27th Annual Mercy Golf Classic Welcomes 140 Golfers

In the photo – Cox Building Services (represented by, from left, Kelle Cox, Walter Cox, Ryan Cox and Mike Pacitti), a Cart Sponsor for the event, won for top mixed gross score in the morning round of the 2016 Mercy Golf Classic.

The 2016 Mercy School For Special Learning Golf Classic welcomed 140 golfers across the morning and afternoon rounds on Monday, Aug. 15, at Brookside Country Club in Macungie. The event was rescheduled from its previous Aug. 1 date due to severe-weather forecasts.

The Mercy Golf Classic is a yearly event that raises money and awareness for Mercy, the Lehigh Valley’s only private, nonresidential school for children and young adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. This year’s event netted the school more than $48,000.

This year was the 27th year for the Classic, which featured a scramble format and prize opportunities including a chance on the 5th hole to win a 2-year lease on a 2016 Buick Encore courtesy of Star Dealerships. (The Mercy Golf Classic is also part of the Landis Cup that is run by the Landis family who owns the Star Car Dealerships.)

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their contributions and support of the Golf Classic, including Principal Sponsors CityCenter Lehigh Valley, CrossAmerica Partners, Dunne Manning IAI Construction and TransEdge Truck Centers. Prizewinners included the following:

Top Gross AM Round, Men: 60 (Rich Kasarda, Chris Ladley)

Top Gross PM Round, Men: 59 (Kevin O’Donnell, Bryan Guzley)

Top Gross AM Round, Mixed: 71 (Walter Cox, Kelle Cox, Ryan Cox, Mike Pacitti)

Top Gross PM Round, Mixed: 60 (Diane Petrizzi, Jack Schlechtweg, Michael Petrizzi, Rosemarie Sweeney)

Longest Drive (11th Hole) Overall, Women: Sarah Wascura

Closest to the Pin (17th Hole) Overall, Women: Audra Kahr, 24’6”

Longest Drive (11th Hole) AM Round, Men: Scott Bennett

Longest Drive (11th Hole) PM Round, Men: Phil Johnson

Closest to the Pin (5th Hole) AM Round, Men: Rich Kasarda 8’9”

Closest to the Pin (5th Hole) AM Round, Men: Msgr. Ed Domin, 10’3”


Information Provided By:
Tom Harper
Advancement Director
Mercy School For Special Learning
830 S. Woodward St.
Allentown, PA 18103