Two golfers, one goal

Current and former Bulldog athletes to compete for national title

Two members of the 2009-2010 Ferris State men’s golf team will compete in the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship in University Place, Wash.

Former Bulldog golfer Eric Lilleboe and Ferris senior Garrett Simons will compete in the 110th annual U.S. Amateur Championship beginning Aug. 23.

Garrett Simons, senior
Eric Lilleboe, FSU alum

Lilleboe qualified for the event by finishing tied for first place at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier on July 22 at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. Lilleboe was named as a PING First-Team All-American and the GLIAC Men’s Golf “Athlete of the Year” for the 2009-2010 season. 

Simons took top honors at the U.S. Amateur Qualifying Tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills on Aug. 2 to earn his spot in the championship.

Following the 2009-2010 season, Simons was a first-team all-conference selection in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.