Brad Lebo Claims GLT Season Opener in
Days Inn Monroeville Classic


Brad Lebo and Walter Kizzie
(left to right).

26 April 2003 - Monroeville, PA - Veteran pro Brad Lebo is used to traveling all over the country for PPA events, but the Shippensburg dentist decided to take advantage of the opportunity to play in his home state. After three rounds of solid play, Lebo added his first Great Lakes Tour title to an already lengthy list of PPA accomplishments.

A pleasantly cool windless day and slightly damp carpets set up perfect conditions for low scores on course 1. And the players responded.

Lebo trailed Pittsburgh's John Bambling and Greg Newport of Liberty, North Carolina by two after the first round of play, going into what would be the most dramatic round of the day. Lebo drilled fourteen aces to set a new course record score of 22, but literally seconds after he completed his round, Westlake, Ohio's Scott Buddie knocked in his final hole to shoot an unbelievable score of 20. Starting on hole 5, Buddie only missed only at holes 12 and 17, eclipsing the old record of 23 by three shots.

This set up a tie at 49 between Lebo and Buddie, with Penn Hills Ken Hastings only a shot back at 50. Lebo capped his fine day of putting with a solid 26 in round three for a total score of 75 to notch a two stroke victory over Hastings, who received the GLT qualifying spot. Lebo's 75 was seven shots better than the winning score from last year on the same golf course.

In the PPA match play, Kevin Lacey won five matches, including a victory in the finals over defending GLT champ, Dave Nutini. Nutini received the GLT spot.

Walter Kizzie Wins APA Title

In the APA division, it was Penn Hills Walter Kizzie who fired the low round of the day among the amateurs, a 26 in the second round, on his way to a score of 84, good enough for a two-stroke victory over Pittsburgh's Zach Washa. It was Kizzie's first GLT win, and he received a GLT spot for his efforts. Don Cherry won the APA match play and a GLT spot, defeating Washa in the finals.

The GLT thanks the Days Inn Monroeville for their sponsorship of our season opener, and the Monroeville Putters Club for their efforts in coordinating and hosting the event.

Scores provided and tournament recap provided by Bill Thompson.

Professional Division of the Days Inn Monroeville Classic
(Monroeville, PA - Course #1 - 26 April 2003)

  Round PrizeGLTMatchGLT
 Player123TotalMoneyPointsPlaySpots
1Brad Lebo27222675$175.00110.001-1 
2Ken Hastings25252777$120.0090.000-1Medal
3Greg Newport25272678$95.0080.000-1 
4John Bambling25272779$75.0072.500-1 
4Jim Engel29272379$75.0072.500-1 
6John Ventura27242980$65.0065.000-1 
7Mike Brown30282381$60.0060.000-1 
8Bill Thompson27292682$55.0055.000-1 
9Kevin Lacey29322283$105.0071.005-0 
10Scott Buddie29203584$55.0044.000-1 
11Dave Nutini27312785$52.5056.504-1Medal
11Craig Williams27302885$42.5051.503-1 
13Mike O'Rourke29302786 34.000-1 
14Todd Viau29322687 36.002-1 
14Jay Hadsell28293087$15.0041.003-1 
14Robin Ventura29263287 28.000-1 
17Tom O'Brien29283188 24.001-1 
17Bill Baus29283188 21.000-1 
19Karl Moe31283291 13.000-1 
20Harry Sykes28293289 18.000-1 
21Jim Cruse30303090 24.002-1 
22James Weber32283191 13.000-1 
23James White32303092 18.502-1 
23Dom Perry35282992 10.500-1 

Amateur Division of the Days Inn Monroeville Classic
(Monroeville, PA - Course #1 - 26 April 2003)

  Round ExpenseGLTMatchGLT
 

Player

1

2

3

Total

Money

Points

Play

Spots

1Walter Kizzie30262884$30.0045.000-1Medal
2Zach Washa29273086$40.0043.002-1 
3Bonnie White30302888$25.0035.000-1 
4Karen Hastings28313089$35.0034.002-1 
 Anthony Amick30283189$25.0029.000-1 
5John Tuite30293190$10.0031.002-1 
6Barb Mingo31332892 27.001-1 
7Don Cherry33293193$20.0032.004-0Medal
8Jeff Brown32313194 21.000-1 
9Rob McGraner33333197 19.000-1 
10Randy Shreve31323699 18.000-1 
11Al Linhart323735104 18.501-1 
 Bill Combs393431104 15.500-1 

 

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