Gilliland Wins First Of 2001 In "Race-Day.com" Open

Shawn Gilliland, winner of IPPT "Race-Day.com" Open on June 10th, 2001.

10 June 2001 - Columbus, IN - Indianapolis Club Pro Shawn Gilliland shot his low round in the first round and went on to win the "Race-Day.com Open" in Columbus, Indiana. Gilliland's 8 under par 28 led the field of 7 pros after 18 holes but it was anyone's tournament after 36 holes as 6 players were with in 4 shots of the lead. Gilliland added a 5 under par 31 in round 3, for a total of 93, to hold a one shot lead over Jeff Garrison and Tom Gross who were in with 94's. Gilliland was able to hang on for the victory shooting only the third round below 30 in the tournament, a 29 to win by 3 shots over Gross. Jeff Garrison was third while Jim Bryant finished 4th. The next stop on the Indiana Professional Putters Tour will be Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th.

Jeff Garrison Wins Race-Day.com Open Match Play Title

10 June 2001 - Columbus, IN - Jeff Garrison of Mooresville, Indiana worked his way through the Professional Match Play field in Columbus to win his first State Tour Title of the year. Garrison defeated Shawn Gilliland 4 and 3 in the 36 hole final. Garrison defeated Tom Morrison of Franklin 2 up. He then defeated Tom Gross 2 and 1 to advance to the finals. Gilliland advanced through the first round with a bye and then defeated Jim Bryant of Clayton, Indiana 6 and 5 to advance to the finals.

Nate Is Great At Race-Day.com Open Hammons Wins 2nd Match Play Title

Nate Nichols, winner of IPPT (APA) "Race-Day.com" Open on June 10th, 2001.

Bill Hammons, winner of IPPT (APA) "Race-Day.com" Open Match-Play on June 10th, 2001.

10 June 2001 - Columbus, IN - When you talk about Nate Nichols putting, most players do their best Tony the Tiger imitation and say, "He's Greatttttttttt!!!!!!!" Such was the case in the Race-Day.com Open at Miller's Putt-Putt in Columbus. Nichols stayed steady and did not let the hot, humid conditions bother his consistent putting. Nichols put together rounds of 32-29-29-30 for a 72 hole total 120, 3 strokes better than the pro winner. Nichols trailed John Watkins of Indianapolis after round one, but worked his way into the lead shooting a 7 under par 29 on the tough course 1 layout that features some of the longest holes in Putt-Putt golf. Mike Moon of Edinburgh matched Nichols feat by shooting identical scores of 32 and 29 to tie for the lead at the half way point. Nichols left little doubt who would take home the hardware by firing another 7 under par 29. to take a 5 shot lead into the last round. His 30 on the final 18 sealed the victory, his first IPPT APA State Medal Play Title since starting the game in June of 2000. Points leader Danny Holcomb of Hope came back strong in the final round to finish second at 124. Mike Moon was third with a 125 and Bill Hammons was fourth with a 129. See Complete Results

Bill Hammons won the Match Play Tournament defeating Danny Holcomb of Hope in the 36 hole final 1 up on the 1st hole of Sudden Death. Hammons had Holcomb down 2 with 4 holes to play but Holcomb aced the 15th 16th and 18th hole while Hammons aced the 16th. Holcombs shot on number one just missed the hole right and Hammons buried his left rail bank shot to take home the victory. Hammons worked his way to the finals defeating Zach Smith of Indianapolis 2 up and Medal play winner Nate Nichols 2 up. Holcomb advanced to the finals defeating Vicki Chinn 2 up and Mike Moon 3 and 2.

Professional Division of "Race-Day.com" Open
(Columbus, IN - 10 June 2001)

Round

PrizeMatch Play
Player1234TotalMoneyPointsWonLostCash
1

Shawn Gilliland

28343129122$100.00208.211$10.00
2

Tom Gross

34303031125$65.00173.211$10.00
3

Jeff Garrison

31323132126$40.00188.230$40.00
4

Jim Bryant

31343131127$25.00144.211$10.00
5

Jim Garrison

35
33
34
26
128
$10.00
120
0
1
$0
6

Tom Morrison

33303333
129
$0
106
01$0
7

Rick Blair

33323532
132
$0
85.2
01$0

Amateur Division of "Race-Day.com" Open
(Columbus, IN - 10 June 2001)

Round

Match Play
Player1234TotalPointsWonLostCash
1

Nate Nichols

32292930120$5.00259.211
2

Danny Holcomb

31333129124$5.0023821$5.00
3

Mike Moon

32293430125$5.00213.211
4

Bill Hammons

32313531129$5.0021630$5.00
5

Zach Smith

35313134131158.601
6

Scott McCutchen*

3633333113314211
7

Steve Moon

3536313113312201
8

Chuck Gully

3133343613411911
9

John Watkins

2935314213791.201
10

Vicki Chinn

344130331388911
11

John Howard

443236311436101

* Won Sudden Death Playoff.

Novice Division of "Race-Day.com" Open
(Columbus, IN - 10 June 2001)

Round

Player

1234Total
1

Zach Campbell

33322930124
2

Jim Miser

36342930129
3

Chris Rogers

38323535138
4

Nathan Rogers

30363339145
5

Josh Garrison

41363736150
6

Bryan Hladik

36393942156
7

Mandy Garrison

44474543180
 

 

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