Augusta, MI, USA
September 26 – 29, 2002
Rd1 – Stonehedge (South GC)
Rd2 – Stonehedge (North GC)
Rd3 – Gull Lake (East?GC)
Rd4 – Bedford Valley GC
Rd5 – Gull Lake (East GC)
Rd6 – Gull Lake (West GC)
Back to back TPC victories were never supposed to happen, but no one ever informed Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI), who captured his second consecutive TPC title.
Raden opened with a lackluster 82, but grabbed the lead after his 2nd round 72, one he would not relinquish over the final four rounds.
Runner-up Louis Song (Plymouth, MI) applied pressure to Raden, including a final round 73 to close the victory gap, but it wasn’t enough to unseat Raden.
“There is no way that you can ever really repeat something,” stated an exasperated Raden. “I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured, each moment its own unique occurrence.”
Also finishing in the top five were tied 3rd Bruce Kruckeberg (Shelby Twp, MI) and Steve Lawler (St Clair Shores, MI), and 5th Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI).
Noteworthy – This was the first (and likely last) TPC conducted over 108 holes (6 rounds).
|1||Coree Raden||82-72-71-83-69-80||457 (+30)|
|2||Louis Song||82-72-76-79-80-73||462 (+35)|
|3T||Bruce Kruckeberg||78-89-67-83-73-77||467 (+40)|
|3T||Steve Lawler||82-76-72-78-83-76||467 (+40)|
|5||Andy Kurncz||79-77-85-81-75-75||472 (+45)|
|6||Jeff Longeway||83-84-76-82-73-75||473 (+46)|
|7||Matt Maser||83-77-75-83-83-73||474 (+47)|
|8||Kurt Goetzke||73-81-79-87-78-79||477 (+50)|
|9||Ron Clifton||87-78-75-79-82-78||479 (+52)|
|10||Karl Nagy||85-82-80-91-79-80||497 (+70)|
|11||Dan McKay||79-83-80-85-81-91||499 (+72)|
Round by Round Leaders
Low Round Scoring