In a tournament beset by weather issues, several Minnesotans made the trip south to the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida to play in the Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
Mike Barge of Hazeltine National was tied for third after the first round, shooting a five-under-par 67. The next few days weren’t as kind, but Barge did make the cut and tied for 17th, shooting 67-73-74-71-285 (-3) and winning $3,230.
Mike Zinni of Mankato Golf Club also made the cut and tied for 25th, shooting 70-70-74-73–287 (-1) and winning $2,435.
Two other Minnesota Section members qualified for the event, but did not make the cut (145): John Dahl of Oxbow Country Club in Oxbow, ND, shot 81-68-149 (+5) and Brad Schmierer of Hastings Country Club shot 76-71–147 (+3).
Bill Loeffler, owner and operator of the Highlands Ranch Golf Club in Colorado, won the event, shooting 72-66-66-72-276 (-12) to win the $20,000 first prize.Originally published by DK on October 22, 2007 at 11:19 am