The Southern California PGA returned to the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon for the second TPS of the season on May 18, 2015. The Champions course was in fantastic shape, and proved to be a challenge to many of the competitors. After the morning round Gary Sowinski, PGA, carded a spectacular score of 67 to hold a two shot lead going into the afternoon round. Only a few shots back was Michael Block, PGA, and he used the afternoon round to prove to his fellow PGA members why he is one of the (if not the) best player in the Southern California section. The scorecard for Block’s afternoon round was impressive, which included an eagle (on a par 4) and six birdies, for a total of 67. His afternoon round propelled him into first place, and the overall champion of the event. Congratulations, and great playing Michael!
In addition, the TPS event also served as a qualifier for the SCPGA Match Play Championship at Sandpiper in July. The qualifiers at this event were: Jamie Puterbaugh (PGA, Aviara G.C.), Don Littrell (PGA, GolfTEC), Dean Tonneslan (PGA, La Jolla C.C.), and Scott Heyn (PGA, Oakmont C.C.)
Thank you to the sponsors of the event: Tour Lock Pro, Pepsi, PGA Tour, and 2 UNDR. A special thank you goes out to Ian Hill, the local representative for 2 UNDR, who took time out of his day to stop by the event and hand out free product to the participants.
Thank you also to our rules officials that were present at the event. With their help, as well as the players, the pace of play was remarkable. The final group of the day came in at a pace of 3 hours and 52 minutes!
One final thank you to Henry Liaw, PGA, Mark Lamb, and their staff at the Morongo Golf Club for their gracious hospitality.
The next TPS event will take place on June 1st at Bear Creek Golf Club, registration is still open.
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