PGA of America Golf Professional Braden Shattuck Wins 2024 Conestoga Classic

Lancaster, Pa. (June 17, 2024) — PGA of America Golf Professional Braden Shattuck of Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa., turned in a 6-under-par 64 to win the 2024 Conestoga Classic at Conestoga Country Club by one stroke over Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C. The tournament is a Rolex / Haverford Trust Company Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year points event, and the third Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the year.

Shattuck’s victory at Conestoga makes it his second Philadelphia PGA title of the season, having won the Delaware Valley Open, also a Silvercrest Cup qualifier, by setting a new course record at Bellewood Country Club; that win came on the heels of his Low Club Professional finish at the PGA Championship in Kentucky. His victory on Monday is also his first win since getting married earlier this month. During his round at Conestoga, Shattuck made one lone bogey and seven birdies, including one on No. 18 to win, en route to his score of 64.

Returning for the third season, the Silvercrest Cup series will include four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final on September 16, hosted at Union League Liberty Hill in Lafayette Hill, Pa. For more information on the season-long race to the Silvercrest Cup, click here. In addition to receiving the winner’s share of the purse, Shattuck also took home an additional $2,500 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool.

“I played well today,” Shattuck said following his round. “I hit my driver pretty well and gave myself a lot of good chances for birdie.

“It’s pretty cool to win another Silvercrest Cup bonus too,” Shattuck continued.

Shattuck went on to thank his new bride, Veoletta, for being so supportive, his parents, his friends, the Rolling Green G.C. membership and staff, Scott Chisholm, PGA, and Mr. Gray from Silvercrest.

Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, and Parks Price, Hanover C.C., tied for third place, two strokes behind Shattuck. Six players tied for fifth place at 3-under-par: Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C.; Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C.; Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C.; Michael Little, Clubhouse 54; Matt Finger, DuPont C.C.; and Brendon Post, University of Delaware.

With his 3-under-par round of 67, Brendon Post, PGA, won the Senior Division by one stroke over Laurel Creek C.C.’s Dave Quinn, PGA, and two over PGA Life Member George Forster. There was a three-way tie for fourth place at even-par: Pete Lovenguth, Sandy Run C.C.; PGA Life Member Brian Kelly; and Mike Molino, Elmhurst C.C.

The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Bill Sautter, PGA, finished at 2-under-par to earn top honors in the Super Senior Division by three strokes over PGA Life Member Wayne Phillips. PGA Life Member Michael Versuk finished tied for third place at 4-over-par with Jack Brennan, Mountain View C.C. PGA Life Member J.R. Delich finished at 6-over-par.

Both the Central Counties Chapter and Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) held events concurrently with the Conestoga Classic, with Brian Bergstol tying with Parks Price in the Chapter event, and Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C., emerging victorious in the PAO event.

Bergstol and Price were four strokes clear of PGA Life Member Brian Kelly and Mike Molino. Oakley bettered Brian Bergstol by one stroke in the PAO event; three players tied for third place at 3-under-par: Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C.; Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C.; and Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C.

Congratulations to PGA Member Dom DiJulia, DiJulia School of Golf, for making hist first-ever hole-in-one on Conestoga’s 15th hole! DiJulia used a six iron from 178 yards.

The 2024 Conestoga Classic is supported by Silvercrest Asset Management GroupJani-King, Ohana Farm LLC, KM Golf Sales and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA of America Golf Professionals thank our partners, Conestoga Country Club, its membership, management, staff, and host PGA of America Golf Professionals, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

The next Rolex / Haverford Trust Company Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year points event is the William Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley (Pa.) Country Club on Monday, July 1. The fourth and final Silvercrest Cup qualifier is the Doylestown Open at Doylestown (Pa.) Country Club on Friday, July 26.

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