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Hebert wins Senior PGA Professional title

AUSTIN, Tex. — Escanaba native Scott Hebert won the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship here Sunday at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s Foothills Course by matching a championship record-low 72-hole total with a 16-under 270.

Hebert shot rounds of 70, 70, 63 and 67 to finish four strokes ahead of Jerry Haas, Jeff Hart and Frank Bensel Jr. His third-round 63 was the lowest third-round score in championship history and tied for the best 18-hole score.

Hebert trailed for 61 holes before mounting a fierce rally capped by birdies on holes 15-17 to seal the win.

Hebert, the 2008 PGA Professional Champion, is now one of just three players to win PGA Professional titles and Senior PGA titles. The other two are Steve Schneiter (1995, 2016) and Bob Sowards (2004, 2018).

Hebert, the head professional at Traverse City Golf and Country Club, is a U.P. Sports Hall of Fame inductee and a Michigan Golf Hall of Fame inductee who has won eight Michigan PGA Professional titles, six Michigan Open Championships and six state championships.

His win earned him the Leo Fraser Trophy, $21,500 and a spot at the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship May 21-24.

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