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Shawnee’s Bergstol Places in the Local Qualifying Rounds

Friday, May 09, 2008(Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — Brian Bergstol, Shawnee's Assistant Golf Professional wins in the first round of the U.S. Open Championship's local qualifying round, in Bedens Brook Club, Skillman, N.J., yesterday, Thursday, May 08, 2008.

Approximately 93 golfers tried out, each required to have a one or below handicap. The top six elite players were selected in the local qualifying round. Bergstol tied for first place with the lowest score – given the honorary of a co-medalist in this tournament.

Rank

Player Name

Overall

Front

Back

Total

T1

Brian Bergstol, Mount Bethel, Pa.

Even

38

34

72

T1

Jim Famula, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Even

37

35

72

T3

Frank Esposito, Monroe, N.J.

+1

37

36

73

T3

(a) Robert Cronheim, Watchung, N.J.

+1

38

35

73

T5

Mark Yannotta, Whippany, N.J.

+2

37

37

74*

T5

Josh Immordino, Auburn, Wash.

+2

37

37

74*

So what does this mean for Bergstol? He is now off to The Members Club at Four Streams, in Beallsville, Maryland, on June 2nd. Here he will compete with 80-100 players, where a dozen or so will make it to the U.S. Open from this tournament. Though 50 some golfers are exempt for the qualifying rounds, another 100 plus have a chance to play in the Open. Bergstol definitely has a great chance.

He is a graduate of Moravian College where he majored in economics and finance. In addition to academics, he also led Moravian's golf team in points four years in a row earning the title of captain both his junior and senior years.

Though his college career may seem stunning, in 2006 alone Bergstol claimed over 16 different tournament wins including the Lehigh Valley Amateur Championships, where he won five of six tournaments setting club records in four. There is no doubt that Brian's success in the Lehigh Valley contributed to his nomination as the Lehigh Valley Player of the Year for the last two years running.

Brian began playing golf later than most of his colleagues. At age 15 he was competing against golfers that were more experienced than him. Unlike Bergstol who taught himself golf, many of his competitors also took lessons and were coached by local golf professionals.

Shawnee Country Club was his high school's course, and it is also where he formed a relationship with the resort. Since then, Brian has been working in the golf shop giving lessons and sharpening his own game.

Shawnee is very proud of Brian and wishes him much success on June 2nd's rounds. For interviews call (570) 424-4000 x1272. For more information about the Shawnee Inn visit www.shawneeinn.com. To view the complete list of players and scores from the May 8th Qualifying Rounds visit: www.mgagolf.org

For more information or to schedule an interview with Shawnee's management; please contact Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator at: (570) 424-4050 ext. 1409 or visit ShawneeInn.com.

 


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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business