The Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted 312 PGA Professionals — including 13 NJPGA Professionals — in the PGA Professional National Championship from June 28 – July 1, all of whom either qualified in their respective Section Championships or were exempt. The ultimate goal of these competitors was to finish in the top-20 to earn a berth in the 2015 PGA Championship this August at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Head PGA Professional at Due Process Stable GC Brett Jones did just that and closed out his final holes on the Wissahickon Course with a birdie-birdie sequence to place tied for fifth. Jones stood as the only NJPGA Professional to survive past round two cuts and finished the tournament at 1-over par.
Jones headed to the Philadelphia Cricket Club this week on a bit of hot streak on the local level, winning the last three Major Championships of the NJPGA Section dating back to October, 2014 with a win at the Ridge of Back Brook in the Fall Finale. Following the Fall Finale victory and his 2014 NJPGA Player of the Year honor, Jones continued his winning ways in 2015 by capturing the Greg Norman Match Play Championship this spring as well as holing out from 140 yards for an eagle on the 18th to win the Lincoln Charity Clambake last month.
Jones will now head to Whistling Straits, as a representative of Due Process Stable GC and the New Jersey PGA Section, to test his game against the best PGA Tour Professionals in the world. The PGA Championship will be held August 13-16 with television coverage on TNT.
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