Grant Sturgeon caught Ben Polland on Tuesday and got a share of the lead after three rounds of the PGA Professional National Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club. The Winged Foot assistant shot a 1-under 60 on the Wissahickon Course and is 4-under heading into the final round. Sturgeon is tied with Polland, a Deepdale assistant, who struggled to find the fairway and shot a 73 in Round 3.
Quaker Ridge head pro Brian Gaffney carded a 71 and is very much in play. The low 20 finishers earn a spot in the field at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Surgeon and Polland will be joined in the final group by one more standout from the Metropolitan PGA section, Fresh Meadow head pro Matt Dobyns, who captured this championship in 2012. He’s one shot back going into Wednesday.
(Photos of Sturgeon, top, and Gaffney courtesy of the PGA of America)
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PGA Professional Championship
Round 3 local results
1. Grant Sturgeon, Winged Foot 70-69-69-208
8. Brian Gaffney, Quaker Ridge 73-69-71-213
21. Steve Scott, Paramount 72-69-74-215
37. Rob Labritz, GlenArbor 69-71-77-217
58. Dave Fusco, Patriot Hills 72-74-77-223
77. Corey Muller, Darien 71-76-79-226