Kevin Lacey, James Weber Win Big on Their Home Course in Hamilton Open


Kevin Lacey on hole #15 on course #2 in Hamilton, OH.
(Photo by Tom Butler)

13 April 2002 - Hamilton, OH - Its tough to beat Cincinnatis Kevin Lacey on any course, but beating him on his home course proved to be too tall an order for the rest of the field in the Great Lakes Tour's 2002 season opener, the Hamilton Open. Lacey trailed the first round leader, South Euclids Roger Beckerman, by two shots going into the second round. Kevin then shot the low round of the day, a sizzling 25 on the difficult course 2, and he never looked back. Laceys final tally of 82 for 54 holes bested the field by five shots. Second place finisher, Bill Baus of Cleveland Heights, earned the qualifying spot for the World Match Play Championship.


James Weber, APA winner of the Hamilton Open.
(Photo by Tom Butler)

For three rookie pros, the Hamilton Open was their debut event, and all three finished in the money. Brandon Yee of Columbus finished tied for third with Beckerman at 88. Robin Ventura of Cincinnati tied for fifth at 89, and Danny Holcomb of Hope, IN tied for eighth at 90.


Kevin Lacey, Bill Baus and James Weber (left to right)..
(Photo by Tom Butler)

Danny continued to play well through the match play, but he came up short against Dave Nutini of Canal Winchester in the match play finals.

In the APA division, James Weber of Cincinnati led wire-to-wire on his way to a blistering 83, eight shots ahead of his nearest competitor, Andy McCoy of Columbus. James claimed his first victory ever on the GLT in an outstanding performance, only one shot behind Lacey in the pros.

James swept the days events by then winning the match play, defeating McCoy in the finals.

Scores provided and tournament recap provided by Bill Thompson.

Professional Division of the Hamilton Open
(Hamilton, OH - Course #2 - 13 April 2002)

  Round PrizeGLTMatchGLTWPC
 Player123TotalMoneyPointsPlaySpotsSpots

1

Kevin Lacey

30

25

27

82

$175.00

110.00

1-1

MEDAL

 

2

Bill Baus

29

28

30

87

$130.00

90.00

0-1

 

1

3

Brandon Yee

31

31

26

88

$102.50

77.50

0-1

 

 

 

Roger Beckerman

28

29

31

88

$102.50

77.50

0-1

 

 

5

Robin Ventura

32

27

30

89

$76.66

70.00

1-1

 

 

 

Dave Nutini

30

30

29

89

$126.66

85.00

4-0

MATCH

 

 

Jim Heikkinen

33

26

30

89

$76.66

65.00

0-1

 

 

8

Tom Gross

33

26

31

90

$57.50

53.60

1-1

 

 

 

Danny Holcomb

29

33

28

90

$82.50

68.60

4-1

 

 

 

Jim Cruse

29

28

33

90

$57.50

50.60

0-1

 

 

 

Bill Thompson

29

32

29

90

$57.50

53.60

1-1

 

 

 

Mark Hasty

33

29

28

90

$72.50

63.60

2-1

 

 

 

Robb Titchell

32

27

31

90

$57.50

58.60

2-1

 

 

14

Mike O'Rourke

33

29

29

91

 

31.00

0-1

 

 

15

Jay Hadsell

33

30

29

92

 

28.00

0-1

 

 

16

Paul Pastilong

31

34

29

94

 

28.00

1-1

 

 

17

Mike McCormack

32

31

32

95

 

21.00

0-1

 

 

 

Craig Williams

31

34

30

95

 

29.00

2-1

 

 

19

Paul Johns

34

32

30

96

$15.00

31.00

3-1

 

 

20

John Darst

34

29

34

97

 

14.00

0-1

 

 

 

Jim Engel

30

35

32

97

 

17.00

1-1

 

 

 

Rick Alessi

33

32

32

97

 

14.00

0-1

 

 

23

John Ventura

30

35

33

98

 

11.00

0-1

 

 

24

Todd Viau

33

35

31

99

 

7.00

 

 

 

 

Bob Marcellino

38

30

31

99

 

9.00

0-1

 

 

 

Scott Buddie

32

32

35

99

 

7.00

 

 

 

27

Jeff Garrison

37

34

29

100

 

5.00

 

 

 

28

Karl Moe

33

33

35

101

 

4.00

 

 

 

Amateur Division of the Hamilton Open
(Hamilton, OH - Course #2 - 13 April 2002)

  Round ExpenseGLTMatchGLT
 

Player

1

2

3

Total

Money

Points

Play

Spots

1

James Weber

27

28

28

83

$50.00

52.00

3-0

BOTH

2

Andy McCoy

28

29

34

91

$40.00

41.00

2-1

 

 

Jeff Brown

34

27

30

91

$35.00

39.00

1-1

 

4

Nate Nichols

33

31

29

93

$12.50

32.00

0-1

 

 

Zach Smith

33

30

30

93

$22.50

34.00

1-1

 

6

Anthony Amick

34

29

31

94

 

28.00

1-1

 

 

Leroy Lacey

29

33

32

94

 

28.00

1-1

 

8

Don Ferrell

31

33

31

95

 

25.00

1-1

 

9

Tim Schrader

36

31

30

97

 

19.00

0-1

 

 

Bill Wahls

35

30

32

97

 

19.00

0-1

 

11

Barb Mingo

38

30

31

99

 

16.00

0-1

 

 

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