White Holds 1-Stroke Lead at Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open
ACME – The 103rd Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open continued Tuesday with the second round at The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
Caledonia’s Brett White remains atop the leaderboard after carding a 2-under 70 Tuesday, and leads fellow Caledonia resident and Ferris State alum Ben Cook by a stroke following Cook’s 4-under 68 second round.
Ben VanScoyk of Grand Rapids is two strikes back in third, while Reed Hrynewich, 2019 Michigan Open champion Eric Lilleboe and Traverse City amateur Patrick Colburn are tied for fourth at 5-under. Colburn recorded a 5-under 67 Tuesday.
“I got off to a good start and that was nice, especially after yesterday, you had the P.M. round and then you have to get up early, it’s kind of a quick turnaround,” White said. “Got off to a good start and, yeah I kind of held on towards the end, leaking oil a little bit but overall another day under par, I’ll take it. We’re not getting any rain so it’s only going to get firmer and faster, they were about a half step quicker. Only expect it to get better the course is in great shape and I only expect it to get better.”
Traverse City Golf and Country Club PGA Professional Scott Hebert is in a six-way tie for seventh at 4-under, joining Traverse City’s Randall Hutchinson. The two have combined to win seven Michigan Open titles since 1997.
Former PGA and Web.com Tour professional Doug LaBelle II of Mt. Pleasant made the cut, finishing at 1-under Tuesday to sit at 1-over after two days.
The 103rd edition of the Michigan Open Championship features the tournament’s largest-ever purse of $115,000.
The 72-hole, four-day tournament continues at 8 a.m. Wednesday.