September 21st, 2013 marked the Michigan PGA Junior Tour’s third event of its 2013 Fall Series. Held at Country Club of Lansing, it was a perfect day for golf with some exciting scores. Coming in first for the Boys 16-18 division was Austin Carter of Port Sanilac, Michigan. Austin followed a front nine 38 with an impressive 33 on the back to finish one under on the day with a 71. Jeffrey Clemence Jr. of Highland finished second with 74 and Josh Dirlam of Spring Arbor took third with a 76.
For the Boys 13-15 Division, Joshua Jeffords of Onsted finished first with a five over round of 77. There was a three way tie for second, as Abhinav Alurri, Avry Freel, and Brady Dice all shot 79. To break the tie we had a scorecard playoff, resulting in Avry Freel, from Cedarville, finishing second and Brady Dice, from Clarkston, finishing third.
We would like to thank all of the players from Saturday’s event for coming out to compete, as well as our rules official and PGA staff members for making this a successful tournament. We would also like to thank Country Club of Lansing, especially their Director of Golf, John Lindert, for helping to coordinate course setup and making sure the event ran as smooth as possible. The course was in spectacular shape and we hope to be back for years to come.
September 28th, 2013 was the date of our final event this fall. Boys from around the state competed at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, MI, in what turned out to be an exciting tournament with some of the best scores we have seen all year. For our Boys 16-18 division, our top finisher was Jeffrey Clemence Jr. with a score of 69. Jeffrey, a resident of Highland and member at Prestwick Village, also secured his spot as the Boys 16-18 Fall Series Player of the Year with his win on Saturday. Charlie Bolton, of Grosse Pointe Shores, finished 2nd with a 2 over round of 74 and Garrett Freismuth, of Grosse Pointe Woods, finished 3rd with a 3 over round of 75.
The Boys 13-15 division also produced some great scores. Brandon Petzak, a resident of Ypsilanti, finished 1st with a 4 over round of 76. Caleb Nichols, of Bruce, finished 2nd with an 81. We had a three-way tie for 3rd place, with Abhinav Alluri, Malik Jawad, and Saahith Mummadi all shooting 83. Malik Jawad, of Dearborn Heights, won the scorecard playoff and is recognized as the 3rd best finisher. Abhinav, who was still awarded 3rd place points, secured his spot as the Boys 13-15 Fall Series Player of the year.
We would like to thank Prestwick Village Golf Club for their help with the event. We would especially like to thank their head professional, Brent Goulding, for his support in helping to make a successful tournament. The course was in pristine condition and we hope to be back in years to come.
Overall, we had a great Fall Series this year. For that, we would like to thank Prestwick Village Golf Club, Country Club of Lansing, The Lochmoor Club, and Oakland University. Each facility was in great shape and the staffs at each course were extremely helpful. Thank you to all of the players and parents for coming out. We appreciate your support and look forward to your participation in the 2014 season. And again, congratulations to Jeffrey Clemence Jr. and Abhinav Alluri for winning the Fall Series Player of the Year for their respective divisions.