GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Ironbridge Golf Club’s PGA Director of Golf Doug Rohrbaugh has qualified for the Greater Gwinnett Championship, to be held at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia April 17 – 19, 2015. The greater Gwinnett Championship, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, is a 54-hole stroke play tournament will feature 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse.
Rohrbaugh, who had earned conditionally exempt status at last December’s Qualifying School, played his the tournament by playing in a qualifying event on Monday, April 13, at which he tied for first after scoring a 69. This weekend’s upcoming event will be Rohrbaugh’s first tournament on the PGA Champions Tour.
As a PGA Professional for more than 25 years, Rohrbaugh has played the Australian PGA tour and competed throughout the United States. Not only has he been “Player of the Year” for the Colorado PGA West Chapter 14 times, in 2013 he was the Senior Colorado Open Champion, qualified for the Senior US Open, Senior Colorado PGA Champion, Colorado PGA Champion and Colorado PGA Senior “Player of the Year.” He was selected by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame as the 2013 “Golf Person of the Year.”
As a professional he has won more than 40 events. Rohrbaugh was Executive Director of the Aspen Junior Golf Foundation for seven years and the Director of Instruction at River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale for four years prior to joining Ironbridge.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Doug,” said John Young, Managing General Partner of Ironbridge. “To qualify for a tournament of this caliber, out of a field of some of the best professional golfers in the world, is quite an accomplishment.”
The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel beginning at 10:30 a.m. MST on Friday and 1:00 p.m. MST both Saturday and Sunday.