Michigan News & Events

  • Pietila Wins Michigan Women’s Amateur

    EAST LANSING – Emmie Pietila (Brighton/University of Tennessee) is the 96th Michigan Women’s Amateur Champion after defeating Natalie Brehm (Mount Pleasant) 2&1 in the final match-play round at Forest Akers West. Pietila, 18, has been playing in Golf Association of Michigan tournaments since she was 15 years old and almost did not register f ...

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  • Nagel Ousts Defending Champion Meier in Match Play Quarterfinals

    EAST LANSING – It was Spartan versus Spartan in the first quarterfinal match at the Michigan Women’s Amateur at Forest Akers Golf Course Thursday afternoon with Liz Nagel (DeWitt) defeating defending champion Christine Meier (Rochester Hills) 2 up. The match was even at the turn, but Nagel continued her steady pace and solid putting to take the ...

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  • Ron Beurmann Wins Club Car Senior Open

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – With 14 players within two strokes of the lead to start the day, you knew the winner could come from anywhere. Ron Beurnmann started the day two shots back at even par. He was able to go out and put together a great round of (-6 ) under 66. The rest of the field was unable to catch him as this was good for a 3 shot victory over B ...

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  • Nagel is Medalist at Michigan Women’s Amateur

    EAST LANSING – Michigan State golfer Liz Nagel (DeWitt) earned medalist honors at the Michigan Women’s Amateur at Forest Akers West Golf Course Tuesday afternoon after shooting a one-over-par 68-77—145 in the 36-hole stroke play part of the competition. The tournament continues Wednesday morning with the top 32 stroke play finishers compet ...

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  • Double Dip: Chapman Charges To Win Again In Michigan Lake Orion

    LAKE ORION, Mich. -- Roger Chapman, with two wins in Michigan this summer and one other in the rest of the world during a long golf career, laughed when asked when he was buying a summer place here. "Soon," he said and smiled. He should also soon consider starting a petition for all major championships in golf to be moved to Michigan. The chap notched his ...

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  • Kite Still One To Beat In Senior Open At Indianwood Lake Orion

    At the halfway point of the 2012 U.S. Senior Open at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, Tom Kite was still really close to first place. He was proving great starts are a great benefit -- he was 7-under-par in his first eight holes of the major championship on the wonderful Old Course -- and a bit of a curse. Tom Watson was asked after the first round abou ...

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  • Senior Moments: World’s Best In U.S. Senior Open At Indianwood

    By Greg Johnson LAKE ORION - Years ago, Billy Casper relaxed on a golf cart in Grand Rapids and explained the appeal of senior golf, which takes center stage this week for the 2012 U.S. Senior Open at Indianwood Golf & Country Club. “We all have different stories, different swings and golf is a game old guys can still play,” he quipped. Th ...

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  • Nationwide Facilities Help Take Your Daughter To The Course Week

    The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with m ...

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  • Burnett Sets Record, Wins Michigan PGA Women's Open

    Katie Burnett didn’t want next week’s U.S. Open in Kohler, Wis., to be her first professional event, so she headed north by way of Crystal Mountain Resort to play in the 19th Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship. Then she added more firsts, like first professional win, first record score and first runaway. The 22-year-old from Brunswick ...

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  • Sweetgrass set to host Symetra Tour event

    The Island Resort & Casino and the Harris community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will welcome 144 women golfers this Friday for the Island Resort Championship, the second of a three-year commitment by the Symetra Tour for a Road to the LPGA annual stop. One of the only professional golf tournaments in Michigan this year, the Island Resort Championship ...

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