|Port St. Lucie, FL – Tyler Collet, PGA birdied 18 and Patrick Rada, PGA made par on the first hole of a five-man playoff to secure spots in the Top 20 at the PGA Professional Championship, qualifying for next month’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
The PGA Professional Championship is the national championship for club professionals around the country, played over the last four days at PGA Golf Club. The 312-player field qualifies through the 41 Section Professional Championships, with 17 coming from the South Florida Section.
Collet, a PGA Assistant Professional at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, played steady and consistent golf throughout the four-day tournament. After winning the South Florida PGA Professional Championship in the Fall, Collet carded three 72s and a third-round 71 to finish at even-par for the tournament, tied 8th.
No stroke, however, was bigger for Collet than the putt on 18. After hitting his approach to about five feet, Collet drained his birdie putt to put him safely in the Top 20 and punch his ticket to South Carolina.
The 25-year-old will be making his second PGA TOUR appearance after playing in the Puerto Rico Open earlier this year.