Doug Gradwell Takes the 77th George Dressler Memorial
02 May 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Valley Brook Country Club

Doug Gradwell, the 77th George Dressler Memorial champion<br>(Pennsylvania Golf Association photo)
Doug Gradwell, the 77th George Dressler Memorial champion
(Pennsylvania Golf Association photo)

Doug Gradwell of Indiana Country Club dominated at his home club in brutal, blustery conditions en route to rounds of 69-71 for a total of 140, 2-under par, to win by 7 at the 77th Dressler Championship presented by LECOM. Gradwell used a pair of late birdies on 16 and 17 to put any doubt to rest. Rick Stimmel of Diamond Run Golf Club, finished runner-up at 147, followed by Erik Bertrand of Chartiers Country Club, in third place at 148.

Gradwell started the final round tied for the lead with fellow club member Kyle Grube after first-round a 69, but Grube faded with an 80 and Gradwell again registered the low round of the day to pull away from the field.

In the Senior Division, Sean Knapp added to his collection of state titles by taking a narrow one shot win over Ed Pudufal of The Kahkwa Club. Knapp finished at 73-77 for a total of 150.

Lee Lykens of Indiana Country Club also used local knowledge to his advantage in winning the Super-Senior Division. Lykens fired rounds of 69-78 for a total of 147 to edge Paul Schlachter of The Club at Nevillewood, by one stroke.

--The Pennsylvania Golf Association contributed to this story

ABOUT THE George Dressler Memorial

Formerly a public links tournament, the George Dressler Memorial is a 36 hole stroke play event with Championship (up to age 54), Senior (ages 55-64) and Super Senior (age 65 and older) divisions. There is a simultaneous team event with a best-two-of-three-score format among teams of three players from Pennsylvania Golf Association member clubs.

All players up to age 64 play from the same tees. The Senior Division is paired among the Championship Division

The tournament is named in honor of George Dressler, who was a member of the United States Golf Association's public links committee.

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