Wednesday, August 23, 2006

NTPGA Professional Championship

Report from the Northern Texas PGA on its Professional Championship, which sends its top finishers to nationals in Oregon:

PROSPER, Texas – Lindy Miller, director of golf at Mira Vista Golf Club, won the playoff battle of past NTPGA Professional Championship winner to captured the championship and will lead nine (9) Section PGA Professionals to compete in The
40th PGA Professional National Championship on June 21-24, 2006 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. Miller, three-time winner of the event made par on the first playoff hole to defeat Perry Arthur, director of instruction at Stonebridge Ranch and four-time champion to claim the title. Both players were tied for fifth place after the first round and shot identical rounds of 69 (three under par) today to send the tournament to extra holes. Miller and Arthur both finished the event with 36-hole scores of 139 (five under par).

The round of the tournament was turned in today by Billy Harris, head golf professional at Dallas Country Club, which was highlighted by a second shot on the par five, 6th Hole that hit the flagstick before stopping within two feet. Harris proceed to make the eagle putt ,propelling him to a 32-34 – 66 (6 under par) final round.

Miller and Arthur will be joined in Sunriver, Oregon next June by; Robert McMillan from GolfTec – North Dallas, Robert Boisvert from Harbor Lakes Golf Club, Billy Harris and Paul Norris of Dallas Country Club, Tim Brown of Eldorado Country Club, Carl Worley, Jr . of Holly Lake Ranch Golf Club and Tom Strueber of Columbian Country Club.

This 36-hole NTPGA Section major championship is the third of the four individual stroke play championships that comprise the Cleveland Golf NTPGA Player of the Year Points Challenge, as well as a qualifier for points in the 2006 Texas Joe Black Cup team. The championship featured 110 players competing for a share of the $25,600.00 purse. Miller took home $3,100.00 for his first place finish. Titleist/FootJoy/Cobra, Buick, Club Car are the proud sponsors of the event being conducted on the 7,236 yard par 72 course layout at Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper.

The 2007 PGA Professional National Championship will feature a purse of approximately $500,000, with live television coverage of all four rounds. A 312-player field of the nation’s finest PGA Professionals will assemble at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. Following 36 holes of play, the field will be trimmed to the low 70 scores and ties.
Complete tournament results are available here.

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