SCPGA Senior PGA Professional Championship
(San Jacinto, CA – August 25th, 2020) Alan Sorensen of Buena Vista Golf Course claims his second Southern California Senior PGA Professional Championship title at Soboba Springs Golf Course after carding back-to-back rounds of 69 for a six-under, 138 total.
The victory didn’t come easy for Sorensen who claimed the 36-hole championship title by defeating Mike Fergin of Mesa Verde Golf Club in a two-hole sudden death playoff. After tying the par four 18th, it was a well placed approach shot out of the bunker by Sorensen on the par four 10th that led to a tap in birdie for the win.
“I’m very surprised to win this championship, I was six-under through 11 holes and felt like I was cruising until I lost a ball on the 12th hole. I was fortunate to pull it together coming down the stretch and get myself into the playoff,” said Sorensen.
Sorensen will join 14 SCPGA Professionals at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL on October 15-18, 2020 for the Senior PGA Professional Championship (PPC).
“I’m looking forward to representing the SCPGA at the Senior PPC in Florida, I’ve played the course before and feel comfortable with where my game is at right now. Plus, this year my wife has already told me that we will be driving there, so I’m excited for the whole experience,” said Sorensen.
2020 SENIOR PPC QUALIFIERS:
(Eligible via 2019 exemptions)
Jeff Hart, Life Member Active
Mike Fergin, Mesa Verde Country Club
Chad Sorensen, Buena Vista Golf Course
Paul Holtby, Golf Development Complex
(Qualified via 2020 SCPGA Senior Section Championship Finish)
Alan Sorensen, Buena Vista Golf Course
Chi Choi, Monarch Beach Golf Links
Scott Mallory, Journey at Pechanga
Rick Garboski, Golf Development Complex
Chris Starkjohann, Life Member Active
Barry Mahlberg, Stadium Golf Center
David Podas, Bel-Air Country Club
Dale Abraham, Bighorn Golf Club
Brad Stormon, Golf Club at Rancho California
Paul Dietsche, Redlands Country Club
Gary Sowinski, The Hodges Learning Center
Dave Magdziasz, PGA West, Jack Nicklaus (1st alternate)
Ted Parker, Monarch Beach Golf Links (2nd alternate)
Jerry Crowell, Goose Creek Golf Club (3rd alternate)
John Faulk, Desert Springs Golf Course (4th alternate)
Geoffrey Dean, PGA West (5th alternate)
Special thanks to Host PGA Professional, Frank Luchowski with Soboba Springs Golf Course and all of the events partners, Cadillac, Cart-Star Motors, PGA TOUR, Jani King, John Deere, Golf Channel and Young Power Water.