinson (Llanerch Country Club) Janet Allman, Mary Ellen Pernice, and Arlene Del Pizzo.

In the Gross Division five teams tied for first place with a score of 7-under (65). The first team to post the magic number was Ryan Carfara (Golf Galaxy-Devon) and his partners Bonnie Yothers, Pat Carbone, and Laura Hammond. However they were quickly joined by the team from Philadelphia Cricket Club featuring Michael Ferguson and his partners Marji Goldman, Joanne Bidwell, and SooHee Lim. The third team to join the party was Tony Perla (Philadelphia Cricket Club) and his partners Kerry Rutan, Mary Schwartz, and Alison Shoemaker. The fourth and fifth teams to shoot 7-under (65) were the teams lead by Dan Baker and George Frake who also placed in the tournament’s Net Division.

The Section would like to thank the membership and staff at Sunnybrook Golf Club for their support of this event. The Philadelphia PGA will return to action on Monday, September 12 at Llanerch Country Club for the Mariniello Tournament of Champions Pro-Am.

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Stu Ingraham Captures Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Title; Earns Berth in 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship

 

Wayne, Pa. – August 23, 2016 – Stu Ingraham of (Broomall, Pa.), winner of the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship August 22-23, 2016 at St. Davids Golf Club will lead nine Section PGA Professionals to compete Nov. 17-20, in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship.

The national Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz USA, returns to PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ingraham turned in a winning total of 4 -under-par 136 to capture the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Mercedes-Benz USA. Jack Brennan of (Mill Hall, Pa.) finished two strokes back at 2-under-par 138. They are joined by Brian Kelly (Lewisburg, Pa.), Bill Sautter (Ocean City, NJ), John Allen (Media, Pa.), John Appleget (Dorothy, NJ), George Forster (Blue Bell, Pa.), Terry Hertzog (Lititz, Pa.), and Dave McNabb (Malvern, Pa.).

The Senior PGA Professional Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, and features a total purse of $285,000. The first two rounds will be conducted on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses. The Wanamaker Course will host the Championship’s final 36 holes.

Mercedes-Benz USA is returning as a presenting sponsor.

The Wanamaker Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is named in honor of Rodman Wanamaker, who in 1916, inspired the birth of the PGA of America. A classic Florida layout, the Wanamaker Course plays to a par-72 and will be set at 6,725 yards. It is set against a backdrop of wetlands, palm trees and palmettos, and is considered one of Florida’s most beautiful courses.

The Ryder Course is named in honor of Samuel Ryder, the namesake and founder of the Ryder Cup, the pre-eminent event in golf. The par-72, 6,733-yard layout with rolling hills, majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards has a distinctive Carolina-feel.

Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 Section Championships conducted from July through September this year.

The top 35 finishers in the national Championship earn a berth in the 78th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be conducted in May 2017, at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

The top five finishers earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2017 PGA Tour Champions National Finals. Since its debut, many participants in the Senior PGA Professional Championship have used their success in the event as a springboard to a PGA Tour Champions career.

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Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship

Aug 22 – Aug 23, 2016
Senior Championship Results

Qualifiers: 9  Alternates: 5

QUALIFIERS
 1   Stu Ingraham    M Golf Range               70-66--136 -4  
 2   Jack Brennan    Mountain View CC           69-69--138 -2  
 T3  Brian Kelly     Bucknell GC                71-70--141 +1  
 T3  Bill Sautter    Philadelphia Cricket Club  71-70--141 +1  
 T5  John Allen      Huntingdon Valley CC       73-69--142 +2  
 T5  John Appleget   Wildwood Golf & CC         72-70--142 +2  
 T5  George Forster  Radnor Valley CC           72-70--142 +2  
 T5  Terry Hertzog   CC of York                 71-71--142 +2  
 9   Dave McNabb     Applebrook GC              72-71--143 +3  


ALTERNATES - IN ORDER
 10  Rick Flesher    Applebrook GC              73-70--143 +3  
 11  Jack Connelly   North Hills CC             72-71--143 +3  
 12  Dave Quinn      Links GC                   72-72--144 +4  
 13  Don Allan       Burlington CC              70-74--144 +4  
 14  Bob Lennon      Wilmington CC              71-75--146 +6  


DID NOT QUALIFY
 T15 Linda Nevatt    ACE Club                   75-71--146 +6  
 T15 Ken Peyre-Ferry Philly PGA                 73-73--146 +6  
 17  Don DeAngelis   Squires GC                 74-73--147 +7  
 18  Gary Hardin     Northampton CC             76-72--148 +8  
 19  Wayne Phillips  Lehigh CC                  75-73--148 +8  
 20  Mike Mack       Burlington CC              73-75--148 +8  
 T21 John Kellogg    Radley Run CC              77-72--149 +9  
 T21 Mickey Sokalski Philmont CC                75-74--149 +9  
 T21 Dave Roberts    Cedarbrook CC              75-74--149 +9  
 T24 Ed Dougherty    Philly PGA                 76-74--150 +10 
 T24 Jim Bromley     Play-a-Round Golf          71-79--150 +10 
 T26 David Nevatt    Philly PGA                 75-76--151 +11 
 T26 Harvey Williams Philly PGA                 75-76--151 +11 
 28  John DiMarco    Laurel Creek CC            77-75--152 +12 
 29  John Kirchner   Philly PGA                 77-76--153 +13 
 30  Darren Mills    Lou Guzzi GA               74-80--154 +14 
 31  Bob Hibschman   Manufacturers GCC          76-79--155 +15 
 32  Jeb Boyle       Centre Hills CC            77-79--156 +16 
 33  Dave Seeman     Hartefeld National GC      80-77--157 +17 
 34  John Tyrell     Running Deer GC            77-81--158 +18 
 35  Patrick Keefe   Inniscrone GC              84-77--161 +21 
 36  Joe Ambrose     Paupack Hills G & CC       79-83--162 +22 
 37  Paul Galczyk    Westover CC                84-80--164 +24 
 38  Bob Doria       Makefield Highlands GC     79-92--171 +31 
 39  John Carpineta  Bensalem Township CC       81-94--175 +35 
 40  Ed Reely        Mountain View GC           89-92--181 +41