McPherson Captures Michigan PGA Women’s Open

THOMPSONVILLE – Lindsey McPherson’s birdie putt on the 18th hole lifted the second-year professional from Flushing to a win at the 24th Michigan PGA Women’s Open at Crystal Mountain Resort’s Mountain Ridge course on Wednesday. 

McPherson bested Marissa Chow of Honolulu by a stroke. Chow had entered the final day of the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a one-shot lead but finished an even-par round on Wednesday, as McPherson shot 3-under for the day.

“I knew I had to make it. I’m not quite sure how I pulled the putter back, but somehow it happened, and I had the right line, and it went in,” McPherson said. “I think this is my eighth year playing in this tournament, so to get the win here, my first professional win here, it just means everything to me. I probably, that trophy won’t be going out of my sight any time soon."

McPherson took home $6,000 for the win.

Recent Glen Lake graduate and multi-time MHSAA Division 4 individual state champion Nichole Cox was the highest finishing northern Michigan golfer, concluding her tournament run tied in 64th at 17-over. Cox was the lone area golfer to make the cut.

Defending champion Suzy Green-Roebuck of Ann Arbor finished tied for 25th at 5-over.

McPherson will now turn her attention to this weekend’s Symetra Tour Tullymore Classic at Tullymore Golf Resort. McPherson is one of six golfers to participate in the tournament and won of four who played in the Michigan Women’s Open.