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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New PPNC champion Hutsell leads 8 PGA Cup qualifiers
New PPNC champion Hutsell leads 8 PGA Cup qualifiers

Along with a nice check and entry into the 93rd PGA Championship, new PPNC champion David Hutsell also secured, along with seven others, a spot on the 2011 PGA Cup team that will face Great Britain & Ireland at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., in September.

Maryland's Hutsell survives playoff to win 44th PPNC
Maryland's Hutsell survives playoff to win 44th PPNC

In the self-proclaimed "Sweetest Place on Earth," David Hutsell tasted the biggest victory of his career Wednesday when the 40-year-old PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md., won a sudden-death playoff to claim the 44th PGA Professional National Championship at Hershey Country Club.

Wednesday Notes: Sorenson, Cairns shine, realize PGA dream
Wednesday Notes: Sorenson, Cairns shine, realize PGA dream

Jeff Sorenson put last year's disappointment behind him with a solid 70 to make his first PGA Championship, Brian Cairns "finally got over the edge" and did the same thing, a great bogey for Ryan Benzel and more.

Redemption for Connecticut's Balin comes with a course record
Redemption for Connecticut's Balin comes with a course record

A year ago, Danny Balin finished the final round of the PPNC wondering if he could close out a tournament. Wednesday at Hershey CC, the 29-year-old from Connecticut proved in a big way that he's more than capable, carding a course-record 63.

Faith, perseverance help Ganshaw keep performance in perspective
Faith, perseverance help Ganshaw keep performance in perspective

Make no mistake, Matt Ganshaw will not lose any sleep over his struggles over the final two rounds of the 2011 PPNC. The Alabama resident lost too much of it after a series of devastating tornadoes tore through his hometown and golf course in April.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Erdmann finishes strong to grab third-round lead

Scott Erdmann of Oregon birdied three of his final four holes Tuesday to close out a 69 and

Tuesday notebook: Hebert's ace earns him a ride

Scott Hebert will be taking home a brand-new Club Car vehicle thanks to his precision on the

Stevens' goal: Atlanta to Hershey and back

Craig Stevens admits he was a bit overwhelmed at the 2001 PGA Championship in Atlanta. A

Lardon's third-round 68 filled with drama

Brad Lardon of Texas had it going, lost it, then got it back – all within the span of a few

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kansas' Dougherty sets scoring mark to grab 36-hole lead

Sean Dougherty of Overland Park, Kan., fired a 64 on the West Course Monday to set a new

Former champs and contenders fall below cut line

A total of 312 players arrived at Hershey Country Club with championship dreams, but only 85

Previous results are no indication of future success

Winning the PGA Professional National Championship is a clear indication that a player is at

Monday Notebook: Erdmann not fazed by big stage

Scott Erdmann of Oregon might be a first-timer this week, but he's making himself quite

One year later, things looking up for Sorenson

Jeff Sorenson missed qualifying for the 2010 PGA Championship by a single shot last year when

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alexander, Erdmann and Sorenson set torrid pace on Day 1

Lonny Alexander set a torrid pace Sunday morning, while Scott Erdmann and Jeff Sorenson tamed

Martin makes most of red-hot burst to open strong

Talk about your Big Bang Theory. After starting with 12 consecutive pars on Sunday, Jeff

Nerves no problem for two eager first-timers

Making their National Championship debuts, Blake Watts and Marty Jertson took their nerves,

Support from friends and family boosts Dougherty

Sean Dougherty carded a stellar 67 Sunday, thanks in part to five birdies in a seven-hole

Sunday Notebook: Small has help in threepeat quest

Two-time defending champion Mike Small credits his protégés at Illinois for

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Equipment trucks on hand to help players with clubs

Four of golf's biggest equipment companies are on hand to help the players with

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One goal's not enough for New York's Labritz

Making the cut in the 2010 PGA Championship changed Rob Labritz's life. He arrives in

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Q&A with PGA of America President Allen Wronowski

With the 44th PGA Professional National Championship approaching at Hershey Country Club in

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Field to face two distinct -- and different -- courses at Hershey CC

The West Course at Hershey Country Club is a classic tree-lined course that afford plenty of

Hershey, Pa.: 'The Sweetest Place on Earth'

The 44th PGA Professional National Championship, the premier event for PGA Professionals,

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Small joins exclusive club of three-time National Championship winners

It wasn't easy, but University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small became only the second

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hershey and Golf: A sweet partnership more than a century old

Hershey, Pa., is known as the home of the famous candy-making company. But along with tasty