Okamura Captures Aloha Section
PGA Professional Championship; Earns Berth in 49th PGA Professional
Aloha Stroke Play Championship / PNC- Wailea Golf Club-
Emerald Course, September 28 & 29.
Hawaii) – Okamura of Kahului, winner of the Aloha Section PGA
Professional Championship, September 29, 2015 at the Emerald
Course at Wailea Golf Club will lead 36 Section PGA
Professionals to compete in the 49th PGA Professional
Championship, June 26-29, 2016, at Turning Stone Resort in
Verona, New York.
turned in a winning total of 4-under-par 138 to capture the
Aloha Section PGA Professional Champion title. Eddie Lee of
Kihei, Maui was runner-up, finishing at 139. They are joined by
Kevin Carll of Honolulu, Kevin Hayashi of Hilo, and Kirk Nelson
Professional Championship will mark its second visit to Turning
Stone Resort and first since 2006. The Championship brings
together a field of 312 contestants representing the PGA of
America’s 41 nationwide Sections.
2016, the Championship field will compete at Turning Stone
Resort, home to three of the country’s premier public/resort
courses. The Championship will be contested on the Atunyote Golf
Club and the Shenendoah Golf Club.
Atunyote (pronounced “uh-DUNE-yo”), which will host the final 36
holes of the Championship, was the site of the former Turning
Stone Resort Championship (2007-10) on the PGA TOUR. Both
courses have hosted former PGA Regional Professional and Section
Championships. Turning Stone also boasts a third championship
course, Kaluhyat Golf Club.
Professional Championship, carrying a $550,000 total purse this
year, is broadcast (all four rounds) by Golf Channel. Following
36 holes of play, the field will be trimmed to the low 90
scorers and ties, and following 54 holes of play, the field will
be trimmed to the low 70 scorers and ties.
20 scorers in 2016 will earn berths into the 98th PGA
Championship, July 28-31, 2016, at Baltusrol Golf Club in
Springfield, New Jersey.
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.
PGA Professional Championship is presented by Club Car,
Mercedes-Benz USA and OMEGA. Supporting sponsors are Titleist/FootJoy,
Nike Golf, TaylorMade Golf Company, and the PGA TOUR. Golf
Channel is the official media partner. The 41 Section
Championships and the National Championship offer a combined
purse of $1.5 million.
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