Final 16 in Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at Tullymore Golf Resort

Defending champion Kyle Martin at the 2016 Michigan PGA Professional Championship.
Michigan PGA Match Play Defending champion Kyle Martin at the 2016 Michigan PGA Professional Championship.

Final 16 in Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at Tullymore Golf Resort

CANADIAN LAKES – The Michigan PGA Section Match Play Championship presented by the PGA Tour will be decided Monday and Tuesday at award-winning Tullymore Golf Resort.

The final 16 golfers have advanced from chapter or senior organization match play rounds to battle at Tullymore for the Jim Picard Trophy and $3,500 first-place prize out of a $15,100 purse.

Five-time champion Brian Cairns of Fox Hills Learning Center in Plymouth (2014, ’13, ’11, ’10, 1997) and defending champion Kyle Martin of the Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods are among five former champions in this year’s final 16. The other past champions are 2012 winner Lee Houtteman of Manitou Passage in Cedar, 2009 champion John Seltzer of Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids and 1998 champion Ron Beurmann of Country

Club of Jackson.

Other notables in the final 16 include recent Michigan PGA Professional Champion Scott Hebert of Traverse City Golf & Country Club, and Gary Lewandowski, a part of the Tullymore Golf Resort staff as the head golf professional at St. Ives.

Round of 16 matches and the quarterfinal round will be played on Monday, with the semifinals and championship match on Tuesday on the Tullymore course. A complete bracket and more tournament information can be found at .

Two distinct world-class golf courses welcome golfers to Tullymore, including St. Ives and the award-winning Tullymore course designed by the renowned James Engh, which will play host to the play on Monday and Tuesday. Tullymore is a regular host of championship play, including the Tullymore Classic, which is part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour.

The 36 holes of golf at Tullymore wind amid 800 acres of glacier-carved rolling Michigan woodlands and wetlands in the captivating Canadian Lakes area. The resort’s accommodations and amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, and two clubhouses with dining service options make for multiple reasons to visit and stay at Tullymore. Visitors choose from a getaway for two in the cozy inns, or a cottage, condominium or rental home.

The resort has won multiple awards and honors including being named Michigan’s No. 1 Golf Resort and one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the 2010 Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards. The Tullymore course has earned a five-star rating from Golf Digest several times since 2007 and has been ranked among the top 100 Greatest Courses in America multiple times.

The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.

Gallery is welcome free of charge. More information on Tullymore can be found at More information on the Michigan PGA can be found at


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