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    Koch Wins NFPGA Senior PGA Professional Championship

AUGUST 17, 2018 – LUTZ, FL – Congratulations to the new NFPGA Senior Professional Champion, Gary Koch!

The 2018 NFPGA Senior PGA Professional Championship was held at TPC Tampa Bay in Lutz, FL. On Friday, the Championship concluded after an exciting two days. The humidity was out in full-force on the course, but clear skies all around and there were no interruptions in the pace of play. The players competed for six qualifier and five alternate qualifier spots into the 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Gary Koch takes home the trophy after making another 70 in round two and a 140 over the two-day tournament. Koch made 3 birdies in round two, solidifying his spot at the top of the leaderboard. Including the champion who won with 2 under par, six players qualify for the Senior PGA Professional Championship. Bradley Rollinson, Mike Miles (Oak Bridge Golf Club), Charles Raulerson (The Golf Club at Fleming Island), Bradley Turner (Golf Academy of America), and Cary Splane (Marsh Creek) finished in the top spots along with Koch and will be moving on to the Senior PGA Professional Championship as well.  The first alternate qualifier is Terence Woodard (Tranquilo Golf Club).

Koch looks forward to future Section tournaments and getting ready for the Senior PGA Professional Championship in the fall.

The 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship will be held at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie on October 25-28. For more information on the 30th Senior PGA Professional Championship, click here.

Next up for Section events is the NFPGA Stableford Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor on August 27-28. For more information and to register today, click here.

For the full leaderboard from the NFPGA Senior PGA Professional Championship, visit BlueGolf.

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Gary Koch with the NFPGA Senior PGA Professional Champion trophy.

 
AUGUST 16, 2018 - LUTZ, FL - After the first round of the 2018 NFPGA Senior Professional Championship, three players are tied at the top of the leaderboard.  This Thursday was the first round of the NFPGA Senior Professional Championship held at TPC Tampa Bay with 39 players in the field.  The event is supported by sponsors GolfAdvisor and John Deere.

The course par is set at 71 and 15 players are currently in contention for the six Senior PGA Professional Championship qualifier spots.  Rodney Cook, Bill Lansdowne, and Gary Koch all made 70 in their rounds and are at T1 on the leaderboard. 

The first group to tee off in the morning is Paul Kenny, Jacques Panet-Raymond, and David Dolengowski at 7:45 AM.  For the full leaderboard and results, visit BlueGolf.

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