Werkmeister leads, TC’s Chapman 1 back
MUSKEGON — Tom Werkmeister is at it again.
The 45-year-old salesman from Kentwood, who last week was the first amateur to win the Michigan Open in 38 years, made an eagle-3 on the par 5 18th hole at Muskegon Country Club Tuesday to claim the first-round lead in the 102nd Michigan Amateur Championship.
His 2-under-par 70 in the winds off Lake Michigan gave him a one-shot lead on four golfers heading into Wednesday’s second and final round of stroke play that will determine the 64 golfers who start match play on Thursday. Single-elimination matches through Saturday will determine a champion.
Those who shot 71 included Traverse City’s Andrew Chapman.
Another Traverse City golfer, Patrick Colburn, is three shots back at 73.
Toxic Cherries roll, Cherry Bombs fall
TRAVERSE CITY — It was a split decision Saturday for the two Traverse City roller derby teams.
The Cherry Bombs lost to the Mix Up Misfits 185-120 while The Toxic Cherries defeated the Kalamazoo Killa Crew 289-93.
The teams will compete in a doubleheader July 20 at the Civic Center. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 10-under are free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, Inside Out Gallery, Oryana and brownpapertickets.com.
Blue Stars now 18-0 on season
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Blue Stars 13-under travel baseball team improved to 18-0 after sweeping the West Michigan Outlaws in a tripleheader.
Casey Peterson, Ryan Hayes and Joey Muzljakovich were the winning pitchers. Top offensive performers for the Blue Stars were Carson Rosa (six hits including a home run, five 5 RBIs), Muzljakovich (six hits, three RBIs), Matt Westman (five hits, three RBIs), and Ben McCrary (four hits, four RBIs). Nolan Mitchell also homered for the Blue Stars.
The Blue Stars travel to Flint to participate in the Cavalier Diamond Classic tournament this weekend.