Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.