PGA Associate Anthony Sebastianelli Leads Team to Victory in 2023 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Am Scratch Championship Presented by Parx Casino®

Wilmington, Del. (July 24, 2023) — PGA Associate Anthony Sebastianelli of Rolling Green Golf Club led his team to victory in the 2023 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Am Scratch Championship Presented by Parx Casino® at Wilmington Country Club. The event is also supported by Kevin DePaulis Golf Sales, L2 Brands, and Perry Weather.

The event began with scattered rain showers throughout the morning, which quickly turned into beautiful skies of blue to finish out the remainder of the day.

Each team consisted of one PGA Professional and one scratch amateur, participating in a four-ball, Better Ball of Partners format.

PGA Associate Anthony Sebastianelli of Rolling Green G.C. and his amateur partner Jerry Haftmann finished atop the field, making eight birdies as a team to finish at 7-under par, 64.  The teams representing Applebrook G.C., Dave McNabb and Donny Wessner, Wilmington C.C., Ryan Rucinski and Jeff Homer, Merion G.C., Nick Iacono and Reed Valutas, Rolling Green G.C., Frank Palumbo and Nick Verrecchioo, and Bear Trap Dunes, Michael Rushin and Aidan McDermott, all finished tied in second place, with scores of 6-under, 66.

A highlight from the event came in the form of a hole-in-one from amateur Evan Barbin of Chesapeake Bay Country Club. This was Barbin’s his first-ever ace, holing it with a pitching wedge from 136 yards on No. 4. Well done, Evan!

To view the full 2023 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Am Scratch Championship Presented by Parx Casino® leaderboard, click here.

The 2023 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Am Scratch Championship is presented by Parx Casino®, and is supported by Kevin DePaulis Golf Sales, L2 Brands, and Perry Weather. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Wilmington Country Club, their members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.— Kayla Gutierrez

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director,
Kayla Gutierrez, Communications Intern,