Mystic’s Pugh breaks 2-year dry spell with Pepsi Tournament win
NOBLESVILLE — With an old, tried and true putter back in his bag that helped him get his last win in 2009, Dave Pugh of Mystic Hills fired off a 5-under-par 67 at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville to win the final Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series of the year.
“I switched back just today to the same putter that I used to win back-to-back Pepsi Championships in 2008 and ‘09 — a short putter,” explained Pugh. “Most of my birdies were from within six feet today, but I made a long putt on 17 too.”
Along with the putter, Pugh’s caddie was also successful on the greens.
“Kevin and I were seeing the same line. Every putt today that we read we both pointed to the exact same spot,” said Pugh.
Pugh’s familiarity with the host course and the open terrain at Purgatory also helped pay dividends in the win.
“I had a good finish in the State Open when it was here,” he said. “It’s a good golf course for me since I hit it a long way and there is a lot of room out there. I can spread it around a little. I drove it really well today and didn’t have much yardage in on most holes. I had a lot of wedges in my hand.”
Pugh’s 67 finished just one shot better than Mike Ahlers of Pine Valley Country Club and Jamie Broce of Indiana University Golf Club, who tied for second with 68s.