Oregon, OH, USA
September 24 – 27, 2009
Rd1 – Lilac GC
Rd2 – Raisin River (West) GC
Rd3 – Heather Downs CC
Rd4 – Maumee Bay State Park GC
Rd5 – Detwiler GC
It may have taken 15 years, but Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI) is finally a TPC champion.
Kurncz’s 74 was four back after the opening round, but his stellar 63 in the 2nd vaulted him into the lead, one he would carry the rest of the way.
Although he never held the lead, runner-up Jeff Pretzer (Macomb, MI) applied pressure to Kurncz over the final two days.
A victorious Kurncz declared “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.”
Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI) led with 70 after the first round, however he played less than excellent golf the rest of the way and faded to 11th.
Last year’s TPC champion Karl Nagy (Simpsonville, SC) finished his title defense in 6th position.
Other top five finishers include 3rd Bruce Kruckeberg (Shelby Twp, MI), tied 4th Steve Lawler (Macomb Twp, MI) and Brent Pretzer (New Haven, MI).
Noteworthy – Thursday’s 2nd round tournament average of 67.00 was the lowest in TPC history.
|1||Andy Kurncz||74-63-74-75-73||359 (+3)|
|2||Jeff Pretzer||71-68-81-71-76||367 (+11)|
|3||Bruce Kruckeberg||74-66-76-80-72||368 (+12)|
|4T||Steve Lawler||73-66-78-81-72||370 (+14)|
|4T||Brent Pretzer||77-63-74-85-71||370 (+14)|
|6||Karl Nagy||79-74-71-79-72||375 (+19)|
|7||Jeff Longeway||78-62-76-78-83||377 (+21)|
|8||Jim Hartigan||77-69-78-84-74||382 (+26)|
|9||Ron Clifton||83-63-84-77-77||384 (+28)|
|10||Kurt Goetzke||79-69-79-82-78||387 (+31)|
|11||Coree Raden||70-72-82-84-81||389 (+33)|
|12||Dan McKay||82-69-87-83-78||399 (+43)|
Round by Round Leaders
J Pretzer 71
J Pretzer 139
B Pretzer 140
B Pretzer 214
J Pretzer 291
J Pretzer 367
B Pretzer 370
Low Round Scoring