Beulah, MI, USA
September 10 – 12, 1999
Rd1 – Matheson Greens GC
Rd2 – Mistwood GC
Rd3 – Crystal Lake GC
Tough competition and awful weather was not enough to prevent Karl Nagy (Plymouth, MI) from his first TPC title.
Nagy entered the final round leading Ron Clifton (Plainwell, MI) by two and Jim Elgin (Rockwood, MI) by three, however good play by Clifton gave him he lead most of the round.
It finally swung in Nagy’s favor on 17, were a birdie (versus a Clifton double bogey) turned his 2 shot deficit into a one shot advantage, one he would not mislay.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence,” stated a victorious Nagy. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”
Top five finishers were 2nd Elgin, 3rd Clifton, 4th Andy Kurncz (Dearborn, MI) and 5th Dan York (Brighton, MI),
Defending TPC champion Doug Granowicz (Canton, MI) finished in 10th position.
Noteworthy – Nagy’s one stroke victory was the closest in TPC history, trumping two stroke wins by Kobane (1995) and Goetzke (1996).
|1||Karl Nagy||73-74-76||223 (+8)|
|2||Jim Elgin||76-75-73||224 (+9)|
|3||Ron Clifton||72-77-76||225 (+10)|
|4||Andy Kurncz||81-78-69||228 (+13)|
|5||Dan York||82-79-70||231 (+16)|
|6||Steve Lawler||78-78-80||236 (+21)|
|7||Andy Shiner||77-74-87||238 (+23)|
|8||Kurt Goetzke||78-76-86||240 (+25)|
|9||Jesse Nagy||83-77-81||241 (+26)|
|10||Doug Granowicz||76-83-83||242 (+27)|
|11||Todd Statetzny||81-74-89||244 (+29)|
|12||John Vadnais||81-79-86||246 (+31)|
|13||Bruce Kruckeberg||80-88-79||247 (+32)|
|14T||Jeff Longeway||87-77-86||250 (+35)|
|14T||Jeff Vadnais||95-71-84||250 (+35)|
|16||Louis Song||89-80-87||256 (+41)|
|17||Matt Maser||89-81-87||257 (+42)|
Round by Round Leaders
Low Round Scoring