35 PGA Professionals Set to Play in 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Following Senior PGA Professional Championship
Matt Schalk—General Manager and PGA Director of Golf at Colorado National Golf Club and winner of the 2022 Senior PGA Professional Championship on Sunday—will lead 35 Senior PGA Professionals to the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco in Frisco, Texas. The first major championship to be contested at the new home of the PGA of America will take place May 25-28, 2023. Schalk, representing the Colorado Section, recorded a three-over-par 75 in Sunday’s final round to finish 10-over par 278 and win his first 2022 Senior PGA Championship title, and the Leo Fraser Trophy.
A total of 13 of the 35 PGA Club Professionals at Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco in May will be making their KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship debuts.
The complete roster of Senior PGA Professionals in the field for the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is below in the order they finished.
- Matt Schalk (Erie, Colorado, Colorado National Golf Club, Colorado Section)
- Steve Schneiter (West Point, Utah, Schneiter’s Pebblebrook Utah Section)
- Todd Bailey (Daphne, Alabama, Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club, Alabama - NW FL Section)
- Alan Morin (West Palm Beach, Florida, The Club at Ibis, South Florida Section)
- Cameron Doan (Dallas, Texas, Preston Trail Golf Club, Northern Texas Section)
- Alan Sorensen (Taft, California, Buena Vista Golf Course, Southern California Section)
- Kelly Mitchum (Southern Pines, North Carolina, Pinehurst CC No. 1-5, Carolinas Section)
- Brian Gaffney (Essex Fells, New Jersey, Essex Fells Country Club, New Jersey Section)
- Jeff Gove (Sandpoint, Idaho, Life Member Pacific Northwest PGA, Pacific Northwest Section)
- Chad Proehl (Urbandale, Iowa, Sugar Creek Golf Course, Iowa Section)
- Craig Bowden (Bloomington, Indiana, Life Member Indiana PGA, Indiana Section)
- Mark Brown (Hobe Sound, Florida, Tam O'Shanter Golf Club, Metropolitan Section)
- Brad Lardon (Santa Fe, New Mexico, Club at Las Campanas, The, Sun Country Section)
- David Hronek (Port Charlotte, Florida, GOLFTEC - Sarasota, North Florida Section)
- Jeffrey Schmid (Iowa City, Iowa, Brown Deer Golf Club, Iowa Section)
- Todd Sapere (Cobbtown, Georgia, Ohoopee Match Club, Georgia Section)
- Craig Thomas (Port Chester, New York, Metropolis Country Club, Metropolitan Section)
- Jeff Brehaut (Park City, Utah, Life Member Utah PGA, Utah Section)
- Tim Fleming (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, South Central Section)
- Eric Bogar (Houston, Texas, Golfcrest Country Club, Southern Texas Section)
- Kevin Shields (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Club at Nevillewood, Tri-State Section)
- Doug Rohrbaugh (Carbondale, Colorado, Golf At River Valley Ranch, Colorado Section)
- Bob Sowards (Dublin, Ohio, Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club, Southern Ohio Section)
- Neil Thompson (Hoover, Alabama, Thompson Golf Academy, Alabama - NW Florida Section)
- Rich Steinmetz (Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Spring Ford Country Club, Philadelphia Section)
- Mark Mielke (Atlantis, Florida, High Ridge Country Club, South Florida Section)
- Jason Schmuhl (Windsor, California, Windsor Golf Club, Northern California Section)
- Micah Rudosky (Cortez, Colorado, Conquistador Golf Course, Colorado Section)
- Dave McNabb (Malvern, Pennsylvania, Applebrook Golf Club, Philadelphia Section)
- Derek Stendahl (Maple Grove, Minnesota, Rush Creek Golf Club, Minnesota Section)
- Tracy Phillips (Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cedar Ridge Country Club, South Central Section)
- Roy Biancalana (St. Charles, Illinois, Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Illinois Section)
- Jeff Roth (Farmington, New Mexico, BOYNE Golf Academy, Michigan Section)
- Paul Claxton (Claxton, Georgia, Richmond Hill Golf Club, Georgia Section)
- David Arbuckle (Colorado Springs, Colorado, Life Member Colorado PGA, Colorado Section).
Doan and Bogar, an Assistant Professional at Golfcrest Country Club, are the two Texans to clinch spots in the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. As a member of the Northern Texas PGA Section, Doan is slated to hit the first tee shot of the tournament next May.