Wade Sahmel (PPA Pro) and
Adam Sahmel (APA) Post Victories in Lake Charles

Wade Sahmel - PPA Pro (left) and Adam Sahmel - APA (right)
Winners of the PPA Texas State Tour event in Lake Charles, LA on August 21st, 2005

21 August 2005 - Lake Charles, LA - The Texas Putting Tour continued its season at the Lake Charles, La course. Lee Messinger the winner of the 2005 Louisiana State Championship contested the day before fired an opening round 23 to take a two stroke lead over Wade Sahmel and Charles Cox. A five on the fifteenth hole derailed Lees second round and left him tied with Joel Baker three in back of Wade who was in the lead at 20 under 52. Three other players were within one stroke of the lead at 19 under 53. Brice Bergesen, Jeffrey Smith and Al Simpson were the players sitting one stroke back. It looked like Wade would run away with the event after he made 11 of the first 12 holes only missing the eighth but a four on the 13th hole gave some hope to the field playing behind Wade. In the end Wade held on to the lead by making two of the last five holes. His final total of 31 under 77 was enough to win by two strokes over Brice and Lee. State spots went to Jeffrey Smith, Al Simpson and Greg Simpson.

After two rounds in the amateur division Jason Sheffield was in a comfortable position. His two round total of 21 under 51 left him with only one other player within six strokes of him. That player was Adam Sahmel who was sitting three strokes back. With Jason playing in the first group and Adam playing in the last Adam would know exactly what he needed to do coming down the stretch to win. After Jason came in with 6 under 30 Adam knew he could win. He needed to make two of the last three holes to accomplish the task. Adam made it easy on himself making both 16 and 17 so he did not have to work to hard on the last hole. Adam fired a three round total of 28 under 80. The second place finish gave Jason a sate spot. Additional spots went to Trevor Lewin and Lloyd Navarro in match play. Trevor defeated Bertz Ferguson and Lloyd beat Alan Sahmel.

Article and scores provided by Lee Messinger.

Professional Division of Lake Charles, LA Event
(Lake Charles, LA - Course #1 - 21 August 2005)

1Wade Sahmel25272577$ 140.00
2Brice Bergesen28252679$ 55.00
Lee Messinger23322479$ 55.00
4Al Simpson*28252982$ 10.00
Jeffrey Smith27262982$ 10.00
6Charles Cox25332583 
Joel Baker27282883 
8Steve Tanton29283087 
9Greg Simpson*30292988 

* Earned TX State Championship Spot.

Amateur Division of Lake Charles, LA Event
(Lake Charles, LA - Course #1 - 21 August 2005)

1Adam Sahmel29252680$ 20.00
2Jason Sheffield*27243081$ 10.00
3Dave Blalock33272787$ 3.34
Lloyd Navarro, Jr.*30273087$ 3.33
Trevor Lewin*29302887$ 3.33
6Alan Sahmel29343093 
7Bertz Ferguson34303599 

* Earned TX State Championship Spot.

Amateur Division Match Play of Lake Charles, LA Event
(Lake Charles, LA - Course #1 - 21 August 2005)

Lloyd Navarro, Jr. 
 Lloyd Navarro, Jr.
Alan Sahmel 2w1 - Spot
Bertz Ferguson 
 Trevor Lewin
Trevor Lewin 2w1 - Spot


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