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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
“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.
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