Kevin Lacey Sweeps Lafayette, IN
Wins "IPPT North Major"
Kevin Lacey, winner of IPPT North Major on June 17th.
17 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati, Ohio played a game of "hide and seek" on the Indiana Professional Putters Tour. He shot low rounds early and often in the "North Major" in Lafayette and had the rest of the field "seeking" a way to catch him. Lacey put together rounds of 27-24-33-25-30-28 for a 49 under par 167 and his 3rd Major Title in Indiana in three tries. He has also won all 5 Indiana events he has entered. Jim Garrison of Mooresville finished 2nd for the second time on the 2001 tour with a 6 round total 33 under par 183. Garrison defeated Shawn Gilliland in a sudden death play-off after both players had finished with identical scores. The next event on the Indiana Tour will be Sunday July 8th in Terre Haute on course #2. Tee off is 1:30 p.m.
Nichols Wins "IPPT North Major" In Play-Off
17 June 2001 - Lafayette, IN - In wrestling you often hear the phrase, "in order to be the man, you must first beat the man." Nate Nichols of Edinburgh has made the Indiana Professionals Putters Tour APA Division a best 2 out of 3 falls wrestling match. Nichols defeated Chuck Gulley of Terre Haute on the 19th play-off hole after both putters shot a 6 round total 30 under par 186. Nichols dropped well behind in the Indiana APA points race when he missed two events in Richmond, Indiana for work reasons. But that's just one fall in this best of three match and after winning his 3rd straight medal play event he moved himself right back into contention for the Indiana APA points title. Points leader Danny Holcomb of Hope finished third in the event with a 6 round total 29 under par 187. Zach Smith of Indianapolis finished fourth after he defeated Mike Moon of Edinburgh in a sudden death play-off after both players fired a six round total 190.