Shearer wins

Krystal Shearer, a PGA apprentice at Woodley Lakes, won the SCPGA Women’s Professional Championship at the PGA of Southern California Golf Club.
Shearer, 25, birdied the 17th hole and made an 8-foot putt on the 18th to win.

This is the press release from the SCGA.

SHEARER WINS INAUGURAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PGA
WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Beaumont – Krystal Shearer of Northridge calmly rolled in an eight-foot- putt for par on the final hole to hold off a steady and determined charge from Carol Hogan to win the inaugural SCPGA Women’s Professional Championship at the PGA of Southern California Golf Club.

After battling Hogan head-to-head for 34 holes, Shearer, 25, was finally able to shake her closest pursuer with a clutch, yet unexpected, birdie on the par 3, 17th hole. Shearer played a nine iron from 128 yards to within 10 feet of the hole. After striking the putt, Shearer looked away in disgust only to hear the unexpected sound of the ball finding the bottom of the cup.

Trailing by a single stroke, Hogan managed one more great shot hitting her approach to within 15-feet on the par 4, 18th hole on the Legends course. Looking to apply the pressure, Hogan’s putt slid by the hole. Shearer then calmly lined up her par attempt and rolled in in the hole for the victory.

Shearer, who is a PGA apprentice professional at Woodley Lakes Golf Course, earned $500 for the victory. Hogan, who is the PGA Professional at Desert Island Country Club, collected $450 for her runner-up finish.

The PGA of America is the largest working professional sports organization in the country. The PGA has over 28,000 men and women working in various capacities of the golf industry. The Southern California Section is one of 41 regional Section offices. The are nearly 1,700 Professionals working in the Southern California Section including 90 women.

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