Former Coloradan Brandon Bingaman rallies to earn berth in PGA Championship
By Gary Baines – 4/20/2022
Former Montrose resident Brandon Bingaman jumped 50 spots up the national PGA Professional Championship scoreboard with a 5-under-par 66 on Wednesday, rallying to earn a spot in next month’s PGA Championship.
The former Colorado Mesa University golfer, who now lives in Dallas, landed the coveted berth by finishing in the top 20 out of the 312-person field in Austin, Texas.
Bingaman, 31, tied for 11th place on Wednesday after coming into the day in 61st. That punched his ticket to the PGA Championship, set for May 19-22 at Southern Hills in Tulsa.
Bingaman went 65-73-78-66 for a 1-under-par 282 total, leaving him nine strokes behind national club professional champ Jesse Mueller of Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Coloradans Geoff Keffer and Ben Lanting finished 55th and 66th on Wednesday, respectively.
SCORES OF PLAYERS WITH STRONG COLORADO CONNECTIONS
11. Former Coloradan Brandon Bingaman 65-73-78-66–282
55. Geoff Keffer, Lakewood CC 68-75-73-75–291
66. Ben Lanting, Bear Creek GC 67-73-75-79—294
Missed 36-Hole Cut
Former CGA Am champ Marty Jertson 70-74–144
Matt Schalk 75-70–145
Micah Rudosky 70-78–148
Christopher Hyten 70-78–148
Sherry Andonian-Smith 73-77–150
Tyler Parsloe 74-76–150
Caine Fitzgerald 75-78–153
Kyle Voska 80-75–155
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About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was voted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. Email: ColoradoGolfJournal@mac.com)