The 2023 Advocates Professional Golf Association season has come to an end and it’s Ryan Ellerbrock who hoisted the trophy at the APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in California.
A San Diego native, Ellerbrock fired a 5-under 67 about 90 minutes north of his hometown in the final of the three fall series events.
Meanwhile, Chase Johnson claimed the APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Bonus of $10,000. He won the first two fall events. Johnson won three times in all on the APGA this season. He also made the cut on the PGA Tour’s World Wide Technology Championship last week and is competing at the Tour’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship this week. He’s also earned a spot in the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open.
For Ellerbrock, this win was a bounce-back from a tough loss to Johnson recently in Texas.
“After losing in a playoff to Chase Johnson last month at the APGA Farmers Insurance Austin, it’s really satisfying to come back and win in my next start,” he said. Ellerbrock was one of just five players who finished under par. He won by three shots, proving to be the only golfer to break 70.
Ellerbrock’s uncle, Bryan Gorman, played on the PGA Tour from 1991-1993.
The APGA Tour was established in 2010 as a non-profit organization with the mission to bring greater diversity to the game of golf.