Pershern / Martin win the 2016 Sterling Cut Glass / Bushnell Golf Pro Assistant Championship

Birmingham ,MI – It took one extra hole for the team of Head Professional John Pershern and his Assistant Kyle Martin from the Lochmoor Club to win the 2016 Sterling Cut Glass / Bushnell Golf Pro Assistant Championship on Monday at Birmingham Country Club, giving them their second Pro – Assistant victory.

A large field of 48 teams competed Monday in this 36 hole best ball format made up of one Professional and one Assistant Professional from the same facility. Professionals with multiple Assistants had the option once again to bring and team with each of those Assistants.

After the morning round we had 2 teams tied at the top with rounds of (-8) under par 64 ,the team from Flint Golf Club with Professional Scott Brotebeck and his Assistant Nick Sears along with the team from Meadowbrook Country Club with professional Frank McAuliffe and Assistant Professional Travis Dodson.

Sitting only one shot back after round 1 it did not take long for the team of Pershern and Martin to get things going as they made eagle on their first hole of the afternoon round. This par 5 first  hole at Birmingham Country Club seemed to be the difference maker as they made eagle there in round one as well, picking up skins in both rounds.

The second round score of 64 for the team of Pershern and Martin which included a birdie at the last put them at  (-15 under) 129 total. The team of McAuliffe and Dodson continued their fine play as the followed up their morning round of 64 with a 65 in the afternoon and a 129 total ,tied for the lead.

 These two teams went back for what would be only one extra hole to decide the winner.  With his Assistant Kyle Martin in close about 4 feet from the hole John Pershern was able to roll in his 15 foot birdie putt to clinch the victory as both Travis and Frank were unable to hit the green.

This victory gives John and Kyle their second Michigan PGA Pro – Assistant Championship title as they won this event in 2014 at Knollwood Country Club.

Thank you to Birmingham Country Club for their hospitality and hosting the event. Everyone really enjoyed the golf course and it was great to be able to have an event here after the recent renovations.

We would also like to thank our sponsors of this event Sterling Cut Glass and Bushnell Golf. They are both long time supporters of the Michigan PGA and have both sponsored this event the last two years. Thank you to Steve Rentschler from Sterling Cut Glass and Tim Grombala for their support and for being on site Monday.

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