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Rod Perry repeats as PGA Pro Player of Year

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Reigning national champion Rod Perry of Port Orange, Fla., has won his second consecutive PGA Professional Player of the Year award.

Perry, 40, the PGA head professional at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Orange, secured the honor by finishing tied for third in the final PGA Tournament Series event of the season at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Perry won his first national championship in June in Sunriver, Ore., and then added a seventh North Florida PGA Section championship and seventh Section Player of the Year title.

Perry earned 1,191.5 overall points to edge former national champion Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, a three-time PGA Professional Player of the Year who had 1,107.5 points.