Lacey, Chinn Win East Major Titles

PPA Touring Pro Kevin LaceyAmateur putter Vicki Chinn holds her IPPT East Major Award

Lacey Stays Smooth to Win Second Major Title on Indiana Tour in 2001

3 June 2001 - Richmond, IN - The old AM radio disc jockeys used to say. "It's all hit music all the time." For PPA Touring Pro Kevin Lacey, "It's all the Majors, all the time." Lacey used consistent putting through out the 6 round Indiana Tour East Major in Richmond, Indiana to win his second Major Title in as many tries this year. Lacey, from Cincinnati, Ohio, shot rounds of 30-26-28-27-31-27 for a 47 under par 169, 2 shots ahead of 2000 Indiana State Tournament Champion Jim Bryant. Lacey was in 6th place after shooting a first round 30. He tied Touring Pro Charlie Greenwalt and Club Pro Shawn Gilliland for the lead after the second round, all three in the club house at 56. Mark Hasty then jumped into the 3rd round lead with a 10 under par 26 and a 54 hole total of 84, one shot ahead of Lacey. Lacey moved back into a tie for the lead after 4 rounds at 111 but Jim Bryant shot a course record,12 under par, 24 to him for the lead. Bryant took a four shot lead into the final round after backing up his 24 with a 27 and a total of 138, 4 shots better than Lacey. Kevin then saved his best for last, shooting a second 9 under par 27, while Bryant shot a 33 giving Lacey the victory. Charlie Greenwalt defeated Dave Nutini in a play off for 3rd place after both players shot 174 for the tournament. Tom Gross finished 5th with a 176. The next stop on the Indiana PPA Tour will be the "Race-Day.com Open" in Columbus, Indiana on Sunday June 10th.

Gulley Takes West Major- Second Straight Win

3 June 2001 - Richmond, IN - After the tour's second event in Terre Haute, Vicki Chinn of Greenwood, Indiana was very concerned about her putting stroke and her finish in the Terre Haute Open. Those concerns were the last thing on her mind Sunday as the Indiana Tour's only female putter played consistent rounds and won the 2001 IPPT East Major Amateur Championship. Chinn shot rounds of 33-32-29-29-30-27 for 6 round total 36 under par 180. John Watkins and Danny Holcomb finished tied for second 6 shots back at 186. Watkins won the Sudden Death Playoff. Terre Haute double winner Chuck Gulley led the pack after the first round shooting an 8 under par 28. Gulley added a 6 under par 30 to keep the lead at 58, 4 shots ahead of Mike Lebeda. Tim Schrader, a regular on the Great Lakes Tour tied Gulley for 1st after 54 holes, each player posting a score of 93. Chinn's 29 moved her into 3rd place just one shot behind. Chinn tied for the lead after 72 holes shooting another 29 while Schrader fired a 30 and GLT player James Weber shot a 29 to make it a three way tie atop the leader board with all players at 123. Chinn's 30 in round 5 gave her a one stroke lead over John Watkins and her final round 27 was more than enough to win the event. The Indiana APA Tour will be right back in action Sunday June 10th in the Race-Day.com Open in Columbus, Indiana.

Professional Division of Richmond East Major
(Richmond, IN - 3 June 2001)

RoundPrizeIndiana
Player123456TotalMoneyPoints
1

Kevin Lacey

302628273127169$130443.2
2

Jim Bryant

282732242733171$85413
3

Charlie Greenwalt

282832302828174$75374.2
4

Dave Nutini

293030293026174$62364.2
5

Tom Gross

342930272828176$50336
6

Mark Hasty

292826323532182$44276.2
7

Shawn Gilliland

282832342832182$28266.2
8

John Ventura

30
30
29
35
30
30
184
$20
241.2
9

Jeff Garrison

31333032
29
29
184$0231.2
10

Tom Morrison

33333130
30
30
187$0200.2
11

Mike McCormack

32333232
34
33
196$00
12

Jim Garrison

32313534
33
32
197
$0123.2
13

Don Featherstone

36293432
34
34
199
$0104.2

Amateur Division of Richmond East Major
(Richmond, IN - 3 June 2001)

RoundPrizeIndiana
Player123456TotalMoneyPoints
1

Vicki Chinn

333229293027180$5.00332
2

John Watkins*

353526292932186$5.00277
3

Danny Holcomb

313330343028186$5.00267
4

James Weber

323230293331187$5.000
5

John Howard

343228322934189227.2
6

Chuck Gulley*

2830353335
30
191205
7

Bill Hammons

3732303030
32
191195
8

Tim Schrader

3330303032
36
1910
9

Steve Moon

3429343534
27
193163.6
10

Mike Lebeda

313133383428195143
11

Scott McCutchen

35343631383320786.2
12

Dave Hager

35373736313320971.2

* Won Sudden Death Play-Off

 

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