The newly appointed club pro at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success New York never blinked on his way to demolishing the field in capturing the PGA National Championship at Bayonet. Matt Dobyns cruised to victory with a final round 70...2 under for the day, and minus 13 for 72 holes. His 8 shot triumph over Rod Perry and Keith Mitchell results in a bonanza of riches. $75,000, exemption into 6 PGA Tour events next season, entry into some tournaments overseas and a coveted start time in the PGA Championship. Plus the Walter Hagen Trophy. For teaching and club pros, this event is a "Major" as over 4000 tried to qualify. 312 players gained entry making the trip to Monterey and 77 pros made the cut. Dobyns was sensational, consistently outdriving his playing partners by 30 yards, setting up easier approach shots. The southpaw putter and right handed swinger was never challenged, and his 8 stroke victory represents the largest win margin in the 45 year history of the National Championship of the PGA. Golf icon Sam Snead at age 61 won this event by 5 shots in 1971. Dobyns did Slammin' Sammy 3 better.