Mark Sheftic, the head of instruction at Merion Golf Club, added a 3-under 67 Monday to his opening-round 66 to claim the title in the Burlington Classic Pro-Am at Burlington Country Club in Westampton, N.J. with a 36-hole total of 7-under 133.
Chris Krueger of Kings Creek Country Club had grabbed the lead following Sunday’s opening round with a 6-under 64. But Sheftic took control with three birdies on the front nine Monday and was never really threatened.
Krueger ended up with a 2-over 72 to share second place with Barry Dear of Twisted Dune at 4-under 136. Dear added a second-round 71 to his opening-round 65. Hugo Mazzalupi of Patriots Glen National Golf Club finished up with a 68 after opening with a 69 to finish fourth at 3-under 137.
Stu Ingraham, the head of instruction at the M Golf Range in Newtown Square, made a run at the lead, but fell back with a 2-over 72 after an opening-round 67 to finish tied for fifth at 1-under 139. Curtis Kirkpatrick of Indian Springs Golf Club joined Ingraham at that figure with rounds of 65 and 74.
Concord Country Club head pro Mike Moses added a 1-under 69 to his opening-round 71 to finish in a tie for eighth at even-par 140. He was joined at that figure by John Pillar of the Country Club at Woodloch Springs, who had rounds of 72 and 68.
Rounding out the top 10 were three players who finished in a tie for 10th at 1-over 141, including Jeff Bonicky (71-70) of Sea Oaks Golf Club, Spring-Ford Country Club head pro Rich Steinmetz (68-73) and Joe Kogelman (68-73) of GolfTEC Moorestown.
The top amateur prize went to T.J. Brennan, whose 157 total was matched by Travis Mazurek. Brennan’s par on the second hole of a playoff gave him the win over Mazurek.