2007 TPC • Goetzke needs extra holes, defeats Nagy for 2nd TPC crown

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.

Final Standings

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

Rd1 Goetzke 74
Nagy 76
J Pretzer 79
Lawler 80
Kurncz 80
Rd2 Goetzke 144
Nagy 146
Lawler 157
Clifton 158
Rd3 Nagy 220
Goetzke 221
Clifton 226
McKay 232
Rd4 Goetzke 296
Nagy 296
Clifton 304
Lawler 311

Low Round Scoring

68 McKay Rd2
68 Clifton Rd3
70 Nagy Rd2
70 Goetzke Rd2
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