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Former GHS golfer qualifies for PGA Cup

Former Gloucester High School golfer Josh Speight has qualified for the PGA Cup in England next month. Speight will be on the 10-member U.S. team that will play the Great Britain/Ireland team for the Llandudno Trophy.

The tournament will be played Sept. 15-17 at Foxhills Club and Resort in Surrey, England. Speight, 29, said he qualified for the event with the PGA points he earned in 2016 and 2017.

“It was basically because I played so well in 2016 in New York,” said Speight, who shot what was the best round of his tournament career at the 2016 PGA Professional Championship in New York. He turned in a seven under par 65 to make the PGA Championship. Speight found out he made the PGA Cup team on Aug. 12.

Achieving that honor gave Speight a boost going into the Mid-Atlantic PGA Professional Championship played Aug. 14-16 in Charlottesville. He won that event and its $10,000 purse.

“It gave me the motivation to play well. I was thinking how cool that event (the PGA Cu...

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