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nd PGA PROFESSIONALS IN THE 92 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP rd (The Top 20 Finishers from the 43 PGA Professional National Championship) DANNY BALIN PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Greenwich, Conn. Age: 28 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 185 Birth Date: April 9, 1982 Birthplace: Rockville, Md. College: Penn State University Home Club/Affiliation: Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, Conn. PGA Classification: A-8 Turned Professional: 2004 PGA Membership: 2007 PGA Section: Metropolitan Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. ... Finished fourth in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, his debut in the National Championship ... Was a graduate of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at Penn State University ... Tied for ninth in 2008 Metropolitan th Open and tied for eighth in 2007 … Finished 25 in 2009 Argentine Open … Two-time Squire Cup Member (2008 & 2009) … Runner-up, 2010 PGA Winter Stroke Play Championship … Co-hosted a Golf Academy Live episode before the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot with The Golf Fix’s Michael Breed … Has recorded one hole-in-one. Personal: Single Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, snowboarding, traveling, movies, all sports RYAN BENZEL PGA Championship Experience: 2007, ’08, ’09 Residence: Bothell, Wash. Age: 31 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 195 Birth Date: March 25, 1979 Birthplace: Spokane, Wash. College: University of Idaho Home Club/Affiliation: Battle Creek Golf Course, Tulalip, Wash. PGA Classification: A-6 Turned Professional: 2001 PGA Membership: 2006 PGA Section: Pacific Northwest th Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Battle Creek Golf Course in Tulalip, Wash. … Tied for 11 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2005 Pacific Northwest PGA Rosauers Open … Winner, 2004, 2005, 2006 Washington State PGA Match Play Championship ... Member of 2007, ’09 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Rally for a draw in 2007 sparked U.S. to victory in Greensboro, Ga ... Tied for second, 2007 PGA Professional National Championship … T 4th, 2008 National Championship … Tied for second, 2005 Pacific Northwest PGA Washington Open … 2007 Western Washington Chapter PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Personal: Wife, Stacy; Children: Carsen Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, fly fishing, spending time with family KYLE FLINTON PGA Championship Experience: 2008 Residence: Oklahoma City, Okla. Age: 44 Ht.: 6’ 4” Wt.: 185 Birth Date: Nov. 17, 1965 Birthplace: San Rafael, Calif. College: Central State University Home Club/Affiliation: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1994 PGA Membership: 2007 PGA Section: South Central Player Notes: PGA head professional at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Finished T- 15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... All-time record-setter with victories in the 2002, ’03, ’05 TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship ... Member of 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Finished third in the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship … Winner, 2006 Oklahoma Open Champion, 2007, ’08 South Central Club Professional Championship, 2007 South Central PGA Championship, 2007 South Central PGA Skins Game Champion ... Guided South Central PGA Champion team to the 2009 McGladrey Team Championship ... Winner, 1986 Oklahoma Amateur Championship. Personal: Wife: Tracy; Children: Cayla Everly, Karsten, Kale Hobbies/Special Interests: Family time, fishing, more fishing SCOTT HEBERT PGA Championship Experience: 2007, ’08, ’09 Residence: Traverse City, Mich. Age: 41 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 175 Birth Date: June 4, 1969 Birthplace: Escanaba, Mich. College: Ferris State University Home Club/Affiliation: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, Mich. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1993 PGA Membership: 2005 PGA Section: Michigan Player Notes: PGA head professional at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Mich. ... Winner, 2008 PGA Professional National Championship, and T-11 in the 2010 National Championship ... Winner, 1997, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’06 Michigan Open (tying PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame and Michigan golf legend Al Watrous, who captured three Senior PGA Championships) ... Winner,.2006, ’07, ’08, ’09 Michigan PGA Section Championship … 2006, ’07, ’09 Michigan Section Player of the Year.. .Member of 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team … Winner, 1998 Chicago Open, 1998 Michigan PGA Assistant Championship … Though carrying the same spelling of his surname, is no relation to brothers Lionel and Jay Hebert, who won the respective 1957 and 1960 PGA Championships. Personal: Wife, Laurie; Children: Joe Patrick, Susie Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing with my son, hanging out with friends and family, NASCAR DAVID HUTSELL PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Baltimore, Md. Age: 39 Ht.: 6’ 3” Wt.: 225 Birth Date: Aug. 21, 1970 Birthplace: Ft. Meade, Md. College: Towson State University Home Club/Affiliation: The Elkridge Club, Baltimore, Md. PGA Classification: A-14 Turned Professional: 1993 PGA Membership: 1998 PGA Section: Middle Atlantic Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md. ...Tied for sixth in the 2010 PGA th Professional National Championship; and T-25 in 2001; and T-33 in 2000 ... Tied for 70 , 2002 PGA Tour Booz nd Allen Championship … Tied for 72 , 2002 Nationwide Tour Virginia Beach Open … Medalist at 2000 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Tournament. Personal: Wife, Patricia; Children: Madeleine Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing guitar, movies, baseball STU INGRAHAM PGA Championship Experience: 1989, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’96 Residence: Harrisburg, Pa. Age: 50 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 195 Birth Date: Feb. 19, 1960 Birthplace: Lebanon, Pa. College: East Tennessee State University Home Club: M Golf Range & Learning Center, Newtown Square, Pa. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1982 PGA Membership: 1987 PGA Section: Philadelphia Player Notes: PGA head professional at M Golf Range & Learning Center in Newtown Square, Pa.. … Finished tied for ninth in 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Made the cut at the 1993 and '96 PGA Championships … Winner, 1998 Pennsylvania State Open … Three-time Philadelphia Section Player of The Year … Has recorded five holes-in-one, with 1 in competition. Personal: Wife, Brenda; Children: Adam, Ashley, Stuie Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, fantasy football, basketball official, playing cards, all sports. ROB LABRITZ PGA Championship Experience: 2002, ’03 Residence: Pound Ridge, N.Y. Age: 39 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 180 Birth Date: May 31, 1971 Birthplace: Hartford, Conn. College: Central Connecticut State University Home Club/Affiliation: GlenArbor Golf Club, Bedford Hills, N.Y. PGA Classification: A-4 Turned Professional: 1991 PGA Membership: 2000 PGA Section: Metropolitan th Player Notes: PGA director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. ... Tied for 15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2008 New York State Open … Winner, 2006 New York State PGA Championship … Winner, 2004 Golden Bear Tour Teardrop Championship … Runner Up, 2005 Canadian PGA Tour Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship … Runner Up, 2002 & 2004 PGA Stroke Play Championship … Winner, 2008 Metropolitan Head Professional Championship Personal: Wife/partner: Kerry Miller; Children: Matthias 7 Hobbies/Special Interests: Physical fitness, gardening, fishing MITCH LOWE PGA Championship Experience: 2009 Residence: San Francisco, Calif. Age: 43 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 195 Birth Date: April 25, 1967 Birthplace: Boise, Idaho College: University of the Pacific Home Club/Affiliation: Del Rio Country Club, Modesto, Calif. PGA Classification: A-14 Turned Professional: 1990 PGA Membership: 1999 PGA Section: Northern California Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, Calif. ... Finished tied for sixth in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... 2000, ’05 Northern California PGA Player of the Year. Personal: Wife, Donna Marie; Children: Ellie, Bella, Cheech Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel ROBERT MCCLELLAN PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Butler, Pa. Age: 30 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 205 Birth Date: Jan. 5, 1980 Birthplace: Butler, Pa. College: Liberty University Home Club/Affiliation: Butler Country Club, Butler, Pa. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: -2002 PGA Membership: 2008 PGA Section: Tri-State Player Notes: PGA head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club ... Finished T-15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Finished third, 2009 Pennsylvania State Open, 2006 Pennsylvania State Open … Fourth, 2005 Pennsylvania State Open … Runner-up, 2008 Tri-State PGA Falling Rock Classic … Fourth, 2008 West Penn Open … 2000 Big South Conference Academic All-American Personal: Wife, Kimberly; Children: Leah, Levi Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, table tennis, bowling ROB MOSS PGA Championship Experience: 2005 Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio Age: 41 Ht.: 5’ 7” Wt.: 160 Birth Date: Sept. 19, 1968 Birthplace: Parma, Ohio College: Kent State University Home Club/Affiliation: Pepper Pike Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1991 PGA Membership: 2004 PGA Section: Northern Ohio th Player Notes: Rob Moss is the PGA head professional at Pepper Pike Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and tied for 11 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second trip and first since 2005 in the PGA Championship. He is a three time Ohio Open Champion, winning titles in 1999, 2001 and ’05. Moss enjoyed success on the former Nike Tour, finishing runner-up in the 1997 Nike Tour Tri-Cities Open and 1996 Inland Empire Open. He also was runner-up in the 1996 Asian Tour Thailand Open and 1996 Korean Open. He owns 17 NOPGA Section victories between 2001-09 ... Recipient, 2005, ’06 Northern Ohio PGA Player of the Year. Personal: Wife, Darci; Children: Tyler, Ben, Will Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, sports, Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians KEITH OHR PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Louisville, Ky. Age: 35 Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 160 Birth Date: Oct. 8, 1974 Birthplace: Irvine, Ky. College: University of Louisville Home Club/Affiliation: Wildwood Country Club, Louisville, Ky. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1997 PGA Membership: 2004 PGA Section: Kentucky Player Notes: PGA head professional at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville, Ky. … Tied for ninth in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Runner-up, 1996 Kentucky State Amateur … Third, 1995 Kentucky State Amateur … Winner, 2001 Kentucky Open, 2005 Kentucky Section Match Play Championship … Finished tied for second in 2005 Kentucky Club Professional Championship … 2008 Kentucky PGA Player of the Year … Has recorded 3 holes-in-one. Personal: Wife, Andrea; Children: Andrew, Amelia Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, billiards, and ping pong TROY PARE PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Wauregan, Conn. Age: 34 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 208 Birth Date: Sept. 27, 1975 Birthplace: Warwick, R.I. Home Club/Affiliation: Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford, R.I. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1998 PGA Membership: 2003 PGA Section: New England Player Notes: PGA head professional at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I. … Finished fifth in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2005 New England PGA Section Championship and 2005 New England PGA Assistant’s Championship … Runner-up, 2010 and 2004 New England PGA Section Championship, 2010 New England Open … Has recorded 3 holes-in-one. Personal: Wife, Kimberley; Children: Hunter, Logan Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, watching Law and Order and playing golf with his kids JASON SCHMUHL PGA Championship Experience: Debut Residence: Windsor, Calif. Age: 38 Ht.: 5’ 11” Wt.: 185 Birth Date: April 19, 1972 Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz. College: Sonoma State University Home Club/Affiliation: Windsor Golf Club, Windsor, Calif. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1996 PGA Membership: 2002 PGA Section: Northern California th Player Notes: PGA head professional at Windsor (Calif.) Golf Club … Tied for 15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2008 Northern California PGA Section Championship … Runner-up, 2007 Match Play Championship … Guided teams to second (2007) and fourth (2008) in The McGladrey Team Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Personal: Wife, Tracy; Children: Averie, Riley, Kristina Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing with the kids MARK SHEFTIC PGA Championship Experience:2009 Residence: Blue Bell, Pa. Age: 35 Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 175 Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1974 Birthplace: Hanover, Pa. College: Coker College Home Club/Affiliation: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa. PGA Classification: A-6 Turned Professional: 1998 PGA Membership: 2008 PGA Section: Philadelphia Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. … Runner-up in 2009 PGA Professional National Championship and finished third in 2010 … Member of winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team, scoring the decisive point at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in Scotland … Competed in 2009 PGA Championship … Winner, 2008 Tournament Players’ Division Championship and 2006 AB Thorn Tournament … Finished runner-up, 2004, ’07 Philadelphia Open … Owns three top-10 finishes in the Pennsylvania State Open … Runner- up, 2006 Philadelphia PGA Assistant Professional Championship. Personal: Wife: Nicole; Children: Ty Edward Hobbies/Special Interests: Spending time with the family, movies and music SONNY SKINNER PGA Championship Experience: 2008 Residence: Sylvester, Ga. Age: 49 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 170 Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1960 Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va. College: Abraham Baldwin College/ Shorter College Home Club/Affiliation: River Pointe Golf Club, Albany, Ga. PGA Classification: A-6 Turned Professional: 1982 PGA Membership: 1992 PGA Section: Georgia Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Ga. … Runner up, 2008 and 2010 PGA Professional National Championships … Winner, 1993 Nike/Nationwide Shreveport Open, 1994 Nike/Nationwide Richmond Open, 2010 PGA Match Play Championship, 2006 PGA Winter Tournament Series, 2006 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship, 2000 Griffin Classic Championship … Qualified four times through PGA Tour Q-School (1990, ’92, ’97, ’98) … 2008 PGA Professional Player of the Year … 2006 Georgia PGA Section Player of the Year. Personal: Wife, Genia; Children: Marlee Hobbies/Special Interests: The beach, traveling and any thing with the family MIKE SMALL PGA Championship Experience: 2004, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09 Residence: Champaign, Ill. Age: 44 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 185 Birth Date: March 4, 1966 Birthplace: Aurora, Ill. College: University of Illinois Home Club/Affiliation: University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. PGA Classification: A-12 Turned Professional: 1990 PGA Membership: 1996 PGA Section: Illinois Player Notes: Since 2000, has served as head men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign ... With his victory in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, tied the all-time record held by the late Larry Gilbert with three National Championships. Added his victory in June at French Lick, Ind., with those in 2005 and 2009 ... His victory in 2010 was the first time that he had led going into the final round ... Posted a course record 7-under0-par 65 in the 2010 third round on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort ... Finished runner-up in the 2004 National Championship; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007 ... Competed on the 2005, ’07 and ’09 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Small accomplished this feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete ... During the 2010 spring season, guided University of Illinois to its second consecutive and ninth overall Big Ten Conference Championship. Senior-to-be Scot t Langley, a member of the Illini squad, went on to win the NCAA Championship and finish as the Low Amateur in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach ... Was a member of the 1988 Illinois Big Ten Conference champion team, and finished runner-up to teammate Steve Stricker in that tournament ... Small also was the 2009 Big Ten Coach of the Year, having guided his team to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in the past seven seasons. He also was the 2002 Big Ten Coach of the Year and is a two-time (2003, ’09) Midwest Region Coach of the Year … Small competed in 1994, ’98 and 2007 U.S. Open … Considered the most dominant performer in Illinois PGA Section history … Winner of a record eight Illinois PGA Section Championships, including seven straight - 2001, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, th ’07, ’08 and ’09 ... Winner, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Illinois Open ... Finished tied for 27 in 2004 Cialis Western Open th and tied for 50 in 2005 ... Tied for fourth in 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh in 2004 and finished runner-up in 2001 ... Competed on the former Nike Tour (Nationwide Tour), winning 1997 Monterey Open and 1997 Cleveland Open … Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best share of ninth place in 1998 Bell Canadian Open ... First member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship … Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one Personal: Wife, Ann; Children: Will, Wyatt Special Interests: Fishing, NCAA sports and family time BRUCE SMITH PGA Championship Experience: 2004 Residence: Frisco, Texas Age: 43 Ht.: 6’ 7” Wt.: 230 Birth Date: July 21, 1966 Birthplace: Hampton, Va. College: University of North Texas Home Club/Affiliation: Brookhaven Country Club, Dallas, Texas PGA Classification: A-14 Turned Professional: 1990 PGA Membership: 1995 PGA Section: Northern Texas th Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas … Tied for 15 in the 2010 th PGA Professional National Championship; T-19 in 2008; and finished 24 in the 2004, gaining a PGA Championship berth via a playoff … Winner, 1994, ‘95 Northern Texas PGA Section Assistant’s Championship, 2000, ’01 Northern Texas PGA Western Championship, 1997 Greg Norman Collection Championship … Runner- th th up, 2004 Western PGA Club Professional Championship and tied for 15 in 2003 … Tied for 69 in 2000 GTE Byron Nelson Classic on PGA Tour … Runner-up, 2004, ’97 Southern PGA Professional National Championship … Competed in 1989 U.S. Amateur … 1995 Northern Texas PGA Assistant Player of the Year … Owns two course records, including a 64 in 1999 at Northwood Club in Dallas, site of 1952 U.S. Open, and recorded a 66 at Dallas Athletic Club in 1994 Northern Texas PGA assistant professional Championship … Has recorded five holes-in-one, including one in competition … Since 2004, has led a foundation, “Kisses Fore Kennedy,” that was begun to help defray medical costs for his daughter, Kennedy, who was born with lymphatic malformation, a birth defect affecting her face. The foundation has since expanded to help families that can not afford surgical care for their children due to lack of health insurance Personal: Wife, Kathleen; Children: Brandon, Parker, Kennedy Hobbies/Special Interests: Third degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, family activities and ice hockey RICH STEINMETZ PGA Championship Experience:2005 Residence: Gilbertsville, Pa. Age: 38 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 180 Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1971 Birthplace: Norristown, Pa. College: Temple University Home Club/Affiliation: Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa. PGA Classification: A-1 Turned Professional: 1994 PGA Membership: 2003 PGA Section: Philadelphia th Player Notes: PGA head professional at Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa. … Tied for 15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship; and T-9 in 2005 … Winner of 73 professional events, including 2007 Philadelphia PGA Championship and 2009 Philadelphia Open ... Winner, 2002, ’05 DeBaufre Trophy for Low Scoring Average in the Philadelphia PGA Section … Member of the 2005 U.S. PGA Cup Team … Finished eighth in 2002 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Assistant Professional Championship … Semifinalist in 2004 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Match Play Championship … Winner, 2005 Delaware Valley Open, 2005 TaylorMade-adidas Classic … 2006 Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year … 2004 Philadelphia PGA assistant professional of the Year … Has recorded three holes-in-one, with none in competition. Personal: Wife, Heather; Children: Olivia, Drew, Lucas Hobbies/Special Interests: Music, home improvement, fishing CHIP SULLIVAN PGA Championship Experience: 2003, ’04, ’06, ’07 Residence: Troutville, Va. Age: 45 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 185 Birth Date: Nov. 27, 1964 Birthplace: Albany, N.Y. College: University of Mississippi Home Club/Affiliation: Hanging Rock Golf Club, Salem, Va. PGA Classification: A-4 Turned Professional: 1986 PGA Membership: 1991 PGA Section: Middle Atlantic Player Notes: PGA director of golf at Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Va. … Winner, 2007 PGA Professional National Championship; T-6 in the 2010 National Championship, aided by a hole-in-one in the third round that earned him a new Club Car Precedent golf car … First reigning PGA Professional National Champion to compete th in the Japan PGA Championship, finishing tied for 18 in May 2008 ... Winner of more than 80 PGA-sanctioned st events since turning professional in 1987 ... Finished 31 in the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. ... Member of the 2007 PGA Cup Team ... Winner, 1996, 2002, ’06 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Championship, 1998 Carolinas PGA Section Championship, 2003 Middle Atlantic PGA Players Championship, 2004 and 2006 Maryland Open, 2006 TaylorMade Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico … Named 1996, 2005, ’06 Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year … Runner-up, 2006 Virginia State Open ... Competed in 2006 PGA Championship, and winner of 11 other events throughout the year … Inducted in 2005 into Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame … 2003, ’04 Washington Post Professional Player of the Year ... Finished third in 2004 PGA Professional National Championship … Runner-up, 2004 Middle Atlantic Section Match Play Championship ... Amateur accomplishments include 1986 Southeastern Conference individual title, beating among others in the field, David Toms; member of 1986 First-Team All-SEC Team, and member of 1984 University of Mississippi SEC Champion Team ... Two-time (1981, ’82) Louisiana State Junior Champion, defeating John Daly in 1981 ... Overcame major health issues in December 2006, being diagnosed with hemochromatosis (overload of iron in the blood) and diabetes … Has recorded 14 holes-in-one, with four in competition Personal: Wife, Kari; Children: Kalley, Camryn, Colby Hobbies/Special Interests: Chess, swimming laps and dirt biking TIM THELEN PGA Championship Experience: 1999, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’05, ’07, ’08 Residence: College Station, Texas Age: 49 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 200 Birth Date: June 14, 1961 Birthplace: Albany, Minn. College: Houston Baptist University Home Club/Affiliation: The Falls Golf and Country Club, New Ulm, Texas PGA Classification: A-8 Turned Professional: 1985 PGA Membership: 1994 PGA Section: Southern Texas Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at The Falls Golf and Country Club in New Ulm, Texas … Winner, 2000 and 2003 PGA Professional National Championship, earning the 2000 Championship at Oak Tree Golf Club in th Edmond, Okla in a five-hole playoff over Mark Brown of Oyster Bay, N.Y. … Tied for 11 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Tied for runner-up in 2001 and tied for fourth in 2007 and ’08 ... Since 2001 has had his wife, Lucinda, serving as caddie ... Winner, 2001 PGA Professional Player of the Year ... Winner, 2005, ’06 BP Trinidad Open ... A member of the 2000, ’03, ’05 and ’07 U.S. PGA Cup Teams, owning a 12-5-0 career record … Winner, 2007 Puerta Vallarta Pro-Am Championship and the 2009 Callaway Golf PGA th Assistant’s Championship by seven strokes … Enjoyed a $36,200 payday in July 2001, finishing tied for 12 in the B.C. Open on the PGA Tour …Was a college teammate of Colin Montgomerie at Houston Baptist University … Has recorded six holes-in-one, including two in competition. Personal: Wife, Lucinda; Children: Christopher Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, bird hunting, and college and professional football ###
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