David Lynch Completes Weekend Sweep with One Stroke Victory in Killeen, TX
13 June 2004 - Killeen, TX - For the first time ever the Texas Putting Tour would be competing on the number 2 course in Killeen. The former tournament course, number 3, had been removed and new rides put in its place. The new course was a covered course, one of the few left. The number 2 course was interesting with many holes were just missing on your ace could put you in bogey territory.
David Lynch continued his strong play from the day before with an opening round 14 under 22. His lead was one stroke over Wade Sahmel with Gary Reed two back. A second round 29 by David allowed Wade to take over the lead at 23 under 49. Joel Baker also got into the mix with a second round 12 under 24 witch left him tied with David two back of Wade. After the front nine of the last round it was looking like a two-player match between Joel Baker and Wade Sahmel. Joel had shot an 11 on the front to tie Wade going to the last nine. Neither Wade nor Joel was able to pop a back nine with both shooting 3 under 15's it allowed for someone to get hot and catch them. That person turned out to be David Lynch. He started the back nine 3 back of Wade and Joel. By the time David reached the 17th hole he new he needed one to tie and two to win. Two aces later David had completed his comeback, swept the weekend events and received a state spot. Additional spots went to Steve Tanton and Brice Bergesen in match play.
Lloyd Navarro Jr. and Steve Willmann held the lead at 8 under 28 after the opening round in the amateur division. After the second round was complete there were still two players tied for the lead, just a different set of players. Rhet Wylie and Adam Sahmel at 14 under 58 were one ahead of Lloyd with Chance Marett, Mickey DeLucca and Steve Willmann two back. Nobody was able to go low in the last round and Adam's 7 under 29 gave him his first win of the year and a state spot. Additional spots went to Jason Sheffield and Dave Blalock in match play.
Article and scores provided by Lee Messinger.