METAIRIE, La. – The PING/Sterling Cut Glass Pro-Scratch named its Team Champions for 2016 at Audubon Park Golf Club on Monday, November 14th.

This event has a unique format that involves one PGA Professional and one Amateur playing six holes scramble, six holes four ball, and six holes alternate shot.

Out of a nineteen teams totaling thirty-eight players, this year’s winners were PGA Apprentice Jared Smith of Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, MS and Mike Pizzitola. Team Smith/Pizzitola shot an eight under par fifty-four and edged their competition by one shot. Finishing tied for second was Team Kuhn/Holcombe and Team Ishee/Eagan.

Closest to the Hole winners were PGA Apprentice Marie Gateley and Mike Pizzitola. Long Drive winners were PGA Apprentice Derek Plucienski and Drew Peeler.

The Gulf States PGA Section would like to thank James Fuselier of PING and Sterling Cut Glass for their continued support of the event. The Section also wishes to thank the Staff at Audubon Park Golf Club including the Host PGA Professional Paul VanGeffen and the Head Golf Course Superintendent Will Guerreri for their assistance in making this event possible.

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