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HIGHLAND – Prestwick Village Golf Club will welcome a field of senior men and women golfers for the 9th GAM Senior Tournament of Champions presented by Chemical Bank Monday.
It marks the final senior GAM tournament of the year and features a field of 59 golfers, 40 men and 19 women, who have won their GAM member-club championship or a GAM Senior Championship this year. They will compete to decide a male and female champion over 18 holes of stroke play. The senior men are over age 55 and the senior women over age 50 in this championship.
Award-winning Prestwick will challenge the golfers with a variety of holes, including some links style, traditional parkland and some carved from woodlands. Located just north of Milford in Highland Township on 426 acres of natural, rolling terrain amid a family-focused community, Prestwick was designed by architect Ron Garl. The course can play to as many as 7,142 yards but features six tee positions.
Four Michigan Open Championships were recently presented at Prestwick Village, which has also hosted various GAM tournaments and qualifiers for the last several years.
Brent Goulding is the director of golf, and Eric Davey the superintendent at the private club that also features one of the nation’s top-ranked golf ranges/practice centers.
As for Thursday’s field, two-time defending women’s champion, Julie Massa of Holt, is in the field as well as 2016 winner Terry Delcamp of Grand Blanc and 2014 winner Barb Schmid of Grand Rapids. Three former male winners are in the field including 2016 champ Mike Tungate of East Lansing, 2015 winner Ian Harris of Bloomfield Hills and 2013 winner Ron Jona of Birmingham.
-Greg Johnson, email@example.com