25 May 2002 - South Charleston, WV - The Great Lakes Tour held its first-ever doubles championship in the afternoon sun on course 2. Rookie pro Robin Ventura teamed up with the Great Lakes Tour's hottest player, Kevin Lacey, to capture her first GLT event as a professional putter. Both players reside in Cincinnati, OH.
Ventura and Lacey found themselves in a three-way tie at 24 after the better-ball round of competition with the teams of Bill Baus & Randy Reeves and Mike McCormack & John Darst. It was the round of alternate shot where Ventura and Lacey made their move, shooting 28 while most teams struggled on the slow sun-baked carpets. Going into the final round of combined score, they held a three-stroke lead.
The team of Baus & Reeves then made their move and had actually caught the leaders by the second last hole of competition. Laceys ace on the dogleg hole 5 proved to be the winning shot. The final standings were Ventura & Lacey at 111, Baus & Reeves at 112, and the team of Jim Cruse and Dave Nutini at 113.
Anthony Amick and Andy McCoy ran away and hid early in the APA division of the competition. Their better-ball score of 23 gave them a five shot lead and they never looked back. Their final score of 113 was seven shots ahead of second place finishers Karen Hastings and Terry Sanner at 120. The team of Barb Mingo and Jeff Brown finished third at 123.
It was a good day for Amick, who had already won the APA title in the West Virginia Open that morning.
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