2015 TPC • Stellar final nine nets Maser his second TPC

Southern Pines, NC, USA
September 30-October 4, 2015
Rd1 – Southern Pines GC
Rd2 – Mid South GC
Rd3 – Tobacco Road GC
Rd4 – Pinehurst No.3 GC
Rd5 – Mid Pines GC

One point down with nine holes to play, Matt Maser (South Lyon, MI) played a sparkling final nine holes to overtake leaders Dan McKay (Warren, MI) and Kurt Goetzke (Berkley, MI) to claim the TPC title.

This triumph is Maser’s second, ending an 18 year drought since his first win (1997, 2015).

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious” stated Maser.

This year’s TPC was the first played as match play. Each participant was required to complete a seven match qualifier, with the top four players moving forward with three additional matches for the championship.

Others finishing in the top five include 2nd McKay, 3rd Goetzke, 4th Daniel Satut (Raleigh, NC) and 5th Andy Kurncz (Fenton, MI).

Noteworthy – In the first “Rookie of the Year” competition since 2007, Satut defeated Pat Shannon (Milan, MI) to claim the prestigious award.

Final Standings

1 Matt Maser 5½-3-7 15½ pts
2 Dan McKay 3½-6-5 14½ pts
3 Kurt Goetzke 3½-6-4 13½ pts
4 Dan Satut 5½-3-2 10½ pts
5 Andy Kurncz 6½-7-4½ 18 pts
6 Karl Nagy 4½-5½-4½ 14½ pts
7 Pat Shannon 2½-3½-8 14 pts
8 Jesse Nagy 4½-2-1 7½ pts

Match by Match Leaders

Match1 Satut 6½
Maser 5
K Nagy 5
Kurncz 5
Match2 Kurncz 11½
Maser 10½
Goetzke 10
K Nagy 9½
Satut 9½
Match3 Maser 17
Kurncz 15
K Nagy 15
McKay 14½
Match4 K Nagy 21
McKay 20½
Maser 20
Goetzke 20
Match5 K Nagy 25½
McKay 25
Maser 25
Goetzke 24½
Match6 McKay 29½
Maser 29½
Satut 28½
Goetzke 28½
Match7 McKay 35
Goetzke 34
Satut 34
Maser 33
Match8 Maser 5½
Satut 5½
McKay 3½
Goetzke 3½
Match9 McKay 9½
Goetzke 9½
Satut 8½
Maser 8½
Match10 Maser 15½
McKay 14½
Goetzke 13½
Satut 10½

High Match Points

8 Shannon M10
7 Maser M10
7 Kurncz M9
Kurncz M8
Shannon M6
Goetzke M4
Maser M3
Kurncz M2
Satut M1
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