John Van Vleet, PGA General Manager at Preston (Idaho) Golf & Country Club fired a brilliant first round score of 5-under-par, 67, on a simply perfect day at Teton Springs Resort & Club in Victor, Idaho.  Van Vleet’s excellence allows him to sleep on a 4-shot lead over PGA Professionals Kelbi Lee from Bozeman, Mont., Fred Sutton from Nampa, Idaho, and Ben Bryson from Eagle, Idaho, who all shot rounds of 1-under-par, 71.  Other than the leader, the field is tightly bunched after the first round of the 2019 Rocky Mountain PGA Professional Championship/Rocky Mountain PGA Section Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car, and OMEGA.

This year’s Section Championship is being contested over 36 holes at the par 72, 7,373 yard layout at the aforementioned Teton Springs Resort & Club.  Dates for the Championship are Tuesday & Wednesday, August 27-28, 2019.  The final round begins Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the leaders going off at 11:30 a.m.

Fifty-six Rocky Mountain Section PGA Professionals began play vying for four qualifying spots into the 2020 PGA Professional Championship.  The 2020 PGA PC will be contested April 26-29, 2020, at Omni Barton Creek in Austin, Texas. Four alternates will also be identified.

The Rocky Mountain PGA would like to thank Cadillac, Club Car, and OMEGA for their sponsorship of the Section Championship. Appreciation is also extended to Titleist/FootJoy, Nike, TaylorMade Golf, Golf Channel and The PGA TOUR.  The Section is appreciative of the efforts of the staff at Teton Springs Resort & Club especially Host PGA Professionals Tony Snoey and Dillon Reynolds for their hard work and exceptional hospitality.

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