FISHERS, Ind. (July 11, 2013) -- It was a back-and-forth battle today between Seth Fair and Eric Steger at the Indiana Open Championship held at the Hawthorns G & CC. Fair of Brownsburg had a four shot lead heading into the final round, but saw it slip away on the front nine this morning. Steger of Noblesville was able to get within one heading to the par 4, 10th, but he was too little too late.
Vincennes' Adam Schenk earned low amateur honors today with a 2-under-par finish.
"Steger came out and made a couple of birdies early which definitely put the pressure on," Fair said. "The course was playing pretty difficult today and I knew I still had a one shot lead heading into the back nine. I figured if I could make a couple of birdies on the back then I would be in good shape. I gained a shot on 10, 11, and 12 which made me feel more comfortable and from then on I felt good about where I stood."
Fair, the 2010 Northern Open Champion, fired an even par 72 today for a four day total of 11-under-par 277 and a four shot victory. His round consisted of three birdies coming on the par 4, 1st, the par 5, 11th, and the par 5, 16th. He also added three bogeys to his scorecard on holes 2, 6, and 14.
"It feels great to win," Fair said. "This is a very quality event and it's awesome to win my own State Open. I hope this win can act as a springboard to my career. Hats off to Eric today. He didn't make it easy on me at all."
Steger had a solid week of tournament play and although he didn't have the finish he had hoped for, he gave himself a realistic chance this morning and finished the week at 7-under-par.
Columbus' Tyler Duncan finished alone in third with a four day total of 283, 5-under-par.
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