Nate Nichols Wins First Pro Event in "Southport Open"

Nate Nichols, winner of the "Southport Open" on the PPA Indiana State Tour.

19 June 2004 - Southport, IN - "Hooray for Hollywood!" Nate Nichols won his first Professional Tournament on the IPPT capturing the Southport Open on the toughest playing course on the tour this season. Nichols fired rounds of 31, 29 and a final round 26 for a 22 under par 86. Nichols final round 26 was the low round of the day for both the professional and amateur divisions.

Tom Morrison finished second in the event with a 17 under par 91. Shawn Gilliland and Jerry Pinotti tied for third and the last cash spot shooting identical 16 under par 92's. The old style course provided a tough challenge for the tournament . Hole three features the old style "Bucket Hole" that garnered scores as high as 7 during the day.

Tom Morrison won the Match Play Tournament winning 3 matches on his way to his first win on the IPPT this year.

Dave Hager Wins APA Southport Open

19 June 2004 - Southport, IN - Dave Hager picked up his first IPPT Tour Victory with a 1 shot win in the Southport Open. Hager fired rounds of 34, 28 and 29 for a 17 under par 91. John Watkins and Zach Smith tied for second one shat back at 16 under par 92. Bill Hammons finished fourth at 11 under par 97 and Scott McCutchen finished fifth with a 10 under par 98.. Zach Smith picked up the Match Play victory winning three straight matches.

Professional Division of the "Southport Open"
(Southport , IN - Course #2 - 19 June 2004)

  Medal PlayMatch Play
  Round Prize   Prize
1Nate Nichols31292686$90 288.201$0
2Tom Morrison33292991$55 324.230$40
3Jerry Pinotti32312992$32.50 21001$0
 Shawn Gilliland28313392$32.50 23011$10
5Brian Summers29303493  01$0
6John Ventura36302894 172.211$10
7Jeff Garrison32342995 138.601$0
8Tom Gross31323396 100.201$0
 Charlie Greenwalt29333496 160.231$30

Amateur Division of the "Southport Open"
(Southport , IN - Course #2 - 19 June 2004)

  Medal PlayMatch Play
  Round Expense   
1Dave Hager34282991$25 244.201
2John Watkins31283392$17.50 21001
 Zach Smith29313292$17.50 29030
4Bill Hammons35303297$11 22221
5Scott McCutchen33333298$6 13901
6Kyle Poole333434101 126.211
 Josh Garrison343532101 106.201
8Sam Raizor453330108 10011


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