Bob Marcellino Magic Wins|
IPPT West Major

Bob Marcellino, winner of the IPPT West Major (Columbus, IN).

12 May 2002 - Columbus, IN - Louisville Touring Pro Bob Marcellino literally "Walked on Water" to win his first event on the Indiana Professional Putters Tour and possibly his first event since winning the 1968 PPA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Marcellino had a one stroke lead over Tom Gross after 36 holes, when the rains came during play in the third round.

After 54 holes Marcellino led Jeff Garrison by 3 strokes and Tom Gross by 4. Following a 20 minute Rain Delay, Play was started again only to have it rain steady during round number 4. Marcellino kept it together with a 7 under 29 to open up a 5 stroke lead over Garrison. In round five the rains came hard again suspending play and turning the already tough scoring course into a putters nightmare.

Marcellino never faltered despite a 35 on the rain soaked carpets in round 5 and finished with a 4 under par 32 to win the event by 3 strokes over Club Pro Paul May of Louisville. Jerry Pinotti of Jeffersonville and Jim Payne of Louisville tied for 3rd with a score of 185.

Nate Nichols, winner of the IPPT West Major APA Division (Columbus, IN).

Nate Nichols Wins Rain Soaked IPPT West Major (APA Division)

12 May 2002 - Columbus, IN - Nate Nichols of Edinburgh fired a 25 under par 191 to win the "Rain Soaked" IPPT West Major APA Title. James Weber of Cincinnati was second just one shot back at 192. 16-year-old Zach Smith of Indianapolis finished third with a 194. Nichols, Weber and Smith were locked up in a tight battle after 2 rounds with Smith shooting a 57, Weber a 60 and Nichols a 61. Then the rains came.

Nichols survived the wet 3rd round with a 4 under 32. Weber was able to put together a 3 under 33 while Smith shot par on the back 9 for a 2 under par 34. None of the three leaders broke 31 in the final three rounds as Nichols held on to pick up his second victory in four tries this season.

Professional Division of IPPT West Major
(Columbus, IN- Course #1 - 12 May 2002)

  Round Prize 
 Player123456TotalMoneyPoints
1

Bob Marcellino

292630293532181$120.00364.0
2

Paul May

333327312832184$90.00331.2
3

Jerry Pinotti

283133293331185$62.50309.0
 

Jim Payne

302931323231185$62.50309.0
5

Jeff Garrison

302929313334186$55.00287.0
6

Danny Holcomb

263333283334187$47.50265.2
 

Mark Hasty

313228313332187$47.50265.2
8

Shawn Gilliland

29
31
32
34
33
29
188$40.00
243.6
9

Charlie Greenwalt

29283433
30
35
189$35.00227.2
10

Tom Morrison

30323033
33
32
190$0221.0
11

Tom Gross

28283331
36
35
191$0195.0
12

John Ventura

33312933
30
37
193
$0173.6
13

Rick Blair

32323834
27
32
195
$0153.0
14
Jim Garrison
27
35
33
40
28
33
196
$0
138.0
15

Tim Greenert

3135353636
35
208$078.6
 

Jody Comer

303435343441208$078.6

Amateur Division of IPPT West Major
(Columbus, IN- Course #1 - 12 May 2002)

  Round Prize 
 Player123456TotalMoneyPoints
1

Nate Nichols

2932323133
34
191Trophy195.0
2

James Weber

2931333434
31
192Trophy179.2
3

Zach Smith

2829343733
33
194Trophy158.2
4

John Watkins

3231
32
343632197 133.2
5

Dave Hager

313735323534204 95.2
6

Scott McCutchen

343537363234208 73.6
 

 

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