Brown Closes Play at Sr PGA

UPDATE (May 28, 2017) -- Following a final round 73 in the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter finished tied for 53rd.

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Brown, the reigning Met Open champion, finished as the second among the 36 club professionals in the field and was one of just five to make the 36-hole cut. Jim Estes took low club professional honors, while Bernhard Longer edged Vijay Singh for the title.

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UPDATE (May 27, 2017) -- Reigning Met Open champion Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter is one of five club professionals to make the cut at the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., and will have a shot at claiming low club professional honors on Sunday.

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Brown began the championship, his first Senior PGA appearance, with a 2-over 74, but rebounded Saturday with a 1-under 71. On Saturday, Brown continued his steady play with a 1-over 73, totaling 2-over 218 through three rounds. Brown will enter Sunday tied for 53rd with 76 competitors having made the cut. Just one fellow club pro stands ahead of Brown, as Rick Schuller is 1-over for the championship. 

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ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 25, 2017) -- Three Met Area club professionals are among those competing in this week's Senior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., May 25-28. Bill Britton of Trump National Colts Neck, Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter, and Craig Thomas of Metropolis each earned their position in the field after finishing in the top 35 at last November's Senior PGA Professional Championship.

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Britton is competing in his eighth Senior PGA Championship and is making his first appearance since 2013. The 1979 Met Open champion made the cut on five occasions with his career-best result coming in 2008 when he finished 16th. Britton finished as low club professional in 2012, completing the championship at even par and tied for 35th.

Meanwhile, reigning Met Open champion Mark Brown is making his first appearance in the Senior PGA Championship. Brown is looking to follow up a strong 2016 season, in which he also finished tied second at the PGA Professional Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. He had a quality winter as well, pairing with fellow professional Matt Dobyns of Fresh Meadow to claim the Senior-Junior Team Championship in Florida this January.

Thomas is looking to carry momentum into this week's event, having won the Met Section's MasterCard Senior Match Play Championship earlier this month. He also had a quality showing at the Senior PGA Championship last season, tying 28th at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.