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