The 2020 MS PGA Trustmark Invitational was held at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, MS on July 17 – 19. The tournament field consisted of 120 players with the state’s top PGA Professionals and Amateurs.
Kyle Ellis (p), of Oxford, MS, fired rounds of 67-72-65 for a three-day total of twelve-under par, 204, to claim the 2020 MS PGA Trustmark Invitational. Ellis’ final round included seven birdies, and he had to make a birdie on his final hole of the championship to force a playoff with Trey Denton (a) of Madison, MS.
Ellis said, “Thanks to Trustmark Bank and Gulf States PGA for their continued support of golf in Mississippi as well as Reunion Golf and Country Club and their staff for hosting a great event once again. The golf course was in fantastic shape and I enjoyed the challenge of competitive golf. I am excited to defend next year at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club!”
Ellis is the first PGA Professional since 2011 to win the Overall Championship. Ellis is the Director of Instruction at The Country Club of Oxford. Kyle Ellis, shot a first round of five-under par, 67, and was awarded the William E. Sonny Lawson Cup, which is given to the round one Low PGA Professional. Ellis also claimed the Low PGA Professional.
Trey Denton (a), of Madison, MS, claimed the Low Amateur firing rounds of 68, 72, 64, for a three-day total of twelve-under par, 204. Denton’s final round included an eagle, seven birdies, and just one bogey to win by one over Joe Deraney (a), of Belden, MS.
Brother Sandifer (a), of Greenville, MS, took home the title of Super Senior Champion with scores of 73, 71, 70, for a three-day total of two-under par, 214.
Additional Flight winners include:
1st Flight – Ross Bell
2nd Flight – Sims Dixon
3rd Flight – Gardner Gallaspy
4th Flight – Ryan Burt
5th Flight – Robert Croft
Super Senior 1st – Barry Planch
Super Senior 2nd – Russell Boltz
Special thanks to Melanie Morgan, Senior Vice President and everyone at Trustmark for their continued support and partnership of this tournament. The Gulf States Section would also like to thank the PGA General Manager, Casey Smith, Golf Course Superintendent, Charley Crell, as well as the rest of the staff at Reunion Golf & Country Club for all their hard work in making this a fantastic event.
The Mississippi PGA is comprised of 130 PGA Professionals who are recognized experts in the game and business of golf and are employed at 65 of Mississippi’s finest golf facilities.