19th Annual Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain July 26-28

Scott Hebert won the Tournament of Champions in 2009BOYNE FALLS - Six past champions are returning for the 19th annual Tournament of Champions, July 26-28, at Boyne Mountain Resort. Scott Hebert is the defending champion.

Hebert will be joined by the tournament’s first winner, Dan Olsen, who won the event in 1992. Other past champions scheduled to compete include Stacy Olson (Snider), John Dal Corobbo (1998), Tom Harding (1997) and Mike Erickson (1993). The tournament is played on The Alpine course at Boyne Mountain. 

The Tournament of Champions is the brainchild of Boyne Resorts’ President of Eastern Operations, Stephen Kircher, and former Michigan PGA CEO, Ken Devine. The tournament has a Master’s feel to it, with the champion becoming a lifelong member of the Country Club of Boyne and receiving a green sport jacket. The purse is $55,000.

This year’s field is made up 115 Michigan major event champions including professionals and amateurs, men and women, juniors and seniors. In addition to the returning champions, Alison Fouch from the LPGA Tour, Andy Matthews from the Canadian Tour and Andrew Ruthkoski from the Hooters tour are also vying for the title.

There are many family connections in the field as well. The father-daughter duo of Pete Green and Suzy Green-Roebuck are playing. There are four father-son combinations in the field including Bill and Chris Mory, Frank McAuliffe and Frank Jr., Nick and Joe Berklich and Ron and Blake English. Two sets of brothers in the field are Jeff and Steven Cuzzort along with Jerry and Kyle Roman.

The field will be cut to the top 70 and ties after two rounds in this 54-hole event. First prize is $10,000.

As part of Tournament of Champions weekend, Boyne Mountain is hosting a junior golf clinic for teens and kids under 18 years old of all abilities. BOYNE Golf Professionals will conduct the free clinic on Sunday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m to 11 a.m. Registration at the Boyne Mountain driving range starts at 9 a.m.

Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan is a full-service resort offering two golf courses, The Alpine and The Monument, along with Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, new zipline adventures, spa and salon services, disc golf, tennis, hiking and biking, a putting course, sandy beach, and evening activities for families. Golf packages start at $76 for a room and a round or $94 for unlimited golf.

For more information on the clinics, Tournament of Champions, or Boyne Mountain Resort, please visit www.BOYNE.com or call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).


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