After two nearly mistake-free rounds of golf, Dave Carich of the Bridgewater Club qualified for the Senior PGA Professional National Championship for his third eligible year in a row. Carich fired an opening round of 5-under-par 67 at the Players Club, giving himself a two shot lead heading into day two of the Indiana PGA Senior Championship. He paired that with a steady round of 1-under-par today for a two day total of 138, 6-under-par and a two shot victory.
"I kept the ball in play all day and only missed two greens,Ē Carich said. "I didnít putt as well as I had hoped, but I didnít three putt either.Ē
Last week Carich qualified for the PGA Professional National Championship, and earlier this summer he participated in the US Senior Open.
"I finished runner-up in the Indiana PGA Professionals Championship and runner-up in the US Senior Open Qualifier earlier this summer so it feels nice to finally win one,Ē Carich said. "Itís a goal of mine every year to qualify for the Professional and Senior National Championships and it feels great that I will have the chance to participate in both. Iím looking forward to going to Virginia. It will be a nice Fall trip.Ē
Perry Dotson finished in a tie for second at his home course this afternoon, along with Quinn Griffing of Donald Ross Golf Course. Both players finished the tournament at 4-under-par and will join Carich at the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship which will be held October 10-13 at River Creek GC & Creighton Farms in Virginia.