2006 TPC • It’s crazy! Raden wins an unprecedented 3rd TPC title

Manistee, MI, USA
September 14 – 17, 2006
Rd1 – Katke GC
Rd2 – Arcadia Bluffs GC
Rd3 – Champion Hills GC
Rd4 – Hemlock GC

There are many things that defy logic, Coree Raden’s (Caledonia, MI) win at the 2006 TPC is one of them.

Raden, who previously won the 2001 and 2002 TPC titles, was given a multiple champion handicap penalty and not afforded a chance this year.

Unfortunately he did not realize this fact, and led wire to wire to claim a third title.

“If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless,” stated an exuberant Raden. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”

This victory elevates Raden to the status of greatest TPC’er ever.

Other top five finishers include runner-up Jeff Pretzer (Macomb, MI), tied 3rd Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI) and Ron Clifton (Richland, MI) and 5th Karl Nagy (Simpsonville, SC).

Noteworthy – Coree Raden has won three of the last six TPC’s, he was the first to win two titles, now he’s the first to win three.

Final Standings

1 Coree Raden 73-76-74-77 300 (+12)
2 Jeff Pretzer 75-80-71-80 306 (+18)
3T Andy Kurncz 80-78-76-77 311 (+23)
3T Ron Clifton 76-82-73-80 311 (+23)
5 Karl Nagy 77-84-75-77 313 (+25)
6 Mark Chapman 79-78-74-83 314 (+26)
7 Steve Lawler 76-84-76-79 315 (+27)
8T Bruce Kruckeberg 75-84-84-82 325 (+37)
8T Jeff Longeway 81-83-74-87 325 (+37)
8T Kurt Goetzke 81-76-82-86 325 (+37)
11 Dan McKay 79-88-76-83 326 (+38)
12 Matt Maser 81-82-77-89 329 (+41)
13 Eric Fournier 81-89-85-87 342 (+54)

 

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Raden 73
J Pretzer 75
Kruckeberg 75
Clifton 76
Lawler 76
Rd2 Raden 149
J Pretzer 155
Chapman 157
Goetzke 157
Rd3 Raden 223
J Pretzer 226
Chapman 231
Clifton 231
Rd4 Raden 300
J Pretzer 306
Clifton 311
Kurncz 311

Low Round Scoring

71 J Pretzer Rd3
73 Raden Rd1
73 Clifton Rd3
74 Raden Rd3
74 Chapman Rd3
74 Longeway Rd3
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