Grant Gulych from St. Thomas, Ontario, shot 71-76 – 147 at Pine Knob Golf Club in Clarkston, Michigan, to win the 2018 Central Region Championship August 4-5. Gulych took a three-shot lead into the final round over Central Region director Brent Davies and last year’s champion Matt Smith, and was five shots clear of two-time champion Jim Peters.

Gulych made several key putts during his final round, none tougher than a very fast downhill slider for birdie on the short but very difficult eighth hole on the Eagle course at Pine Knob, maintaining a one-shot lead over Davies and four shots clear of Smith. Gulych played the first five holes of the back nine on the very tight and tricky Hawk course at 1-under and cruised to a four-shot victory over Davies, who finished with 74-77 – 151, and seven shots clear of Smith from Pataskala, Ohio, and Peters of Newport, Kentucky. Dan Estevan from Ontario came in fifth place with 79-79 – 158. Peters and David Delville from Ontario tied for first place in the net competition side with a 142 total.

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