Brookside pro earns second career PGA Winter Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Jackson Township's Gary Robison birdied three of the last six holes to overcome a three-shot deficit and win the 50-64 division of the PGA Quarter Century Championship on Thursday at PGA Golf Club.

Robison, the PGA Director of Golf at Brookside Country Club, trailed two-time PGA Professional Player of the Year Sonny Skinner of Sylvester, Ga. by three with six holes left. But his birdies coupled with Skinner’s bogey at the par-5 17th on the Ryder Course turned the tide and earned Robison his second PGA Winter Championship title. His other came at the 2011 Senior Stroke Play.

“Any time you win nationally, you have to be happy,” the 64-year-old Robison said in a release. “I’m happy any time I win.”

Skinner birdied holes 8-10 to seemingly take control. But his second shot on No. 17 resulted in an awkward lie in a bunker and led to the bogey.

Robison shot a 68 Thursday to finish with a two-day total of 135 and top a field of 88.