LINCOLN, NE – AUG 11, 2020 – Ryan Vermeer of Omaha, Nebraska, winner of the Nebraska PGA Professional Championship, August 11th at ArborLinks will lead six Section PGA Professionals to compete in the 54rd PGA
Professional Championship, April 25-28, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Vermeer turned in a winning total of 11-under-par 205 to capture the Nebraska PGA Professional Champion title. TJ Loudner of Omaha, NE was runner-up, finishing at 6-under-par 210. They are joined by Devon Kastler of Lincoln, NE, Bryan Hughett of Albion, NE, Steve Friesen of Lincoln, NE, and Nick Wanderscheid of Dakota Dunes, SD.
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 $650,000, 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 2021 will earn berths into the 103rd PGA Championship, May 20-23, 2021, at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
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 Club Car and OMEGA. Supporting sponsors are Titleist/FootJoy, NIKE and TaylorMade. Presenting partners are Golf Channel and the PGA TOUR. The 41 Section Championships and the National Championship offer a combined purse of more than $1.5 million.
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