Despite a late afternoon rain delay, almost the entire field was able to complete 36 holes today at the Indiana PGA Professionals Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes Benz, and Omega held at Sand Creek CC in Chesterton. Jeff Marsh of Deer Track is the current leader in the clubhouse after firing a 3-under-par 69 this morning and a 1-under-par 71 this afternoon for a total of 140, 4-under-par.
"I drove the ball well and I putted really well all day,” Marsh said. "I made one poor swing on my 17th hole in the afternoon, the par 4, 8th which cost me a little bit. Other than that I played very consistently and was never really in any trouble.”
The five top finishers will qualify for the 2014 Professional National Championship, which will be held June 22-25, 2014 at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Marsh, an Assistant Professional, qualified for the 37th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant National Championship last week after finishing in a tie for third and winning in a playoff at Brickyard Crossing GC.
"I hope to continue to play well tomorrow and everything else will take care of itself,” Marsh said. "I have never qualified for the Professional National Championship, and to qualify for that and the Assistant National Championship in the same year would be really special.”
Dave Pugh of Mystic Hills GC is currently alone in second at 2-under-par for the tournament.
The remaining nine groups will finish their second rounds tomorrow morning starting at 7:30 a.m.