From L to R: Phil Schmitt and Benji Nelson

METAIRIE, LA – PGA Professional, Phil Schmitt was one shot behind after round one. With a one over par 72 in the final round, Schmitt took home the title of 2017 Gulf States PGA E-Z-GO Section Champion. This year’s Championship was held in Meridian, MS at Northwood Country Club on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd. Schmitt won by one shot with a 69-72 (141) 1-under par total and with this win he has earned an exemption into the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship being held at the Country Club of Jackson.

A trio finished tied for second and those were PGA Member Jake Narro with scores of 68-74 (142) even par, PGA Member Kyle Ramey with scores of 72-70 (142) even par, and PGA Member Tim Basel with scores of 74-68 (142) even par.

Northwood Country Club proved to be a tremendous test of golf with excellent course conditions. The weather over the two days was outstanding with low humidity and highs in the low 80’s. Click here for full results.

The Gulf States PGA Section wishes to thank E-Z-GO, Benji Nelson of Ben Nelson Golf and Utility Vehicles, Jake Thomas and Mike Shirley of Parsons Extreme Golf, Roger Landry and Mark Danton of Ouray, Sam McCarroll of Cutter and Buck, JJ O’Neil of Jani-King, and the PGA Tour for their tremendous support of this tournament and the Gulf States PGA. The Section also thanks the entire team at Northwood Country Club including Host PGA Professional Billy Pomeroy.

About the Gulf States PGA Section
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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