Golf pro killed during Wednesday’s storm was a former Conshohocken resident

Three people were killed in Montgomery County during Wednesday’s storm that passed through the area, including 38-year-old Conshohocken resident Justin Riegel. Riegel, the director of golf at Philmont County Club in Huntingdon Valley, was killed when a tree fell into a building at the club.

The PGA Philadelphia Section shared the following about Riegel:

Justin worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Justin was also very involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. A friend to so many of us, gone too early.

According to the GoFundMe set-up to support Riegel’s family, he passed while expecting a child.

You can read the full PGA Philadelphia Section tribute here.

UPDATE – This article was updated to reflect that he was 38, not 34, and a former Conshohocken resident.

Photo: PGA Philadelphia Section