ROCKFORD – On an eventful day at Aldeen, Kevin Streelman emerged victorious, shooting a -6 to win the Rockford PRO/AM championship. But the best thing that happened to him Monday was finding out he will play in the British Open.
“My mind’s everywhere right now,” Streelman said after finishing his round at Aldeen. “My passport is in Scottsdale at my house. I don’t have enough clothes, enough warm clothes, [so] I have to go shopping for them. My caddy is not going to go. I need to find a new caddy. Besides that it’s pretty exciting. I have a few things to iron out.”
The PRO/AM staff ironed out any potential wrinkles in the tournament’s first year at Aldeen. This is the first time it’s been at a public course since the early years of the tournament when Elliot served as the host.
One of the highlights of the tournament was Juli Inkster making her Rockford PRO/AM debut. She’s a World Golf Hall of Famer and a 7-time LPGA Major champion. Her group featured a wide range of ages, from 12 to 87 years old.
“I think everybody’s having a great day and that’s what it’s about,” Inkster said.
Streelman had a great day, finishing off a win and now preparing for a whirlwind week and a half ahead of the British Open.