Kevin Lacey Wins "Big Quig" Open in Lafayette, Indiana
Kevin Lacey, winner of the IPPT "Big Quig" Open on June 16th, 2001.
16 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - Many PPA putters like certain courses. Touring Pro Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati says he loves the courses on the Indiana Professional Putters Tour. he proved that in Lafayette winning the "Big Quig Open" by a 11 shots over Touring Pro Tom Gross of Columbus. Lacey put together rounds of 32-27-26-27 for a 32 under par 112 total the best on the IPPT this year. Gross started slow with a 34 but got things together and finished with rounds of 31-29-29 to finish at 21 under par 123. Indiana PPA points leader Jim Bryant finished third after winning a sudden death play-off over Jeff Garrison. Both players shot 16 under par 128's.
Wins 1 up In 36 Hole Final
Bryant Wins Match Play Title At "Big Quig" Open
16 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - Indianapolis Club Pro Jim Bryant picked up his first Indiana Professional Putters Tour Title by winning the "Big Quig Open" Match Play event. Bryant defeated Jeff Garrison of Mooresville in the 36 hole final 1 up 36 holes. Bryant advanced to the finals by defeating Shawn Gilliland of Indianapolis 1 up 18 holes and defending "Big Quig Open" match play champion Tom Gross of Columbus 2 and 1. Garrison took out local Club Pro Mark Quigley 1 up 18 and then defeated Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati 2 and 1. The win for Bryant is his second career Match Play title on the Indiana Tour.
Nichols Makes It 2 In A Row At "Big Quig Open"
16 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - Back in the 1970's, to streak was a bad thing to do. In 2001, to streak is a very good thing to do. So says Columbus APA putter Nate Nichols. He carded his second medal play win in a row taking home the top prize at the "Big Quig Open". Nichols put together rounds of 30-33-33-29 to card an 19 under par 125. John Watkins of Indianapolis finished 2nd in the event with an 18 under par 126. he defeated Bill Hammons of Indianapolis and Dave Hager of Southport in a sudden death play-off after all three players finished with scores of 126. The victory is the second medal play title and third title overall for Nichols who just started playing last June.
Defeats Hager For Title
Hammons Wins "Big Quig Open" APA Match Play Title
16 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - Bill Hammons tells other APA members he can't play match play. No one believes him anymore after he won the "Big Quig Open" APA match Play title at Lafayette. Hammons, of Indianapolis, defeated Dave Hager of Southport in the 36 hole final 3 and 2. Hammons worked his way to the finals by defeating Mike Moon of Edinburgh 3 and 2 and then points leader Danny Holcomb of Hope 1 up 18 holes. Hager worked his way to the finals defeating Steve Moon of Edinburgh 1 up and John Watkins of Indianapolis 4 and 3. Hammons match play victory is his 3rd this year. he has won 13 of 15 matches for a win percentage of .872.