Ingraham Returns to Winner’s Circle at William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. – After a week away, the Philadelphia PGA resumed tournament action with the annual William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic played at its traditional home, Huntingdon Valley Country Club. This year’s event brought together more than 100 Philadelphia PGA’s Professionals to play in the season’s seventh Omega Player of the Year, presented by Haverford Trust Co., points event. The tournament, named in honor of the legendary amateur golfer of the same name, also served as a stroke play event for the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO).

Playing in the tournament’s morning wave, Rich Steinmetz (Spring Ford Country Club) set the tournament’s early pace. After starting on the 10th hole, Steinmetz made the turn at 1-over-par. However Steinmetz was able to right the ship with a birdie on hole #1 before adding another birdie on hole #9, his final hole of the day, to finish his round at 1-under-par (69).

No other player was able to match Steinmetz at the top of the leaderboard after the morning wave so, as the tournament turned to the afternoon wave, Steinmetz would have to leaderboard watch to see if his number would hold up.

As group after group finished in the afternoon it looked as though Steinmetz would hold on for the win. However, with only two groups left to play, Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) was able to post a near perfect round of golf to earn his first win of the 2016 season. After an early bogey, Ingraham carded four birdies to post a total score of 3-under-par (67) giving him a 2-shot victory.

Ingraham had some close calls earlier this season coming up just short in a playoff at the Connelly Cup – Head Professional Championship as well as a second place finish at the Jack Jolly / Golf Pride Championship. This year’s William Hyndman, III Memorial Classic win was Ingraham’s third of his career having previously won in 2007 and 2011.

“This has been a very unique year for me on the golf course,” commented tournament champion Stu Ingraham. “There have been tournaments when I have been on top of my game and tournaments when I have struggled. Luckily for me, today was a good day. The changes they have made to this golf course over the years have really helped it become one of my favorite courses in our section.”

Ingraham also finished in the top spot in the tournament’s senior division having edged out second place finisher Dave Quinn (Links Golf Club) by 2-shots.

Although coming up a few shots short in the main event both Mike Meisenzhal (Shore Gate Golf Club) and Zac Oakley (Heritage Shores Golf Club) were able to claim a share of the top spot in the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization event. Meisenzhal and Oakley both shot even par (70) which was good enough for a 1-shot victory over Andrew Turner (Whitford Country Club) and Ashley Grier (Overbrook Golf Club). The win was a first for both players in the 2016 PAO .

The Section would like to thank our tournament sponsors The Hyndman Family, Jack Jolly & Son, Golf Pride. There will be no break on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar as the next event, the Pro-Scratch Championship, will be played on Tuesday, July 12 at Applebrook Golf Club.

About William Hyndman, III

William Hyndman, III was one of the most accomplished amateur golfers in the history of the sport. Hyndman’s golfing accolades started at a young age winning the 1935 Philadelphia Amateur at the age of 19. However, that was only the start of Hyndman’s presence on the Philadelphia golf scene. Hyndman accumulated three Philadelphia Amateur titles, ten Patterson Cup crowns, and six Silver Crosses. Hyndman also had nine Masters Appearances and to this day is one of only three people to record a hole-in-one on the legendary par-3 12th at Augusta National. By the time Hyndman ended his golfing career he had competed in 50 USGA Championships, including being a member of five Walker Cup teams as well as two US Senior Amateur titles. Hyndman maintain his golfing prowess even at the age of 76 when he carded a 4-under-par (66) at Huntingdon Valley CC.

Wm Hyndman III Memorial Classic
Individual Pro Media Results

 1    Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               34-33--67 -3  
 T2   Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             33-36--69 -1  
 T2   Dave Quinn         Links GC                   34-35--69 -1  
 T4   Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 36-34--70 E   
 T4   Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              36-34--70 E   
 T4   Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC         36-34--70 E   
 T4   Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          36-34--70 E   
 T8   John Bierkan       Aronimink GC               34-37--71 +1  
 T8   Andrew Turner      Whitford CC                36-35--71 +1  
 T8   Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   34-37--71 +1  
 T8   George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           33-38--71 +1  
 T8   Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               35-36--71 +1  
 T8   Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        35-36--71 +1  
 T8   Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               36-35--71 +1  
 T8   Bob Hennefer       Indian Springs GC          36-35--71 +1  
 T16  Bryan Kienke       Aronimink GC               37-35--72 +2  
 T16  John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       38-34--72 +2  
 T16  Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          38-34--72 +2  
 T16  Anthony Schweppe   Royal Manchester GL        35-37--72 +2  
 T16  Mark Parson        Twisted Dune               35-37--72 +2  
 T16  Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         36-36--72 +2  
 T22  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Brian Kelly        Bucknell GC                35-38--73 +3  
 T22  Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               37-36--73 +3  
 T22  Jack Connelly      North Hills CC             38-35--73 +3  
 T22  Corey McAlarney    Sunnybrook GC              38-35--73 +3  
 T22  Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 36-37--73 +3  
 T22  Brendon Post       University of Delaware     39-34--73 +3  
 T30  Matthew Brennan    Applebrook GC              36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  33-41--74 +4  
 T30  Rick LeBeau        Gulph Mills GC             38-36--74 +4  
 T30  Tony Perla         Philadelphia Cricket Club  36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Robby Bruns        Merion GC                  37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Eric Schultz       Sunnybrook GC              37-37--74 +4  
 T30  John Lynch         Cripple Creek              37-37--74 +4  
 T30  Kevin Edwards      Woodstone CC               38-36--74 +4  
 T30  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    35-39--74 +4  
 T30  Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     36-38--74 +4  
 T30  Gregg Gipp         Phoenixville CC            38-36--74 +4  
 T30  Ryan Lagergren     Stonewall                  37-37--74 +4  
 T45  David Clark        Pine Valley GC             36-39--75 +5  
 T45  Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  38-37--75 +5  
 T45  Bill Walker        Riverton CC                36-39--75 +5  
 T45  David Morano       Hidden Creek GC            40-35--75 +5  
 T45  Michael Ferguson   Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-38--75 +5  
 T45  Matt Episcopo      Pine Valley GC             35-40--75 +5  
 T45  Gary Hardin        Northampton CC             37-38--75 +5  
 T45  Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-39--75 +5  
 T45  Don Allan          Burlington CC              35-40--75 +5  
 T45  Pat Butkus         Philadelphia CC            39-36--75 +5  
 T55  John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  37-39--76 +6  
 T55  Matthew Hillier    Pine Valley GC             35-41--76 +6  
 T55  Dean Halterman     Galloway National GC       38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       40-36--76 +6  
 T55  Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               41-35--76 +6  
 T55  Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Jeff Kiddie        Aronimink GC               37-39--76 +6  
 T55  Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              39-37--76 +6  
 T55  Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    41-35--76 +6  
 T55  Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      38-38--76 +6  
 T55  Mike Wood          Saucon Valley CC           37-39--76 +6  
 T66  Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          39-38--77 +7  
 T66  Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              38-39--77 +7  
 T66  Matthew Romond     Overbrook GC               39-38--77 +7  
 T66  Mickey Sokalski    Philmont CC                41-36--77 +7  
 T66  Ron Pine           Whitemarsh Valley CC       36-41--77 +7  
 T66  Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             38-39--77 +7  
 T66  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         41-36--77 +7  
 T73  Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          39-39--78 +8  
 T73  Peter Clarke       Manufacturers GCC          39-39--78 +8  
 T73  John Rudolph       Fieldstone GC              40-38--78 +8  
 T73  David Sandberg     Pine Valley GC             37-41--78 +8  
 T73  Adam Brigham       Waynesborough CC           36-42--78 +8  
 T73  Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       39-39--78 +8  
 T73  Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              38-40--78 +8  
 T80  Jim Smith          Philadelphia Cricket Club  40-39--79 +9  
 T80  Tom Michaels       Berkshire CC               38-41--79 +9  
 T80  Wes Hollis         Patriots Glen National GC  39-40--79 +9  
 T80  Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         38-41--79 +9  
 T84  Scott Reilly       Philadelphia CC            39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           37-43--80 +10 
 T84  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Ryan Nuechterlein  Kennett Square G & CC      39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               38-42--80 +10 
 T84  Frank Palumbo      Rolling Green GC           39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Jeff Van Etten     Hanover CC                 39-41--80 +10 
 T84  Greyson Rossi      Bayside Resort             40-40--80 +10 
 T84  Jeb Boyle          Centre Hills CC            41-39--80 +10 
 T84  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           43-37--80 +10 
 T84  Bill Smith         Mahoning Valley CC         38-42--80 +10 
 T95  Ian Dalzell        Huntingdon Valley CC       39-42--81 +11 
 T95  Kevin Rossi        Lookaway GC                37-44--81 +11 
 T95  Shawn Matthews     Huntingdon Valley CC       38-43--81 +11 
 T95  Brian Dionisio     Aronimink GC               38-43--81 +11 
 T95  Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           40-41--81 +11 
 T95  Paul Oglesby       Philadelphia CC            40-41--81 +11 
 T95  Ryan Shaughnessy   Wedgewood Golf Course      37-44--81 +11 
 T102 Mike Reilly        North Hills CC             38-44--82 +12 
 T102 Michael Caldwell   Philly PGA                 40-42--82 +12 
 T102 Jeff Breiner       CC of Harrisburg           38-44--82 +12 
 T105 Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              41-42--83 +13 
 T105 Steve Frederick    Lehigh CC                  40-43--83 +13 
 T105 Frank Bianco       Crossgates                 41-42--83 +13 
 108  Dan Hoban          Middletown CC              41-43--84 +14 
 109  Patrick Keefe      Inniscrone GC              44-41--85 +15 
 T110 Tony Shields       ACE Club                   41-46--87 +17 
 T110 Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                40-47--87 +17