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Broce & Hansen Earn Berths In PGA Championship

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Six NOPGA Members (Brad Apple, Jamie Broce, Jaysen Hansen, Garrett Korte, Rob Moss, and Casey Schrader) competed in the 50th PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA at Sunriver (Oregon) Resort. Three NOPGA Members (Jamie Broce, Casey Schrader, Jaysen Hansen) made the 36 Hole Cut. After the final round was completed, Jamie Broce and Jaysen Hansen had earned a berth in the PGA Championship by finishing in the Top 20. Broce finished T5 while Hansen finished T9.

Sunriver Resort is one of the country’s most scenic golf destinations. The size and scope is impressive enough when you take into account the 312 PGA Professionals in the field and the $600,000 purse that’s up for grabs, June 18-21. It becomes even more major when you look at the importance of the PGA Professional Championship to the Association and its members, and the resources devoted to ensuring that the event is truly the major championship for PGA Professionals.

This was the fourth visit to Oregon by the PGA of America’s showcase event for PGA Professionals. The Central Oregon resort, utilizing both Crosswater Club and Meadows Golf Course previously hosted the 2001, ’07 and ’13 National Championships. Crosswater Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Greatest 100 Public Golf Courses,” was the site of the Champions Tour’s JELD-WEN Tradition from 2007-70; the 2006 NCAA men’s Division I Championship and the 1998 Western PGA Professional Championship. The Meadows Course also served as host of the 2007 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Sunriver’s 605-acre resort is positioned between the Big Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers. Inspired by the Scottish highlands, Crosswater Club opened for play in 1995 as a heathland-style course that offers an ideal blend of strategy and aesthetics. Designed by Bob Cupp, the par-72 Crosswater Golf Club played to 7,530 yards in 2013; while the par-71 Meadows Golf Course, a collaborative effort between Fred Federspiel and John Fought, was played at 6,969 yards in the same championship.