EAST LANSING, MI - Scott Hebert won his second consecutive Michigan PGA Professional Championship with a 2 stroke victory over Randy Erskine on the Eagle Eye Golf Course at the Hawk Hollow Golf Properties. The 38 year prfesional from the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa shot a final round 3-under par 69 to hold off the 59-year old Erskine.
The tournament's turning point came on holes 10 thru 12. Erskine, playing in the group ahead of Hebert scored eagle, par, birdie to take the tournament lead. "That was fun", the Great Oaks Country Club Head Professional said. "Just like the old days." But this is 2007 and Hebert answered the call with birdie, par, birdie and coasted in for his second title in as many attempts. The victory nets the former mini tour player a $7,000 check and an expemtion into the 2008 Buick Open.
"I got hot on 10 thru 12 and started putting real well. You never know when it's going to be your last victory so this one is very enjoyable."
Brad Dean, the Director of Golf at Crystal Mountain Resort made the biggest move of the day. He shot a 6-under 66 and finished alone in third, 4 shots behind Hebert.
Hebert started the day with a one-stroke lead over Bob Ackerman and Joe Pollack. Ackerman tied for the lead with a birdie on the first hole but ballooned to a 3-over par 75 to finish in a tie for 7th. Pollack shot one over 73 to finish in frouth.
Also up for grabs at this event were 12 playing positions in the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship to be played at Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. The qualifiers include Hebert, Erskine, Dean, Pollack, Ackerman, Erich Kuhlman, Ron Beurmann, Jim Dieters, Mark Black, Robert Hughes, Brian Cairns, Robert Pillard and Tom Vizina.