The 75th playing of the Jackson Masters golf tournament is set for June 3-4 at the Country Club of Jackson. The Jackson Masters is open to all amateur golfers who are residents of Jackson County, as well as those who meet one of three criteria: They graduated from a Jackson County high school or college; previously played in a Jackson Masters or City Championship; or are employed in the county.
The 36-hole stroke play event will have a cut to the low 40 and ties for the second round if there are 50 or more entrants. If there are 49 or fewer, all players will play the second round.
Entry fee is $120, or $75 for high school students. Registration can be made on-line by going to "Tournaments" and "Registration" above. Entry forms are also available at the Country Club of Jackson, Cascades, Sharp Park and Arbor Hills pro shops. Entry deadline is May 31 at 5 p.m.
Congratulations to Conor Spencer for his victory Sunday in the Spring Thaw at Cascades Golf Course. Spencer captured his first major local title by firing a 3-under-par 69 in the final round for a 4-under 140 total, four strokes clear of the field. Brian Coon was second at 144, and it was another three strokes back to Seve Maddalena in third. Spencer took control of the tournament with a 5-under-par 32 on the front nine, including an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole. He also birdied No. 10, putting him 6 under on the day and giving him plenty of cushion despite making three bogeys down the stretch. Spencer, a sophomore on the golf team at Wayne State University, finished fourth in the Spring Thaw in 2020 for his best previous finish in the tournament. For complete results, see above under "Tournaments" and for the initial Player of the Year Honor Roll, see above under "Honor Roll."
New to the Jackson Golf website, the complete records for Jackson's major golf tournaments are now available. On the "History" link above, you can view the all-time results, tournament records and player records for the Jackson Masters, City Championship, County Open, Lyle Ambs Memorial, Spring Thaw and Tournament of Champions. Also listed there is the listing of all-time tournament titles and information on the Michigan Amateur and the Jackson Golf Hall of Fame.
Now on the Jackson Golf website, the tournament schedule for 2023. Click on Tournaments above and see the 2023 schedule for the lineup of men's, women's and junior events on the calendar.