Back To News

Tyler Hall wins the 94th NJPGA Professional Championship at Crestmont CC

September 17th, 2021

Author: Dave Miller
New Jersey PGA
The 94th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship was nothing short of exciting. After Round 1, Mike Sargenti, Grant Sturgeon, and Tyler Hall were tied for the lead after firing an opening round three-under (69) with 23 of their fellow PGA Professionals within 4 shots of the lead. 
With the wind picking up and the golf course drying out, the top half of the leaderboard started began to separate from the rest of the field. Tyler Hall took the lead by the end of Round 2 after carding a four-under (68). The closest competitors, Nick Bova & Andy Brock, sat 5 shots back from Hall's lead at 2-under.

With a 5 shot lead heading into the Final Round of the Championship, Hall looked to card three days under par to claim his first ever NJPGA Professional Championship. "I played really nicely in the Final Round. I got off to a quick start with two birdies on 1 and 2 and then a hole-out eagle on 9. I knew going into the back nine, I just had to play even par golf and I did that for the most part". Standing on the tenth tee, Hall knew he was the only person that was keeping him from claiming his first ever John J. Clancy Trophy. "I said to myself, let's just keep doing what we've been doing all week and we'll be good. My irons were the difference this week for me. I didn't hit it great off the tee but my irons and putting saved me this week. With an 8 shot leading heading to the 18th tee, Hall nearly had the title locked in. "As I looked up at that 18th green from the tee, I had to calm myself and stay in the moment and I did just that". 

Tyler Hall is the 94th New Jersey PGA Professional Champion! Congratulations Tyler!

1. Tyler Hall -10
T2. Grant Sturgeon -2
T2. Andy Brock -2
T4. Brian Gaffney -1
T4. Nick Bova -1
6. Jim McGovern +1
T7. Bill Hook +2
T7. Brian Krulfeifer +2
9. Pat Fillian +3
T10. Tommy Lee +4
T10. Brian Mackey +4
T12. Brent Paladino +5
T12. Danny Lewis +5
T15. Steven Taraska +6
T15. Craig Smith +6

Full Leaderboard

Inaugural NJPGA Women's Professional Championship
In addition to the 94th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship, the Inaugural New Jersey PGA Women's Professional Championship was held this week at Crestmont Country Club. 4 New Jersey PGA Women Professionals competed in the Championship, Rylee Plitz, Juliet Little, Kathy Ricci, and Christine Reuss. Rylee Plitz claimed the Inaugural New Jersey PGA Women's Professional Championship Title! Congratulations to all 4 participants for paving the way for the future of this Women's Championship!

11 New Jersey PGA Professional Qualify for National PGA Professional Championship
The 94th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship served as a qualify for the National PGA Professional Championship at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas next April. New Jersey had 11 qualifying spots for the Championship. Below are the 11 Qualifiers for the 2022 PGA Professional Championship:
Tyler Hall | Upper Montclair
Grant Sturgeon | Arcola
Andy Brock | The Golf Range @ Branchburg
Brian Gaffney | Essex Fells
Nick Bova | Hamilton Farm
Jim McGovern | White Beeches
Bill Hook | Knickerbocker
Brian Krulfeifer | North Jersey
Pat Fillian | Echo Lake
Tommy Lee | D1 Golf Academy
Brian Mackey | North Jersey

Alternates (in order):
Brent Paladino | USGA
Danny Lewis | Hollywood
Greg Baker | Rockaway River
Steven Taraska | Ridgewood
Craig Smith | Morris County

Read more about the PGA Professional Championship