Unique Woodside Golf Course Hosting Third GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship

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  EAST LANSING – Woodside Golf Course is one of a handful of 12-hole golf courses in the country designed to appeal to, among others, those who seek a course that takes less time to play, those beginning the game and those who perhaps seek a less physically demanding experience.

  The Hawk Hollow Golf Property, which also features the popular Eagle Eye, Hawk Hollow and Timber Ridge course in the area, proved to be a perfect spot for the first and second GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championships for boys and girls.

 The third edition of the tournament is being presented by Pepsi Monday and Tuesday.

  Woodside, previously a nine-hole facility, added three holes in 2014 designed by Eagle Eye’s renowned architect Chris Lutzke. It stretches over 146 acres along Wood Road featuring hardwoods that frame generous fairways. The 12 Woodside holes can typically be played in less than 3 hours.

  A field of 28 boys and 20 girls will play in the tournament, which combines stroke play and match play. After 12 holes of stroke-play qualifying Monday morning, players will be seeded into match-play flights. Players will play three matches against other players of similar ability levels through Tuesday afternoon to determine champions.

  Ada’s Joe Murdock and Goodrich’s Jolie Brochu won last year’s championship flights but are now 15 and not in this year’s field.  Murdock turned back Ieuan Jones of Ann Arbor 2-up in the boys final, and Brochu topped Kate Brody of Grand Blanc 2 and 1 in the final girls match. Jones and Brody are in the field once again.

 -Greg Johnson [email protected]