Gibb Captures Iowa Senior PGA Professional Title;
Earns Berth in 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship
ANKENY, IA August 20, 2020 – Judd Gibb of Fort Dodge, IA, winner of the Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship held on August 19-20 at Briarwood Golf Club will lead 7 Section PGA Professionals to compete on Oct. 15-18, in the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship.
The National Championship, supported by Golf Channel and John Deere, will be held at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Gibb turned in a winning total of 11-under-par 133 to capture the Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship. Jeff Schmid of Iowa City, IA finished 4 strokes back at 137. They are joined by Chad Proehl of Urbandale, IA, John Bermel of Cedar Falls, IA, Jeff Smith of Oskaloosa, John Shawver of Monroe, IA and Bryan Luedtke of Galesburg, IL.
The Super Senior Division was won by Jeff Smith of Oskaloosa, IA with rounds of 74-69=143 for a total of 1-under-par. Runner-up Curt Schnell of Spirit Lake, IA with rounds of 74-74=148 to take second place.
Iowa PGA Senior Section
Super Senior Division
The Senior PGA Professional Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections and features a total purse of $300,000. The first two rounds will be conducted on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses. The first cut will be made after 36 holes of play to the low 90 scorers and ties. The second cut will be made after 54 holes of play to the low 70 scorers and ties. The final two rounds will be played on the Wanamaker Course.
PGA Golf Club — the PGA of America’s premier 54-hole facility — hosts multiple PGA Member championships annually, such as the PGA Works Collegiate Championship, PGA Jones Cup, National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Senior PGA Professional Championship (biennially, in even years) and the PGA's Tournament Series and Winter Championships.
PGA Golf Club is home to three highly-decorated courses designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.
The Wanamaker Course ranked 18th in Golfweek’s “2018 Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” rankings, while the Dye Course rose to 22nd – making PGA Golf Club one of only a handful of properties with two layouts on the respected list.
The Ryder Course reopened in 2017 to rave reviews, following a renovation project that enhanced the greens and surrounding areas.
Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 Section Championships conducted from June through August this year.
The top 35 finishers in the national Championship earn a berth in the 82nd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will be conducted in May 27-30, 2021, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The top five finishers earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2021 PGA Tour Champions National Finals in November 2021. Since its debut, many participants in the Senior PGA Professional Championship have used their success in the event as a springboard to a PGA Tour Champions career.
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