Polo Fields Country Club's Head Pro Leads Michigan PGA

EAST LANSING - John Seltzer of Ann Arbor held on to his lead after two rounds of the 54-hole Michigan PGA Professional Championship at Hawk Hollow Properties. Seltzer, 31, of Ann Arbor followed his record breaking opening round eight under 64 with a solid three under 69 and has a two shot lead over Ron Beurmann of Jackson.

Seltzer’s 11-under par performance didn’t surprise him. 

“I wasn’t nervous today. It was really a boring round. I hit it very nice today I just couldn’t hit it as close as I did yesterday,” the Head Professional at the Polo Fields Country Club said.

Beurmann, the director of golf at Jackson Country Club knew he would have to go low today at Hawk Hollow after Seltzer set the record in round one.

“When you see someone go that low you better go for it too,” the 50-year-old veteran said. Beurmann opened the tournament with a two under 70 on the Eagle Eye course for a two round total of 135.

Seltzer’s Dad, John, won this championship in 1988 when it was played at Indianwood Golf and Country Club.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to have my name on the same trophies as my Dad. We both won the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship and it would be great to have both our names on this trophy too.”

Ian Ziska of Manistee National and Sean Winters of Bloomfield Hills Country club are tied for third at 138, five shots off the lead. Four-time defending champion Scott Hebert of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa shot a 1-under-par 71 at Hawk Hollow in the second round and finds  himself  tied for sixth place at 141.

The PGA Championship is played on the two championship courses at Hawk Hollow properties, Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye Golf Clubs. Hawk Hollow played nearly three shots easier than Eagle Eye during the first round but both courses had average scores of 76 after two rounds.

Seventy-one players made the 36-hole cut. They will play their final round Wednesday on the Eagle Eye course. The purse is  $50,000 purse. The winner’s share is $7,000. The public is welcome to attend. There is free parking and no admission.

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