Brian Kelly, PGA, Wins 2021 Pro-Am for Wishes at Penn Oaks Golf Club in Playoff
West Chester, Pa. (August 16, 2021) — PGA Professional Brian Kelly won the 2021 Pro-Am for Wishes at Penn Oaks Golf Club in a three-person playoff with Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort; and Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C.
Bucknell Golf Club’s Kelly started his final round two strokes behind first round leaders Bergstol and Oakley but was able to make four birdies en route to a 68, finishing at 2-under-par, which set an early clubhouse lead. Oakley birdied the 36th hole to tie, while Bergstol parred.
As raindrops began to fall, Kelly got up and down on the first playoff hole (No. 1) from just short and right of the green to make par and secure his first Philadelphia PGA victory since the 2019 TaylorMade Classic.
Chris Krueger, Kings Creek C.C.; finished in solo fourth place at 1-under-par, while Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C.; Mike Tobiason, Deerfield; John Cooper, Green Valley C.C.; and Hugo Mazzalupi, Patriots Glen National G.C.; finished tied for fifth at even par.
Kelly also finished atop the Senior Division, two clear of Cooper and Mazzalupi, and four ahead of Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C.; and Stu Ingraham, M Golf Range & Learning Facility.
To view the 2021 Pro-Am for Wishes full leaderboard, click here.
The pro-am portion of the event took place on Sunday, August 15 with PGA Professionals John Spina and Zac Oakley leading their respective amateur teams to tie for the title. Spina’s team included Ned Scheffler and Mike Chapman, while Oakley’s featured Joe Paris and Zach Paris. To read more about the pro-am, click here.
The Pro-Am for Wishes has been held annually at Penn Oaks Golf Club since 2011 (the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic) to benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. The 2021 Pro-Am for Wishes is supported by Otto’s BMW, Smart from the Start Childcare, Crothall Healthcare, Exelon Corporation, and T.Lad & Kristin Webb. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank Penn Oaks G.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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