The South Florida PGA will be represented by 16 south Florida PGA Professionals at the National PGA Professional Championship April 25-28 at PGA Golf Club.
Representing the South Florida PGA will be PGA Professionals Jon Balyeat (Quail Creek Country Club), Justin Bertsch (Club Pelican Bay), Matt Cahill (Seminole Golf Club), Dakun Chang (Jonathan’s Landing at Old Trail), Tyler Collet (John’s Island Club), Matt Doyle (Turtle Creek Club), Andrew Filbert (Royal Poinciana Golf Club), Rick Gomes (Trump National), John Lee (Imperial Golf Club), Jason Martin (The Old Collier Golf Club), Justin McCarraher (Fiddlesticks Country Club), Adam Miller (Adam Miller Golf School), Alan Morin (The Club at Ibis), Rushi Oza (Jim McLean Golf School), Patrick Rada (McArthur Golf Club) and Adam Scrimenti (Woodmont Country Club).
These professionals will join the 312 PGA members from across the country to compete in the national championship for PGA Club Professionals and for a chance to play in the 2021 PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course in May.
Last time this PGA Professional Championship was conducted in 2019 (Covid-19 canceled the event in 2020), two SFPGA Professionals – Justin Bertsch, PGA and Andrew Filbert, PGA – finished inside the Top 20, earning the chance to play in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.
With the exception of Dakun Chang who qualified through the Illinois Section, all professionals played in the 2020 SFPGA Section Championship in the fall to qualify for this national Championship. Tyler Collet, PGA was the overall winner during the three-day tournament conducted at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club and Broken Sound – Old Course.
Each year, the Top 20 finishers in the PGA Professional Championship earn the right to play in the PGA Championship, competing against the world’s best golfers.