Memories of a Golf Buddy Help Blythe Win Indiana Mid-Am
Keith Blythe closed it out by three shots at Tippecanoe Lake<br>(IGA photo)
Keith Blythe closed it out by three shots at Tippecanoe Lake
(IGA photo)

LEESBURG, IN (August 11, 2017) - Keith Blythe shot a closing one-under 69 to complete a three shot win at the Indiana Mid-Amateur at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club.

The 43-year-old from Decatur, Indiana started the day with a one-shot lead after an opening round five-under 65, and held steady atop a crowded leaderboard that featured 12 players under par after the first round. The scoring was higher for round two, with only four players breaking par.

Blythe stumbled out of the blocks, picking up bogeys on the second and third holes, but quickly righted himself with birdies on three of the next four holes. With his closest pursuers falling back--Jeffrey Meyer of Garrett faded to a 73 after an opening 66, and Todd Palmer of Fishers shooting a 74 after a 67--Blythe had to play steady golf, which he did by playing even par to the clubhouse. His closing 69 gave him a six-under 134 total.

Blythe credited a newfound calm attained from the memory of a golf buddy who he lost just last week.

Brian Harris of Carmel (68-69) and Terry Werner (67-70) shared second place at three-under 137. Kenny Cook of Noblesville (69-69) was solo fourth at 138, and Meyer tied with Kent Frandsen of Lebanon (69-70) at one-under 139.

The round of the day was shot by 70-year-old Mike Bell of Indianapolis, who shot three shots under his age to finish in a tie for ninth at 141.

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