Brueggeman accomplishes championship feat

HOUGHTON – John Brueggeman, an Iowa native, claimed his first Verdie Cox Club Championship last weekend at Portage Lake Golf Course.

Brueggeman defeated Alex Roy 3-and-2, winning the last three holes to take the championship.

Blake Hietala shot 73 to earn medalist honors in the qualifying round.

In the senior division, Chris Roy claimed a 3-and-2 victory over Bob Vial. Also the medalist after shooting a 77 Saturday, Roy won the open division in 1981.

The Super Senior champion was Chuck Lucchesi, a two-time winner after claiming the 2005 crown. He took down defending champ Bill Massey 3-and-2 after shooting 74 for medalist honors.