Carich returns to senior PGA tourney

Dave Carich lines up a putt during a round of the Indiana PGA Senior Championship at the Players Club. (Submitted photo)

Dave Carich lines up a putt during a round of the Indiana PGA Senior Championship at the Players Club. (Submitted photo)

After two nearly error-free rounds of golf, Dave Carich of Noblesville qualified for the Senior PGA Professional National Championship for his third eligible year in a row.

Carich, 52, fired an opening round of 5-under-par 67 at the Players Club, 6610 W. River Rd., Yorktown, giving himself a two shot lead heading into day two of the Indiana PGA Senior Championship. He paired that with a steady round of 1-under-par on Aug. 23 for a two day total of 138, 6-under-par and a two shot victory.

“I kept the ball in play all day and only missed two greens,” Carich stated. “I didn’t putt as well as I had hoped, but I didn’t three putt either.”

Three weeks ago Carich qualified for the PGA Professional National Championship, and earlier this summer he participated in the US Senior Open.

“I finished runner-up in the Indiana PGA Professionals Championship and runner-up in the US Senior Open Qualifier earlier this summer so it feels nice to finally win one,” he stated. “It’s a goal of mine every year to qualify for the Professional and Senior National Championships and it feels great that I will have the chance to participate in both. I’m looking forward to going to Virginia. It will be a nice fall trip.”

Carich is the golf professional for the Bridgewater Club in Westfield.

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