East Amherst, NY – Kirk Stauffer, WNYPGA Life Member from Bradford, PA, has qualified for 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship for the 2nd time in 3 years. Stauffer competed in his first ever KitchenAid Senior PGA in 2018 where he missed the 36-hole cut. Stauffer will look to take redemption and play the weekend at Harbor Shores against the best in the world next May. 2020 will mark the fifth playing of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Roger Chapman (2012), Colin Montgomerie (2014), Rocco Mediate (2016) and Paul Broadhurst (2018) won the first four. The 2020 PGA KitchenAid Senior Championship will take place May 19-24 at Harbor Shore in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
The 2019 WNYPGA Player of the Year, Stauffer, qualified for the 2020 KitchenAid Senior Championship by finishing within the top 35 out of 264 PGA Professionals at the National PGA Senior Professional Championship in Austin, Texas this past Sunday. Kirk finished the tournament at 4-under par to solidify the 29th spot.
The Western New York PGA Section advanced four Senior PGA Professionals, including Kirk Stauffer, to the National PGA Senior Professional Championship which is the 2nd stage out of local qualifying at the Section level. The four Professionals (Stauffer, Hoecker, Barber, and Hogan) qualified for the tournament by finishing in the Top 4 spots at the WNYPGA Senior Championship at Ridgemont Country Club this past August. Kirk was victorious at Ridgemont, winning his fifth local Senior Championship in nine years.
For full National PGA Senior PGA Championship results, CLICK HERE.