Small wins PGA Professional National Championship

Small wins PGA Professional National Championship

Scott's opening 66 was bogey free.
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SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Mike Small won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in five years, closing with a 3-under 68 on Wednesday for a one-stroke victory over Mark Sheftic and Steve Schneiter.

Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois, had a 7-under 277 total to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship at Hazeltine.

Schneiter finished with a 71, and Sheftic shot a 72. Craig Thomas (68), Ryan Benzel (69), Eric Lippert (70) and Lee Rinker (71) tied for fourth at 5 under.

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