Countdown to Whistling Straits; Meet the 20 PGA Club Professionals – Part 2

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Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 8:12 a.m.

The 92nd PGA Championship field features 20 PGA Professionals who earned a berth through the 43rd PGA Professional National Championship, June 27-30, at French Lick (Ind.) Resort.

PGA NEWS follows the path of the 20 to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., and today continues a four-part series that profiles members of the elite delegation to the Season’s Final Major.

STU INGRAHAM
PGA Championship Experience: 1989, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’96
Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.
Age: 50
Ht.: 6’ 2”
Wt.: 195
Birth Date: Feb. 19, 1960
Birthplace: Lebanon, Pa.
College: East Tennessee State University
Home Club: M Golf Range & Learning Center, Newtown Square, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1982
PGA Membership: 1987
PGA Section: Philadelphia
Personal: Wife, Brenda; Children: Adam, Ashley, Stuie
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, fantasy football, basketball official, playing cards, all sports

Stu Ingraham (pronounced “Ing-rum”) is a PGA head professional at M Golf Range & Learning Center in Newtown Square, Pa. He finished tied for ninth in 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, and is the oldest member of this year’s Top 20 PGA Professionals competing at the PGA Championship.

Ingraham made the cut in two of his five previous PGA Championship appearances, finishing T-31 in 1993 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and T-78 in 1996 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. He was the 1998 Pennsylvania State Open Champion and is a three-time Philadelphia Section Player of The Year. He has recorded five holes-in-one, including one in competition.

ROB LABRITZ
PGA Championship Experience: 2002, ’03
Residence: Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Age: 39
Ht.: 6’ 0”
Wt.: 180
Birth Date: May 31, 1971
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
College: Central Connecticut State University
Home Club/Affiliation: GlenArbor Golf Club, Bedford Hills, N.Y.
PGA Classification: A-4
Turned Professional: 1991
PGA Membership: 2000
PGA Section: Metropolitan
Personal: Wife/partner: Kerry Miller; Children: Matthias
Hobbies/Special Interests: Physical fitness, gardening, fishing

Rob Labritz is the PGA director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. He tied for 15th in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship. In 2003, Labritz competed on the United States PGA Cup Team, turning in a perfect 5-0-0 record and helping his teammates to a record-tying 19-7 victory over Great Britain & Ireland at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Labritz also was the 2008 New York State Open Champion and winner of the 2006 New York State PGA Championship … Winner, 2004 Golden Bear Tour Teardrop Championship … Runner Up, 2005 Canadian PGA Tour Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship … Runner Up, 2002 & 2004 PGA Stroke Play Championship … Winner, 2008 Metropolitan Head Professional Championship

MITCH LOWE
PGA Championship Experience: 2009
Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Age: 43
Ht.: 6’ 2”
Wt.: 195
Birth Date: April 25, 1967
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho
College: University of the Pacific
Home Club/Affiliation: Del Rio Country Club, Modesto, Calif.
PGA Classification: A-14
Turned Professional: 1990
PGA Membership: 1999
PGA Section: Northern California
Personal: Wife, Donna Marie; Children: Ellie, Bella, Cheech
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel

Mitch Lowe is the PGA director of instruction at Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, Calif. He finished tied for sixth in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second consecutive trip to the PGA Championship. He was the 2000 and ’05 Northern California PGA Player of the Year.

ROBERT MCCLELLAN
PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Butler, Pa.
Age: 30
Ht.: 6’ 2”
Wt.: 205
Birth Date: Jan. 5, 1980
Birthplace: Butler, Pa.
College: Liberty University
Home Club/Affiliation: Butler Country Club, Butler, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 2002
PGA Membership: 2008
PGA Section: Tri-State
Personal: Wife, Kimberly; Children: Leah, Levi
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, table tennis, bowling

Robert McClellan is the PGA head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club. He finished T-15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his debut in the PGA Championship. McClellan finished third in 2009 Pennsylvania State Open and 2006 Pennsylvania State Open … Fourth, 2005 Pennsylvania State Open … Runner-up, 2008 Tri-State PGA Falling Rock Classic … Fourth, 2008 West Penn Open … 2000 Big South Conference Academic All-American

ROB MOSS
PGA Championship Experience: 2005
Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio
Age: 41
Ht.: 5’ 7”
Wt.: 160
Birth Date: Sept. 19, 1968
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio
College: Kent State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Pepper Pike Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1991
PGA Membership: 2004
PGA Section: Northern Ohio
Personal: Wife, Darci; Children: Tyler, Ben, Will
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, sports, Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians

Rob Moss is the PGA head professional at Pepper Pike Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and tied for 11th in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second PGA Championship trip and first since 2005. He is a three time Ohio Open Champion, winning titles in 1999, 2001 and ’05. Moss enjoyed success on the former Nike Tour, finishing runner-up in the 1997 Nike Tour Tri-Cities Open and 1996 Inland Empire Open. He also was runner-up in the 1996 Asian Tour Thailand Open and 1996 Korean Open. He owns 17 NOPGA Section victories between 2001-09. . .Recipient, 2005, ’06 Northern Ohio PGA Player of the Year.

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