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Ryan Johnson, a club-fitter at Carl’s Golfland, beat Kory Roberts 3 and 1 Friday to win the Michigan Amateur at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield.

“I started playing golf when I was 10, started playing in the Michigan Amateur at 16 and this is why I play competitive golf, to do this,” said Johnson, a Novi resident who grew up in New Boston and last year won the GAM Championship, his first major amateur title.

Johnson beat 17-year-old Austin Jenner of West Branch in the morning semifinal, 1-up, on the final hole of the match.

Roberts, from Battle Creek, beat Brett Quitiquit of Highland in 19 holes.