With solid ballstriking and even better putting, Matt Smith of Columbus, Ohio, won the USGTF Central Region Championship August 6-7 at Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Smith birdied the first two holes of the tournament, wound up with a 68 on the day and never looked back. He fired a 71 the final round for a two-day total of 5-under 139. Smith made nine birdies in 36 holes, successfully navigating the fast greens and difficult back nine at Lake Forest.

Grant Gulych from St. Thomas, Ontario, finished in second place with a fine showing of 74-72 – 146. Fellow Canadian Dan Estevan from Georgetown, Ontario, finished third with scores of 82-69 – 151. Estevan’s final round featured six birdies as he had the low score of the day.
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