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Moon Goes Down Under at Cowans Ford  

    STANLEY, N.C. – Australia’s Jason Moon dropped a 35-foot birdie bomb on the first playoff hole to beat Columbia’s Scott Feaster and win the 2005 Cowans Ford Classic. Moon, who tasted victory last month at the Olde Sycamore Open, claimed his second win of the year on the 16th hole, which served as the first playoff hole. Moon’s putt was one that players usually hope to two putt, but the NC State alum had his putter in the air with 6 feet to go as it curled in to put all the pressure on Feaster. Feaster’s 15-foot birdie putt caught the right edge of the hole and spun out to end the drama.  

   “I missed a couple of three footers during the round, but I was able to put those behind me and stay positive all day,” said Moon, who is predicting a victory for his NC State football team tonight against Clemson. “I looked at the scoreboard a few times and knew that I was in contention, but with some birdie holes on the back nine, you can’t assume that the field will come back to you.”  

            “This gives me a lot of confidence heading down to Florence, SC for the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School,” said Moon, who will tee it up against the best in hopes of playing on TV in 2006.

            Feaster, a Columbia native and diehard Gamecocks fan, took advantage of perfect conditions on Thursday and fired the low final round with a 65. His round was highlighted by birdies on holes 3-6 and an eagle at the dangerous 15th.

            Aaron Black of Australia and Chris Mundorf of Greensboro shared third place at 13-under par. The charismatic Black nearly joined the playoff himself on 18, but his birdie chip slid by the hole on the last turn, much to his disbelief. Mundorf, the 18 and 36-hole leader, was in the hunt on the back nine despite a double bogey at the 8th. His chances faded away as birdie putts failed to find the hole coming down the stretch.

            The Tour would like to thank Mitch Clodfelter and the entire staff at Cowans Ford Country Club for hosting such a great event.

            The Tour will take the next two weeks off before finishing the 2005 season with the Anderson & Strudwick Tour Championship.

            For more information, visit www.tarheeltour.com

Tarheel Professional Tour

Cowans Ford Classic

Final Round Results

Cowans Ford Country Club

Par 72 -- 6,854 Yards 

Jason Moon                 Australia                        $9000              67-68-67=202

Scott Feaster                Columbia, SC               $5000              67-70-65=202

Aaron Black                 Australia                        $2750              68-69-66=203

Chris Mundorf              Greensboro, NC           $2750              63-67-73=203

Rich Mudd                   Charleston, SC              $1875              68-71-65=204

Mitch Adams                Cary, NC                      $1875              71-65-68=204

David Sanchez            Pinehurst, NC                 $1313              70-65-70=205

Rob Bradley                 Jacksonville, FL             $1313              66-69-70=205

John Engler                   Augusta, GA                  $1313              69-64-72=205

Karl Mitchell                Rockwell, NC                 $1313              68-66-71=205

Tommy Tolles               Flat Rock, NC               $1100              69-70-67=206

Jeremy Pope                Pawleys Island, SC         $1100              68-70-68=206

Richard Hanna            Standardsville, VA            $1100              70-68-68=206

Jared Garrity                Hamilton, GA                    $950                68-71-68=207

Stan Gann                    Centerville, GA                 $950                70-65-72=207

Ben Case                     England                             $781                70-69-69=208

Brian Quackenbush            Oakhill, VA                 $781                69-68-71=208

Stewart Moore             Charlotte, NC                   $781                66-70-72=208

Scott Volpitto               Augusta, GA                     $781                71-65-72=208

David Siegel                 Matthews, NC                  $665                69-70-70=209

Luke Stephen               Marietta, GA                    $665                69-70-70=209

Frank Adams III            Laurinburg, NC               $665                70-68-71=209

Curtis Deal                   N. Las Vegas, NV            $665                69-68-72=209

Tony Bostic                  Vienna, VA                      $600                68-71-71=210

AJ Elgert                      Lincoln, NE                      $600                70-69-71=210

Luke Slaymaker            Center Point, IA              $600                73-65-72=210

Jason Martin                 Lenior, NC                      $575                68-71-72=211

Chris Yoder                 Winston-Salem, NC         $550                70-69-73=212

Jordan Dempsey            Jacksonville, FL              $525                72-66-76=214

Mayson Petty               Tuscaloosa, AL                $525                70-69-77=216

Billy Judah                    Chesapeake, VA              $500                71-68-78=217

Andrew Dustman            Bloomington, IL             $500                73-66-79=218