Golf: Reg Adams wins Gulf States PGA Professional Championship

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CHOUDRANT — Reg Adams won the 2017 Gulf States PGA Professional Championship held Aug. 21-22 at Squire Creek Country Club. He will lead the four Section PGA Professionals that will compete in the 51st PGA Professional Championship June 17-20, 2018, at Bayonet Black Course in Seaside, Ca.
Adams, the pro at The Golf Club at Huntington Park and Querbes Park, lives in Shreveport but has ties to Bossier City.
Adams turned in a winning total of 1-under-par 143. He defeated Obie Agbasi of Monroe on the first playoff hole. Cliff Bailey of Shreveport, Billy Pomeroy of Meridian, Ms. and Kyle Ramey of Gulfport, Miss., tied for third finishing at even-par 144. Bailey and Pomeroy successfully qualified for the 51st PGA Professional Championship following a two-hole playoff.
The PGA Professional Championship will mark its second visit to Bayonet Black Horse. The Championship brings together a field of 312 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections.
The PGA Professional Championship, carrying a $550,000 total purse this year, is broadcast (all four rounds) by Golf Channel. Following 36 holes of play, the field will be trimmed to the low 90 scorers and ties, and following 54 holes of play, the field will be trimmed to the low 70 scorers and ties.
The low 20 scorers in 2018 will earn berths into the 100th PGA Championship, Aug. 6-12, 2018, at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to the Walter Hagen Cup, the PGA Professional Championship winner also receives an exemption into the next 10 PGA Professional Championships and exemptions into six PGA TOUR events over a 12-month period.

— Staff Reports, newsroom@bossierpress.com