Grand Rapids’ Weatherhead in Solo Lead After Round Two of Michigan Tournament of Champions
BOYNE FALLS — The Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions continued on Tuesday with round two and a new solo leader emerged with Sam Weatherhead, who holds a one-shot lead heading into Wednesday’s final round.
The 26-year-old from Grand Rapids surged to the top of the leaderboard after a second round performance of six under par.
Weatherhead holds the top spot with a tournament total score of nine under.
“To make those four birdies in the last five holes was really the thing I was fist-pumping, not necessarily the birdie on 18, but just to finish well. You know, it makes me feel good going into tomorrow,” said Weatherhead.
Ben Cook from Fort Pierce, Fla. had a solid day as well, shooting a round’s best seven under.
The 27-year-old moved up 28 spots and is currently tied for fourth going into the final round. Cook narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have vaulted him into a tie for second.
“You’re not going to make everything I mean, the stats show that even from eight feet it’s 50/50. So you’ve kind of got to take it with a grain of salt. Like, I chipped in once and then you miss a five footer it kind of balances,” said Cook.
The 2019 winner and defending champ Jeff Roth fell four spots on the leaderboard after shooting even on the day.