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Seymour Native Earns PCCC Sponsor's Exemption

Seymour's David Coutchie will play in this year's Price Cutter Charity Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Seymour native David Coutchie navigates Highland Springs Country Club on a quiet afternoon.

He knows the atmosphere will be much different here in the coming days.

"I've tried not to think about it to be real honest with you," he said.

Coutchie is this year's sponsor's exemption at the Price Cutter Chartiy Championship.

"I may be playing with the next Tiger Woods so to speak," Coutchie said. "So I'm pretty excited about that opportunity. I don't know what it's going to hold for me, but I'm pretty excited."

Coutchie is no stranger to pressure situations. He won a high school state championship in 2000, sinking a 15-foot put on No. 18 to clinch it.

"It was a pretty a really neat experience," he said. "It was a neat feeling."

An all-state basketball player, he went on to play both sports at SBU.

"I haven't really played a lot of competitive golf since then," he admitted.

Golf is a game that allows us to relax and slow down. But after college David's new career, forced him to speed up.

Coutchie is an auctioneer, and owns his own business, Advantage Auction Team.

"It's really hard to do," he said of the fast-talking bid calls. "It takes some time, it takes a little practice. But eventually you kind of get there."

That's his approach leading up to the tournament. He hopes to make the cut in front of a gallery of friends and family.

"Either supporting me, or it's like a NASCAR race everyone wants to see a crash," Coutchie said. "I don't know which one it is, but they're going to be here regardless."

That laid back attitude may just lead to success for David Coutchie this week at Highland.

"If I play to the ability I know how to or at least could play at one point in time, I'll have a lot of success," he said. "If I fall short then I still had a great experiene. Either way."

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