Local Golf Club Professionals Competing for Berth in PGA Championship
You can't win a 72-hole golf tournament in the first round but you can certainly shoot your way out of it with a bad performance on day one. There is a lot of money and prestige on the line for 312 golf club professionals from around the country this week in Hershey. The PGA Professional National Championship is taking place on the East and West courses at Hershey Country Club from Sunday through Wednesday.

Shippensburg's Rob Shuey played the tougher East on Sunday and shot a three-over 74. Hanover native Mark Sheftic started on the West and ended his day with an even par score of 72. Former Lebanon pro Stu Ingraham was in the group behind Sheftic and finished with a 73. Terry Hertzog of Lititz shot 75 on the East. The Bent Creek Country Club pro will play the West on Monday and needs to go low to make the cut.

Low 70 scores and ties will play the third and fourth rounds on the East Tuesday and Wednesday.

A trio of golfers are in the lead by shooting a 66 in the first round. Admission is free for spectators.