Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Hosts Round One of Michigan Open Championship
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY – The Michigan Open Championship began Monday at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
One hundred and fifty-six of the best golfers in the state came to Grand Traverse County to compete on the Bear course.
Fenton’s Darren Husse sits in first after carding a 4-under 68.
Ferris State freshman and Suttons Bay graduate is tied for sixth with a 2-under 70.
Pierce Morrissey, a recent graduate of Big Rapids High School, earned a birdie on the first hole. He went on to shoot a 93 on the day.
Also on the 12th hole, Barrett Kelpin was able to get par and he finished even with a 72 in the first round.
The golf professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Mark Hill shot a 78 to finish at 8 over.
Randy Hutchison, who is also from Traverse City, competed Monday afternoon. He birdied the first and 15th holes and finished at 2 over with a 74 on the day.
Six-time PGA champion and Ferris State University alumnus, Scott Hebert, shot a 77 in the first round and finished in a tie for 57th.
“This is where it should be. I mean, this is championship golf in Northern Michigan. A lot of history here with the Bear and the Grand Traverse Resort, so it is a great test. It is too bad about the weather, but Paul will do a great job getting everything dried out and we will get playing tomorrow,” said Scott Hebert, the golf professional at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club.
Tee times begin Tuesday morning at 8:00.