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Chris Trout Wins 2022 Met Professional Championship in Playoff
Author: Metropolitan PGA
June 22nd 2022 -
Chris Trout of Winged Foot Golf Club defeated Tom Cooper of The Creek Club in a playoff to claim victory at the 2022 Met Professional Championship. Trout and Cooper earned themselves spots into the 2023 PGA Professional Championship in New Mexico.
ELMSFORD, N.Y., June 22, 2022 – The 54-hole championship featured 153 Met Section professionals hosted by Bethpage State Park - Red Course and Huntington Crescent Club. The top 60 after 36-holes advanced to the final round at Huntington Crescent Club to determine this year’s Met Professional Champion along with 11 qualifiers for the 2023 PGA Professional Championship in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
Chris Trout of Winged Foot Golf Club began his journey to victory at Bethpage Red by putting together a stellar score of 2-under par 68 totaling four birdies, including a pair on the back nine.
Trout displayed consistency on the second day as he carded the exact same total of 2-under par 68, this time at Huntington Crescent Club. He started off the round strong with a birdie on a 332-yard par-4 and two more birdies on the front nine. He concluded the round with another birdie on the last hole.
The final round saw several lead changes throughout the day. Trailing by one stroke on the 18th hole, Trout sunk a clutch birdie putt to send the championship to a playoff with Tom Cooper of The Creek Club.
It only took one extra hole to ultimately determine a champion. Trout hit a steady approach shot on the green of the 18th hole, two-putted his way to a par, and clinched his first major victory in the Met Section.
Trout will be accompanied by the following Met Section Professionals at the 2023 PGA Professional Championship: Tom Cooper (The Creek Club), Chris Gabriele (Sleepy Hollow Country Club), Connor Costello (Garden City Golf Club), Greg Bisconti (The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club), Charlie Maizel (Siwanoy Country Club), Cian Curley (Noyac Golf Club), Mike Sweeney (The Bridge Golf Learning Center), Matt Sita (Old Westbury Golf and Country Club) and Chris Marinaro (Trump National Golf Club – Westchester).  
Met Section golfers who earned an exemption into the 2023 PGA Professional Championship include: Alex Beach (Westchester Country Club), Paul Dickinson (Atlantic Golf Club), Matt Dobyns (Meadow Brook Club), Darrell Kestner (Deepdale Golf Club), Dylan Newman (Brae Burn Country Club) and Casey Pyne (The Stanwich Club).
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