Block wins PGA Professional National Championship
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:57:50 GMT —
38-year old Michael Block won the PGA Professional National Championship with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach.
Block, a pro out of Aliso Viejo, California, finished tied for the lead after 72 holes with Toledo Head Golf Coach Jamie Broce at 2-under par for the tournament.
Block sank a three-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to win the title, worth $75,000 in prize money.
The top 20 finishers at the PGA Professional National Championship have clinched spots in the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky in August.
Among the top 20 heading to Valhalla, is former South Carolina Gamecocks golfer Johan Kok. Representing the PGA Section in Tennessee, Kok shot a final round 1-over par 73 to end up 2-over par for the tournament and an eighth place finish.
2013 Champion Rod Perry ended up 1-over par and tied for fifth.
Only three players finished in red numbers for the tournament, which was played at both the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, and Grande Dunes Resort Club. 42-year old Stuart Deane out of the Northern Texas PGA Section was 1-under par and ended up alone in third place.