Windy conditions made The Bridgewater Club more difficult than usual during today’s opening 36-holes of the Indiana PGA Professional Championship. Chris Smith of Peru led the field after posting a 3-under-par, 69 during this morning’s round. As the day progressed, the wind picked up and afternoon scores were higher.
“I played really well this morning, but got a little tired this afternoon,” said Smith. “The wind made things difficult and the course played hard.”
Smith carded a 1-over-par, 73 this afternoon, which was enough to maintain a three shot lead over Michael Asbell of Woodland CC, heading to the final round tomorrow.
“This year has been really fun,” said Smith. “I’ve really enjoyed seeing people that I haven’t seen since high school and college. It’s also been nice to play some great local courses that I’ve never played before.”
Smith looks for his fourth win of the season tomorrow, with previous wins coming at the Indianapolis Open, the Monticello Open, and the Indiana PGA Tournament series event at Broadmoor CC.
Five players will qualify for the 2019 PGA Professional Championship at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina which will be contested on April 28 to May 1, 2019. Tee times will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.