It has been over 20 years since Tim Holt has won an Indiana
Section PGA event. Coincidentally, it’s been over 20 years since he did a stint
as Assistant Golf Professional at Tippecanoe Country Club in Monticello. Holt
returned to his former place of employment on Monday and bettered the field
with a 6-under-par 66 to win the Advantage Golf Monticello Open by a single
shot over Monticello’s Ron Carter and Ft. Wayne’s Jeff Marsh.
“I love this golf course,” stated Holt of the long-awaited
victory. “I feel very comfortable here and I really enjoy coming to this
Holt’s last victory came in the 1991 Indiana PGA Assistants
Championship. He is currently working at Nick’s Golf Center in Elkhart and is
also in his fifth year as the men’s and women’s golf coach at Holy Cross
College. He was the assistant golf professional at Tippecanoe Country Club in
The victory came as somewhat of a surprise to Holt, who
admittedly has not played a great deal of tournament golf recently.
“I’ve been practicing but I haven’t been playing much,” Holt
said. “I’ve been focusing on my short game and it paid off today.”
Holt credited his short game as being the key to getting him
back to the winner’s circle.
“I chipped in on 12
and got up and down a couple of clutch times on 6 and 11,” Holt said. “My short
game was on and that was the key today.”
Holt fired matching nines of 33-33 over the 6,700 yard
Tippecanoe Country Club layout.
Deer Track’s Jeff Marsh and Monticello’s own Ron Carter tied
for second with 5-under-par 67’s. Carter, who calls the Tippecanoe Country Club
layout his home course, grabbed low amateur honors.