Chad Scott of Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield won the Senior Men’s Division of the PGA National Club Championship, an invitational tournament run by the PGA of America that features amateur club champions from across the country.
The men’s 54-hole event was played February 15-17 on the Ocean, Cougar Point and Turtle Point courses at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
Scott was at a loss for words after shooting a final round 4-over-par 76 to secure a one-shot victory at 4-over-par 220, winning by one shot. “I’m speechless, completely speechless,” said Scott. “Nobody’s more surprised than I am.”
Scott shot 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday at Cougar Point and 4-over-par 76 on Thursday at the Ocean Course. He, along with the entire field, battled limited visibility and strong winds on Friday.
“The last few days were survival mode,” said Scott. “The first day at Cougar Point was very scorable. Thankfully, I got off to a hot start and hung on. The guys are all so good.”