Kevin Lacey Wins Richmond Open for Second Win of 2001 on Indiana Tour
Kevin Lacey, winner of IPPT Richmond Open on June 2nd, 2001.
2 June 2001 - Richmond, IN - Players who play locals in Richmond, Indiana on course two have re-named the course "The Kevin Lacey Course". Kevin Lacey, who owns the single round record and 3 round record on the course, captured his second Indiana Tour Medal Play Title winning the Richmond Open. Lacey shot rounds of 31-28-26-27 for a 72 hole total 112 (32 under par). Jim Bryant of Clayton, Indiana finished second with a 114 after defeating Shawn Gilliland of Indianapolis in a Sudden Death playoff. John Ventura of Cincinnati finished 3rd with a 116. Jim Garrison of Mooresville defeated Mark Hasty of Fairfield, Ohio in a sudden death playoff for 5th after both players shot a 4 round total 117. Gilliland fired a 12 under par 24 to take the first round lead and added a 10 under par 26 to lead after 36 holes with a 26 under par 50. Four players were within 2 shots after round 3 that featured another 12 under par 24 by John Ventura. Lacey finished strong with a 9 under par 27 to win the event.
Mark Hasty Wins "Richmond Open" Match-Play
Mark Hasty, winner of IPPT Richmond Open Match-Play on June 2nd, 2001.
2 June 2001 - Richmond, IN - The man who shot 2 19's in practice at Burlington, NC took his trusty putter from his car and systematically defeated the PPA match play field in the Richmond Open. Mark Hasty won 3 straight matches to pick up his first Indiana PPA Tour Title defeating John Ventura in the final 1 up 36 holes. hasty defeated Shawn Gilliland 1 up 18 holes and John Napoli 2 and 1 to advance to the finals. Ventura defeated Jim Garrison on the second hole of Sudden Death and Kevin Lacey 2 and 1 to advance to the finals. The win by Hasty gives him a second match play spot in the Indiana State Putting Championships in Columbus, Indiana on Saturday and Sunday August 25th and 26th.
John Watkins Sweeps APA Events in Richmond, IN
John Watkins, winner of IPPT (APA) Richmond Open on June 2nd, 2001.
2 June 2001 - Richmond, IN - John Watkins of Indianapolis had a list of To Do's when he left home early Saturday morning for Richmond. 1. Pack a change of cloths for over night. 2. Put the putter and the 2001 PPA ball in the car 3. Don't forget the toothbrush 4. Win both the medal and match play events on Saturday. As it turned out, John will now be making a list of To Do's for the remainder of the IPPT Tour as he won both the medal and match play events. Watkins fired a 72 hole total 117 to win the event by 6 shots over Danny Holcomb of Hope, Indiana. Watkins trailed Vicki Chinn by one shot after the first 18 holes but moved into the lead for good with a 9 under par 27 in his second round. He added a 7 under par 29 and a 6 under par 30 to take home the hardware in the medal play competiton. Holcomb moved into the Tour Points lead with his second place finish. Mike APA Putter John Watkins Lebeda of Terre Haute finished 3rd defeating Tim Schrader in a Sudden Death Playoff. Steve "The Duce Man" Moon, of Edinburgh, was 5th in the event with a 128. Watkins picked up his second IPPT Tour Title in the match play event defeating Danny Holcomb in the 36 hole final 5 and 4. After a first round bye, Watkins defeated Vicki Chinn 2 up 18holes and Tim Schrader on the 2nd hole of Sudden Death to advance to the finals. Holcomb defeated John Howard of Terre Haute 7 and 6, and Bill Hammonds 1 up 18 holes to advance to the finals.