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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.


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.


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.


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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