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HIGHLAND – Jeff Cuzzort said adding the one-year lease on a Cadillac from LaFontaine Cadillac to winning the state championship was overwhelming.

“I can’t thank people enough,” he said.

Jeff Cuzzort Wins Michigan Open Championship

left to right: Robert Simmons, John Foglio, Jeff Cuzzort, Kelley LaFontaine, Bob Milner, Ryan LaFontaine

Cuzzort, a Grosse Ile resident, also said winning the 98th Michigan Open Championship means everything to him.

“Just everything, because I closed the deal,” he said after shooting a final-round 3-under 69 Thursday to hold off all challengers for the state championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac at Prestwick Village Golf Club.

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HIGHLAND – As day two of the golf action in the 98th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac came to a close Tuesday at Prestwick Village, the party was just getting started.

LaFontaine Cadillac hosted a reception for Prestwick members to celebrate their sponsorship of the storied championship, which is currently led by Jeff Cuzzort of Grosse Ile.

2015 Cadillac ATS at Prestwick Village Golf Club

Cuzzort is hoping to celebrate after two more days of competition, though he said he came to the tournament with no expectations.

“That no expectations thing is working pretty good right now,” he said. “I think I will stick with that.”

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HIGHLAND – Top PGA Professionals, tour players and amateurs, including three newly inducted Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members will be part of the starting field of 156 golfers when the 98th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac plays out Monday through Thursday at Prestwick Village Golf Club.

Six-time Michigan Open champion Scott Hebert of Traverse City Golf & Country Club, Dave Kendall of the Kendall Academy of Golf in Ypsilanti and one of the state’s top amateurs, Greg Davies of West Bloomfield, will be part of the 2015 class inducted Sunday with LPGA star Kelly Robbins in ceremonies Sunday at Ferris State University, the home of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

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On Monday Hebert, Kendall and Davies start the state championship with a field that includes 10 former Michigan Open champions, including three more golfers who are in the Hall of Fame – 2013 champion and amateur Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood, five-time champion Randy Erskine of Lake Orion (1976, ’78, ’79, ’84, ’85) and three-time champion Steve Brady of Oakland Hills Country Club (1991, ’92, ’96).

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Ryan Brehm said he didn’t let himself think about the win, money or the lease on a new Cadillac until the tournament was over.

Then he couldn’t stop smiling.

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Ryan Brehm talks about winning the Michigan Open and a new Cadillac ATS.

“I don’t even know how to feel about winning a Cadillac,” he said. “I’m thinking it might be a little out of my league, but I’m really going to enjoy driving it.”

The 28-year-old PGA Tour Canada golfer won the 97th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac at Prestwick Village Golf Club Thursday. It was his third Open title.

The Mount Pleasant native, Grand Rapids resident and former Michigan State star shot a closing 1-over-par 73 and had to hold off a the charge of Petoskey’s Joey Garber, who shot 68 and after nine holes of play in the final round was within one shot.

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It’s a little damp this morning for the start of the third round of the Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac at Prestwick Village Golf Club.

But there’s a VIP hospitality tent with all the comforts of home covering invited guests of LaFontaine.

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Bob Anderson, Jeff Chapel and Luke Field enjoy the amenities inside the LaFontaine Cadillac VIP hospitality tent

Meanwhile, when the weather breaks great golf is at hand.

Ryan Brehm and Willie Mack III shared the lead at the halfway point of the four-round championship.

It was good news for Mack and Brehm, but maybe bad news for everybody else in the field.

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The field of 156 golfers playing in the Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac at Prestwick Village are car shopping as they play.

Cadillacs are parked in various places around the golf course for golfers and fans to peruse even during play. The 72-hole state championship continues through Thursday.

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Willie Mack hitting a bunker shot on No. 18 during round 1 of the Michigan Open Championship

The three co-leaders after one round Monday all had interesting travel stories and could have used a new Cadillac.

Willie Mack III of Grand Blanc had to drive from Atlanta after winning a mini-tour event there Sunday night.

Joey Garber of Petoskey came to make his professional debut after a stellar college career at the University of Georgia and a much-needed week off in Chicago. He hasn’t made it home yet from college, and is driving the whole way.

And Mount Pleasant native and Grand Rapids resident Ryan Brehm flew the red-eye flight from Vancouver in Canada to Chicago with a connecting flight to Grand Rapids arriving at 9 a.m. Monday, and then hopped in a car to drive to Prestwick Village and play.

They shared the lead through the first round of the 97th Michigan Open with rounds of 7-under-par 65.

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Cadillac recently told Edmunds.com that not all of its 940 dealers in the U.S. would carry the 2014 Cadillac ELR. In fact, upwards of 400 Cadillac dealers have opted not to carry the luxury brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle.

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When posed with the question of whether or not to carry the ELR, Robert Milner, General Sales Manager of LaFontaine Cadillac, was adamant about the desire to not just carry the vehicle, but aggressively market it.

The all-new Cadillac ELR is the perfect fit for our luxury market. The Detroit Market is the largest Cadillac Market in the country. We have seen firsthand how important the environment is to our customers by their overwhelming positive reaction to our new Gold LEED Certified Dealership in Highland, Michigan.

The ELR’s combination of luxury, technology, eco-friendly and fuel efficiency make it a unique offering in the marketplace. We are very optimistic about the demand for such a vehicle in the Detroit Market and we have the resources, infrastructure, personnel and expertise to represent this unique vehicle aggressively.

A Growing Investment

Many Cadillac Dealers decided not to carry the ELR because of the significant investment for infrastructure, equipment and training needed to support the ELR.

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If the idea of having an anxiety-free 340 mile driving range wasn’t electrifying enough – it’s just been announced that the first 1000 owners of the 2014 Cadillac ELR will also get a free charging station courtesy of General Motors.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR on display at LaFontaine Cadillac in Highland, MI

While the Cadillac ELR is a luxury coupe that blends dramatic design with industry leading extended range technology to deliver a driving experience that is both sporty and environmentally friendly – at the end of the day, you’ll want to charge your ELR at home to make the most out of it’s extended range capabilities.

In an effort to make the ownership experience easy on the first 1,000 Cadillac ELR customers nationwide – General Motors is footing the bill for installation of a 240V Bosch Home Charging Station at your residence.

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