York’s Parks Price wins $ 100,000 top playoff prize at Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic
In a three-way playoff for the $ 100,000 first prize at the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic on Tuesday at Sunnybrook Golf Club, Parks Price saw his comrades hit their approach shots closer to the hole than he did.
A teacher at York Country Club, Price landed a 25-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the playoffs, then stood ready as Bidermann’s Zac Oakley and Sunnybrook’s Brett Walker failed shorter attempts to claim the biggest winning check of all tournaments. in all 41 sections of the PGA of America.
“The hole is still there, but it’s definitely getting a little smaller [for the others]I’m sure of it, ”said Price, 36, of Taylorsville, North Carolina. “The blood pressure starts to rise a bit there. Luckily, I was the furthest away and it’s the putt first, so there is an advantage there. Hope it works. “
Price, Oakley and Walker all finished the rule tied at 4 under par 68 in the 18 hole tournament. Price’s round was fueled by four birdies on his back nine. Oakley had seven birdies and went under 5 at one point before a bogey at No.6, his 15th hole.
Walker, who won the PGA Professional Championship from Philadelphia last week, was 3 under 410 yards 18th when he rolled in a 45-footer for a birdie that added one more to the playoffs.
In the playoffs, which was also at No. 18, Oakley’s 20-foot birdie putt narrowly failed. Walker faced a 12-footer to continue the playoffs, but his putt slid to the left. By finishing tied for second place, each player won $ 3,175.
Price hit an 8 iron approach to the green 155 yards.
“I actually hit a better tee shot than regulation so it was good to have one less club in my hand,” he said. “I had the same putt as before which made it nice. I just had to hit that putt. It wasn’t as fast as you might think even if it comes off, but it was just a good putt, and seeing it before helped me. “
Price called it “amazing”. I don’t think it’s really set up yet, maybe later. “
As for what he would do with the money, Price didn’t hesitate.
“I have a wedding to pay for in April, so that pretty much takes care of that,” he said.