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Senior PGA Professional Championship

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (November 20, 2016) – The 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship concluded Sunday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with three Met Area professionals finishing inside the top 35 and securing their spots in the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.
Related: Results
Though Bill Britton of Trump National - Colts Neck slipped down the leaderboard on Sunday, the 1979 Met Open champion led all Met Area finishers, posting a 3-under, 285 tournament total to tie for 25th. Three-time Met Open champion Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter and Craig Thomas of Metropolis finished with scores of 2-under 286, tying for 28th. All three earned invitations to the 2017 PGA Championship, scheduled for May 25-28 at Trump National - Washington D.C.
The championship began with a field of 264 club professionals. Following 36 holes, the field was cut to the top 70 and ties. Darrell Kestner of Deepdale, Mark Milke of Oyster Bay, N.Y., and Paul Lejeune of Suburban also made the cut to play the weekend.
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (November 17, 2016) – Professionals from the Met Area are competing in the Senior PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., November 17-20.
Related: Leaderboard | Senior PGA Professional Championship Home
The field contains 264 club professionals, all vying for 35 spots in the 2017 Senior PGA Championship, which will be played May 25-28 at Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C. Those representing the Met Area include:
Jim Beadle – Essex Golf Range
Bill Britton – Trump National Colts Neck
Mark Brown – Tam O’Shanter
Tom Joyce – Huntington, N.Y.
Darrell Kestner – Deepdale
Paul LeJeune – Suburban
Baker Maddera – Montclair
Mark McCormick – Suburban
Jim McGovern – White Beeches
Steve Sieg – Navesink
John Reeves – Willow Ridge
Tom Sutter – White Plains, N.Y.
Craig Thomas – Metropolis
Marty Vybihal – Paramount
Mark Yannotta – Anchor Golf Center
David Young – Sleepy Hollow