Fleming qualifies for 2017 Senior PGA Championship

Tim Fleming, director of golf at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, finished tied for 12th recently at the Senior PGA Professional Championship, becoming one of 35 club professionals to qualify for the 2017 Senior PGA Championship May 25-28 at Trump National Golf Club-Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

Fleming shot rounds of 71-67-71-73 to finish at 6-under 282 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Steve Schneiter won the event at 13-under 275 The 53-year-old assistant PGA Professional from Sandy, Utah, edged Rick Schuller of Chester, Virginia, by a single shot.

Schneiter, the only player to complete the week with four sub-70 rounds, earned $21,500 from a $300,000 purse. With his victory, he became the first PGA Member to claim both a PGA Professional Championship (1995) and a Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Fleming has long been one of the top competitors in the PGA South Central Section (Oklahoma, Arkansas, southern Kansas) and has been the Section Player of the Year eight times. He has qualified and played in five PGA Championships. This will be his first Senior PGA Championship.

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