BAILEY CAPTURES GULF STATES SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL TITLE; EARNS BERTH IN 29TH SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

From L to R: Kenny Hughes and Cliff Bailey

METAIRIE, LA – August 1st, 2017 – Cliff Bailey of Shreveport, LA won the Gulf States PGA Senior Professional Championship which took place on July 31st– August 1st at Shell Landing Golf Club in Gautier, MS. Bailey will lead two Section PGA Professionals including himself to compete on September 28th– October 1st in the 29th Senior PGA Professional Championship.

The National Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz USA, will be played at Desert Mountain, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bailey turned in scores of 69-73, two-under-par 142, and won a 6-hole playoff over Chip Sullivan of Pearl, MS to capture the Gulf States PGA Senior Championship. Reg Adams of Shreveport, LA will join Bailey as a qualifier shooting scores of 76-71, three-over-par 147. Alternates are: Emlyn Aubrey of Shreveport, LA; Reed Hughes of Senatobia, MS; and Scott Buntin of Starkville, MS.

From L to R: Jerry Covich and Kenny Hughes

In the Super Senior Division, Jerry Covich of Ocean Springs, MS took home top honors with scores of 74-74, four-over-par 148. Ed Selser of Patterson, LA finished three shots back at seven-over-par 151.

The Section also wishes to thank the entire staff and membership at Shell Landing Golf Club including PGA Owner Kenny Hughes and the Head Golf Course Superintendent Jeremy Ely.

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