GAM Golf Ontario Ontario-Michigan Matches

Michigan beats Ontario in Senior Men’s Matches

With files from the Golf Association of Michigan

LAKE ORION – The Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) team won each of the four-ball matches on the first day to power themselves to a win in the sixth annual International Senior Matches against Golf Ontario at Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan, May 17-18.

The GAM took a 4-0 advantage in the Ryder Cup-style competition after four-ball play on day one on Indianwood’s Old Course, and held on as Golf Ontario’s team rallied with a 5-3 advantage in singles play on day two.

After falling behind on the first day, Golf Ontario saw some positive signs during the second round. Dave Bergeron picked up the first win with a 2up victory in his match. Richard Evoy then captured a 5 and 4 win. Marty Quincy also picked up a win 4 and 2, while Rich Dobbs-Hebron and Lars Melander earned splits in their matches. However, despite their charge on the final day, the Golf Ontario team fell just short losing the matches 7-5.

The GAM and Golf Ontario alternate hosting the matches that are presented to promote international sportsmanship. Each four-ball match was worth one point, and each singles match was worth one point. All halved matches earned each team one-half point.


Golf Association of Michigan 7, Golf Ontario 5

Four-Ball Matches

Randy Lewis/Mitch Wilson (GAM) d. Michael Jackson/Lars Melander (GO) 2 and 1

Ian Harris/Rick Herpich (GAM) d. Dave Bergeron/Rick Dobbs-Hebron (GO) 3 and 2

Mike Tungate/Mike Fedewa (GAM) d. Richard Evoy/Robert O’Hagan (GO) 5 and 4

Mike Raymond/Bill Zylstra (GAM) d. Michael Mealia/Marty Quincey (GO) 4 and 3

Four-Ball Totals: GAM 4, Golf Ontario 0

Singles Matches

Harris (GAM) d. O’Hagan (GO) 3 and 2

Lewis (GAM, Dobbs-Hebron (GO) all-square

Bergeron (GO) d. Herpich (GAM) 2-up

Evoy (GO) d. Zylstra (GAM) 5 and 4

Wilson (GAM) d. Jackson (GO) 4 and 2

Tungate (GAM), Melander (GO) all-square

Quincey (GO) d. Fedewa (GAM) 4 and 2

Mealia (GO) d. Raymond (GAM) 5 and 4

Singles Totals: Golf Ontario 5, GAM 3


Michigan beats Ontario in Senior Men’s Matches

PORT STANLEY, Ontario – The Golf Association of Michigan’s Team rallied from a 5-3 deficit to turn back the Golf Association of Ontario 6 ½ – 5 ½ in the fifth annual GAM/GAO Senior Matches Wednesday at Redtail Golf Club.

The two eight-golfer senior teams were tied 2-2 after four-ball matches on Tuesday, and the GAO won three of the first four singles matches Wednesday to forge the 5-3 lead.

Fred Djurdjev of Troy was the lone Michigan winner in the early going, and the GAM turned the tide with consecutive wins by Greg Zeller of Jackson, Mitch Wilson of Portage and Bill Zylstra of Dearborn Heights to take a 6-5 lead.

Doug Anderson of Bay City halved the final match of the day with Ontario’s Mike Jackson to secure the win.

Ontario team members were: Christopher Kertsos, Colin Grieve, Dan Partland, Lars Melander, Rick Dodds-Hebron, Robert Chaperon, Michael Jackson and Larry Cooper

Representing the winning GAM team were Anderson, Djurdjev, Ray Emsley of Davisburg, Mike Fedewa of Canton, Larry Vaughan of Bloomfield Hills, Wilson, Zeller and Zylstra.