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10 Illinois PGA Professionals to Compete at Senior PGA Professional Championship

October 14th, 2020

Author: Kevin Quinn


The 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship takes place October 15-18 at the PGA Golf Club


GLENVIEW, Ill. – October 14, 2019 – Ten Illinois PGA Professionals will represent the Section at the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship this week, Oct. 15-18 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Illinois PGA Professionals qualified for this event in August at the Senior Illinois PGA Professional Championship at the Merit Club in Libertyville, Ill. All active PGA Professionals ages 50 years or older were eligible to qualify for this event. 

The 264 PGA Professionals in this event are competing for the Leo Fraser Trophy as well as a spot in the Senior PGA Championship on the Wanamaker and Ryder Courses at the PGA Golf Club. This week’s top 35 finishers will qualify for the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, to be played May 25-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

“We are very proud of the Senior PGA Professionals that have qualified for this event,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA Section. “We have a strong group of Professionals representing the Illinois PGA Section this year at the National Senior PGA Professional Championship, and we wish them all the best this week.”  

Below is the Illinois PGA/Senior PGA Professional Championship roster and season highlights:

Doug Bauman, 63, Head PGA Professional at Biltmore Country Club, North Barrington, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 8th
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at Riverside GC – 3rd
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at The Hawk CC and Ivanhoe Club – T5
Roy Biancalana, 59, PGA Teaching Professional at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Bristol, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T5
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at Riverside Golf Club – T1
  • Illinois Super Senior Open Championship at Royal Fox CC – 1st
  • 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship – T22
John Cleary, 53, PGA Director of Instruction at Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 11th
  • Illinois Senior Open Championship at Royal Fox CC – T7
  • First career Senior PGA Professional Championship appearance
 John Guyton, 53, Head PGA Professional at Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 9th
  • Second straight appearance in the Senior PGA Professional Championship
  • Missed the cut at the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship
David Hannon, 57, PGA Teaching Professional at Links and Tees Golf Facility, Addison, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T2
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at Elgin CC – T1
  • Missed the cut at the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship
Kevin Healy, 55, Head PGA Professional at Black Sheep Golf Club, Sugar Grove, Ill.
  • Illinois PGA Senior Players Championship – 1st
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship – T5
  • First career Senior PGA Professional Championship appearance
David Paeglow, 54, Head PGA Professional at Kishwaukee CC, DeKalb, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T2
  • Illinois Senior Open Championship at Royal Fox CC – 1st
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at The Hawk CC and Ivanhoe Club – 1st
  • 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship – T49
Mike Small, 54, Head Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 1st
  • Illinois Senior Open Championship at Royal Fox CC – 2nd
  • Fourth career appearance at the Senior PGA Professional Championship. Has finished inside the top 20 in each appearance, including a T4 finish in 2017.
Jim Sobb, 65, PGA Director of Golf, The Ivanhoe Club, Mundelein, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T2
  • Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at Onwentsia Club – 3rd
  • Missed the cut at the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship
John Varner, 51, PGA Director of Golf, Beverly Country Club, Chicago, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 10th
  • Illinois Senior Open Championship at Royal Fox CC – T3
  • Missed the cut at the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship
 
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The Illinois Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in northern and central Illinois who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Illinois PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With over 840 members and apprentices, the Illinois PGA is one of the 41 regional Sections that comprise the PGA of America. The Illinois PGA Foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Foundation initiatives include: GolfWorks Illinois, Youth-based Scholarship Funds and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about the Illinois PGA and the Illinois PGA Foundation, please visit www.ipga.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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