Reed City golfer pulls out dramatic first-place finish in Katke Junior Invitational

Fischer Morrison takes two-hole win on final hole over Chippewa Hills' Cameron Morgan

BIG RAPIDS – Reed City’s Fischer Morrison and Chippewa Hills’ Cameron Morgan have played Ferris State’s Katke Golf course a lot in their high school careers and took on the challenges presented by the 18-facility on Saturday.

Morrison took first and Morgan second in the Katke Junior Invitational, an 18-hole tournament on the par 72 course. Morrison shot an 81 to beat Morgan by two strokes.

“It definitely was not a good performance,” Morrison said. “That’s how golf works. You have good days and you have bad days. It was one of those bad days.”

Yet, he won by two strokes.

“The last hole was probably the best hole,” he said. “Me and Cameron went into it tied. I had a good tee shot and he went into the water so he had to take a drop. I took my second shot and had 200 into the pin. I took a 7 iron to within four feet and had a tap-in for a birdie.”

Morrison said he registered for the Traverse City Junior Golf Association.

“It’s like a little junior mini-tour up in Traverse City and around the Traverse City area,” Morrison said. “I’ve done five of those events. I got third twice.”

Morrison graduated from Reed City and will try this fall for a spot on the Ferris State men’s team at the end of August.

“I don’t have any other (summer tournaments) coming up but I’ll see if I can work some in later,” he said.

Morgan was a sophomore this past season at Chippewa Hills and had a chance to play Katke before.

“But it was playing pretty tough (Saturday),” Morgan said. “They had the greens rolling really fast. We had to get the greens dialed down. It was fun. I birdied a hole on the back nine on the par 5.”

This was Morgan’s third summer tournament. He’s played a couple in the Traverse City area in the mini tour.

He and Morrison played in the elite division. Chase Carlson won in the tour division with an 86.

Easton Ososki won the boys 10-year-old division with a 59 for nine holes. Reid Nelson won the boys 11-13 division with a 52. Ryleigh Allen won the girls elite division with an 88.