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DAVID PAEGLOW of Kishwaukee Country Club was the winner by four shots at Glen Oak Country Club, in Glen Ellyn.
Paeglow’s winner was wire-to-wire in the 36 holes event, played in cold and windy conditions.
“It was quite a chore out there the past couple of days,” said Paeglow. “The weather was really windy and cold during the first round. But today wasn’t quite as bad. The greens were very fast and tricky. So I was lucky to get hot with the putter and was able to make a few putts. Because that is what it took to keep the round going. I was fortunate to win in these conditions and I’m very happy with the outcome.”
The IPGA Senior Players Championship is an invitational for the top 32 players on the 2022 Errie Ball Player of the Year list. So due to his seventh place finish, Roy Biancalana won the 2022 IPGA Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year Award. So for Biancalana he wins the award back-to-back and for his fourth time in five years. During the 2022 season, Biancalana won three times including two senior majors.
The brutal conditions during Round 1, left the days scoring average at 81.53. Paeglow was tied for the lead after Day 1, after shooting a 4 over par 76. During Round 2, Paeglow carded an even par 72, which was tied for the days low score.
David Hannon (Links and Tees) was able to finish at +8 for 36 holes, which gave him a solo-second place finish. Beverly Country Club’s head professional was third two shots back of Hannon.
The Illinois PGA wraps up it’s playing schedule for 2022, with the Pro-Superintendent event at Kemper Lakes Golf Club. but for more information visit IPGA.com.