Kevin Lacey Wins by Four for First Victory on Great Lakes Tour in 1999
Charleston, WV Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati took command of the tournament in the second round and earned his first victory of the year on the Great Lakes Tour. This tournament was held on the site of the Northern Open Tournament, which is to be held at the Charleston facility in mid August. Saturday was a hot day with temperatures in the upper 80s and so was the putting.
Heading into the final round Kevin Lacey held a one shot lead over Mike ORourke and a two shot lead over Jim Cruse. Kevin finished off his competion with a final round score of 26, 10-under par to shoot 79. Finishing in second place was Jay Hadsell who shot 83, 25-under par and tied for third place were Tom Butler and Jim Cruse at 84, 24 -under par. Kevin victory qualified him for the state finals to be held in Willoughby, OH. Along with his medal play victory Kevin also won the match play finals and earning him his second spot in the state finals. On a side note Tom Butlers winning streak in match play came to a halt at 17 matches in a row.
The Great Lakes next tournament is in Erie, Pa on June 5 and 6, 1999. The North Carolina and South Carolina tours are next in action on June 5 and 6, 1999 in Asheville, NC. The Virginia tour next plays on June 5 and 6, 1999 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Article and scores provided by Paul Johns