2008 TPC • Nagy goes wire to wire, rebounds to rout field for 2nd TPC victory

Lewiston, MI, USA
September 18 – 21, 2008
Rd1 – Garland Resort (Reflections GC)
Rd2 – Garland Resort (Fountains GC)
Rd3 – Garland Resort (Monarch GC)
Rd4 – Garland Resort (Swampfire GC)

Not deterred by his playoff loss last year, Karl Nagy (Simpsonville, SC) dominated the field to win the 2008 TPC.

His opening round of 70 placed him two shots ahead of Jeff Longeway (Plymouth, MI) after 18 holes.

However, it was Nagy’s second round of 71 that all but locked up his victory, increasing the lead to 14 strokes over four others, including eventual runner-up Jeff Pretzer (Macomb, MI).

Upon hoisting the trophy, Nagy exclaimed “Triumph or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful men always act as though they have accomplished something. Act, look and feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.”

Other top five finishers include 3rd Kurt Goetzke (Berkley, MI), 4th Steve Lawler (Macomb Twp, MI) and 5th Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI).

Nagy’s victory was his second TPC title (1999, 2008), which moves him into a privileged group of multiple winners alongside Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI – 2001, 2002, 2006) and Goetzke (1996, 2007).

Noteworthy – Nagy’s 13 shot margin of victory is the third largest in TPC history, behind Doug Granowicz (1998 – 22 shots) and Matt Maser (1997 – 18 shots).

Final Standings

1 Karl Nagy 70-71-82-81 304 (+16)
2 Jeff Pretzer 78-77-85-77 317 (+29)
3 Kurt Goetzke 77-78-92-82 329 (+41)
4 Steve Lawler 77-78-94-82 331 (+43)
5 Andy Kurncz 76-79-87-91 333 (+45)
6 Jim Hartigan 82-78-82-93 335 (+47)
7 Bruce Kruckeberg 81-76-86-96 339 (+51)
8 Coree Raden 81-82-91-88 342 (+54)
9 Dan McKay 80-90-87-92 349 (+61)
10 Brent Pretzer 97-84-93-77 351 (+63)
11 Jeff Longeway 72-101-105-88 366 (+78)
12 Ron Clifton 79-86-104-104 373 (+85)

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Nagy 70
Longeway 72
Kurncz 76
Goetzke 77
Lawler 77
Rd2 Nagy 141
Kurncz 155
Goetzke 155
Lawler 155
J Pretzer 155
Rd3 Nagy 223
J Pretzer 240
Kurncz 242
Hartigan 242
Rd4 Nagy 304
J Pretzer 317
Goetzke 329
Lawler 331

Low Round Scoring

70 Nagy Rd1
71 Nagy Rd2
72 Longeway Rd1
76 Kurncz Rd1
76 Kruckeberg Rd2
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