Stockley Captures PGA Professionals Championship
THE country’s top PGA club professionals gathered for the 2011 PGA Professionals Championship at the Sandhurst Club in Victoria last month. Graeme Stockley, Professional at the Belmont Golf Club in Newcastle, NSW.
Stockley jumped in front early on Day 2 with a four under par front nine of 32 and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the tournament. Stockley’s three round total of 70, 69, 71 (210) won by four shots from Yarra Yarra Teaching Professional Glenn Joyner.
As a result of their first and second placing in the event, Stockley and Joyner earned invitations to play alongside some of the world’s leading golfers at the 2011 Australian PGA Championship, to be contested 24-27 November at the Hyatt Regency Coolum.
Sean Crowe (Eastwood GC-VIC), Darren Spencer (Port Sorrell GC-TAS) and Mark Gilson ( Mollymook GC-NSW) finished in a T4 and were joined by John Wade ( Commonwealth GC-VIC) and Michael Clough (Federal GC-ACT) T7 inside the Top 10 finishers.