KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - PGA Club Professional Champion Mike Small of Savoy, Ill., will head a 25-member delegation earning berths in the 87th PGA Championship, Aug.11-14, at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
Small, 39, the men's coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign, will be competing in his second PGA Championship. Small earned his first national title by finishing with a final-round 3-under-par 69 for a 1-over-par 289 total, June 26, at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C.
How the top 25 PGA Professionals faired in the 38th PGA Club Professional Championship:
1st Mike Small, Champaign, Ill.
2nd Travis Long, Henderson, Nev.
3rd Scott Spence, Shorewood, Minn.
4th Darrell Kestner, Glen Cove, N.Y.
5th Ron A. Philo Jr., Amelia Island, Fla.
6th Bob Ford, Oakmont, Pa.
Brett Melton, Chicago, Ill.
Tim Thelen, Richmond, Texas
9th Chip Johnson, North Scituate, Mass.
Kelly Mitchum, Southern Pines, N.C.
Steve Schneiter, Sandy, Utah
Rich Steinmetz, Perkiomenville, Pa.
13th Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mark Mielke, East Norwich, N.Y.
Craig Thomas, Muttontown, N.Y.
Alan Morin, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
17th Jeff Coston, Blaine, Wash.
18th Don Berry, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Rob Moss, Broadview Heights, Ohio
Chris Starkjohann, Encinitas, Calif.
Dave Tentis, Woodbury, Minn.
22nd * Chris Wiemers, Omaha, Neb.
* Jeff Yurkiewicz, Mesa, Ariz.
* Jeff Martin, Warwick, R.I.
* Tim Weinhart, Buford, Ga.
* Won berth through playoff
The PGA of America, founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.