The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, staff, and the Kirkwood Family congratulate Brian Bergstol, Shawnee’s Assistant Professional, for his most recent accomplishment of winning the 25th Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic. Everyone at Shawnee is proud of your accomplishments.
Brian has been a member of the Shawnee Family since his time at Bangor High School. Shawnee was his home course throughout high school. Brian’s accomplishments are highlighted by the success he has had over the years in offering professional instruction to scholastic athletes, many of whom went on to become Pennsylvania State Champions.
Date Posted: 5/31/2023 Courtesy of Philadelphia.PGA.com.
Reigning Philadelphia PGA Professional Champion Brian Bergstol of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee on the Delaware, Pennsylvania, won the 25th Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic at Sunnybrook Golf Club by tapping in a one-foot par on the first sudden death playoff hole to top Jeff Herb, PGA, of Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Bergstol’s $150,000 winner’s check is the largest first-place prize available from any event across the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections.
Bergstol made four birdies and three bogies en route to a 1-under-par 71 to tie Herb, who finished his round earlier in the afternoon. Bergstol said the course played “super hard,” and went on to remark it was one of the hardest tournament course setups he has played.
Bergstol went on to thank the event’s title partner, The Haverford Trust Company, their founder and director George Connell, Sunnybrook Golf Club and its membership, and staff, for their dedication to the Philadelphia PGA Section and its nearly 900 PGA Professionals.
“I look forward to this event every year,” said Bergstol.
Bergstol has won two of the Section’s biggest tournaments over the course of the nine months, having claimed the 101st Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship at DuPont C.C. in September, and now the 25th Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic.