Mark Greenwell Wins "Jim Bryant" Open in Terre Haute, IN
Gets His First Indiana Professional Putters Tour Victory
Mark Greenwell, winner of the Jim Bryant Open in Terre Haute, IN.
8 July 2001 - Terre Haute, IN - Newport, Indiana Club Pro Mark Greenwell put on a putting clinic at the "Jim Bryant Open" in Terre Haute. Greenwell tied a 3 round course record with an 80 and then finished off the victory with a 4 round 72 hole 34-under-par 110. Greenwell lead round one in a dead heat with Brian Summers, of St. Louis, both players shooting 9 under 27's. Tom Morrison of Franklin shot an 11 under par 25 to move into the second round lead at 53, 2 strokes ahead of Greenwell. Greenwell left little doubt who was the best putter in the tournament as he shot his own 11 under 25 in round three to lead Morrison by 3 shots headed into the final round. The victory is Greenwell's first medal play title on the Indiana Tour. The next stop on the Indiana Tour is Columbus, Indiana Saturday and Sunday July 21st and 22nd.
Jim Garrison Wins Match Play Title At "Jim Bryant" Open
Wins 3 and 2 In Stormy 36 Hole Final
Jim Garrison, winner of the Match-Play Title at the Jim Bryant Open.
8 July 2001 - Terre Haute, IN - From a scene out of the "Wizard Of Oz" Mooresville, Indiana Club Pro Jim Garrison braved the high winds and rain to win the Jim Bryant Open Match Play Title at Terre Haute. Garrison defeated Tom Gross of Columbus 3 and 2 as both players ran from hole to hole trying to finish the final 18 before a line of thunderstorms moved in. Garrison advanced to the final defeating Rick Blair of Bloomington 1-up, and Brian Summers 4 and 3, where he made 11 aces in a row. Tom Gross advanced to the finals defeating Jim Bryant 2 and 1, Shawn Gilliland 2 and 1 and Tom Morrison 4 and 3.
John Watkins Wins "Jim Bryant Open" In 3-Way Play-Off
8 July 2001 - Terre Haute, IN - The APA Players on the Indiana Tour love to play putt-putt. It is very unusual for any tournament to be finished in regulation and such was the case in the "Jim Bryant Open" at Terre Haute. After the 72-hole tournament was complete, 3 players were in a dead heat for the lead. John Watkins of Indianapolis, Danny Holcomb of Hope and Bill Hammons of Indianapolis turned the event into a 90 hole affair after all three shot rounds of 26 under par 118. John Watkins picked up his second medal play title of the season shooting an 8 under 28 in the playoff . Holcomb had a 29 and Hammons a 32.
Nate Nichols Wins "Jim Bryant Quig" Open Match Play Title
Defeats Hammons For Title
8 July 2001 - Terre Haute, IN - Nate Nichols of Edinburgh had won 3 straight medal play tournaments on the Indiana APA Tour and decided he needed to concentrate more on his match play game. That decision paid off in the "Jim Bryant Open" as Nichols won 3 matches defeating APA Match Play King Bill Hammons in the 36 hole final 1 up 36 holes. Nichols advanced to the finals defeating Mike Lebeda of Terre Haute 2 and 1 and John Watkins of Indianapolis 2 and 1. Hammons advanced to the finals defeating Steve Moon of Columbus 4 and 3 and Danny Holcomb of Hope 2 and 1. The win is Nichols second career APA Match Play Title.