GSPGA SECTION HOSTS FIRST NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA PROAM IN THE NATION
GSPGA Professional Obie Agbas and his team claim the victory
METAIRIE, La. – The Gulf States PGA Section’s National Car Rental PGA ProAm, a new event on the 2014 tournament schedule, was won by Obie Agbasi, PGA Professional from Boeuf River Country Club, and his team of amateurs including James Crane, Casey Anderson and Dustin Cook. The Country Club of Canton played host to this event on February 17, 2014, which was the first tournament conducted in the National Car Rental PGA ProAm Series across 41 PGA Sections nationwide.
Ninety-six players took to the course under cloudy skies, totaling twenty-four teams which included one professional and three amateur, who followed a format consisting of one low gross score and one low net score on each hole.
Agbasi and his team were honored as the first National Car Rental PGA ProAm champions after ending the day with a winning score of 20-under-par 124.
Host PGA Professional Olly Thomson took the low pro honors shooting a 6-under-par 66 to edge out Cliff Bailey of Annandale Golf Club by one shot. Amateur golfer Carl Smith won the low net division with a score of 64.
In the Pro-Pro division, PGA Professionals Cliff Bailey of Annandale Golf Club and Derek Sanders, Ahead sales representative, triumphed by shooting 11-under-par 61. They narrowly beat the team of Olly Thomson and Leigh Brannan, PGA Professional at the Colonial Country Club – Deerfield Course.
On hand to celebrate the first of nearly one hundred National Car Rental PGA ProAm events in the country were special guests Brian Ciccone with The PGA of America, Mike Kapilla of National Car Rental and Ryan Smith and Ryan Duffy of IMG Live.
This event marks the first of two National Car Rental PGA ProAms that the GSPGA will hold this year, with the second tournament being contested at Diamondhead (Miss.) Country Club on November 11th.
The Gulf States PGA Section would like to thank National Car Rental for their support of this event and the National Car Rental PGA ProAm Series.
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