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Former Ironwood Ridge standout Sydney Teneycke wins PGA Southwest Pro Series

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Former Ironwood Ridge standout Sydney Colwill Teneycke shot an even-par 72 to capture the championship of the PGA Southern Chapter Pro Series event held Thursday at the Oro Valley Country Club.

Teneycke, playing for Omni Tucson National, outlasted Chris Dompier (Skyline), Rich Elias (Ventana Canyon) and Dave Wils (Stone Canyon) who all came in with a one-over 73.

Colwill helped guide the Nighthawks to a third place finish in 2014 while claiming sixth place as an individual before earning All-Conference honors playing for Memphis.

The 65th Southwest PGA Championship/PPC is scheduled from Sept. 12-14 at Sewailo.

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