In one of the most exciting back and forth finishes in Northern Ohio PGA Section Championship history, Ben Cook, Beechmont Country Club holds off Jaysen Hansen, Beechmont Country Club to be crowned the 2017 Northern Ohio PGA Professional Champion. Cook tied the low round of the day with a 68 (-3) to finish the event with a score of 205 (-8) to defeat Hansen by one stroke. David Morgan, Eagle Creek Golf Club tied the low round of the day with a 68. Lakewood Country Club, an 18-hole A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course, hosted the 2017 Northern Ohio PGA Section Championship, August 21-23, 2017.
Cook along with five other Northern Ohio PGA Members (Gary Robison, David Champagne, Rob Moss, Steve Mulcahy, and David Morgan) will advance to the 51st edition of the PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car and OMEGA. Jaysen Hansen and Casey Schrader were exempted into the event by finishing top twenty in the 2017 PGA Professional Championship. Jamie Broce also earned an exemption.
The Championship brings together a field of 312 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections. The PGA Professional Championship is presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz USA and OMEGA. Supporting sponsors are Titleist/FootJoy, TaylorMade Golf Company, the PGA TOUR and Golf Channel. The 41 Section Championships and the National Championship offer a combined purse of $1.5 million.