Werkmeister earns stroke play medalist honors at Mich. Amateur

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Tom Werkmeister’s golf season of accomplishments continues.   

The 45-year-old Internet salesman from Kentwood added stroke play medalist at the 102nd Michigan Amateur Championship on Wednesday.  

Last week’s winner of the Michigan Open and the 2009 Michigan Amateur champion shot a second consecutive 2-under-par 70 for a 4-under-par 140 total on the testy greens and tight fairways at Muskegon Country Club.

As medalist, he won the Chuck Kocsis Trophy for the first time and earned the No. 1 seed for the start of match play today.

Single elimination matches through Saturday will determine a champion from the 64 remaining golfers.

The cut to reach match play from the starting field of 156 fell at 10-over-par 154, and nine golfers played off for the final three spots in the bracket.

“I got a nice little run going,” said Werkmeister, who has led or been tied for the lead in six consecutive rounds of stroke play against the state’s best competition the last two weeks.

“I think I’m in a pretty good spot. The fun starts tomorrow.”

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