Brown Shares Low Club Professional Honors at Senior PGA
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (May 26, 2019) -- Three-time Met Open champion Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter carded a 9-over 289 tournament total at Oak Hill Country Club en route to sharing Low Club Professional honors in the Senior PGA Championship. Brown finished tied 21st overall, his career-best finish in the event.
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Just three players finished the week in red figures, with Ken Tanigawa earning the victory at 3-under-par. Brown began the week with rounds of 74-72 to easily make the cut. A highlight came during Friday's second round, as he holed out for birdie from the greenside bunker on the 391-yard par-four 9th hole.
"It's been great," said Brown, 52, following Saturday's third round. "The golf course is in fantastic shape. ... [Y]ou know, couple days, practice rounds were good, first round didn't hit it that great. Second round hit it better." Brown continued sharing that his play around the greens helped his game, saying, "But the short game is kind of keeping me in it. Putting really well. That hole-out bunker shot the other day was kind of nice."
Brown, who has competed in six PGA Championships and was making his third appearance in the Senior PGA Championship, tallied scores of 72-71 on Saturday and Sunday to move up the leader board and share Low Club Professional honors with Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio.
Brown was one of eight PGA Professionals to make the cut, which also included Mark Mielke, a two-time winner of both the Met Open and MGA Senior Open championships.