The 57th Annual Saginaw District Golf Tournament came to a tight close on Sunday, June 26th, with Alan Pumford sinking a birdie putt on the 18th hole at Apple Mountain Golf Club to edge out Mike Stelter and Micah Skidmore by 2-strokes.
Pumford also clinched the Fred Martin, Jr. Senior Division trophy, becoming only the second golfer in Saginaw District history to win both the Open and Senior Division honors. The only other golfer to achieve this feat was Mike Humphrey back in 1998.
Since 1955, The Saginaw District Golf Association’s Invitational three-day Tournament has served as the premier amateur golf event in Saginaw County. The sole purpose of the Tournament is to determine the best amateur golfer in Saginaw County.
With Pumford’s winning putt on the 18th hole, he and his son Nick became the third father-son duo to both take top honors. Nick Pumford turned pro in 2010 after his 2009 District win and is ineligible to compete in the district tournament, but did return this year to act as caddy for his winning father.