PGA of America Member Dave McNabb Leads Applebrook Golf Club Team to Victory in 2024 Philadelphia PGA Pinehurst Pro-Am

Pinehurst, N.C. (March 14, 2024) — PGA of America Member and Applebrook Golf Club head golf professional Dave McNabb led his team of amateurs, Chuck Lawson, Jeff Shapiro, and John Diederich, to victory in the 2024 Philadelphia PGA Pinehurst Pro-Am at the famed Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

The group finished with a team score of 23-under-par, 409, in the 54-hole one gross and one net competition, making it an impressive 13-stroke victory over the team from Chambersburg C.C.: Lee Gardenhour, PGA, AJ Edmonston, Scott Orndorf, and Jeff Mooney. PGA of America Member Bryce Young’s Fieldstone G.C. team, Keith Kimmel, Steven Kimmel, and George Morris, finished in third place at 8-under-par, followed by the team from Newark C.C. at 6-under: Matt Bonanno, PGA, Lorne Shannon, Mike Barrow, and Ryan Moore. Three teams tied for fifth place at 4-under-par: Talamore C.C.’s Andy Watters, PGA, John Holsinger, Daren Parkes, and Patrick Riley; Bayside Resort G.C.’s Bob Crowther, PGA, Steve Dennis, Sid Burkot, and Joe Fields; and Ed Oliver G.C.’s PGA of America Associate Tommy Eillison, Lou Peticca, Dante Cautillo, and Joe Spitaleri.

As a bonus, players were able to compete in a fun par-3 contest on the resort’s short course, the Cradle, designed by Gil Hanse. During the event, two amateurs made holes-in-one: John Holsinger holed out from 67 yards on the third hole using a sand wedge, while Lou Peticca aced the first hole from 124 yards, using a pitching wedge. Well played, gentlemen!

The annual pro-am has become a staple on the Section’s tournament schedule each spring, and quickly sells out each season. This year, the field played Pinehurst’s Nos., 2, 4, and 6 courses, in addition to a practice round on Pinehurst’s No. 8 course, and a separate event on the resort’s Cradle short course. The highlight of the event each year is the round on No. 2; built in 1907 by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, and restored in 2010 by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the course has hosted several major golf competitions, including a PGA Championship, a Ryder Cup, three men’s U.S. Opens, and a U.S. Women’s Open, with several more tournaments scheduled in the future.

To view the full 2024 Philadelphia PGA Pinehurst Pro-Am leaderboard, click here. To view photos from the event, click here.

The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA of America Golf Professionals thank our host, Pinehurst Resort, its management, host PGA of America Golf Professionals, and staff, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
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