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Steve Jurgensen Takes Home the Trophy at the PGA Professional Championship

Jurgensen, First Time Contestant, Claims 2022 Southern Texas PGA Professional Championship

Texas Golf Insider, the leading online golf magazine covering the golf industry in Texas, is thrilled to bring you the exhilarating story of Steve Jurgensen's remarkable victory at the 54th Southern Texas PGA Professional Championship. As your go-to source for news, reviews, tips, interviews, and more, Texas Golf Insider takes pride in delivering the latest updates and captivating stories from the world of golf in Texas. Join us as we dive into the gripping account of Steve's first-time participation in the Championship and his awe-inspiring triumph.

Steve Jurgensen, PGA Teaching Professional at Wildcat Golf Club, claimed the title at the 54th Southern Texas PGA Professional Championship. Not only was this his first time winning the event, but also his first time participating in the Championship. With his victory, Steve will take home a check of $11,000. “I’m blessed to be able to play golf. I’m 60 years old and still enjoy playing,” said Steve. “I never looked at the leaderboard all day. I thought there would be someone past where I was. I was just trying to make birdies as often as I could in that final round.” Heading into his final round, Steve sat tied for 8th at even-par 72. The 60-year-old shot up the leaderboard with 5 birdies, tying leader Ben Kern on the back nine. With a birdie on number 17, Steve took the lead at a tournament total of (-3) 141 to win the Championship. Along with Steve, six other PGA Professionals earned exemptions into the 2023 PGA Professional Championship at today’s tournament.

Ben Kern, PGA Director of Golf at Georgetown Country Club; JJ Wood, PGA Director of Instruction at Golf Performance Group; Ben Willman, PGA Teaching Professional at Axis Golf Academy; Jesse Droemer, PGA Assistant Professional at Lakeside Country Club; Ryan Hodge, PGA Director of Golf at Twin Creeks Country Club; and David von Hoffmann, PGA Director of Golf at Spanish Oaks Golf Club, will head to the PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car, and Rolex at Twin Warriors and Santa Ana Pueblo Golf Clubs in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico on April 30 - May 4, 2023. Also joining these Professionals will be Jared Jones, PGA Director of Instruction at River Oaks Country Club, who is already exempt into the event by finishing in the top-20 of the 2022 playing of the PGA Professional Championship.

The Southern Texas PGA Professional Championship is a special victory for our players each year, honoring the memory of 6-time champion Tommy Aycock, who won the Section Championship title in four different decades. Presented by Cadillac, Club Car, and Rolex; supported by Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike, Golf Channel, and the PGA TOUR; and supported locally by Limerick Lane Cellars, the 54th STPGA Professional Championship was contested over 36-holes at TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

This event is the final tournament of the year where players earn points toward the Rolex Player of the Year list, as well as the 2022 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches and Levy Cup Matches teams. Players for both teams will be announced next week by the STPGA as the STPGA looks to win both Cup Matches later this fall against the Northern Texas PGA.

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