Wheeling's Martin Headed to Play in PGA Professional National Championship
Wheeling Country Club pro Jason Martin will be competing in the 47th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA, June 22-25 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Martin earned his way into the tournament by finishing second in a TriState PGA Section Championship at Oakmont last August.
The PGA Professional National Championship pits 312 of the country's top pros playing on the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and the Grande Dunes Resort Club. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club will serve as the primary host course in the National Championship, including the final 36 holes. All contestants will compete the first two rounds on The Dunes and Grande Dunes Resort Club.
The event has two cuts, from 312 to 90 players after the first two round, down to 60 for the final round.
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club was host of the former Senior Tour Championship from 1994-1999, and was home to the Golf Writers Association of America National Championship from 1954-2005. The Robert Trent Jones course has been named one of the nation's "Top 100 Courses" by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, and the famed 13th hole, known as "Waterloo," has been selected by Golf Digest as one of the "Best 18 Holes in America." The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, the premier golf course in Myrtle Beach is the only one with Ocean views.
Grande Dunes Resort Club, designed by the Robert Rulewich Group and opened in 2001, lies in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It was recognized as the National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association in 2009, and rests among Golf Digest's "Best in State" roster for 2013-14.
The low 20 scorers in the PGA Professional National Championship will advance to the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. in early August.