Austin, TX: Robert Thompson of Whispering Pines Golf Club in Huntsville broke open a close final round in the 2010 Southern Texas PGA Senior Professional Championship thanks to three consecutive birdies on holes #9-11, and then had a hole-out for eagle from the fairway on the 15th hole. That six hole stetch at The Hills Country Club - Signature Course led to a final round five under par 67, and a 36 hole total of 8 under par 136. Thompson, a six time Southern Texas PGA Professional Champion, won the Senior Professional Championship by four strokes over runner-up Troy Schleicher (68-72=140) of Swanson Golf Center in Houston. Steve Parker. PGA Life Member, finished alone in third place with a final round 70, and a 141 total.
In addition to winning the STPGA Senior Professional Championship and the $1,100 first place check, Thompson and seven other PGA Professionals from the Southern Texas Section advanced to the PGA Senior National Professional Championship. The STPGA Senior Professional Championship served as the qualifier for the Senior PNC for the Southern Texas Section. Dave Findley of Redstone Golf Club in Houston won the Veteran's Division for player 70 and over.
Robert Thompson Huntsville, 69-67--136
Troy Schleicher The Woodlands, 68-72--140
Steve Parker Houston, 71-70--141
Larry Degenhart Austin, 72-70--142
Philip Miranda Austin, 74-71--145