LEBANON, Ohio (June 28, 2021) – Congratulations to Chris Rossi, our 2021 Southern Ohio Assistant PGA Professional Champion! Rossi, an Assistant Professional at Heritage Club in Mason, carded two rounds of 73 to finish at the top of the leaderboard with a total score of 146, two-over-par. 

Players teed off for round one early Monday morning at Shaker Run Golf Club, ready to qualify for the opportunity to play in the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship. Rossi, out on the course in the second group of the day, claimed a spot at the top of the leaderboard early with an even par 36 on Shaker Run’s Woodland course. His one-over-par 37 on the back nine, Shaker Run’s Lakeside course, helped him stay at the top after carding a one-over-par 73 in the first round. Ian Prats (Maketewah Country Club) and Adam Taulbee (Elks Run Golf Club) were close on Rossi’s heels, carding scores of two-over-par, 74.  

Rossi continued his consistent play throughout the afternoon by answering almost every bogey with a birdie. His second round score of one-over-par 73 left him watching the leaderboard while waiting for the rest of the field to finish. The Woodland course had no breaks for Prats in the afternoon but he bounced back on Lakeside to card a four-over-par 76. His total score of six-over-par 150 landed him in solo second place. Taulbee began round two strong with three birdies in his first five holes, but found some trouble on Woodland’s final few holes. He carded a six-over-par 78, for a total score of 152 eight-over-par. Taulbee tied for third place with Darrin Grove (The Golf Club), & Daniel Sorgini, PGA (Blacklick Woods Golf Course). 

Rossi and Prats secured their spots in the 2021 National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship to be played later this year at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Taulbee, Grove & Sorgini will be alternates for the field. 

To view the full Southern Ohio Assistant PGA Professional Championship leaderboard, click here

To view the event’s photo gallery, click here.

Thank you to Ryan Nightingale, PGA and his team at Shaker Run Golf Club for hosting the 2021 Southern Ohio Assistant PGA Professional Championship.