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Donnie Trosper Wins Orchards Open

Wins In Playoff Over Robby Golobo

June 22, 2019

Donnie Trosper
Former All Big 10 First Team and Michigan State player Donnie Trosper of Canton, preparing for PGA Tour Monday Qualifying for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, posted a four under par 68, and then bested Robby Golobo of Highland on the first playoff hole to win the 2019 Orchards Open.

Third place went to Blaze Hogan of Hobe Sound, FL, winner of the 2019 Coyote Preserve Open. Hogan shot two under par 70.

The round was played in ideal conditions, with sunny skies, a high of 77°, and a fresh breeze from the east.

The Orchards G.C. is a beautiful Robert Trent Jones II design located north of Detroit in Washington Twp. It is ranked as Number One public course in the Metro Detroit area by the Detroit News.

For complete scores, please see the Results page.

Pictures From The Orchards
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Patrick Mudd Takes Romeo Open

Shoots Even Par 72, Wins By One

June 15, 2019

Patrick Mudd
Patrick Mudd of Crown Point, Indiana birdied three of his first five holes, and then held on to win the 2019 Romeo Open by one shot over Trevor Parker of South Lyon. Joseph Kiss of Kalamazoo and Mark Beneke of Ft. Wayne, Indiana tied for third with 75's.

The event was held at the beautiful, but difficult Greystone G.C. in Romeo. The course is beautifully manicured, and has perhaps the most difficult finishing hole on the Tour schedule. The event was played in cloudy conditions, with a passing rain shower late in the day.

Mudd was the winner of the 2018 Michigan Players Tour Championship last September, which was played at the incredibe Buck's Run G.C. in Mt. Pleasant.

For complete scores, please see the Results page.

Images From Greystone G.C.

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Lilleboe Wins Michigan Open

Posts Thirteen Under, Wins By 5

June 13, 2019

Eric Lilleboe of Okemos, Michigan, has been declared the winner of the 2019 Michigan Open Championship, as heavy rains washed out the final round of the tournamment on June 13. He finished the tournament at -13, five shots clear of Barrett Kelpin of Kalamazoo, who won the Championship in 2012.

The Michigan Open was held at the Grand Traverse Resort (The Bear) in Acme, just northeast of Traverse City. Lilleboe collected $8,000.00 for the win.

Lilleboe is a former NCAA Division II All American, playing out of Ferris State University. Lilleboe has competed on the Michigan Players Tour since 2014, and won the 2018 Michigan Players Tour Order of Merit, collecting 4 victories, and setting a Tour scoring record of 66.25 strokes (4 rounds).

Hogan Captures Coyote Preserve Open

Posts One Under Par 70, Wins By 3

June 1, 2019

Blaze Hogan
Blaze Hogan of Hobe Sound, Florida, got the 2019 Michigan Players Tour season off to a great start by posting a one under par 70 in the Coyote Preserve Open, besting a trio of players by 3 shots.

Hogan shot one over on the front nine, leaving him one shot behind Joe Hooks of Commerce Twp. and Doug Piesko of Bruce Twp., but a solid two under par 33 on the back nine provided the margin of victory.

The round was played in cool, damp, and breezy conditions, after play was suspended for one hour with the passing of a cold front just as the first group teed off.

Coyote Preserve is a beautiful Arnold Palmer design located northwest of Detroit, just south of Fenton. It is ranked as one of the top ten courses in the Metro Detroit area.

For complete scores, please see the Results page.

Pictures From Coyote Preserve G.C.

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Tour Completes 2019 Schedule

Schedule To Consist of 12 Events

April 18, 2019

1st Hole, Shanty Creek Resort (The Legend)
The Michigan Players Tour has completed contacting courses around the State, and has finished setting up its schedule for 2019.

The Tour schedule will consist of 12 events, with the first event to be played on Saturday, June 1st, at the spectacular, Arnold Palmer designed Coyote Preserve G.C. near Fenton.

The schedule will conclude on Sunday, September 15th at the gorgeous Shanty Creek Resort (The Legend), which is the site of the 2019 Michigan Players Tour Championship.

Other courses to confirm are The Medalist G.C. near Marshall, the Orchards G.C. in Washington (which will be the site of Monday Qualifying for the PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic, which will be the first PGA Tour event in Michigan since the Buick Open at Warwick Hills), and Buck's Run G.C. in Mt. Pleasant, the site of the 2018 MPT Championship.

Players are encouraged to contact the Tour to obtain a 2019 membership, as well as to enter events.

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