(Richmond, Va.) – Even the rain and a one hour weather delay couldn’t cool off Pleasant Hughes, PGA as he remains in the lead at the 2014 Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship at the Country Club of Virginia. After playing his first round on the par 72 Tuckahoe Creek Course, Hughes, an assistant professional at Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, shot a 3-under par 69 on the James River Course and now sits at 10-under par for the event. Hughes played the front nine holes at even par, but finished his round by making birdie on three out of the last five holes. He takes a four stroke lead heading into the final round. The cut fell at 152 for two rounds, with 62 Professionals making to the final round.
Contested at Richmond’s Country Club of Virginia, the MAPGA Professional Championship is the premier event of the MAPGA and is a 54-hole stroke play competition. There are 153 PGA Professionals from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., taking part in the biggest event in the Section and a purse of $47,000. The 11 low finishers plus exempt former champions Wayne DeFrancesco, David Hutsell, and Chip Sullivan all advance to the PGA Professional National Championship. For more information about the tournament, click on the following link: