Ryan Benzel’s attempt to play in three PGA Championships in a row is still alive.
Benzel, the Northwest’s top club professional from Seattle, shot a
3-over-par 74 Monday, and made the cut at the PGA Professional National
Championship in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
Currently, he sits at 1-over 143, and is tied for 46th. The top 70
and ties in the 309-golfer field made the cut for the final two rounds,
which will be played at Twin Warriors Golf Club.
In 2007, Benzel finished tied for second, and last season, he was
tied for fifth in this tournament. The top 20 in this event will play
at the PGA Championship in Hazeltine National Golf Club in August.