--- The Southern Texas PGA will be well represented at the 30th
Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Golf Advisors and John Deere on October 25-28, 2018 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Representing the STPGA will be Ricky Arnett
(Great Hills Country Club), Carl Baker
(Life Member), Darrell Fuston
(The Woodlands Country Club), Tim Hobby
(The Club at Sonterra), Mike Kullberg
(Sterling Country Club at Houston National), David Lundstrom
(Life Member), Troy Schleicher
(The Woodlands Country Club, Billy Sitton
(Triumph Golf, LLC), Robert Thompson
(Whispering Pines Golf Club), and Omar Uresti
(Life Member). These Professionals earned their spot into the Championship being a top finisher in the 2018 Southern Texas Senior PGA Professional Championship in August at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands.
Thompson repeated at the 2018 Southern Texas Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Golf Advisors and John Deere. He carded only one bogey over the 36-hole event for a total of 138 (-6). The win marked Thompson’s fifth in the last nine years (2010, 2014-15, 2017-18). Kullberg and Sitton finished tied for second with a total of 139 (-5), followed by Fuston and Schleicher, who tied for fourth with a two-day total of 141 (-3).
The STPGA Members, along with 254 other PGA Members, will be competing in the Championship for several key exemptions. The low 35 scorers will earn a berth into the 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, May 23-26. The top five finishers will earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2018 PGA Tour Champions National Finals, and those who finish in the top eight, including ties, will automatically qualify for next year’s Championship, to be held October 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.
All players will compete on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses Thursday and Friday, to be followed by a cut to the low 90 scores and ties. Following Saturday’s round, a second cut will be made to the low 70 scores and ties. The third and final rounds will be played on the Wanamaker Course. In addition to the Leo Fraser Trophy, named after the 16th president of the PGA of America, players are competing for the $300,000 purse including the winner’s share of $21,500.
For the first time in Championship history, the entire field will be featured via live stream. Each player will be shown on the Wanamaker Course's signature par-3 6th hole Thursday and Friday. Programming is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST (all times approximate based on play). The live coverage can be accessed from the PGA of America's Facebook and YouTube pages.
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