Former Gloucester High School golfer Josh Speight had rounds of 77 and 71 in the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey last week. Speight, of Middlesex, is the assistant golf professional at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock.
After a seven-over-par start last Thursday, Speight birdied twice for a one-over-par 71 on Friday and a score of 148 over two rounds. He was one of only five participating club professionals to shoot a 71 on the course.
None of the 20 PGA club pros made the cut to join the final 70 golfers who played the third and fourth rounds. Jimmy Walker won the tournament, his first major win, by finishing at 14 under par and one stroke ahead of Jason Day. Walker had rounds of 65, 66, 68 and 67. During the tournament, Speight had an unexpected encounter with a current GHS golfer. Cameron Baker, a rising GHS junior, and his father, Mark Baker, attended the PGA Championship at Baltusrol as the guests of PGA tour caddie Damon Green.
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