PGA Professional Andrew Cornish Claims Victory in First-Ever Hutch Invitational
Reading, Pa. (July 13, 2023) — PGA Professional Andrew Cornish claimed his first individual Philadelphia PGA Section victory, finishing with an impressive 3-under-par 68, at the inaugural Hutch Invitational at Berkshire Country Club.
Scott & Karen Hutchinson have been longtime supporters of the Philadelphia PGA Section and PGA REACH Philadelphia, the Section’s 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, and also support the Philadelphia Players Championship at Lookaway Golf Club. The Hutch was established by the Hutchinsons to provide an additional playing opportunity to PGA Professionals who prioritize competitive golf while also successfully balancing their careers and partner relationships. The Hutch is a limited field event with the Hutchinsons extending invitations to 24 PGA Professionals. We at the Philadelphia PGA Section thank Scott and Karen Hutchinson for their amazing generosity and continued support. Today’s event was also supported by Holderness & Bourne.
Although Cornish made a bogey on his final hole of the day, No. 5, his six birdies ultimately led him to his first-ever win, topping runner-up: PGA Member John Cooper, Green Valley C.C., by three strokes. Ron Pine, Cedarbrook C.C.; and Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C.; tied for third place at 1-over-par. Four PGA Professionals tied for fifth.
Cornish is on a heater, coming off a memorable individual win in the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event at Bulle Rock G.C. in Maryland just over a week ago.
“It feels like it was a long time coming,” Cornish said following his win. “I’ve put in a lot of hard work and it’s a great feeling to finally see some results.
“I had a double [bogey] out there, but I went on to birdie the next two holes. Those birdies meant more to me than winning anything today. I was really proud of myself for doing that.”
He went on to thank the Hutchinsons and Berkshire C.C. for hosting, the members and staff at Cedarbrook C.C., Philadelphia PGA Section staff, Titleist, and most importantly, his family for always supporting him.
Participating PGA Professionals teamed with one amateur golfer of their choice in a Better Ball format for the team competition.
Cornish and his amateur partner Al DeColli finished atop the Team Divison too, with a 6-under-par 66, bettering PGA Member Andrew Turner, Berkshire C.C., and his partner John Gobright. Following in third place were the teams representing Green Valley C.C., John Cooper, PGA, and Mike Tyrell; and Berkshire C.C.’s Ben Bewley, PGA, and Jaques Jacobsen.
The Hutch is supported by Scott and Karen Hutchinson, as well as Holderness & Bourne. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Berkshire 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 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.