Kevin Lacey Sweeps First Weekend of Events for 1999 on NC and VA Tours with Win at Roxboro, NC

lacey.jpg (5900 bytes)Roxboro, NC - Heavy rain the morning of March 21st threatened to force a cancellation of the NC/VA event at the Roxboro, NC course. A gap in the rain beginning at 10:45 AM allowed the tournament to be played although the start was delayed until 12 Noon to allow for practice and the course to be blown. A unique ruling was necessary due to flooding on both the second and sixth holes. The second hole was completely submerged and the sixth hole, a up-and-back hole, had standing water on the fairway. Bart Bason, Chairman of the NC State tour, decided to credit each player with an ace on the second hole and a deuce on the sixth during all three rounds of play. As a result, par for the event was actually 105 and only 16 holes were played each round.

Tony Varnadore, leader after two-rounds of play, was passed by Kevin Lacey who shot a final-round 21, 15 under-par, for a two-stroke victory over Andy Coradini who closed with final round of 25, 11-under par. The final round 21, in which Kevin made 14 of 16 holes he played (note above that two holes were not played due to standing water), came less than 12 months after his 19 in the fifth round of the 1998 Southern Open which also propelled him to victory in that event. The victory at Roxboro, NC gave Kevin Lacey a sweep of the event held on this, the first weekend of events for both the North Carolina and Virginia tours.

With the course drying more each round, average scoring improved each round as the average scores improved from 29.53 in the first round to 29.18 in the second round and 28.68 in the third round. The average professional score for the event was 87.32.

In the amateur division, Gil Logan put on a dominating performance with rounds of 27, 26, 27 for a total of 80, 28-under par, and a five stroke victory over Donnie Carpenter, winner of the tournament at Durham the day before, and Billy Caudle.

The total professional purse for this event was $1,015 with the profits from the event being split between the North Carolina and Virginia tours. The next events on the Virginia tour will occur in Richmond, Virginia on April 10 and 11. The next North Carolina events will occur on April 17 in Lumberton, NC and on April 18 in White Lake, NC. The South Carolina tour will be playing their first events on March 27 and 28 in Rock Hill, SC.

Professional Scores from the 1999 Roxboro, NC Event (21 March 1999)

  Round PrizeNC
 

Player

12

3

Total

MoneyPoints
1Kevin Lacey28282177$150.0040
2Andy Coradini30242579$110.0034
3C. L. Jones26282680$90.0033
4Mark Rainey29272581$80.0032
5Tony Varnadore26272982$70.0030
Mike Brown28292582$70.0030
Rick Baird28282682$70.0030
8David McCaslin29262883$57.5027.5
Greg Newport25292983$57.5027.5
10Gary Hester28292784$50.0026
11Michael Hitt27302986$43.3324
Tony Jackson28273186$43.3324
Danny McCaslin29263186$43.3324
14Robert Johnson29283087$40.0022
15Jimmy Mott29302988$5.7118.5
Rick Rybaczek28293188$5.7118.5
Edgar Hollifield29293088$5.7118.5
Bob Haizlip33312488$5.7118.5
Brad Lebo28303088$5.7118.5
Rusty Taylor32282888$5.7118.5
Fred Hallaman31282988$5.7118.5
22Bill Kirby, Jr.3229288913
Peter Neumann3230278913
Randall Smith3131278913
25Glenwood Arrington3030309010.5
Kevin Garrett3231279010.5
27Chris Bunting313228918.5
Bart Bason293230918.5
29Buddy Taylor303131926.5
Opie Roberts283133926.5
31Larry Simpson323032945
32David Abshire303233955
33Mike Griffin343131965
34Peter Ansbacher332935975

  Amateur Scores from the 1999 Roxboro, NC Event (21 March 1999)

  Round ExpenseNC

Player

12

3

Total

Reimbursement

Points
1Gil Logan27262780$20.0020
2Billy Caudle29282885$20.0018.5
Donnie Carpenter29263085$20.0018.5
4Brian Hutchins2928298616.5
Keith Waters3325288616.5
6Chuck Nance2928318815
7Jimmy Comer2929339114
8Matt Coghill3330309313
9Walter Kolb3031339411.5
Richard Lorenz2935309411.5
11Matt Summey323231959.5
Jamie Martin343130959.5
13Ray Guthrie323232968
14Tommy Barbour303434987
15Charles Alexander3533351036

Pro Teams Scores from the 1999 Roxboro, NC Event (21 March 1999)

  Round PrizeNC
 

Player

12

3

Total

MoneyPoints
1Jones - Rainey555551161$ 15.00 14.5
Coradini - Baird585251161$ 15.00 14.5
3Lacey - Dan McCaslin57545216313
4Hester - Hitt55595617012
5Brown - Kirby60585317111
6Newport - Smith5660561729.5
Neumann - Dave McCaslin6156551729.5
8Roberts - Rybaczek5660641808
9Haizlip - Simpson6561561826.5
Bason - Bunting6064581826.5

 

 

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