Twenty-Sixth Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic Returns to Sunnybrook Golf Club on May 28 With Nation’s Largest First Place Prize for Any PGA Section Member Tournament

Radnor, Pa. (May 15, 2024) — With the largest first-place prize available from any event across the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, the 26th Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic returns to Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on May 28.

One hundred thirty-two PGA of America Golf Professionals will compete for the $100,000 first-place prize money, last won by Brian Bergstol, PGA of America Golf Professional at Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. The professionals will be joined by 16 amateurs.

“We are both proud and excited to be celebrating 26 years of this one-of-a-kind tournament, which brings together PGA of America Golf Professionals from some of the most esteemed courses in our region,” said Joe McLaughlin, Chairman & CEO of Haverford Trust.

“The Philadelphia PGA Section thanks Mr. George Connell and the entire Haverford Trust team for bringing together PGA of America Golf Professionals year-after-year to compete in this legendary invitational,” said Geoff Surrette, PGA, Philadelphia PGA Section Executive Director. “We’re excited to welcome 132 PGA of America Golf Professionals and 16 up and coming amateurs on May 28.”

The tournament was last won in 2023 by Brian Bergstol, PGA Professional from Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa. Bergstol made four birdies and three bogies en route to a 1-under-par 71 to tie Jeff Herb, PGA, of Waynesborough Country Club, who finished his round earlier in the afternoon. Bergstol defeated Herb on the first sudden death playoff hole, finishing 1-under-par with an overall score of 71 in a pool made up of 148 players (132 PGA of America Golf Professionals and 16 Amateurs).

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Haverford Trust Company President, Keith Aleardi (left); Founder & Director, George Connell (second from left); Chairman & CEO, Joe McLaughlin (right); present the 25th Annual Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic winner’s trophy and $150,000 first-place check to Brian Bergstol, PGA Professional from Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.

Tournament Name – The Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic
Sponsor – The Haverford Trust Company
Venue – Sunnybrook Golf Club – Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Yardage – 6,893 Par 72
Host Professional – Gregory W. Wingate, PGA
Total Purse – $167,600 / 1st Place Prize – $100,000
2023 Champion – Brian Bergstol, PGA (Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort) Score – 1 under par (71), won in playoff
2023 Runner Up – Jeff Herb, PGA (Waynesborough Country Club) Score – 1 under par (71), lost in playoff
Field – 148 (132 PGA of America Golf Professionals, 16 amateurs)


Dave Quinn, PGA – 2001, 2005
Dave Roberts, PGA – 2002
George Forster, PGA – 2008
Hugh Reilly, PGA – 2011
Scott Reilly, PGA – 2012
Billy Stewart – 2013
Rusty Harbold, PGA – 2014
Dave McNabb, PGA – 2016
Andrew Turner, PGA – 2017
Mark Parson, PGA – 2018
George Forster, PGA – 2019
Parks Price, PGA – 2021
Brian Bergstol, PGA – 2023

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About the Philadelphia Section PGA
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 of America Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region. For more information about the Philadelphia Section PGA, visit

About Haverford
The Haverford Trust Company was founded in 1979 on Philadelphia’s landmark Rittenhouse Square. Since our founding, one thing has remained unchanged…our commitment to quality. Haverford has prospered for more than 40 years in a finance industry dominated by giants through our passion and adaptability. With 140+ employees and $13.4 billion* in assets, our size is our advantage. We focus on the essentials: the Quality Investing philosophy whose goal is to provide our clients with the right mix of stability and growth across the market cycle. For more information, visit

*Including assets under management or consultation for The Haverford Trust Company and Haverford Financial Services as of 12/31/2023.


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