News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 21, 2013

Cassell leads close pack headed into final round of City

Tom Reck
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The stage is set for a shootout in the final round of the Show-Me’s/Terre Haute Golf Association men’s city golf tournament to be played today at Hulman Links.

Chris Cassell had the low round in Saturday’s rain-delayed action at Rea Park with a 6-under-par 66 and is the city leader with his 1-over-par 214 score.

Phillip Myers is second at 215, Tom Jones third at 216 and Ted Kaperak fourth at 219. The leaders will tee off at 11:20 a.m. 

Rain halted play for about 20 minutes in the early afternoon and a second rain delayed the finish for the final three groups on the course.

Cassell bogeyed the first two holes, then went 34-32 for his 66. He had seven birdies and an eagle in the round.

“After starting out bogey-bogey, I stayed calm and didn’t get mad. I think that was the key,” said Cassell, who has won one title and has often been in contention.

Myers and Jones shared the lead after two rounds. Myers was 35-35 in carding 70 on Saturday. He had four birdies in the round.

“The last three holes were challenging after the rain,” said the Purdue graduate.

Jones was 34-37 in shooting 71. “You play the first three rounds to be in a good position for the final round. Mission accomplished,” said the seven-time winner.

Kaperak went 36-36 for his second 72 score of the tourney. “I had to grind it out all day … I had a couple bad judgments,” said the defending champ and nine-time winner who was glad to be in the feature foursome for the final round.

Devon Klutey is in the second flight of the championship division and had the second low score with 70. He had five birdies and was 35-35.

Klutey trails Bo Higgins by one shot in the second flight.

Flight leaders in the championship division are Kyle Stevenson, Higgins and Tom Bekkering. Scott Givens, Mike Toney, and Preston White share the lead in the third flight.

Former Clay City High School standout Fred Modesitt had the low score in the white-tees division with a career-best 67. He was 34-33 and had four birdies and an eagle in the round.

Modesitt has a one-shot lead over Steve Paquin in the white-tees division while Ryan Bland is the leader in the first flight.

Show-Me’s City Tourney

Championship flight

214 — Chris Cassell 66-148

215 — Phillip Myers 70-145

216 — Tom Jones 71-145

219 — Ted Kaperak 72-147

223 — Travis Turpen 77-146, Dave Brown 72-151

225 — Chad Gann 72-153

226 — Darrell Shouse 80-146

227 — Stu Johnson 75-152, Scott Hess 77-150

229 — Jim Winning 78-151, Brandon Bekkering  76-153

230 — Matt Davis 78-152

231 — Chris Keen 77-154

234 — Ryan Roscoe 80-154

White Tees leaders

223 — Fred Modesitt

224 — Steve Paquin

Today’s tee times, pairings

White tees, first flight

7:30 a.m. — Bob Jaynes 287, Will Buchanan 277, Bob Tetzlaff 277

7:40 — Gunar Alumbaugh 277, Ryan Nichols 274, Paul Thomas 273

7:50 — Shawn Pepper 271, Bryan Loomis 269, Richard Taylor 265

8 a.m. — Cam Lewellyn 262, John Kusch 253, Ryan Bland 251

Championship flight

8:10 — Nate Morgan 252, Gus Solomon 248, Eric Johnson 248

8:20 — Dana Payne 246, Jim Jenkins 246, Colton Kuppler 242

8:30 — Mark Harvey 242, Rodger Zimmerman 236, Chuck Adamson 234

8:40 — Steve Prevo 231, Steve Paquin 224, Fred Modesitt 223

Blue tees, fourth flight

8:50 — Curt Phillips 282, Kevin McCrea 264, Scott Johanson 262

9 a.m. — Jeff Lewellyn 253, Larry Fossi 253, Tom Bekkering 250

Blue tees, third flight

9:10 — Ernie Goble 253, Sam Mimms 253, Elliot Booe 253, Jeff Foury 251

9:20 — Sam Peoples 251, Chris Watkins 250, Ryan Luce 249, Josh Greasor 249

9:30 — Billy Alumbaugh 248, Preston White 242, Mike Toney 242, Scott Givens 242

Blue tees, second flight

9:40 — Logan Burdick 249, Mark Neaderhiser 248, Ken McVey 244

9:50 — Trey Thomas 243, Russ Campbell 242, Tim Mundy 241, Derek Depuydt 239

10 a.m. — Earl Elliott 239, Fred Reynolds 237, Ashley Matchett 236, Ezra Evans 235

10:10 — Mark Bird 235, Dan Gmelich 235, Devon Klutey 234, Bo Higgins 233

Blue tees, first flight

10:20 — Jonathan Toews 245, Steve Anderson 243, Dave Alumbaugh 240

10:30 — Tom Rohr 239, Eddie Kanizer 239, Ernie Maesch 238, Matt Payne 237

10:40 — Bill Verdeyen 236, Don Alumbaugh 236, Denny Byram 233, Kyle Stevenson 230

Blue tees, championship flight

10:50 — Ryan Roscoe 234, Chris Keen 231, Matt Davis 230

11 a.m. — Jim Winning 229, Brandon Bekkering 229, Stu Johnson 227, Scott Hess 227

11:10 — Darrell Shouse 226, Chad Gann 225, Dave Brown 223, Travis Turpen 223

11:20 — Chris Cassell 214, Phillip Myers 215, Tom Jones 216, Ted Kaperak 219