Laack again advances to PGA competition sectional

For the second staight year, Chase Laack of Vandalia has advanced to the sectional round of the Professional Golfers Association of America’s Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
Laack advanced to the sectional competition at Bolingbrook Golf Club near Joliet on Aug. 14 by finishing second in the regional competition last week at Effingham Country Club.
The top two in the sectional competition advance to state at Medinah Country Club in the Chicago suburb of Medinah, and the winner there advances to the national competition in Augusta, Ga.
In the 12-13 age group, last placed first in the putting portion of the competition with 52 points, was second in the driving portion with 37 points and sixth in chipping with 35 points.
His 124-point total was only two points less than that of the winner, Luke Bradley of Paris.
Laack also placed second in last year’s regional, advancing to the second competition at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont.
He is the son of Jason and Ali Laack, and Joel and Donna Rebbe.

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