Suzy Green-Roebuck Makes History Winning Third Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship
THOMPSONVILLE – Suzy Green-Roebuck of Ann Arbor became the first three-time winner of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship with a sizzling 6-under 66 Wednesday on the Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain Resort.
She also became the oldest winner at age 49, and did it with her father, Pete, serving as her caddie. Pete, 75, is a four-time Michigan Amateur champion who at age 56 in 1996 became the oldest winner of that state championship.
“We talked about that coming up 18,” said Green-Roebuck, who played at Ohio State University and on the LPGA Tour and mini-tours before starting a family that includes three children (Lydie, 12, Hank, 11, Pete, 10).
“We come up here and he asks me if I still want him to caddie. That’s the beauty of golf carts being used in this tournament. He can be out there with me, helping me. He knows how to read a green, and it’s great quality time with him just doing the golf thing.”
Green-Roebuck’s 66, the low round of the day, gave her a 9-under 207 for the championship and earned her first-place money of $6,000 out of the $37,000 purse.
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