It’ll be a competitive final round tomorrow at the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship with 10 players within three shots of the lead.
Defending Champion Jimmy Flippen tied for the best round of the day with his 3-under-67 at Farmington to once again hold the lead at the Professional Championship. A 1-under-34 on the front led into a strong 2-under-33 back-nine that included three birdies.
Finishing atop the leaderboard tomorrow would make Flippen the first repeat Professional Champion since David Hutsell in 2010 and 2011. It would also be Flippen’s fifth Section tournament victory in the past two years.
Flippen finished Monday at Spring Creek with a 3-under-69. He currently leads the tournament by one stroke over round one leader Adam Decker. His 10 birdies so far in the tournament leads the field alongside Chris Wilmouth, who is currently T10 at 2-under.
Decker maintained his 5-under par standing Tuesday at Farmington after finishing with an even-par-70. Trailing
Flippen by one, Decker had three birdies during the round and scored an eagle on the par-5 7th hole. The two will play together tomorrow in the final pairing set to tee off at 10:40 a.m.
Jim Estes had one of the best rounds of the day, finishing with a 2-under-70 at Spring Creek. Starting with three straight birdies, Estes quickly rose in the leaderboard and is currently tied for second place at 4-under.
After leading the Farmington wave Monday, Geoff Montross shot an even-72 at Spring Creek to place him T7 at 3-under-par. he had three-straight birdies on holes 6-8, shooting a 33, before
Montross, Josh Speight and Chad Moseley lead the tournament in holes of par or better with 33.
The final round will be played at Farmington Country Club with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. The cut was determined today by the top 40 percent and ties, resulting in the cut at 7-over.