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A Chronicle of the Philadelphia Section PGA and Golf in the Philadelphia Area
by Peter C. Trenham

Section Championships - 1980 to 1999





Ed Dougherty
1980

September 22, 23 & 24---Waynesborough Country Club---Paoli, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ted McKenzie
Winner---Ed Dougherty---Edgmont Country Club---67-73-70=210
Runner-up---Pete Oakley---Rehoboth Beach Country Club---68-73-70=211

The total purse was $21,650.
First place was $4,000, second $2,800, third $2,000 and fourth $1,500



Dick Smith
1981

October 5, 6 & 7---Cavaliers Country Club---Newark, DE---Par 71
Host Professional---Jeff Lindeke
Winner---Dick Smith---Woodcrest Country Club---72-70-74=216
Runner-up---Bruce MacDonald---Philadelphia Cricket Club---74-71-72=217
Ed Dougherty---PGA Tour---66-74-73=217.

The total purse was $12,000. First prize was $2,500.
The tie for second was worth $1,250 each.



Dick Smith
1982

September 20, 21 & 22---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---Huntingdon Valley, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---Jack Connelly
Winner---Dick Smith--Woodcrest Country Club---74-67-71=212
Runner-up---Jack Connelly---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---72-72-73=217

The total purse was $19,300 and there were 117 entries.
First prize was $3,500 and second was $2,500.



Dick Smith
1983

October 10, 11 & 12---Woodcrest Country Club---Cherry Hill, NJ---Par 71
Host Professional---Dick Smith
Winner---Dick Smith---Woodcrest Country Club---72-68=140
Runner-up---Jack Connelly-Huntingdon Valley Country Club---71-71=142
Pete Oakley---Shawnee Country Club (DE)---72-70=142
Ken Peyre-Ferry---Little Mill Country Club---72-70=142

The third round was rained out and the tournament was shortened to 36 holes.
The total purse was $19,200. First prize was $3,500.



Jim Masserio
1984

October 15, 16 & 17---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ron Rolfe
Winner---Jim Masserio---Toftrees Golf Resort---68-74-71=213
Runner-up---Jack Connelly---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---72-73-68=213

A sudden death playoff was held and Masserio won with a bogey 4 on the third extra hole.
The total purse was $22,300. First prize was $4,000 and second was $2,500.


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Rick Osberg
1985

September 25, 26 & 27---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bolha
Winner---Rick Osberg---Waynesborough Country Club---68-69-67=204
Runner-up---Ed Dougherty---Edgmont Country Club---70-68-68=206

The total purse was $40,000. First prize was $7,000, second $4,000 and third $2,500.



Ed Dougherty
1986

September 19, 20 & 21---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bolha
Winner---Ed Dougherty---Edgmont Country Club---71-67-66=204
Runner-up---Jack Connelly---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---72-72-68=212

The total purse was $80,000 and there were 103 entries.
First prize was $12,000 and second was $9,000.



Gary Hardin
1987

September 17, 18 & 20---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bolha
Winner---Gary Hardin---Cedarbrook Country Club---68-69-66=203
Runner-up---Tom Robertson---The Golf Shoppe---68-69-67=204

The total purse was $95,000. The winner won $15,000 and the runner-up received $12,000.
A pro-am tournament to promote the championship was played on Saturday the 19th.



Miguel Biamon
1988

September 16, 17 & 18---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bolha
Winner---Miguel Biamon---Whitemarsh Valley Country Club---70-67-70=207
Runner-up---Don DeAngelis---Plymouth Country Club---69-70-70=209
Jim Bromley---Whitemarsh Valley Country Club---71-70-68=209

The total purse was $100,000 and first prize was $16,000.



Rick Osberg
1989

September 16, 17 & 18---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bolha
Winner---Rick Osberg---Sunnybrook Golf Club---68-68-68=204
Runner-up---Frank Dobbs---Spring-Ford Country Club---69-70-67=206
Ed Dougherty---Edgmont Country Club---70-70-66=206

The total purse was $100,000 and first prize was $16,000.

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Jimmy Booros
1990

September 13, 14 & 15---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Ed Bohla
Winner---Jimmy Booros---PGA Tour---69-68-66=203
Runner-up---Gene Fieger---Downingtown Country Club---69-69-66=204

The total purse was $100,000. First place was $16,000, second $12,500, third & fourth $8,026 each.



Miguel Biamon
1991

September 12, 13 & 14---Eagle Lodge Country Club
—Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Mike Moses
Winner---Miguel Biamon---Waynesborough Country Club---70-66-70=206
Runner-up---Frank Dobbs---Spring Ford Country Club---65-66-76=207

The total purse was $100,000. First place was $16,000, second $12,000, third & fourth $8,000 each.



Rick Osberg
1992

September 2, 3 & 4---Eagle Lodge Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA---Par 71
Host Professional---Mike Moses
Winner---Rick Osberg---Waynesborough Country Club---70-69-68=207
Runner-up---Stu Ingraham---Overbrook Golf Club---73-67-68=208
Brett Upper---Bent Creek Country Club---72-68-68=208

The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000, second & third each won $3,850 & fourth $2,530. Rick Osberg was the eighth person to win the Philadelphia PGA Championship more than two times.



Jim Masserio
1993

September 15, 16 & 17---Conestoga Country Club---Lancaster, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---Drew Hood
Winner---Jim Masserio---Aronimink Golf Club---66-70-67=203
Runner-up---Stu Ingraham---Overbrook Golf Club---68-66-71=205

The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000.



Frank Dobbs
1994

September 20, 21 & 22---Conestoga Country Club---Lancaster, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---John O’Malley
Winner---Frank Dobbs---Blue Bell Country Club---66-68-71=205
Runner-up---Michael Mack---Burlington County Country Club---69-69-68=206

The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000.



Brian Kelly
1995

September 18, 19 & 20---Little Mill Country Club---Marlton, NJ---Par 71
Host Professional---Ken Peyre-Ferry
Winner---Brian Kelly---Frosty Valley Country Club---71-73-70=214
Runner-up---Gene Fieger---Overbrook Golf Club---72-74-70=216
Rick Osberg---Waynesborough Country Club---71-74-71=216

The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000.



Gene Fieger
1996

September 16-17 & 18---Little Mill Country Club—Marlton, NJ---Par 71
Host Professional---Ken Peyre-Ferry
Winner---Gene Fieger---Overbrook Golf Club---67-71=138
Runner-up---Terry Hertzog---Gulph Mills Golf Club—71-70=141

The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000.
The second round was canceled due to wet ground and the tournament was reduced to 36 holes.



Gene Fieger
1997

September 15, 16 & 17---Heidelberg Country Club---Bernville, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---Dave Elliott
Winner---Gene Fieger---Overbrook Golf Club---68-62-70=200
Runner-up---John DiMarco---Laurel Creek Country Club---68-71-70=209

The total purse was $43,500. First place was $6,000.
Fieger’s total of 200 was a record for the most strokes under par in the Section Championship.
Fieger’s 62 was a record eight under par for one round in the Section Championship.



Jason Lamp
1998

August 31, September 1 & 2---Heidelberg Country Club---Bernville, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---Dave Elliott
Winner---Jason Lamp---Blue Heron Pines Golf Club---67-68-67=202
Runner-up---Gene Fieger---Overbrook Golf Club---68-67-68=203

The total purse was $47,500. First place was $6,000.



George Forster
1999

August 30, 31 & September 1---Heidelberg Country Club---Bernville, PA---Par 70
Host Professional---Dave Elliott
Winner---George Forster---Radnor Valley Country Club---63-69-73=205
Runner-up---Terry Hatch---Fountain Springs Country Club---70-70-67=207

The total purse was $57,000. First place was $7,500

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