Amateur Jake Kneen leads heading to Michigan Open’s final round

22-year-old Jake Kneen leads the field at 11-under par entering the final round of the Michigan Open.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY – White Lake amateur Jake Kneen shot 5-under 67 on Wednesday afternoon and that powered him into the lead through three rounds of the 101st Michigan Open Championship being played on the Bear course at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

The 22-year-old is a recent graduate of Oakland University where he was named the Horizon League Golfer of the Year this spring.

His 11-under 205 total gave him a three-shot lead on third-round leader and mini-tour professional Eric Lilleboe of Okemos, who shot 72 for 208. James Holley of Howell, another mini-tour professional, shot 70 for 210 to set up the final threesome pairing for Thursday’s final round in the $55,500 state championship.

SCORES: Complete results through round three and pairings for the final round can be found at

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