Gunner Wiebe Defends His Title!
(BEAUMONT, CA – August 31, 2020) Gunner Wiebe defends his title and is the 2020 National Car Rental Southern California Assistant PGA Professional Champion after going the distance with a ten-under par, 134!
Featuring the largest field ever, 95 players competed in the 36-hole championship hosted in Beaumont at Oak Valley Golf Club. Round one leader, Kyle Mendoza, PGA, of The Farms Golf Club posted an opening round of seven-under, 65, to lead the morning wave.
Wiebe, of Bel-Air Country Club found himself three shots off the lead after opening with a round one with a steady four-under, 68. Turing up the heat in the afternoon, Wiebe rattled seven birdies for a second round of six-under, 66, three shots clear of the filed.
“Today was really great, not having played for a while because of COVID, it feels really good to compete again, and to get this win,” said Wiebe after hoisting the perpetual trophy.
Tournament low round goes to Thomas Chu, PGA, of San Diego Country Club after catching fire in round two, posting an eight-under, 64, for a two day total of six-under and a solo third-place finish.
The following three players will be joining Wiebe at the 44th PGA Assistant National Championship November 12-14, 2020 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Kyle Mendoza, PGA, The Farms Golf Club
Thomas Chu, PGA, San Diego Country Club
Al Geiberger, The Palms Golf Club
Brian Blessing, Oaks North GC – E/S
Steve Saunders, PGA, Temecula Creek
Joshua Rider, The Santaluz Club
Blake Schmitt, Ironwood Country Club
“As a representative of the SCPGA Section, and Bel-Air, I’m excited to get another chance at claiming the National trophy this November because we have a great group of guys going this year and hopefully we can try to bring the big trophy back to Southern California,” said Wiebe.
Grateful appreciation to presenting partner, National Car Rental, along with supporting partners, John Deere, Kyocera, Cleveland, Srixon, XXIO, Sterling Cut Glass, Golf Advisor, and Young Power Water.