Windsor golf pro Jason Schmuhl lived to play a third day at the PGA Championship, but he didn’t make it to the third round, missing the cut Saturday at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
Upon completing his second round following Friday’s weather suspension, Schmuhl posted a 7-over-par 147 with the cut line at 140. The performance ranked in a tie for sixth among the 20 club professionals who qualified for the PGA, the final major on the PGA Tour schedule.
Schmuhl, the pro at Windsor Golf Club for 20 years who played at Analy High School and Santa Rosa Junior College, was making his second PGA appearance.
Schmuhl, 46, started his second round Friday on the 10th hole and was even-par through five holes before storms interrupted play. When Schmuhl resumed his round Saturday, he finished the final four holes of the back nine with two bogeys, a par and a double-bogey on 18. He rallied for a strong back nine of his round on the front nine of the course, going 1-under with a birdie on the No. 8 hole, a 610-yard par 5, sticking his approach to 5 feet from the hole and sinking the putt.
Schmuhl finished at 147 with a 74 in Thursday’s first round and a 73 in the second round. Only one club pro, Ben Kern of Abilene, Texas, made the cut, going on after finishing right on the cut line at 140.
Schmuhl had finished fourth in the PGA Professional Championship last month at Bayonet in Seaside to qualify to play alongside golf’s greatest players in a major.