Healy Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win Illinois PGA Senior Players Championship

Oct 13, 2020

LONG GROVE, Ill. – October 13, 2020 – Kevin Healy (Black Sheep Golf Club) won the Illinois PGA Senior Players Championship at Twin Orchard Country Club on Tuesday, October 13. Healy built on his 18-hole lead in round two en route to a 1-under-par 143, going wire-to-wire to capture his first Illinois PGA victory of the season.   

Healy started the day with a one stroke lead over the field after carding a 1-over-par 73 in round one. On a day where conditions made scoring difficult, Healy battled the cool temperatures and high winds in the second round to card a 2-under-par 70. He carded four birdies, including two-in-a-row on holes 17 and 18 to close out his final round to finish the tournament at 1-under-par 143 and the only player under par.

Rich Dukelow (Medinah Country Club) finished in solo second place with a tournament total 2-over-par 146. He was paired with Healy in the final round and started the day just one stroke back. Dukelow carded three birdies in the final round including a bogey-free back nine, but a bogey on the par-4 second hole and double bogey on the par-5 eighth left him three strokes behind Healy.

Roy Biancalana (Blackberry Oaks Golf Club) finished in solo third place with a two-day total of 3-over-par 147. Biancalana, along with Healy, carded the only other round under par on day two. Following a round one score of 5-over-par 77, Biancalana carded a 2-under-par 70 in the final round with four birdies and an eagle.

The Illinois PGA Senior Players marked the final Senior event of the year on the Illinois PGA schedule. Illinois Senior PGA Professionals will now turn their attention to the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship set for October 15-18 at PGA Golf Club at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Doug Bauman (Biltmore Country Club), Biancalana, John Cleary (Exmoor Country Club), John Guyton (Chicago Golf Club), David Hannon (Evanston Golf Club), Healy, David Paeglow (Kishwaukee Country Club), Mike Small (University of Illinois), Jim Sobb (Ivanhoe Club) and John Varner (Beverly Country Club) will represent the Illinois PGA Section at this event. 
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Kevin Quinn
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