PGA Associate Louis Kelly Wins 37th Burlington Classic With Birdie Fourth Hole of Sudden Death Playoff
Westampton, N.J. (June 5, 2023) — PGA Associate Louis Kelly of Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pa., birdied the fourth sudden death playoff hole to win the 37th Burlington Classic Pro-Am presented by WSFS Bank, and the Mike Mack Cup, at Burlington Country Club, topping Anthony Sebastianelli of Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. The event is also supported by Jani-King.
Kelly, who had previously worked as a assistant professional at the host club, turned in the second-lowest score of the final round, a 1-under-par 69, to finish the event at 139, one-under, to post the clubhouse lead. Sebastianelli entered the final round tied for the lead with Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C., at 4-under-par, but finished with a 3-over-par 73 to tie Kelly. The final round of the event played much more difficult than in the first round, with the average score around 80.
Kelly’s final round was bested only by Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, who finished with a 2-under-par 68, ultimately tying for third place with Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C., and Rich Steinmetz. Kelly’s round featured three birdies and an eagle.
Corey Katzen recorded rounds of 72-78–150 to finish as low amateur and win the Marotto Medal by seven strokes over Josh Feldschnieder, and eight over Pete D’Angelo.
Rich Steinmetz took home top honors in the Senior Division, finishing at even par, bettering PGA Life Member George Forster and the University of Delaware’s Brendon Post by two strokes. PGA Life Member Michael Versuk took home the top prize in the Super Senior Division, bettering Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club, by five strokes.
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The 37th Burlington Classic Pro-Am is supported by Burlington Country Club, WSFS Bank, and Jani-King. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Burlington C.C., its membership, management, staff, host PGA Professional Mike Mack, Tournament Chair John M. Hanuscin, and the entire 2023 Burlington Classic Pro-Am Committee, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament is the Conestoga Classic, which is also the third Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the season, on Monday, June 19, at Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster, Pa.
About the Burlington Classic Pro-Am
The Burlington Classic Pro-Am was founded in 1986 by Mike Mack, PGA, Joe Fattorini, Leroy Peacock, Rex McWilliams, Chip Miller, George Hilt, and Donald “Butch” Eckman. The event quickly became one of the most popular events on the Philadelphia PGA Section’s tournament calendar, and is now a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year Points Event.
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.