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Photo Gallery and story from Crystal Mountain
Sarah Burnham Sizzles, Wins Michigan PGA Women’s Open at Crystal Mountain
THOMPSONVILLE – Former Michigan State University star Sarah Burnham shot a sizzling 9-under 63 and ran away with the 27th Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship Wednesday on the Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain.
The 24-year-old second-year LPGA Tour player from Maple Grove, Minn., was just one shot short of the tournament and course record and totaled 18-under 198 to set a 54-hole scoring record for the championship. She was also 10 shots better than her three closest pursuers and won $6,500 of the $40,000 purse.
Burnham, who has won three mini-tour events this spring in Arizona and Florida, bounced in a 7-iron shot from 145 yards on the par 4 third hole for an eagle-2 and was off to the races with seven birdies and the eagle.
“I feel like I was a little lucky,” she said. “I felt like I was hitting it well, but when it went in for my eagle early I was just able to play comfortable and confident and try to shoot a great round.”
She was just one-shot short of the single-round scoring record 62 set in the first round of the 215 championship by Kimberly Dinh of Midland, but raced past the previous 54-hole tournament scoring record of 12-under, which was tied last year by winner Anika Dy of Traverse City.
Liz Nagel of DeWitt, another LPGA Tour player and the 2018 Michigan PGA Women’s Open champion, shot 68 for 8-under 208 and tied for second with Symetra Tour player and former Ohio State standout Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, who shot 70, and Emma Jandel, a former LPGA player from Sandy Springs, Ga., who shot 71.
Allie White, a Symetra Tour player from Athens, Ohio, shot 67 for 209 and fifth place.
Sarah Shipley of Hastings, a University of Kentucky golfer, was the low amateur in the championship with a 70 for 210. She tied for sixth place with LPGA player Kendall Dye of Edmond, Okla., who closed with a 67.
Burnham, who started the day with a one-shot lead on Nishtha Madan of Grand Rapids, had a five-shot lead by the eighth hole and continued to pull away with a 4-under 32 on the back nine.
“I knew how far ahead I guess I was at the turn, but I just was like, I'm here to play golf and I'm playing the golf course so let's see how well I can end up playing,” she said. “I didn't want any bad mistakes to happen so I just kept playing my game.”
She lauded the smooth greens at Crystal Mountain, which hosted the championship for the 18th consecutive year, and said it was great being back in Michigan with several of her former teammates and Big Ten friends in the field.
“It’s one of my biggest wins and I’m hoping it will bring me some confidence out on tour,” she said. “I hope to come back if it works in my schedule. This is my second time here at Crystal Mountain. I love it, I would actually want to come in the winter sometime, go skiing or snowboarding. It's so beautiful up here and the golf course is great as well.”
Nagel, another former Michigan State standout, said Burnham played an amazing tournament, and she was surprised to be tied for second.
“Got some of the rust off,” she said. “I haven’t played competitively since February, so it was good to be out and play and feel those competitive feelings. I think we’re all happy to be here considering the circumstances. I didn’t have my best stuff to keep up with Sarah, but she has been playing and winning on the Cactus Tour (Arizona) and in Florida so she was trending toward something like this.”
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Photo Gallery and story from the second round of the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain
Eagle Putt Powers Former MSU Star Sarah Burnham in Michigan PGA Women’s Open at Crystal Mountain
THOMPSONVILLE – Just when it looked like Sarah Burnham had lost her lead in the Michigan PGA Women’s Open at Crystal Mountain Tuesday, she rolled in a 20-foot eagle putt from the back fringe on the par 5 No. 18 hole of the Mountain Ridge course.
The former Michigan State star now playing on the LPGA Tour used the eagle to cap a 2-under 70 for a 9-under 135 total and one-shot lead on Nishtha Madan of Grand Rapids heading into Wednesday’s final round of the $40,000 championship.
“My putting was terrible today, but I was like, let’s see what I can do here on the last hole,” she said. “I’m like, let’s just knock it up on the green. It was on that back fringe maybe six inches and I was able to stroke that one well. It was super fun to finish like that.”
Madan, who just turned professional in May after graduating from Sacramento State University, rallied and held the lead late in the round with a 68. A native of India, she said the Grand Rapids address is just her latest stop in her nomadic lifestyle as a touring golf professional before going to LPGA Qualifying at the end of the year. And it is close to her boyfriend and caddie this week, former University of Michigan golfer and Muskegon native Reed Hrynewich, who she met when she lived in Arizona.
“I’m pretty happy with a 68,” she said. “I made a few mistakes here and there, but I recovered pretty well I think and just stayed in the moment and played steady golf. I’m happy with the way it turned out.”
Emma Jandel, a former LPGA Tour golfer from Sandy Springs, Ga., shot 67 with seven birdies to check in at 137, two behind Burnham, and former Ohio State University golfer turned professional, Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, shot 67 for 138.
Liz Nagel of DeWitt, the 2018 Michigan PGA Women’s Open champion and an LPGA Tour player, shot a second consecutive 70 for 140, and was tied for fifth with University of Kentucky golfer Sarah Shipley of Hastings, who shot 69.
The final round Wednesday will use a two-tee start with the final group of leaders going off No. 1 at 10 a.m.
Burnham said she made a lot of good shots in the second round, like when she shot 65 Monday, but she never felt comfortable with her putter.
“Yesterday they were pretty much all going in,” she said. “It was great, and then today – it’s just crazy how you can feel so uncomfortable over the putter. I’m glad that last one rolled in. I hope I can improve on that for tomorrow.”
Madan said she played the golf course and not against Burnham, who was in the same group and will be again in the final round.
“I’m playing my game and I feel like I’m really good at putting myself in that space and just focusing on myself,” she said. “She made that eagle putt, and I though great for her, more power to her.”
Madan’s second shot on No. 18 had rolled through the green just into the rough. She chipped past six feet on the eagle attempt, and missed the birdie putt to tap in for par.
“It was a good miss so I’ll take par on that hole,” she said. “I didn’t know I was in the lead. I was just trying to make good shots.”
Burnham said she wouldn’t have an game-plan changes for the final round.
“Just make more putts,” she said.
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Michigan PGA in support of Crystal Mountain.
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Story and photos from the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain
Former MSU Star Sarah Burnham Sets Pace in Michigan PGA Women’s Open
THOMPSONVILLE – Former Michigan State All-American Sarah Burnham of Maple Grove, Minn., continued a great spring, even though she has had to trek across the country to find tournaments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 24-year-old second-year LPGA Tour player shot an opening 7-under 65 Monday on the Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain to take a two-shot lead in the 27th Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship. The $40,000 54-hole championship continues through Wednesday.
Allie White of Athens, Ohio, a 30-year-old Symetra Tour player, shot 67, and Nishtha Madan, a native of India who played golf for Sacramento State University and now lives in Grand Rapids, shot 68.
“The greens were pure and it was fun to play them,” Burnham said after hitting a 50-degree wedge to one foot on No. 18 for a closing birdie. “It’s good to be playing back up north on the grass I’m used to playing.”
Burnham, awaiting the LPGA schedule to kick in, has been burning up the grass wherever she has played. Already this spring she has won three mini-tour tournaments, including two on the Cactus Tour in Arizona and one on the Eggland’s Best Tour in Florida.
“I was in Arizona and my parents live in Florida, so I was able to play pretty often and my game has been really good some weeks,” she said. “I’m gaining confidence, and I’ve been able to win and be in that pressure. I’m learning a lot.”
Her game looked confident Monday with eight birdies against just one bogey in her round.
“I was actually feeling kind of nervous to start out, but I chipped in on my first hole,” she said. “That was kind of fun. So, I felt like it might be a good day with that first hole.”
White, a former North Carolina University golfer in her seventh year as a professional, is playing in the Michigan PGA Women’s Open for the fourth time. She said the course has always found a way to get her in the past.
“I got it back a little today, and maybe I’ve learned some lessons from playing it before,” she said. “I feel really good about it. The highlight I guess is that I’m thankful to be able to play golf and that they could have this tournament. It’s hard to get stressed out about golf when you are just thankful to get out there and play.”
White had six birdies in her round and credited her putting.
“My putter was hot,” she said. “I made some really good putts that made up for some other shots. It was just great to be playing.”
A current Michigan State standout, Haylin Harris of Carmel, Ind., was fourth through the first round with a 69. She was tied with another amateur from the Big Ten Conference, Sarah Willis of Eaton, Ohio, who plays at Penn State University.
Six golfers shot 70, including the 2018 Michigan PGA Women’s Open champion and LPGA Tour player Liz Nagel of DeWitt, and Spring Lake’s Anna Kramer, who currently plays for the University of Indianapolis.
Defending champion Anika Dy, the University of Michigan golfer from Traverse City who used to work at Crystal Mountain, shot 72.
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Michigan PGA with Crystal Mountain.
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CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN IS HOME TO THE MICHIGAN PGA WOMEN’S OPEN
Crystal Mountain is hosting the 27th Michigan PGA Women’s Open starting Monday morning at 8 a.m. on the Mountain Ridge course.
The state’s top golfers, including LPGA and Symetra Tour professionals and state champion amateurs, are in the international field of 78.
This is the 18th year that Crystal Mountain has hosted the championship and it always rises to the occasion with a great course in wonderful condition and generous hospitality and service to the visiting golfers.
Fans are welcome to walk the course and watch the action free of charge. Come on out if only to see the beauty of Crystal Mountain. ...
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Michigan Section PGA kicks off Tournament Season with the Club Car Spring Scramble presented by GolfStatus
After an unprecedented halt in play, the Club Car Spring Scramble presented by GolfStatus was finally able to kick off the season on Monday, June 15. The tournament was a one day, four-man scramble at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan. It was an all day affair while 40
teams battled for a first place team prize of $2,200. It was a long awaited day, and both the staff and competitors were excited to be back on the course.
The winning team consisted of two PGA members from the Marriott at Eagle Crest Resort—Wes Blevins and Mark McInnis, and two amateurs, Jeremy Klosowski and James Piot. This team pulled ahead of the four-way tie at 15-under by one stroke with their 16-under finish. This great round consisted of 14 birdies and one eagle and was especially impressive considering the very tough hole locations. One of the teams that finished just one shot back at -15 included the host team from Warwick Hills with professionals Doug Brody, Tyler Nunn, Darren Husse and Jason Guss.
We would like to thank all 40 teams for participating in this year's Club Car Spring Scramble presented by GolfStatus. We would also like to thank our host professional Doug Brody as well as his staff. The participants were pleased to see how great of shape the course was in. Warwick Hills executed the day fabulously, with good food and drinks for all 160 participants.
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors for this event, Club Car and specifically the team from Midwest Golf & Turf who is a long time sponsor with this being the 29th year as well as GolfStatus which allowed live scoring updates throughout the event. Our two sponsors not only helped fund money for the purse, but really added to the overall quality of the event. Golf Status’s live scoring app turned out to be a huge success as teams could check the ever-changing leaderboard as they played. Midwest Golf & Turf had a
group playing in the event and even offered a Hole-in-One Club Car on number seventeen. The contributions of both sponsors, Warwick Hills, and the participants truly made this event a success. ...
Michigan PGA with Club Car at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club.
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Don't miss your chance to qualify for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on July 2-5. This will be the PGA Tour's 4th event back as they return this week in Texas at Colonial Country Club.
The Pre Qualifier will take place at TPC of Michigan on June 25. The low 40 and ties will advance to the Monday Qualifier at the Katke Cousins Course at Oakland University on June 29. For more info and to register please visit michiganpga.com ...
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