Lahaina, HI (August 28, 2017) – Brad Bowen from the Kapalua Golf Academy captured the Aloha Section Senior PGA Professional Championship today firing a final round one-under-par 72 for a 36-hole total 148 to win by one stroke over defending champion Kevin Hayashi from Hilo Municipal Golf Course (75-74–149). This was Bowen’s second win in the Aloha Section Senior PGA Professional Championship (2011 & 2017). Eddie Lee from Wailea Golf Academy finished third (75-75–150) to capture the last qualifying spot in the Senior PGA Professional Championship.
A total of 15 Aloha Section PGA Professionals competed for three spots in the 29th Senior PGA Professional National Championship September 28 – October 1, 2017, presented by Mercedes-Benz USA at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Senior PGA Professional Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing the PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections.
The top finishers in the national Championship earn a berth in the 79th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be conducted in May 2018.