Teams from Pine Valley GC and The Peninsula G&CC Win at Pro-Assistant Pro Championship
Galloway, N.J. – Seaview Resort and Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. once again played host to the Philadelphia PGA and the Pro-Assistant-Pro Championship. The event pairs the highest ranking PGA Professional at a given facility with each of his or her PGA Assistant Professionals in a better ball of partners event. It was the first year where the event was played as a double shotgun format with both rounds being played on the Bay course. Each shotgun was played as a separate event with prizes awarded for each wave.
In the morning wave it was a duo from Pine Valley Golf Club that managed to edge out the rest of the field. The team of David Clark and Tom Cooper combined to shoot an 8-under (63), one shot better than their closest competitors. Starting on the par-4 4th hole, the pair found themselves 4-under through their first nine holes. After a hiccup on the par-4 14th hole drop Clark and Cooper back to 3-under, the duo rallied for three additional birdies and an eagle on their closing hole, the par-5 3rd hole to finish at 8-under.
In the afternoon wave, Jesse Williams and William Scarborough (The Peninsula Golf and Country Club) took home first place prize after posting an impressive, 9-under (62). As a team, Scarborough and Williams carded eleven birdies helping them to overcome some bigger numbers. It was a stretch of seven birdies over eight holes that helped to separate The Peninsula Club pair from the field. There were three teams tied for second after finishing at 7-under (64). David Cartwright and Jakob Gerney (Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia) were one of the teams to finish one shot back aided in large part by the 6-under (65) carded by Jacob Gerney on his own golf ball. Also finishing at 7-under was the team of George Forster and Anthony Pigott (Radnor Valley Country Club). The pair had a great round but a lone bogey on the par-4 14th hole prevented them from joining the leaders at 8-under. Despite a relatively clean card the team of Brett Melton and Ryan Smith (Radley Run Country Club) were not able to match Clark and Cooper and ultimately were the third team to finish tied for second place. Melton posted seven birdies on his own ball helping the team to reach the number.
In second place, was the team of Alex Knoll and Michael Furey (Blue Shamrock Golf Club). Knoll had a total of five birdies on the day, while his partner Furey had four birdies. A couple of bogeys ultimately dropped the team from contention and they finished in solo second place with a team score of 7-under par (64). The teams of Alexander McGann and Tyler Teynor (Seaview Golf Club) as well as Christian Sheehan and Robert Farnham (Lebanon Country Club) tied for third place with a score of 5-under (66).
The Section would like to thank the staff at Seaview Golf Club for their hospitality, as well as our tournament sponsors Cutter & Buck, Golf Max, Golf Genius, and Teesnap for supporting this great event. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA calendar is the William Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club on July 8, 2019.