Alexander Central alum Parks Price won the $100,000 first prize in Tuesday’s Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic at Sunnybrook Golf Club. Price won the event in three-man playoff after shooting a -4, 68.
A teaching professional at Country Club of York, Price rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, then stood by as Zac Oakley of Bidermann and Brett Walker of Sunnybrook missed shorter attempts, to claim the largest winning check of any tournament in the 41 PGA of America sections.
“The hole is still there, but it certainly gets a little smaller [for the others], I’m sure,” said Price, 36, from Taylorsville. “The blood pressure starts to kick in a little bit there. Luckily I was furthest away and you get to putt first so there’s an advantage there. Hopefully it would work out.”
Price called making 100-grand in one day “unbelievable. I don’t think it’s really set in yet, maybe later.” As for what he’ll do with the money, Price didn’t hesitate. “I’ve got a wedding to pay for in April so this pretty much takes care of that,” he said.
Story: Philadelphia Inquirer