(Knoxville, TN) – The 2023 Tennessee Senior PGA Professional Championship is in the books after 36-holes at Holston Hills Country Club. Professionals competed for their chance to claim one of four spots in the 2032 Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac at PGA Golf Club on October 26-29, 2023.  The old style Donald Ross course at Holston Hills Country Club proved to be a fun test for the 35 competitors.

Kevin Snell (Eagleville, TN) recorded the low opening round firing a 65 (-7) recording six birdies, an eagle, and just one bogey. Snell wasn’t able to repeat those results in his second round finishing 3-over par to finish the tournament tied for fifth at 4-under par overall.  Steve Munson (Springfield, TN) was the story of the second 18 holes. Munson came into the second round in solo fifth after posting an opening round 69 (-3).  Munson opened his second round just even through the turn, but turned it on when he reached the back nine. Munson played his final nine holes 6-under par including a streak of four straight brides to open his back nine on his way to posting a 66 (-6) to get him to 9-under par overall to claim the victory by two shots.  “I grew up here,” said Munson. “I love playing this golf course, it’s always been good to me.”

Congratulations to our qualifiers for the 2023 Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac at PGA Golf Club Steve Munson, Glenn Hudson, Audie Johnson, and Jake Reeves.  Our alternates will be Allen Fennell, Loren Personett, Kevin Snell, and Chris Stacy.

The Tennessee Senior PGA Professional Championship is a level one Rolex Senior Player of the Year points event.

A special thank you to all of the staff at Holston Hills Country Club for their hospitality.


This event would not be possible without the support of the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Tennessee Senior Professional Championship.


Cadillac is the Official Vehicle of the PGA of America.

Our mission is to earn our Customer’s loyalty by delivering sales and service experiences with high quality, excellent value, integrity and enthusiasm. We will function as a team, work ethically, and focus on meeting and striving to exceed the expectations of our Customers.


The TNPGA expresses its gratitude to the following Supporting Sponsors.

Golf Channel

Co-founded by Arnold Palmer and Joe Gibbs on January 17, 1995, Golf Channel in 2011 became part of the NBC Sports Group and – serving the most-affluent audience in all of television – now is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nearly 80 countries and nine languages around the world.



The PGA TOUR is a Supporting Partner of PGA of America Professional Tournaments.

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, we engage, inspire and positively impact our fans, partners and communities worldwide.


In addition, we thank our Section Supporting Partners for their involvement.

About Holston Hills Country Club

Founded in 1927, Holston Hills Country Club enjoys a rich history on its classic Donald Ross golf course. Featuring 18 holes of Bermuda grass fairways, it sits on 180 open acres of rolling hills adjoining the Holston River. The golf course is consistently ranked among Tennessee’s Top 100 golf courses.

Holston Hills Country Club has hosted many state and national events during its history. Byron Nelson won the Knoxville Open at Holston Hills in his magical year of 1945 and the PGA Cup matches for the 1982 World’s Fair were played at Holston Hills. In recent history, Holston Hills hosted the 2004 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the Tennessee PGA Championship in 2007. Today, Holston Hills plays host to the annual Visit Knoxville Open as part of the Korn Ferry Tour. 


About Tennessee PGA

The PGA of America is the world’s largest sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in teaching and growing the game. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events – PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.

Formed in 1968, The Tennessee Section PGA is one of the 41 sections that comprise the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. It is one of the largest sections, with over 500 members and associates. Tennessee PGA seeks to elevate the standards of the professional golfers’ vocation, to promote the interest in the game of golf, to protect and advance the mutual interest of the Members, to conduct tournaments and offer educational opportunities for the employment and benefit of the Members and to promote good relations with clubs and communities within the Tennessee Section’s boundaries.  For more information, contact Brandon Moore, Marketing and Communications Manager, at bamoore@pgahq.com