University of North Carolina and Canton native Henry Do edged Steve Anderson of Troy in 19 holes to win the 103rd Michigan Amateur.
Anderson cut into Do’s 1-up lead on the 16th with a 20-fot putt, and then took his own lead on the 18th with a 45 footer.
“It was crazy,” Do said. “I give Steve a lot of credit for making those two putts on 16 and 17. It really gave me a headache because I thought I was closer than him on 16, and he could lag it close and I could lag it close and I would still be 1-up. Then on 17 he makes a bomb, which is unbelievable. I told myself I still have one more hole left, and if I can just stay in there I can hopefully force this to extra holes.”
On the eighteenth, Do fired a 180-yard 7 iron to within a foot to force extra holes.
Do won the title and the Staghorn Trophy on the first extra hole with a three foot putt for par.
“If I had to lose I’m happy it was to Henry,” Anderson said. “I made a great putt at 16, 17 was some luck there and on the extra hole, it just didn’t work out when I missed short. Henry’s a great guy with a great attitude and a lot of talent. It’s not bad to lose to somebody like that.”
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