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Parel Birdies Final Five Holes to Win Tarheel Tour's Eagle Chase Classic

By Craig Distl 5/13/2004
MARSHVILLE, N.C. -- Scott Parel of Augusta, Ga., birdied his final five holes Thursday -- four in regulation and one in a playoff -- to capture the $5,000 first-place check in the Tarheel Professional Tour's Eagle Chase Classic at Eagle Chase Golf Club.
Parel entered the final round four shots back of co-leader Chris Patton and didn't look to be in contention after an even-par front nine. But he caught fire with a 29 on the back nine to shoot 65. Parel eagled the 11th hole, then made birdie at the 13th before reeling off four straight birdies starting at the 15th. His 15-under par total of 201 tied Patton, the 1989 U.S. Amateur champion, who shot 69 Thursday. Parel's playoff birdie on the par-5 first hole sealed the win.
"All week long I played the front side just so-so, but I played the back nine pretty well," said Parel. "I surely didn't think I could shoot 29, but I knew I could make up some ground."
Patton, of Fountain Inn, S.C., had to settle for second place and $3,000, while Charlotte's David Siegel closed with 70 to finish third at 205 and earn $2,000. Second round co-leader Drew Nelson of Woodstock, Ga., slipped to fourth (206) and earned $1,500. Former UNC Charlotte golfer Stewart Moore of Charlotte fired a final-round 66 to vault into fifth place and pick up $1,300.
The next event on tour is the Verdict Ridge Open, May 25-27 at Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club in Denver, N.C.
Tarheel Professional Tour
Final Results
Eagle Chase Golf Club
Par 72, 6,684 yards
Scott Parel, Augusta, Ga., $5,000 69-67-65--201*
Chris Patton, Fountain Inn, SC, $3,000 67-65-69--201
David Siegel, Charlotte, $2,000 67-68-70--205
Drew Nelson, Woodstock, Ga., $1,500 64-68-74--206
Stewart Moore, Charlotte, $1,300 69-72-66--207
Tommy Gainey, Columbia, SC, $1,200 74-67-67--208
Adam Shanks, Johnson City, Tn., $1,050 69-69-71--209
Brett Boner, Charlotte, $1,050 67-72-70--209
Derek Lamley, Ft. Myers, Fla., $1,050 70-72-67--209
David Mathis, Raleigh, $850 70-72-68--210
Shawn Walsh, Stratford, Ont., $850 71-67-72--210
Josh Dickinson, Matthews, $700 70-67-74--211
Paul Scaletta, Richmond, Va., $700 71-67-73--211
Tony Bostic, Vienna, Va., $700 71-70-70--211
Chris Cazalas, Jacksonsville, Fla., $600 69-72-72--213
Michael Shamp, Charlotte, $525 70-72-72--213
Michiel Bothma, South Africa, $525 69-71-74--214
Karl Mitchell, Greensboro, $462.50 71-71-74--216
Aaron Black, Aiken, SC, $462.50 70-71-75--216
Cody Clark, Hickory, $212.50 68-72-77--217
Ben Case, Charlotte, $212.50 76-66-79--221
* -- won on first playoff hole