It was not until the final group that the low score was carded at the 2016 Monticello Open at Tippecanoe Lake CC. Todd Palmer, Fishers, knocked out Kenny Cook, Indianapolis, by one shot with an 18-hole round of 7-under-par, 65.
“I didn’t drive the ball well, but at least I didn’t get into much trouble,” Palmer said.
Since the USGA’s ban on anchoring, Palmer has switched to a BioMech putter, and credits his short game to his overall finish today.
“I hit four or five wedges inside of five feet and have been putting really well lately.”
This was Palmer’s first round in over a month, last playing at Rock Hollow at the Indiana PGA Pro-Am.
“I haven’t had the opportunity to play 18 since the Pro-Am, but this course sets up well for me,” Palmer said. “It is short and a lot of fun.”
Palmer’s 65 consisted of seven birdies today coming on holes 1, 2, 5, 8, 13, 14 and 17. He did not card a single bogey.
This is Palmer’s second Monticello Open victory, with a past win coming in 2012.
Thank you to Antigua Golf for sponsoring today’ event.