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GOLF ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

Past Michigan Amateur Champion wins Boyne Tournament of Champions

 

July 28, 2010                                                                                   Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Hygh, 517-582-3414

                Erin Ernst 1-800-GO-BOYNE

 

MATTHEW WINS BOYNE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORT- Andy Matthews, of Ada erased a four shot deficit over the final three holes to win the Boyne Tournament of Champions. Matthews, 30, is a seasoned Canadian Tour professional and was trailing 15-year old Henry Do of Ypsilanti when the storybook ending for a sophomore in high school competing with Michigan’s best golfers turned into a putting nightmare.

 

Do shook the Michigan golfing community by shooting a 10-under par 62 in Tuesday’s  second round. He started the final round with a two-stroke advantage over LPGA Tour player Allison Fouch and a three stroke lead over Matthews. That lead was expanded to four shots as the final group headed to the fateful last three holes.

 

“I was kind of nervous, “ Do said. “I told myself to be confident and just make pars until a birdie situation became available.”  The five-foot four-inch Do did just that and was 11-under sailing into the 16th hole. He proceeded to three put 16 while Matthews birdied. That two stroke swing left him with a two stroke lead heading to the par 3 17th. Do three putted again on 17 to take a one shot lead into the final hole.

 

On the par 5 18th, Do and Matthews both laid up and hit wedges for their third shots landing well below the hole. Do’s putter finally kicked in but to Matthews advantage as Do nearly missed while showing Matthews the line. Matthews made the 35-footer for birdie to get to 9-under. Do missed his two footer for par and a chance for a playoff.

 

“I was stunned when Henry missed,” Matthews said. “I got a great look from his putt. I feel for Henry. We’ve all been there and he will grow from the experience.

 

The Tournament of Champions is a unique event pitting men, women, juniors and seniors together on Boyne Mountain’s Alpine course. The men play from the back tees at 6,938 yards, the senior men and high schoolers play from 6,562 yards and the women play from 5,898 yards.

 

Matthews was the low man, Fouch the low woman at 6 under, Dave Kendall was the low senior at 5 under and Do was the low amateur at 7 under.

 

The tournament started with 111 players and was reduced to 71 and ties after the second round. The purse is $55,000 and the Matthew’s share is $10,000.

#

 

1st

Andy Matthews

Ada

65

72

70

207

$10,000.00

2nd

Henry Do-A

Ypsilanti

72

62

75

209

3rd

Allison Fouch

Grand Rapids

68

68

74

210

$4,750.00

4th

Brandon Cigna

Novi

73

67

71

211

$2,750.00

 

Dave Kendall

Kendall Academy of Golf

68

73

70

211

$2,750.00

6th

Scott Hebert

Grand Traverse Resort  Spa

73

67

72

212

$1,400.00

 

Andrew Ruthkoski

Muskegon

67

71

74

212

$1,400.00

8th

Brian Cairns

Fox Hills Golf  Banquet Ctr

67

74

72

213

$950.00

 

Lee Houtteman

Grand Traverse Resort  Spa

71

69

73

213

$950.00

 

Dan Olsen

College Town Development Co

70

73

70

213

$950.00

 

Scott Brotebeck

The Jewel of Grand Blanc

72

72

69

213

$950.00

12th

Tom Harding

Kendall Academy of Golf

70

73

71

214

$726.67

 

Korey Mahoney

Thomsponville

73

71

70

214

$726.67

 

Kirk Scheerhorn

Wuskowhan Players Club

72

70

72

214

$726.67

Jeff Champine-A

Rochester Hills

72

73

69

214

$750.00

16th

Jared Dalga-A

Grand Rapids

67

76

72

215

$440.00

Martin Jeppesen II-A

Ypsilanti

67

75

73

215

$440.00

18th

John DalCorobbo

Prairie View Golf Club

72

70

74

216

$670.00

 

Steven Cuzzort

Grosse Ile

71

71

74

216

$670.00

 

Gary Smithson

Thousand Oaks Golf Club

72

71

73

216

$670.00

 

Randy Erskine

Great Oaks Country Club

73

72

71

216

$670.00

 

Jordan Young

Fox Hills Learning Center

70

72

74

216

$670.00

 

Suzanne GreenRoebuck

Ann Arbor

72

73

71

216

$670.00

 

John Pershern

Oakland Univ Golf  Learning

73

72

71

216

$670.00

25th

Ron Beurmann

Country Club of Jackson

69

75

73

217

$630.00

John French-A

Bloomfield Hills

72

72

73

217

$410.00

27th

Stacy Olson

Thornapple Pointe

73

66

79

218

$580.00

 

Albert Kuhn

Uncle Als Putt and Play

71

73

74

218

$580.00

 

Connie Ross

St Joseph

72

75

71

218

$580.00

 

Bill Mory

Meridian Sun Golf Club

71

71

76

218

$580.00

 

Kyle Murphy

Muskegon Country Club

71

73

74

218

$580.00

 

Bob Ackerman

Bob Ackerman Golf

75

72

71

218

$580.00

 

Jerry Roman

Hidden River Golf  CC

69

75

74

218

$580.00

 

Robert Makoski

Grosse Ile Golf  CC

70

77

71

218

$580.00

35th

Jeffrey Cuzzort

Grosse Ile

72

74

73

219

$525.00

 

Jeff Gniewek

Knollwood Country Club

76

67

76

219

$525.00

David Hall-A

Brimingham

71

75

73

219

$390.00

38th

Bradley Dean

Crystal Mountain Resort

73

71

76

220

$505.00

 

Frank McAuliffe

Ann Arbor Country Club

74

76

70

220

$505.00

David DeMarois-A

Brighton

71

71

78

220

Steve Maddalena-A

Jackson

72

73

75

220

$360.00

Mike Raymond-A

Jackson

70

74

76

220

$360.00

43rd

Joe Pollack

Boulder Creek GC

75

72

74

221

$465.00

 

Ron English

Charlotte Country Club

74

75

72

221

$465.00

 

Sean Winters

Bloomfield Hills Country Club

79

72

70

221

$465.00

Luigi Spadafora-A

Milford

73

73

75

221

$330.00

 

John Seltzer

The Polo Fields GCCAnn Arbor

70

75

76

221

$465.00

 

Steve Wells

Hampshire CC

74

72

75

221

$465.00

 

Christopher Johnson

Thousand Oaks Golf Club

73

69

79

221

$465.00

50th

Dan Ellis-A

Negaunee

77

69

76

222

$310.00

51st

Chris Mory-A

Haslett

71

76

76

223

$290.00

 

Barry Redmond

Boyne USA Resorts

73

73

77

223

$420.00

 

John Nolan

Van Dyke Sport Center

72

73

78

223

$420.00

 

Ian Ziska

Manistee Natl Golf  Resort

73

72

78

223

$420.00

55th

Tommy Valentine

Life Member

80

70

74

224

$395.00

 

Jamie Wiest

DeWitt Golf Center

72

75

77

224

$395.00

57th

Charles Pasco

Plum Hollow Country Club

75

73

77

225

$365.00

 

Mark Zelazny

Dearborn Country Club

73

75

77

225

$365.00

Frank McAuliffe-A

Ann Arbor

76

72

77

225

$270.00

 

Josh Fryer

Franklin Hills Country Club

76

75

74

225

$365.00

 

Theodore Kondratko

Life Member

74

76

75

225

$365.00

62nd

Andrew Mogg

King Par Golf

77

72

77

226

$335.00

 

Mark Hill

Traverse City Golf Center

75

73

78

226

$335.00

64th

Andrew Bethune

Saginaw Valley St University

74

75

78

227

$310.00

 

Larry Mancour

Life Member

75

74

78

227

$310.00

 

Kenneth Allard

Detroit Golf Club

77

72

78

227

$310.00

67th

Michael Sequite-A

Marshall

75

76

78

229

$250.00

68th

Joseph Szmadzinski-A

Northville

71

80

79

230

$230.00

69th

Agim Bardha

Red Run Country Club

75

74

83

232

$290.00

 

 

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