VEDDER & BRYSON - HAMBLIN & SANDERSON EARN FALL PRO-PRO CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
VEDDER & BRYSON WIN 2017 ROCKY MOUNTAIN PGA FALL PRO-PRO
A cold wind did not deter the field from quality scores at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Fall Pro-Pro mastered by Marc Vedder, PGA Head Professional at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho, and Ben Bryson, PGA Head Professional at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho. Following their phenomenal first round 61, Vedder & Bryson hung on with a closing Modified Alternate Shot round of 73 to finish the tournament 10-under-par and claim the title. Three teams made a run at the leaders and finished two strokes behind. The PGA Professional teams of Zach Abels & Brad Martin, Eric Emmel & Chris Bunge, and Paul-David Milton with his apprentice professional partner Reggie Berry shot closing rounds of 71, 68 and 67 respectively to make the afternoon interesting.
On the senior side, PGA Head Professional Mike Hamblin from Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls, Idaho, and his PGA Teaching Professional partner Tommy Sanderson from The Valley Club in Sun Valley, Idaho, shot equal 1-under-par rounds of 71-71=142 to outlast the teams of PGA Professionals Rob Ellis & John Graham, and Tim Reinke & John Lewis, both of whom shot even par totals of 144.
The two-round team tournament was contested at the par 72, 6720 yard, Idaho Falls Country Club in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Round one is played as a better-ball of partners and round two is a modified alternate shot format. The Rocky Mountain PGA would like to thank Jon Potter, PGA Director of Golf, Jason Jacobsen, PGA Head Professional and their staff at Idaho Falls Country Club for hosting the event and for the hospitality shown to the competitors. The Rocky Mountain PGA also extends its sincerest appreciation to Greg Jenkins of JC Golf Accessories, Scott Larsen, PGA, and Mike Langley of Dynamic Brands, Bag Boy and New Balance, Jeremy Galbreth and Cody Faught of Mizuno, Lori Putnam, PGA, of Black Clover, Jeff Smith of adidas Golf, Independent Sales Representative Andy Hollister, PGA, OMEGA and The PGA TOUR.
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