PGA Winter Championships resume with PGA Senior-Junior Championship

PGA of America

Series: PGA Feature

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 | 4:53 p.m.

The PGA Winter Championships presented by Premier Golf and GOLF ADVISOR resume Tuesday, Jan. 27, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with the 56th PGA Senior-Junior Championship.

The defending champions of this 72-hole team event are JC Anderson of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Rod Perry of Port Orange, Florida. Anderson and Perry rallied to win last year’s Championship by two strokes over two teams: Pennsylvanians Kirk Stauffer and Michael O’Connor; and Floridians Gene Fieger and Justin Bertsch.

There are six events that comprise the PGA Winter Championships presented by Premier Golf and GOLF ADVISOR. On Jan. 7-8, Lonnie Nielsen of Orchard Park, New York, and Bob Dickson, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, won their respective age groups in the 61st PGA Quarter Century Championship. Bill Erfurth of Northbrook, Illinois, captured the PGA Half Century Championship.

The following week, Fieger won the 59-and-Under category in the 31st PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship. Roy Vucinich of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, was victorious in the 60-and-Over group. The 85-year-old Erfurth gained acclaim for shooting a cumulative total of 58 strokes below his age over the first 90 holes of the PGA Winter Championships.

The PGA of America will provide recaps and scores after each round to golf media. Please note the schedule of events and contacts for the 2015 PGA Winter Championships presented by Premier Golf and GOLF ADVISOR. To find local players from your area competing in the events, please visit pgatournaments.com.