2021 SCPGA Senior PGA Professional ChampionshipAugust 23rd-24th, 2021 | PGA WEST - Stadium Course
FINAL ROUND RECAP
LA QUINTA, CA – Jeff Hart, PGA, is the 2021 Southern California PGA Senior Section Champion at the PGA WEST Stadium Course with an eight-under par, 136 total.
Hart’s final round of six-under par, 66 at PGA WEST catapulted him into the winners circle for the second time, having won this championship in 2019. Finishing three shots clear of the field, Hart got off to a sizzling start in the final round with back-to-back birdies on holes one and two. Hart said, “I got off to a great start, and by birding the first two holes, I was able to play the day the way I wanted to play.” Continuing his steady play throughout the final round, Hart added to his lead by posting an additional two birdies down the stretch on holes 17 and 18 to secure his title.
Hart will lead 12 other PGA Professionals to the 33rd Senior PGA Professional Championship on October 21-24, 2021 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. In addition, five alternates will hope to get the call to be entered into the prestigious field.
Special thanks to our partners: Yamaha, Cadillac, Jani King, John Deere, Golf Channel, PGA TOUR and ASO Water.
Thank you to the PGA WEST staff: PGA Director of Golf, Chris Cabellero, PGA Executive Director, Ben Dobbs, Host PGA Professional, Geoff Dean, and Superintendent, Robert Durkee.
Lastly, thank you to our dedicated Rules Officials: Chairman Ron O’Connor, PGA, Gary Albin, Lee Wortman and Harrison Heublein.
List of Qualifying Players
Jeff Hart – Life Member Active
Bruce Nakamura – Aviara Golf Academy
David Menke – Sacred Heart Catholic School
David Podas – Bel-Air Country Club
Rick Garboski – Golf Development Complex
Scott Frisch – The Springs Club
Tim Parun – Coronado Golf Course
Mike Mitchell – The Hideaway Golf Club
Alan Sorensen – Buena Vista Golf Course
Jon Fiedler – Los Posas Country Club
Barry Mahlberg – Stadium Golf Center
Mike Fergin – Mesa Verde Country Club (*Exempt)
Chad Sorensen – Buena Vista Golf Course (*Exempt)
Alternates In Order
Roger Gunn – Golf Development Complex
Jerry Crowell – Goose Creek Golf Club
Dave Magdziasz – PGA WEST
Ted Parker – Monarch Beach Golf Links
Geoff Dean – PGA WEST
ROUND ONE RECAP
LA QUINTA, California – The leaderboard is crowded at the top after conclusion of play of the first round of the 2021 SCPGA Senior PGA Professional Championship at the PGA WEST Stadium Course.
Six PGA professionals currently hold the overnight lead at two-under par 70 going into tomorrow’s final round: Scott McCue, The Farms Golf Club; Scott Mallory, Journey at Pechanga; Jon Fiedler, Las Posas Country Club; Jeff Hart, Life Member Active; Chad Sorensen, Buena Vista Golf Club; and Mike Mitchell, Hideway Golf Club.
Defending Champion Alan Sorensen, PGA, of Buena Vista Golf Course remains in the hunt after a steady one-over par 73. The Championship is up for grabs as 17 players are within striking distance at one-over par or better heading into round two.
There is a lot on the line as the top 11 finishers and five alternatives will advance to the 33rd Senior PGA Professional Championship on October 21-24, 2021 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Second round tee times begin tomorrow, August 23rd at 7am. Follow along on social media at @scpga to stay up-to-date on all the action.