Following Fenton’s Darren Husse Day 2 at the Michigan Open


Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI — June 11, 2019

Fenton’s Darren Husse is competing in the Michigan Open Championship on the Bear Course at Grand Traverse Resort. He was the first round leader and his personal story makes that an incredible accomplishment. Read our feature story on his opening round.

Round 2 of the Michigan Open Championship

Darren started off his morning at 8:45 am from the 10th tee with a 1 stroke lead, after posting a round of 4 under 68 on the opening day of the tournament. After birdies on 3 of the first 4 holes, Darren was 7 under and looking to run off and hide from the competition on Day 2.

On the 15th hole, a par 5, Darren drove into the rough. Thinking he could muscle a shot out and onto the green in 2, he took a chance. If the gamble paid off, he could stretch the lead further. Unfortunately, his ball landed in the hazard a double bogey 7 brought Darren back to within reach of the field.

Hole 15 at the Bear Course / Photo Courtesy of Grand Traverse Resort

Hanging Tough

Another bogey on 18 brought Darren back to even par on the day. On the front nine, Darren’s final 9 for the day, he would have to make sure he got back into red numbers to have a shot at holding the lead.

Birdies on holes 2 and 8 ended Day 2 with Darren at 6 under for the tournament.

Image Courtesy of the Michigan PGA

1 Stroke Out of the Lead

Willie Mack III from Grand Blanc, MI shot a 2nd round 67. His 5 under round combined with an opening round of 2 under par gave Mack the lead at the end of Day 2. Francesco Ruffino of Bloomfield Hills, MI put together the low round of the day with a 64. Moving from 2 over par to 6 under after Round 2.

Consecutive rounds of 69 gave Eric Lilleboe from Okemos, MI a combined score of 6 under. Lilleboe, Ruffino, and Darren share 2nd place leading into the final 2 days of the tournament.

Darren tees off in the final threesome tomorrow at noon. He will be matched with Mack and Ruffino.

Follow The Lasco Press as we keep tabs on Darren as he continues his remarkable comeback story at The Michigan Open.