Kevin Lacey Wins 2001 Indiana State Match-Play Title
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Kevin Lacey Wins 7th Event on Indiana Tour - 2001 Indiana Match Play Champion
25 August 2001 - Columbus, IN - Cincinnati Touring Pro Kevin Lacey won the 2001 Indiana State Match Play Championship defeating Club Pro Jim Garrison in the 36 Hole Final 2 and 1. The match was completed at 8:45 p.m. some 6 hours and 15 minutes after the Tournament started. A line of thundershowers halted play for about an hour and 15 minutes.
Lacey advanced to the finals in the bottom bracket after he was knocked out of the top bracket by Touring Pro Tom Gross 3 and 2. Lacey worked his way past Don Featherstone 3 and 2, and Mark Hasty 8 and 6 before he faced Gross again in the semi-finals. Lacey defeated Gross on the first hole of sudden death to advance to the finals. Jim Garrison advanced to the finals through the top bracket defeating Darrin Clayton 4 and 3, John Ventura 3rd hole of Sudden Death, Shawn Gilliland 2 and 1 and his nephew Jeff Garrison on the 1st hole of Sudden Death. The Myers Funeral Service Indiana State Championship continues Sunday with Medal Play and Team Competition.
Hammons Wins APA State Match Play Championship On Second Hole Of Sudden Death
25 August 2001 - Columbus, IN - Indianapolis APA putter Bill Hammons won his first State Championship by winning the 2001 Indiana APA Match Play Championship at Miller's Putt-Putt in Columbus. Hammons advanced to the finals through the bottom bracket with wins over Nate Nichols 7 and 6 and John Watkins 2nd hole of Sudden Death. He then repeated the feat in the finals as Watkins advanced the finals in the top bracket. Watkins had victories over Sean Clark 6 and 4, Dave Hager 3 and 2, Danny Holcomb 5 and 4 and Scott McCutchen 1 up 36 holes.