Grant Sturgeon, PGA
2014 PGA Assistant Champion
National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship
Grant Sturgeon of Mamaroneck, New York, used a record-breaking final round to cruise to victory in the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Sturgeon, who closed with a final-round, 7-under-par 65 for a 275 total on the Wanamaker Course, won the Championship by seven strokes over Kenny Pigman of Norco, California.
Brian Norman of The Colony, Texas, finished third at 283.
Sturgeon, PGA Assistant Professional at famed Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, entered the final round in a three-way tie for the lead with Ben Polland of Manhasset, New York and Norman. But Sturgeon, playing in his third PGA Assistant Championship, took the lead for good after a birdie on the par-4 second hole, and never looked back.
"Today's the best I ever played when it really mattered," said Sturgeon. "I hit the ball really well, gave myself a ton of opportunities and made a lot of putts. It's one of those rounds we all play and practice for, so that everything goes right as it relates to bounces, ball striking and short game. I was fortunate that all happened at the same time."
Sturgeon's bogey-free round is the lowest final-round score in the history of the PGA Assistant Championship.
For the historical record of the PGA Assistant Championship, click here.