Pga club Professionals in the 93rd pga championship danny balin eligibility code: 7



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PGA Club Professionals in the 93rd PGA Championship
DANNY BALIN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Greenwich, Conn.

Age: 29 Ht.: 6’ 0: Wt.: 185

Birth Date: April 9, 1982

Birthplace: Rockville, Md.

College: Penn State University

Home Club/Affiliation: Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, Conn.

Turned Professional: 2004

Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. . .Tied for fourth for the second consecutive year in the PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second consecutive berth in a PGA Championship.. . His 2011 National Championship performance featured a final-round course-record 8-under-par 63 on the East Course at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club. . .Tied for ninth in 2008 Metropolitan Open and tied for eighth in 2007 … Finished 25th in 2009 Argentine Open … Two-time Squire Cup Member (2008 & 2009) … Runner-up, 2010 PGA Winter Stroke Play Championship … Co-hosted a Golf Academy Live episode before the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot with The Golf Fix’s Michael Breed … Has recorded one hole-in-one.


BRIAN CAIRNS
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Waterford, Mich.

Age: 47 Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 180

Birth Date: Aug. 26, 1973

Birthplace: Detroit, Mich.

College: Barry University

Home Club/Affiliation: Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, Plymouth, Mich.

Turned Professional: 1997

Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth, Mich.… Tied for 11th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his first berth in a PGA Championship. . Tied for 35th in 2001 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Winner, 1997 Michigan PGA Match Play Championship, and a winner of a PGA Tournament Series event in South Florida. . .Winner, 1996, 2000 Michigan PGA Section Championship.


TODD CAMPLIN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: West End, N.C.

Age: 37 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 180

Birth Date: Aug. 26, 1973

Birthplace: Peoria, Ill.

College: Bradley University

Home Club/Affiliation: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, No.7, Pinehurst, N.C.

Turned Professional: 1997

Player Notes: PGA head professional at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, No. 7 in Pinehurst, N.C. … Tied for 20th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his first berth in a PGA Championship. . 1995 & 1996 Bradley University MVP … Owns seven professional wins.




JEFF COSTON



ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Blaine, Wash.

Age: 55 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 185

Birth date: Oct. 15, 1955

Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.

College: Seattle University

Home Club: Semiahmoo Golf Resort, Blaine, Wash.

Turned Professional: 1977

Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Semiahmoo Golf Resort in Blaine, Wash…. Tied for 16th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his third berth in the PGA Championship. . .Tied for 19th in the 2007 Senior PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., where he captured Low PGA Club Professional honors…Tied for 8th in the 2006 PGA Professional National Championship…Winner, 2006 Guisti Memorial Championship… Winner, 2006 Senior Players Championship … Led the 2004 PGA Club Professional Championship after the 36 and 54-hole marks, but struggled to a 77 in the final round to finish fourth. . .One of three PGA Professionals to make the cut in the 2004 PGA Championship, finishing 72nd. . Competed and made the cut in the 2000 U.S. Open. . . .Winner, 1977 Pacific Northwest Golf Association Championship, 1991 Hogan Tour Shreveport Open . . .Three-time Washington Open Champion, five-time Pacific Northwest PGA Champion, 1995, ’04 Oregon Open, 1997 Spokane Open . . . Finished in second in the 2003 Western PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for 9th in 2002 and tied for 13th in 2004… 2001 Northwest Open Champion…Tied for 13th in the 2004 Western PGA Club Professional Championship and was fourth in 2001 . . . Nine-time Pacific Northwest PGA Player of the Year, 1995, ‘96, ‘97, ‘99, ‘00, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04… Named Teacher of the Year in 2002…Competed in 1985 and 1988 on the PGA Tour, and 1991-94 on the former Ben Hogan and Nike Tours . . .Has recorded five holes-in-one, all in competition.


SEAN DOUGHERTY
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Overland Park, Kan.

Age: 32 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt. 200

Birth Date: Aug. 23, 1978

Birthplace: Norfolk, Va.

College: University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Home Club/Affiliation: Milburn Country Club, Overland Park, Kan.

Turned Professional: 2002

Player Notes: PGA head professional at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. ...Last June, finished tied for eighth in his debut in the PGA Professional National Championship, and earned his first berth in a PGA Championship. . Was the 36-hole leader at the National Championship at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club, breaking Sam Snead’s record by posting a 131 total (rounds of 67 and 64). . Tied for second in the 2009 Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship. . .Finished third in 2008 and T-20 in 2010. .Recorded six holes-in-one, with two in competition. . .2008 Midwest PGA Player of the Year. . .2008, ’09, ’10 Midwest PGA Assistant Professional Player of the Year.




SCOTT ERDMANN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Tigard, Ore.

Age: 34 Ht.: 6’ 5” Wt. 195

Birth Date: March 23, 1977

Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

College: Professional Golfers Career College, Temecula, Calif.

Home Club/Affiliation: Oswego Lake Country Club, Lake Oswego, Ore.

Turned Professional: 1997

Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego, Ore. . .Finished tied for second in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, his debut in the Championship, and earned his first berth in a PGA Championship. . .Lost to David Hutsell of Baltimore, Md., in a three-way playoff with Faber Jamerson of Appomattox, Va., on June 29 at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club’s East Course, bowing out on the first extra hole. . .Winner, 2009 Pacific Northwest Assistants Championship, 2005 Oregon Assistants Championship. . .Runner-up, 2010 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship, 2009 Section Assistant Championship. . .2009 Section Assistant Professional Player of the Year. . .Carries dual citizenship in New Zealand and the United States. . .Came to the United States when he was 2 years old.


DAVID HUTSELL
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Baltimore, Md.

Age: 40 Ht.: 6’ 3” Wt. 225

Birth Date: Aug. 21, 1970

Birthplace: Ft. Meade, Md.

College: Towson State University

Home Club/Affiliation: The Elkridge Club, Baltimore, Md.

Turned Professional: 1993

Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md. ...Captured the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, June 29, at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club. . Defeated Faber Jamerson of Appomattox, Va., and Scott Erdmann of Tigard, Ore., on the second extra hole of the Championship playoff on the East Course. . .Became the third Middle Atlantic PGA Professional to earn the national crown. . . Two weeks after 2011 National Championship, turned in a course record final-round 65 at Maryland Golf and Country Club in Bel Air, Md., to win the Maryland State Open. . .Tied for 25th, 2001 PGA Professional National Championship and tied for 33rd in 2000 ... Tied for 70th, 2002 PGA Tour Booz Allen Championship …Was the 2010 Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year. . . Tied for 72nd, 2002 Nationwide Tour Virginia Beach Open … Medalist at 2000 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Tournament. . .Pitched the state title game for Havre de Grace High School in 1988, and went to pitch for Towson University before suffering a shoulder injury that turned him to golf.



FABER JAMERSON
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Appomattox, Va.

Age: 34 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt. 185

Birth Date: March 1, 1977

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Va.

College: James Madison University

Home Club/Affiliation: Falling River Country Club, Appomattox, Va.

Turned Professional: 2002

Player Notes: PGA general manager at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox, Va.. ...Made his debut in the PGA Professional National Championship on June 29, in Hershey, Pa., and lost a three-way playoff to David Hutsell of Baltimore, Md., on the second extra hole. The playoff also involved Scott Erdmann of Tigard, Ore., who bowed out on the first extra hole. . .Earned a berth in his first PGA Championship. . .Finished T-5 in the 2011 Suntrust Virginia State Open. . .Will have good friend and 2009 PGA Professional Player of the Year Rick Schuller of Chester, Va., caddying for him at Atlanta Athletic Club. Schuller tied for 44th in the 2001 PGA Championship. . .Winner, 1999, 2006, ’09 Virginia State Open, 1999 Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship. . .Runner-up, 2006 Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship.




MARTY JERTSON
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Phoenix, Ariz.

Age: 30 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt. 188

Birth Date: Aug. 24, 1980

Birthplace: Gallup, N.M.

College: Colorado School of Mines

Home Club/Affiliation: PING Golf, Phoenix, Ariz.

Turned Professional: 1993

Player Notes: Senior Design Engineer for PING Golf in Phoenix, Ariz.. . .Making his debut in PGA Professional National Championship, finished tied for fifth on June 29 at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club. . Winner, 2010 Southwest PGA Professional Championship. . .2008 Southwest PGA Assistant Championship. . Medalist, 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospital for Charity PGA Tour qualifier. . .Runner-up, 2010 Southwest PGA Section Championship. . .Fourth, 2005 Arizona Open. . .Third, 2007 Southwest PGA Assistant Championship. . .Credited with the design of the PING Anser iron.



BRAD LARDON
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: College Station, Texas

Age: 46 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 175

Birth Date: April 29, 1965

Birthplace: New York, N.Y.

College: Rice University

Home Club/Affiliation: Miramont Country Club, Bryan, Texas

Turned Professional: 1989

Player Notes: PGA director of golf at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas . Tied for fifth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to earn his second berth in a PGA Championship. . Member of the PGA Tour for six years, competing in 96 events between 1991 and 2005, with a best finish of T-18 in the 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open. . . Tied for 16th in the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Winner, 1995 and 1996 Texas State Open. . .Tied for 58th in the 2002 U.S. Open (Bethpage). . .Winner, 2006 PGA Assistant Professional Championship, one of four in Southern Texas PGA history to capture that national title. . Winner, 2006 Southern Texas PGA Championship.



ROB MCCLELLAN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Butler, Pa.

Age: 31 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 205

Birth Date: Jan. 5, 1980

Birthplace: Butler, Pa.

College: Liberty University

Home Club/Affiliation: Butler (Pa.) Country Club

Turned Professional: -2002

Player Notes: PGA head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club. . Tied for fifth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to earn a second consecutive PGA Championship berth. . .2010 Tri-State Section Player of the Year….2010 - Won Tri-State Section Tour Championship….2010 - Won Tri-State Section Match Play Championship….2010 - Won Tri-State Section Falling Rock Classic….2010 - Played in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits….2010 - Finished T-15 at the PNC at French Lick….2009 - Won Tri-State Section Falling Rock Classic….2009 - Won Tri-State Section Wildwood Classic….2008 - Won Tri-State Section Christopher Seretti Memorial….2007 - Won Tri-State Section Sewickley Heights Invitational….2007 Tri-State PGA Assistant Championship….2005 - Won Tri-State Section Sewickley Heights Invitational….2005 - Won Tri-State Section Callaway/Odyssey Classic….2003 - Won Tri-State Section Assistant's Championship….2002 Academic All American at Liberty University.



ROB MOSS
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Age: 42 Ht.: 5’ 7” Wt.: 160

Birth Date: Sept. 19, 1968

Birthplace: Parma, Ohio

College: Kent State University

Home Club/Affiliation: Pepper Pike Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Turned Professional: 1991

Player Notes: PGA head professional at Pepper Pike Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio. . Tied for 16th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Winner, 1999, 2001, ’05 Ohio Open Championship… Participant, 2005 PGA Championship … Runner-Up, 1997 Nike Tour Tri-Cities Open, 1996 Inland Empire Open … Runner-Up, 1996 Asian Tour Thailand Open, 1996 Korean Open … Owns 17 NOPGA Section victories between 2001-09. . .Recipient, 2005, ’06 Northern Ohio PGA Player of the Year.



MIKE NORTHERN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Age: 48 Ht.: 5’ 11” Wt.: 200

Birth Date: Oct. 15, 1962

Birthplace: Salina, Kan.

College: Western State College

Home Club/Affiliation: Valley Hi Golf Course, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Turned Professional: 1986

Player Notes: PGA Head Professional at Valley High Golf Course in Colorado Springs, Colo.…Tied for 12th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning a third berth in the PGA Championship. . .Winner, 1994 Rocky Mountain PGA Championship, ’94 Rocky Mountain Open, 1998, 2009 Wyoming Open, 2006 Colorado PGA Section Championship; 2002, ’03 Navajo Trail Open, 2004 Warren Smith Pro-Member. . .Competed in 2001, ’04 PGA Championship. .1995, ’98, 2005, ’09 Colorado PGA Player of the Year . . .Has recorded five holes-in-one, with one in competition.


DAN OLSEN
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Free Soil, Mich.

Age: 44 Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt. 200

Birth Date: Jan. 13, 1967

Birthplace: Lansing, Mich.

College: Indiana University

Home Club/Affiliation: Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing, Mich.

Turned Professional: 1990

Player Notes: PGA Teaching Professional at Walnut Hills Country Club in East Lansing, Mich. … Tied for 16th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to earn first berth in a PGA Championship. . .Competed three separate seasons on the PGA Tour, 1991, ‘’94 and 2004, the latter when he competed in 31 events with a best finish T-12 in the Chrysler Classic Tucson. . . Winner of the inaugural 1992 Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions, finishing the round 3-1-3 (birdie-ace-birdie) at Boyne Falls, Mich.. . . Winner, 1986, '88 & '89 Indiana Amateur.


STEVE SCHNEITER
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Saratoga Springs, Utah

Age: 47 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 150

Birth Date: Oct. 9, 1963

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

College: Brigham Young University

Home Club/Affiliation: Schneiter’s Pebble Brooke, Sandy, Utah

Turned Professional: 1987

Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Schneiter’s Pebble Brook in Sandy, Utah...Finished T-12 in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Winner, 1995 PGA Professional National Championship…Tied for second in 2009 PGA Professional National Championship, tied for 16th in 2006, tied for ninth in 2005, finished eighth in 2004 and runner-up in 2003 … Was the Low PGA Club Professional in the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol . . .Winner, 1997, 2001 Western PGA Professional Championship. . .Winner, 2004 Arizona Open, 2003, ’04 Wyoming Open, 2004 Long Beach Open, 1993 Idaho Open, 1993, '99, 2004 Utah Section Championship. . .1997 Utah PGA Player of The Year … Enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the Utah State Amateur, earning All-American honors at Brigham Young University, winning the Cougar Classic and finishing eighth in the NCAA Championship. . . Has recorded three holes-in-one, including one in competition.




MIKE SMALL
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Champaign, Ill.

Age: 45 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 195

Birth Date: March 4, 1966

Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.

College: University of Illinois (1989, Marketing)

Turned Professional: 1990



Player Notes: Since 2000, has served as head men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign. . .Winner of the 2005, 2009 and 2010 PGA Professional National Championships. . .Finished T-8 in 2011 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Rallied to win National Championships in 2005 and 2009, and was the 54-hole leader in 2010, before holding on to win at French Lick (Ind.) Resort to tie the all-time Championship mark held by the late Larry Gilbert with three national titles. . .Performance in the National Championship also includes finishing runner-up in the 2004; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007. . . Competed on winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team after previously competing on the 2005, ’07 Teams. . Winner, 2006, ’07 PGA Professional Player of the Year. . .Finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., accomplished the feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete. . . Is the only player in Illinois PGA history to win the Illinois Open Championship and Illinois PGA Championship in the same year (2003, 2005-07). . .In 2010, began the year by finishing tied for 17th in the Mayacoba Classic in Mexico, one of six PGA Tour events that he earned an exemption by winning the 2009 National Championship. . .Guided the University of Illinois to a second consecutive Big Ten Conference Championship, and watched as Illini junior Scott Langley won the NCAA individual title and shared low amateur honors in the U.S. Open. . .In 2009, coached Illinois to its first Big Ten championship since 1988, when Small was a teammate with current PGA Tour star Steve Stricker. . . Has led Illinois to the NCAA Championships five times in the past eight seasons. . Earned his first Big Ten Coach of the Year award in 2002, and is a two-time 2003, ’09 Midwest Region Coach of the Year. . .Competed in the 1994, ’98 and 2007 U.S. Open. . .Winner of a record nine Illinois PGA Championship, including eight straight - 2001, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, and ’10 . . .Winner, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Illinois Open. . .Finished tied for 27th in the 2004 Cialis Western Open and tied for 50th in 2005. . .Tied for fourth in the 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh in 2004 and finished second in 2001 . . . Competed on the former Nike Tour, winning the 1997 Monterey Open and the 1997 Cleveland Open. . .Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one. . .Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best tie for ninth place in the 1998 Bell Canadian Open. . .Is the only member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship… Followed the tradition of his father, Bill, as a captain of an Illini sports team. Bill served as captain of the Fighting Illini’s 1963 Big Ten Champion men’s basketball team, while Mike was captain of the golf team in 1989, and younger brother, Andy, was an infielder on the 1990 Big Ten Champion baseball squad and also served as team captain. . .College teammate and close friend of Steve Stricker. . Stricker and Small served as a groomsman in each other’s wedding.
STUART SMITH
ELIGIBILTY CODE: 7
Residence: Reno, Nev.

Age: 49 Ht.: 5’ 10 Wt.: 165

Birth Date: Dec. 2, 1961

Birthplace: San Gabriel, Calif.

College: UCLA

Home Club/Affiliation: Somersett Country Club, Reno, Nev.

Turned Professional: 1985

Player Notes: PGA director of golf at Somersett Country Club in Reno, Nev. … Tied for 12th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship. . .Winner, 1989 Palabora Classic in South Africa … Tied for eleventh in 2002 Western PGA Club Professional Championship … Tenth, 1989 Boise Open, Ben Hogan Tour … Winner, 2009 Northern California Shootout … Third, 1989 Dewars Trophy, South Africa… Participant, 2005 AT&T Pro-Am, PGA Tour … Runner Up, 2004 Northern California PGA Stroke Play … 2004 Northern California Section Player of the Year … Has recorded four holes-in-one, including one in competition.



JEFF SORENSON
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Blaine, Minn.

Age: 32 Ht.: 6’ 5” Wt.: 235

Birth Date: Oct. 8, 1978

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota

Home Club/Affiliation: Columbia Golf Club, Minneapolis, Minn.

Turned Professional: 2000

Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Columbia Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minn.…Tied for eighth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his first berth in a PGA Championship. . . Winner, 2006, ‘08 Minnesota PGA Section Championship, 2006 Minnesota Golf Champions, 2006 Minnesota PGA Section Match Play Championship, 2005 Minnesota PGA Assistant’s Match Play Championship, 2009 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am, 2007 Srixon Winter Series Event No. 1, 2006 Rum River Hills Pro-Am, 2003 Medico Pro-Am … 2003, ‘05 Minnesota PGA Assistant Player of the Year … 2006 Minnesota PGA Section leading money winner.



BOB SOWARDS
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Dublin, Ohio

Age: 43 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 236

Birth Date: June 9, 1968

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio

College: Glenville State College

Home Club/Affiliation: New Albany (Ohio) Country Club

Turned Professional: 1991

Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at New Albany (Ohio) Country Club.…Tied for 12th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his fifth berth in a PGA Championship. . .Winner, 2004 PGA Professional National Championship at Longaberger Country Club in Nashport, Ohio. . . Winner, 2002, ’04 Ohio Open. . .Winner, 2005, ’06 PGA Stroke Play Championship, 2005 PGA Match Play Championship, 2007 PGA Western Winter Stroke Play Championship. . .Three-time recipient, 2003-05 PGA Professional Player of the Year. . 1996, 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06 Southern Ohio PGA Player of the Year. . .Competed on the PGA Tour in 2005, ’07, and ’08, with best finish T-9 in the 2008 Wyndham Championship.



CRAIG STEVENS
ELIGIBILITY CODE: 7
Residence: Dallas, Ga.

Age: 50 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 228

Birth Date: Jan. 26, 1961

Birthplace: Nashua, N.H.

Home Club/Affiliation: Steel Canyon Golf Club, Sandy Springs, Ga.

Turned Professional: 1980



Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Steel Canyon Golf Club in Sandy Springs, Ga. . . Winner, 2001, ’03 Georgia PGA Championship, 2005 Griffin Classic Championship, 2001 . .1999, 2001 Georgia PGA Player of the Year . . . Has recorded two holes-in-one. . .1985 Section Assistant Professional of the Year. . .Winner, 1985, 2000 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship.
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