PGA Professional Field Set for Second Annual Silvercrest Cup

Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (August 8, 2023) — The Philadelphia PGA Section and Silvercrest Asset Management Group have finalized the PGA Professional field for the second annual Silvercrest Cup, scheduled for Tuesday, September 5 at the Gil Hanse-designed Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.

Fifty-four PGA Professionals earned their place in the Silvercrest Cup final, which will boast a purse of over $35,000, via a points system drawn from their performance in four qualifying events; the top eight amateurs on the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s (GAP) William Hyndman III Player of the Year list will also be invited to compete. The Silvercrest Cup champion is set to receive $15,000, one of the most lucrative winner’s checks on the Section’s tournament calendar. In addition to the final purse, each qualifying event included a bonus pool of $4,000, to be shared between each qualifier’s champion and runner-up.

Alex Knoll, PGA, of Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroudsburg, Pa., finished atop the 2023 Silvercrest Cup points standings with 696 points. Laurel Creek C.C.’s Dave Quinn, PGA, finished 103.98 points behind Knoll, while 2023 Delaware Valley Open and second qualifying event champion Zach Barbin, Chesapeake Bay G.C., finished in third.

Michael Little, PGA, Clubhouse 54, placed in fourth. Anthony Sebastianelli rounded out the top five, 143.16 points behind the leader. The University of Delaware’s Brendon Post, PGA, winner of the season’s first qualifier, the TaylorMade Classic, finished in 34th place with 360.5 points. Conestoga Classic and third qualifying event champion Bob Lennon, Wilmington C.C. ended in 16th place, while Doylestown Open and final qualifying event champion Kyle Early, Waynesborough C.C., finished in 14th place. Rounding out the PGA Professional field, in 54th, is Rolling Green G.C.’s Scott Chisholm, PGA.

2023 Silvercrest Cup – Top 10 Points Earners

1. Alex Knoll, PGA, 696.00 points
2. Dave Quinn, PGA, 592.02 points
3. Zach Barbin, PGA, 584.11 points
4. Michael Little, PGA, 571.54 points
5. Anthony Sebastianelli, PGA, 552.84 points
6. Andrew Cornish, PGA, 541.94 points
7. Brian Bergstol, PGA, 540.56 points
8. David Hicks, PGA, 540.52 points
9. Trevor Bensel, PGA, 540.50 points
10. Zac Oakley, PGA, 540.48 points

To view the full 2023 Silvercrest Cup standings, click here and select “Silvercrest Cup” under “Category.”

While the Silvercrest Cup rewards playing excellence of Philadelphia PGA Professionals and top amateurs, the series will also provide significant donations to local foundations, including the Philadelphia PGA Section’s 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, PGA REACH Philadelphia, and the GAP’s J.Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust.

About Silvercrest Asset Management Group
Silvercrest Asset Management Group was founded in April 2002 by a group of highly experienced investment professionals with the goal to create a firm dedicated to serving individuals, families and select institutions with significant financial assets. Since inception, Silvercrest has nurtured an entrepreneurial, collegial, and action-oriented business culture with a client first ethos that has led to a 98% client retention rate. Our dedication to serving our clients’ needs first and to providing institutional quality asset management capabilities to the marketplace, has allowed Silvercrest to prosper and grow.  Over the past twenty years, we’ve grown to a diverse organization with 150 employees from various backgrounds in offices around the country and today, we manage over $21 billion dollars in assets on behalf of our clients.

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.


Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, Philadelphia PGA Section,

Jack Marriott, Marketing Associate, Silvercrest Asset Management Group,