2012 TPC • Former Sparty Lemmon rules Ann Arbor for TPC crown

Whitmore Lake, MI, USA
September 20-23, 2012
Rd1 – University of Michigan GC
Rd2 – Radrick Farms GC
Rd3 – Leslie Park GC
Rd4 – Washtenaw CC

In a sweet twist of fate, ex-Michigan State golfer Chris Lemmon (Richmond, VA) won his first TPC title in Ann Arbor.

Lemmon, who trailed eventual runner-up Matt Maser (Louisville, KY) and two-time champion Steve Lawler (Chesterfield, MI) entering the final round, played stellar golf to win by 5 points.

This year’s event was played under the modified Kurnczieford scoring system, were points were awarded based on hole score (double eagle 8 , eagle 5, birdie 3, par 1, bogey 0, double bogey -1, triple bogey -2 and quadruple bogey or worse -4).

An exuberant Lemmon announced “Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

Defending champion Steve Lawler (Chesterfield, MI) finished a respectable 4th place.

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

Final Standings

1 Chris Lemmon 21-12-15-20 68 pts
2 Matt Maser 15-17-19-12 63 pts
3 Kurt Goetzke 10-19-18-13 60 pts
4 Steve Lawler 16-13-21-9 59 pts
5 Andy Kurncz 12-15-16-13 56 pts
6 Brent Pretzer 12-20-14-(-4) 42 pts
7 Ron Clifton 5-13-15-5 38 pts
8 Coree Raden 9-15-10-(-3) 31 pts
9 Jeff Pretzer 8-8-8-3 27 pts
10 Karl Nagy 8-2-13-(-4) 19 pts
11T Dan McKay 1-11-6-(-1) 17 pts
11T Jeff Longeway 3-(-2)-6-10 17 pts

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Lemmon 21
Lawler 16
Maser 15
Kurncz 12
B Pretzer 12
Rd2 Lemmon 33
Maser 32
B Pretzer 32
Goetzke 29
Lawler 29
Rd3 Maser 51
Lawler 50
Lemmon 48
Goetzke 47
Rd4 Lemmon 68
Maser 63
Goetzke 60
Lawler 59

High Round Points

21 Lemmon Rd1
21 Lawler Rd3
20 B Pretzer Rd2
20 Lemmon Rd4
19 Goetzke Rd2
19 Maser Rd3
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