The Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association (MPSGA) held their fourteenth tournament of the year on September 9 & 10 at the Dunham Hills Golf Course in Hartland. The State Match Play Tournament hosted 48 players (50 years and older) representing 31 different communities throughout southeast Michigan. This two day, 54- hole match play tournament, had 6 first place winners and 19 runner-up winners out of a field of 1 championship scratch flight and 5 handicapped flights.

In the championship scratch flight, Kyu Kim of West Bloomfield was the first-place winner in a close final match, 1 up in 22 holes, over Mike Phillips of West Bloomfield. In the handicap flights, the first-place winners were Jerry Fenby of West Bloomfield, Jack Brown of Flint, Paul Sleboda of Auburn Hills, Fred Hackstock of Lake Orion, and Mark Lifter of Farmington. The 25 Match Play winners are as follows (1st Place = 3 matches won and 0 loss; Runner-Up = 2 matches won and 1 loss):


Flight 1 (Championship Scratch Flight)

1st Place (3&0): Kyu Kim, West Bloomfield

Runner-Up (2&1): Jim Briegel, Redford; Cliff Davis, Rochester Hills; Mike Phillips, West Bloomfield


Flight 2

1st Place (3&0): Jerry Fenby, West Bloomfield

Runner-Up (2&1): Larry Semczak, Sterling Heights; John Thompson, Highland; Wally Waatti, Warren


Flight 3

1st Place (3&0): Jack Brown, Flint

Runner-Up (2&1): Ron Fedoronko, Warren; Chuck Hirchert, Hartland; Bruce Jellison, Hartland


Flight 4

1st Place (3&0): Paul Sleboda, Auburn Hills

Runner-Up (2&1): Gary Bass, Clarkston; Dennis Frantz, Wixom; Ron Williams, Auburn Hills


Flight 5

1st Place (3&0): Fred Hackstock, Lake Orion

Runner-Up (2&1): Richard DeMara, Gross Pointe Woods; Doug King, Farmington Hills; Dick Irwin, Plymouth (Tie); Rich Reichenbach, Rochester Hills (Tie)


Flight 6

1st Place (3&0): Mark Lifter, Farmington

Runner-Up (2&1): Maurice DeCock, Macomb; Don Masini, Plymouth; LaRoy Taylor, Southfield


The MPSGA’s Scramble and Annual Meeting will be held September 24 at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course in Taylor. (More information: or 734-207-7888)


Submitted By Dan Moore; Director of Public Communications, MPSGA 9/12/09