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Eight Illinois PGA Professionals to Compete at Senior PGA Professional Championship

October 2nd, 2019

Author: Kevin Quinn
ROUNDS 1 AND 2 TEE TIMES

GLENVIEW, Ill. – October 2, 2019 –
Eight PGA Professionals will represent the Illinois PGA Section at the 2019 Senior PGA Professional Championship this week, Oct. 3-6 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. 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 are 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. This week’s top 35 finishers will qualify for the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, to be played in May at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

“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:

Roy Biancalana, 59, PGA Teaching Professional at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club, West Chicago, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 2nd
  • Senior Stroke Play #2 at Rolling Green CC – 1st
  • Senior Stroke Play #4 at Kishwaukee CC – 1st
John Guyton, 52, Head PGA Professional at Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 5th
  • First time qualifying for the Senior PGA Professional Championship
David Hannon, 56, PGA Teaching Professional at Evanston Golf Club, Skokie, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T2
  • First time qualifying since 2014, where he made the cut and finished T45
Danny Mulhearn, 52, Head PGA Professional at Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T11
  • Senior Stroke Play #1 at Pine Meadow GC – 2nd
  • Senior Stroke Play #3 at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See CC – 1st
David Paeglow, 53, Head PGA Professional at Kishwaukee CC, DeKalb, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – 4th
  • Senior Stroke Play #4 at Kishwaukee CC – 2nd
  • Illinois Senior Open at Royal Fox CC – 5th
Andy Shuman, 57, PGA Director of Golf at Twin Orchard Country Club, Long Grove, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T6
  • Senior Stroke Play #2 at Rolling Green CC – 7th
  • First time qualifying for the Senior PGA Professional Championship
Jim Sobb, 64, PGA Director of Golf, The Ivanhoe Club, Mundelein, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T6
  • Senior Stroke Play #3 at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See CC – T2
  • Best finish at the Senior PGA Professional Championship is 21st back in 2010
John Varner, 50, PGA Director of Golf, Beverly Country Club, Chicago, Ill.
  • Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship at Merit Club – T9
  • Illinois PGA Senior Match Play Championship at Shoreacres CC – 1st
  • First time qualifying for the Senior PGA Professional Championship
About the Illinois PGA/Illinois PGA Foundation
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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