Laurel, MS: The Gulf States PGA Senior Championship and Senior PGA Professional Championship Qualifier experienced high humidity and a blazing sun during both rounds on August 28-29. Twenty Senior PGA Professionals came out to play at Laurel Country Club. 

Gulf States PGA Senior Champion, Jake Narro, PGA from Oak Knoll Country Club, also claimed low qualifier for the Senior PGA Professional Championship with a two-day score of 66-75–141. Reed Hughes, PGA from Senatobia, MS, was the 2nd place qualifier with a score of 71-76–147. Alternates include Cliff Bailey, PGA (75-72–147), Reg Adams, PGA (73-76–149), and Scott Davey, PGA (75-75–150). Jerry Covich, PGA from Shell Landing Golf Club, took Super Senior honors with 75-76–151. 

In an interview following the 2nd round, Jake expressed, “I grew up in Meridian, but lived in Laurel in the 1st and 2nd grade and used to walk this course by myself. It’s one of my all-time favorite places in the world. I’ll be trying to settle into the Senior PGA Professional Championship as quickly as possible and try not to be nervous the whole day.”

Jerry later commented, “The golf course was tough as usual, but fair, and in great condition. I just kind of kept the ball in play. Made a few good chips and putts and that was about it!”

The Gulf States PGA would like to thank our sponsors for this event: Jeff Jungers & Shannon Caverly, PGA of Yamaha Golf Car, Cadillac, Golf Channel, and the PGA Tour. Also, thanks to PGA General Manager, Andy Loving, PGA Head Golf Professional, Jeff Trecost, Head Golf Course Superintendent, Dave Middleton, and the rest of the Laurel Country Club staff for their support. 

We wish Jake and Reed the best of luck as they move on to the 35th Senior PGA Professional Championship, October 26-29, 2023 at PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Join us for our next event, the Gulf States PGA E-Z-GO Section Championship at Deerfield Golf Club on September 18-19. 

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