Randy Erskine

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Randy Erskine
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Erskine from 1970 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1948-07-08) July 8, 1948 (age 70)
Springfield, Ohio
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Michigan
Turned professional1973
Retired1979
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins11
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1985
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1979

Randy Erskine (born July 8, 1948)[1] is an American professional golfer. He played as an amateur at the University of Michigan and won the 1970 Big Ten Conference championship. He turned professional in 1973 and won the Michigan Open five times between 1976 and 1985. He also won the 1978 Michigan PGA Championship, finished fifth at the 1977 Buick Open, and won the 2011 Michigan Senior PGA Championship.

Early years[edit]

Erskine was born in Springfield, Ohio[1] and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, graduating from Pennfield High School in 1966.

Amateur career[edit]

Erskine attended the University of Michigan where he won the 1970 Big Ten Conference golf championship at Savoy, Illinois. He was also selected as an All-American in 1968 and 1970.[2]

As an amateur, Erskine also won the 1972 Michigan State Amateur Championship, the Michigan Medal Play, and the GAM Championship.

Professional career[edit]

In 1973, Erskine began competing as a professional. He played on the PGA Tour from 1974 to 1979, with his best finish coming at the 1977 Buick Open where he tied for fifth place.[3] As a professional, he won the 1978 Michigan PGA Championship, was a five-time winner of the Michigan Open (1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, and 1985), and a two-time winner of the MPGA Match Play.

Honors and awards[edit]

He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1989 and the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete
  • 1968 Michigan Medal Play
  • 1970 Big Ten Championship
  • 1972 Michigan State Amateur Championship

Professional wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Randy Erskine". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "U of M Men's Golf". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Randy Erskine". databaseGolf.com. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Randy Erskine". Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "Captures Michigan Open". Ludington Daily News. August 23, 1976.
  6. ^ "No Place Like Home". The Argus Press. August 14, 1978.
  7. ^ "Erskine Wins". The Argus-Press. September 14, 1978.
  8. ^ "Erskine Holy Terror at Home". The Windsor Star. September 14, 1978.
  9. ^ "Erskine Wins Michigan Open". Ludington Daily News. July 14, 1979.
  10. ^ "Pair Wins State Pro-Am". Ludington Daily News. June 9, 1982.
  11. ^ "Erskine Wins". Ludington Daily News. July 2, 1984.
  12. ^ "Erskine Wins Club Pro by a Stroke With 136". The Palm Beach Post. November 21, 1984.
  13. ^ "Erskine Wins Michigan Open". Toledo Blade. July 3, 1985.
  14. ^ "Erskine Capture Marion Oaks Title by 4 Shots". Ocala Star-Banner. February 20, 1985.
  15. ^ "Erskine Match Play Champion". The Argus-Press. September 5, 1986.
  16. ^ Steve Foley (July 27, 2011). "Veteran Randy Erskine adds PGA State Senior title to long golf resume". Petoskey News-Review.

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