Meet the PGA and LPGA Club Professionals competing at Aronimink
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth, the two-time defending champion of the
LPGA Professionals National Championship is one of eight club professionals competing at the 2020 KPMG Women's Championship. The other professionals include Jennifer Borocz, PGA; Ellen Ceresko, LPGA; Joanna Coe, PGA; Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA/LPGA; Jordan Lintz, LPGA; Samantha Morrell, LPGA; and Seul-Ki Park Hawley, PGA. Half of the eight Club Professionals are exclusively LPGA members, while three others enjoy PGA of America membership. Dr. Alison Curdt holds the distinction of dual LPGA-PGA affiliation.
Joanna Coe, PGA - is a PGA director of instruction at the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, MD. She went to Rollins College and won the 2008 NCAA Division II title her freshman year. Joanna played on the Symetra Tour for several years. Additionally, she won the 2019 PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and a member of the victorious 2019 Women’s PGA Cup Team. She has qualified for three LPGA majors in the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2018 and 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Joanna earned the 2019 Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year honors.
Ellen Ceresko, LPGA - started playing golf at the age of 5 and was raised in Jefferson Township, PA. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University where she competed on the Varsity Women's Golf Team and won a Nittany Lion Invitational. Upon graduating, Ellen competed Professionally on the Symetra Tour and Mini Tour for 2 years. She now teaches at Sleepy Hollow Country Club located in Scarborough, NY. Some of her career highlights include winning the 2013 PA State Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2012 Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur Championship.
Samantha Morrell, LPGA - is currently teaching at The Milbrook Club in Greenwich, CT and the Wilderness Country Club in Naples, FL. She graduated from Old Dominion University where she played collegiate golf. She has won the 2010 New England Women’s Amateur Champion. In 2011, she won both the Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association Amateur Champion and the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Champion. Sam won the 2013 Bucknell Women’s Golf Invitational Champion and in she won the 2018 MET PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
Jennifer Borocz, PGA - played her college golf at Sam Houston State University where she was the first graduate of the PGA Golf Management program in 2009. She was elected to PGA Membership in June of 2009 and earned her first certification (Golf Operations) in February 2010. Borocz was the first Head Women’s Golf Coach for Jacksonville University from 2012-2019 and led the Dolphins to unparalleled success. Borocz came to Jacksonville University after nearly five years with the TPC Network, where, she worked for both TPC Twin Cities and TPC Sawgrass as a PGA Assistant Professional. She retired from collegiate coaching to become the Chapter Coordinator for the North Florida PGA Section, one of the largest sections in the country. It didn’t take her long to make an impact, earning section PGA Professional of the Year honors for the Northern Chapter in 2020. Jennifer is married to fellow PGA Professional, Matt Borocz (Assistant General Manager/Director of Golf at TPC Sawgrass). They have one son, Carter (8). The family lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth, LPGA - was born and raised in Pasadena, MD and started playing golf at the age of 5. She is currently the University of North Florida Assistant Women’s Golf Coach. She played professionally on the Symetra Tour from 2009-2016 after playing collegiate golf, which she started at The Ohio State University and then finished her college golf career at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She had multiple top finishes on the LPGA FUTURES Tour and the Symetra Tour. More recently she has won the 2018 and 2019 LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals National Championship.
Jordan Lintz, LPGA - was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. She received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Wyoming to play golf where she has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. She was the first UW women’s golfer ever to win an individual conference championship. Additionally, Jordan played on the LPGA Futures Tour for a total of 5 seasons with one year playing on the LPGA Tour. Now she teaches at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, CT.
Seul-Ki Park Hawley, PGA - is an assistant PGA golf professional at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, MA. She had a full golf scholarship to the University of Illinois. She has competed on the LPGA Symetra Tour for six years including an exemption into the LPGA Canadian Open which as a result she finished third on the Canadian Women’s Tour money list. Additionally, she competed in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as well as the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in October 2019.
Alison Curdt, PGA/LPGA - is a PGA Master and LPGA Master Professional at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, CA. She has over 31 years of golf competition background and played on a full scholarship as a 2-time Academic All American at Florida State University. Alison has played in 2 LPGA Wegman's Tour Championships in 2012 and 2014, and the 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. She is the first women from Southern California to ever qualify for the PGA Professional Championship and competed at Bayonet Black Horse in 2018. Alison has been a four-time SCPGA Omega Women's Player of the Year. She recently helped Team USA win the inaugural Women's PGA Cup in October 2019.