21st GAM Woman's Mid-Amateur Championship
ANN ARBOR – The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club in Ann Arbor, a familiar host of Golf Association of Michigan tournaments, will host the 21st GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship presented by The Ally Challenge (presented by McLaren) Sunday and Monday.
A new wrinkle has been added to the tournament this year. In addition to the traditional Mid-Amateur Division of golfers over age 25, and the Senior Division for golfers over 50, golfers ages 19 to 24 have been added to the field to give them another playing opportunity.
Three age group winners will be identified via 36 holes of stroke play, and the overall low gross scorer in the Mid-Amateur Division will have her name engraved on the Jeanne L. Myers Trophy.
Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll of Haslett, the 10-time champion of the tournament, is not in the field this year. She had a prior commitment.
Two other former champions, Julie Massa of Holt (2013) and Joan Garety of Ada (2004), are part of the field, however.
The modern links style golf course at The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club Ann Arbor will test the 60 golfers. It was designed by William Newcomb and opened in 1995. It is a private golf club with generous fairways, but fast challenging greens.
Steve Berger is the manager for owner Stanley J. Berger, and the superintendent is Mark McKinley. The course plays to a maximum of 6,752 yards and has eight sets of tee positions up to 5,041 yards. Visit polofielssccmi.com for more information.
Last year Slobodnik-Stoll, the head women’s golf coach at Michigan State, topped Massa by four shots. Terry Delcamp of Grand Blanc was the top senior.
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