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IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2007
Contact: Randy Stutzman
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UTAH’S MOODY HANGS ON TO WIN 2007 TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS
GOLF PGA ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Chris Moody of Provo, Utah, fired a final-round 72 to win the 2007
TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship at 11-under-par 277. Jim Herman, PGA
assistant professional at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., made a late charge with a 67 and
finished two-strokes behind Moody at 9-under 279.
Scott Medlin, a PGA apprentice at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort, carded a 68 and finished in sole
possession of third place at 281.
Bob Jacobson, PGA assistant professional at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, Calif., finished in
fourth place at 282.
Moody, a 32-year-old PGA assistant professional at Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah, who
began the round five-strokes ahead of his closest competitor, recorded three bogeys on his front-nine and led
by only one-stroke heading into the back-nine.
“I was bleeding all over on the first few holes,” said Moody, who will celebrate his 33rd birthday on
Monday. “I was too complacent on the front side. I think that I was guiding the ball instead of just going
ahead and hitting it.”
Moody made a significant change from the front-nine to the back-nine, which led to four birdies and
one bogey.
“I felt a sense of urgency, looking at the scoreboard and seeing I was only up a by one,” said Moody,
who has been invited to the 2008 Australian PGA National Futures Championship. “I got to the 10th fairway
and I was in between clubs. I went with my gut, which was an 8-iron, and I hit it perfect. From that point on I
really got on a roll and that led to a whole lot more birdies.”
Moody also admits that the weather may have played a significant role in his round.
“We went through the whole ball of wax today,” said Moody, who won the Championship in his third
appearance. “We dealt with rain, wind and heat at different points in the round.”
Herman, a PGA assistant professional at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., felt he gave
himself a chance going into the final round.
“I knew I would at least have to go out there and shoot a 66 today,” said Herman, who is competing
in his third Assistant’s Championship. “I did not have any bogeys and five birdies, but I still left some shots
out on the course that I wish would have dropped. Of course he would have had to shoot a little worse then
what he actually did.”
Herman admits to being a little confused by the greens early in the week.
“I drove the ball well all week and had good iron play, but it took a while for me to get used to these
greens,” said Herman, who shot a 68 in his third round. “When I finally realized the speed and break I
dropped a few more putts.”
Three-time Champion Kyle Flinton of Edmond, Okla., PGA assistant professional at Quail Creek
Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City, Okla., shot a 73 and tied for 8th place with three others. Flinton, who
captured titles in 2002, ’03 and ’05, was unable to make a serious run at a fourth title.
“My ball striking was really bad this week,” said the 41-year Flinton. “I just need to chalk this
tournament up as a bad four-day event. I have a few more job opportunities that may be opening up by I do
hope to come back and compete again next year.”
The field was trimmed to the low 70 scorers and ties after Friday’s second-round, with 71 players
advancing at 6-over-par to play the final two rounds on the Wanamaker Course.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf returned as title sponsor for the eighth consecutive year. The field included
assistant professional champions Remi Bouchard from Canada and Jonathan Lupton from Middlesbrough,
England.
For more then 30 years, this Championship has produced many outstanding PGA Professionals who
have gone onto successful careers in teaching and administering the game, as well as competing at the
highest level on the PGA and Champions Tours.
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men
and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game
of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in
1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing
the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs,
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is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the
country.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship
PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Wanamaker Course
(Men - Par 72, 7,043)
(Women - Par 72, 5,938)
Final-Round Scores
Chris Moody, Provo, Utah, $9,000 71-68-66-72--277
Jim Herman, Cincinnati, Ohio, $6,500 71-73-68-67--279
Scott Medlin, Hamlet, N.C., $4,500 75-71-67-68--281
Bob Jacobson, Pasadena, Calif., $3,700 73-70-68-71--282
Troy Muller, Deltona, Fla., $3,300 70-68-72-73--283
Greg Bisconti, South Salem, N.Y., $2,900 69-71-71-73--284
Michael Suhre, Edwardsville, Ill., $2,500 75-73-67-72--287
Mike Meehan, Locust Valley, N.Y., $1,912.50 74-73-70-71--288
Kyle Flinton, Edmond, Okla., $1,912.50 73-69-73-73--288
Davidde Giordano, Rochester, N.Y., $1,912.50 74-69-72-73--288
Paul Scaletta, Palm Bch Gardns, Fla., $1,912.50 77-69-69-73--288
Nate Gilchrist, Hillsdale, Mich., $1,500 76-74-69-70--289
Bob Rittberger, Garden City, N.Y., $1,500 76-73-67-73--289
David Von Hoffmann, Palm Bch Gardens, Fla., $1,500 71-70-72-76--289
Alan Zimmerman, North Palm Beach, Fla., $1,500 70-73-71-75--289
Dean Larsson, Dallas, Texas, $1,175 75-72-73-70--290
Travis Deibert, Doylestown, Pa., $1,175 71-72-75-72--290
Steven Scott, Wellington, Fla., $1,175 71-73-71-75--290
Anthony Johnson, San Antonio, Texas, $1,175 72-68-73-77--290
Jonathan Lupton, England, $966.67 77-68-75-71--291
Marty Jertson, Cave Creek, Ariz., $966.67 75-74-71-71--291
Joe O'brien, Wayzata, Minn., $966.67 74-72-72-73--291
David Solomon, Long Beach, Calif., $966.67 72-71-74-74--291
Cory Schneider, Powells Point, N.C., $966.66 72-72-73-74--291
Matt Dobyns, Croton-On-Hudson Ny, $966.66 76-73-67-75--291
Trent Rommann, El Paso, Texas, $840 76-71-73-72--292
Thomas Wolfenberger, Houston, Texas, $840 75-73-70-74--292
Jeff Martin, Warwick, R.I., $840 76-73-69-74--292
Adam Corson, State College, Pa., $840 76-72-68-76--292
Geoff Keffer, Lakewood, Colo., $795 73-70-74-76--293
Tim Feenstra, Issaquah, Wash., $795 75-67-73-78--293
Steve Parker, Houston, Texas, $775 77-73-72-72--294
Mike Townsend, Wilmington, N.C., $775 70-70-74-80--294
Jon Stanley, Phoenix, Ariz., $755 74-70-75-76--295
Ray Otis, San Jose, Calif., $755 72-74-76-73--295
Todd Lancaster, Aurora, Ohio, $720 75-72-73-76--296
Stephen Ubernosky, Kingwood, Texas, $720 73-75-74-74--296
Ricky Touma, Olney, Md., $720 75-73-75-73--296
Ryan Sikora, Greensburg, Pa., $720 75-71-72-78--296
Burke Cromer, Chapin, S. C., $720 72-74-77-73--296
Boomer Erick, Naples, Fla., $665 73-75-72-77--297
Bryant Odom, Sea Island, Ga., $665 73-74-72-78--297
Charles Pasco, Beverly Hills, Mich., $665 77-73-70-77--297
Paul Norris, Dallas, Texas, $665 73-73-75-76--297
Eric Manning, Utica, N.Y., $665 73-72-76-76--297
Mark Owen, Draper, Utah, $665 73-77-75-72--297
Jack Steinicke, Pickerington, Ohio, $615 74-71-75-78--298
Rich Dukelow, Orland Park, Ill., $615 78-70-76-74--298
Jeff Page, Memphis, Tenn., $615 74-75-75-74--298
Chris Gilley, Costa Mesa, Calif., $615 74-76-76-72--298
Andy Blanton, Columbus, Ga., $565 71-72-75-81--299
Matt Larson, Alpharetta, Ga., $565 72-68-78-81--299
Blake Watts, Louisville, Ky., $565 71-76-75-77--299
Keith Burdette, Chattanooga, Tenn., $565 74-75-74-76--299
Michael Scott, Bettendorf, Iowa, $565 76-74-73-76--299
Michael Labrutto, Cranford, N.J., $565 77-73-74-75--299
Chris Happ, Winnetka, Ill., $520 76-70-77-77--300
Jon Jones, Warren, Ohio, $520 76-72-76-76--300
David Hutsell, Baltimore, Md., $520 76-71-78-75--300
Chad Penman, Fort Wayne, Ind., $500 71-78-76-76--301
Jay Lindell, Lakewood, N.Y., $470 73-75-73-81--302
J. D. Auping, St. Charles, Mo., $470 73-76-76-77--302
Adam Turner, Galesburg, Ill., $470 77-73-76-76--302
Chris Griffin, Tacoma, Wash., $470 76-73-79-74--302
Rick Leal, W. Springfield, Mass, $470 77-73-78-74--302
Kurt Mantyla, Milwaukee, Wis., $440 74-75-78-76--303
Brian Brodell, Madison, Wis., $425 74-75-74-81--304
Cory Etter, Heflin, Ala., $425 78-70-77-79--304
Joey Pohle, Ardmore, Pa., $405 74-74-79-79--306
Brent Amaral, Westport, Mass., $405 75-74-79-78--306
Samuel Kang, Rockaway, N.J., $300 77-70-80-NC—NC
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