HEALY WINS IPGA SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

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KEVIN HEALY lead the IPGA Senior Players Championship after 18 holes, and was still leading Tuesday afternoon when all 36 holes were played.

For Healy it was his first IPGA Sr. Major Championship victory. His two under par 70 in windy conditions, was one of only two scores that were under par.

Roy Biancalana finished in third place after carding 70 in Round 2. Biancalana had four birdies and an eagle in route to his 2 under par score. But it wasn’t enough for Bianacalana to catch front runner David Paeglow in the Player of the Year point standings.

Healy had four birdies in his final round including the last two holes, in route to his score of 70. Healy had a 1 shot lead after 18 holes with an opening round of 73 (+1).

David Paeglow hits a drive on the 13th hole at Twin Orchard Country Club on Tuesday. Paeglow is the 2020 IPGA Sr. Player of the Year.

Healy said that all of his years on the wide open links-style golf club, The Black Sheep Club in Sugar Grove, had given him plenty of time to work on his game in windy conditions.

Medinah’s Rich Dukelow was the runner-up with a 2 over par score of 146. Dukelow had a bogey free back nine, but his three birdies only made up for a bogey and double bogey on the front nine.

The round started 30 minutes late due to a frost delay. As a result play was moved into a shotgun style event, with several players racing for O’hare to catch flights to Florida, where they will play in the Senior PGA Club Professional Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie Florida. The championship starts on Thursday.

Illinois PGA Section professionals in addition to Healy, Paeglow and Biancalana, playing at the Senior PGA Club Championship include, Doug Bauman, David Hannon, John Cleary, John Guyton, Mike Small, Jim Sobb, John Varner, and John Cleary.

The professionals playing in Florida are playing for a place in the field, in the 2021 Sr. PGA Championship that will be held at Southern Hills.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR interviews with 2020 Senior Player of the David Paeglow and Players Championship winner Kevin Healy.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT 810AM Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.