2005 TPC • Lawler outlasts all others, breaks through for 1st TPC

Angola, IN, USA
September 15 – 18, 2005
Rd1 – Blackberry Patch GC
Rd2 – Lake James GC
Rd3 – Zollner GC
Rd4 – Cobblestone GC
Rd5 – Noble Hawk GC
Rd6 – Zollner GC

Steve Lawler (Macomb Twp, MI) finally claimed his first TPC title, outlasting all others in the six round marathon.

In his six prior TPC’s, Lawler recorded two 2nd and two 3rd place finishes, but the ultimate prize eluded him.

Trailing co-leaders Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI) and Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI) by four after 36 holes, Lawler closed with stellar rounds of 70-68-71-73 over the final four to seal the deal.

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential,” exclaimed Lawler, “These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

Others finishing in the top 5 were runner-up Ron Clifton (Richland, MI), 3rd Dan McKay (Warren, MI) and tied 4th Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI) and Eric Founier (Harper Woods, MI).

Noteworthy – This was the second TPC to be conducted over 108 holes, the first occurring three years earlier in 2002.

Final Standings

1 Steve Lawler 71-83-70-68-71-73 436 (+5)
2 Ron Clifton 81-76-76-75-66-71 445 (+14)
3 Dan McKay 75-85-72-74-77-80 463 (+32)
4T Coree Raden 75-75-80-77-82-79 468 (+37)
4T Eric Fournier 80-73-74-88-79-74 468 (+37)
6 Kurt Goetzke 77-74-78-85-82-75 471 (+40)
7 Andy Kurncz 74-76-77-83-74-89 473 (+42)
8 Jeff Longeway 84-82-86-77-77-77 483 (+52)
9 Jeff Pretzer 85-81-75-81-83-83 488 (+57)
10 Mark Chapman 75-80-78-87-89-82 491 (+60)
11 Karl Nagy 86-80-86-83-81-77 493 (+62)
DQ Jim Hartigan DQ-DQ-79-86-82-85

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Lawler 71
Kurncz 74
Raden 75
McKay 75
Chapman 75
Rd2 Kurncz 150
Raden 150
Goetzke 151
Fournier 153
Rd3 Lawler 224
Kurncz 227
Fournier 227
Goetzke 229
Rd4 Lawler 292
McKay 306
Raden 307
Clifton 308
Rd5 Lawler 363
Clifton 374
McKay 383
Kurncz 384
Rd6 Lawler 436
Clifton 445
McKay 463
Raden 468
Fournier 468

Low Round Scoring

66 Clifton Rd5
68 Lawler Rd4
70 Lawler Rd3
71 Lawler Rd1
71 Lawler Rd5
71 Clifton Rd6
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