2010 Senior PGA Professional National Championship

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS:
Dates: Oct. 7, 10, 2010
Field: 264 players
Location: Palm Springs, Calif., area
Defending Champion: Bill Britton of Rumson, N.J.
Venues: Toscana Country Club, Rancho La Quinta Country Club
What's at Stake: Top 35 qualify for 2011 Senior PGA Championship, top eight plus ties qualify for 2011 Senior PNC, top 5 exempt into final stage of Champions Tour Q-School

SUNDAY'S FINAL-ROUND COVERAGE:
Thompson wins Senior PNC crown by two shots over Blair and Faulkner
Robert Thompson of Huntsville, Texas, parlayed a steady final round into victory at the 22nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Sunday, as he edged James Blair and Mark Faulkner.
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SATURDAY'S THIRD-ROUND COVERAGE:
Final-hole birdies give Lawrence and Fieger share of 54-hole lead
Gene Fieger of Naples, Fla., and Mike Lawrence of Easley, S.C., share the lead after the third round of the 22nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship, and both got there with a clutch birdie on the finishing hole.
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FRIDAY'S SECOND-ROUND COVERAGE:
Lawrence, Faulkner and Karr tied midway through Senior PNC
PGA Life Member Mike Easley, Mark Faulkner and Jim Karr share the lead after 36 holes in perfect conditions at the 22nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship. PGA Life Member James Blair and two-time Senior PNC Champion Ed Sabo are two strokes back.

THURSDAY'S FIRST-ROUND COVERAGE:
Defending champ Britton one behind three co-leaders
Defending champion Bill Britton overcame an early double bogey on Thursday to finish the first round a single shot behind co-leaders James Blair III, Mark Faulkner and Billy Rosinia in the 22nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship.

Bill Loeffler's Senior PNC Diary: Thursday's first round

Brannan and Karr card holes-in-one during practice

THE 2010 SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:
After rewriting the Senior PGA Professional National Championship record books in 2009, Bill Britton of Rumson, N.J., will try to defend his title against a strong field in the 22nd edition of the Championship. He will be joined by eight past champions in the field: Jeff Coston (2006) of Blaine, Wash.; Bob Irving (1995) of Sarasota, Fla.; Tom Joyce (1990, ‘91) of Huntington, N.Y.; Bill Loeffler of Castle Rock, Colo.; Ed Sabo (2000, ‘01) of Tequesta, Fla.; Mike San Fillipo (2002, ‘05) of Hobe Sound, Fla.; Jeff Thomsen (2003) of Boise, Idaho; and Jim White (2004) of Lincoln, Neb. The field also will feature Lindy Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, who earned Low PGA Club Professional honors at the 2010 Senior PGA Championship.