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Quinn & Partners Charge to the Top of the NCR Pro-Sr. Men’s Team Championship

Hershey, Pa. – The third and final National Car Rental Pro-Am event was played Thursday, August 18 at Hershey Country Club – East Course located in Chocolatetown USA (Hershey, Pa.). The National Car Rental Pro-Senior Men’s Team Championship pairs one PGA Professional with three senior amateurs, age 50 or above, in a better ball of partners event. Teams in today’s tournament were competing in both NET and GROSS divisions.

Leading the way in the NET division was the team featuring Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club) and his amateur partners Ed Quinn, Jim Balfour, and Gary Schumacher. The team posted an impressive net score of 19-under (52) to finish five shots clear of the field. The group was lead in large part by Dave Quinn who carded ten birdies en route to an 8-under (63). However each member of the team added multiple birdies enabling them to win comfortably. The team also finished in the top spot in the tournament’s GROSS division but is unable to take home the top prize in both divisions.

Ultimately taking the top prize in the tournament’s GROSS division was the team of Mike Little (Lookaway Golf Club) and his amateur partners Roc Irey, Craig Berube, and Bob Majczan. The team combined for a score of 8-under (63) which was one shot clear of the next closest team. Each member of the group contributed with a natural birdie however the group was led by Little and Irey who each had four birdies on the day.

The Section would like to thank our title partner for this event, National Car Rental, for their continued support of the Section’s Pro-Am tournament program. The Section’s would also like to thank the membership and staff of Hershey Country Club for their hospitality. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar is the Pro-Am for Wishes on Sunday, August 21 at Penn Oaks Golf Club.

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Tony Perla Captures National Car Rental Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Championship

LOWER GWYNEDD, Pa. – Tony Perla of (Norristown, Pa.) won the National Car Rental Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Championship Monday, August 1 at Concord Country Club in Concordville, Pa.

“I hit a lot of good shots in the afternoon giving myself a number of good chances which helped me get comfortable ”, said Perla, the Assistant PGA Professional at (Philadelphia Cricket Club). “I’m excited to go down to the Championship and represent the Philadelphia Cricket Club and the Philadelphia PGA. I have some history down there so hopefully I can parlay that into some good golf.”

By winning, Perla qualified for the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Oct.  27 – 30, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The facility will be hosting its twenty-first consecutive Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

Perla, 28, posted a final-round -3 (68) for a tournament total of -7 (135) and a one-stroke victory over Jordan Gibbs of (Philadelphia, Pa.).

“I’m excited to have qualified since I just missed out in last year’s championship, said Gibbs, the Assistant PGA Professional at (Gulph Mills Golf Club). “I’m hoping to have a little home course advantage when I go down there since I’ve worked there in the past.”

Perla and Gibbs will be joined by Michael Little (Lansdale, Pa.), Corey McAlarney (Olyphant, Pa.) who both carded a 36-hole score of -5 (137) as well as and Greg Matthias (Haddonfield, NJ) who finished the tournament at -4 (138).

The 132-man field for this year’s 40th edition of the Assistant PGA Professional Championship consists of the top 4 finishers from last year’s championship, if eligible and assistants based on the average number of players in the last 5 years (using actual number of eligible players starting each Section’s Championship).

The winner of the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship earns $9,000 out of a total purse of $100,000. The top-70 finishers and ties after the second round will make the cut.

NCR Phila PGA Assistants’ Championship

Aug 1, 2016
Individual Stroke~ 36 Holes Media Results

Qualifiers: 5  Alternates: 4

1   Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  33-34--67 -7  
2   Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             34-31--65 -6  
T3  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                34-34--68 -5  
T3  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              35-34--69 -5  
5   Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               34-33--67 -4  
6   Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     34-34--68 -4  
7   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                36-33--69 -3  
8   Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC         33-37--70 -3  
9   Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  34-34--68 -2  
10  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            35-35--70 -1  
11  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                38-35--73 -1  
12  Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              33-38--71 E   
T13 Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               34-37--71 +1  
T13 Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           35-37--72 +1  
T13 Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               34-38--72 +1  
T13 Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               36-36--72 +1  
T17 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         38-34--72 +2  
T17 Jason Panter       Golf & Social              39-36--75 +2  
T19 John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       35-36--71 +3  
T19 Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       36-36--72 +3  
T19 Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               38-35--73 +3  
T19 Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               36-38--74 +3  
T23 Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       37-34--71 +4  
T23 Brian Hollins      Trenton CC                 36-35--71 +4  
T23 Chris Gray         Wild Quail G & CC          39-35--74 +4  
T23 Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             35-39--74 +4  
27  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    38-37--75 +5  
T28 Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  38-35--73 +6  
T28 Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  36-36--72 +6  
T28 Andrew Heffernan   St. Davids GC              41-36--77 +6  
T31 Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  39-35--74 +7  
T31 Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-40--76 +7  
T33 Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               36-40--76 +8  
T33 Lee White          Sunnybrook GC              38-39--77 +8  
T33 Chris Cerven       Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-41--77 +8  
T33 Scott Jones        Rancocas GC                38-39--77 +8  
T33 Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               42-37--79 +8  
38  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC           39-40--79 +9  
39  Sean Fitzgerald    Concord CC                 39-35--74 +10 
T40 Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             35-39--74 +11 
T40 Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       39-35--74 +11 
T40 Eric Cioffi        CC of York                 36-41--77 +11 
T40 Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       39-38--77 +11 
T40 Kyle  Tasselmyer   Lehigh CC                  41-37--78 +11 
T40 Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             37-42--79 +11 
T46 Christian Castelli Philadelphia CC            38-41--79 +12 
T46 Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                35-43--78 +12 
48  Matthew Deckert    Pennsauken Country Club    37-39--76 +13 
T49 Tony Shields       ACE Club                   33-41--74 +14 
T49 Dustin Riggs       Rehoboth Beach CC          39-39--78 +14 
T49 Kyle Zayac         Green Valley CC            38-40--78 +14 
T49 Josh Arendt        Bidermann GC               40-40--80 +14 
T53 Cavan Birmingham   Fox Meadow GC              41-37--78 +15 
T53 Matt Brown         Whitemarsh Valley CC       37-41--78 +15 
T53 David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             39-39--78 +15 
T53 Kyle Miller        RiverCrest GC & Preserve   36-42--78 +15 
T53 Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     41-37--78 +15 
T53 David Grossman     CC of York                 40-40--80 +15 
T59 Jason Howard       Wilmington CC              38-40--78 +16 
T59 Kevin Fairchild    Greate Bay GC              38-42--80 +16 
61  Darren Moses       Tavistock CC               37-39--76 +17 
62  Daniel McCracken   Philadelphia Cricket Club  39-38--77 +19 
63  Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               40-40--80 +20 
64  Tyler Mersinger    LedgeRock GC               42-38--80 +21 
65  Michael Harris     Gulph Mills GC             43-38--81 +23 
66  Brian Mullin       Chesapeake Bay GC          44-41--85 +24 
67  Matthew Walbert    Merion GC                  39-46--85 +26 
T68 Greg Wingate       Merion GC                  43-42--85 +27 
T68 Chris Kelley       CC of York                 50-37--87 +27 
70  Brad Sanders       Tavistock CC               45-43--88 +28

Steinmetz Returns to Winner’s Circle at Doylestown Open

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – On Friday, July 29 the annual Doylestown Open was played at Doylestown Country Club, which in 2016 is celebrating its centennial. The field was comprised of 75 Philadelphia PGA professionals and 4 amateur golfers. The heavy rains that plagued the area throughout the day Thursday and into the morning Friday cleared out and paved the way for a great tournament.

Playing early in the day Rich Steinmetz set the pace for the rest of the field. Steinmetz made his way around the 6,600 yards long golf course at 5-under-par (67). Steinmetz posted three birdies and a bogey on his opening nine holes. However, as he played the inward nine, Steinmetz played bogey-free adding three additional birdies to post the impressive score.

It would not be until late in the day that anyone would make a run at the top of the leaderboard and Steinmetz. The first player to try and catch Steinmetz was Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) who carded a 4-under-par (68). Ingraham was in prime position until an untimely bogey on the par3 17th hole dropped him from contention. The next player to try and catch Steinmetz was Greg Matthias (Tavistock Country Club). After carding three birdies, three bogeys, and three pars on the outward nine, Matthias was able to right the ship and post four birdies on the closing holes. However, no player after Matthias was able to reach the top of the leaderboard meaning Steinmetz was crowned champion.

The win was a bit of redemption for Steinmetz who came up just one shot short in 2015 to eventual champion Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club). It also marks a return to the winner’s circle for Steinmetz who last won a Philadelphia PGA in 2014 at The TaylorMade Top 100. Steinmetz is also a repeat Doylestown Open champion having won the event in 2007.

Although he came up just short, Ingraham did manage to walk away with the trophy in the senior division. Ingraham finished three shots ahead of his closest competitor John Allen (Huntingdon Valley Country Club). The win was Ingraham’s fourth senior win of the 2016 season and adds to his lead in the Robert “Skee” Riegel Senior Player of the Year standings.

In the race for the amateur title Rob Bass came out on top. Bass carded a 5-over-par (77) to win the amateur division by one shot. Finishing just behind was Frank Howell and Ryan Rigby who both finished at 6-over-par (78). Howell was the amateur champion in the 2015 Doylestown Open.

The Section would like to thank the membership and staff of Doylestown Country Club and Kevin McClellan, Cutter & Buck and Heritage Creations for their support of this event.

Doylestown Open

Jul 29, 2016
Individual Stroke Play Media Results

 1   Rich Steinmetz      Spring Ford CC             34-33--67 -5  
 T2  Stu Ingraham        M Golf Range               34-34--68 -4  
 T2  Greg Matthias       Tavistock CC               36-32--68 -4  
 4   Michael Little      Lookaway GC                35-34--69 -3  
 T5  Trevor Bensel       Huntingdon Valley CC       37-33--70 -2  
 T5  Eric Kennedy        Overbrook GC               35-35--70 -2  
 T5  Shawn Matthews      Huntingdon Valley CC       34-36--70 -2  
 T8  John Spina          Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-36--71 -1  
 T8  John Allen          Huntingdon Valley CC       35-36--71 -1  
 T8  Bill Walker         Riverton CC                37-34--71 -1  
 T8  Jordan Gibbs        Gulph Mills GC             37-34--71 -1  
 T8  Kevin Kraft         Bumble Bee Hollow          35-36--71 -1  
 T8  Curtis Kirkpatrick  Indian Springs GC          37-34--71 -1  
 T8  Mike Furey          Mahoning Valley CC         36-35--71 -1  
 T15 Don Allan           Burlington CC              35-37--72 E   
 T15 Eric Figueroa       McCall Golf & CC           36-36--72 E   
 T15 George Forster      Radnor Valley CC           34-38--72 E   
 T15 Mark Anderson       Philadelphia Cricket Club  38-34--72 E   
 T15 Dave Quinn          Links GC                   36-36--72 E   
 T15 John Lynch          Cripple Creek              37-35--72 E   
 T15 Pat Butkus          Philadelphia CC            37-35--72 E   
 T15 Alex Knoll          Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     34-38--72 E   
 T23 John Appleget       Wildwood Golf & CC         38-35--73 +1  
 T23 Rick Flesher        Applebrook GC              38-35--73 +1  
 T23 Ken Dixon           Chester Valley GC          36-37--73 +1  
 T23 Greyson Rossi       Bayside Resort             36-37--73 +1  
 T23 Greg Farrow         Deerwood CC                39-34--73 +1  
 T28 Hugo Mazzalupi      Patriots Glen National GC  37-37--74 +2  
 T28 Mike Meisenzahl     Shore Gate CC              38-36--74 +2  
 T28 Anthony Napoletano  GolfTEC-KoP                35-39--74 +2  
 T28 Jeff Fick           Chapel Hill GC             36-38--74 +2  
 T28 Mike Paukovits      St. Davids GC              37-37--74 +2  
 T33 Eric McNamee        Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   38-37--75 +3  
 T33 Bill Sautter        Philadelphia Cricket Club  38-37--75 +3  
 T33 Don DeAngelis       Squires GC                 37-38--75 +3  
 T33 John Kellogg        Radley Run CC              38-37--75 +3  
 T33 Michael Ferguson    Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-39--75 +3  
 T33 Ryan Shaughnessy    Wedgewood Golf Course      38-37--75 +3  
 T33 Dave Pagett         Whitemarsh Valley CC       38-37--75 +3  
 T40 Joe Kogelman        GolfTEC Moorestown         41-35--76 +4  
 T40 Jordan Shuey        Blue Ridge CC              40-36--76 +4  
 T40 Bob Hennefer        Indian Springs GC          37-39--76 +4  
 T40 Andy Watters        Talamore Country Club      35-41--76 +4  
 T44 Mike Moses          Concord CC                 34-43--77 +5  
 T44 Eric Schultz        Sunnybrook GC              40-37--77 +5  
 T44 Gary Hardin         Northampton CC             38-39--77 +5  
 T44 Rob Bass (a)        Whitemarsh Valley CC       40-37--77 +5  
 T44 Nick Gorman         GolfTEC Moorestown         39-38--77 +5  
 T44 Ashley Grier        Overbrook GC               38-39--77 +5  
 T44 Barry Dear          Twisted Dune               38-39--77 +5  
 T44 Brian Hollins       Trenton CC                 38-39--77 +5  
 T44 Ben Debski          The Springhaven Club       39-38--77 +5  
 T53 Eddie Perrino       Eagle Rock Resort          37-41--78 +6  
 T53 Mike Heidler        GolfTEC Mainline           38-40--78 +6  
 T53 Cavan Birmingham    Fox Meadow GC              40-38--78 +6  
 T53 Jim Parella         Blue Bell CC               40-38--78 +6  
 T53 Frank Howell (a)    Doylestown CC              39-39--78 +6  
 T53 Ryan Rigby (a)      Doylestown CC              38-40--78 +6  
 T59 Brian Trymbiski (a)                            41-38--79 +7  
 T59 Ed Gibson           Makefield Highlands GC     40-39--79 +7  
 T59 Dustin McCormick    Glen Brook GC              41-38--79 +7  
 T62 Jason Calhoun       LaSalle University         40-40--80 +8  
 T62 Wes Hollis          Patriots Glen National GC  40-40--80 +8  
 T64 Mike Wood           Saucon Valley CC           42-39--81 +9  
 T64 Frank Bianco        Crossgates                 42-39--81 +9  
 T64 Dan Marz            Huntingdon Valley CC       45-36--81 +9  
 67  Kevin Rossi         Lookaway GC                43-39--82 +10 
 68  Kevin Duffy         Riverton CC                43-42--85 +13 
 69  Ian Dalzell         Huntingdon Valley CC       43-43--86 +14 
 70  Bill Smith          Mahoning Valley CC         46-41--87 +15 
 71  Tony Shields        ACE Club                   46-44--90 +18

Kraft Wins GALV Lehigh Valley Open on Second Playoff Hole

EASTON, Pa. – After severe thunderstorms abruptly suspended Monday’s opening round, the 2016 edition of the GALV Lehigh Valley Open resumed play on Tuesday, July 26 at Northampton Country Club.

Play got underway at 8:00 am with competitors having anywhere from one putt to eleven holes to complete before the first round could be put in the books. At the conclusion of the first round players were re-paired and sent out as a shotgun at 11:00 am.

Leading the way after the first round was John Appleget (Wildwood Golf & Country Club) who had to return in the morning to finish putting out on the 18th hole. Appleget finished round one with a 5-under-par (67) and a two shot lead.

With the second round of the tournament played as a shotgun it was difficult to gauge where each competitor was in relation to the top of the leaderboard. However, with scores coming in fast and furious at the conclusion of the round two players were able to separate themselves from the field. First round leader Appleget dropped one shot to finish the 36-hole event at 4-under-par (140). Appleget was matched at the top by Kevin Kraft (Bumble Bee Hollow) who carded a pair of 2-under-par (70s) to finish at 4-under-par (140).

With two players tied for the lead a playoff was needed to determine a champion. This was the first time since 2011, when Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) bested Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club), that a playoff was needed to determine a winner at the GALV Lehigh Valley Open.

On the first playoff hole both Appleget and Kraft found a fairway bunker leaving them a tough 100 yard shot into the 18th hole. After both players found the green with their second shots neither was able to make their birdie putt and had to settle for par meaning a second playoff would be needed.

With a gallery full of Northampton Country Club members and fellow PGA Professionals both Appleget and Kraft headed back to the 18th tee to begin the second sudden death playoff hole. Unlike the first time around both players found the fairway and were able to hit their approach shots on the green.

With about a 30 foot putt for birdie, Kraft was the first player to play. After finding trouble earlier in the tournament, Kraft managed to sink the long putt forcing Appleget to make birdie as well. Unfortunately for Appleget it wasn’t in the cards as his birdie lipped out of the hole giving Kraft the win.

“I did fight my golf swing today but was able to make it work when I needed during the round,” said GALV Lehigh Valley Open Champion Kraft. “I attribute that to the confidence I have built up in my game over the last month. Hopefully I can continue to play well as I have a lot of big events coming up.”

The win was Kraft’s first as a Philadelphia PGA professional with his previous best finish coming at the Delaware Valley Open when he finished tied for 6th.

In the amateur division Evan Notaro carded a second round 2-under-par (70), matching the low round of any amateur during the tournament, to finish with a 36-hole total of 3-under-par (141). Notaro finished four shots ahead of second place finisher Robin McCool.

The Section would like to thank our title sponsor, the Golf Association of Lehigh Valley and Mr. Karl Gilbert as well as the entire staff and membership of Northampton Country Club for their hospitality.

The Philadelphia PGA will continue tournament play this Friday, July 29 at Doylestown Country Club for the annual Doylestown Open. For complete coverage of the Philadelphia PGA be sure to follow us online Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

GALV Lehigh Valley Open

Jul 25 – Jul 26, 2016
36 Hole; Stroke Play Media Results

 1    Kevin Kraft         Bumble Bee Hollow          70-70--140 -4  
 2    John Appleget       Wildwood Golf & CC         67-73--140 -4  
 T3   George Forster      Radnor Valley CC           69-72--141 -3  
 T3   Evan Notaro (a)                                71-70--141 -3  
 5    Corey McAlarney     Sunnybrook GC              71-71--142 -2  
 T6   Andrew Turner       Whitford CC                69-74--143 -1  
 T6   Steve Swartz        CC of Harrisburg           72-71--143 -1  
 T6   Bill Sautter        Philadelphia Cricket Club  75-68--143 -1  
 9    Terry Hatch         Hidden Valley GC           71-73--144 E   
 T10  Robin McCool (a)                               71-74--145 +1  
 T10  Bob Hennefer        Indian Springs GC          73-72--145 +1  
 T10  Terry Hertzog       CC of York                 76-69--145 +1  
 T13  Andy Fisher         Philly PGA                 71-75--146 +2  
 T13  Dave Quinn          Links GC                   72-74--146 +2  
 T13  Eddie Perrino       Eagle Rock Resort          73-73--146 +2  
 T13  Jordan Gibbs        Gulph Mills GC             72-74--146 +2  
 T13  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs     73-73--146 +2  
 T13  Chris Gray          Wild Quail G & CC          74-72--146 +2  
 T13  Zac Oakley          Heritage Shores GC         74-72--146 +2  
 T13  Dave Pagett         Whitemarsh Valley CC       76-70--146 +2  
 T21  Greg Farrow         Deerwood CC                71-76--147 +3  
 T21  Matt Episcopo       Pine Valley GC             73-74--147 +3  
 T21  Jakob Gerney        Trump National GC- Philly  73-74--147 +3  
 T24  Eric McNamee        Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   71-77--148 +4  
 T24  Michael Little      Lookaway GC                72-76--148 +4  
 T24  Rick Flesher        Applebrook GC              73-75--148 +4  
 T24  Wayne Phillips      Lehigh CC                  74-74--148 +4  
 T24  Dave Blichar (a)                               74-74--148 +4  
 T29  Justin Tresslar (a)                            70-79--149 +5  
 T29  Anthony Napoletano  GolfTEC-KoP                73-76--149 +5  
 T29  Rich Steinmetz      Spring Ford CC             74-75--149 +5  
 T29  Curtis Kirkpatrick  Indian Springs GC          73-76--149 +5  
 T29  Mike Meisenzahl     Shore Gate CC              73-76--149 +5  
 T29  Alex Knoll          Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     74-75--149 +5  
 T29  Don Allan           Burlington CC              75-74--149 +5  
 T29  Kevin Scherr (a)                               76-73--149 +5  
 T37  Eric Schultz        Sunnybrook GC              72-78--150 +6  
 T37  Eric Kennedy        Overbrook GC               73-77--150 +6  
 T37  Mark Sheftic        Merion GC                  73-77--150 +6  
 T37  Rick LeBeau         Gulph Mills GC             75-75--150 +6  
 T37  Stephen Sieracki    Indian Springs GC          77-73--150 +6  
 T42  John Spina          Philadelphia Cricket Club  74-77--151 +7  
 T42  Dave Fields         Brookside CC               74-77--151 +7  
 T42  Nick Maff (a)                                  75-76--151 +7  
 T42  Grant Schumaker (a)                            75-76--151 +7  
 T42  Barry Dear          Twisted Dune               76-75--151 +7  
 T42  Rob Rohrbach        Foxchase GC                77-74--151 +7  
 T48  Joe Kogelman        GolfTEC Moorestown         75-77--152 +8  
 T48  Mark Parson         Twisted Dune               75-77--152 +8  
 T48  Gary Hardin         Northampton CC             76-76--152 +8  
 T48  John DiMarco        Laurel Creek CC            76-76--152 +8  
 T48  Dan Joseph (a)                                 76-76--152 +8  
 T48  Steve Kluemper (a)                             77-75--152 +8  
 T48  Bill Smith          Mahoning Valley CC         78-74--152 +8  
 T48  Jeff Fick           Chapel Hill GC             79-73--152 +8  
 T48  J.T. Barker (a)                                81-71--152 +8  
 T57  Hugo Mazzalupi      Patriots Glen National GC  74-79--153 +9  
 T57  John Allen          Huntingdon Valley CC       75-78--153 +9  
 T57  Carson Solien       Aronimink GC               75-78--153 +9  
 T57  Mike Paukovits      St. Davids GC              75-78--153 +9  
 T57  Brad Nelson         Saucon Valley CC           77-76--153 +9  
 T57  Kevin Edwards       Woodstone CC               77-76--153 +9  
 T57  Jim Maru (a)                                   77-76--153 +9  
 T64  Adam DeRaymond (a)                             75-79--154 +10 
 T64  George Frake        Little Mill                76-78--154 +10 
 T64  Mark Anderson       Philadelphia Cricket Club  77-77--154 +10 
 T64  Mike Furey          Mahoning Valley CC         78-76--154 +10 
 T64  Luke Smith (a)                                 81-73--154 +10 
 T69  Tyler Smith (a)                                76-79--155 +11 
 T69  Jason Calhoun       LaSalle University         77-78--155 +11 
 T69  Dustin McCormick    Glen Brook GC              77-78--155 +11 
 T69  Riley Hogan (a)                                79-76--155 +11 
 T69  Tom Moore           Applecross CC              80-75--155 +11 
 T74  Peter Lovenguth     Silver Creek CC            75-81--156 +12 
 T74  Steve Kiefner       Northampton CC             81-75--156 +12 
 T76  Joe Jasinski (a)                               77-81--158 +14 
 T76  Nick Lukow (a)                                 85-73--158 +14 
 T78  Collin Seip (a)                                76-83--159 +15 
 T78  Eric Figueroa       McCall Golf & CC           79-80--159 +15 
 T78  Dave Roberts        Cedarbrook CC              80-79--159 +15 
 81   Tony Shields        ACE Club                   81-79--160 +16 
 82   Kevin Rossi (a)                                79-83--162 +18 
 T83  Jared Cottell       Elkview CC                 75-88--163 +19 
 T83  James Boburka (a)                              82-81--163 +19 
 T83  Mike Mack           Burlington CC              84-79--163 +19 
 T86  Victor Tavares (a)                             81-83--164 +20 
 T86  Steve Gonzales (a)                             85-79--164 +20 
 88   Joe Ambrose         Paupack Hills G & CC       83-82--165 +21 
 89   Mike Wood           Saucon Valley CC           89-78--167 +23 
 90   Jeremy Mangine      Glen Brook GC              88-80--168 +24 
 91   Andy Lykon (a)                                 87-85--172 +28 
 92   Gary Strausser      Riverview CC               87-87--174 +30 
 93   Thomas Coakley (a)                             92-90--182 +38

Three Teams Tie For Win In Pro-Jr Championship

Royersford, PA. – The Philadelphia PGA held the annual Pro-Junior Championship on Thursday, July 21 at Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, PA. The Championship pairs one PGA Professional with one amateur, male or female, 18 years of age or younger. In addition to being a competitive event that allows the junior golfer to experience a true Philadelphia PGA Professional tournament, the Championship is also about camaraderie between PGA Professionals and the junior participants.

The Championship, which was changed last year to four ball or better ball of partner’s Net event (with amateurs getting 80% of their handicap), also added a Gross division with teams only allowed to earn prizes in one division.

In the Net division the teams featuring PGA Professional Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range)) and his amateur partner Mike Sydnes, Andrew Turner (Whitford CC) and his partner Nicky Marrollo and Orist Wells (Piman GC) and partner Shea Wolfle finished tied for the top spot all shooting 8-under par 64. Mike Paukovits (St Davis GC) and partner Conor Rinehart finished in fourth one shot behind the winners at 7-under 65.

Although the three teams that were tied for first in the Net division also finished on top in the Gross division, the team taking the honors was PGA Professional Bill Kindoll (Bent Creek CC) and amateur partner Jack Marchant who finished with a 5-under 67. They were tied by Paukovits and Rinehart but they had already won a prize in the net division.

The Section would like to thank SKIMP, the sponsor for the day, and Spring Ford CC for hosting the event.

Pro-Junior Championship

Jul 21, 2016

 T1  Stu Ingraham M Golf Range | Mike Sydnes                -8 
 T1  Andrew Turner Whitford CC | Nicky Marrollo             -8 
 T1  Orist Wells Pitman GC | Shea Wolfle                    -8 
 4   Mike Paukovits St. Davids GC | Conor Rinehart          -7 
 T5  Bill Kindoll Bent Creek CC | Jack Marchant             -6 
 T5  Jim Parella Blue Bell CC | Buddy Hansen                -6 
 T7  Gregg Gipp Phoenixville CC | Ryan McCabe               -5 
 T7  Terry Hertzog CC of York | Justin Hertzog              -5 
 T7  Rich Steinmetz Spring Ford CC | Drew Steinmetz         -5 
 T7  Brendan White Trenton CC | Charlie Kovalcik            -5 
 T11 Bryan Kienke Aronimink GC | Case Hummer                -4 
 T11 Kyle Miller RiverCrest GC & Preserve | David Antoniuk  -4 
 T13 Chris Barletta Bala GC | Will Horn                     -3 
 T13 Andrew Hill Manufacturers GCC | Matt Graeff            -3 
 T13 Mike Ladden Whitford CC | Jake Ladden                  -3 
 T13 Brian Way Green Valley CC | Andrew Wallace             -3 
 T17 John Cooper Green Valley CC | Johnnie Cooper           -2 
 T17 John DiMarco Laurel Creek CC | Andrew Gallagher        -2 
 T19 Dan Hoban Middletown CC | Dominic Hagy                 -1 
 T19 Robert Kleckner Linfield National GC | Caleb Ryan      -1 
 T19 Darren Moses Tavistock CC | Doug Ergood Jr.            -1 
 T22 Eric Burnley Kimberton GC | Scott Pfeiffer              E  
 T22 Hugh Matthis Tavistock CC | Rees Kirk                   E  
 24  Glen Gardner Laurel Creek CC | Jack Mitchell           +2 
 T25 Jim Haus Bent Creek CC | Graham Calhoun                +5 
 T25 Joe Ambrose Paupack Hills G & CC | Jackson Bjorkman    +5

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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Individual Pro Media Results

 
 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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