Left to Right: Alex Abbruzza, Greg Sonnier, Craig Gibson

METAIRIE, LA. – Greg Sonnier, PGA Apprentice from Lake Charles Country Club, captures the 2017 National Car Rental Gulf States Assistant PGA Professional Championship. Sonnier will be representing the Gulf States Section at the 2017 National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, which will be played at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker course on November 9-12th. This year’s Section event was contested at Bayou Oaks at City Park– South Course on September 11th & 12th.

Bayou Oaks at City Park provided a great test to 23 players. The participants felt the pressure from the high winds on both days, which only added to the pressure to compete for the one spot available to the Section for the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship taking place this fall.

Sonnier finished the week with scores of 72 and 77 for a two-day total of 149. Claiming the three alternate spots for the National Championship are PGA Apprentice Nic Ishee of Metairie Country Club, PGA Apprentice Allan Martel of Audubon Golf Club, and PGA Apprentice Derek Plucienski of the Gulf States PGA.

The Gulf States PGA would like to thank the entire staff and Bayou Oaks at City Park including the General Manager and PGA Member Brian Long, and Head Golf Professional Alex Abbruzza for providing the Section with a tremendous setting for this annual event and for their terrific job in hosting us. The Section also thanks the Title Sponsor: National Car Rental and Supporting Sponsors: Cleveland, Srixon, and the PGA Tour. Without their support this event would not be possible.

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The Gulf States Section, Professional Golfers’ Association of America, is an association of golf professionals whose mission is to promote interest, participation, and enjoyment in the game of golf; establish and maintain professional standards of practice; and enhance the well being of golf professionals.

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