ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 2023 PGA Professional Championship teed off on Sunday at Twin Warriors Golf Club. 312 PGA professionals from across the country are competing for a chance to qualify for the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Golf Club, which will start on May 18th.

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Three local professionals are competing this year and Garret Howell, PGA (Las Campanas – Santa Fe) is leading the local charge, as he is currently tied for 2nd place at -3 after round one. Brad Lardon, PGA (Las Campanas – Santa Fe) currently sits tied for 33rd at even, and Bill Harvey, PGA (Ladera GC – Albuquerque) is tied for 67th at +1.