Former professional at LG&CC
FRANKLIN -- Audie Johnson of Mt. Juliet won the National Car Rental Tennessee PGA Assistant Championship Monday and Tuesday, July, 28-29 at Temple Hills Country Club.
Every tournament you enter to try to win,” said Johnson, currently the assistant at McCabe Field Golf Course and former longtime professional at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. “I know qualifying is very important and it is nice to enter a tournament and play good."
By winning, Johnson took home a check for $2,000 and qualified for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The facility will be hosting its 19th consecutive PGA Assistant Championship.
Johnson, 52, posted a final-round 70 for a tournament total of 138 and a two-stroke victory over last year’s champion Kevin Snell of Eagleville.
The Tennessee PGA had three qualifying spots for the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Coming in third was Josh Bevell, the apprentice at Hillwood Country Club, with a two day total of 143.
The 126-man field for this year’s 38th edition of the PGA Assistant Championship consists of the top-4 finishers from last year’s Championship, if eligible, as well assistant’s and apprentices from a weighted average of total entries of the 41 PGA Sections.