Jeff Herb, PGA, Leads Team to Victory in 46th Pro-Am for Wishes
West Chester, Pa. (August 14, 2022) — PGA Member Jeff Herb of Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pa., led his team of amateurs, Ryan D’ariano and Jules Prevost, to victory in the 46th Pro-Am for Wishes at Penn Oaks Golf Club, topping Lookaway G.C.’s Mark Sheftic, PGA, Rob Madden and Noel Montesano; and the C.C. of York’s Parks Price, PGA, T.Lad Webb and Jack Crawford; by one stroke.
The Pro-Am for Wishes first started in 1976 at Whitford Country Club, and has been held annually at Penn Oaks Golf Club since 2008 (the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic) to benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. Since the event moved to Penn Oaks, it has raised over $675,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Using a two best balls of three format, Herb made four gross birdies and a gross eagle, while D’ariano and Prevost combined for eight net birdies; the team rounded out their scorecard with five bogies and a double bogey to finish their round at 7-under-par.
Moselem Springs G.C.’s Jeff Fick, and his amateur team, Bruce Longenecker and Shaun Lowy, tied for fourth place with Makefield Putters’ Michael Little, John Marrone and Taryn Marrone; and Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort’s Brian Bergstol, Al Conicella and Lino Demartino; at 5-under-par.
In the 36-hole PGA Professional event, Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C., leads the field following his 5-under-par 66. Michael Young, Brookside C.C., is in tied for second place, three strokes behind Knoll, with four other PGA Professionals: Jeff Herb, Waynesborough C.C.; Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Resort; and Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.
After the opening round, Steinmetz, the reigning Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Champion, is tied with McNabb in the Senior Division at 2-under-par. John Cooper, Green Valley C.C., is one stroke behind the leaders, while Eddie Perrino, C.C. of York, and Pro-Am for Wishes Championship defending champion Brian Kelly, Bucknell G.C., sit at even-par and 1-over-par, respectively.
Seven amateurs will play in Monday’s final round based on their opening round performance: Jake Sokalsky (71), Ryan D’ariano (71), Jimmy O’Connor Jr. (71), Kevin O’Hara (77), and Rick Gorman (80), Joe Paris (80), and Artie Schenck (80).
The PGA Professional field and qualifying amateurs will play their final round tomorrow, Monday, August 15 at Penn Oaks. To view the full leaderboard, click here.
The 2022 Pro-Am for Wishes is supported by the Otto’s BMW, Woodward Properties, Tamora Building Systems, and Crothall Healthcare. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Penn Oaks Golf 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.
To view the full 2022 Pro-Am for Wishes leaderboard, click here.
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