Joanna Coe, PGA, Wins 2022 Conestoga Classic in Sudden Death Playoff
Lancaster, Pa. (June 20, 2022) — Philadelphia PGA Member Joanna Coe of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., won her first Philadelphia PGA Section event, the 2022 Conestoga Classic at Conestoga Country Club, on the second sudden death playoff hole over Braden Shattuck, PGA, of Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa.
Coe and Shattuck both turned in 2-under-par 68s to tie PGA Member Eric Kennedy of Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, Pa., who played in the first pairing off No. 1, and set the early clubhouse lead. Kennedy was unable to compete in the playoff, and as a result, finished the event tied for second place with Shattuck.
Coe made an impressive nine birdies during her round, including a stretch of four in a row, but also made three bogeys and two doubles.
“I probably had one of the best putting rounds of my life today,” said Coe of her round, who was also struggling with a laceration on her thumb. “I hit it well, but had a few missed shots because of my thumb, but my putting saved me.”
Coe and Shattuck both parred the first playoff hole, the par-4 ninth, with two world-class up-and-downs from left of the green; Coe played from long-left near the golf car path, while Shattuck played from the left greenside bunker. Coe drained her approximate 20-foot par putt, followed by Shattuck’s six-foot make. Coe made a par on the par-5 10th hole to win.
The event is a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and the second Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the year. Beginning this season, the Silvercrest Cup series will include four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final, hosted at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pa. For more information on the season-long race to the Silvercrest Cup, click here. In addition to receiving the winner’s share of the purse, Coe also took home an additional $3,000 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool; Shattuck and Kennedy will share $2,000 for the second place bonus pool.
Eddie Perrino, C.C. of York; Hugo Mazzalupi, Linfield National G.C.; Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.; Mark Sheftic, Lookaway G.C.; and Greg Rhoads, Rolling Green G.C.; each finished tied for fourth place at 1-under-par
Rolling Green G.C.’s Greg Rhoads won the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event after his round of 1-under-par 69. Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C.; David Hicks, Philadelphia C.C.; Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C.; and Robert Fenton, Sunnybrook G.C., finished tied for second place at even-par.
There was a three-way tie for first in the Senior Division, with Eddie Perrino, Hugo Mazzalupi, and Rich Steinmetz, each finishing at 1-under-par. John Pillar, C.C. at Woodloch Springs; and George Forster, PGA, finished tied for fourth at even-par.
Wayne Phillips, Lehigh C.C., finished at 3-over-par to top the Super Senior Division by one stroke over Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club. PGA Life Member Michael Versuk finished in third, five behind Phillips.
The 2022 Conestoga Classic is supported by Jani-King, and Ohana Farm LLC, Silvercrest Asset Management Group, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Conestoga Country Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
To view the full 2022 Conestoga Classic leaderboard, click here.
The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and Silvercrest Cup qualifier on the schedule is the William Hyndman III Memorial Classic on Tuesday, July 5, at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.
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