He's 42 years old now but Scott Hebert doesn't seem to be slowing down any as one of Michigan's all time greatest golfers. He fired a 13 under par 54-hole total to win the Michigan PGA championship Wednesday at Eagle Eye, no easy track. He fired a final round 67 to win by five shots and capture the $6,500 first prize. It's the fifth time in six years that Hebert has won the Michigan PGA and he's done it on tough courses and against decent fields. Eric Dovre, a 27-year old assistant pro from Detroit, could not hold the lead after two rounds on top and fired a final round 74 to finish second.
Hebert is the pro at Grand Traverse and I've always wondered how he might have fared playing full time on the PGA tour. He's never really done that and he's too old to do it now, but he can still dominate all the Michigan events and he did so again this week. He really is a good player. He'll have a chance in another future event to qualify for the PGA Championship next year. By the way East Lansing's Dan Olsen finished fifth and he's played the PGA tour in 2004 and is hoping to do so again by attending his 18th qualifying school this November. Olsen is now 44.