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PGA Professional Championship

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

Steve Jurgensen, PGA Teaching Professional atWildcat Golf Club claimed the title at the 54th SouthernTexas 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 leader board 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, JJWood, PGA Director of Instruction at Golf Performance Group, BenWillman, 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 atTwinWarriors 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 SouthernTexas 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 byTitleist Footjoy, Calla- way,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 theYear points list as well as the 2022Texas Joe Black Cup Matches and Levy Cup Matches teams. Players for both teams will be announced next week by the STPGA as the STPGA look to win both Cup Matches later this fallagainsttheNorthernTexasPGA.

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