Roswell, GA — Todd Ormsby, PGA professional at Canongate on White Oak in Newnan carded a one-over par 73 for a championship total of one-under par 143 to win the Georgia PGA’s Professional Championship held at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans. Ormsby was the only player in the field under par for the tournament.
For his efforts, Ormsby won the first place check of $4,000 and will lead a strong contingent of eight Georgia PGA members who will compete next June at the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, which will be conducted at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. The 2014 PGA PNC features a purse of over $500,000, with live television coverage of all four rounds on The Golf Channel. The PNC is presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and Omega and is supported by Titleist, FootJoy, Nike Golf, TaylorMade adidas Ashworth, and the PGA Tour.
Champions Retreat Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer/Gary Player design, which opened in 2006. For the championship it has been set up to play as a par 72 that plays to 7,183 yards and is being contested on the Player designed Creek nine holes and the Nicklaus designed Bluff nine holes. The Palmer designed Island nine is currently closed due to a renovation project on the bunkers. It is the only facility in the world that shares golf’s “Big Three” as the course architects.
Also advancing to 2014 PGA Professional National Championship are Bill Murchison of Towne Lake Hills Golf Club in Woodstock, Charlie King, of Griffin City Golf Course in Griffin, Greg Lee of Chicopee Woods in Gainesville, Sonny Skinner of River Pointe GC in Albany, Craig Stevens of Brookstone Golf & CC in Acworth, Tommy Brannen of Augusta Country Club in Augusta, and Tim Weinhart of The Standard Club in Johns Creek. Weinhart has qualified for every PGA Professional National Championship since 2000. Skinner and Stevens had already qualified for the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship.