Ashley Grier Wins Inaugural Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship
Kennett Square, Pa. (August 12, 2021) — PGA Member Ashley Grier of Overbrook Golf Club made history by winning the inaugural Women’s Philadelphia PGA Championship at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club amidst the Philadelphia PGA Section’s centennial year.
Grier, the 2020 Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year, finished the 18-hole championship with a 1-over-par 72 to win by four strokes over her sister, Andrea Grier of Wilmington C.C. Grier had built a seven-stroke lead through 17 holes, which gave her some breathing room on 18, after she found her third shot in what she described as one of the worst lies of her career.
“It is always cool to be an inaugural champion,” said Grier. “I stayed patient on the course today, particularly on the greens.
“This is a competitive tournament, but the best part about today was getting to see everyone and had a good day on the course together,” Grier continued. “Today was special.”
Patty Post, University of Delaware; Victoria Petrosky, Fox Hill C.C.; Marjorie Jones, the Shore Club; and Jennifer Cully, HoneyBrook G.C.; each tied for third place at 8-over-par.
Fourteen women PGA Professionals competed at Kennett Square, 50 percent of the Philadelphia PGA’s women’s membership. The Section’s tournament and women’s committees and staff worked hard over the past 18 months to create this championship for its female PGA Members and Associates. The Section plans to grow the championship into one of its premier events each year.
The inaugural Women’s Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship is supported by Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), Scott & Karen Hutchinson, Visit Delco, Pa., and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank Kennett Square G. & C.C., its membership, management, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
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About the Philadelphia PGA Section
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 Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.
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