34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship

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Frank Bensel of Purchase, N.Y., earned his first trophy in a PGA of America National Championship on Sunday.
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The PGA of America

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Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 | 7:12 p.m.

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VIDEO:
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TOURNAMENT DETAILS:
Dates: Nov. 11-14, 2010
Field: 126 players
Venue: PGA Golf Club
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
2009 Champion: Tim Thelen
Purse: $100,000 (winner receives $9,000)
What's at Stake: The winner, if otherwise eligible, will receive a berth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship

SUNDAY'S FINAL ROUND:
Bensel of New York wins title by two with strong back nine
In a closely contested final round that came down to the back nine on Sunday, Frank Bensel of Purchase, N.Y., separated himself from the field with a final-round 3-under par-69 and 277 total to claim the 34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship title, edging Travis Deibert of Jamison, Pa., by two strokes.

SATURDAY'S THIRD ROUND:
Bensel of New York carries lead into final round at PGA Golf Club
On "moving day," veteran Frank Bensel of Purchase, N.Y., used a third-round 3-under-par 69 and 208 total to grab a one-stroke lead over Adam Rainaud of South Hadley, Mass. Bensel carded an outstanding eight birdies and only five pars to move out front with one trip around the Wanamaker Course left to go.

FRIDAY'S SECOND ROUND:
Trio of players share lead after two trips around Wanamaker Course
The wind picked up during the second round Friday and carried Shawn Warren of Windham, Maine; Nick Bailes of Brentwood, Tenn.; and Adam Rainaud of South Hadley, Mass., into the lead midway through the 34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club. The three are tied at 6-under-par 138.

THURSDAY'S FIRST ROUND:
Warren of Maine jumps out to one-shot lead over Stegmaier of Florida
Shawn Warren of Windham, Maine, took advantage of benign early-morning conditions Thursday and birdied five holes on his second nine on the Wanamaker Course en route to an opening-round 7-under-par 65. Warren leads Brett Stegmaier of Vero Beach, Fla., who opened with a 66, by a stroke.

TOURNAMENT PREVIEW:
Dougherty looks to transform previous success into elusive victory this year
After finishing in the top three in each of the last two editions of the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championships, Sean Dougherty of Kansas is hoping that his knowledge and experience will translate into hoisting the Champion’s trophy this weekend at PGA Golf Club.