Brothers Atop the Leaderboard at Boyne Tournament of Champions

Boyne Mt.BOYNE FALLS – The town of Grosse Ile has long been known as a golf mecca. The Cuzzort brothers are carrying on the lore as they sit atop the leaderboard after two rounds at the Boyne Tournament of Champions. Older brother Jeffrey is at 10-under par 134 after shooting a blistering 7-under par 65 on The Alpine. Little brother Steven has put together two rounds of 68 for 136 and is tied for second with Suzy Green Roebuck of Franklin.

“You stole my thunder," Steven, 22,  told  his brother Jeffrey, 26  as he walked off the course taking the clubhouse lead from his little brother. Jeffrey is an aspiring tour player who said “ I hit it really well. I missed a five-foot par for birdie on my first hole and bogeyed my second and then kind of flipped it around.” The flip included consecutive birdies on 14, 15 and 16. 

Steven just finished his college career at Wayne State University. “I played mistake free. I only missed one green and got that one up and down.” He plans on following in his brothers footsteps and turn professional in a year or so.

Green is the mother of three children under six years old, and hasn’t played much golf after a stint on the LPGA Tour. She prepared by “playing the forward tees with the ladies at home. So I’m making more birdies instead of playing the course from 6,800 yards like I used to.” Her 67-69 136 is making her think a bit differently. “Two rounds in the 60’s is real nice for me. I feel like I can be aggressive. I get a lot of 9-irons and wedges in my hand and that was definitely one of the strong parts of my game.”

The field is made up of men, women, boys and girls who have won major Michigan championships. They play from three different tees based on age and gender categories.

Scott Hebert from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is alone in 4th place with a 71-66 137. “I’ve been putzing with some things and I’m hitting it a lot better. I like my position. I only have to look at three people ahead of me instead of 17.”

First round leader Randy Erskine fell into a 4-way tie for 5th place shooting a 1-over par 73 today after a first round 65 for a 138 total. He’s tied with former champion Shawn Koch, Andrew Rothkoski and Korey Mahoney.

Seventy-six players made the cut which was set at 153. The final round will be played Wednesday on The Alpine. The purse is $55,000. 

 

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