Roswell, GA – Craig Stevens of Brookstone Golf Country Club won the Georgia Senior PGA Professional Championship today at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek Course and will lead 9 Section PGA Professionals to compete October 15-18, in the 27th Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
The national Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz USA, will be conducted at the Bayonet and Black Horse Course in Seaside, CA.
Stevens turned in a winning total of two-under-par 142 to capture the Georgia Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour. Charlie King of Griffin City Golf Course and Russ Davis tied for second place at 145. They are joined in the national championship by Clark Spratlin of the Currahee Club in Toccoa; Sonny Skinner of Sylvester, Stephen Keppler of Marietta Country Club, Scott Hare of Collins Hill Golf Club in Lawrenceville, Glen Harrell of Doublegate Country Club, and Mark Anderson of Brunswick Country Club.
The Senior PGA Professional National Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing The PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, and features a total purse of $285,000 on both courses over the first two rounds: Mercedes-Benz USA is returning as a presenting sponsor.
Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional National Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional National Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 Section Championships conducted from July through September this year.
The top 35 finishers in the national Championship earn a berth in the 77th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be conducted May 24-29, 2016, at the The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, MI.
The top five finishers earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2015 Champions Tour National Finals. 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.