Ken Hastings Claims Second Consecutive Title Winning the Buckeye Classic

6 May 2001 - Mansfield, OH - Fresh of his victory in the 2001 Ray Browning Memorial in Willoughby, Ken Hastings won the Buckeye Classic shooting 78, 30-under par. Ken is off to a red-hot start with consecutive victories in his first two starts to the 2001 Great Lakes Tour.

Once again Ken came from behind after the first round to win his second tournament and secure his second spot in the Great Lakes Tour finals. After the first round Ken was three shots out of the lead, but in the second round fired a 24 to take over the lead on the fast carpet. This carpet is pre-challenger carpet and is quick and where trouble can be lurking around the corner at anytime. Once the second round was concluded Ken had moved in front of the field of 28 pros, but once again Ken was up to the challenge and kept the field at bay by firing an impressive final round 26 to win by two shots.

The match play portion of the tournament was won by a new, but old time player Doug Young. Doug is from the Ypsilanti area and plans on playing in our tournament later this year at the Ypsilanti course.

In the amateur division, Joe Gallagher won by shooting an impressive 82 and won by 3 strokes over Tim Bailey. This is Joe's second spot in the GLT finals to be held in September. In the match play finals, Don Ferrell defeated James Weber.

The Great Lakes Tour will play its next full weekend on May 26 and 27 in Charleston, WV.

Scores provided and tournament recap provided by Paul Johns.

Professional Division of Mansfield, OH Event (6 May 2001)

Round Medal Prize
Player 1 2 3 Total Points Money
1 Hastings, Ken 28 24 26 78 100 $175.00
2 Napoli, John 26 30 24 80 80 $120.00
Nutini, Dave 28 25 27 80 80 $120.00
4 McCormack, Mike 25 31 28 84 67.5 $90.00
O'Brien, Tom 29 27 28 84 67.5 $90.00
6 Lacey, Kevin 27 27 31 85 50.6 $65.00
Pastilong, Paul 30 28 27 85 50.6 $65.00
Engel, Jim 26 31 28 85 50.6 $65.00
O'Rourke, Mike 31 29 25 85 50.6 $65.00
Heikkinen, Jim 27 31 27 85 50.6 $65.00
11 Buddie, Scott 30 28 29 87 36.5 $50.00
Johns, Paul 29 32 26 87 36.5 $50.00
13 Alessi, Rick 29 27 34 90 26
Baus, Bill 30 30 30 90 26
Titchell, Robb 25 30 35 90 26
Darst, John 29 31 30 90 26
Williams, Craig 31 27 32 90 26
18 Viau, Todd 30 29 32 91 17
Reams, Gene 32 28 31 91 17
20 Thompson, Bill 26 34 32 92 11.25
White, Jim 30 30 32 92 11.25
Young, Doug 32 28 32 92 11.25
Mingo, Barb 26 35 31 92 11.25
24 Hadsell, Jay 31 33 29 93 7.5
Conklin, Mike 31 36 26 93 7.5
26 Ventura, John 33 34 28 95 6
27 Hasty, Mark 34 31 32 97 4.5
Moe, Karl 32 29 36 97 4.5

Amateur Division of Mansfield, OH Event (6 May 2001)

Round Medal
Player 1 2 3 Total Points
1 Gallagher, Joe 28 26 28 82 40
2 Bailey, Tim 30 32 23 85 34
3 Brown, Jeff 30 27 30 87 30
4 Weber, James 31 34 29 94 26
Hastings, Karen 31 31 32 94 26
Ventura, Robin 31 30 33 94 26
7 Wahls, Bill 29 32 35 96 22
8 Ferrell, Don 34 33 33 100 18.667
9 Copeland, Scott 34 33 33 100 18.667
10 McCoy, Andy 35 31 34 100 18.667
11 Yee, Brandon 37 32 34 103 16

 

 

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