EAST LANSING, MI – 162 Michigan PGA Professionals will tee it up at the Hawk Hollow Properties in East Lansing August 29th through the 31st for the Michigan PGA Professional Championship. Ron Beurmann of Jackson is the defending champion. The Championship is a 54-hole event. In addition to naming a champion the top 11 finishers are exempt for the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship.
“It was good to see Ron play so well last year,” Michigan PGA Executive Director, Kevin Helm said. “He is up against the best competition in the state and I am looking forward to seeing how he will defend.”
Beurmann will have 10-additional past champions in the 2011 field including four time winner Scott Hebert, Joe Pollack, Brian Cairns, Tom Harding, Steve Brady, Bob Makoski, Barry Redmond, Jack Seltzer, John Traub and Randy Erskine.
There is a cut after 36-holes of competition. Players in the top 70 positions and ties will be vying for a piece of the $48,000 purse. The winner’s share is $7,000.
“We’re proud to host the championship and house the Michigan PGA Headquarters at our complex” Alex Coss, General Manager of Hawk Hollow Properties said. “PGA Professionals add so much to the game of the golf on the consumer level. It’s a privilege to have them playing here on our Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye golf courses.”
The Michigan PGA Championship is open to the public. There is no admission charge. Players will be on both courses between 8am and 6pm the first two rounds/. The final round is played at Eagle Eye starting at 8am and concluding around 2pm. Live scoring can be found at www.michigan.pga.com. Media contact is Tim Hygh at 517-582-3414.