Country Club of York's Hertzog finishes second at Philly Senior PGA Professional Championship


Country Club of York's Terry Hertzog finished second on Tuesday in the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship.

The event was held at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.

Hertzog had rounds of 69 and 72 for a 1-under-par 141 total.

Stu Ingraham of Broomall was the winner at 2-under-par 140.

Hertzog and Ingraham will be among nine Philadelphia Section PGA Professionals eligible to compete from Oct. 15-18, in the 27th Senior PGA Professional National Championship.

Among the others to qualify were Mechanicsburg's Rob Shuey of Colonial Country Club and Lewisburg's Brian Kelly of Bucknell Golf Club.

Hanover Country Club's Brian Leib finished 10th at 4-over-par 146 on rounds of 72 and 74 and just missed qualifying for the national event.

The National Championship will make its first visit to Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California.

The Senior PGA Professional National Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing The PGA of America's 41 nationwide sections and features a total purse of $285,000. Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional National Championship is modeled after the PGA Professional National Championship, with a field of 50-and-older senior PGA Professionals who advanced through 41 section championships conducted from July through September this year.

The top 35 finishers in the national championship earn a berth in the 77th Senior PGA Championship, which will be conducted May 26-29, 2016, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.