Brian Bergstol, PGA, Wins 46th Pro-Am for Wishes Championship
West Chester, Pa. (August 15, 2022) — PGA Member Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., parred the first sudden-death playoff hole to win the 46th Pro-Am for Wishes Championship at Penn Oaks Golf Club, topping Gleb Brook G.C.’s Alex Knoll, PGA.
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.
Bergstol, who finished runner-up in the 2021 Pro-Am for Wishes Championship following a playoff, went low in the final round, carding a 5-under-par 66 to finish at 7-under-par for the tournament, tying Knoll. Bergstol’s final round was consistent, as he made five birdies and zero bogeys en route to his win, which counts towards the Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year race.
Rolling Green G.C.’s Braden Shattuck, PGA, finished in solo third place with scores of 70-68–138, 4-under-par, while a trio of PGA Professionals rounded out the top five at 2-under: Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C.; Parks Price, C.C. of York; and Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.
McNabb also took top honors in the Senior Division by following his opening round 69 with an even-par final round 71 to finish at 2-under-par, one stroke behind Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C. John Cooper of Green Valley C.C. finished in third place in the division at 3-over-par, followed by Rob Rohrbach, Foxchase G.C., at 4-over-par, and Terry Hertzog at 6-over-par.
Seven amateurs qualified to compete in the final round at Penn Oaks, with Jimmy O’Connor earning low amateur honors. O’Connor fired rounds of 71-76–147 to finish at 5-over-par, one stroke better than Ryan D’ariano. Jake Sokalsky finished in third at 9-over-par.
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.
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