PGA of America Golf Professional Brett Walker Wins 2024 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic

Huntingdon Valley, Pa. (July 1, 2024) — PGA of America Golf Professional Brett Walker of Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern, Pa., turned in a 4-under-par 66 to win the 2024 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club by two strokes over Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C. The tournament is a Rolex / Haverford Trust Company Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year points event.

After shooting an even-par 35 on the first nine holes of this round, Walker hit his stride going into the back nine, making birdie on four holes in a row on Nos. 10-13. Today’s win is Walker’s first Philadelphia PGA Section victory since his win at the 2021 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship at Aronimink G.C.

“My round started pretty well,” Walker said following play. “I birdied No. 1 to get off to a nice start. I turned at even-par, and then my putter got hot and made four birdies in a row, and then cruised in. The course played fair, but tough.

“I’m pumped to be back in the Philadelphia Section, and honored to have won this event.”

Walker went on to thank his family and friends, the Chester Valley G.C. membership and staff for the opportunity to represent the club, the Huntingdon Valley C.C. staff, and the Section staff.

Danny Lewis, Philadelphia Cricket Club; and Louis Kelly, Gulph Mills G.C.; tied for third place at 1-under-par 69. Five players tied for fifth place at even-par.

In the Senior Division, Mike Molino, Elmhurst C.C., tied with Terry Hertzog, Bent Creek C.C., for first place at even-par. Four players tied for third place, three behind the winners.

PGA Life Member Michael Versuk won the Super Senior Division with a 4-over-par 74. He was followed by Wayne Phillips, Lehigh C.C., and Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club, who both finished at 5-over-par 75 to tie for second.

The Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) held an event concurrently with the William Hyndman III Memorial Classic with Trevor Bensel taking home the top prize. Louis Kelly finished in solo second place one stroke behind Bensel, followed by Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C., and Patrick Allgeier, Aronimink G.C., at even-par, and Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C., and Robert Fenton, Sunnybrook G.C., at 3-over-par in fifth place.

To view the full 2024 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic leaderboard, click here.

Author John Riley was onsite alongside Bill Hyndman V, grandson of William Hyndman III, to greet players following their rounds and gift them Riley’s newest book, “A Will To Win”, a story about tournament namesake and legendary amateur William Hyndman III’s perseverance and triumph. Copies may be purchased via

The 2024 William Hyndman III Memorial Classic is supported by the Hyndman Family, Callaway Golf, Jack Jolly & Son Inc., Jani-King, KM Golf Sales / Kevin McClellan, Ohana Farm LLC, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA of America Golf Professionals thank our partners, Huntingdon Valley 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 GALV Lehigh Valley Open at Brookside Country Club in Macungie, Pa., on July 8-9.

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 of America Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

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