University of Michigan Men's Golf Summer Updates
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Last Updated Aug. 10

August 9, 2012 -- After several rain delays, former Wolverine Andrew Chapman shot a 70 at Ann Arbor's Barton Hills Country Club to qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be played at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. [ U.S. Mid-Amateur | Qualifying Results ]

June 21-24, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Justin Hicks posted a 16-under 268 at the Nationwide Tour's Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open to finish as the runner-up. After opening with a 66, he followed with rounds of 70, 65 and 67 to earn the runner-up finish at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas, and rake in a check for $52,800. Overall, it marked his fourth top-10 finish on the Nationwide Tour. [ Wichita Open | Hicks Scorecard ]

June 19-22, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Matt Thompson has joined the Gold Tour which is part of the Golfweek National Pro Tour and recorded a top 10 finish at the Great Lakes Open played at Tree Tops in Gaylord, Mich. Thompson posted a 10-under 276 total after rounds of 69, 70, 66 and 71 tying him for 10th, earning him just under $4,000. [ Great Lakes Open | Matt Thompson Tour Bio ]

June 18-20, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Andrew Chapman is competing in the 101st Michigan Amateur Championship played at Oakland Hills Country Club's North Course. After back-to-back rounds of 74 in qualifying, he tied for 38th and advanced to the match play field of 64. Chapman earned the No. 41 seed but lost to No. 24 Eric Spencer in the first round, 2-up. [ GAM | Qualifying Results | Match Play Bracket ]

June 14-15, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Justin Hicks opened with a five-over 75 and is tied for 74th at the 2012 U.S. Open being played at the Olympia Club in San Francisco, Calif. After opening with a round of 75 and following with a 74, Hicks' 149 two-day total missed advancing to the weekend by a single stroke. [ U.S. Open | Leaderboard ]

June 14, 2012 -- Incoming freshman Brett McIntosh used a round of 70 to tie for medalist honors at his U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier played at the Fieldstone Golf Club in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur will be played July 16-21 at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H. [ GAM Results | U.S. Junior Amateur ]

June 11-14, 2012 -- Four former Wolverines are among the field at the 2012 Michigan Open at the Orchards Golf Club. The list includes Randy Erskine, Brian Ottenweller, current assistant coach Nick Pumford and Matt Thompson, who is making his professional debut. Ottenweller led the list of former Wolverines as he was ninth at 10-under 278 (67-69-71-71), while Thompson tied for 16th at two-under 285 (72-74-69-70). After leading following the first day, Erskine tied for 38th at 294 (67-76-72-79) and Pumford tied for 58th at 301 (71-78-77-75). [ Michigan Open | Live Scoring ]

June 10, 2012 -- The USGA announced that former Wolverine Justin Hicks was among five individuals added to complete the 156-player field for the 2012 U.S. Open to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Hicks will play in his fourth U.S. Open -- 2004, 2008 (t-74th), 2011 (t-60th). [ U.S. Open | First Day Pairings ]

June 4, 2012 -- At the U.S. Open Sectional in Columbus, Ohio, former Wolverine Justin Hicks opened with a 68 on the Scioto Country Club and followed with a 73 on OSU's Scarlet Course to tally a 141, tying for 14th and forcing a four-player playoff for the remaining three spots. Unfortunately, Hicks did not move on as he was the odd man out and will be the first alternate. Current assistant coach and former Wolverine Nick Pumford tied for 91st at 152 -- 78 (SCC) and 74 (OSU). [ Section Results ]

June 4, 2012 -- Assistant coach Nick Pumford is playing at the US Open Sectionals on Monday, June 4. The event consists of two 18-hole rounds, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Pumford played a practice round Sunday (June 3) with Ben Curtis and Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey and is paired today with Tim Mickelson, Arizona State head coach and Phil Mickelson's brother. [ Live Results ]

June 3, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Lion Kim, who is playing the NGA Hooters Tour, tallied a 21-under 267 score at the ComSouth Classic at the Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville, Ga., to finish third and earn $8,480. After opening with a 65, he followed with rounds of 66, 67 and 69. [ ComSouth Classic Results | Lion Kim Scorecard ]

May 21, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Justin Hicks used rounds of 67 and 63 to tie for third (130, -10) in the IFQ America at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Ill., to qualify for the 141st Open Championship on July 19-22 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. [ Results | The Open ]

May 17-19, 2012 -- Former Wolverine Justin Hicks tied for 12th at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation with an 11-under 275 (71-66-71-67) on the Nationwide Tour. Fellow U-M Alum Andy Matthews was in the field and tied for 92nd, failing to advance after scores of 67, 72 and 76 as well as illness. [ Leaderboard | Pro Am ]

May 14, 2012 -- Former Wolverine and current assistant coach Nick Pumford qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open sectional after winning a playoff at his local qualifier at the Eagle Eye Golf Club in East Lansing. 

Pumford's even-par round of 72 tied him with four others, including former Wolverine Andy Matthews, for the fifth and final qualifying spot. Pumford won the playoff on the third hole, with Matthews finishing as first alternate.

Pumford now moves onto Columbus, Ohio, and OSU's Scarlet Course for his next stage on June 4. [ Local Qualifying | Sectional Qualifying | U.S. Open ]

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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