Alex Beach Wins 2019 PGA Club Professional Championship

Alex Beach of Stamford, Connecticut hits his tee shot on the 16th hole at Belfair Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina, enroute to winning the 52nd PGA Professional Championship on May 1.

BLUFFTON, South Carolina – Alex Beach of Stamford, Connecticut, won the 2019 PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday May 1 posting scores of 67-68-73-69-277, 10-under par total, edging Danny Balin of Irvington, New York by two.

Beach leads a group of 20 PGA Professionals who have earned their way to the 2019 PGA Championship, May 16-19, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

A 29-year-old PGA Assistant Professional at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, Beach will make his second PGA Championship appearance after his debut in 2017.

Beach leads a contingent of five players from the Metropolitan PGA Section, which counts Bethpage Black as one of its Section facilities. In addition to Beach are: 2019 PGA Professional Championship runner-up Danny Balin of Irvington, New York; Jason Caron of Oyster Bay, New York; Brian Mackey of Chestnut Ridge, New York; and Rob Labritz of Pound Ridge, New York.

Three players will make their sixth appearance in the PGA Championship: Rod Perry of Port Orange, Florida; Rob Labritz of Pound Ridge, New York; and Balin.

Six players competed in a playoff for the final two spots. Andrew Filbert of Naples, Florida, emerged with a birdie on the first playoff hole, while Tyler Hall of Scottsdale, Arizona, secured the final spot with a birdie on the third extra hole.

Nine players will make their PGA Championship debut, while six players will return to the PGA Championship after competing last year.

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