FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS (September 22, 2020)
—Gilbert Mendez, PGA Teaching Professional at GolfTEC - Westlake has claimed the title at the 52nd Southern Texas PGA Professional Championship after shooting rounds of 66-67 for a 36-hole score of 133 (-9). With his victory, Mendez will take home a check for $7,700.
“I just kept telling myself to focus and whatever happens, let it happen,” said Mendez. “I’m very excited to move forward and play in the PGA Professional Championship.”
Coming into the final round, Mendez led the field by 5 strokes. Today, Mendez had four birdies on the back nine, securing him the win. Omar Uresti, PGA Life Member, finished the event in second place with a final score of 138 (-4).
Along with Mendez, six other PGA Professionals earned exemptions into the 2021 PGA Professional Championship at today’s tournament. Justin Engel, PGA Assistant Professional at Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Ben Willman, PGA Teaching Professional at Axis Golf Academy, Ryan Polzin, PGA Head Professional at Oak Hills Country Club, Brandt Kieschnick, PGA Golf Coach at Sam Houston State University, Gregory Hiller, PGA Director of Instruction at TPC San Antonio, and Rich Barcelo, PGA Director of Instruction at Bluejack National will join Mendez at the PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and OMEGA with supporting sponsors Titleist/FootJoy, NIKE, and TaylorMade and presenting partners Golf Channel and PGA TOUR in Port St. Lucie, Florida Sunday April 25 – Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
As a member of the 2019 PGA Cup Team, Ben Kern, PGA Head Professional at Georgetown Country Club is automatically exempt into the 2021 PGA Professional Championship, as is Cassey Russell, PGA Director of Golf at Big Easy Ranch, who was a top 20 finisher at the 2019 PGA Professional Championship. PGA Life Member, Omar Uresti is also eligible for the 2021 Championship as he is a past Champion, winning the event in 2017.
Presented by Club Car and OMEGA, and supported by Titlelist/FootJoy, NIKE, TaylorMade, Golf Channel, and PGA TOUR, the 52nd STPGA Professional Championship was contested over 36-holes at Boot Ranch Golf Club in Fredericksburg, Texas. This event is the final tournament of the year where players earn points toward the OMEGA Player of the Year Points List as well as the 2020 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches and Levy Cup Matches teams. Mendez will also earn a PGA TOUR exemption for his victory this week.
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