25th Philadelphia Challenge Matches
Applebrook Golf Club
October 1, 2015
Section defeats GAP, 14.5–3.5, in Philadelphia Challenge Matches
The Philadelphia Section of the PGA defeated the Golf Association of Philadelphia, 14.5–3.5, in the 25th Philadelphia Challenge Matches at Applebrook Golf Club.
The Philadelphia Challenge Matches pits two 12-man teams, including two senior contestants, from the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Section of the PGA in a concurrent individual match and four-ball match. Each match is worth one point. Ties are halved.
The Philly Section leads the series 19–2 with four ties. Robin McCool, a driving force behind the creation of the then PING Challenge Cup, served as Team Philadelphia’s honorary captain.
| Results |
Player records |
Philadelphia PGA 14.5, Golf Association of Philadelphia 3.5
Singles (PGA 9.5, GAP 2.5)
(Senior match) David West (GAP), Whitford, d. Brian Kelly (PGA), Bucknell, 3&2; (Senior match) George Forster (PGA), Radnor Valley, d. Ray Thompson (GAP), Overbrook, 5&4; Dave McNabb (PGA), Applebrook, d. Ben Smith (GAP), Huntingdon Valley, 6&5; Carson Solien (PGA), Aronimink, d. Chris Lange, Jr. (GAP), Overbrook, 4&3; Andrew Turner (PGA), Whitford, d. Michael Hyland (GAP), Little Mill, 1-up; Joe Kogelman (PGA), GolfTEC-King of Prussia, d. Brian Gillespie (GAP), St. Davids, 3&2; Justin Hare (GAP), Five Ponds, halved Colin Corrigan (PGA), Saucon Valley; Michael R. Brown, Jr. (GAP), Links, d. Mike Ladden (PGA), Whitford, 6&4; Dave Quinn (PGA), Links, d. Scott McNeil (GAP), Bala, 2&1; Billy Stewart (PGA), ACE Club, d. Michael Johnson (GAP), Commonwealth National, 1-up; Bertus Wessels (PGA), Green Valley, d. Scott McLaughlin (GAP), Commonwealth National, 3&1; Vince Ramagli (PGA), Links, d. Ryan Gelrod (GAP), Philadelphia Cricket, 2&1.
Better-Ball (PGA 5, GAP 1)
Forster/Kelly (PGA) d. Thompson/West (GAP), 2&1; McNabb/Solien (PGA) d. Lange, Jr./Smith (GAP), 6&5; Kogelman/Turner (PGA) d. Gillespie/Hyland (GAP), 3&2; Quinn/Stewart (PGA) d. Johnson/McNeil (GAP), 1-up; Brown, Jr./Hare (GAP) d. Corrigan/Ladden (PGA), 2&1; Ramagli/Wessels (PGA) d. Gelrod/McLaughlin (GAP) 4&3.
Golf Association of Philadelphia
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 150 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.