Gene Fieger, PGA
2013 Senior PGA Professional
Senior PGA Professional National Championship
The Senior PGA Professional National Championship is one of the Association's more popular national member events. Since its debut in 1989, the participants have included several players who have gone on to outstanding Tour careers, including Jim Albus (runner-up in 1990) and Tom Wargo (runner-up in 1992). The 264-player field features PGA Professionals at least 50 years of age, as of the Championship, who have qualified through one of the 41 PGA Sections.
The 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz was postponed last October when a week of heavy rain prevented play in northern Virginia. The rescheduled event was moved to PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and conducted in April 2014.
Gene Fieger, PGA director of golf at the Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., finished with a 72-hole total of 13-under-par 275 for a six-stroke victory, and became the fifth South Florida PGA Section member to capture the Leo Fraser Trophy. Don Berry of Rogers, Minn., came in second.
The low 35 finishers earned a trip to the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 22-25, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Click here for a complete recap of the 2013 Championship.
For Championship records, see the online PGA Media Guide.