Small wins PGA Professional National Championship


PGA of AmericaSANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. ' Mike Small won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in five years, closing with a 3-under 68 on Wednesday for a one-stroke victory over Mark Sheftic and Steve Schneiter.
Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois, had a 7-under 277 total to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship at Hazeltine.
Schneiter finished with a 71, and Sheftic shot a 72. Craig Thomas (68), Ryan Benzel (69), Eric Lippert (70) and Lee Rinker (71) tied for fourth at 5 under.