Cypress Lake Golf Club's Jeremy Wells qualifies for PGA Championship
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Jeremy Wells, director of player development at Cypress Lake Golf Club in Fort Myers, qualified for the PGA Championship at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York. He'll be competing against the likes of Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

Wells, of Estero, was among 312 PGA professionals competing for 20 available spots in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. PGA professionals are members of the Professional Golfers Association and often work as golf club pros, club managers, course superintendents, golf instructors and tournament directors.

"I have been playing golf since I was 5 years old, always dreaming about the chance to play in a major and compete with the world's best golfers," Wells said. "It's a great opportunity and I'm excited to share this experience with my family and friends who will be there, too."

Wells played golf at College of William and Mary, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. After moving to Southwest Florida, he competed professionally on the West Florida Golf Tour for a few years before becoming a full-time teaching professional, first at a driving range and golf center before joining Cypress Lake Golf Club in 2019 as the historic club launched its 60th anniversary celebration.

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At Cypress Lake, Wells provides individual instruction, clinics and playing lessons for golfers of all abilities, incorporating technology like Trackman, Boditrack, Blast Motion, Eyeline Golf and Perfect Putter into lessons. Cypress Lake has an expansive practice area that includes a full driving range, short range, fairway and greenside bunkers, and a putting green.

Wells qualified for the PGA Championship after a solid all-around performance at the PGA Professional Championship, held April 30 to May 3 at the Twin Warriors Golf Club and Santa Ana Golf Club in New Mexico. Wells made the cut, but after the third round, he was in 29th place – outside the top 20 that would be granted spots at the PGA Championship. After completing the front side at 1-under par, Wells birdied 10 and 11 before making eagle on the 12th and one more birdie on the 17th.

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"Going into the back nine, I knew that I'd need a run to finish in the top 20," Wells said. "After a birdie, birdie and eagle on consecutive holes, I knew my form was strong and I just needed to keep making aggressive swings to hit my targets. After reaching the green in two shots on the 18th hole, I was finally able to relax and enjoy what I'd just accomplished. It was by far the most important nine holes of my career."

Wells earned a $21,000 payday for his 7th place finish.

The PGA Championship is May 18-21 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester.

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