Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Stonebridge Ranch Team Claims Title

Report from the Northern Texas PGA:

Grand Prairie – PGA Professional Joe Menton teamed with Mickey Freed, James Freed and Eric Kelley representing Stonebridge Ranch Country Club to post a 21-under-par total 123, winning the Northern Texas PGA Championship and earning a berth in The 2009 McGladrey Team National Championship.

The team representing Stonebridge Ranch Country Club won by a two-stroke margin and will compete among a 41-team field on Oct. 26-28, in the National Championship at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort.

The team of David Foster and amateurs Wayne Beeler, Steve Ciulla and Doug Dendy fired a 19-under-par 125 finishing at second place by winning a playoff against third place finishers Philip Bleakney and three amateurs from The Golf Club of Dallas. There were seven teams in the Section Championship field.

Conducted by The PGA of America, The McGladrey Team Championship is the first grass-roots amateur best-ball championship managed by The PGA of America. PGA Professionals and amateurs compete for a combined purse of $14,070 at the Section Championship and $200,000 at the National Championship. Amateurs’ purse compensation will be in the form of gift certificates.

The164-player National Championship field will compete on three of Pinehurst’s premier layouts, Nos., 2, 4 and 8.

The McGladrey Team Championship is a result of the partnership between The PGA of America and RSM McGladrey, the official accounting, tax and business consulting firm of The PGA of America. RSM McGladrey is the fifth largest accounting, tax and business consulting firm in the country when considered with McGladrey & Pullen LLP (a partner-owned CPA firm).

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