Couch’s clutch putt gave him a 145 (70-75) score over 36 holes to edge Jim Perkins of Livermore, who posted a two-round score of 146 (75-71) at Tracy Golf & Country Club.
Couch, a three-time club champion at TGCC, posted a one-under-par 70 in Saturday’s opening 18 holes of play to lead the 24-player field in the championship flight into Sunday’s final round.
“After I had taken the lead, I just had to grind it out on Sunday,” 38-year-old Couch said.
Jeff Goltz, also of Tracy Golf & Country Club, won the senior flight with a 150 (75-75) score. He made 15 pars and three bogeys in Sunday’s final round.
Frank Williamson of Pleasant Hill was handicap flight winner with a 131 (66-65) net score.
On Sunday, the first three groups teed off in the rain and then the skies cleared for the remainder of play.
Shaun McCarty, pro at Tracy Golf & Country Club, said that 54 players competed in the three flights.
“We are going to make the Tracy City Golf Championship an annual event and plan to schedule it on the first weekend of October each year,” he said.