Omar Uresti sets 72-hole record, captures 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship
Omar Uresti won the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Sunday, and did so in style. (...)
Omar Uresti won the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Sunday, and did so in style.
Uresti tapped in for bogey for a final-round 69 on the Wanamaker Course but still set the 72-hole scoring record of 18-under-par 269. He won by six shots.
Uresti, 51, is a PGA Life Member based in Austin, Texas. His win was good for $26,000. He is the fourth golfer to win both a PGA Professional Championship (2017) and a Senior PGA Professional national title.
“It’s always fun to come here, it’s comfortable,” said Uresti. “I like the golf courses and they seem to like me a little bit. I’m honored to do that (set a scoring record). It’s been a long time since I’ve had four good putting rounds together.”
Defending champion Scott Hebert of Traverse City, Michigan, shot a final-round 67 and finished second. His 67 tied Mike Fergin for low round of the day.
Paul Stankowski and Bob Sowards finished T-3 at 11 under, seven shots back. Jeffrey Schmid and Walt Chapman were T-5 at 8 under.
Uresti’s PGA Professional Championship and Senior PGA Professional Championship victories place him in an elite foursome that includes Steve Schneiter (1995 and 2016), Sowards (2004 and ’18), and Hebert (2008 and ’19).
The top 35 finishers earned berths in the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will be next May at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.