Tri State PGA Dr John Aber Memorial Classic

The Latest TriStatePGA Event took place on May 7th, The Dr. John Aber Memorial Golf Classic at Allegheny Country Club Sponsored by Club Car of the Alleghenies.  It was an 18 hole event and 28 year old Brendan King, Resident of Oakmont and Assistant Pro from Oakmont Country Club would come away with a 1 stroke victory with a 4- under round 66.   He was closely chased by Jason Martin of Sunnehanna CC who finished at 3- under followed by Daniel Braun of Indiana Country Club whom finished 2- under.

Allegheny Country Club is a 6489 yard, par 70 course set in the Gorgeous Countryside of Sewickley Heights.  It started as a 6 hole course in 1895 near Brighton Avenue and California Avenue, it would move  Nearly seven years later and re-open as an 18 hole venue in Sewickley Heights PA.

The course was designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Bendelow, a Scottish American Golf Course Designer who was given credit for designing over 600 courses.  If you dig into the list of his courses, a great many were of this length.  He used the land that he had and the features that were available to each of those plots of land to accent the course.   The Crowning Jewel of his design was his work on the three courses at Medinah Country Club.  Medinah hosted many major Championship events including US Opens, PGA Championships, and a Ryder Cup in 2012.   The American Society of Golf Course Architects describes his designs as follows.  “Tom Bendelow’s designs changed as the game of golf changed. When given good sites and adequate resources with which to work, he could produce a very challenging lay out, equal to the best work of the day. His personal goal however, was to build good, solid, enjoyable golf courses.”


(Tom Bendelow)

This is the Leaderboard courtesy of

Pos Player +/- Thru Total
1 Brendan King  Oakmont CC -4 F 66
2 Jason Martin  Sunnehanna CC -3 F 67
3 Daniel Braun  Indiana CC -2 F 68
T4 Gene Walter  PA Golf Academy -1 F 69
T4 John Aber  Allegheny CC -1 F 69
T4 Brett Young (a) -1 F 69
T4 Mason Stutler  Pikewood National GC -1 F 69
T8 Roy Vucinich  Allegheny CC E F 70
T8 Staci Creech (a) E F 70
T10 Jason Robinson  Wheeling CC +1 F 71
T10 Joe Boros  Treesdale GCC +1 F 71
T10 Angus McHolme (a) +1 F 71
T10 Jim Cichra  RMU Island Sports Golf Dome +1 F 71
T10 Eric Apodiakos  Valley Brook CC +1 F 71
T10 Tony Traci  South Hills CC +1 F 71
T10 Gordon Vietmeier  Gordon Vietmeier School +1 F 71
T10 Kevin Shields  The Club at Nevillewood +1 F 71
T10 David Yokitis  Connoquenessing CC +1 F 71
T19 Sean Knaus  Pittsburgh Field Club +2 F 72
T19 Tom Bummer  Greene County CC +2 F 72
T19 Rick Stimmel (a) +2 F 72
T19 Eric Teasdale  Shannopin CC +2 F 72
T19 Rob McClellan  Oakview GC +2 F 72
T19 Zach Street  Montour Heights CC +2 F 72
T19 Chuck Nettles (a) +2 F 72
T19 Aaron Gizzi  Uniontown CC +2 F 72
T19 Bob Friend  PGA Professional +2 F 72
T28 Todd Renner (a) +3 F 73
T28 Devin Gee  Oakmont CC +3 F 73
T28 Jimmy Brahm  Treesdale GCC +3 F 73
T28 Christopher McKnight  Laurel Valley GC +3 F 73
T28 Scott Davis  PGA Professional +3 F 73
T28 Shawn McCall  Cranberry Highlands GC +3 F 73
T28 Richard von Tacky  Green Acres GC +3 F 73
T28 Zachary Turek  Youghiogheny CC +3 F 73
T36 Drew Bohn  Allegheny CC +4 F 74
T36 Peter Micklewright  Edgewood CC +4 F 74
T36 Ty Roush  Riverside GC +4 F 74
T36 Albert Hromulak  Pittsburgh Field Club +4 F 74
T36 David Lapmarado  Wildwood GC +4 F 74
T41 Craig Weis  New Castle CC +5 F 75
T41 Robert Stoops (a) +5 F 75
T41 Jim Bulger (a) +5 F 75
T41 Michael Gervais  Bridgeport CC +5 F 75
T41 Dave Gedris  Oakmont Golf Center +5 F 75
T41 Dan John Reid (a) +5 F 75
T47 Bob Meyer  Valley Brook CC +6 F 76
T47 Bob Salera  PGA Professional +6 F 76
T47 John Klinchock  Ligonier CC +6 F 76
T47 Jake Augustine (a) +6 F 76
T47 Jody Barrett  Cranberry Highlands GC +6 F 76
T47 Alexander Megrey  Montour Heights CC +6 F 76
T47 John Ferree Aber (a) +6 F 76
T47 John Aubrey  Aubrey’s Dubbs Dred GC +6 F 76
T55 Jeffrey Dyer (a) +7 F 77
T55 Bernard Hough  Wildwood GC +7 F 77
T55 Mike Frisina  Edgewood CC +7 F 77
T55 Brent Rodgers (a) +7 F 77
T59 Tom Beeler  Grand View GC +8 F 78
T59 Frank Blazewick  Stonecrest GC +8 F 78
T59 John McCabe (a) +8 F 78
T59 Dennis Munko  PA Golf Academy +8 F 78
T63 Carmen Costa  Frosty Valley GL +9 F 79
T63 Tim Gustin  Oakbrook GC +9 F 79
T63 Jason Marciniec  St. Clair CC +9 F 79
T63 Steve Superick  PGA Professional +9 F 79
T63 Scott Karabin  Tam O’Shanter GC +9 F 79
T63 Noah Augustus Zamagias (a) +9 F 79
T69 Michael Bosh (a) +10 F 80
T69 Steve Adametz (a) +10 F 80
T71 Andrew Heffernan  St. Clair CC +11 F 81
T71 Steve Kusenko  Monongahela Valley CC +11 F 81
T71 Michael Papson  Valley Brook CC +11 F 81
T71 Rocco D’Angelo (a) +11 F 81
T71 Shawn O’Rorke (a) +11 F 81
T76 Chuck Scally  Scally’s GC +12 F 82
T76 Aidan Bulger (a) +12 F 82
T76 Robert Ricker  South Hills CC +12 F 82
T76 David Erfley (a) +12 F 82
T76 Sean Mullen (a) +12 F 82
T81 Eric Kulinna  Shannopin CC +14 F 84
T81 Bill Plyler (a) +14 F 84
T83 Jeff Minster (a) +15 F 85
T83 Terry Lesko  Green Oaks CC +15 F 85
T83 Garrett Rodgers  Oakmont CC +15 F 85
86 Christopher Whitehead (a) +17 F 87
T87 Chris Clodfelter (a) +22 F 92
T87 Dan Nabuda (a) +22 F 92


Author: Jhavelka

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