FINAL RECAP (BEAUMONT, CA) – Mike Fergin of Mesa Verde Country Club wins the 2018 Southern California Senior PGA Professional Championship in exciting fashion, with a clutch birdie on the third playoff hole to claim the title!
Fergin, of Mesa Verde Country Club, followed up his round one 69 with a second round of 66 to finish at 135 (-9) and in a tie with Paul Dietsche of Redlands Country Club who carded rounds of 65-70. The pair had to go to extra holes to determine the winner, and after both parred the first two holes, Fergin was able to convert an 18-footer on the 18th hole, that slipped in the left side to secure the victory.
That wasn’t the only drama in this event at Oak Valley Golf Club, as this event also served as the National Qualifier for the Senior PGA Professional Championship.
Twelve players that will be representing the Southern California section in October for the Senior PGA Professional Championship are:
Mike Fergin, Paul Dietsche, Barry Mahlberg, Jeff Hart, Mike Mitchell, Dave Podas, Geoff Dean, Alan Sorensen, Kurt Donahoo, Mickey Yokoi, Chris Starkjohann and Jon Fiedler.
* Starkjohann will be representing the SCPGA by virtue of an exemption because of his play in the Championship the previous year.
BIg thank you to Oak Valley Golf Club and Head Professional Paul Hjulberg, PGA for always being gracious hosts to the SCPGA.
Rules Officials: Ron O’Connor, PGA, Gary Albin, Tom Powers, Tom Wallace, Bill Demint
Honorary Starters: Skip Whittet & John Etz
Special thanks to our presenting partner Yamaha, Mercedes-Benz, and the PGA Tour. Supporting partners, John Deere, Kyocera, Jani-King, and Pepsi.