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.

Professional Division of IPPT West Major
(Columbus, IN - Course #2 - 23 May 2004)

  Round Prize 
1Kevin Lacey243027222125149$145 723.6
2James Weber262927292625162$110 520.2
3John Ventura262928272630166$80 455
4Jerry Pinotti302728272827167$60 424.2
5Paul May282531272730168$52.50 383.4
 Dave Nutini232831322826168$52.50 383.4
7Shawn Gilliland283231272625169$40 353.2
8Jim Payne252932282929172$40 313.2
9Charlie Greenwalt243230302829173$17.50 288.6
 Tom Gross252830333225173$17.50 288.6
11Mark Hasty292930302828174 254.2
 Jay Hadsell282930293325174  
 Todd Viau332528303127174  
14Tom Morrison302931332428175 220
 Tim Greenert313027272931175 220
16Bob Marcellino313030322826177 197.2
17Jeff Garrison333429272728178 188.6
18Nate Nichols323229253031179 182.2

Amateur Division of IPPT South Major
(Louisville, KY - Course #1 - 16 May 2004)

  Round Expense 
1John Watkins303026272627166$33 495
2Bill Hammons313129262928174$25 394.2
3Scott McCutchen313029342629179$20 330.2
4Anthony Russell303429283227180$16 302
5Josh Garrison333132312830185$13 244
6Randy Shreve323134322732188 203.6
7Dave Hager343134283232191 175
8Sam Raizor293138333334198 128.6
9Kyle Poole313630373433201 106


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