With the two playing close throughout the match, Denton make bogey on the 15th hole and Troutman made par to go 2-up with three holes to play. They halved the 16th with pars, and Troutman birdied the 17th to win the match, 3 and 1.
"It feels awesome to win the tournament," Troutman said. "I've been playing really good golf just about every day, and I was mentally prepared for this tournament. That's one thing that playing college golf has done for me. I'm able to better prepare myself for playing in tournaments like this, and I held up mentally over the four days."
Troutman said one of the keys to his victory was being able to compete against players he grew up playing with in junior tournaments. He defeated Donny Holman in the second round, 6 and 4, Will Dottley in the semifinals, 4 and 2, and Denton in the finals, 3 and 1.
"Obviously, winning the tournament means a lot to me, but something that's kind of cool about it is that I beat three really good friends of mine to do it," Troutman said. "I grew up playing junior golf with Donny, Will and Trey, and that makes winning this tournament that much more special."
Troutman returns to action Monday and Tuesday as he attempts to earn a spot in the 105th U.S. Amateur Championship by participating in a 36-hole qualifier at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw, Miss. Both rounds will be played at the Azalea Course.
Junior Chris Wells has already qualified for the U.S. Amateur, which will be held at the historic East Course of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Penn., Aug. 22-28.
Troutman corrals 2005 MS Championship
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