1999 TPC • Nagy outduels Elgin, Clifton for TPC crown

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).

Final Standings

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)
DQ Eric Fournier 84-82-DQ  
DQ Coree Raden 84-84-DQ  

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Clifton 72
Nagy 73
Elgin 76
Granowicz 76
Rd2 Nagy 147
Clifton 149
Elgin 151
Shiner 151
Rd3 Nagy 223
Elgin 224
Clifton 225
Kurncz 228

Low Round Scoring

69 Kurncz Rd3
70 York Rd3
71 Je Vadnais Rd2
72 Clifton Rd1
73 Nagy Rd1
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