Jeffrey Smith Exterminates Field With Eleven-Stroke Victory in Lewisville, TX
1 May 2010 - Lewisville, TX - The Western Putting Tour returned to Lewisville, Texas, for tournament competition for the first time in almost three years to the day. On a gorgeous spring day, 2009 WPT PPA Champion Jeffrey Smith shot an individual best of 36 under par, 72, to best the 1970 National Invitational Runner-Up Gary Love by eleven strokes. Smith opened the tournament with a twelve under par, 24, for a four stroke lead over Love after the first round, followed that up with an eleven under par, 25, during the second round for an eight stroke lead over Love and completed his tournament with an outstanding thirteen under par, 23, for the victory, his best 54 hole score ever, and his second WPT victory in 2010. Smith and Love won qualifying spots for the WPT Championship in Lake Charles in October.
Tony Newcomb won his second WPT victory in 2010 and his fifth in the past two years, by shooting a 28 under par, 80, to out distance second place finisher Steve Tanton by three strokes. Newcomb trailed Mike Huckaby and Mickey DeLucca by one stroke, after they both shot nine under par, 27, for the first round. Newcomb never trailed again, shooting back-to-back scores of ten under par, 26, during the second and third rounds of the tournament. Newcomb and Tanton won qualifying spots for the WPT Championship in Lake Charles in October.
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