Recap: Philadelphia PGA Match Play Championship Day Two

Hellertown, Pa. (October 6, 2021) — The semifinal matches have been set in the 2021 Philadelphia PGA Match Play Championship at the Steel Club. Bettering a field of 47 players, the final four PGA Professionals have earned their way to Thursday, and include: No. 16 seed Eric Kennedy of Overbrook G.C. in Villanova, Pa.; No. 13 seed Andrew Turner of Berkshire C.C. in Reading, Pa.; No. 2 seed Zac Oakley of Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, Del.; and No. 6 seed Dave McNabb of Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.

Semifinal Matches
(16) Eric Kennedy v. (13) Andrew Turner

(2) Zac Oakley v. (6) Dave McNabb

Overbrook’s PGA Head Professional Eric Kennedy won the Dick Smith Sr. bracket with an upset; he started his day on Wednesday by bettering his own PGA Assistant Professional, defending champion, and No. 1 seed Trevor Bensel 1 up. Kennedy rode that momentum into his quarterfinal match against No. 8 seed Brian Kelly of Bucknell Golf Club in Lewisburg, Pa., winning 3 and 1. Kelly had previously won his morning match against No. 9 seed Dave Quinn of Laurel Creek Country Club in Mount Laurel, N.J., 5 and 4.

Andrew Turner punched his ticket to the semifinals by topping 5 seed Ashley Grier 2 and 1, which also made him the Art Wall Jr. bracket champion. Turner also upset a four seed in Sunnybrook Golf Club’s Brett Walker, winning their morning match 3 and 2. Grier advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday morning via her 2 and 1 victory against 44 seed Rocco Sgrillo of Blue Bell (Pa.) Country Club.

In the Ed Dougherty bracket, 2019 Philadelphia PGA Match Play Champion Zac Oakley finished his morning match early, defeating 18 seed Eddie Perino of Eagle Rock Resort in Hazle Township, Pa., 6 and 5. He continued his solid play in the quarterfinals against seven seed Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., winning 3 and 2. Bergstol reached the quarterfinals by beating 10 seed Rich Steinmetz of Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa., 3 and 2.

Applebrook’s PGA Head Professional Dave McNabb came through with another upset, bettering Bidermann Golf Club’s Braden Shattuck, a three seed, 1 up, following his 5 and 3 victory over Andrew Cornish of Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell, Pa., in the Henry Williams bracket. Shattuck defeated 19 Mike Moses of Concord Country Club in West Chester, Pa., 2 up.

To view the full 2021 Philadelphia PGA Match Play Championship bracket, click here.

The 2021 Philadelphia PGA Match Play Championship is supported by Rolex, Scott & Karen Hutchinson and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, the Steel Club, its membership, management, and host PGA Professionals, and staff, as the event would not be possible without their support.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
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