Southern Pines, NC, USA
September 30-October 4, 2015
Rd1 – Southern Pines GC
Rd2 – Mid South GC
Rd3 – Tobacco Road GC
Rd4 – Pinehurst No.3 GC
Rd5 – Mid Pines GC
One point down with nine holes to play, Matt Maser (South Lyon, MI) played a sparkling final nine holes to overtake leaders Dan McKay (Warren, MI) and Kurt Goetzke (Berkley, MI) to claim the TPC title.
This triumph is Maser’s second, ending an 18 year drought since his first win (1997, 2015).
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious” stated Maser.
This year’s TPC was the first played as match play. Each participant was required to complete a seven match qualifier, with the top four players moving forward with three additional matches for the championship.
Others finishing in the top five include 2nd McKay, 3rd Goetzke, 4th Daniel Satut (Raleigh, NC) and 5th Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI).
Noteworthy – In the first “Rookie of the Year” competition since 2007, Satut defeated Pat Shannon (Milan, MI) to claim the prestigious award.
|1||Matt Maser||5½-3-7||15½ pts|
|2||Dan McKay||3½-6-5||14½ pts|
|3||Kurt Goetzke||3½-6-4||13½ pts|
|4||Dan Satut||5½-3-2||10½ pts|
|5||Andy Kurncz||6½-7-4½||18 pts|
|6||Karl Nagy||4½-5½-4½||14½ pts|
|7||Pat Shannon||2½-3½-8||14 pts|
|8||Jesse Nagy||4½-2-1||7½ pts|
Match by Match Leaders
K Nagy 5
K Nagy 9½
K Nagy 15
|Match4||K Nagy 21
|Match5||K Nagy 25½
High Match Points