Rehmann Match Play is July 8-9 at Hawk Hollow, Eagle Eye

Junior Tournament (July 21) entries and Fossum Scholarship applications are available

All City Championship is Aug. 4-6 at Forest Akers

  • Next on the tee for the Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association’s swing through summer is the Rehmann Team Match Play event, July 8-9, at Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye. Two-person teams will play 18 holes of best ball Saturday morning at Hawk Hollow to seed the eight-team brackets of match play that will start in the afternoon.

    Quarterfinal winners will return Sunday morning at Eagle Eye, and the six finalists will play for the Championship, 1st Flight and 2nd Flight titles in the afternoon.

    The entry fee for GLAGA members is $100 per player; nonmembers pay $120 per player. Carts and range balls are included both days.

  • GLAGA’s Junior Tournament – which will be held Friday, July 21, at Meridian Sun Golf Club in Haslett – is open to the children of GLAGA members. Any participant who will be 17 years or younger by July 20, 2017, qualifies as a “junior” for this event.  In addition, one who is 18 years of age but has not graduated from high school also qualifies as a “junior” for this tournament.

    Entry fees are $7 for under 10 (4 holes); $10 for ages 10-11 (9 holes); and $14 for ages 12-older (18 holes). Non-members can participate, but an additional $5 fee applies.

    There will be several flights in this one-day tournament based upon the age and gender of the participants.  For boys and girls under 10, a four-hole event will be held.  A nine-hole event will be conducted for boys and girls age 10 and 11.  For youth age 12 and older, the tournament will cover 18 holes in the following age brackets: 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18.  Participants can elect to play in an older age division.

    Click here for an entry form.

  • Coach Bruce Fossum Collegiate Golf Scholarship: The Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association once again will award up to $2,500 in academic scholarship monies to deserving Lansing area young men and women. The determined scholarship amount may be used to defray expenses at any accredited two or four-year college or university.

    * The Applicant must be either a graduating Class of 2017 high school senior in good standing or an enrolled student in an accredited college or university for the 2017 Fall Semester.

    * The Applicant must have or have had a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0.

    * The Applicant should have participated in high school golf, been part of a junior golf program, or be the child of an active GLAGA member.

    Click here for an application.

  • Last, but certainly not least, the annual All City Championship will be played Aug. 4-6 at Forest Akers. Entry fees for the 54-hole stroke play event are $125 for GLAGA members, $145 for nonmembers. Players will compete in Open, Women’s, Senior (50 and older) and Super Senior (65 and older) divisions. Carts and range balls are extra each day.

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Open championship winner Dan Ault will be a senior at Oakland University.


Ault, Borges emerge victorious in 2017 Mid-Michigan Match Play at The Emerald

MAPLE RAPIDS -- Congratulations to both Dan Ault and Edson Borges for their victories Sunday afternoon in the championship flight finals of the Open and Senior divisions, respectively, at The Emerald Golf Course.

Ault, who recently completed his junior season at Oakland University, defeated Christian Richard 2 & 1, while Borges defeated Jim Brija 1-up.

The victory was a redemption of sorts for the wily Borges, who two weeks ago let a first-round lead at the Spring Medal slip away at Timber Ridge.

"We'll chalk that one up as a learning experience," said Borges, as he calmly accepted his winner's prize. (Click here for a photo gallery of Sunday's winners.)

The runner-up finish for Brija was his second consecutive strong showing this season. He carded a 77 in the second round of the Spring Medal to capture top honors in the Senior 1st flight that day.

Meanwhile, in other finals matches on Sunday:

  • In what could be his GLAGA swan song before relocating this summer to Florida this summer, Smith Patterson outlasted a very determined Jim Jakubowski 1-up to win the Senior 1st flight title. For many years Patterson has been a jack of all trades for the association. His good humor, sense of sportsmanship, knowledge of the game -- and the GLAGA members -- will be genuinely missed;

  • GLAGA stalwart Karl Bohnhoff turned back Joe Allen, 2 & 1, to win the Senior 2nd flight;

  • Matt Forell, who won the Open 1st flight, 2 & 1, over Connor Shantz, also took home the tournament good guy award for turning in loose cash he found on the course during Sunday's finals.he 

Results from the semifinals, Open championship: Ault d. Blake Brogan, 1-up, Richard d. Trevor Raymond, 4 & 3. In the Open 1st flight, Shantz d. Zeke Fletcher, 2-up, Forell d. Alex Magee 2-up.

In the Senior championship semifinals, Borges d. Randy Mastin 1-up, Brija d. Doug Burt, 4 & 2. In the Senior 1st flight, Patterson d. Larry Meirndorf, 4 & 3, Jakubowski d. Andy Garza, 2 & 1. In the Senior 2nd flight semis, Bohnhoff d. Doug Barnes, 3 & 2, while Allen d. Matt Slocum, 7 & 6.

Here are the complete Mid-Michigan Match Play results from each bracket, including stroke play scores.

 Many thanks to all who participated and to all who helped make this a successful event, especially our friend and sponsor: Matt (Jersey Giant) Slocum.

The next two stops on the GLAGA tour are:

  • July 8-9, Rehmann Team Match Play (2-person event) @ Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye.
  • Aug. 4-6, All City Championship @ Forest Akers.

Our annual Junior Championship will be played this year at Meridian Sun on Friday, July 21.

As always, check www.glaga.org for tournament details and instructions how to sign up for future events.

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Pictured from left to right: Keith Kleimola (Open 1st Flight, runnerup), Jim Brija (Senior 1st Flight, winner),
GLAGA board member Doug Burt, Eric Prater (Senior 1st Flight, runnerup), Pete Salens (Open 1st Flight, winner).


Spring Medal results (at Timber Ridge) - Saturday/Sunday, May 20-21

Open / Championship Flight 

1, Tim Coffey – 72-74-146

2, Russ Cunningham – 77-70-147

3, Tony Keim – 76-77-153

Chad Hines – 76-82-158

Christian Richard – 76-82-158

John Blasius 75-84-159

Trent Tuttle  80-80-160

Dylan Leece  81-81-162

Trevor Raymond – 85-78-163

Pat McCarthy  82-91-173

Rhett Ried  85-99-184


Open / 1st Flight

1, Pete Salens – 88-81-169 (*won handicap hole tiebreaker)

2, Keith Kleimola – 86-83-169

3, Tyler Curtis – 86-85-171

Patrick Gillespie – 86-88-174

Scott Herzberg – 92-82-174

Craig Durham – 94-83-177

Jonathan Cook – 96-81-177

Alex Magee – 87-92-179

Sam Abood – 89-91-180

Kevin Folleth – 96-88-184

Dario Bongiorni – 96-92-188

Ashley Folleth – 101-108-209

Marc Protske – 111-109-220

 Senior / Championship Flight

1, Mike Tungate – 83-74-157

2, Edson Borges – 77-84-161

3, Mike Mason – 77-86-163

Steve Rivard – 84-84-168

Mark Pickering – 84-84-168

Dan Balogh – 84-84-168

Jerry Laban – 86-85-171

Chip Solomon – 85-93-178


Senior / 1st Flight

1, Jim Brija – 87-77-164

2, Eric Prater 87-80-167

Doug Burt – 89-89-178

Dooley Hord – 87-91-178

Paul Haddad – 91-93-184

Mike Fredbloom – 91-95-186

Gordie Shepherd – 97-96-193

Matt Slocum – 104-95-199

Emilio Gonzales – 121-121-242


Super Senior / Championship

Ron Clevenger – 86-88-174

Jim Downs – 93-94-187

Bill Dods – 95-94-189

Lou Klinger  95-95-190