Mooretown, ONT, CAN
September 20 – 23, 2007
Rd1 – Bonnie Doon GC
Rd2 – Sawmill Creek GC
Rd3 – St Clair Parkway GC
Rd4 – Indian Hills GC
Kurt Goetzke (Clawson, MI) needed extra holes to defeat Karl Nagy (Simpsonville, SC) and claim his 2nd TPC.
Goetzke and Nagy matched each other the entire tournament, with no player winning a round by more than 3 strokes.
The outcome was decided on the third playoff hole, when Goetzke found the green with his approach and Nagy did not.
Once the champion medallion was placed around his neck, Goetzke cried out “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Rounding out the top five were 3rd Ron Clifton (Richland, MI), 4th Steve Lawler (Macomb Twp, MI) and 5th Dan McKay (Warren, MI).
This victory is a second TPC for Goetzke (1996, 2008), moving him beside Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI – 2001, 2002, 2006) as the only multiple champions.
Noteworthy – This was the first TPC played outside of the USA, and the first to be decided in a sudden death playoff.
|1||Kurt Goetzke||74-70-77-75||296 (+12)*|
|2||Karl Nagy||76-70-74-76||296 (+12)|
|3||Ron Clifton||81-77-68-78||304 (+20)|
|4||Steve Lawler||80-77-77-77||311 (+27)|
|5||Dan McKay||92-68-72-83||315 (+31)|
|6T||Jeff Pretzer||79-80-78-83||320 (+36)|
|6T||Andy Kurncz||80-88-80-72||320 (+36)|
|8||Bruce Kruckeberg||93-80-70-83||326 (+42)|
|9||Jim Hartigan||86-77-81-83||327 (+43)|
|10||Jeff Longeway||86-78-85-84||333 (+49)|
|11||Tim O’Connor||86-86-77-86||335 (+51)|
|12||Coree Raden||93-82-87-91||353 (+69)|
|13||Brent Pretzer||87-84-85-110||366 (+82)|
*won 3rd playoff hole
Round by Round Leaders
J Pretzer 79
Low Round Scoring