Tom Gross Wins Hoosier Hysteria Classic
Tom Gross, winner of the Hoosier Hysteria Classic on the Indiana State Tour.
24 August 2002 - Columbus, IN - Tom Gross picked up his second Medal Play victory on the Indiana Tour this season winning the Hoosier Hysteria Classic by one stroke over Shawn Gilliland of Indianapolis. Gross got off to a great start firing a first round 10 under par 26 to tie John Ventura and Danny "Sumo" Holcomb for the lead. Gross then posted the low round of the day, a 12 under par 24 to open up a 2 shot lead over John Ventura.
In round three Gross posted a 5 under par 31 to hang on to the one shot victory with a 27 under par 81. Gilliland posted consistent rounds of 28-27 and 27 to place second at 26 under par 82. Ventura finished with a 31 and placed third with a 25 under par 83. Danny Holcomb was fourth at 24 under par 84.
Shawn Gilliland Wins Hoosier Hysteria Classic Match-Play Title
Shawn Gilliland, winner of the Hoosier Hysteria Classic Match-Play Title on the Indiana State Tour.
24 August 2002 - Columbus, IN - Shawn Gilliland picked up another Match Play Title in the Hoosier Hysteria Classic defeating Tom Gross in the 36 hole final. Gilliland shot a first round 24 to open up a 4 hole lead on Gross headed into the final 18 holes. His 7 under par 11 on the course 2 front nine was enough to win 9 up. Gilliland advanced to the finals with wins over Jerry Pinotti 2 and 1 and Charlie Greenwalt 4 and 3. Gross advanced to the final with wins over Jeff Garrison 4 and 3 and Jim Garrison 2 up.
Nate Nichols Sweeps APA Hoosier Hysteria Classic
Nate Nichols, winner of the APA Hoosier Hysteria Classic on the Indiana State Tour.
24 August 2002 - Columbus, IN - Nate "Hollywood" Nichols picked up 2 more victories on the Indiana Professional Putters Tour by winning both the medal play and match play events in the Hoosier Hysteria Classic at Columbus.
Nichols put together rounds of 27, 30 and 28 for a 23 under par 85 and a three shot victory over Mike McGreevy of Indianapolis. Bill Hammons and Scott McCutchen tied for third place each shooting 19 under par 89's.
Nate won his third Match Play Title of the season defeating McGreevy 2 and 1 in the 36 hole finals. Nichols advanced to the finals with a first round bye and a 3 and 2 victory over John Watkins. McGreevy advanced to the finals with wins over Robbie Brekelmans 2 and 1 and Bill Hammons 3 and 2.