Grosse Ile's Jeff Cuzzort holds 2-shot lead at Michigan Open

The Detroit News
Jeff Cuzzort of Grosse Ile shot 6-under 66 Tuesday and held a two-shot lead after the second round of the Michigan Open.

Jeff Cuzzort of Grosse Ile shot 6-under 66 to finish 11-under-par 133 Tuesday to hold a two-shot lead in the Michigan Open Championship at Prestwick Village in Highland.

Cuzzort, 30, a journeyman tour professional and club-fitter, stayed ahead of Doug LaBelle of Mount Pleasant, who also shot 66 to finish at 135.

A cut to the low 70 scorers and ties feel at 4-over 148 with 72 player moving forward from the starting field of 156. The 72-hold state championship continues through Thursday.

First-round leader and 2011 champion Randy Hutchison of Traverse City and Patrick Colburn, an amateur also from Traverse City, were tied for third at 136. Colburn, a University of Michigan student, shot a 67. Hutchison, who eagled the par 4 sixth hole by holing out a 125-yard wedge shot, shot 70.

Chris Mory, a professional at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath, tied the day's low round with a 66 for 138 and was five off the lead with Alex Dombrowski of Gaylord, a Princeton University golfer who shot 68. Jeff Bronkema of Wayland, who shot 68, 2007 champion Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon, who shot 70, and University of Michigan golfer Reed Hrynewich, who shot 72, were at 139.

Cuzzort, a Michigan Amateur champion in 2004, grabbed the lead early in the day. He birdied two of the first three holes and then made an eagle-3 on the par 5 fourth hole to sit 4-under.