Hayward, Slade Set Pace at Michigan Amateur

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - For the 101st time since 1906 at Kent CC, the Michigan Amateur Championship began Monday on Oakland Hills Country Club – The North Course. 189 male golfers teed it up in stroke play competition in the hopes of earning an opportunity to advance into the traditional match play rounds which begin Wednesday morning for the low 64 players.

The pristine conditions of Oakland Hills Country Club allowed the players to shoot low scores in the opening round of the Championship. Leading the way shooting 66 was Brian Hayward (Grand Rapids) and a 67 by Spencer Slade (Saline).

When asked about his round Monday, Slade replied “I hit all the fairways and had good looks at each green; these greens are in tremendous condition.”

Hayward, who tied for third place at last week’s Michigan Open, is leading the 101st Michigan Amateur Championship.

“I played really well today and I putted well. The course is in great shape. You have to hit your tee shots in the fairways and you have to know how to putt these severe greens. They are very tricky to read but in tremendous shape.”

The Michigan Amateur, considered the "major" amateur golf in the region, is also the oldest golf tournament in the state featuring the best amateur golfers in the state. To be eligible, a player must be an amateur golfer with a USGA Handicap Index of 5.4 or less.

Fifteen qualifiers were held to select the players to advance to the tournament this week at Oakland Hills CC – The North Course. While many state championships have become stroke play competitions, the Michigan Amateur, remains true to its roots playing two days of stroke play to determine the match play field –- the same traditional match play format that's used to this day to determine the best amateur champions even at the national level.

Round two begins Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. off both hole No. 1 and hole No. 10 at Oakland Hills CC. Tuesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m.; the match play field of 64 players will be determined.

Michigan Amateur Championship Day 1 Scoring
Monday June 18; Bloomfield Township, Mich.
Brian Hayward, Grand Rapids 33-33-66
Spencer Slade, Saline 35-32-67
Bill Zylstra, Dearborn Heights 35-33-68
Brett Quitiquit, Highland 33-36-69
Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills 34-35-69
Steve McKalko, Troy 34-35-69
Dan Ellis, Negaunee 35-34-69
Ken Hudson, Bloomfield Hills 33-37-70
Austin Eccleton, Jackson 35-35-70
Zach Preuss, Rochester Hills 36-34-70
Michael Zausmer, West Bloomfield 36-34-70
Alex Jones, DeWitt 35-35-70
Tom Werkmeister, Kentwood 34-36-70
Casey Baker, Ann Arbor 34-37-71
Mark Foster, Davison 36-35-71
Anthony Sorentino, Rochester Hills 37-34-71
Evan Bowser, Dearborn 34-37-71
Nick Cunningham, Grand Blanc 36-35-71
Brett Hudson, Bloomfield Hills 34-37-71
Aaron Knutson, Lake Orion 34-37-71
Patrick Colburn, Traverse City 37-35-72
Kasey Hocquard, Cheboygan 36-36-72
Eric Spencer, Bloomfield Hills 38-34-72
Matt Ostby, Mount Morris 37-35-72
Nathan Clark, Charlotte 38-34-72
Scott Strickland, Birmingham 36-36-72
Tom Gieselman, Commerce Twp. 35-37-72
Brad Bastion, Clinton Twp. 37-35-72
Matt Paterini, Saline 37-35-72
Brian Burt, Lansing 34-38-72
Mike Ignasiak, Saline 39-34-73
Phil Gieseker, Saline 36-37-73
Tommy Conway, Brighton 41-32-73
Brian Donohoe, Rochester Hills 36-37-73
Nathan Gonring, Lambertville 35-38-73
Nick Sears, Clio 35-38-73
Robert Marsh, Bay City 39-34-73
Justin Sokol, Bloomfield Hills 37-36-73
Bryan Bishop, Grand Rapids 37-36-73
Joey Garber, Petoskey 36-37-73
Charlie Green, Ann Arbor 37-37-74
Hunter McDonald, Franklin 37-37-74
Austin Hill, Troy 34-40-74
Ian Harris, Bloomfield Hills 37-37-74
Andrew Brace, Portland 37-37-74
Drew Preston, Ada 38-36-74
Pete Walz, Jackson 37-37-74
Steve Goldstein, Ann Arbor 38-36-74
Chet Vandenberg, Martin 37-37-74
Dov Lustig, West Bloomfield 38-36-74
Andrew Chapman, Traverse City 35-39-74
Christopher Rogers, Traverse City 36-38-74
Scott Kugler, Kalamazoo 38-36-74
David Hall, Birmingham 36-38-74
Steve Fedewa, Ypsilanti 36-38-74
Rick Crandall, Fenton 37-37-74
Rod Sowders, Harrison Twp. 37-37-74
Erik Schleicher, Grosse Pte Shores 37-37-74
Jarred Barley, Tipton 35-39-74
Curt Brown, Howell 36-38-74
Patrick Cansfield, Port Huron 35-39-74
Allen Mitchell, Swartz Creek 38-36-74
Jared Dalga, Kentwood 38-36-74
Nick Dennis, Waterford 38-37-75
Chad Gehres, Brighton 41-34-75
Jeff Hannigan, Birmingham 39-36-75
Charlie Olson, Suttons Bay 39-36-75
Matthew Brady, Rochester 37-38-75
Alex Dombrowski, Gaylord 39-36-75
Bradley Kozinski, Novi 39-36-75
Brian Miller, Lake Orion 41-34-75
Michael Castleforte, Birmingham 39-36-75
Alexander LaSerra, Jackson 38-37-75
Rick Herpich, Orchard Lake 38-37-75
Timothy Coffey, Midland 36-39-75
Pat Bingaman, Grand Blanc 38-37-75
Larry Sterling Jr., Shelby Twp. 38-37-75
Chris Mory, Haslett 37-38-75
Jimmy Dewling, Brighton 38-37-75
Sean Hickey, Farmington 38-37-75
Randy Lewis, Alma 37-38-75
David Vaclav, Flat Rock 37-38-75
Steve Nichols, East Lansing 38-37-75
Josh Heinze, Canton 36-39-75
Kory Roberts, Battle Creek 37-38-75
Tom Sullivan, Grosse Pointe 37-38-75
Michael Dennis, Tecumseh 40-35-75
Jake Losey, Grandville 35-40-75
Danny Bellus, Jackson 40-39-76
Brian Tischler, Ypsilanti 37-39-76
Jim Barnes, Sylvan Lake 38-38-76
Greg Reynolds, Grand Blanc 39-37-76
Austin Kreger, St. Clair Shores 37-39-76
Drew DeMarti, Sterling Heights 41-35-76
Lucas Belanger, Clarkston 35-41-76
Kirk Deyer, Rockford 39-37-76
Kyle Rodes, Plymouth 39-37-76
Glenn Piot Jr., Canton 37-39-76
Max Kollin, Farmington Hills 39-37-76
Lucas Trierweiler, Plainwell 39-37-76
Alex Zeoli, Rochester Hills 36-40-76
Donnie Trosper, Canton 40-36-76
Jack Garswood, Trenton 39-37-76
Jacob Thompson, Davison 38-38-76
Bill O’Connor, Birmingham 38-38-76
Tyler Robinson, Haslett 40-36-76
Bryan Carpenter, Allen Park 38-38-76
Wes Gates, Novi 38-38-76
Dylan Peterson, Hancock 38-39-77
Scott Petrovich, W. Bloomfield 38-39-77
David Praet, Oakland Twp 38-39-77
Bobby Thomas, Tecumseh 39-38-77
Casey Olsen, Okemos 38-39-77
Andrew Dobbins, Albion 36-41-77
Tyler Polulak, DeWitt 40-37-77
Nikolaj Brons-Piche, Traverse City 40-37-77
Jerry Gunthorpe, Ovid 39-38-77
Jack Rider, Vicksburg 38-39-77
Johnny Fortuna, Bloomfield Hills 37-40-77
Dieter Schulz, Fort Gratiot 38-39-77
Gates Muller, Traverse City 36-42-78
Josh Mitroka, Riverview 40-38-78
Reid Dean, Webberville 41-37-78
Joshua Bauer, Waterford 39-39-78
Dan Wood, Waterford 38-40-78
Martin Predmesky, Mt. Pleasant 41-37-78
Zachary Mick, Shelby Twp. 42-36-78
Greg Davies, W. Bloomfield 41-38-79
Dennis Kane, Richland 39-40-79
Michael Coriasso, Grand Blanc 38-41-79
Tommy Ronk, Clarkston 40-39-79
Tom Yurmanovic, Dearborn 37-42-79
James Uelmen, Ferndale 41-38-79


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