SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) — Rod Perry won the PGA Professional National Championship on Wednesday at Sunriver Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory.
The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., had four birdies and a bogey on the Crosswater Club course to finish at 10-under 277. He earned $75,000, spots in six PGA Tour events over a 12-month period and topped the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship in August at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y.
Ryan Polzin finished second at 7 under, closing with a double bogey for a 71. The 33-year-old Polzin is the PGA head pro at Royal Oaks in Houston.
Perry opened with a 7-under 63 on the Meadows course and added rounds of 72 and 73 at Crosswater to enter the final day a stroke behind leaders Mark Sheftic and Chip Sullivan.