White Lake’s Mike Hayes (above), an 11-handicapper, won the 2014 GAM Match Play Championship 2-Up over Dustin Ross (handicap 9) of Garden City.
The championship was held at Lakelands Golf & Club near Brighton.
Hayes established a 2-Up lead early, but Ross made birdies at 6 and 7 to square the match. Ross then went ahead at 14 when a Hayes approach shot went over the green. Wayward shots by Ross on 14, 17 and 18 turned the match in Hayes’ favor.
Because the championship is handicapped, Ross was giving away two shots to Hayes.
The full press release follows: