MARTEL, PRESTON, AND VANGEFFEN TAKE THREE PRO


From left to right: (Jeff Jungers, Daniel Preston, Paul VanGeffen, Allan Martel, Russ Bloom, and Josh Lampley)

METAIRIE, LA – The Fifth Annual Gulf States PGA Bushnell/Sun Mountain Three Pro Scramble Championship presented by Yamaha and the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel named its Champions for 2017 at the Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, MS on Monday, April 10th.

Out of a record twenty teams totaling sixty players, this year’s winning team consisted of PGA Apprentice Allan Martel of Audubon Park Golf Course, PGA Professional Daniel Preston of the Island Country Club, and PGA Professional Paul VanGeffen of Audubon Park Golf Course.

Team Martel/Preston/VanGeffen won with a score of sixteen under fifty-six in a scorecard playoff over Host PGA Professional Russ Bloom, PGA Professional Kenny Hughes of Shell Landing Golf Club, and PGA Professional Jerry Covich of Shell Landing Golf Club.

Winning prizes through a blind draw or on the course consisted of: PGA Professional Obie Agbasi, PGA Profesional Wayne Fuselier, PGA Professional Steve Caldwell, PGA Professional Olly Thomson, PGA Professional David Marchand, PGA Apprentice Johnny Hargrave, PGA Apprentice Tyler Daniels, PGA Professional Blake Hatfield, PGA Professional Kyle Ramey, and PGA Professional Larry Griffin.

The Gulf States PGA Section would like to thank the title sponsors Josh Lampley of Bushnell, Camelbak, and Bolle and PGA Member Craig Gibson of Sun Mountain. Additionally, thank you to the supporting sponsors Jeff Jungers of Yamaha and PGA Honorary Member Baxter Lee of the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel. The Section also wishes to thank Host PGA General Manager Russ Bloom, the staff, and membership of the Oaks Golf Club for their assistance in making this event possible.

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