Final 16 in Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at the Country Club of Lansing

  LANSING, MI – The Michigan PGA Section Match Play Championship presented by the PGA Tour will be decided Tuesday and Wednesday at the Country Club of Lansing.

  The final 16 golfers have advanced from chapter or senior organization match play rounds to battle at the Country Club of Lansing for the Jim Picard Trophy and $3,200 first-place prize out of a $15,200 purse.

  Five-time champion Brian Cairns of Fox Hills Learning Center in Plymouth (2014, ’13, ’11, ’10, 1997) leads the field among four former champions in this year’s final 16. The other past champions are 2012 winner Lee Houtteman PGA Life Member from Cedar, 2017 champion Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club and 2015 champion Kyle Martin of the Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods.

  Other notables in the final 16 include the 2018 runner up Kyle Wittenbach, golf coach at Ferris State University and the 2015 Michigan PGA Champion Dan Urban from Gull Lake Country Club.   Round of 16 matches and the quarterfinal round will be played on Tuesday, with the semifinals and championship match on Wednesday.

  Country Club of Lansing has a time-tested championship golf course for such a field, and at the same time is family oriented and offers a full range of amenities, including a driving range, tennis courts, fitness facility, swimming and dining.

   Founded in 1908, The Lansing Golf Club was formed by a group of 17 men. In 1920 members acquired 160 acres of land that adjoined the club and Langford, a nationally known golf course architect of the time, was commissioned to develop the new course layout.  The Chicago Park Builders were engaged to construct the course, and the new clubhouse which was designed by Samuel Butterworth.  In 1921 a new opening and a new name emerged – the Country Club of Lansing.

  In 1999 a $7 million renovation to the clubhouse helped the club continue to provide a traditional country club lifestyle for its membership, their families and guests. The course plays to a maximum of 6,889 yards from the championship tee positions.

  John Lindert is the director of golf and Drew Peddie the superintendent. Find out more about the Country Club of Lansing at 

  The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.

  Justin Phillips of the Michigan PGA is the tournament director, and he can be reached at 517-641-7421 or  Gallery is welcome free of charge.

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