PGA Member Hugo Mazzalupi Wins 2022 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship
Glenside, Pa. (May 31, 2022) — Philadelphia PGA Member Hugo Mazzalupi of Linfield (Pa.) National Golf Club, successfully battled the course, competitors, and the heat, to win the 2022 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship at North Hills Country Club. The Connelly Cup is named in honor of Jack Connelly, a Past President of both the PGA of America (2001-02) and Philadelphia PGA Section (1983-84).
Mazzalupi, also the 2020 champion, endured through oppressive humidity and 95-degree heat to post a 5-under-par 66 to win his first Section event of the year by two strokes over Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C. The PGA Professional hailing from Linfield National made eight birdies throughout his round, including three in a row, and four in five holes on North Hills’ front nine.
“I had a fun day today,” said Mazzalupi of his round. “For once, all the putts were going in. I got a little nervous on the last four or five holes, but was able to squeak out a few ups-and-downs, including a birdie or so. The golf course was in terrific condition too.”
Andrew Barbin, Chesapeake Bay G.C., finished at 1-over-par and in third place, while Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.; John Cooper, Green Valley C.C.; and George Forster, Radnor Valley C.C., rounded out the top five, each at 2-over-par.
McNabb, fresh off his most recent major championship start at the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich., took the top honors in the Senior Division, holding off Steinmentz, Cooper, and Forster, by five strokes.
The 2022 Philadelphia PGA Connelly Cup Head Professional Championship is supported by Earth Networks, Bushnell Golf, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, North Hills Country Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
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