Ben Kern of Round Rock, Texas, a PGA Head Professional at Georgetown (Texas) Country Club, posted an even-par 70 (71-69-67-70--277) in the final round to share 42nd place with seven other players, including Tony Finau, Sungjae Im, Jimmy Walker, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer and Charl Schwartzel.. It’s Kern’s first major appearance and the first event in which he’s competed against Tour professionals.
Kern won the Texas State Open earlier in August, and was just the second PGA Club Professional to win that prestigious state title. He tied for ninth in the 2018 PGA Professional Championship, earning his first appearance in the PGA Championship.
Prior to that, he said “the biggest jewel was July 3, 2017, when I got elected to PGA Membership.”
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