Richardson, TX – Will Doughtie, assistant golf professional at The Vaquero Club, outlasted Britt Patton, head golf professional at Dallas National Golf Club, in a sudden death playoff to claim the E-Z-GO Eastern Championship. Doughtie made a birdie on the second playoff hole to capture the Championship. Doughtie erased a five shot deficit heading into the final round by firing a 4-under par 68 (34-34) today. Doughtie finished the Championship with a two day total of 4-under par, 140. Patton finished the Championship in second place at 4-under par, 140 with two consecutive rounds of 70.
This 36-hole NTPGA major championship was the first of four individual stroke play events that comprise the Cleveland Golf / Club Car NTPGA Player of the Year Points Challenge, and serves as a qualifier for the 2007 Texas Joe Black Cup and James P. Jordan Cup teams. The E-Z-GO Eastern Championship featured a field of 103 NTPGA Members and Apprentices competing at Sherrill Park Golf Course (#1) in Richardson. The 6,950 yard, par 72 layout gave up five (5) scores under par following the second round of the event.
The golf professionals in the field competed for a share of the $33,500.00 purse with Doughtie taking home $4,000.00 for his first place finish.
1. Will Doughtie, The Vaquero Club, 72-68--140
2. Britt Patton, Dallas National GC, 70-70--140
3. Lindy Miller, Mira Vista GC, 70-71--141
4. Troy Lewis, Sky Creek Ranch GC, 70-72--142
5. Vince Jewell, Brook Hollow GC, 75-68--143
(tie) Larry Bryan, Big Spring CC, 68-75--143
(tie) Chad Williams, Corsicana CC, 67-76--143
Full results, plus senior division results, are available from the NTPGA.