Sheftic Takes Burlington Classic For Second Time

Westampton, N.J. – On Monday, June 6, the second round of the 31st Burlington Classic was held at Burlington Country Club. This annual event brings together the Section’s top PGA Professionals as well as amateur players from Burlington Country Club. The first day of the tournament is a Pro-Am pairing three members of Burlington CC with two PGA Professionals. This years Pro-Am field was the biggest ever, with forty-five teams and 225 players. The Professionals, along with the top two or three amateurs, then return on day two to complete the 36-hole Individual event.

“The Burlington Classic is a great celebration of the club, its membership and the PGA Professionals of the Philadelphia Section”, said John Hanuscin, Burlington Classic Tournament Chairman.

After an opening round 6-under-par (64), Chris Krueger (Kings Creek CC) held a slim one shot lead over the rest of the field. However, with a number of competitors within striking distance the tournament would not be decided until the final putt was sunk. Adding even more drama to the tournament came as the pro-am had an hour storm delay with seven teams yet to finish their round.  As luck would have it play was finished before dark and the second round stage was set.

Krueger couldn’t seem to get anything going on the front nine and only managed to shoot even par with one birdie and one bogey while Mark Sheftic (Merion GC), who started the day two shots behind, managed 3 birdies with no bogies to take the lead by a shot.

As the leaders made their way around the back nine, Sheftic clung to the one shot lead as fewer and fewer holes were left to play.  Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) tried to join the party getting it to 5-under but doubled the last hole to finish out of contention.

When the final shot was holed, Sheftic had not only held onto the lead but widened it to three shots when Krueger stumbled on the 17th hole posting his second bogey on the back nine.  Krueger ended up tied for second place with Barry Dear (Twisted Dune) when Barry holed a birdie putt on the last hole.

Sheftic credited his good putting for the win, adding his thanks to Superintendent Brian Minemier stating that the course was in perfect condition. With the National PPC coming up his thought process was to get into contention in this Bonus Points event to test his nerves for the big event to come at the end of June.

Congratulations to amateur T J Brennan who was awarded the Marotto Medal as the tournament’s low amateur. With a 36-hole total of 17-over-par (157), Brennan tied Travis Mazurek but managed a par on the second play-off hole to win the coveted amateur title.

The Section would like to thank the membership and staff of Burlington Country Club as well as tournament sponsors Taylormade and Adidas golf. The next event on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar is the National Car Rental AC Team Stableford Championship at Hidden Creek on Thursday, June 9.

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31st Burlington Classic Pro-Am

Jun 5 – Jun 6, 2016
Individual Pro Results

 1   Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  66-67 -7  
 T2  Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             64-72 -4  
 T2  Barry Dear         Twisted Dune               65-71 -4  
 4   Hugo Mazzalupi     Patriots Glen National GC  69-68 -3  
 T5  Steve Swartz       CC of Harrisburg           71-68 -1  
 T5  Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               67-72 -1  
 T5  Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          65-74 -1  
 T8  John Pillar         CC at Woodloch Springs    72-68 E   
 T8  Mike Moses         Concord CC                 71-69 E   
 T10 Jeff Bonicky       Sea Oaks GC                71-70 +1  
 T10 Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             68-73 +1  
 T10 Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         68-73 +1  
 T13 Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               75-67 +2  
 T13 George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           72-70 +2  
 T13 Steve Sieracki     Indian Springs GC          72-70 +2  
 T13 Brendon Post       Chesapeake Bay GC          71-71 +2  
 T13 Don Allan          Burlington CC              68-74 +2  
 T13 Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              68-74 +2  
 T13 Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                67-75 +2  
 T13 Kevin Nicholson    LuLu CC                    66-76 +2  
 T21 Michael Rushin     Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club  73-70 +3  
 T21 Don DeAngelis      Squires GC                 68-75 +3  
 T21 Trevor Bensel      Huntingdon Valley CC       67-76 +3  
 T24 Mike Meisenzahl    Shore Gate CC              74-70 +4  
 T24 Mark Parson        Twisted Dune               73-71 +4  
 T24 Hugh Reilly        Twining Valley GC          73-71 +4  
 T24 Eddie Perrino      Eagle Rock Resort          69-75 +4  
 T24 Rob Coyne          Applecross CC              69-75 +4  
 T24 Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          69-75 +4  
 T24 Chris Gray         Wild Quail G & CC          66-78 +4  
 T31 Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           73-72 +5  
 T31 Dustin McCormick   Glen Brook GC              72-73 +5  
 T31 John Appleget      Wildwood Golf & CC         72-73 +5  
 T31 Alex Knoll         Bethlehem GC- Monacacy     72-73 +5  
 T31 Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   70-75 +5  
 T31 Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      69-76 +5  
 T31 Jason Panter       Golf & Social              69-76 +5  
 T38 Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              74-72 +6  
 T38 Terry Hatch        Hidden Valley GC           72-74 +6  
 T38 John DiMarco       Laurel Creek CC            72-74 +6  
 T38 John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       70-76 +6  
 T38 Jeff Fick          Chapel Hill                69-77 +6  
 T38 John Rutecki       White Manor CC             68-78 +6  
 T44 Nick Gorman        GolfTEC Moorestown         74-73 +7  
 T44 Mike Heidler       GolfTEC Mainline           74-73 +7  
 T44 Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              70-77 +7  
 T44 Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               69-78 +7  
 T44 Sean Ketchum       Walnut Lane GC             69-78 +7  
 T44 Mike Bennett       Stack & Tilt Golf Academy  67-80 +7  
 T50 Jaime Gylan        Royal Manchester GL        74-74 +8  
 T50 Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  72-76 +8  
 T50 Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  70-78 +8  
 T50 John Cooper        Green Valley CC            70-78 +8  
 T54 Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               75-74 +9  
 T54 Vince Ramagli      Essex Golf Driving Range   71-78 +9  
 T56 Eric Kennedy       Overbrook GC               74-76 +10 
 T56 Dave Fields        Brookside CC               73-77 +10 
 T56 John Lynch         Cripple Creek              72-78 +10 
 T56 Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           72-78 +10 
 T56 Bill Walker        Riverton CC                69-81 +10 
 T61 Dan Marz           Huntingdon Valley CC       74-77 +11 
 T61 Matt Goudie        Lancaster CC               75-76 +11 
 63  Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               77-75 +12 
 T64 George Frake       Little Mill                80-75 +15 
 T64 Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                74-81 +15 
 T66 Vincent Piazza     Makefield Highlands GC     77-79 +16 
 T66 Jason Calhoun      LaSalle University         77-79 +16 
 T66 John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  75-81 +16 
 T69 Jeff Kiddie        Aronimink GC               76-81 +17 
 T69 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         77-80 +17 
 T69 Matthew Haddon     Laurel Creek CC            75-82 +17 
 T69 Rob Rohrbach       Foxchase GC                74-83 +17 
 T73 Tony Shields       ACE Club                   78-81 +19 
 T73 Paul Galczyk       Westover CC                76-83 +19 
 75  Brad Sanders       Tavistock CC               81-82 +23 
 T76 Jim Shukdinas      Golf & Social              85-82 +27 
 T76 Jonathan Trauner   GolfTEC Moorestown         78-89 +27