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Uresti Leads Opening Round of Southern Texas Senior PGA Professional Championship

July 29th, 2019

HOUSTON, TX --- Omar Uresti leads the 2019 Southern Texas Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac and Club Car after the opening round. Uresti, PGA Life Member, shot a three-under-par 69 to top the leaderboard by two strokes over Darrell Fuston, PGA Director of Golf at The Woodlands Country Club, Brian Smith, PGA Teaching Professional at Cypress Lakes Golf Club, Ronnie Fletcher, PGA Assistant Professional at Lakeside Country Club, and Mike Kullberg, PGA Head Professional at Sterling Country Club at Houston National.

Thirty-five PGA Professionals are attempting to qualify for the 2019 Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac. The top seven players will represent the Southern Texas PGA on October 3-6, 2019 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa – Fazio Foothills & Coore Crenshaw Courses. The top 32 players from that event will then compete in the 102nd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., set for May 19-27, 2020.

Along with the seven representatives, Uresti and Robert Thompson, PGA Teaching Professional at Whispering Pines Golf Club, have earned spots into the 2019 Championship due to winning the 2017 PGA Professional Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon, and the 2010 Championship at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California, respectively.

The 2019 Southern Texas Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac and Club Car is a 36-hole stroke play event being contested at The Golf Club of Houston – Member Course, a 7,508-yard, par 72 course located in Houston, Texas. This marks the first time The Golf Club of Houston has hosted this event.

Click here for Round One results.
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