Metropolis C.C. head professional Craig Thomas qualified for the Senior PGA Championship by finishing tied for 23rd at the Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship over the weekend. He moved up 16 spots on the final day, shooting a 1-under 71 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Thomas finished with a 3-over total of 290.
The event was postponed in October in Virginia because of rain and flooding. The top 35 players earned spots in the 2014 Senior PGA Championship, which is scheduled for May 22-25 at Harbor Shores, Mich.
T23. Craig Thomas (Metropolis) 74-71-74-71-290
T53. Bobby Heins (Old Oaks) 74-72-75-74-295
Bruce Zabriski (Westchester C.C.) 72-77
Rick Vershure (Armonk) 77-74
Tom Sutter (Mount Vernon) 77-79