The 45th PGA Professional National Championship will be contested at Bayonet Black Horse GC in Seaside, CA, June 24-27. 11 Professionals from the Pacific Northwest Section will compete in a total field of 312 players for the title of Professional National Champion and a purse of $550,000. The 2012 Champion’s name will be inscribed on the Walter Hagen Cup, which is enshrined at the PGA Museum of Golf in Port St. Lucie, FL.

The 2012 PGA Club Professional Champion receives exemptions for the following:

  • The 2012 PGA Championship
  • The 2013 PGA Cup
  • Six PGA Tour events over a 12-month period

Watch this post beginning on June 24th for updates on our Professionals in the Championship. Check out the full leader board here: http://www.pga.com/nationalchampionship/

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Dobyns Leads 20 PGA Professionals to the Ocean Course

SEASIDE, Calif. – Matt Dobyns of Sea Cliff, N.Y., the 45th PGA Professional National Champion, 34, captured his first National Championship in his debut appearance, June 27, at Bayonet Black Horse. He finished with a 2-under-par 70 and 13-under-par 275 total.

From the Pacific Northwest Section, Jeff Coston and Corey Prugh will join Dobyns and 17 other Professionals to the 94th PGA Championship, Aug. 9-12, at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Final Scores

  • 6 – Jeff Coston: 71-72-74-69–286
  • T7 – Corey Prugh: 70-72-73-72–287
  • T29 – Luke Bennett: 76-72-76-9–293
  • T56 – Tim Feenstra; 73-74-75-75–297

Fourth Round Scores

  • Luke Bennett: 36-33–69
  • Jeff Coston: 35-34–69
  • Tim Feenstra: 38-37-75
  • Corey Prugh: 36-36–72

Third Round Scores

  • Luke Bennett: 39-37–76
  • Jeff Coston: 38-36–74
  • Tim Feenstra: 36-39–75
  • Corey Prugh: 34-39–73

Second Round Scores

  • Luke Bennett: 37-35–72
  • Jeff Coston: 36-36–72
  • Tim Feenstra: 36-38–74
  • Corey Prugh: 36-36–72

Missed the cut

  • Ryan Benzel: 37-39–76
  • Joey Carranza: 35-38–73
  • Scott Erdmann: 40-39–79
  • Brad Faller: 42-39–81
  • Tom Sovay:40-40–80
  • Brian Thornton: 37-38–75

First Round Scores

  • Luke Bennett: 36-40–76
  • Ryan Benzel: 37-38–75
  • Joey Carranza: 38-35–73
  • Jeff Coston: 37-34–71
  • Scott Erdmann: 39-40–79
  • Brad Faller: 39-37–76
  • Tim Feenstra: 37-36–73
  • Glen Griffith: 38-44–82
  • Corey Prugh: 36-34–70
  • Tom Sovay: 42-37–79
  • Brian Thornton: 38-38–76

The championship will air live on Golf Channel beginning Sunday. See broadcast schedule below (All Times Eastern):

  • First Round: Sunday, June 24, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Second Round: Monday, June 25, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Third Round: Tuesday, June 26, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Final Round: Wednesday, June 27, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


You can also follow all the action at PGA.com, or join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #2012PNC.

About Bayonet Black Horse Golf Courses:

Bayonet Black Horse Golf Courses in Seaside, Calif., a pair of challenging venues that overlook California’s famed Monterey Peninsula to host the 45th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA, marking the 11th time that The PGA of America’s showcase event for PGA Professionals will be contested in California, and first since 1996. Bayonet Black Horse Golf Courses, named in honor of two U.S. Army divisions, occupy property that was once part of the former Fort Ord military base near Seaside, Calif. The courses earned national recognition in 2010 when they hosted the Second Stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School and a U.S. Open qualifying event.

The 46th PGA Professional National Championship

The 46th PGA Professional National Championship is headed back to Sunriver Resort in 2013. Be sure to sign up for our Championship to earn your spot! Click here to register. Entries close on Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 PDT.