Brad Simons of The Country Club of Little Rock shot a 7-under 65 to grab a four-shot lead after the first round of the South Central Section Professional Championship at The Patriot in Owasso Monday.
Blake Bowman of Yamaha Golf Cars and Joseph Marshall of The Alotian Club in Little Rock, Ark., are tied for second at 3-under. Another shot back are Shannon Friday of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and Kyley Tetley of The Club at Indian Springs. The group at 1-under includes Jeff Combe of Tulsa Country Club, Jon Burton of Hardscrabble CC in Fort Smith, Ark., Trent Rommann of Crestview Country Club in Wichita and Tim Fleming of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
The top five after Tuesday’s final round will qualify to move on to the 2020 PGA Professional Championship in April at Barton Creek near Austin, Texas, with a chance to move on from there to the 2020 PGA Championship May14-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco.