Forest Akers West Hosting GAM Junior Invitational Championship

EAST LANSING – Forest Akers West, home to the successful Michigan State University golf teams, is once again hosting the top junior boy and girl golfers in the state for the 10th GAM Junior Invitational Championship on Saturday and Sunday.

  The elite field will play 36 holes of stroke play over the two days to determine a boy and girl overall champion as well as winners in the 15-and-under division. The players were invited by the GAM based on performances in GAM championships and a variety of other state and national competitions.

  Forest Akers has two golf courses, East and West, and both were redesigned by Michigan State alum and highly regarded golf course designer Arthur Hills in 1992. The West plays from 5,278 yards to 7,013 yards with five tee positions and hosts the Big Ten home competition for the Spartans.

  Bryan Harris, a PGA professional, is the general manager and Ron Lewis is the superintendent. Learn more at

  The players in the field are familiar with the Forest Akers properties, which have hosted several GAM junior events as well as high school state championship tournaments over the years.

  Last year’s two champions, Lorenzo Pinili of Rochester Hills and Lauren Timpf of Macomb, are returning to defend, as are the 15-and-under winners from a year ago, Connor Fox of Lake Orion and Alena Li of Okemos.

  Justin Sui of Lake Orion, Sophie Stevens of Highland, Will Preston of Grand Rapids, and Ieuan Jones of Ann Arbor are other past winners of the overall title or 15-and-under competition who are competing.