TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s Anika Dy became the youngest winner in the 26-year history of the Michigan Women’s Open.
The 17-year-old and former Traverse City West High School standout began the day with a one-stroke lead at Crystal Mountain Resort’s Mountain Ridge course and played a phenomenal final nine holes to pull away for a five-stroke lead.
“I didn’t know I won, even on 18,” Dy said. “I did not look at leaderboards at all. I had no idea.”
Dy became the second amateur player to win the event. She will play in college at the University of Michigan, beginning this fall.
Dy finished the tournament at 12-under. Her 4-under 68 during Wednesday’s final round included six birdies, including a string of three in a row on holes 13-15.
Macy Hubbard and Haylee Harford finished tied for second place at 7-under.