UTA director of golf Stuart Deane and former Maverick golfer Greg Gregory each qualified for the 99th PGA Championship by finishing among the low 20 scorers at the PGA Professional Championship last month in Oregon. Deane is one of three college coaches in the field (along with Mike Small (Illinois); and Jamie Broce (IUPUI - Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis) and is one of just two golfers among the group who were born outside of the United States.
PGA Professionals looking for Championship glory
PGA Club Professionals competing in the 99th PGA Championship gathered Tuesday morning at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 20-member group earned berths among the strongest field in golf following last June's 50th PGA Professional Championship in Sunriver, Oregon. Front row (from left): Mike Small, Champaign, Illinois; Alex Beach, Summit, New Jersey; Ryan Vermeer, Omaha, Nebraska; Stuart Deane, Arlington, Texas; Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas; Rod Perry, Greg Gregory, Burleson, Texas; Adam Rainaud, Chester, Connecticut. Back Row (from left): Brian Smock, Coronado, California; Kenny Pigman, Norco, California; Chris Moody, Provo, Utah; Dave McNabb, Newark, Delaware; Jamie Broce, Indianapolis, Indiana; Paul Claxton, Claxton, Georgia; Rich Berberian Jr., Hooksett, New Hampshire; Matt Dobyns, Glen Head, New York; David Muttitt, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Jaysen Hansen, Solon, Ohio. (Not pictured: Scott Hebert, Traverse City, Michigan; J.J. Wood, Houston, Texas.) - Photo by Montana Pritchard / PGA of America.
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