Shadday Heads to Port St. Lucie for Second Year in a Row

INDIANAPOLIS – Fisher’s Blair Shadday defended his title at the Indiana PGA Assistant Championship with a three-round total 216 at Meridian Hills Country Club. Shadday fired a three-over par 74 today, giving him a two shot victory over Ft. Wayne’s Andrew Stolze.

“Today went well,” said Shadday, an Assistant Professional at Purgatory Golf Club. “I was a little bit nervous at first and I missed a short putt on one after hitting it to ten feet. After my birdie on nine I felt more comfortable and started playing better heading into the back,” he added.

Despite Shadday’s rough start, with bogeys on holes 1, 3, and 7, he was able to turn it around with back-to-back birdies on holes 9 and 10.

Shadday’s victory at Meridian Hills earned him one of the two qualifying spots to compete in the 36th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant National Championship in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which will be held in November. This win marks Shadday’s third at the Indiana PGA Assistant Championship, with previous wins coming in ’09 and ’11.

“It feels amazing to win today,” said Shadday. “I know the golf course down at Port St. Lucie pretty well so I should be comfortable. I’ve missed the cut the last two times I played down there, so I would really like to change that this time around,” he added.

Stolze, an Assistant Professional at the Country Club of Indianapolis, finished with a total of 218, claiming the second spot in the Championship at Port St. Lucie.

“This is my first time playing in this tournament and even though I didn’t win, second feels pretty good, too,” said Stolze. “Despite the few short putts I missed today, I played pretty well. I’ve never been down to Port St. Lucie, so I’m really excited,” he added.

Shadday and Stolze will compete in Port St. Lucie Novemeber 11-14.

Chris Montagano, an Assistant Professional at Sycamore Hills Country Club, finished third with a three-day total of 220, after firing an impressive three-under par 68 today.

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