Overbrook G.C.’s Trevor Bensel, PGA, and James Furness Team to Win 2021 Philadelphia Pro-Scratch Championship
Bethlehem, Pa. (June 28, 2021) — Amid temperatures in the 90s, PGA Member Trevor Bensel, Overbrook G.C., teamed with amateur James Furness to win the 2021 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Scratch Championship at Saucon Valley Country Club.
The hot and humid weather did not appear to affect Bensel and Furness, who combined for six birdies to finish with a team score of 65, 6-under-par, on Saucon Valley’s Old Course, to win by one stroke over four teams. Bensel shot a 67 on his own golf ball.
Teams tying for second place included Galloway National G.C., Alex Scarlett, PGA, and Bill Burke; Medford Lakes C.C., Trevor Alexander, PGA, and Michael Zupi; West Shore C.C., Jordan Shuey and Matthew Plummer; and the PGA Tour, Tom Carpus, PGA, and Ben Feld.
One of the day’s highlights came from Jonathon Jordan, playing alongside Kennett Square G. & C.C.’s Jesse Hackett, PGA, who made his first-ever hole-in-one on the Old Course’s fourth hole. Jordan used an 8-iron from 150 yards.
Four additional teams tied for sixth place two strokes behind the champions.
The 2021 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Scratch Championship is supported by Destination Kohler, L2 Brands, Maui Jim, Parsons Xtreme Golf, and Trinity Flavors. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Saucon Valley C.C., its membership, management, staff, and host PGA Professional staff, as the event would not have been possible without their support.
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