PGA Member Joe Kogelman Wins 2023 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic

Huntingdon Valley, Pa. (July 17, 2023) — PGA Member Joe Kogelman of GOLFTEC Moorestown, battled through the high heat and humidity to win the 2023 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club in a sudden-death playoff against three of his fellow PGA Professionals.

Kogelman’s stellar ball-striking today, including hitting 18 greens in regulation and five birdies, led him to an impressive 3-under-par 67 to win his second William Hyndman III Memorial Classic.

The tournament ended in a four-person sudden-death playoff with Kogelman,  Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C.; Kyle Early, Waynesborough C.C.; and Joanna Coe, Merion G.C.; battling it out, starting on the 18th hole. After an intense first playoff hole, Kogelman and Kennedy advanced with pars, ultimately playing two additional holes, Nos. 1 and 18. Kogelman won with a par four on No. 18.

“I have been hitting it {well} all year, and I’m happy to see something happen out there,” Kogelman said.

He went on to recall winning this event 11 years ago to the day, which then marked his first Section victory.

“To have my name on the trophy twice really means a lot to me.”

Kogelman went on to thank his wife, his friends and family, Huntingdon Valley G.C. members and staff, and the Hyndman Family.

Kennedy led the Senior Division with an impressive score of 3-under-par 67, bettering a trio of PGA Professionals: Hugo Mazzalupi, Linfield National G.C.; Brian Kelly, Bucknell G.C.; and Mike Molino; by four strokes.

In the Super Senior Divison, PGA Life Member Brian Kelly finished first with a score of 1-over-par 71, followed by George Forster, Radnor Valley C.C., and Bob Lennon, Wilmington C.C., tied at 2-over-par in second place, followed by PGA Member John DiMarco, The Legacy Club at Woodcrest at four-over-par.

PGA Member Kyle Early, Waynesborough C.C., finished atop the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event, which was held concurrently with the Hyndman, with a score of 3-under-par 67, followed by Zach Barbin, Chesapeake Bay G.C., at 2-under-par in second place. PGA Members Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort; and Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C.; finished tied for third at 1-under-par, followed by Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C.; at finishing even par.

To view the full 2023 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic leaderboard, click here.

2023 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic is supported by the Hyndman FamilyJack Jolly & Son Inc.Jani-KingKM Golf SalesOhana Farm LLC, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Huntingdon Valley 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 William Hyndman III 
William Hyndman III was one of the most accomplished Philadelphia amateur golfers in history. Hyndman’s resume developed early by winning the 1935 Philadelphia Amateur at the age of 19; he ultimately accumulated three Philadelphia Amateur titles, 10 Patterson Cup crowns, and six Silver Crosses. Hyndman also made nine Masters Tournament appearances and made a hole-in-one on Augusta National G.C.’s 12th hole. By the time Hyndman ended his golfing career, he had competed in 50 USGA championships, including playing on five Walker Cup teams and winning two U.S. Senior Amateur titles.

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.

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