Section Championships 1922 – 2018

 

A Chronicle of the
Philadelphia Section PGA and its Members
by Peter C. Trenham
Philadelphia PGA Section Championships
1922 to 2018

1922
June 12—Tredyffrin Country Club—Paoli, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Bob Barnett
Winner—Charlie Hoffner—Philmont Country Club—78-77=155
Runner-up—Jack Campbell—Old York Road Country Club—76-79=155
Play-off—June 14—Hoffner 77, Campbell 80
First prize was $100 and second was $75. The winner received the Evening Public Ledger Cup for one year. There were sixty-five entries and eleven players finished in the money. Tredyffrin Country Club closed in the mid 1940s.

1923
October 8—Stenton Country Club—Philadelphia, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Johnny Rowe
Winner—Bob Barnett—Chevy Chase Club—71-75=146
Runner-up—Ray Derr—LuLu Temple Country Club—73-75=148
Bob Barnett was not a member of the Philadelphia Section. The Chevy Chase Club is in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Derr shot 31 on the fourth nine. Stenton C.C. closed in 1923. Some of the members started Cedarbrook Country Club.

1924
May 12—Linwood Country Club—Linwood, NJ—Par 71
Host Professional—Henry Williams, Sr.
Winner—Clarence Hackney—Atlantic City Country Club—75-73=148
Runner-up—Morrie Talman—Whitemarsh ValleyCountry Club—73-80=153
The defending champion, Bob Barnett, did not defend his title, as his father died the night before the tournament. There were about twenty entries.

1925
June 8—Tredyffrin Country Club—Paoli, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Howard Slattery
Winner—Bob Barnett—Chevy Chase Club—69-72=141
Runner-up—Jack Sawyer—Torresdale-Frankford Country Club—74-71=145
Runner-up—Clarence Hackney—Atlantic City Country Club—75-70=145
Barnett was the first president of the Philadelphia Section PGA before moving to the Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland in l923. Tredyffrin Country Club closed in the early 1940s.

1926
May 24—Ashbourne Country Club—Cheltenham, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Dave Cuthbert
Winner—Jack Campbell—Old York Country Club—74-75=149
Runner-up—Jim Edmundson—North Hills Country Club—77-73=150
First prize was $100 and six players earned money.

1927
May 23—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Bill Schuebel
Winner—Joe Coble—Philmont Country Club—71-77=148
Runner-up—Bill Leach—Overbrook Golf Club—72-78=150
Concord Country Club added money to the purse and provided a free lunch to every player and visitor. Concord Country Club was formerly called Brinton Lake Club. Coble had a hole-in-one in the first round and his 71 was a course record. Ten players finished in the money.

1928
May 21—Philmont CC (North Course)—Huntingdon, Valley, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Joe Coble
Winner—Clarence Hackney—Atlantic City Country Club—72-78=150
Runner-up—George Smith—Moorestown Field Club—76-75=151

1929
May 20—Bala Golf Club—Philadelphia, PA—Par 68
Host Professional—Lou Goldbeck
Winner—George Smith—Moorestown Field Club—69-73=142
Runner-up—Leo Shea—Riverton Country Club—73-70=143
There was a rules question during the second round concerning Shea`s tee shot on the third hole. He had driventhe direction of a water hazard next to the green and the ballcould not be found. Bala Golf Club had a local rule stating that the water hazard was not a penalty if your drive went into it. Shea played a second ball. He made a four with the first ball, assuming his drive was in the hazard and dropping behind the hazard. He made a six with the second ball. The result of the championship was undecided until June 11. The USGA made the ruling that the six was his score as there was little evidence that his ball entered the hazard.

1930
May 19—Bala Golf Club—Philadelphia, PA—Par 68
Host Professional—Lou Goldbeck
Winner—George Smith—Moorestown Field Club—72-67=139
Runner-up—Al Nelson—Yardley Country Club—72-69=141
Smith’s 67 was a course record. There were ten money places and fifteen players finished in the money.

1931
May 11—Riverton Country Club—Riverton, NJ—Par 71
Host Professional—Walter Brickley
Winner—George Griffin Sr.—Green Valley Country Club—72-77=149
Runner-up—Bill Cone—The Springhaven Club—75-75=150
There were seven money places and eight players finished in the money.  

1932
September 26, 27 & 28—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Ed Dudley
Winner—George Smith—Moorestown Field Club—1 up 37th hole
Runner-up—Clarence Hackney—Atlantic City Country Club
Medalist—George Griffin Sr.—Green Valley Country Club—69
The Philadelphia Section decided that the Section championship should be played at match play since that was how the PGA of America played their championship.

1933
August 28, 29 & 30—Huntingdon Valley Country Club—Huntingdon Valley, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—George Low, Sr.
Winner—Charles Schneider, Sr.—Melrose Country Club—9 & 8
Runner-up—Joe Brennan—Bankers Country Club
Medalist—Howard Slattery—Valley Forge Golf Club—70
Slattery started birdie (3), par (4), birdie (2), par (4), eagle (1), par (4) and birdie (4) as he shot 31 on the front nine. After the qualifying was completed and the pairings were set Slattery announced that he was not going to continue in the match play portion of the tournament as he had a commitment to a full schedule of golf lessons. Due to the timing of his announcement George Smith the defending champion who was the first alternate from the qualifying round did not get an opportunity to defend his title. Bankers Country Club became Oak Terrace Country ClubthenTalamore at Oak Terrace. All were at the same location.

1934
August 27, 28 & 29—North Hills Country Club—North Hills PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Bill Neilan
Winner—Gene Kunes—Jeffersonville Golf Club—5 & 4 36 holes
Runner-up—Joseph “Bud” Lewis—Jeffersonville Golf Club
Medalist—Gene Kunes—74
Bud Lewis was Gene Kunes’ assistant.

1935
August 26, 27 & 28—Whitemarsh Valley Country Club—Lafayette Hill, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Morrie Talman
Winner—Robert “Buzz” Campbell—Old York Road Country Club—6 & 5 36 holes
Runner-up—Harry Markel—Berkshire Country Club
Medalist—Bruce Coltart—Woodcrest Country Club—71
Buzz was the son of Jack Campbell, who won this title in 1926, and his assistant. He was 23 years old. Gene Kunes did not defend his title. He decided to enter the Canadian Open instead and he won it.

1936
September 21 to24 & 27—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Ted Turner—Pine Valley Golf Club—2 up 36 holes
Runner-up—Leo Diegel—Philmont Country Club
Medalist—Leo Diegel—70-69=139
The Section combined its Stroke Play and Match Play Championships that year.

1937
September 27—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Charles Schneider, Sr.—Concord Country Club—70-69=139
Runner-up—Bruce Coltart—Woodcrest Country Club—73-70=143
Runner-up—Clarence Doser—Merion Cricket Club—71-72=143
In an effort to get more publicity for the championship amateurs were invited to enter the tournament. Due to this it was decided that the low professional in the thirty-six hole qualifying round would be the section champion for 1937. Six amateurs entered the qualifying rounds but none played in the match play event. Bruce Coltart won the match play tournament beating Matt Kowal of Philmont Country Club 1up on the 38th hole.

1938
October 10, 11, 12 & 16—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Joe Zarhardt—Burlington County Country Club—3 & 2—36 holes
Runner-up—Ralph Hutchison—Saucon Valley Country Club
Medalist—Terl Johnson—Plymouth Country Club—73-70=143

1939
September 18, 19, 20 & 24—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Charles Schneider, Sr.—Concord Country Club—6 & 5—36 holes
Runner-up—John Beadle—Paxon Hollow Golf Club
Medalist—Byron Nelson—Reading Country Club—68-69=137
Due to prior commitments Nelson could not compete in the championship.
First prize was $300.

1940
September 16, 17, 18 & 22—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Matt Kowal—Philmont Country Club—1 up—36 holes
Runner-up—Ed Dudley—Philadelphia Country Club
Medalist—Matt Kowal—71-65=136
Matt Kowal also received the Bulletin Cup as the section champion.
This was the first year that the Bulletin Cup was awarded. First prize was $250.

1941
September 29, 30, October 1 & 5—Llanerch Country Club —Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—George Fazio—Cedarbrook Country Club—11 & 9—36 holes
Runner-up—Robert “Buzz” Campbell—Old York Road Country Club
Medalist—Bruce Coltart— Seaview Country Club—72-68=140
Matt Kowal was not able to defend his title as he was serving in the United States Army.

1942
September 28, 29, 30 & October 4—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Gene Kunes—Holmesburg Country Club—1 up—38th hole
Runner-up—Sam Byrd—Merion Golf Club
Medalist—Harold “Jug” McSpaden—Philadelphia CC—72-75=147
Holmesburg Country Club was later called John F. Byrne Golf Club.
In 1942 Merion Cricket Club became just a golf club and was renamed Merion Golf Club.

1943
September 20, 21, 22 & 26—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner— Joseph “Bud” Lewis—Manufacturers Golf & Country Club—2 up—36 holes
Runner-up—Terl Johnson—Plymouth Country Club
Medalist—Sam Byrd—Merion Golf Club—69-66=135

1944
September 11, 14, 15 & 17—Manufacturers Golf & Country Club—Oreland, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Bud Lewis
Winner—Clarence Ehresman—Ashbourne Country Club—1 up—36 holes
Runner-up—Terl Johnson—Plymouth Country Club
Medalist—Joe Zarhardt—Jeffersonville Golf Club—74-67=141
September 12 & 13 rounds were rained out.

1945
September 17, 18, 19, 20 & 23—North Hills Country Club—North Hills, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Len Sheppard
Winner—Charles Sheppard—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—6 & 5—36 holes
Runner-up—Henry Williams Jr.—Spring-Ford Country Club
Medalist—Dick Renaghan—Tavistock Country Club—73
The qualifying was cut from 36 holes to 18 due to rain.
The total purse was $1,200 and first prize was $250.

 1946
June 24, 25, 26 & 30—Cedarbrook Country Club—Wyncote, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Joseph Seka
Winner—Sam Davis—Philmont Country Club—4 & 2—36 holes
Runner-up—Charles Sheppard—Shawnee Inn & Country Club
Medalist—Bruce Coltart—Seaview Country Club—73-70=143
The total purse was $1,200 and first prize was $300.

1947
August 25, 26, 27 & 31—Wildwood Country Club—Cape May Court House, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Harry Avery
Winner —Charles Schneider, Sr.—LuLu Temple Country Club—2 & 1—36 holes
Runner-up—Paul Midiri–unattached
Medalist—Henry Williams, Jr.—Susquehanna Valley Country Club—65-69=134
The total purse was $1,570 and first prize was $420.

1948   
August 23, 24, 25, 29—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—Joseph  “Bud” Lewis—Manufacturers Golf & Country Club—1 up—36 holes
Runner-up—Rod Munday—Country Club of York
Medalist—Matt Kowal—Philmont Country Club—72-71=143
First prize was $300.

1949
August 22, 23, 24, 28—Shawnee Inn & Country Club —Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—Henry Williams, Jr.—Tully-Secane Country Club (NLE)—4 & 3—36 holes
Runner-up—Felix Serafin—Fox Hill Country Club
Medalist—Henry Williams Jr.—67
The total purse was $1,500 and first prize was $400.

1950
August 21-23 & 27—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—Clarence Ehresman—Ashbourne Country Club—1 up—36 holes.
Runner-up—Carman Steppo—Brandywine Country Club
Medalist—Sam Davis—Woodcrest Country Club—70

1951
August 20-23 & 26—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—Rod Munday—Country Club of York—2 & 1—36 holes
Runner-up—Henry Williams, Jr.—Berkleigh Country Club
Medalist—Terl Johnson—The DuPont Country Club—68
First prize was $500.

1952
August 18-21 & 24—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—John Serafin—Elkview Country Club—1 up—38th hole.
Runner-up—Matt Kowal—Philmont Country Club
Medalist—Pat Tiso—Meadowlands Country Club—67

1953
August 17-20 &23—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—Henry Williams, Jr.—Berkleigh Country Club—3 & 2—36 holes
Runner-up—Pete DeAngelis—Plymouth Country Club
Medalist—George Griffin, Jr.—Green Valley Country Club—67

1954
August 30-31, September 2 & 5—Shawnee Inn & C.C.—Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Harry Obitz
Winner—John Serafin—Fox Hill Country Club—2 up—36 holes.
Runner-up—John Weitzel—Country Club of Hershey
Medalist—Pete DeAngelis—Plymouth Country Club—71
Medalist—Ken Gibson—Huntingdon Valley Country Club—71
Medalist—John Serafin—Fox Hill Country Club—71
Shawnee Inn & C.C. was hosting the Section Championship for the seventh time.

1955
August 15-18 & 28—The Springhaven Club—Wallingford, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Ted Bickel, Jr.
Winner—Stan Dudas—Shawnee Inn & Country Club—4 & 3—36 holes
Runner-up—Charlie Lepre—Tavistock Country Club
All 90 entries were placed in the starting field with 38 receiving first round byes.
The final was played on August 28 due to scheduling conflicts at Springhaven.
The total purse was $1,900 and first prize was $500.

1956
October 8- 11 & 14—Atlantic City Country Club—Northfield, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Leo Fraser
Winner—Art Wall Jr.—Pocono Manor Resort—5 & 3—36 holes
Runner-up—Charlie Lepre—Tavistock Country Club
Medalist—Henry Williams Jr.—Berkleigh Country Club—67

1957
September 23-25 & Oct 13—Atlantic City CC—Northfield, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Leo Fraser
Winner—Dick Sleichter—Gettysburg Country Club—7 & 6—36 holes
Runner-up—Walter Brickley—Burlington County Country Club
Medalist—Mike Rooney—Cool Creek Country Club—68
Medalist—Jack Helms—Out Door Country Club—68
Medalist—John Lewis—Holmesburg Country Club—68.
Due to schedule conflicts at Atlantic City CC the final was not played until October 13. Holmesburg Country Club was later called John F. Byrne Golf Club.

1958
October 6-9 & 19—North Hills Country Club—North Hills, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Stan Dudas
Winner—Henry Williams Jr.—Berkleigh Country Club—1 up—38th hole
Runner-up—Stan Dudas—North Hills Country Club
Medalist—Stan Dudas 68
First prize was $700.

1959
September 21-24 & 27—Philmont C.C. (North Course)—Huntingdon Valley, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Joe Lalley
Winner—Stan Dudas—North Hills Country Club—1 up—36 holes
Runner-up—Sam Penecale—Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Medalist—Stan Dudas—68
First prize was $500.

1960
September 16, 17 & 18—Bala Golf Club—Philadelphia, PA—Par 68
Host Professional—Bob Marshall
Winner—Al Besselink—PGA Tour—69-61-68=198
Runner-up—Sam Penecale—Whitemarsh Valley Country Club—67-67-67=201
Besselink’s 61 was a course record. The tournament was televised for the first time.
The total purse was $4,100 and first prize was $1,000.

1961
August 18, 19 & 20—Buena Vista Country Club—Buena, NJ—Par 72
Host Professional—Ed Carman
Winner—Bernie Haas—Philadelphia Country Club—71-75-71=217
Runner-up—Dick Hendrickson—Country Club of Scranton—72-73-73=218
Runner-up—Dick Sleichter—Gettysburg Country Club—75-72-71=218
The total purse was $5,000 and first prize was $750.

1962
August 17, 18 & 19—Whitemarsh Valley Country Club—Lafayette Hill, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Sam Penecale
Winner—Art Wall Jr.—Pocono Manor Resort—70-72-71=213
Runner-up—Al Besselink—Philmont Country Club—71-77-67=215
The total purse was $5,185 and first prize was $1,000.

1963
September 9, 10 & 11—Atlantic City Country Club—Northfield, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Leo Fraser
Winner—Art Wall Jr.–Pocono Manor Resort—67-66-68=201
Runner-up—Al Nelson—Whitford Country Club—67-69-72=208
The total purse was $4,550 and first prize was $600.
Al Nelson of Whitford Country Club was not related to Al Nelson of Yardley Country Club who was runner-up in this championship in 1930.

1964
September 25, 26 & 27—North Hills Country Club—North Hills, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Bob Ross
Winner—Bob Schoener Jr.—Green Pond Country Club—73-67-75=215
Runner-up—Art Wall Jr.—PGA Tour—72-74-70=216
Runner-up—Dick Hendrickson—Laurel Oak Country Club—73-70-73=216
The total purse was $5,000 and first prize was $1,000.

1965
September 30, October 2 & 3—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Marty Lyons
Winner—Art Wall Jr.—PGA Tour—69-71-70=210
Runner-up—Bob Schoener Jr.—Green Pond Country Club—74-72-71=217
The total purse was $4,700 and first prize was $1,000.
The second round scheduled for October 1 was canceled with 18 players left on the course due to casual water on the greens. Those 18 players were the leaders as the players had been repaired after round one.

1966
September 30, October 1 & 2—Laurel Oak Country Club (NLE)—-Gibbsboro, NJ—Par 71
Host Professional—Dick Hendrickson
Winner—Bob Shave Jr.—Philadelphia Country Club—72-73-70=215
Runner-up—Dick Hendrickson—Laurel Oak Country Club—77-70-69=216
The total purse was $5,000 and first prize was $1,000.
The first round scheduled for September 29 was rained out.

1967
August 17, 18, 19—Laurel Oak Country Club (NLE)—Gibbsboro, NJ—Par 71
Host Professional—Dick Hendrickson
Winner—Bob Ross—Philadelphia Cricket Club—68-69-71=208
Runner-up—Bill Kittleman—Merion Golf Club—67-71-75=213
The total purse was $6,000 and first prize was $1,300.

1968
September 12, 13, 14 & 15—Brookside Country Club—Macungie, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Frank Burns
Winner—Stan Dudas—Atlantic City Country Club—74-70-73=217
Runner-up—Dick Hendrickson—Little Mill Country Club—77-73-71=217
Runner-up—Henry McQuiston—Bala Golf Club—72-74-71=217
A playoff was held on September 15. Dudas won with a 66 against a 69 for Hendrickson and a 73 for McQuiston.
The total purse was $7,000 and first prize was $1,500.

1969
September 29, 30 & October 1—Glen Oak Country Club—Clarks Summit, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Jerry Port
Winner—Al Besselink—Sunny Jim Golf Club—70-69-72=211
Runner-up—Edward “Tim” DeBaufre—PGA Tour—69-73-70=212
Runner-up—Jerry Port—Glen Oak Country Club—68-74-70=212
The total purse was $5,000 and first prize was $900.
Sunny Jim Golf Club was later called Medford Village Country Club.

1970
September 28, 29 & 30—Radley Run Country Club—Westchester, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Chet Munson
Winner—Marty Furgol—Ramblewood Country Club—72-73-72=217
Runner-up—Dick Hendrickson—Little Mill Country Club—75-72-71=218
Runner-up—Willie Maples—Philadelphia Country Club—72-71-75=218
The total purse was $7,700. First prize was $1,200, second $800, third $650 and fourth $550. Marty Furgol was 54 years old when he won.  

1971
September 27, 28 & 29—LeChateau Inn and Country Club—White Haven, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Stewart Sirbaugh
Winner—Art Wall Jr.—PGA Tour—73-69-72=214
Runner-up—Bob Schoener Jr.—Green Pond Country Club—71-72-71=214
Playoff—September 30—Wall 70, Schoener 74
The winner received $1,500 and the runner-up received $1,000. The purse totaled $8,800.
LeChateau Inn and CC became Hershey Pocono Resort, which then became Mountain Laurel Resort. All were at the same location.

1972
September 18, 19 & 20—Tamiment Resort & Country Club—Tamiment, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Vince Yanovitch
Winner—Dick Hendrickson—PGA Tour—68-72-76=216
Runner-up—Dick Smith, Sr.—Hi-Point Golf Farm—76-70-70=216
A playoff was held on October 4. Hendrickson won with a 73 against a 75 for Smith.
During the first round Smith was assessed a 3 stroke penalty due to trying to correct a problem caused by his caddy moving his ball.
Hi-Point Golf Farm became Spring Mill Country Club.
The total purse was $12,000. First prize was $2,000 and second was $1,400.

1973
October 1, 2 & 3—North Hills Country Club—North Hills, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Ron Rolfe
Winner—Joe Data—Philadelphia Country Club—69-69-71=209
Runner-up—John Kennedy—Edgmont Country Club—71-72-70=213
The total purse was $9,000. First prize was $1,700, second $1,100, third $825 and fourth $725.

1974
October 7, 8 & 9—Philmont Country Club (North Course)—Huntingdon Valley, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Buzz Garvin
Winner—Dick Smith, Sr.—Hi Point Golf Farm—70-73-72=215
Runner-up—John Kennedy—Edgmont Country Club—76-73-69=218
The total purse was $5,965. First prize was $1,100, second $850 and third $700.

1975
September 29, 30 & October 1—-Schuylkill Country Club—Orwigsburg, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Roger Stern
Winner—Ed Dougherty—Edgmont Country Club—75-69-68=212
Runner-up—Ted McKenzie—Waynesborough Country Club—69-72-73=214
The total purse was $11,000. First prize was $1800.

1976
October 4, 5 & 6—Toftrees Golf Resort—State College, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Peter Duffy
Winner—Andy Thompson—PGA Tour—73-71-74=218
Runner-up—Ed Dougherty—PGA Tour—73-72-74=219
The total purse was $9,750. First prize was $1,500 and second was $1,000.

1977
October 11, 12 & 13—Saucon Valley Country Club (Grace Course)—Bethlehem, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Jerry Pittman
Winner—Dick Smith, Sr.—Wedgwood Country Club—74-71-75-220
Runner-up—Ed Dougherty—Edgmont Country Club—73-78-70=221
The total purse was $12,000. First prize was $2,000, second $1,400 and third $1,035.

1978
October 10, 11, 12 & 13—Philadelphia Cricket Club—Flourtown, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Bruce MacDonald
Winner—Mike Nilon—The Springhaven Club—72-76-74-73=295
Runner-up—Tom Robertson—Chester Valley Golf Club—74-76-73-72=295
Runner-up—Jack Connelly—Huntingdon Valley Country Club—74-70-75-76=295
Runner-up—Jeff Steinberg—Berkleigh Country Club—73-75-74-73=295
Nilon won a sudden death playoff with a birdie on the sixth extra hole.
The championship was 72 holes for the first time.
The total purse was 25,000. First prize was $4,500.

1979
October 29, 30 & 31—North Hills CC—North Hills, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Ron Rolfe
Winner—Ted McKenzie—Waynesborough Country Club—69-73-74=216
Runner-up—Jack Connelly—Huntingdon Valley Country Club—68-74-75=217
The total purse was $18,000. First prize was $3,000, second $2,000, third $1,500, fourth $1,250 and fifth $1,000.

1980
September 22, 23 & 24—Waynesborough Country Club—Paoli, PA—Par
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.

1981
October 5, 6 & 7—Cavaliers Country Club—Newark, DE—Par 71
Host Professional—Jeff Lindeke
Winner—Dick Smith, Sr., Sr.—Woodcrest Country Club—72-70-74=216
Runner-up—Bruce MacDonald—Philadelphia Cricket Club—74-71-72=217
Runner-up—Ed Dougherty—PGA Tour—66-74-73=217.
The total purse was $12,000. First was $2,500 and the tie for second worth $1,250 each.

1982
September 20, 21 & 22—Huntingdon Valley Country Club—Huntingdon Valley, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Jack Connelly
Winner—Dick Smith, Sr.–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.

1983
October 10, 11 & 12—Woodcrest Country Club—Cherry Hill, NJ—Par 71
Host Professional—Dick Smith, Sr.
Winner—Dick Smith, Sr.—Woodcrest Country Club—72-68=140
Runner-up—Jack Connelly-Huntingdon Valley Country Club—71-71=142
Runner-up—Pete Oakley—Shawnee Country Club (DE)—72-70=142
Runner-up—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.

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.

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.

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.

1987
September 17, 18 & 20—Eagle Lodge Country Club—Lafayette Hill, PA—Par 71Host 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.

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
Runner-up—Jim Bromley—Whitemarsh Valley Country Club—71-70-68=209
The total purse was $100,000 and first prize was $16,000.

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
Runner-up—Ed Dougherty—Edgmont Country Club—70-70-66=206
The total purse was $100,000 and first prize was $16,000.

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.

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.

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
Runner-up—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 professional to win the Philadelphia PGA Championship more than two times.

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.

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.

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
Runner-up—Rick Osberg—Waynesborough Country Club—71-74-71=216
The total purse was $40,000. First place was $6,000.

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.

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.

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.

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

2000
September 26, 27 & 28—Burlington Country Club—Mt. Holly, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Michael Mack
Winner—Brian Kelly—Bucknell Golf Club—68-68-70=206
Runner-up—Terry Hertzog—Gulph Mills Golf Club—68-64-75=207
The total purse was $100,000. First prize was $15,000. Burlington Country Club was called Burlington County Country Club until 1995.

2001
September 17, 18 & 19—Spring Ford Country Club—Royersford, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Tony DeGisi
Winner—Terry Hertzog—Gulph Mills Golf Club—73-68-72=213
Runner-up—David Quinn—Centerton Golf Club—70-74-72=216
The total purse was $100,000. First prize was $15,000

2002
August 26, 27 & 28—Spring Ford Country Club—Royersford, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Tony DeGisi
Winner—Dave Roberts—Cedarbrook Country Club—72-68-71=211
Runner-up—Orist Wells—Pitman Golf Club—71-74-67=217
The total purse was $90,000. First prize was $13,750.

2003
August 18, 19 & 20—Philadelphia Cricket Cl. (Militia Hill Course)—Flourtown, PA—Par 72
Host Professional—Terry McDowell
Winner—Terry Hatch—PGA Nationwide Tour—73-67-69=209
Runner-up—George Frake—Little Mill Golf Club—69-71-73=213
The total purse was $66,000. First prize was $7,500.

2004
August 17, 18 & 19—Philadelphia Cricket Cl. (Wissahickon and Militia Hill Courses)—Flourtown, PA—Par 70 &72
Host Professional—Terry McDowell
Winner—Terry Hertzog—Bent Creek Country Club—66-73-70=209
Runner-up—John Pillar—Country Club at Woodloch Springs—70-70-72=212
The total purse was $50,000. The first prize was $5,750. The first round was played on the par 70 Wissahickon Course. The second and third rounds were played on the par 72 Militia Hill Course.

2005
August 15, 16 & 17—Burlington Country Club—Mt. Holly, NJ—Par 70
Host Professional—Michael Mack
Winner—Brian Kelly—Bucknell Golf Club—67-68-68=203
Runner-up—Rob Shuey—Valley Green Golf Club—65-71-68=204
The total purse was $100,000. First prize was $15,000.

2006
July 25, 26 & 27—Hartefeld National Golf Club—Avondale Golf Club—Par 72
Host Professional—Patrick Shine
Winner—David Quinn—Links Golf Club—68-73-65=206
Runner-up—Rob Shuey—Ben’s Power Golf Learning Center—68-68-71=207
First prize was $10,000.

2007
September 25, 26 & 27—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mike Moses
Winner—Rich Steinmetz—Spring Ford Country Club—70-70-70=210
Runner-up—Jim Masserio—Aronimink Golf Club—72-71-70=213
The total purse was $65,000. First prize was $7,500.

2008
September 23, 24 & 25—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Ben Lesniak
Winner—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—74-70-69=213
Runner-up—Greg Farrow—Deerwood Country Club—70-75-68=213
Stu Ingraham won a sudden death playoff on the first hole (#18) with a par four.
The total purse was $65,000. First prize was $7,500. Llanerch was hosting the Section Championship for the tenth time.

2009
September 22, 23 &24—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mike Moses
Winner—John Pillar—Country Club at Woodloch Springs—71-69-67=207
Runner-up—Mark Sheftic—Merion Golf Club—73-67-67=207
John Pillar won a sudden death playoff on the first hole (#18) with a birdie four.
The total purse was $62,000. First prize was $7,000.

2010
September 21, 22 & 23—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mike Moses
Winner—Rich Steinmetz—Spring Ford Country Club—63-70-72=205
Runner-up—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—68-68-70=206
The total purse was $62,400. First prize was $7,000.
Steinmetz’s 63 tied a Section Championship record of eight under par in one round.
Concord Country Club was hosting the Section Championship for the fifth time.

2011
September 20, 21 & 22—White Manor Country Club—Malvern, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mark Levine
St. Davids Golf Club—Wayne, PA—Par 70
Host Professional—Dean Kandle
Winner—Rich Steinmetz—Spring Ford Country Club—69-71-69=209
Runner-up—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—72-67-71=210
The total purse was $65,000 and first prize was $7,000.
During the first two rounds the players played one round at White Manor and one at St. Davids. The last round was played at White Manor.

2012
September 18, 19, 20 & 21—White Manor Country Club—Malvern, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mark Levine
Winner—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—70-68=138
Runner-up—Greg Farrow—Deerwood Country Club—68-70=138
Stu Ingraham won a sudden death playoff on the third extra hole with a birdie.
Ingraham 5-4-2, Farrow 5, 4, 3, Par 4, 4, 3
St. Davids Golf Club was scheduled to host the first two rounds along with White Manor but the first round had to be postponed due to a heavy storm and when SDGC could not guarantee that golf carts would be available the next day all rounds were moved to White Manor. The plan was then to hold a double shotgun start the next two days but when the golf course workers were still cleaning up debris the next day that brought about a new plan. The tournament was reduced to 36 holes. One half of the field played on Wednesday and the other half played on Thursday. The field was then cut to the low 60 with the second and final round played on Friday.
The total purse was $70,955 and first prize was $7,500.

2013
September 17, 18 & 19—White Manor Country Club—Malvern, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mark Levine
Radnor Valley Country Club—Villanova, PA —Par 70
Host Professional—George Forster, Sr.
Winner—David Quinn—Links Golf Club—69-71-73=213
Runner-up—Bill Walker—Riverton Country Club—75-73-67=215
Runner-up—John Bierkan—Aronimink Golf Club—71-72-72=215
The first two rounds were played at White Manor Country Club and Radnor Valley Country Club. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played at White Manor.
The total purse was $70,000 and first prize was $7,500.

2014
September 16, 17 & 18—Llanerch Country Club—Havertown, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Chris Wilkinson
Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mike Moses
Winner—George Forster, Sr.—Radnor Valley Country Club—71-73-70=214
Runner-up—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—70-72-72=214
George Forster, Sr. won a sudden death playoff on the third extra hole with a birdie. They played the 18th hole three times. Forster 4-4-3, Ingraham 4, 4, 4, Par 4, 4, 4
The first two rounds were played at Llanerch Country Club and Concord Country Club. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played at Llanerch.
The total purse was $71,000 and first prize was $8,000.

2015
September 15, 16 & 17—Concord Country Club—Concordville, PA—Par 71
Host Professional—Mike Moses
Fieldstone Golf Club—Chadds Ford, PA —Par 71
Host Professional—Jim Larkin
Winner—Dave McNabb—Applebrook Country Club—68-63-73=203
Runner-up—Steve Swartz—Conestoga Country Club—68-70-66=204
The first two rounds were played at Concord Country Club and Fieldstone Golf Club. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played at Concord.
McNabb’s eight under par round of 63 at Fieldstone tied a record for the lowest round in the Section Championship in relation to par. Gene Fieger had posted a 62 at Heidelberg Country Club in 1997 and Rich Steinmetz had shot a 63 at Concord in 2010. Al Besselink had the lowest score, a seven under par 61 at Bala Golf Club in 1960.
The total purse was $71,000 and first prize was $8,000.

2016
September 20, 21 & 22—Philadelphia Cricket Club—-Flourtown, PA
Wissahickon Course—Par 70 and Militia Hill Course—Par 72
Host Professional—Jim Smith, Jr.
Winner—Jordan Gibbs—Gulph Mills Golf Club—67-68-66=201
Runner-up—Stu Ingraham—M Golf Range & Learning Center—67-70-69=206
The first two rounds were played on the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played on the Wissahickon Course. Gibbs’ eleven under par was a record for the most strokes under par in the Philadelphia Section Championship. Four times in the past a winner had finished ten under par.
The total purse was $71,000 and first prize was $8,000.

2017
September 19, 20 & 21—Laurel Creek Country Club—Mount Laurel, NJ—Par 71
Host professional—John DiMarco
Burlington Country Club—Mt. Holly, NJ—Par 70
Host professional—Michael Mack
Winner—-Terry Hertzog—Country Club of York—-72-68-70=210
Runner-up—-David Quinn—-Philmont Country Club—-71-70-70=211
The first two rounds were played at Laurel Creek Country Club and Burlington Country Club. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played at Laurel Creek.
The total purse was $75,000 and first prize was $8,000.

2018
September 19, 20 & 21–Concord Country Club–Concordville, PA–Par 71
Host professional–Mike Moses
Whitford Country Club–Exton, PA
Host professional–Mike Ladden
Winner–Billy Stewart–The Ace Club–70-67-70=207
Runner-up–Stu Ingraham–M Golf Range & Learning Center–72-68-68=20
The first round scheduled for Tuesday was rained out. The first two rounds were played at Concord Country Club and Whitford. After the 36-hole cut the final round was played at Concord.
The total purse was $70,000 and first prize was $8,000.

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