Sullivan Wins PGA Pro National By 4 Strokes


Sunday, June 24th 2007, 9:33 pm
By: News On 6


SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) -- Chip Sullivan of Troutville, Va., shot a 2-under-par 70 to win the PGA Professional National Championship by four strokes on Sunday.

Sullivan, who plays out of Ashley Plantation in Daleville, Va., had six birdies and four bogeys over the Crosswater Golf Club course, giving him a 6-under 281 total at Sunriver Resort.

He held off Ryan Benzel, an assistant pro at Seattle Golf Club, and Mike Small, head coach at the University of Illinois. Both finished at 2-under 285.

Rancho Mirage, Calif., shot a 1-under 71 in the final round. He tied with Tim Thelen, Director of Instruction at Traditions Gold Club at Texas A&M, for fourth at 1-under 286.

The low 20 scores earned a berth to the 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 6-12.