Eight Teams Earn GAM Net Team Championship Finals Spots

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP – It took some playoffs to make it happen, but eight teams are headed to the finals in the 32nd GAM Net Team Championship presented by Michigan Golf Live held at Edgewood Country Club Monday.

  A field of 80 teams, or 160 golfers, including combinations of men, women and some family duos, played 18 holes with net four-ball scoring.

  The eight teams that emerged will play for the championship on Friday, Sept. 16, at Western Golf & Country Club.

  Brad Christians of Fountain and Joel Marquez of Rockford shot a net 12-under 59 to win the morning wave.

  Eric and Julie Kenar of Bloomfield Hills qualified for the finals for the second consecutive year with a 61 for the runner-up spot.

  Also moving on to the finals from the morning were Anthony Provenzola of Ypsilanti and Don Provenzola of Brighton, who shot 62, and Adam Golden of Fraser and Gerald Drouillard of Canton, who teamed up for a 63 and then won a two-hole playoff.

  Three teams tied with the low score of 63 in the afternoon wave and their order of finish was determined by a scorecard playoff because all three teams will move on to the finals.

  First went to the 63-shooting team of Matt Magnotte of Clinton Township and John Bonapace of Grosse Pointe Woods. They were one shot better on the back nine comparison to earn the top spot.

  Second went to Brian Morgan of Rochester and Tim Scollin of Auburn Hills, and third to Joe DeNino of Taylor and Bryon Scott of Farmington Hills.

  Joining the trio at 63 in making the finals was the 64-shooting ream of Michael Maiden of South Lyon and Austin New of Garden City. They won the spot on the second hole of a playoff.