Tim Greenert Wins Louisville Lid Lifter
Tim Greenert, winner of the Louisville Lid Lifter on the Indiana State Tour.
20 April 2002 - Louisville, KY - Tim "The Shot Man" Greenert of Louisville used his home course advantage to rule the wet course 3 carpets and take home his first Indiana Tour victory. Greenert fired a 30 under par 78 to win "The Louisville Lid Lifter" by one shot over Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati.
Greenert started the event one shot behind Lacey at 27 before he turned it on in the second round with 11 aces and 2 bogies. The 26 helped him into a tie with Lacey at 53 after 36 holes. Greenert was able to fire an 11 under par 25 on the final round to pick up the victory.
Danny "Sumo" Holcomb of Hope, Indiana had a strong showing in his professional debut with a 3rd place finish, tied with Dave Nutini at 24 under par 84. Robin Ventura of Cincinnati, Jim Garrison of Mooresville, Indiana and PPA Veteran Bob Marcellino of Louisville all finished tied for 5th with 21 under par 87's.
Brandon Yee Wins Louisville Lid Lifter Match Play Title
Brandon Yee, winner of the Louisville Lid Lifter Match Play Title on the Indiana State Tour.
20 April 2002 - Louisville, KY - Brandon Yee may be a "Rookie" in the PPA ranks but he showed his ability to play seasoned pros by winning the Louisville Lid Lifter Match Play title. Yee defeated Bob Marcellino, then Kevin Lacey, followed by Mark Hasty and finally Club Pro Tom Russell in the 36 hole finals. Yee and Russell both missed the first hole of Sudden Death and took pars. Yee then took a 2 on the second hole. Russell tried a bank shot on the old style saddle hole but the ball came up short. His duce putt sailed over the back hill to give Yee the victory.
Tom Russell advanced to the finals with wins over Robin Ventura, Danny Holcomb and Jerry Pinotti. In a play-off for the World Putting Championship Spot, Mark Hasty defeated Jerry Pinotti 2 and 1. Neither Yee or Russell attempted to qualify for the spot.
Nate is Great in Louisville Lid Lifter Win
Nate Nichols, winner of Louisville Lid Lifter APA Title.
20 April 2002 - Louisville, KY - The next time you see Nate Nichols ask him how excited he was to play the first event on the Indiana Tour. "The Great One" simply disposed of the rest of the APA field shooting a 31 under par 77. Nichols started the demolition with an 11 under par 25, four strokes ahead of last years APA Points Champion Bill Hammons of Indianapolis. Nichols then continued his hot shooting with a pair of 10 under par 26's to best runner up Andy "Duck" McCoy by 14 strokes. Bill Hammons finished third.
Anthony Amick, winner of Louisville Lid Lifter APA Match Play Title.
Amick is Best in APA Louisville Lid Lifter Match Play
20 April 2002 - Louisville, KY - Anthony Amick is getting a little more serious about his putting these days. The extra play proved helpful in his APA Match Play victory at "The Louisville Lid Lifter." "The Animal" defeated John Watkins in the first round before his second meeting with Nate Nichols in the second round. Amick defeated Nichols 4 and 3 including an impossible ace on the slap shot hole #10. Amick defeated James Weber in the 36 hole finals 8 and 7 to take home the title. Weber defeated Andy McCoy and Rookie Zach Campbell on his way to his second place finish.