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Dave McNabb Wins 20th Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic

Flourtown, Pa. – One day removed from Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, 138 Philadelphia PGA Professionals and 12 amateurs descended on Sunnybrook Golf Club for the 20th Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic. This annual event is always a Philadelphia PGA favorite as it boasts the largest first place prize in the Section…$100,000.

In the morning wave a pair of players looked to be in prime position to capture this year’s event. This first to do so was Andrew Turner a PGA Assistant Professional from Whitford Country Club. Turner made his way around the par72 6800 yards long golf course at 3-under-par (69). Turner played his first nine holes bogey-free while adding two birdies. As Turner made his way to the back nine he eagled the par5 10th hole to quickly reach 4-under-par. However from that point forward Turner finished with two bogeys and only one birdie ultimately dropping him to his 3-under-par number.

Playing not far behind Turner, defending Philadelphia PGA Professional Champion Dave McNabb of Applebrook Golf Club was able to play a near perfect round of golf and finish two shots ahead of Turner. After an early bogey on the second hole, his only blemish of the day, McNabb went on to birdie six holes and finish with a score of 5-under-par (67). McNabb had back-to-back birdies on holes 3 & 4 as well as hole 9 & 10. After missing a few opportunities on some of the inward holes, McNabb was able to add birdies on the par3 15th before finishing with a birdie on the closing hole in front of the tournament’s gallery gathered on the veranda of Sunnybrook Golf Club’s clubhouse.

“I had been playing really well leading into today’s event and was very comfortable with where my game was headed,” commented McNabb on his round at the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic. “I was able to overcome an early bogey on the second hole and from that point forward had it going pretty good. This is definitely one of my biggest accomplishments and I’m looking forward to continuing this momentum into the upcoming events.”

As the tournament turned to the afternoon a few players threatened to make a run at McNabb and the top of the leaderboard but ultimately fell short. In the end the closest anyone in the afternoon wave was able to get to McNabb was the score of 1-under-par (71) posted by Jakob Gerney of Trump National – Philadelphia.

The win was McNabb’s first of the 2016 season and also his first as a newly minted Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional.

In the amateur division, a pair of players posted impressive scores of 1-over-par (73). Both Gary Shoeman and Francis Vaughn carded the number and will share the top amateur prize.

On a special note, Jason Calhoun from LaSalle University carded what is believed to be the tournament’s first hole-in-one on the par3 5th hole.

As always the members of the Philadelphia PGA would like to thank Mr. George Connell and the Haverford Trust Company as well as the membership of Sunnybrook Golf Club for their tremendous support of this event.

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Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic

May 31, 2016
Professional

 1    Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              34-33--67 -5  
 2    Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                34-35--69 -3  
 3    Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  34-36--70 -2  
 T4   Bill Walker        Riverton CC                34-37--71 -1  
 T4   Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  34-37--71 -1  
 T6   John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         36-36--72 E   
 T6   Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               36-36--72 E   
 T6   Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              35-37--72 E   
 T6   Michael Little     Lookaway GC                35-37--72 E   
 T6   Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           38-34--72 E   
 T11  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  36-37--73 +1  
 T11  Ryan Lagergren     Stonewall                  34-39--73 +1  
 T11  Dave Quinn         Links GC                   36-37--73 +1  
 T11  Jason Calhoun      LaSalle University         35-38--73 +1  
 T11  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       34-39--73 +1  
 T11  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               38-35--73 +1  
 T11  Jeff Bonicky       Sea Oaks GC                36-37--73 +1  
 T18  Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          37-37--74 +2  
 T18  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            37-37--74 +2  
 T18  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       37-37--74 +2  
 T18  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             39-35--74 +2  
 T18  Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  36-38--74 +2  
 T18  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  38-36--74 +2  
 T18  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 36-38--74 +2  
 T18  Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          37-37--74 +2  
 T18  Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       37-37--74 +2  
 T18  Andy Fisher        Philly PGA                 35-39--74 +2  
 T18  Mike Heidler       GolfTEC Mainline           39-35--74 +2  
 T18  Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          38-36--74 +2  
 T18  Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       37-37--74 +2  
 T18  Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               36-38--74 +2  
 T18  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               37-37--74 +2  
 T33  Gregg Meyer        Woodstone CC               37-38--75 +3  
 T33  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             37-38--75 +3  
 T33  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    38-37--75 +3  
 T33  Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            39-36--75 +3  
 T33  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             37-38--75 +3  
 T33  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  35-40--75 +3  
 T33  Brendon Post       Chesapeake Bay GC          33-42--75 +3  
 T33  Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                35-40--75 +3  
 T41  Lee White          Sunnybrook GC              39-37--76 +4  
 T41  Wayne Phillips     Lehigh CC                  38-38--76 +4  
 T41  Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          38-38--76 +4  
 T41  George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           38-38--76 +4  
 T41  Chris Cerven       Philadelphia Cricket Club  41-35--76 +4  
 T41  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           38-38--76 +4  
 T41  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           40-36--76 +4  
 T41  Hugh Matthis       Tavistock CC               37-39--76 +4  
 T41  Chris Wilkinson    Llanerch CC                37-39--76 +4  
 T41  Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              37-39--76 +4  
 T41  Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       39-37--76 +4  
 T41  Mark Miller        Philadelphia Cricket Club  38-38--76 +4  
 T41  Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               38-38--76 +4  
 T41  Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     37-39--76 +4  
 T55  Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               40-37--77 +5  
 T55  Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               41-36--77 +5  
 T55  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         38-39--77 +5  
 T55  Tom Michaels       Berkshire CC               36-41--77 +5  
 T55  Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   37-40--77 +5  
 T55  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            40-37--77 +5  
 T55  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            36-41--77 +5  
 T55  Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             37-40--77 +5  
 T55  Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       39-38--77 +5  
 T55  Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        36-41--77 +5  
 T55  Chip Richter       Carlisle CC                37-40--77 +5  
 T55  Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                37-40--77 +5  
 T55  Gregg Gipp         The Springhaven Club       40-37--77 +5  
 T55  Rob Shuey          Colonial GC                37-40--77 +5  
 T55  Cleve Coldwater    Glenmaura National GC      38-39--77 +5  
 T55  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              40-37--77 +5  
 T55  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         34-43--77 +5  
 T72  Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              37-41--78 +6  
 T72  Don Allan          Burlington CC              37-41--78 +6  
 T72  Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           38-40--78 +6  
 T72  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              38-40--78 +6  
 T72  Mike Grabosky      Heidelberg CC              40-38--78 +6  
 T72  Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 40-38--78 +6  
 T72  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-38--78 +6  
 T72  Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  39-39--78 +6  
 T72  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    38-40--78 +6  
 T81  Mark Parson        Twisted Dune               39-40--79 +7  
 T81  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  42-37--79 +7  
 T81  Anthony Malizia    Bidermann GC               42-37--79 +7  
 T81  Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               39-40--79 +7  
 T81  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      37-42--79 +7  
 T81  Jason Lamp         Galloway National GC       38-41--79 +7  
 T81  Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       38-41--79 +7  
 T81  Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  39-40--79 +7  
 T81  Rick Gibney        Colonial GC                37-42--79 +7  
 T81  Jason Panter       Sand Barrens GC            40-39--79 +7  
 T91  Rusty Harbold      BlueGolf                   41-39--80 +8  
 T91  Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               39-41--80 +8  
 T91  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC           37-43--80 +8  
 T91  Frank Bianco       Crossgates                 40-40--80 +8  
 T91  Jeff Fick          Chapel Hill                39-41--80 +8  
 T91  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         44-36--80 +8  
 T91  John Lynch         Cripple Creek              40-40--80 +8  
 T91  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           41-39--80 +8  
 T91  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                41-39--80 +8  
 T91  Michael Wheeler    Berkshire CC               39-41--80 +8  
 T91  Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              39-41--80 +8  
 T102 John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               40-41--81 +9  
 T102 Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               38-43--81 +9  
 T102 Jimmy Maack        Kimberton GC               44-37--81 +9  
 T102 Mike Ladden        Whitford CC                42-39--81 +9  
 T102 Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              41-40--81 +9  
 T102 David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            41-40--81 +9  
 T102 Tom Gilbert        Gulph Mills GC             38-43--81 +9  
 T102 Jacob Hoffer       The Union League GC        40-41--81 +9  
 T102 Justin Riegel      French Creek GC            39-42--81 +9  
 T102 Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 44-37--81 +9  
 T112 Jamie Komancheck   RiverCrest GC & Preserve   37-45--82 +10 
 T112 Graham Dendler     Trenton CC                 42-40--82 +10 
 T112 Jarod Mills        LedgeRock GC               41-41--82 +10 
 T112 Dave Roberts       Cedarbrook CC              42-40--82 +10 
 T112 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         38-44--82 +10 
 T112 Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             38-44--82 +10 
 T112 Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           43-39--82 +10 
 T112 Linda Nevatt       ACE Club                   42-40--82 +10 
 T120 Brian Farrell      Sunnybrook GC              40-43--83 +11 
 T120 Steven Niland      Sunnybrook GC              41-42--83 +11 
 T120 Neil Maurer        Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  38-45--83 +11 
 T123 Dan Bolstein       Riverton CC                43-41--84 +12 
 T123 Jeff Kiddie        Aronimink GC               42-42--84 +12 
 T123 Sean Palmer        The Union League GC        43-41--84 +12 
 T123 Mitchell Steelman  Sunnybrook GC              38-46--84 +12 
 T127 George Frake       Little Mill                43-42--85 +13 
 T127 Craig Susalka      Philly PGA                 42-43--85 +13 
 T129 Jim Larkin         Fieldstone GC              44-42--86 +14 
 T129 John Diamond       The Bucks Club             42-44--86 +14 
 T129 Mike Mack          Burlington CC              42-44--86 +14 
 T129 David Nevatt       Philly PGA                 43-43--86 +14 
 T133 Rick Gibson        Lancaster CC               44-43--87 +15 
 T133 Ed Gibson          Makefield Highlands GC     43-44--87 +15 
 135  Bryant Shuford     Llanerch CC                42-46--88 +16 
 136  Jim Smith          Philadelphia Cricket Club  43-46--89 +17 
 137  Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                45-45--90 +18 

DID NOT FINISH

 DQ   John Rudolph       Fieldstone GC              E             

Furey Surges to Win at Laurel Creek Classic

Mount Laurel, N.J – The Laurel Creek Classic was played on Monday, May 23 at Laurel Creek Country Club. The one-day individual stroke play event featured more than 100 Philadelphia PGA Professionals. Despite the early tournament sunshine players near the end of the field had to contend with a 1-hour weather delay before completing their rounds.

The first player to break away from the field was John Appleget (Wildwood G&CC) who posted a score of 3-under-par (68). Appleget posted four birdies through his first ten holes before stumbling on holes ten and eleven with a double bogey and bogey. Appleget was able to right the ship with a birdie on the par-3 fourteenth before closing with impressive birdie on the difficult closing hole.

As play continued, more than an hour went by before anyone was able to match Appleget at the top of the leaderboard. However, section newcomer Bob Heintz (University of Pennsylvania) was able to join Appleget at 3-under-par (68) after carding five birdies against only two bogeys. Heintz made all of his birdies during a seven hole stretch between holes 5-11.

The weather that threatened the tournament throughout the afternoon finally wreaked havoc as severe weather caused a more than one hour weather delay late in the day.

When play resumed one player was able to surge ahead of the leaders and take control of the tournament. Playing in the next to last group Mike Furey (Mahoning Valley Country Club) played a near flawless round of golf en route to a tournament winning score of 5-under-par (66). Furey carded six birdies, three on each nine, and only one bogey, which came on the difficult par-3 seventeenth hole to capture his first Philadelphia PGA tournament win.

“It feels great to get this win today”, said Furey about his first Philadelphia PGA tournament win. “I played really good today and putted even better. I think the weather delay worked to my advantage and help to calm my nerves. I hoping I can take this momentum into the next week and the rest of the year.”

Appleget did take home the top prize in the tournament’s senior division, marking his first senior win of the 2016 season. Appleget managed to beat second place finisher Bob Lennon (Wilmington Country Club) by two-strokes after Lennon posted a 1-under-par (70). Rounding out the top three in the senior division was George Forster (Radnor Valley Country Club) who carded an even par (71) early in the day.

Immediately following today’s tournament, Forster headed to Benton Harbor, Michigan and The Golf Club at Harbor Shores to prepare this weekend’s 77th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. Forster will be joined by fellow Philadelphia Senior PGA Professionals Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) and Brian Kelly (Bucknell Golf Club).

The Professionals of the Philadelphia PGA would like to thank event sponsors TaylorMade Golf and Mr. Mark Krahe, Adidas Golf and Mr. Tom Kelly, PGA, as well as our partners from Evolve Golf. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA calendar is the prestigious Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic schedule for Tuesday, May 31. The top prize for this annual event is $100,000.

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The Laurel Creek Classic

May 23, 2016
Individual Pro Media Results

 1    Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         33-33--66 -5  
 T2   John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         33-35--68 -3  
 T2   Bob Heintz         U of Penn                  33-35--68 -3  
 T4   Bill Walker        Riverton CC                36-33--69 -2  
 T4   Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              34-35--69 -2  
 T4   Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               35-34--69 -2  
 T4   Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     35-34--69 -2  
 T8   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                37-33--70 -1  
 T8   Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              36-34--70 -1  
 T8   David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            35-35--70 -1  
 T8   Chris Gray         Wild Quail G & CC          35-35--70 -1  
 T8   Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               34-36--70 -1  
 T8   Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               36-34--70 -1  
 14   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           35-36--71 E   
 T15  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-35--72 +1  
 T15  Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              36-36--72 +1  
 T15  Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            36-36--72 +1  
 T15  Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          36-36--72 +1  
 T15  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             37-35--72 +1  
 T15  Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 35-37--72 +1  
 T15  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-37--72 +1  
 T15  Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   37-35--72 +1  
 T15  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           34-38--72 +1  
 T15  John Rudolph       Fieldstone GC              36-36--72 +1  
 T25  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                39-34--73 +2  
 T25  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  36-37--73 +2  
 T25  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             36-37--73 +2  
 T25  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 37-36--73 +2  
 T25  Mike Heidler       GolfTEC Mainline           36-37--73 +2  
 T25  Don Allan          Burlington CC              36-37--73 +2  
 T25  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              38-35--73 +2  
 T32  Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               35-39--74 +3  
 T32  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           38-36--74 +3  
 T32  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            37-37--74 +3  
 T32  Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          38-36--74 +3  
 T36  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       37-38--75 +4  
 T36  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       37-38--75 +4  
 T36  Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               39-36--75 +4  
 T36  Brian Hollins      Trenton CC                 36-39--75 +4  
 T36  Dave Quinn         Links GC                   39-36--75 +4  
 T36  Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                37-38--75 +4  
 T36  Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               38-37--75 +4  
 T36  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-39--75 +4  
 T36  Michael Ferguson   Philadelphia Cricket Club  34-41--75 +4  
 T36  Rick McCall        Wild Quail G & CC          39-36--75 +4  
 T36  Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       38-37--75 +4  
 T36  Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               36-39--75 +4  
 T48  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            38-38--76 +5  
 T48  Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          38-38--76 +5  
 T48  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            40-36--76 +5  
 T48  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              39-37--76 +5  
 T48  Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          38-38--76 +5  
 T48  Rob Coyne          Applecross CC              39-37--76 +5  
 T48  Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              37-39--76 +5  
 T48  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      38-38--76 +5  
 T56  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  39-38--77 +6  
 T56  Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  37-40--77 +6  
 T56  George Frake       Little Mill                37-40--77 +6  
 T56  Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        38-39--77 +6  
 T56  Jason Calhoun      LaSalle University         40-37--77 +6  
 T56  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             40-37--77 +6  
 T62  David Clark        Pine Valley GC             39-39--78 +7  
 T62  Michael Dean       Cedarbrook CC              41-37--78 +7  
 T62  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         39-39--78 +7  
 T62  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           39-39--78 +7  
 T62  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               40-38--78 +7  
 T62  Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     38-40--78 +7  
 T62  Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  39-39--78 +7  
 T62  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  40-38--78 +7  
 T62  Jim Bromley        Play-a-Round Golf          38-40--78 +7  
 T62  Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               42-36--78 +7  
 T62  Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       38-40--78 +7  
 T62  Gregg Gipp         The Springhaven Club       38-40--78 +7  
 T62  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course      42-36--78 +7  
 T75  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         39-40--79 +8  
 T75  Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              39-40--79 +8  
 T75  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                37-42--79 +8  
 T75  Tim Beegle         Lancaster CC               37-42--79 +8  
 T75  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 41-38--79 +8  
 T80  John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               38-42--80 +9  
 T80  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             38-42--80 +9  
 T82  John Tyrell        Running Deer GC            37-44--81 +10 
 T82  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             40-41--81 +10 
 T82  Stephen Sieracki   Indian Springs GC          42-39--81 +10 
 T82  Reed Lansinger     Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-41--81 +10 
 T82  Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       46-35--81 +10 
 T87  Frank Bianco       Crossgates                 38-44--82 +11 
 T87  Dave Roberts       Cedarbrook CC              47-35--82 +11 
 T87  Jonathan Trauner   GolfTEC Moorestown         42-40--82 +11 
 T90  Jim Smith          Philadelphia Cricket Club  44-39--83 +12 
 T90  Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                41-42--83 +12 
 T90  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             43-40--83 +12 
 93   Kyle Tasselmyer    Lehigh CC                  43-41--84 +13 
 94   Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           42-43--85 +14 
 T95  Ryan Smith         Radley Run CC              41-45--86 +15 
 T95  Mark McCartney     Little Mill                45-41--86 +15 
 T97  Daniel McCracken   Philadelphia Cricket Club  45-42--87 +16 
 T97  Jim Parella        Blue Bell CC               45-42--87 +16 
 99   Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         45-43--88 +17 
 100  Chris Hutchinson   White Oaks GC              44-45--89 +18 
 101  Tony Shields       ACE Club                   48-42--90 +19

Home Course Knowledge Helps Lehigh CC Win Spring Pro-Lady Team

Allentown, Pa. – Once again Lehigh Country Club played host to the first of two Philadelphia PGA Pro-Lady Team Championships. On Tuesday, May 17, 43 teams all featuring one PGA Professional and three female amateurs gathered at the William Flynn-designed course to compete in the better ball of partners event. The Spring Pro-Lady Team Championship featured both a Gross and Net division.

Early in the tournament it looked as though the winning team may have come from the tournament’s first pairing. The team featuring George Forster (Radnor Valley CC) and partners Ellen Berlinger, Cindy Farruggio, and Sue Meckling combined to shoot a team score of 11-under-par (59). The group carded nine birdies and one net eagle to set the pace early in the day.

However before the day was done the group was joined at 11-under-par by the team of Bill Sautter (Philadelphia Cricket Club) and his partners Carol Finger, Becky Frazier, and Nancy Phillips. Also finishing at 11-under-par was team featuring host Professional Wayne Phillips (Lehigh Country Club) and his partners Denise Hobbie, Barb Bennicoff, and Barb Brodsky. The paring of Kevin Edwards (Woodstone Country Club) and his partners Donna D’Amore, Suzy Armbruster, and Tammy Abernathy were also able to finish at 11-under-par. The final team to reach 11-under-par was the team John Allen (Huntingdon Valley Country Club) and his partners Shannon Reilly, Judy Leighton, and Lisa Fazio.

Although as the day went on it became clear that none of the teams at 11-under-par would post the winning score. Early in the afternoon wave the team featuring John Bierkan (Aronimink Golf Club) and his partners Lynne Jones, Lisa Hummer, and Liz Finley were able to post a score 1-shot better and finish at 12-under-par (58). They were quickly joined by the team of Tom Koenig (Penn Oaks Golf Club) and his partners Donna Dalusio, Tina Landis, and Joan Skivo. Also finishing in a tie for second place was Sean Williams (Lehigh Country Club) and partners Joy Wallace, Barb Barry, and Suzi Lentz. The fourth and final team to finish at 12-under-par was the group featuring Rick LeBeau (Gulph Mills Golf Club) and his partners Maggie Condon, Scilia Smith, and Dina Gibson.

In the end one team managed to best the field and claim the tournament’s top prize. Steve Frederick (Lehigh Country Club) and his partners Mo Bryan, Erica Hyman, and Linda Epstein carded an impressive 15-under-par (55) to win by 3-shots. The team finished with eleven birdies and two eagles claiming the season’s first Pro-Lady Team event. With the exception of amateur Mo Bryan this Lehigh team was the same team that claimed a share of the title in 2015.

In the Gross Division the team from Merion Golf Club featuring PGA Professional Matthew Walbert and his partners Liz Haines, Loraine Jones, and Christie Tallent led wire-to-wire with a score of 5-under-par to finish 1-shot clear of the second place finishers. The team carded six birdies and only one bogey to claim the top spot.

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsor Volvik and Mr. Chris Terebesi as well as the members and staff of Lehigh Country Club for their support. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA calendar is The Laurel Creek Classic scheduled for Monday, May 23 at Laurel Creek Country Club.

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Meisenzhal and Morano Go Low and Capture the Spring Pro-Pro

Avondale, Pa. – On a day when the weather was more suited for early spring than mid-May, more than 50 teams featuring more than 100 Philadelphia PGA Professionals competed in the Spring Pro-Pro Championship at Hartefeld National Golf Club, in Avondale, Pa. This marked the first time the Philadelphia PGA visited Hartefeld National GC since the course hosted 2009 Philadelphia PGA Assistants Championship. Despite the weather, the 6500 yards long golf course was in near perfect condition for the better ball of partners’ event.

Playing early in the day the pair of Jamie Komancheck (Rivercrest GC & Preserve) and Pete Kowalinski (Dunning Golf) posted an impressive score of 5-under-par (67). The duo carded a total of eight team birdies with each contributing at least three to the team total. However a pair of untimely bogeys on holes eleven and twelve prevented them from posting an even more impressive number.

Matching Komancheck and Kowalinski at 5-under-par (67) was the team of Steve Swartz (Country Club of Harrisburg) and Joe Kogelman (GolfTEC Moorestown). Komancheck and Swartz, 2015 Fall Pro-Pro champions, combined for eight birdies against only three bogeys to reach the number.

Unfortunately for both teams at 5-under-par, the pair of Bill Sautter (Philadelphia Cricket Club) and John Spina (Philadelphia Cricket Club) was able to best them by one shot. As a team the combo played flawlessly adding six birdies to finish at 6-under-par (65). Sitting at 4-under-par on the 17th hole, Sautter and Spina managed to birdie their final two holes to grab the lead at 6-under-par.

However playing in the next to last group the team of Mike Meisenzhal (Shore Gate CC) and David Morano (Hidden Creek GC) were able to overcome both the field and the windy conditions to post the low round of the day, an 8-under-par (64). The pair combined for a total of eleven birdies, including six on their back nine to finish two shots clear of the field and capture the 2016 Spring Pro-Pro title.

Special congratulations to Tom Carpus (Kennett Square Golf & CC) on recording a hole-in-one on the par 3 second hole at Hartefeld National GC. Carpus used a 7-iron on the 145 yard long hole to accomplish the feat in the tournament, his second tournament hole-in-one.

The Section would like to thank our Spring Pro-Pro Championship sponsors Ahead, and PTE Golf. The Philadelphia PGA will resume tournament action tomorrow, May 17, at Lehigh Country Club for the annual Spring Pro-Lady Team Championship.

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Kirkpatrick & Morgan Ride the Wave to an Oakley Skull Cup Win

Under clear blue skies and near perfect temperatures the second installment of the Oakley Skull Cup Pro-Am was played at Galloway National Golf Club. The event pairs together one PGA Professional and one amateur in the better ball of partners event. All amateur are playing to 80% of their handicaps.

With the Oakley Skull Cup Pro-Am played as a shotgun event scores were coming in fast and furious at the end of the day. However, one of the first team to finish their rounds posted an impressive score of 7-under-par (64). Bob Hennefer (Indian Spring Golf Club) and his partner Matt Jugan combined for nine birdies against only two bogeys to claim the early lead. The pair was quickly joined at 7-under-par by the team of Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club) and his amateur partner Ed Quinn. The duo combined for the most team birdies in the field (10) but some unfortunate bogeys kept them from posting an even better number.

However, as scores continued to stream in the team featuring Ron Pine (Whitemarsh Valley Country Club) and his partner Chuck Lynch posted a score of 8-under-par (63) to jump into the lead. Pine and Lynch carded seven birdies and one eagle but an untimely bogey on the par4 12th hole kept them from having a flawless round and ultimately a share of the win.

Riding a wave of great play from both teammates one team was able to best the field and post a winning score of 9-under-par (62) to claim the tournament’s top spot. Curtis Kirkpatrick (Indian Spring Golf Club) and his amateur partner Harold Morgan combined for nine team birdies and one eagle. Their outstanding play helped them overcome their two bogeys and earn the one-shot win.

The Philadelphia PGA would like to thank our title sponsor Oakley and Ralph Viola as well as Pinelands Brewing Co. and Nick Brown and John Kugler for their support of this event. The Philadelphia PGA also thanks the membership of Galloway National Golf Club and PGA Director of Golf Jason Lamp for their hospitality. The next event of the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar is the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic on Tuesday, May 31 at Sunnybrook GC.

Oakley Skull Cup Pro-Am
May 25, 2016
Oakley Better Ball Results

 1   Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC | Harold Morgan        31-31--62 -9  
 2   Ron Pine Whitemarsh Valley CC | Chuck Lynch                 32-31--63 -8  
 T3  Bob Hennefer Indian Springs GC | Matt Jugan                 31-33--64 -7  
 T3  Dave Quinn Links GC | Ed Quinn                              34-30--64 -7  
 T5  Nick Gorman GolfTEC Moorestown | Chris Schukay              31-34--65 -6  
 T5  Mark Matricardi Philadelphia Cricket Club | John Matson     34-31--65 -6  
 T7  Jeff Bonicky Sea Oaks GC | Richie Sinopoli                  33-33--66 -5  
 T7  Kevin Kraft Bumble Bee Hollow | Joe Harding                 34-32--66 -5  
 T7  Jason Lamp Galloway National GC | Walt Wolfe                34-32--66 -5  
 T10 Michael Ferguson Philadelphia Cricket Club | Dan Agoglia    33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Sean Ketchum Walnut Lane GC | Brian Barry                   32-36--68 -3  
 T10 Dale Loeslein Odessa National GC | Mike Avery               33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Mike Meisenzahl Shore Gate CC | Marc Capriotti              33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Rob Rohrbach Foxchase GC | Brian Chandler                   33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Stephen Sieracki Indian Springs GC | Dan Sieracki           34-34--68 -3  
 T10 Geoff Surrette Philly PGA | Troy Watson                     33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Bill Walker Riverton CC | Brian Bianco                      33-35--68 -3  
 T10 Andy Watters Talamore Country Club | Glenn Kaiser           36-32--68 -3  
 T19 Eric Burnley Kimberton GC | Ryan Burnley                    35-34--69 -2  
 T19 Matthew Deckert Pennsauken Country Club | Anthony Bianco    36-33--69 -2  
 T19 Eric Figueroa McCall Golf & CC | Jon Stein                  32-37--69 -2  
 T19 George Frake Little Mill | Glen Van Istendal                34-35--69 -2  
 T19 Rick McCall Wild Quail G & CC | Gary Cecchett               36-33--69 -2  
 T19 David Morano Hidden Creek GC | Alex Clark                   33-36--69 -2  
 T19 Mark Parson Twisted Dune | Rob Callaghan                    33-36--69 -2  
 T19 Mike Paukovits St. Davids GC | David MacNamara              38-31--69 -2  
 T27 Mark Anderson Philadelphia Cricket Club | Skye Michiels     35-35--70 -1  
 T27 Jamie Komancheck RiverCrest GC & Preserve | Mike  Dominick  34-36--70 -1  
 T27 Andrew Madsen Hidden Creek GC | Jeff Reilly                 31-39--70 -1  
 T27 Mike Moses Concord CC | Rob Moses                           33-37--70 -1  
 T31 Mike Hersch Berkleigh GC | Michael Hersch                   34-37--71 E   
 T31 Quentin Griffith Pennsauken Country Club | Mark Pinkos      37-34--71 E   
 T31 Mark McCartney Little Mill | Dave Waxman                    35-36--71 E   
 T31 Frank Palumbo Rolling Green GC | Bob Wallace                34-37--71 E   
 T31 Steve Swartz CC of Harrisburg | Damon Heller                35-36--71 E   
 T36 Cavan Birmingham Fox Meadow GC | Michael McClane            33-39--72 +1  
 T36 Jim Haus Bent Creek CC | John Dever                         37-35--72 +1  
 T38 Terry Hatch Hidden Valley GC | Scott Luscavage              37-36--73 +2  
 T38 Bob Doria Makefield Highlands GC | Michael Cosack           35-38--73 +2  
 T38 Joe Kogelman GolfTEC Moorestown | Ben Teeter                38-35--73 +2  
 T38 Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP | Robert Napoletano          31-42--73 +2  
 T38 Jonathan Trauner GolfTEC Moorestown | Bob Davis             35-38--73 +2  
 T43 Dan Hoban Middletown CC | Dave Gardener                     35-39--74 +3  
 T43 Pete Kowalinski Dunning | Donald Palmer                     40-34--74 +3  
 T43 John Kulhamer Green Pond CC | Charles Leon                  37-37--74 +3  
 T43 Robert Milburn Sand Barrens GC | John Milburn               37-37--74 +3  
 T43 Tom Moore Applecross CC | Keith Critchley                   37-37--74 +3  
 T43 Matthew Romond Overbrook GC | Bob Loftus                    39-35--74 +3  
 T49 Jeff Fick Chapel Hill | Scott Koerbler                      37-38--75 +4  
 T49 Dean Halterman Galloway National GC | Chris Stanchina       35-40--75 +4  
 T49 Ken Peart Squires GC | Scott Kalan                          37-38--75 +4  
 T49 Jim Shukdinas Links GC | Andrew Dietz                       38-37--75 +4  
 T53 Chris Barletta Bala GC | Chris Barletta Jr.                 39-37--76 +5  
 T53 Chris Cerven Philadelphia Cricket Club | Tae Kim            38-38--76 +5  
 56  Ryan Carfara Golf Galaxy - Devon | Steve Patten             38-39--77 +6  
 57  Jeff Herb Waynesborough CC | Mike Park                      41-38--79 +8

Little Leads Wire-to-Wire at Delaware Valley Open

Concordville, Pa. – On Monday May 9, the Philadelphia PGA returned to Concord Country Club for the 2016 edition of the Delaware Valley Open (DVO). The DVO featured nearly 120 Philadelphia PGA Professionals and served as a dual event with the Philadelphia PGA’s Assistant’s Organization (PAO).

Despite the forecast of sunny skies and 70 degree temperatures, players competing in today’s tournament were faced with cool blustery conditions as the morning turned to afternoon. However, one player managed to get his round complete before the winds picked up and posted a score that lasted from start to finish. Mike Little (Lookaway Golf Club) who played in the tournament’s first group, carded an impressive 4-under-par (67).  Little played a near perfect round of golf posting five birdies against only one bogey to finish two shots clear of his closest competitor Mike Meisenzhal (Shore Gate Golf Club) who finished at 2-under-par (69). Meisenzhal managed to overcome the windy conditions that plagued the field throughout the afternoon. Rounding out the top three were George Forster (Radnor Valley Country Club) and Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) who each carded a 1-under-par (70).

“I think playing early was definitely an advantage as I was able to get ahead of the windy conditions that came through in the afternoon”, said DVO champion Mike Little. “I putted great and was able to take advantage of the opportunities that I had throughout the day. I want to thank the staff and members of Concord CC for hosting us today as well as Dennis McGugan and his team at Jack Jolly and Son for supporting this tournament. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my family, especially my wife Star and everyone at Lookaway Golf Club for the support they have given me.”

Like 2015 champion Colin Corrigan, as the tournament’s overall champion, Little also claimed the top spot in DVO PAO tournament giving him two victories on the day.

Although they finished just short to overall champion Little, Forster and Ingraham were able to share the top spot in tournament’s Senior Division. The pair finished two-shots ahead of third place finisher Greg Farrow (Deerfield Country Club) who finished the day at 1-over-par (72).

Special congratulations to John Spina (Philadelphia Cricket Club) on his first career tournament hole-in-one. Spina used a 3-hybrid on the difficult par3 4th (235yds) to accomplish the feat.

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsors Jack Jolly & Son, Golf Pride Grips, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA will return to tournament action on Monday, May 16 at Hartefeld National Golf Club for the Spring Pro-Pro Championship.

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Delaware Valley Open

May 9, 2016
Individual Pro Media Results

 1    Michael Little     Lookaway GC                33-34--67 -4  
 2    Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              34-35--69 -2  
 T3   John Spina         Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  33-37--70 -1  
 T3   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           31-39--70 -1  
 T3   Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               33-37--70 -1  
 T6   Bertus Wessels     Green Valley CC            34-37--71 E   
 T6   Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          37-34--71 E   
 T6   Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             35-36--71 E   
 T9   Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-36--72 +1  
 T9   Mark Sheftic       Merion - West Course       37-35--72 +1  
 T9   Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                34-38--72 +1  
 T9   Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          33-39--72 +1  
 T9   Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          36-36--72 +1  
 T14  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC-F/T   36-37--73 +2  
 T14  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             34-39--73 +2  
 T14  Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              36-37--73 +2  
 T14  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             36-37--73 +2  
 T14  John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               37-36--73 +2  
 T14  Bob Heintz         U of Penn                  36-37--73 +2  
 T20  Dave Quinn         Links GC                   37-37--74 +3  
 T20  Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               34-40--74 +3  
 T20  Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             34-40--74 +3 
 T20  Mike Ladden        Whitford CC                36-38--74 +3  
 T24  Brian Hollins      Trenton CC                 37-38--75 +4  
 T24  Robby Bruns        Merion - West Course       39-36--75 +4  
 T24  Rob Coyne          Applecross CC              37-38--75 +4  
 T24  Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        36-39--75 +4  
 T24  Mark Anderson      Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  39-36--75 +4  
 T24  Tom Moore          Applecross CC              35-40--75 +4  
 T24  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              36-39--75 +4 
 T24  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               38-37--75 +4 
 T24  Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         38-37--75 +4  
 T33  Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  35-41--76 +5  
 T33  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            36-40--76 +5  
 T33  Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               38-38--76 +5  
 T33  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              38-38--76 +5  
 T33  Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   39-37--76 +5  
 T33  Jeff Kiddie        Aronimink GC               35-41--76 +5  
 T33  David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            39-37--76 +5  
 T33  Gregg Gipp         The Springhaven Club       38-38--76 +5  
 T41  Jim Smith          Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  38-39--77 +6  
 T41  Rick McCall        Wild Quail G & CC          36-41--77 +6  
 T41  Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC - Old         36-41--77 +6  
 T41  Mike Mack          Burlington CC              41-36--77 +6  
 T41  Rusty Harbold      BlueGolf                   36-41--77 +6  
 T41  Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC - South      37-40--77 +6  
 T41  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 37-40--77 +6  
 T41  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                38-39--77 +6  
 T41  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    37-40--77 +6  
 T41  Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               37-40--77 +6  
 T41  Jason Lamp         Galloway National GC       36-41--77 +6  
 T41  Matthew Deckert    Pennsauken Country Club    38-39--77 +6  
 T41  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         37-40--77 +6  
 T41  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              35-42--77 +6  
 T55  Jim Larkin         Fieldstone GC              40-38--78 +7  
 T55  Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              38-40--78 +7  
 T55  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Jim Bromley        Play-a-Round Golf          39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Anthony Malizia    Bidermann GC               38-40--78 +7  
 T55  Michael Caldwell   Merion - West Course       37-41--78 +7  
 T55  Dave Roberts       Cedarbrook CC              39-39--78 +7  
 T55  Cavan Birmingham   Fox Meadow GC              40-38--78 +7  
 T55  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 40-38--78 +7  
 T55  Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC-F/T   40-38--78 +7  
 T68  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood GC - P/M         38-41--79 +8  
 T68  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       38-41--79 +8  
 T68  Frank Bianco       Crossgates                 38-41--79 +8  
 T68  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              39-40--79 +8  
 T68  Reed Lansinger     Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  39-40--79 +8  
 T68  Jason Calhoun      Philly PGA                 36-43--79 +8  
 T68  Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                41-38--79 +8  
 T68  Mike Heidler       GolfTEC Mainline           40-39--79 +8  
 T68  John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         38-41--79 +8  
 T68  Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC-F/T   38-41--79 +8  
 T68  Vincent Kabaso     Berkshire CC               42-37--79 +8  
 T68  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               41-38--79 +8  
 T80  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             37-43--80 +9  
 T80  Stephen Sieracki   Indian Springs GC          41-39--80 +9  
 T80  Tony Perla         Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  42-38--80 +9  
 T80  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           38-42--80 +9  
 T80  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  37-43--80 +9  
 T85  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         38-43--81 +10 
 T85  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           42-39--81 +10 
 T85  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             41-40--81 +10 
 T85  Ken Dixon          Chester Valley GC          38-43--81 +10 
 T85  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             42-39--81 +10 
 T90  Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          40-42--82 +11 
 T90  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      42-40--82 +11 
 T90  Don Allan          Burlington CC              39-43--82 +11 
 T90  Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               41-41--82 +11 
 T90  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             39-43--82 +11 
 T90  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               41-41--82 +11 
 T90  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC- Grace    39-43--82 +11 
 T90  Bill Sautter       Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  40-42--82 +11 
 T90  Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               40-42--82 +11 
 T99  Daniel McCracken   Phil. Cricket-Wissahickon  38-45--83 +12 
 T99  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             41-42--83 +12 
 T99  John Tyrell        Running Deer GC            41-42--83 +12 
 T99  Geoff Surrette     Philly PGA                 43-40--83 +12 
 T99  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  42-41--83 +12 
 T104 Bill Walker        Riverton CC                40-44--84 +13 
 T104 Jared Cottell      Elkview CC                 40-44--84 +13 
 T104 George Frake       Little Mill CC- LM/SM      41-43--84 +13 
 T104 Ben Debski         The Springhaven Club       43-41--84 +13 
 T104 Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes GC - G/K   38-46--84 +13 
 T104 Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           38-46--84 +13 
 T110 Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               45-42--87 +16 
 T110 Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                42-45--87 +16 
 112  Tony Shields       ACE Club                   41-49--90 +19 

McNabb Captures Connelly Cup on Second Playoff Hole

Greenville, Del. – The Philadelphia PGA held their annual Connelly Cup – Head Professional Championship at Fieldstone Golf Club on Monday, May 2. This annual tournament is named in honor of Jack Connelly a past President of both the Philadelphia PGA and the PGA of America. This year’s event brought together more than 50 of the Section’s Head Professionals and despite a chilly and overcast start, the tournament finished under blue skies.

Today’s tournament was played as a shotgun allowing all players to start their rounds at the same time. As the tournament concluded and players started to turn in their cards, two players were able to separate themselves from the field. Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) and Dave McNabb (Applebrook Golf Club) each posted a tournament best 4-under-par (67) meaning the 2016 edition of the Connelly Cup would be decided with a playoff.

Ingraham reach 4-under-par by playing a bogey-free round while adding three birdies on the front nine and adding a fourth on the par-3 16th. McNabb was able to get to 4-under-par by carding five birdies against only one bogey. McNabb got off to torrid start with birdies on his first three holes.

Needing to break the tie both Ingraham and McNabb headed back out to the 18th tee box for the start of the sudden death playoff. Both Ingraham and McNabb posted a par on the first playoff hole forcing the tournament into a second sudden death hole. After hitting his approach shot only a few feet from the pin McNabb was able to make his birdie putt securing his first tournament win of the 2016 season.

“This is a place where I feel very comfortable and I definitely have some good memories here after last year’s Championship,” commented 2016 Connelly Cup champion McNabb. “I started off with three straight birdies and that definitely got me into a groove. I made some great putts and couldn’t have asked for a better pairing for today’s round.”

All was not lost for Ingraham as he was able to capture the tournament’s Senior division title.

Finishing just one shot off the lead in solo third place was George Forster (Radnor Valley Country Club). Starting on the sixth hole, Forster carded two quick birdies on holes seven and eight. Forster also added birdies on the second and seventeenth holes. Unfortunately for Forster a bogey on the par-4 fourteenth kept him out of the playoff.

Special congratulations to Hugh Matthis (Tavistock Country Club) on recording his first career hole-in-one. Matthis accomplished the feat on the difficult par-3 13th hole by hitting a 6-iron on the 190 yards long hole.

The Section would like to thank all of our tournament sponsors, Bushnell, Pukka and section Representative Jim Ravina, Country Club Editions and Kurt Shenk as well as new Philadelphia PGA sponsor Weatherbug. The next tournament on the Philadelphia PGA calendar is the Delaware Valley Open (DVO) on Monday, May 9 at Concord Country Club. BlueGolf News