Janson, Wilks-Krier win hard fought Winston Collection Senior Junior Championship

Battle Creek, MI – Battle Creek Country Club was the site of the 2016 Winston Collection Senior Junior Championship. The field consisted of 30 teams, made up of one Senior (age 50 plus) and one junior (age 49 and under) all playing 36 holes of best ball.

After the first round of 18 in the morning we had a tie at 64 (-8) between the duo of Lynn Janson from Hastings Country Club and Patrick Wikes-Krier from the Kendall Academy and the team of Clark Peterson and Jim Troy, both from the Golf Performance Academy in Portage ,MI.

After a break for lunch the teams headed back out onto the course for their second 18 holes of the day. Things really took off during the last 18 holes, especially between the leaders. Peterson and Troy eagled the par 5 hole 9 and fired a 30 (-6) on the front 9 to open up a 3 stroke lead on Janson and Wilkes-Krier. Things got even more interesting on the back 9 when Janson and Wilkes-Krier took eagle on the par 5 hole 10. The teams traded pars and birdies for almost the remainder of the round until the teams came up to the tee on 18. The team of Peterson and Troy played a very solid hole and took a par that kept them in the hunt for first place. That was until Wilkes-Krier launched a drive just short of the green on 18 and his second shot was chipped up and lipped out for eagle, allowing him and Janson to tap in for birdie and take the tournament by just 1 stroke.

There was plenty of other happenings going on at the tournament besides what was going on in the leaders group. Charles Pullen of Orchard Hills made a hole in 1 on the 200 yard, par 3, hole 16. Pullen was very excited about the ace and said that it was the first in his life.

A very big thank you goes out to Battle Creek Country Club for hosting the event and providing excellent meals to the players and staff.  The golf course was in excellent condition and provided a great venue for this Championship.

Another thank you goes out to the sponsor of the event, Winston Collection, for continuing their support of this event and the Michigan PGA Section Tournament program. Mark Jenkins was onsite to display all the latest products from the Winston Collection.

Congratulations, once again, to Lynn Janson and Patrick Wilkes-Krier for winning and extremely hard fought Winston Collection Senior Junior Championship!

For final results and payout click HERE

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