Atlantis, Fla. – Gene Fieger, PGA Director of Golf at the Hideout Golf Club in Naples has earned the 2014 South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year Award. Fieger’s impressive year was highlighted by a win at the 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz in April. This is the second consecutive year that Fieger has been named South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year. He also earned SFPGA Player of the Year in 2000.
Fieger competed in numerous South Florida PGA events this season, rarely finishing outside the top-10. His season included: South Florida Senior Open (T4), Fort Lauderdale Open (Senior Division T1/Open Division T15), South Florida Open (T4), Florida Senior Open (T3), Senior Section Championship (T3), South Florida PGA Professional Championship/Section Championship (T7), and The Naples Beach Club Senior Open (T5). Fieger’s scoring average throughout these events was 71.1.
On a national level, Fieger won the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, which was postponed from its original date of November, 2013. He then traveled to Benton Harbor, Michigan to compete in the Senior PGA Championship. Most recently, Fieger finished T11 in the 2014 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club. As a result of his finish, he has earned a spot in the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, which will be contested at the Philadelphia Cricket Club June 28-July 1.
As the SFPGA Senior Player of the Year, Fieger has earned a spot into the Monday qualifier for the Allianz Championship, held February 2-8, 2015 at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton.