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Nov 25

Written by: Marian
11/25/2014 7:14 PM  RssIcon

Frank Esposito Jr., the PGA Head Professional at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey recently won the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament, finishing with a 1-under 71 for an 11-under 277 total for a clear-cut four-shot victory at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.


 
Grant Waite of New Zealand finished second, while Jeff Coston – the PGA teaching professional at Semiahmoo Golf Resort in Blaine, Washington – tied for third with Jerry Smith. 

 
For Esposito and Coston, their success is even more impressive considering that their Champions Tour results mirror their finishes in prior week's Senior PGA Professional National Championship– where Esposito, 51, won and Coston, 58, finished sixth.
 
"I've just caught fire for two weeks," Esposito said. "Once again, I hit the ball very, very well all week and controlled my distance with the irons. Even though the putter was a bit shaky today, I managed my way around the golf course pretty well."
 
Coincidentally, Esposito also finished with a 71 to win the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. And impressively, he slept on the third-round lead in both events and closed out both victories in steady style.
 

"Winning this is great, it really is," Esposito – the reigning New Jersey PGA Senior Player of the Year – said after his Senior PNC victory. "I didn't know what to expect, and it means a lot to me, especially out here."Esposito won $30,000 for his medalist honors at Champions Tour Q-School to go with the $20,000 he earned at the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. 

Playing a full Champions Tour season will be a relatively new experience for Esposito, who played in the 2008 and 2014 PGA Championships as well as the 2014 Senior PGA Championship and Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Championship. 

We wish Frank all the best of luck and will be following his progress on the Champions Tour next year.

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