Kevin Lacey Fires 93 To Capture 2008 PPA Tournament Players Championship

Kevin Lacey
16 September 2008 - Richmond, VA - Steady rain showers and saturated carpets greeted players for the contesting of the 2008 PPA Tournament Players Championship on courses # 2 and 3 at the Richmond, VA Putt-Putt Fun Center.  The challenging conditions proved to be no match for the putting prowess of 2000 PPA Match Play Champion Kevin Lacey, as he fired impressive rounds of 25, 22, 23, and 23 for a 72-hole total of 93 and a one-stroke victory.  The only player to seriously challenge Lacey was PPA Hall of Fame legend Daryl Freeman, who settled for runner-up honors at 94.  Continuing his strong early-week play, 2008 NC State Champion Ricky Schults carded 98 to finish alone in third position.  2007 PPA Tournament Players Champion Vince Batten and two-time SC Tour Match Play Champion Darrell Britt tied for fourth place at 99.  The cash line for the event fell at 104.

Walter Kizzie

In the amateur division, 2005 APA National Champion Walter Kizzie added another major title to his resume.  Kizzie recorded steady rounds of 25, 26, 26, and 25 for a four-round total of 102 and a comfortable three-stroke victory.  Buffalo, NY's Phil Kosobucki surged into second place at 105 by virtue of a brilliant final-round 23.  Sharing third position at 106 were 2003 APA National Champion Bonnie White and Richmond, VA local standout Malcolm Shumaker.  At 109, 1998 APA National Champion Jeff Brown completed the tournament in fifth place.  The final amateur division expense reimbursement spot came at a 72-hole total of 114.
Play in the 2008 PPA National Championship week will continue with the 72-hole PPA National Doubles Championship, which will commence at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

Article by Brad Lebo


Professional Division of the 2008 PPA Tournament Players Championship
(Richmond, VA - Course # 2 and 3 - 16 September 2008

1Kevin Lacey2522232393100.00600.00
2Daryl Freeman242423239498.00500.00
3Ricky Schults252426239896.00420.00
4Vince Batten262525239993.00360.00
Darrell Britt232328259993.00360.00
6Jeffrey Smith2324282510090.00300.00
7Randy Orr2625242610186.00243.33
Bob Marcellino2327252610186.00243.33
Dave Taylor2724252510186.00243.33
10Jeff Carr2728212610279.00205.00
Randy Reeves2625252610279.00205.00
James White2424243010279.00205.00
Ed Grajewski2927222410279.00205.00
14Jay Klapper2527242710370.00160.00
David McCollister2726232710370.00160.00
Wade Sahmel2623272710370.00160.00
Andy Coradini2628242510370.00160.00
Bill Baus2827212710370.00160.00
19Greg Ward2628272310461.00115.00
Brad Lebo2726272410461.00115.00
Gary English2628232710461.00115.00
Stan Seethoff2528272410461.00115.00
23John Bambling2528282410553.00
Michael Hitt2725262710553.00
Charlie Greenwalt2627252710553.00
Gary Watson2724262810553.00
27Greg Newport2628272510646.00
Jerry Pinotti2229262910646.00
James Weber2428312310646.00
Tim Greenert2827272410646.00
Tony Jackson2726272610646.00
Roger Beckerman3128232410646.00
Lewis Burton2628272510646.00
34Rick Baird2723292810741.00
Robert Johnson2528292510741.00
James Taylor2526272910741.00
37Tony Varnadore2627272810838.50
Cliff Matthews3025292410838.50
39Mike Baldoza2528292710936.00
Dom Perry2829252710936.00
Matt McCaslin2827282610936.00
42Frank Warren3226282411033.50
Paul Johns2630282611033.50
44David Jones2730282611131.00
Rainey Statum3228262511131.00
Manfred Stewart2429302811131.00
47Rick Culverhouse2631273011427.00
Mark Hasty2825303111427.00
Danny McCaslin3030252911427.00
Danny Tatum2629312811427.00
Darrell Anderson2929302611427.00
52Buddy Taylor2828312811524.00
53Rick Rybaczek3327332712023.00
54Joel Baker3132302812122.00

Amateur Division of the 2008 PPA Tournament Players Championship
(Richmond, VA - Course # 3 and 2 - 16 September 2008

1Walter Kizzie25262625102100.0040.00
2Phil Kosobucki2826282310598.0040.00
3Bonnie White2827262510695.0040.00
Malcolm Shumaker2828252510695.0040.00
5Jeff Brown2430282710992.0040.00
6Chuck Dibbs2530272811090.0040.00
7Larry Smith2729282711187.0040.00
Terry Sanner3023283011187.0040.00
9Ken Stanfill3030262611283.0040.00
Rodney Ashley3228272511283.0040.00
11Trevor Lewin3127282711380.0040.00
12Mike Matthews3030282611478.0040.00
13Michael Foster3128302611575.00
Oneil Mercure2929282911575.00
15Michael Huckaby3126293011672.00
16Amy Smith2730322811770.00
17Bill Combs2934302611968.00
18Adam Sahmel2930313012066.00
19Marty Handschuh3033312712164.00
20Lynn Self3529293012361.00
Jeff Studer3033312912361.00
22Mickey DeLucca3330342812557.00
Jerry Sanner3128333312557.00
24Art Koerber2932362912654.00
25Barb Mingo2734363212952.00


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