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.