Roswell, GA – Tim Weinhart of Heritage Golf Links won the Georgia PGA Senior Professional Championship today at Ansley GC at Settindown Creek and will lead seven Georgia Section PGA Professionals to compete October 15-18, 2020 in the 32nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
The National Championship will be conducted at Wanamaker & Ryder Courses in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Weinhart turned in a winning total of eight-under-par 136 to capture the Georgia PGA Senior Professional Championship supported by Golf Channel and John Deere. After an even par 72 performance in the first round, Weinhart exploded eight birdies in round 2 producing an astonishing 64 on the card. Sonny Skinner of Spring Hill finished in second place at 137, one shot behind Weinhart. They are joined in the National Championship by Paul Claxton, James Mason, Craig Stevens, Mark Anderson, and Brian Dixon.
Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional National Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 Section Championships.
The top 35 finishers in the National Championship earn a berth in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will be conducted May 25-30, 2021, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK.
Since its debut, many participants in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship have used their success in the event as a springboard to a Champions Tour career.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes over 890 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 35 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print, radio and television media.