PGA Member Joanna Coe Wins Second Annual Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship

Exton, Pa. (July 21, 2022) — Philadelphia PGA Member Joanna Coe of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., endured high temperatures and humidity to win the 2022 Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship at Whitford Country Club by seven strokes over Britt Weddell of Stonewall Links in Elverson, Pa., and Patty Post of the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

Coe, the inaugural (2020) Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year, birdied half of her holes, nine in all, finishing with a 5-under-par 67. Coe also made nine birdies in her previous 2022 win, the Conestoga Classic.

“I struck it really well today, and was able to practice between events over the past couple of weeks,” Coe said of her round. “I’ve been putting well too, for probably over a year now, so I feel as if I give myself chances, I can make them.”

Coe said she was pleased the way she played, especially considering the LPGA Professionals National Championship, a qualifying event for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, is coming up next month.

Abby Mann, Aronimink G.C., finished in fourth place at 8-over-par, while Andrea Grier finished at 9-over in fifth place.

Fifteen women PGA Professionals competed at Whitford, approximately 50 percent of the Philadelphia PGA’s women’s membership. The Section’s tournament and women’s committees and staff worked hard over the past two years months to create this championship for its women PGA Members and Associates.

The 2022 Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship is supported by Valley Forge Tourism & Convention BoardKM Golf Sales, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Whitford Country Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

To view the full 2022 Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship leaderboard, click here.

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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.

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