Suzy Whaley has been elected the first female officer in PGA of America history Saturday, a move that virtually assures her of becoming the association's first female president in 2018.

The milestone moment came at the end of the PGA's annual meeting in Indianapolis. Whaley received 52.63 percent of the vote, Russ Libby got 33.33 percent and Michael Haywood 14.04 percent in the secretary's race.

In 2016, Whaley will become vice president, then serve a two-year term as president and two more years as honorary president. Each step requires a formal vote, usually a technicality.

Derek Sprague will take over as president and Paul Levy as vice president. Allen Wronowski received a two-year extension as honorary president to fill the void left by ousted president Ted Bishop.