Lennon Leads Wilmington C.C. Team to Victory in Inaugural DeAngelis Pro-Am
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (August 4, 2022) — As the heat index approached 105 degrees, PGA Member Bob Lennon of Wilmington (Del.) Country Club led his team of amateurs, David Lunger, Scott Simonton, and Danielle Lunger, to victory in the inaugural DeAngelis Pro-Am at the 1912 Club. The event was created by the DeAngelis family and the Philadelphia PGA Section to pay tribute to Don DeAngelis, an accomplished PGA Member and player, who passed in January 2022.
DeAngelis was elected to PGA Membership in 1978, and played the game with immense talent, winning the 1985 Pennsylvania Open and playing in the 1978 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo., and winning a Section tournament in six straight decades. His most recent win was in September 2021, when he won the 2021 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship’s Super Senior Division, and also shot his age, a 69. See below to view DeAngelis’ playing career highlights.
Finishing with a score of 16-under-par, Wilmington C.C.’s team made 10 net birdies and three net eagles in the two best of four format to win by one stroke over Spring Ford C.C.’s Rich Steinmetz, PGA, Mark Gentilotti, Brad Schubert, and Gerry Gentilotti; and John Allen, PGA, Helene Caniglia, Amy Allen, and Jim Allen. PGA Member Steve Frederick, Radnor Valley C.C., Lou Rusnock, William Atkinson, and Pat Dill, finished in fourth place at 14-under-par. Two teams tied for fifth: Talamore C.C.’s Andy Watters, PGA, Harold Jacobson, Dan Busichio, and Mike Sherenian; and Blue Bell C.C.’s Joey Pohle, PGA, Roger Cohn, Dick Beck, and Steve Doherty.
In the Gross Division, PGA Member Joey Pohle, Blue Bell C.C., and his team of amateurs, Roger Cohn, Dick Beck, and Steve Doherty, tied three other teams for first place: Spring Ford C.C.’s Rich Steinmetz, PGA, Mark Gentilotti, Brad Schubert, and Gerry Gentilotti; Ed Oliver G.C.’s Tommy Ellison, Brian Stillman, Dylan Sisler, and Zach Dilworth; and 1912 Club’s host PGA Member Michael Loeper, Charles Caparo, Matt Mingione, and Gerard Rosato. John Kulhamer, Green Pond G.C., and Charles Leon, Scott Kalamar, and John Mace finished in fifth place.
The 2022 DeAngelis Pro-Am is supported by the DeAngelis family, Subaru, KM Golf Sales, and Jim Ravina Golf Sales. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, the 1912 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.
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Playing Accomplishments of Don DeAngelis, PGA
- Philadelphia PGA First Vice President – 1988
- Philadelphia PGA Tournament Chair – 1989
- 1976 Philadelphia Assistant PGA Professional Champion
- 1978 U.S. Open qualifier
- 1985 Pennsylvania Open Champion (3rd in 1983)
- Philadelphia Open: 2nd in 1986
- Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship: 2nd in 1988, 3rd in 1979, 4th in 1982
- Pennsylvania PGA Championship: 2nd in 1983
- 1985 Nike Hershey Open qualifier
- Six-time PGA Professional Championship qualifier
- Seven-time Senior PGA Professional Championship qualifier
- 17-time Challenge Cup team member
- Plymouth C.C. (1912 Club)
- Blue Bell C.C.
- Philadelphia Golf Academy
- Island Green G.C.
- Woods Golf Center
- LuLu C.C.
- Center Square G.C.
- 1969 Phila. Golf Assoc. Jr. Champion
- Univ. of Penn. golf team member and 1973 captain
- All Ivy League in 1971
- Three-time GAP Compher Cup team member
- 1972 U.S. Amateur qualifier
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