Braden Shattuck Wins 2023 Philadelphia PGA TPD Championship
The modified Stableford points were awarded as follows: Double Bogey or higher, -1 point; Bogey, 0 points; Par, 1 point; Birdie, 3 points; Eagle, 6 points; and Double Eagle, 9 points.
Shattuck went on an impressive birdie-run on the middle portion of his scorecard, making seven consecutive birdies on hole Nos. 5-11. He started his round on No. 10, meaning he finished with five consecutive birdies, including a drained a 60-foot putt. Shattuck finished with a gross score of 63, 9-under-par.
Michael Little of Clubhouse 54 in North Wales, Pa., set the pace early with 36 points, ultimately finishing one behind the victor. John Pillar of the Country Club at Woodloch Springs in Hawley, Pa., finished in third place with 30 points. Three PGA Professionals tied for fourth place, each with 29 points: Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort; and Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C.
In the Senior Division, John Pillar finished atop the leaderboard with 30 points, winning by one over Dave McNabb. John Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club, finished in third place with 27 points, while Hugo Mazzalupi, Linfield National G.C.; Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.; and PGA Life Member Brian Kelly, tied for fourth, each with 25 points.
The Section’s Central Counties Chapter held an event concurrently with the TPD Championship, with PGA Member Alex Knoll taking first place with 29 points. Brian Bergstol also had 29 points, but was not present for a playoff. Rounding out the top five, Andrew Turner, Berkshire C.C., finished one point behind the winners, followed by Brian Kelly with 25 points, and Steve Swartz, Carlisle (Pa.) Country Club with 24 points.
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The 2023 Philadelphia PGA TPD Championship is supported by Kevin DePaulis, Mason Dixon Distillery, Regents’ Glen Country Club, and club member Jeff Poet. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Regents’ Glen Country Club, their members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex Player of the Year Presented by The Haverford Trust Company tournament on the schedule is the TaylorMade Classic on Monday, May 15, at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa. The TaylorMade Classic is also the first Silvercrest Cup qualifying event of the 2023 season. The Silvercrest Cup series includes four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final, hosted at Applebrook Golf Club Golf Club in Malvern, Pa., on Tuesday, September 5.
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