Kevin Lacey Wins 1999 $2,000 Carolinas' Open in Rock Hill, SC

lacey.jpg (5900 bytes)Rock Hill, SC - Kevin Lacey continued his great play in the Carolinas in 1999 recording his third victory of 1999 in the Carolinas by winning the Carolinas' Open by one-stroke over Andy Coradini, 1993 National Champion. After the morning's first three rounds, Lacey trailed Coradini by a single stroke as the players had shot 76 and 75 respectively. Four stroke of the lead after the morning rounds were Lewis Burton, Mike Brown, Michael Hitt, and Rob Smarzik at 79, 29-under par, with Thomas Rawles at 80, 28-under par, in 7th place.

The final three rounds saw the scoring by two leader cool off but entering the final round it was still a race between Lacey and Coradini. Kevin had taken the lead by one-stroke from Coradini with a fifth round of 25, 11-under par, and finished off the victory with a final round of 27. Brad Lebo posted a 78, 30-under par, for the final three rounds to finish in third place one stroke ahead of 1998 National Champion, Lewis Burton, who closed with a final round of 24 to finish in fourth place.

Tied in fifth place were Bart Bason and Thomas Rawles at 161, 55-under par, five strokes behind Lacey. Rounding out the top ten were C. L. Jones, whose final three rounds of 76 were the best by two-strokes, Robert Johnson, and Dan Anders all tied for 7th place at 162 and Greg Newport, Mike Flavin, and Mike Brown all tied for 10th place at 163. Total prize money in Carolinas' Open was $2,000.

Lacey's win was his first of the year on the SC tour, and his 3rd career SC victory. Two top ten finishes this weekend allowed Robert Johnson to remain the leader in the race for Player of the Year. Earlier in the day, Coradini became the 4th person to shoot the course record of 21 on Course 1 in Rock Hill. Coradini had a perfect 9 on the back 9. Later in the afternoon, Thomas Rawles, who finished tied for 5th at 161, also had a perfect 9 during his final round 23.

In the amateur division, Stan Seethoff fired a fourth round 26 to finish at 109, 35 under par, to take the win away from 3rd round co-leaders Donnie Carpenter and Ray Guthrie who were both in at 80 after three rounds of play. Carpenter shot a 30 in the fourth round to finish at 110, 34 under par to take second place. Guthrie, who won Saturday's event, ran out of steam in the last round with a 32 to finish tied for 3rd with Brian Hutchins, who closed with 3 consecutive 27's to end at 112, 32 under par. Closing out the top five was Jonathan Reid with a 113. Ray Guthrie qualified for the State Championship by being the low APA medallist by shooting 194 for the weekend.

In the novice division, Margie Walters won with a 123, beating Adam Smith by 6 strokes. The victory gave Margie Walters a sweep in the novice division for the weekend.

The NC tour is next in action in Martinsville, VA on May 22nd and in High Point, NC on May 23rd. The SC tour takes the following weekend off at will next play a double-header on Saturday, May 29th, in Anderson, SC. The Virginia tour's next event will be in Fredericksburg, VA on June 5th and June 6th. The Fredericksburg course has been re-carpeted in late April and is playing quite well. All players are invited to this VA tour event as a warm-up for the 1999 Southern Open in Albany, GA to be held the following weekend.

Professional Scores from the 1999 Carolinas' Open (16 May 1999)

Round

Prize

NC

SC

Names

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Money

Points

Points

1

Kevin Lacey

28

25

23

28

25

27

156

$ 300.00

40

30

2

Andy Coradini

26

28

21

28

27

27

157

$ 200.00

34

29

3

Brad Lebo*

26

28

27

29

24

25

159

$ 170.00

33

28

4

Lewis Burton

25

24

30

28

29

24

160

$ 150.00

32

27

5

Bart Bason

30

25

28

27

26

25

161

$ 118.00

30.5

25.5

Thomas Rawles

29

27

24

27

31

23

161

$ 118.00

30.5

25.5

7

C. L. Jones

31

27

28

24

24

28

162

$ 100.00

28

23

Robert Johnson

29

26

29

25

25

28

162

$ 100.00

28

23

Dan Anders

27

28

26

28

26

27

162

$ 100.00

28

23

10

Greg Newport

27

27

29

27

28

25

163

$ 85.00

25

20

Mike Flavin

29

25

28

28

27

26

163

$ 85.00

25

20

Mike Brown

27

25

27

28

28

28

163

$ 85.00

25

20

13

Jimmy Mott

27

26

31

25

29

26

164

$ 75.00

23

18

14

Mark Rainey

27

31

28

26

24

29

165

$ 64.00

20.5

15.5

Danny McCaslin

29

30

25

25

28

28

165

$ 64.00

20.5

15.5

Tom Butler

26

31

26

26

26

30

165

$ 64.00

20.5

15.5

Michael Hitt

25

26

28

30

25

31

165

$ 64.00

20.5

15.5

18

Rob Smarzik

24

26

29

29

27

31

166

$ 60.00

18

13

19

Kevin Chambers

28

29

28

30

25

27

167

17

12

20

Tony Jackson

26

28

30

29

27

28

168

16

11

21

Rick Rybaczek

29

28

29

30

27

26

169

15

10

22

Randy Reeves

29

30

26

31

28

26

170

13

8

Tony Varnadore

29

30

26

27

28

30

170

13

8

Rick Baird

27

29

28

30

28

28

170

13

8

25

Bob Haizlip

24

31

28

31

28

29

171

11

6

26

Todd Barfield

30

25

31

26

30

30

172

9

5

Darrell Britt

29

32

27

29

25

30

172

9

5

Greg Ward

29

28

28

31

29

27

172

9

5

29

Frank Warren

29

32

28

25

29

30

173

6

5

Chris Bunting

29

33

27

27

27

30

173

6

5

Randal Smith

30

29

31

28

29

26

173

6

5

32

Robby Bryant

29

29

26

32

27

32

175

5

5

33

Gary Hester

30

27

27

28

29

35

176

5

5

34

Gary English

32

29

31

28

31

26

177

5

5

35

Bob Jackson

30

29

27

34

31

29

180

5

5

36

Peter Ansbacher

30

29

32

30

30

29

180

5

5

Jay Klapper

32

30

33

30

30

25

180

5

5

David McCaslin

28

29

28

30

30

35

180

5

5

39

Allen Wall

28

27

30

33

35

29

182

5

5

40

Todd Fowler

29

26

34

30

33

31

183

5

5

Brian Martin

28

37

30

29

28

31

183

5

5

42

Opie Roberts

30

34

30

31

31

29

185

5

5

43

Gary Benfield

29

31

30

32

33

32

187

5

5

44

Edgar Hollifield

26

31

31

29

32

39

188

5

5

* Accepted SC State Championship Spot

Amateur Scores from the 1999 Carolinas' Open (16 May 1999)

  Round  NC
 

Player

1234TotalTotalPoints
1

Stan Seethoff

25273126109$20.0020
2

Donnie Carpenter

30232730110$20.0019
3

Brian Hutchins

31272727112$20.0017.5

Ray Guthrie *

28272532112$20.0017.5
5

Jonathan Reid

27292928113$20.0016
6

Steve Helton

2529293111414

Chuck Nance

2831282711414

Keith Waters

3129272711414
9

Billy Caudle

2930292711512
10

Tommy Hutchinson

3326322611711
11

J L Coffey

2828313111810
12

Jeff Greene

343028281208.5

Gil Logan

293327311208.5
14

Billy Walters

313132291237
15

Tommy Barbour

323229321256
16

Clay Craft

352935291285
17

Zeb Head

333133321295
18

Todd Trent

363231341335
19

Robbie Waldrop

333037351355
20

Lester Helms

323633351365

Calvin Waldrop

363433331365

Don Zimmerman

363229391365
23

Russell Johnson

343536331385
24

Mason Harkey

333836331405

* Accepted SC State Championship Spot

Professional Team Scores from the 1999 Carolinas' Open (16 May 1999)

  Round PrizeNC
 

Team

123456TotalMoneyPoints
1

Dan McCaslin - Lacey

575548535355321$20.0015
2

Anders - Mott

545457535553326$10.0014
3

Jones - Rainey

58585650485732712.5

Baird - Coradini

53574958555532712.5
5

Barfield - Johnson

59516051555833410.5
6

Bason - Bunting

59585554535533410.5
7

Smith - Newport

5756605557513369
8

Hitt - Hester

5553555854663418
9

Fowler Jackson

5257645960593517
10

Roberts - Rybaczek

5962596158553546
11

Hollifield - Wall

5455616267683675

Novice Scores from the 1999 Carolinas' Open (16 May 1999)

  Round 
 

Player

1234Total
1

Margie Walters

30313032123
2

Adam Smith

32323629129
3

Tracy Logan

29343533131
4

Tim Cable

37373137142
5

Robin Matthews

36403539150
6

Gavin Matthews

43424039164
7

Chance Mathews

42444245173

 

 

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