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The 35 PGA Pros in the Senior PGA Champ field

Meet the 35 PGA Professionals in the field for the 2019 Senior PGA Championship

When the 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club tees off in May, the field will feature 35 players who are PGA Club Professionals that qualified at the 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship. 

Bob Sowards leads the list of PGA Professionals after winning the four-day tournament at PGA Golf Club in October. He made an incredible eagle from the bunker on the 16th hole and held on to a two-shot advantage to capture the Leo Fraser Trophy. Sowards became the second player in PGA history to win both the PGA Professional Championship (2004) and the Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Jared Melson and Mike Miles survived an eight-golfer playoff to clinch the final two spots available at the Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Here are the 35 PGA Club Professionals that qualifed:

Senior PPC Finish

Name/PGA Position

Hometown

PGA Section

Facility/City/State

1

Bob Sowards

PGA Director of Instruction

Dublin, Ohio

Southern Ohio

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club

Powell, Ohio

T2

Walter Chapman

PGA Director of Instruction

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee

Fairways and Greens Golf Center

Knoxville, Tenn.

T2

Omar Uresti

PGA Life Member

Austin, Texas

Southern Texas

PGA Life Member

4

Mike San Filippo

PGA Life Member

Hobe Sound, Fla.

South Florida

PGA Life Member

T5

Dan Olsen

PGA Assistant Professional

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Gateway

Quail Creek Country Club, Robinson, Ill.

T5

Brad Lardon

PGA Director of Golf

Santa Fe, N.M.

Sun Country

The Club at Las Campanas

Santa Fe, N.M.

T7

Frank Esposito Jr.

PGA Teaching Professional

Old Bridge, N.J.

New Jersey

Forsgate Country Club

Monroe Township, N.J.

T7

Jeff Schmid

PGA Teaching Professional

Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa

Brown Deer Golf Club

Coralville, Iowa

T9

Rob Moss

PGA Head Professional

Broadview Heights, Ohio

Northern Ohio

Pepper Pike Club

Pepper Pike, Ohio

T9

Gene Fieger

PGA Director of Golf

Naples, Fla.

South Florida

Club Pelican Bay

Naples, Fla.

T11

Stuart Smith

PGA Director of Golf

Reno, Nev.

Northern California

Somersett Golf & Country Club

Reno, Nev.

T11

Dave McNabb

PGA Head Professional

Newark, Del.

Philadelphia

Applebrook Golf Club

Malvern, Pa.

13

Craig Bowden

PGA Life Member

Bloomington, Ind.

Indiana

PGA Life Member

T14

Brian Cairns

PGA Teaching Professional

Milford, Mich.

Michigan

Fox Hills Learning Center

Plymouth, Mich.

T14

Mike Genovese

PGA Head Professional 

Pace, Fla.

Alabama-NW Florida

Summit Driving Range

Pensacola, Fla.

T14

Jeff Hart

PGA Life Member

Solana Beach, Calif.

Southern California

PGA Life Member

T17

James Mason

PGA Life Member

Dillard, Ga.

Georgia

PGA Life Member

T17

Chris Kaufman

PGA Teaching Professional

Coral Springs, Fla.

South Florida

BallenIsles Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

T17

Mark Tucker

PGA Head Professional

New Hartford, N.Y.

Central New York

Cazenovia Country Club

Cazenovia, N.Y.

T20

Mark R. Brown

PGA Head Professional

Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Metropolitan

Tam O’Shanter Golf Club

Glen Head, N.Y.

T20

Rick Morton

PGA Head Professional

Jacksonville, N.C.

Carolinas

Rock Creek Golf & Country Club

Jacksonville, N.C.

T20

Mike Small

Golf Coach

Champaign, Ill.

Illinois

University of Illinois

Champaign, Ill.

T20

Gus Ulrich

PGA Director of Instruction

Whispering Pines, N.C.

Carolinas

Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst

Pinehurst, N.C.

T20

Frank Bensel

PGA Assistant Professional

Jupiter, Fla.

Metropolitan

Century Country Club

Purchase, N.Y.

T20

Henrik Simonsen

PGA Director of Golf

Ooltewah, Tenn.

Tennessee

The Honors Course

Chattanooga, Tenn.

T20

Jeff Brehaut

PGA Life Member

Los Altos, Calif.

Northern California

PGA Life Member

T27

Brent Studer

PGA Head Professional

Manasquan, N.J.

New Jersey

Metedeconk National Golf Club

Jackson, N.J.

T27

Paul Claxton

PGA Life Member

Claxton, Ga.

Georgia

PGA Life Member

T29

Jim Estes

PGA Director of Instruction

Germantown, Md.

Middle Atlantic

Jim Estes Golf Services

Olney, Md.

T29

Thomas Vizina

PGA General Manager

Owatonna, Minn.

Minnesota

The Oaks Golf Club

Hayfield, Minn.

T29

Jeff Coston

PGA Teaching Professional

Blaine, Wash.

Pacific Northwest

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club

Blaine, Wash.

T29

Chad Proehl

PGA Teaching Professional

Urbandale, Iowa

Iowa

Sugar Creek Golf Course

Waukee, Iowa

T29

Dave Bahr

PGA Head Professional

Cincinnati, Ohio

Southern Ohio

Maketewah Country Club

Cincinnati, Ohio

T35

#Jared Melson

PGA Head Professional

Tullahoma, Tenn.

Tennessee

Bears Trace at Tims Ford

Winchester, Tenn.

T35

#Mike Miles

PGA Director of Golf

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

North Florida

The Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

 

# - Qualifed via playoff