Kevin Lacey Wins Central Ohio Open by Three Strokes For Eighth GLT Win
Scott Copeland Wins APA Division by Two
Kevin Lacey playing course #2 at the Refugee Road Course (Columbus, OH).
Scott Copeland and Kevin Lacey
(left to right).
24 August 2002 - Columbus, OH - The restoration work done on the Refugee Road course was expected to lower the scores significantly, and that was certainly the case in the Central Ohio Open. Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati continued his dominance of the 2002 GLT by claiming a record eighth victory.
Lacey posted three solid rounds of 26-24-24 for a final tally of 74, 34 under par. Dave Nutini of Canal Winchester held the first round lead by two at 23 and the second round lead by one over Lacey at 49. But Nutinis final round 28 left the door open for Lacey, and Nutini finished three back at 77.
The threesome of Brandon Yee of Columbus, John Napoli of Clearwater Beach, FL and Gene Reams of Whitehall tied for third at 78. Yee defeated Napoli in a playoff for the GLT spot.
Scott Copeland, APA winner of the Central Ohio Open.
Kevin Lacey swept the days events by defeating John Napoli in the final match of the match play. John Napoli received a GLT spot.
Meanwhile, in the APA division, Scott Copeland kept just ahead of Leroy Lacey, also from Springfield, OH, all day to claim his third GLT title of the year with a score of 83.
Leroy Lacey finished two back at 85, with Anthony Amick third at 87. Andy McCoy received a GLT spot.
Anthony Amick once again showed off his match play skills by defeating Jeff Brown in the final match.
Scores provided and tournament recap provided by Bill Thompson.