Month: August 2016

Team Waynesboro Cruises to Win at Summer Pro-Lady Team Championship

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. – On a beautiful, sunny, summer day the second Pro-Lady Team Championship was held at Sunnybrook Golf Club. The event featured 52 teams, all featuring one PGA Professional and three female amateurs competing in both a Gross and Net division.

Playing early in the tournament the team from Waynesboro Municipal Golf Course proved too much for the rest field. The group, which featured PGA Professional Dan Baker and his partners Vicki Baker, Mickey Goyette, and Patty Gertzen, shot a combined score of 20-under (52). The group was lead in part by two Net holes-in-one from Gertzen and Vicki Baker who posted natural birdies on holes 5 & 8 respectively. However, each member of the group contributed multiple birdies leading to their 5-shot victory.

A pair of teams finished tied for second at 15-under (57). The first team to reach that number was George Frake (Little Mill Golf Club) and his partners Jacque Laird, Anne Conway, and Beth Smith. Matching them at the second place number was Chris Wilkinson (Llanerch Country Club) Janet Allman, Mary Ellen Pernice, and Arlene Del Pizzo.

In the Gross Division five teams tied for first place with a score of 7-under (65). The first team to post the magic number was Ryan Carfara (Golf Galaxy-Devon) and his partners Bonnie Yothers, Pat Carbone, and Laura Hammond. However they were quickly joined by the team from Philadelphia Cricket Club featuring Michael Ferguson and his partners Marji Goldman, Joanne Bidwell, and SooHee Lim. The third team to join the party was Tony Perla (Philadelphia Cricket Club) and his partners Kerry Rutan, Mary Schwartz, and Alison Shoemaker. The fourth and fifth teams to shoot 7-under (65) were the teams lead by Dan Baker and George Frake who also placed in the tournament’s Net Division.

The Section would like to thank the membership and staff at Sunnybrook Golf Club for their support of this event. The Philadelphia PGA will return to action on Monday, September 12 at Llanerch Country Club for the Mariniello Tournament of Champions Pro-Am.

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Stu Ingraham Captures Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Title; Earns Berth in 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship


Wayne, Pa. – August 23, 2016 – Stu Ingraham of (Broomall, Pa.), winner of the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship August 22-23, 2016 at St. Davids Golf Club will lead nine Section PGA Professionals to compete Nov. 17-20, in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship.

The national Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz USA, returns to PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ingraham turned in a winning total of 4 -under-par 136 to capture the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Mercedes-Benz USA. Jack Brennan of (Mill Hall, Pa.) finished two strokes back at 2-under-par 138. They are joined by Brian Kelly (Lewisburg, Pa.), Bill Sautter (Ocean City, NJ), John Allen (Media, Pa.), John Appleget (Dorothy, NJ), George Forster (Blue Bell, Pa.), Terry Hertzog (Lititz, Pa.), and Dave McNabb (Malvern, Pa.).

The Senior PGA Professional Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, and features a total purse of $285,000. The first two rounds will be conducted on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses. The Wanamaker Course will host the Championship’s final 36 holes.

Mercedes-Benz USA is returning as a presenting sponsor.

The Wanamaker Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is named in honor of Rodman Wanamaker, who in 1916, inspired the birth of the PGA of America. A classic Florida layout, the Wanamaker Course plays to a par-72 and will be set at 6,725 yards. It is set against a backdrop of wetlands, palm trees and palmettos, and is considered one of Florida’s most beautiful courses.

The Ryder Course is named in honor of Samuel Ryder, the namesake and founder of the Ryder Cup, the pre-eminent event in golf. The par-72, 6,733-yard layout with rolling hills, majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards has a distinctive Carolina-feel.

Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 Section Championships conducted from July through September this year.

The top 35 finishers in the national Championship earn a berth in the 78th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be conducted in May 2017, at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

The top five finishers earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2017 PGA Tour Champions National Finals. Since its debut, many participants in the Senior PGA Professional Championship have used their success in the event as a springboard to a PGA Tour Champions career.

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Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship

Aug 22 – Aug 23, 2016
Senior Championship Results

Qualifiers: 9  Alternates: 5

 1   Stu Ingraham    M Golf Range               70-66--136 -4  
 2   Jack Brennan    Mountain View CC           69-69--138 -2  
 T3  Brian Kelly     Bucknell GC                71-70--141 +1  
 T3  Bill Sautter    Philadelphia Cricket Club  71-70--141 +1  
 T5  John Allen      Huntingdon Valley CC       73-69--142 +2  
 T5  John Appleget   Wildwood Golf & CC         72-70--142 +2  
 T5  George Forster  Radnor Valley CC           72-70--142 +2  
 T5  Terry Hertzog   CC of York                 71-71--142 +2  
 9   Dave McNabb     Applebrook GC              72-71--143 +3  

 10  Rick Flesher    Applebrook GC              73-70--143 +3  
 11  Jack Connelly   North Hills CC             72-71--143 +3  
 12  Dave Quinn      Links GC                   72-72--144 +4  
 13  Don Allan       Burlington CC              70-74--144 +4  
 14  Bob Lennon      Wilmington CC              71-75--146 +6  

 T15 Linda Nevatt    ACE Club                   75-71--146 +6  
 T15 Ken Peyre-Ferry Philly PGA                 73-73--146 +6  
 17  Don DeAngelis   Squires GC                 74-73--147 +7  
 18  Gary Hardin     Northampton CC             76-72--148 +8  
 19  Wayne Phillips  Lehigh CC                  75-73--148 +8  
 20  Mike Mack       Burlington CC              73-75--148 +8  
 T21 John Kellogg    Radley Run CC              77-72--149 +9  
 T21 Mickey Sokalski Philmont CC                75-74--149 +9  
 T21 Dave Roberts    Cedarbrook CC              75-74--149 +9  
 T24 Ed Dougherty    Philly PGA                 76-74--150 +10 
 T24 Jim Bromley     Play-a-Round Golf          71-79--150 +10 
 T26 David Nevatt    Philly PGA                 75-76--151 +11 
 T26 Harvey Williams Philly PGA                 75-76--151 +11 
 28  John DiMarco    Laurel Creek CC            77-75--152 +12 
 29  John Kirchner   Philly PGA                 77-76--153 +13 
 30  Darren Mills    Lou Guzzi GA               74-80--154 +14 
 31  Bob Hibschman   Manufacturers GCC          76-79--155 +15 
 32  Jeb Boyle       Centre Hills CC            77-79--156 +16 
 33  Dave Seeman     Hartefeld National GC      80-77--157 +17 
 34  John Tyrell     Running Deer GC            77-81--158 +18 
 35  Patrick Keefe   Inniscrone GC              84-77--161 +21 
 36  Joe Ambrose     Paupack Hills G & CC       79-83--162 +22 
 37  Paul Galczyk    Westover CC                84-80--164 +24 
 38  Bob Doria       Makefield Highlands GC     79-92--171 +31 
 39  John Carpineta  Bensalem Township CC       81-94--175 +35 
 40  Ed Reely        Mountain View GC           89-92--181 +41

Mountain View’s Brennan Holds First Round Lead at Phila. Senior PGA Championship

Wayne, Pa. – The first round of the 2016 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship was played on a near perfect day at St. Davids Golf Club. The 40 Senior PGA Professionals competing in the Championship are vying for one of eight spots in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship being held at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. November 17-20, 2016.

After the first round Jack Brennan (Mountain View Country Club) was the only player in the field to post a number under par. Brennan made his way around the par70 golf course posting two birdies against only one bogey for a total score of 1-under (69).

Finishing just behind Brennan was the duo of Don Allan (Burlington Country Club) and Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range). Allan finds himself only one shot back after carding an even par (70). Allan was able to overcome an early double bogey do in large part to his four total birdies, second most in the field. After a bogey on the opening hole, Ingraham carded 15 pars before a birdie on the par-3 17th leveled his score.

A five-way tie rounds out the group of players currently holding a qualifying spot. Bill Sautter (Philadelphia Cricket Club), Terry Hertzog (Country Club of York), Jim Bromley (Play-a-Round Golf), Bob Lennon (Wilmington Country Club), and Brian Kelly (Bucknell Golf Club) all posted a 1-over (71) and will look to maintain their position during the day tomorrow.

Play will resume on Tuesday morning at 8:00am with players in twosomes. The final pairing will feature Brennan and Allan and the duo will get underway at 10:32am.

Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship

Aug 22 – Aug 23, 2016

Qualifiers: 8 Alternates: 5

 1   Jack Brennan    Mountain View CC           34-35--69 -1  
 T2  Don Allan       Burlington CC              36-34--70 E   
 T2  Stu Ingraham    M Golf Range               36-34--70 E   
 T4  Bill Sautter    Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-34--71 +1  
 T4  Terry Hertzog   CC of York                 35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Jim Bromley     Play-a-Round Golf          35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Bob Lennon      Wilmington CC              35-36--71 +1  
 T4  Brian Kelly     Bucknell GC                34-37--71 +1  
 T9  Dave McNabb     Applebrook GC              37-35--72 +2  
 T9  George Forster  Radnor Valley CC           35-37--72 +2  
 T9  Jack Connelly   North Hills CC             36-36--72 +2  
 T9  Dave Quinn      Links GC                   37-35--72 +2  
 T9  John Appleget   Wildwood Golf & CC         35-37--72 +2  
 T14 Rick Flesher    Applebrook GC              39-34--73 +3  
 T14 Ken Peyre-Ferry Philly PGA                 36-37--73 +3  
 T14 John Allen      Huntingdon Valley CC       35-38--73 +3  
 T14 Mike Mack       Burlington CC              36-37--73 +3  
 T18 Darren Mills    Lou Guzzi GA               35-39--74 +4  
 T18 Don DeAngelis   Squires GC                 38-36--74 +4  
 T20 Wayne Phillips  Lehigh CC                  37-38--75 +5  
 T20 Mickey Sokalski Philmont CC                37-38--75 +5  
 T20 Dave Roberts    Cedarbrook CC              38-37--75 +5  
 T20 David Nevatt    Philly PGA                 36-39--75 +5  
 T20 Harvey Williams Philly PGA                 39-36--75 +5  
 T20 Linda Nevatt    ACE Club                   38-37--75 +5  
 T26 Ed Dougherty    Philly PGA                 37-39--76 +6  
 T26 Gary Hardin     Northampton CC             37-39--76 +6  
 T26 Bob Hibschman   Manufacturers GCC          38-38--76 +6  
 T29 John Kellogg    Radley Run CC              39-38--77 +7  
 T29 John Tyrell     Running Deer GC            37-40--77 +7  
 T29 John DiMarco    Laurel Creek CC            38-39--77 +7  
 T29 John Kirchner   Philly PGA                 41-36--77 +7  
 T29 Jeb Boyle       Centre Hills CC            37-40--77 +7  
 T34 Bob Doria       Makefield Highlands GC     41-38--79 +9  
 T34 Joe Ambrose     Paupack Hills G & CC       38-41--79 +9  
 36  Dave Seeman     Hartefeld National GC      41-39--80 +10 
 37  John Carpineta  Bensalem Township CC       41-40--81 +11 
 T38 Paul Galczyk    Westover CC                42-42--84 +14 
 T38 Patrick Keefe   Inniscrone GC              42-42--84 +14 
 40  Ed Reely        Mountain View GC           45-44--89 +19

Quinn & Partners Charge to the Top of the NCR Pro-Sr. Men’s Team Championship

Hershey, Pa. – The third and final National Car Rental Pro-Am event was played Thursday, August 18 at Hershey Country Club – East Course located in Chocolatetown USA (Hershey, Pa.). The National Car Rental Pro-Senior Men’s Team Championship pairs one PGA Professional with three senior amateurs, age 50 or above, in a better ball of partners event. Teams in today’s tournament were competing in both NET and GROSS divisions.

Leading the way in the NET division was the team featuring Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club) and his amateur partners Ed Quinn, Jim Balfour, and Gary Schumacher. The team posted an impressive net score of 19-under (52) to finish five shots clear of the field. The group was lead in large part by Dave Quinn who carded ten birdies en route to an 8-under (63). However each member of the team added multiple birdies enabling them to win comfortably. The team also finished in the top spot in the tournament’s GROSS division but is unable to take home the top prize in both divisions.

Ultimately taking the top prize in the tournament’s GROSS division was the team of Mike Little (Lookaway Golf Club) and his amateur partners Roc Irey, Craig Berube, and Bob Majczan. The team combined for a score of 8-under (63) which was one shot clear of the next closest team. Each member of the group contributed with a natural birdie however the group was led by Little and Irey who each had four birdies on the day.

The Section would like to thank our title partner for this event, National Car Rental, for their continued support of the Section’s Pro-Am tournament program. The Section’s would also like to thank the membership and staff of Hershey Country Club for their hospitality. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar is the Pro-Am for Wishes on Sunday, August 21 at Penn Oaks Golf Club.

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Tony Perla Captures National Car Rental Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Championship

LOWER GWYNEDD, Pa. – Tony Perla of (Norristown, Pa.) won the National Car Rental Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Championship Monday, August 1 at Concord Country Club in Concordville, Pa.

“I hit a lot of good shots in the afternoon giving myself a number of good chances which helped me get comfortable ”, said Perla, the Assistant PGA Professional at (Philadelphia Cricket Club). “I’m excited to go down to the Championship and represent the Philadelphia Cricket Club and the Philadelphia PGA. I have some history down there so hopefully I can parlay that into some good golf.”

By winning, Perla qualified for the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Oct.  27 – 30, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The facility will be hosting its twenty-first consecutive Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

Perla, 28, posted a final-round -3 (68) for a tournament total of -7 (135) and a one-stroke victory over Jordan Gibbs of (Philadelphia, Pa.).

“I’m excited to have qualified since I just missed out in last year’s championship, said Gibbs, the Assistant PGA Professional at (Gulph Mills Golf Club). “I’m hoping to have a little home course advantage when I go down there since I’ve worked there in the past.”

Perla and Gibbs will be joined by Michael Little (Lansdale, Pa.), Corey McAlarney (Olyphant, Pa.) who both carded a 36-hole score of -5 (137) as well as and Greg Matthias (Haddonfield, NJ) who finished the tournament at -4 (138).

The 132-man field for this year’s 40th edition of the Assistant PGA Professional Championship consists of the top 4 finishers from last year’s championship, if eligible and assistants based on the average number of players in the last 5 years (using actual number of eligible players starting each Section’s Championship).

The winner of the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship earns $9,000 out of a total purse of $100,000. The top-70 finishers and ties after the second round will make the cut.

NCR Phila PGA Assistants’ Championship

Aug 1, 2016
Individual Stroke~ 36 Holes Media Results

Qualifiers: 5  Alternates: 4

1   Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  33-34--67 -7  
2   Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             34-31--65 -6  
T3  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                34-34--68 -5  
T3  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              35-34--69 -5  
5   Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               34-33--67 -4  
6   Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     34-34--68 -4  
7   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                36-33--69 -3  
8   Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC         33-37--70 -3  
9   Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  34-34--68 -2  
10  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            35-35--70 -1  
11  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                38-35--73 -1  
12  Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              33-38--71 E   
T13 Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               34-37--71 +1  
T13 Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           35-37--72 +1  
T13 Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               34-38--72 +1  
T13 Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               36-36--72 +1  
T17 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         38-34--72 +2  
T17 Jason Panter       Golf & Social              39-36--75 +2  
T19 John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       35-36--71 +3  
T19 Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       36-36--72 +3  
T19 Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               38-35--73 +3  
T19 Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               36-38--74 +3  
T23 Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       37-34--71 +4  
T23 Brian Hollins      Trenton CC                 36-35--71 +4  
T23 Chris Gray         Wild Quail G & CC          39-35--74 +4  
T23 Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             35-39--74 +4  
27  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    38-37--75 +5  
T28 Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  38-35--73 +6  
T28 Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  36-36--72 +6  
T28 Andrew Heffernan   St. Davids GC              41-36--77 +6  
T31 Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  39-35--74 +7  
T31 Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-40--76 +7  
T33 Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               36-40--76 +8  
T33 Lee White          Sunnybrook GC              38-39--77 +8  
T33 Chris Cerven       Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-41--77 +8  
T33 Scott Jones        Rancocas GC                38-39--77 +8  
T33 Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               42-37--79 +8  
38  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC           39-40--79 +9  
39  Sean Fitzgerald    Concord CC                 39-35--74 +10 
T40 Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             35-39--74 +11 
T40 Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       39-35--74 +11 
T40 Eric Cioffi        CC of York                 36-41--77 +11 
T40 Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       39-38--77 +11 
T40 Kyle  Tasselmyer   Lehigh CC                  41-37--78 +11 
T40 Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             37-42--79 +11 
T46 Christian Castelli Philadelphia CC            38-41--79 +12 
T46 Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                35-43--78 +12 
48  Matthew Deckert    Pennsauken Country Club    37-39--76 +13 
T49 Tony Shields       ACE Club                   33-41--74 +14 
T49 Dustin Riggs       Rehoboth Beach CC          39-39--78 +14 
T49 Kyle Zayac         Green Valley CC            38-40--78 +14 
T49 Josh Arendt        Bidermann GC               40-40--80 +14 
T53 Cavan Birmingham   Fox Meadow GC              41-37--78 +15 
T53 Matt Brown         Whitemarsh Valley CC       37-41--78 +15 
T53 David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             39-39--78 +15 
T53 Kyle Miller        RiverCrest GC & Preserve   36-42--78 +15 
T53 Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     41-37--78 +15 
T53 David Grossman     CC of York                 40-40--80 +15 
T59 Jason Howard       Wilmington CC              38-40--78 +16 
T59 Kevin Fairchild    Greate Bay GC              38-42--80 +16 
61  Darren Moses       Tavistock CC               37-39--76 +17 
62  Daniel McCracken   Philadelphia Cricket Club  39-38--77 +19 
63  Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               40-40--80 +20 
64  Tyler Mersinger    LedgeRock GC               42-38--80 +21 
65  Michael Harris     Gulph Mills GC             43-38--81 +23 
66  Brian Mullin       Chesapeake Bay GC          44-41--85 +24 
67  Matthew Walbert    Merion GC                  39-46--85 +26 
T68 Greg Wingate       Merion GC                  43-42--85 +27 
T68 Chris Kelley       CC of York                 50-37--87 +27 
70  Brad Sanders       Tavistock CC               45-43--88 +28