Kevin Lacey (PPA Pro) and
John Watkins (APA) Win the IPPT West Major in Columbus, IN
Kevin Lacey, winner of the IPPT West Major on the PPA Indiana State Tour.
23 May 2004 - Columbus, IN - Kevin Lacey caught fire, setting a course record, and a couple tour records on his way to his third IPPT Title in four tries. Lacey shot a 67 under par 149 to win the IPPT West Major. His closest competition was James Weber who finished 13 shots back at 162. Lacey's 21 broke the old course record of 22 held by 5 players and his 149 broke his own 6 round record set in 2002 in Louisville and his margin of victory, 13 strokes also broke an IPPT record for largest margin of victory in a 6 round event.
John Ventura was third in the event with a 166, followed by Jerry Pinotti in 4th at 167 and Paul May and Dave Nutini tied for the 5th spot at 168.
In the Amateur Division, John Watkins of Southport posted an 8 stroke victory shooting a six round total 166 50 under par. Bill Hammons of Indianapolis was second 8 shots back at 174 while Scott McCutchen finished third with a 179. Anthony Russell finished 4th 180 while Josh Garrison grabbed the 5th spot with a 185.
The IPPT Tour now moves to Richmond, Indiana for 2 events on Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th.