Hebert Captures 5th Michigan PGA Professional Champion

EAST LANSING, MI - Scott Hebert erased a two-shot deficit on the first hole of the final round of the Michigan PGA Professional Championship and went on to grab his fifth title in six years at Eagle Eye Golf Course. The Head Professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa shot a final round 67 and handily won by five-shots over Eric Dovre.

Dovre, the first and second round leader, faltered with a bogey on the first hole while Hebert was making birdie and his game plan suddenly changed from winning to watching. “That was a fast horse to catch,” Dovre said. “Shell-shocked is not the right word, but he came out firing and I was kind of right there with him but I made two bad swings for back-to-back double bogies (on No. 5 and 6 to finish a seven-shot swing on the leaderboard). Right then knew I wasn’t playing for first. It was like watching a Tour event; fairways, greens, no mistakes. Really a pleasure to be out there and watch that.” Dovre finished with a 74.

“I got off to a fast start for a change,” Hebert said of his four consecutive birdies. “I think that rattled Eric a bit. Those first four holes were the difference.” Hebert had a five-stroke lead by the sixth hole and played defensively from there in.

Only five players broke par in the final round including Brian Cairns with a 71. He finished third.

Hebert wins $6,500 for his efforts and an exemption into the PGA Professional Championship next year. A top 15 finish there can earn him a slot in the PGA Championship held June 24-27, 2012 at Bayonet and Black Horse, Seaside, CA.

Bovre, Joe Pollack, Dan Olsen, Lee Houtteman, John Seltzer, Ron Beurmann, Harry Dixon, Kevin Muir, Jack Seltzer, Bret Hartman, Tom Harding and Bob Ackerman also earned exemptions into the PNC.

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