Nine Senior Middle Atlantic PGA Professionals To Play In The 2012 PGA Senior Professional National Championship
Front (left to right): Wayne DeFrancesco. Back (right to left): Tim White, Bud Lintelman, 2012 champion John Francisco, Dave Sumner, Steve Bosdosh and Jon Corliss.
Stafford, Va. - The Middle Atlantic PGA recently hosted its Senior Professional Championship. The top eight players from this event plus one exempt player earned their spots to play in the 2012 Southworth PGA Senior Professional National Championship (PNC) presented by Mercedes-Benz which will be held on October 11-14 at The Club at Creighton Farms and River Creek Club in Northern Virginia.
Tim White, PGA Head Professional at Lake Chesdin Golf Club in Chesterfield, Va. finished tied for sixth in the 2011 PGA Senior PNC which earned him an exemption into the 2012 National Tournament. White's 2011 finish also earned him a chance to play in this year's Senior PGA Championship.
Joining White at the National event on MAPGA home turf will be 2012 MAPGA Senior Professional Champion John Francisco of Piney Branch Golf and Country Club (Upperco, Md.); Steve Bosdosh of The Members Club at Four Streams (Beallsville, Md.); Jay Horton of Chester River Yacht & CC (Chestertown, Md.); Jon Corliss of Heron Ridge Golf Club (Virginia Beach, Va.); Dean Sumner of Quinton Oaks Golf Course (Callao, Va.); Bud Lintelman of Westpark Golf Club (Leesburg, Va.); Wayne DeFrancesco of Woodmont Country Club (Rockville, Md.); and Daniel Thore of Dick's Sporting Goods (Danville, Va.).
In addition, four players were tied in the ninth spot and a sudden death playoff was conducted to determine alternates. The alternates by qualifying order include: Dennis Winters of River Run Golf Club (Berlin, Md.); Glenn McCloskey of Loudoun Golf and Country Club (Purcellville, Va.); Bob Bilbo of Manor Country Club (Rockville, Md.); and Harry Griffin of Glenwood Golf Club (Richmond, Va.).
About the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America
The Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA), headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As a part of The PGA since 1925, the MAPGA consists of over 1,100 members and apprentices in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Together, the MAPGA golf professionals, volunteers and staff support the mission of The PGA to promote enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to the game's growth by providing services to PGA Professionals and the golf industry.