The Southern Chapter PGA tournament Pro Series event hosted at Tucson National found professional Ben Kern, assistant golf professional from Blanchard GC on top of the leaderboard shooting -3 under 70 on the Catalina course. Brandon Smith from Ventana Canyon followed up as the winner at Poston Butte GC event on a gusty day with an even par 72. The low round of the season came from Josh Brown of La Paloma CC recording 6 birdies and an eagle for a bogey-free -8 under 64 at Blanchard GC.
In the Pro-am series presented by Sol Casinos, Oro Valley hosted an event with the winning team posting -15 under par 129. Professional Brent Lingel from Blanchard GC, amateurs Jeff Brown, Ted Gayok and Rick Sathre. Individual low professional honors went to Rick Price shooting -1 under 71. Ventana Canyon Pro-am winners were professional Brandon Smith of Ventana and his team of Lee Hilton, Larry Gellman and Keith Murray. Smith’s individual efforts of -6 under 66 on the Mountain course secured low professional as well.