Insurance salesman wins Tournament of Champions

The Detroit News

Classic car insurance salesman Korey Mahoney shot an 8-under 64 Wednesday on the Alpine course at Boyne Mountain Resort to win the 25th Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions.

“Somehow I was able to put it together,” said the 32-year-old former mini-tour golfer who grew up in East Lansing, won the 2002 Michigan Amateur championship as an 18-year-old and played college golf at Eastern Michigan before embarking on a six-year stint as a touring professional that ended in 2012.

The 64, one off his personal best, left him at 12-under 204 for the championship, four shots clear of Eric Lilleboe, a mini-tour golfer from Okemos who closed with a 69 for 208.

It earned the father of two the $8,000 first-place check from the $55,000 purse, and the symbolic green jacket that comes with a lifetime membership at the Country Club of Boyne in Harbor Springs.

Former LPGA player Elaine Crosby of Jackson, who shot 73 for 213 and a tie for 13th, was the top finisher among the women, and Evan Bowser of Dearborn, who shot 69 for 214 and 17th, was the low amateur.