Gaylord, Michigan, USA
September 23 – 26, 2004
Rd1 – Wilderness Valley GC
Rd2 – Michaywe (Pines GC)
Rd3 – Michaywe (Lake GC)
Rd4 – Gaylord CC
Rd5 – Michaywe (Pines GC)
After nine years of trying, Louis Song (Plymouth, MI) finally captured his first TPC title.
Leading by one stroke over eventual runner-up Steve Lawler (Macomb Twp, MI) entering the last round, both players fired matching 74’s, giving Song the victory.
Controversy arose during the 4th round, when a lost ball ruling was undone and turned Song’s 76 into a 73; his two shot deficit was turned into a one shot lead entering the final round.
After his final putt dropped, Song announced “서당개삼년에풍월읊는다”, which translates to “After three years at a village schoolhouse, even a dog can recite a poem.”
Defending champion Jeff Longeway’s (Plymouth, MI) repeat bid fell short, as he stumbled to a 12th place finish.
Players also finishing in the top five were tied 3rd Bruce Kruckeberg (Shelby Twp, MI) and Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI), and 5th Matt Maser (Northville, MI).
Noteworthy – In a dubious honor, Longeway became the first 1st round leader to finish the tournament in last place.
|1||Louis Song||71-71-84-73-74||373 (+15)|
|2||Steve Lawler||80-68-75-77-74||374 (+16)|
|3T||Bruce Kruckeberg||76-75-75-75-77||378 (+20)|
|3T||Coree Raden||72-70-82-77-77||378 (+20)|
|5||Matt Maser||69-76-78-81-79||383 (+25)|
|6||Eric Fournier||77-74-81-81-73||386 (+28)|
|7||Kurt Goetzke||80-70-84-74-80||388 (+30)|
|8||Andy Kurncz||78-79-71-75-86||389 (+31)|
|9||Mark Chapman||71-77-91-80-74||393 (+35)|
|10T||Ron Clifton||77-76-87-79-77||396 (+38)|
|10T||Karl Nagy||73-74-88-80-81||396 (+38)|
|12||Jeff Longeway||69-74-82-85-89||399 (+41)|
Round by Round Leaders
Low Round Scoring