- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
- Ryan Helminen hoping to snag spot in home-state PGA Championship
FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- Ryan Helminen, the PGA Teaching Professional at Ridgeway Country Club in Neenan, Wisc., earned his first PGA Championship berth a year ago with a T16 in the PGA Professional National Championship in Myrtle Beach. Helminen, 40, plodded his away along Philadelphia Cricket...
- Sean Dougherty climbs leaderboard with 3-under 67
FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- The Wissahickon course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club is the kind of place where you can make up a lot of ground with an under-par round. Sean Dougherty can attest to that. After tying the competitive course record (on the course's latest configuration) with a 3-under 67 on...
- Monday, June 29, 2015
- Monday Notebook: Ben Polland could set National Championship age record
By John Dever, PGA of America FLOURTOWN, Pa. – At 24 years, 11 months, one day of age, second-round leader Ben Polland (68–67, -7) of Manhasset, New York, is the third-youngest contestant in the 311-player field and is vying to become the youngest champion in the PGA Professional...
- Ben Polland takes command in second round of PGA Professional National Championship
Ben Polland of New York, ignited by three consecutive birdies, posted a 3-under-par 67 Monday to build a four-stroke lead over Grant Sturgeon and Charles Frost after 36 holes.
- For past champion Matt Dobyns, this is a special one-year anniversary
FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- Matt Dobyns always seems to gave a smile on his face. If it looks like that smile is a little wider this week for the 2012 PGA Professional National Champion, it's for good reason. You see, there was some confusion a year ago in Myrtle Beach at the National Championship when...
- Steve Scott, 1996 U.S. Amateur opponent of Tiger Woods, in contention at National Championship
FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- If you're an avid golf fan, you may remember the name Steve Scott. Scott was the victim of a come-from-behind victory by Tiger Woods on his way to a third consecutive U.S. Amateur title in 1996 at Pumpkin Ridge. That match -- which Scott led 5-up with 16 to play (it was a...
- Maine's Shawn Warren, 2-under 140, in contention at PGA Professional National Championship
FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- In his first appearance at the PGA Professional National Championship a year ago in Myrtle Beach, New Englander Shawn Warren missed the cut. A year later, the 30-year old PGA Assistant Professional at Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth, Maine, will make the cut easily and is very...
- Escaped convict captured near PGA President's home
The big prison break and manhunt in New York State hit home for PGA of America President Derek Sprague and his family – literally. T.J. Auclair recounts Sprague's amazing story.
- Sunday, June 28, 2015
- Sunday Notebook: Co-leaders feast on Milita Hill's par-5 holes
By John Dever, PGA of America FLOURTOWN, Pa. – The five players tied for the first-round lead at the PGA Professional National Championship – Austin Peters, Ben Polland, Kyle Voska, Shawn Warren and Shane Zywiec – all posted 4-under par 68s at Militia Hill Golf Course, which is...
- Five share opening-round lead in at PGA Professional National Championship
Kyle Voska of Colorado; Ben Polland of New York, Austin Peters of California, Shawn Warren of Maine and Shane Zywiec of Nebraska, are all knottted up at 4-under after Day 1.