Austin City Championship: Noonan wins his 2nd
05 Aug 2007
see also: Austin City Golf Championship, Morris Williams Golf Course


AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 5, 2007)-- LSU senior Brian Noonan became only the seventh golfer in the 80-year history of the Austin City Championship to win back-to-back titles with his even-par final day in gusty conditions at the Roy Kizer Golf Course.

He finished at 11-under-par 274, good for a three stroke victory over Michael Cooper, who won the tourney in 2000 and 2003.

Noonan, who held off Robby Ormand in a playoff to take last year's title, took the tournament twice in a row for the first time since Ed Brooks completed the feat in 1992-93.

Top finishers follow:

-- 274 -- Brian Noonan

-- 277 -- Michael Cooper

-- 280 -- Creighton Honeck Jamie Kellam

-- 281 -- Grady Bruce

-- 283 -- Stephen Paterson Josh Luongo Phil Thomas

ABOUT THE Austin City

Tournament expanded to 72-hole stroke play in 2005. All contestants play one round each at Morris Williams and Lions Municipal. After 36 holes, the low 80 and ties or anyone within eight shots of the lead qualifies for the final two rounds at Roy Kizer and Jimmy Clay.

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