2014 TPC • Goetzke crowned king of Canada again, wins third TPC title

Tilbury, ONT, CAN
September 18-21, 2014
Rd1 – Tilbury GC
Rd2 – Roseland GC
Rd3 – Deer Run GC
Rd4 – Fox Glen GC

Golf historians agree that the sign of a great champion is how they perform internationally. Kurt Goetzke’s (Berkley, MI) second TPC triumph in Canada bolsters his reputation as the NGA’s greatest globetrotting golfer.

Goetzke lead this year’s tournament by three shots after 36 holes, however fell two behind 54 hole leader and eventual runner-up Matt Maser (South Lyon, MI).

Not deterred by his position, Goetzke played an outstanding final round, recording a 76 (versus Maser’s 81) and claimed a two shot win.

“America was born as a nation of immigrants who have always contributed to its greatness” announced Goetzke. “What I have learned is that a whole lot of people with degrees don’t know a damn thing, and a lot of people with no degrees are brilliant.”

With this third TPC victory (1996, 2007, 2014), Goetzke earned 10 Hall of Fame points, boosting his total to 48 pts and HoF induction. He joins Steve Lawler (Chesterfield, MI – 2011) and Karl Nagy (Simpsonville, SC – 2013) as TPC HoF’ers.

Others finishing in the top five include 3rd Nagy, 4th Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI) and 5th Lawler.

Noteworthy – With this victory, Goetzke ties Coree Raden (Caledonia, MI – 2001, 2002, 2006) for most TPC titles.

Final Standings

1 Kurt Goetzke 67-71-70-66 274 (-11)
2 Matt Maser 74-67-65-70 276 (-9)
3 Karl Nagy 75-79-74-71 299 (+14)
4 Andy Kurncz 79-76-75-72 302 (+17)
5 Steve Lawler 76-79-75-75 305 (+20)
6 Brent Pretzer 75-82-79-71 307 (+22)
7 Ron Clifton 79-83-81-71 314 (+29)
8 Coree Raden 76-84-81-80 321 (+36)
9 Dan McKay 81-92-78-78 329 (+44)
DQ Jeff Longeway 79-82-DQ-DQ

Round by Round Leaders

Rd1 Goetzke 67
Maser 74
Nagy 75
Pretzer 75
Rd2 Goetzke 138
Maser 141
Nagy 154
Lawler 155
Kurncz 155
Rd3 Maser 206
Goetzke 208
Nagy 228
Lawler 230
Kurncz 230
Rd4 Goetzke 274
Maser 276
Nagy 299
Kurncz 302

Low Round Scoring

65 Maser Rd3
66 Goetzke Rd4
67 Goetzke Rd1
67 Maser Rd2
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