Ruffino captures medalist honors at the Rocket Mortgage Pre Qualifier

Dearborn, MI – Francesco Ruffino ,professional from Bloomfield Hills, MI took home the medalist honors in fine fashion by shooting a course record tying 63 in the Rocket Mortgage Pre Qualifier at TPC of Michigan on Wednesday.

Francesco said he knew the course record was 63 from his previous years as a member at the TPC course and had a good look on the last hole that he left just short. He joins a distinguished list tying Tom Kite, Allen Doyle, Jim Colbert and Hubert Green, who all shot 63 when TPC Michigan hosted the Ford Senior Players Championship.

A total of 29 players at (-1) under par 71 or better will move on to the Monday Qualifier at The Orchards Golf Club, where 4 from there will advance to the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 27-30. These 29 players will compete against players that have current status on the, Champions Tour and 2018 – 2019 PGA Tour members.

Cody Haughton, PGA Professional from Red Run Golf Club recorded an ace at the par 3 fourth hole on his way to a (-6) under par round of 66. Cody advances to Monday and will join 3 other Michigan PGA Professionals : Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & CC, John Seltzer, Seltzer Golf School and Brian Cairns from the Fox Hills Learning Center. Scott, John and Brian received an exemption into Monday by finishing top 3 in the 2018 Michigan PGA Section Player of the Year Race.

They all hope to capture 1 of the 4 spots and join PGA Life Member Lee Houtteman from Glen Arbor, who received an exemption into the Rocket Mortgage Classic by winning the 2018 Michigan PGA Section Championship.

For complete results from the Pre- Qualifer click HERE

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