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AMANA, Iowa –
Judd Gibb of Lakeside Municipal GC, winner of the Iowa PGA Professional Championship, July 23, 2019, at Amana Colonies Golf Club will lead a total of six Iowa Section PGA Professionals to compete in the 53rd PGA Professional Championship, April 26-29, at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.
Gibb turned in a winning total of 2-under-par 214 to capture the Iowa PGA Professional Champion title. Jeff Schmid was runner-up, finishing at 2-under-par 214 but fell in the playoff. They are joined by Sean McCarty, Jay Giannetto, Chad Proehl, and Ryan McClintock. Jeff Schmid qualified to the PGA Professional Championship due to his performance 2019 PGA Professional Championship.
The PGA Professional Championship and 41 PGA Section Championships feature a total purse of more than $1.5 million. The PGA Professional Championship purse is $550,000, distributed among those who make the cut in the 312-player field. Golf Channel will televise all four rounds of the national Championship. If eligibility is met and maintained, the low 20 scorers in 2019 will earn berths into the 102nd PGA Championship, May 14-17, at Harding Park Golf Club, San Francisco, California.
In addition to the Walter Hagen Cup, the PGA Professional Championship winner also receives an exemption into the next 10 PGA Professional Championships and exemptions into six PGA TOUR events over a 12-month period. Established in 1968, the PGA Professional Championship roster of Champions includes the following premier TOUR professionals: Sam Snead, Bob Rosburg, Don Massengale, Ed Dougherty, Larry Gilbert, and Bruce Fleisher.
The PGA Professional Championship is presented by Cadillac, Club Car and OMEGA. Supporting sponsors are Titleist/FootJoy, NIKE and TaylorMade Golf. Presenting partners are Golf Channel and the PGA TOUR. The 41 Section Championships and the National Championship offer a combined purse of $1.5 million.
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