Lancour named UPGA champion
MANISTIQUE – Home course advantage and a field full of local talent wasn’t enough to keep the Upper Peninsula Golf Association’s most coveted possession in Manistique. Proudly on display for the majority of last week, the UPGA Cup came off the shelf and headed to Escanaba following the four-day event held at the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club.
Behind consistent play, Scott Lancour won the 2013 UPGA Championship, edging out local favorite Mike Nagy in the final round Sunday. Trailing by one stroke into the championship round, Lancour shot a low card 73 to win the event.
For Nagy, who opened up a three-stroke lead to start the tournament, the final round took its toll on the Tennessee Volunteer who was four-strokes off the pace.
Championship flight: Scott Lancour, Escanaba, 286; Mike Nagy, Manistique, 289; Tim Drees, Menominee, 292; Mark Clements, Ishpeming, 302; Chris Rhoades, Marquette, 304.
Second flight: Matt Smith, Escanaba, 308; David Jahn, Sault Ste. Marie, 311; Kris Tennyson, Nahma, 312.
Third flight: Michael Johnson, Sault Ste. Marie, 320; Jeff Simpson, Houghton, 323; Ken Wilkie, Pickford, 324.
Fourth flight: Mike Pilon, Gladstone, 339; Michael Mannisto, Munising, 341; Mitch Francois, Menominee, 347.
Fifth flight: Tom Robinson, Marquette, 348; Duane Clausen, Menominee, 354; David Verley, Norway, 359.
Sixth flight: Leon Waitrovich, Norway, 401; Andy Ferm, Menominee, 402; Warren Pollard, Norway, 411.
Marking its 100th year, next year’s UPGA Championship is set to take place at Gladstone Golf Club.