Headed for Southern Hills

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.

Brandon Bingaman (Photo: NTPGA)

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.


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

For all the scores, CLICK HERE.

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)