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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.

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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

Mountain View’s Brennan Holds First Round Lead at Phila. Senior PGA Championship

Wayne, Pa. – The first round of the 2016 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship was played on a near perfect day at St. Davids Golf Club. The 40 Senior PGA Professionals competing in the Championship are vying for one of eight spots in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship being held at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. November 17-20, 2016.

After the first round Jack Brennan (Mountain View Country Club) was the only player in the field to post a number under par. Brennan made his way around the par70 golf course posting two birdies against only one bogey for a total score of 1-under (69).

Finishing just behind Brennan was the duo of Don Allan (Burlington Country Club) and Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range). Allan finds himself only one shot back after carding an even par (70). Allan was able to overcome an early double bogey do in large part to his four total birdies, second most in the field. After a bogey on the opening hole, Ingraham carded 15 pars before a birdie on the par-3 17th leveled his score.

A five-way tie rounds out the group of players currently holding a qualifying spot. Bill Sautter (Philadelphia Cricket Club), Terry Hertzog (Country Club of York), Jim Bromley (Play-a-Round Golf), Bob Lennon (Wilmington Country Club), and Brian Kelly (Bucknell Golf Club) all posted a 1-over (71) and will look to maintain their position during the day tomorrow.

Play will resume on Tuesday morning at 8:00am with players in twosomes. The final pairing will feature Brennan and Allan and the duo will get underway at 10:32am.

Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship

Aug 22 – Aug 23, 2016

Qualifiers: 8 Alternates: 5

 1   Jack Brennan    Mountain View CC           34-35--69 -1  
 T2  Don Allan       Burlington CC              36-34--70 E   
 T2  Stu Ingraham    M Golf Range               36-34--70 E   
 T4  Bill Sautter    Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-34--71 +1  
 T4  Terry Hertzog   CC of York                 35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Jim Bromley     Play-a-Round Golf          35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Bob Lennon      Wilmington CC              35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Brian Kelly     Bucknell GC                34-37--71 +1  
 T9  Dave McNabb     Applebrook GC              37-35--72 +2  
 T9  George Forster  Radnor Valley CC           35-37--72 +2  
 T9  Jack Connelly   North Hills CC             36-36--72 +2  
 T9  Dave Quinn      Links GC                   37-35--72 +2  
 T9  John Appleget   Wildwood Golf & CC         35-37--72 +2  
 T14 Rick Flesher    Applebrook GC              39-34--73 +3  
 T14 Ken Peyre-Ferry Philly PGA                 36-37--73 +3  
 T14 John Allen      Huntingdon Valley CC       35-38--73 +3  
 T14 Mike Mack       Burlington CC              36-37--73 +3  
 T18 Darren Mills    Lou Guzzi GA               35-39--74 +4  
 T18 Don DeAngelis   Squires GC                 38-36--74 +4  
 T20 Wayne Phillips  Lehigh CC                  37-38--75 +5  
 T20 Mickey Sokalski Philmont CC                37-38--75 +5  
 T20 Dave Roberts    Cedarbrook CC              38-37--75 +5  
 T20 David Nevatt    Philly PGA                 36-39--75 +5  
 T20 Harvey Williams Philly PGA                 39-36--75 +5  
 T20 Linda Nevatt    ACE Club                   38-37--75 +5  
 T26 Ed Dougherty    Philly PGA                 37-39--76 +6  
 T26 Gary Hardin     Northampton CC             37-39--76 +6  
 T26 Bob Hibschman   Manufacturers GCC          38-38--76 +6  
 T29 John Kellogg    Radley Run CC              39-38--77 +7  
 T29 John Tyrell     Running Deer GC            37-40--77 +7  
 T29 John DiMarco    Laurel Creek CC            38-39--77 +7  
 T29 John Kirchner   Philly PGA                 41-36--77 +7  
 T29 Jeb Boyle       Centre Hills CC            37-40--77 +7  
 T34 Bob Doria       Makefield Highlands GC     41-38--79 +9  
 T34 Joe Ambrose     Paupack Hills G & CC       38-41--79 +9  
 36  Dave Seeman     Hartefeld National GC      41-39--80 +10 
 37  John Carpineta  Bensalem Township CC       41-40--81 +11 
 T38 Paul Galczyk    Westover CC                42-42--84 +14 
 T38 Patrick Keefe   Inniscrone GC              42-42--84 +14 
 40  Ed Reely        Mountain View GC           45-44--89 +19

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.

Full Tournament Leaderboard

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