Hertzog Trumps Field at Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship

Pine Hill, N.J. – Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia once again played host to the Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship. This annual event is the fourth event on the Philadelphia PGA’s Omega Player of the Year Points List presented by the Haverford Trust Company and featured nearly 100 Section PGA Professionals. The Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship also served as a stroke play event for the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO).

With temperatures slightly above average, it served as a constant reminder that today was the official start of summer. Playing early the day the first player to post a noteworthy score was Trevor Bensel (Huntingdon Valley Country Club). Bensel made his way around the Tom Fazio designed course carding six birdies and two bogeys to finish with a total score of 4-under-par (67). Because of his early finish Bensel began a long day of waiting to see if his score held up.

As play continued, four hours went by before anyone was able to best Bensel at the top of the leaderboard. The first player to do so was Jeff Fick (Chapel Hill) who posted a near flawless round of 5-under-par (66), matching the winning score from the 2015 Championship. Fick had six birdies on his round but a lone bogey on the short par-4 4th hole proved to be costly in the end.

“This isn’t a course I have played a lot but I was able to get into a nice groove today”, commented Fick on his round. “I hit all but two greens in regulation and I was able to make some putts which helped to keep me focused. After I made my birdie putt on the 18th I thought I may have a chance for a win today.”

However the next change at the top of was much shorter. Playing only two groups behind Fick was Terry Hertzog (Country Club of York). Hertzog played his outward nine in a scorching 5-inder-par (31). Hertzog had five birdies on the opening nine holes including a stretch of three straight on holes 7-9. Hertzog traded a bogey and a birdie early on his inward nine before closing with an impressive birdie on the short uphill 18th hole. Hertzog hit his approach shot to one foot leaving him a short tap in birdie to take the lead by one shot with a score of 6-under-par (65).

“I had not been playing really well heading into today’s tournament, I had posted some ugly numbers earlier this season”, said eventual champion Hertzog. “After getting off to a great start I really just tried to stay in the present as I played the back nine. In fact I didn’t know heading into the final hole where I stood in the field. So to have that short putt for what ended up being the winning shot was fantastic.”

Playing late in the afternoon Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) did make a run at Hertzog but ultimately came up one shot short. Ingraham played a flawless round of golf and came to the 18th hole needing a birdie to tie Hertzog at 6-under-par. unfortunately for Ingraham he only managed a par and finished in a tie for second with Fick.

Hertzog also took top honors in the tournament’s senior division while early tournament leader Bensel managed to hold on for the PAO victory. Hertzog will also look to carry this momentum into next week’s Senior US Open qualifying event in Florida.

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsors, Jack Jolly & Son and Dennis McGugan as well as Golf Pride Grips and Marty Burke and The PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA will return to action on Monday, June 27 at Seaview Resort for the Pro-Assistant-Pro Championship.

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Jack Jolly/Golf Pride Championship

Jun 20, 2016

 1    Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 31-34--65 -6  
 T2   Jeff Fick          Chapel Hill                34-32--66 -5  
 T2   Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               34-32--66 -5  
 4    Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       34-33--67 -4  
 T5   Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          34-35--69 -2  
 T5   Dave Quinn         Links GC                   35-34--69 -2  
 T7   Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   34-36--70 -1  
 T7   Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         35-35--70 -1  
 T9   Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              36-35--71 E   
 T9   John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               37-34--71 E   
 T9   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                35-36--71 E   
 T9   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           35-36--71 E   
 T9   Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          37-34--71 E   
 T9   Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              37-34--71 E   
 T9   Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       37-34--71 E   
 T9   Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              33-38--71 E   
 T9   Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                36-35--71 E   
 T18  David Clark        Pine Valley GC             35-37--72 +1  
 T18  Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             37-35--72 +1  
 T18  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       38-34--72 +1  
 T18  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  41-31--72 +1  
 T18  Don Allan          Burlington CC              36-36--72 +1  
 T18  Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          35-37--72 +1  
 T18  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              36-36--72 +1  
 T18  Brad Nelson        Saucon Valley CC           37-35--72 +1  
 T26  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-38--73 +2  
 T26  Matthew Brennan    Applebrook GC              39-34--73 +2  
 T26  Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     36-37--73 +2  
 T26  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         39-34--73 +2  
 T30  Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Stephen Sieracki   Indian Springs GC          37-37--74 +3  
 T30  Jakob Gerney       Trump National GC- Philly  40-34--74 +3  
 T30  Geoffrey Morrison  Bumble Bee Hollow          36-38--74 +3  
 T30  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             34-40--74 +3  
 T30  Mike Mack          Burlington CC              37-37--74 +3  
 T30  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           35-39--74 +3  
 T30  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              37-37--74 +3  
 T39  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             37-38--75 +4  
 T39  John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                41-34--75 +4  
 T39  Andy Signor        Pine Meadows GC            37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Deckert    Pennsauken Country Club    42-33--75 +4  
 T39  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               36-39--75 +4  
 T39  Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    37-38--75 +4  
 T39  John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            36-39--75 +4  
 T39  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             37-38--75 +4  
 T39  Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  38-37--75 +4  
 T39  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       40-35--75 +4  
 T53  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             38-38--76 +5  
 T53  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           38-38--76 +5  
 T53  Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 35-41--76 +5  
 T53  Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               39-37--76 +5  
 T53  Ken Dixon          Chester Valley GC          39-37--76 +5  
 T53  Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                40-36--76 +5  
 T59  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                42-35--77 +6  
 T59  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      36-41--77 +6  
 T61  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-38--78 +7  
 T61  John Rutecki       White Manor CC             41-37--78 +7  
 T61  Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             42-36--78 +7  
 T61  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  39-39--78 +7  
 T61  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                39-39--78 +7  
 T61  Brendon Post       Chesapeake Bay GC          39-39--78 +7  
 T67  Tom Michaels       Berkshire CC               41-38--79 +8  
 T67  Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               38-41--79 +8  
 T67  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         41-38--79 +8  
 T67  Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           43-36--79 +8  
 T71  Hugh Matthis       Tavistock CC               43-37--80 +9  
 T71  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                37-43--80 +9  
 T71  David Grossman     CC of York                 39-41--80 +9  
 T71  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            44-36--80 +9  
 T71  Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          43-37--80 +9  
 T71  Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     40-40--80 +9  
 T71  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           40-40--80 +9  
 T71  Darren Moses       Tavistock CC               41-39--80 +9  
 79   Ed Gibson          Makefield Highlands GC     39-42--81 +10 
 T80  Dave Roberts       Cedarbrook CC              42-40--82 +11 
 T80  Tom Moore          Applecross CC              40-42--82 +11 
 T82  Kyle Tasselmyer    Lehigh CC                  39-44--83 +12 
 T82  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           44-39--83 +12 
 T82  Kevin Edwards      Woodstone CC               40-43--83 +12 
 T82  Patrick Keefe      Inniscrone GC              40-43--83 +12 
 T82  David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            42-41--83 +12 
 87   George Frake       Little Mill                44-40--84 +13 
 T88  Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           43-42--85 +14 
 T88  Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          45-40--85 +14 
 90   Jason Calhoun      LaSalle University         41-45--86 +15 
 91   Jeff Breiner       CC of Harrisburg           46-41--87 +16 
 T92  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             44-44--88 +17 
 T92  Tony Shields       ACE Club                   39-49--88 +17 
 94   Matthew Haddon     Laurel Creek CC            49-43--92 +21 
 95   Chris Hutchinson   White Oaks GC              53-43--96 +25