Brian Bergstol, PGA, Wins 2023 Jack Jolly & Son Championship
Malvern, Pa. (August 28, 2023) — Reigning Philadelphia PGA Professional Champion Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., teed off in the second pairing of the tournament and finished with a 5-under-par 66 to win the 2023 Jack Jolly & Son Championship at White Manor Country Club by one stroke over Merion G.C.’s Joanna Coe, PGA. The tournament is a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year event.
Bergstol had a steady round, making six birdies, and only one bogey, but had to wait for the rest of the 126-person field to finish before declaring victory. In addition to the Jack Jolly & Son title, he will be defending his Low PGA Professional title in next week’s Silvercrest Cup finals and the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, September 11-13.
While Bergstol’s score held the entire day, several PGA Professionals made a good run to tie him. Behind Coe, 2023 PGA Professional Champion Braden Shattuck, Rolling Green G.C., finished in third place at 3-under-par, followed by five PGA Professionals in a tie for fifth place at 2-under-par: Steve Sanderson, Saucon Valley C.C.; Andrew Cornish, Cedarbrook C.C.; Anthony Sebastianelli, Rolling Green G.C.; Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington C.C.; and Ross Brown, Fox Hill C.C.
There was a logjam atop the Senior Division, with four PGA Members tying for first place at even par: Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C.; Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.; Mike Moses, Concord C.C.; and Barry Dear, Golf Academy at Blue Heron Pines. Five others tied for fifth place, one stroke back: John Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club; John DiMarco, Legacy at Woodcrest; Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; Jeff Kiddie, Aronimink G.C.; and Pete Lovenguth, Sandy Run C.C.
Mike Moses topped the Super Senior Division with his even-par round of 71, bettering John DiMarco by one stroke. PGA Life Member George Forster tied for third place at 2-over-par with Greg Farrow, Deerwood C.C. Wilmington C.C.’s Bob Lennon, PGA, rounded out the top five at 3-over-par.
The Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) also hosted a concurrent event, with Bergstol taking the top prize. Andrew Cornish and Anthony Sebastianelli tied for second place three strokes behind Bergstol, followed by Zach Barbin, Chesapeake G.C., at 1-under-par, and Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C., at even par.
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The 2023 Jack Jolly & Son Championship’s title partner is Jack Jolly & Son Inc., and is supported by Jani-King, KM Golf Sales, Ohana Farm LLC, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, White Manor 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.
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