Written by Jeremy Beale

Dirk Schultz, PGA Captures MAPGA Senior Championship After Exciting Second Round

Congratulations to Dirk Schultz, PGA (Beaver Creek CC) for winning the 2018 MAPGA Senior Championship with a two-day total, 9-Under-Par 135 (71-64). Also Congratulations to Tim Lewis, PGA (Pines GC) for winning the 2018 MAPGA Quarter Century Championship. Lewis finished with a two-day total 7-Under-Par (69-68). Thank you to the Country Club of Petersburg for hosting the event.

Schultz played it safe during day one of the championship, carding a 1-under-par, 71, making three birdies and two bogies. Shultz came back strong the second day, making nine birdies against one bogey during his second round to capture the win. He attributed his success on the course the second day to a tremendous short game, chipping and putting around the greens.

Schuller, runner-up, came out the first day with an astounding 3-under-par, 69, making six birdies against three bogies. He continued his run with one eagle on Par 5, No. 11, four birdies and a bogey, to card a 5-under-par leaving him with a second round 67. He was one stroke shy of a play-off for the section title.

Schuller responded to Schultz second day saying, “Some days you win and some days you lose, it’s all a part of the game.” Schuller applauded Schultz on his win and a spectacular second round.

Tim Lewis, PGA finished third overall and first for the Quarter Century Championship. This Championship is hosted for individuals who have been with the section for more than 25 years. Lewis made five birdies against two bogies his first day. Then he continued his momentum with a bogey-free round and made four birdies, to finish with a two-day total of 7-under-par.

Thank you to Kenny Clark, PGA and the Country Club of Petersburg staff for hosting a great event. Also, congratulation to our National Senior PGA Professional Championship qualifiers.

In addition to Schultz and Lewis, Rick Schuller, PGA (Stonehenge G&CC), Chip Sullivan, PGA, Dennis Winters, PGA and Jim Estes, PGA (Olney Golf Park) all qualified to compete in the National Senior PGA Professional Championship, which will be held on Oct. 25-28, 2018 at Port St. Lucie, Florida. Full Results: https://bit.ly/2wiam5k