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Fall Finale to Conclude Section Major Season

September 29th, 2017

Baltusrol Golf Club’s Alex Beach attempts to become the first PGA Professional since Ed Whitman of Knickerbocker Country Club in 1995-97 to win three consecutive Fall Finale titles.

Beach, who won the Section Championship at Mountain Ridge this year, has won four Section majors. The Fall Finale field is composed of the top 40 players from the OMEGA Player of the Year points.
Tee Times No. 1 No. 10
8:00 a.m. Dave McGovern Kevin Maciorowski
8:10 Greg Baker Vince Ramagli
8:20 Andy Brock Kevin Weyeneth
8:30 Sam Kang Drew Jordan
8:40 Matt McKeon Peter Chang
8:50 Bryan Dougherty Marty Vybihal
9:00 Grant Sturgeon Joe Haggerty
9:10 Lou Kubisa Michael Holiday
9:20 Baker Maddera Brian Krulfeifer
9:30 Nick Beddow Pat Keenan
9:40 Jim Famula Mark Yannotta
9:50 Carl Hays Rich Terga
12:20 p.m. Alex Beach Pat Fillian
12:30 Brett Jones Bill Hook
12:40 Brent Studer Marc Issler
12:50 Frank Esposito Jim McGovern
1:00 Bill Britton Craig Smith
1:10 Travis Deibert David Reasoner
1:20 Mark McCormick Len Siter
1:30 Ed Whitman Ken Pridgen

Spring Lake Golf Club will be hosting its first Fall Finale. Spring Lake last hosted a Section major at the NJPGA/NJSGA Senior Open in 2001. Matt McKeon, PGA Head Professional at Spring Lake, will represent the club this week.

The winner of the Fall Finale will earn 1000 points. In the OMEGA Player of the Year Race, Alex Beach holds an edge over Grant Sturgeon, 3443.84 points to 2,856.12.

Related: POY Race | Point Distribution

“It’s very far back in my head,” Beach said of winning Section Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. “I know if I play well, the points will fall. Grant’s an unbelievable player and there’s guys at the top that are playing great.”

The top 10 players and top two senior players will be exempt to compete in the Turnpike Cup, October 25 at Arcola Country Club. The Turnpike Cup features the top New Jersey and Philadelphia Section Professionals competing against each other in a match play format.

Follow: Senior PGA Professional Championship Scores

The Fall Finale is a 54-hole, two day competition. After the first round on Monday, Section Professionals will play 36 holes on Tuesday.

Grant Sturgeon of Arcola is playing in his first Fall Finale.