Stanwood, MI – For the team of teaching professional Frank McAulliffe and assistant professional Travis Dodson from Meadowbrook Country Club it really a story of good things come to those that wait on Tuesday at Tullymore Golf Club. Frank and Travis survived a rain shortened event, a three hour wait and a four-hole playoff to capture their first Pro Assistant Championship.
30 teams teed it up on Tuesday at Tullymore Golf Club in this event featuring teams of a professional and an assistant professional from the same facility. Professionals also had the option to bring and team with multiple assistants as Frank McAuliffe teamed with both Travis and assistant professional Caroline Harding from Meadowbrook Country Club.
The rain and lightening hit shortly after the first round in this 36 hole event. It continued to last through the afternoon forcing the cancellation of the second round. After round one there were three teams tied at the top with rounds of -10 under ,62. Those teams included Frank and Travis, Frank and Caroline as well as the team of professional Dustin Darling and assistant Jeremy Pell from Arcadia Bluffs.
After a three hour wait we were able to get back on the course to conduct the playoff. With Travis and Caroline both making birdie at the par 5 18th hole the team from Arcadia Bluffs was eliminated and the two teams from Meadowbrook Country Club with Frank McAuliffe playing on both teams went on to hole #1. The playoff would last 3 more holes as Frank and Travis clinched the victory as Caroline’s par putt on the par 4 third hole just slid by.
To say that Frank and Travis were due to win this event is a bit of an understatement as they lost in a playoff in both 2016 and 2018 and finished one shot back in both 2019 and 2020. So maybe good things due come to those who wait.
We would like to thank our host site Tullymore Golf Club. The staff did a great job hosting and the course was in great shape.
We would also like to thank our sponsors of this event : Sterling Cut Glass, Winston Collection and Evolve Golf for supporting this event and the Michigan PGA Section.
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