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Brazil's Farris wins Terre Haute City golf title

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Brazil native and Northview High School graduate, Troy Farris was able to hold off six-time Terre Haute City Golf champion Ted Kaperak for his second consecutive city title on Sunday by closing with a two-under through the final nine holes at Rea Park.

Farris led Kaperak by one shot heading into the 12th hole and was up on Scott Hess by two strokes. However, Hess would double bogey the 12th hole after finding sand and a tough, uphill third shot to end his threat.

On the par-3 13th hole, Farris would gain a stroke back on Kaperak whose par putt would roll in and out of the cup. Farris would nail his shot for par.

Farris would add another stroke to his lead on hole No. 15 as Kaperak's third shot found a greenside bunker, though he nearly chipped in for birdie. His par left the door open for Farris to gain some ground.

However, Farris' second shot also got into the sand. Unfortunately for Kaperak, Farris' shot was to within inches of the pin and he gained a birdie for his efforts.

Farris would finish with a long putt for par on 16 along with a par on 17 and a birdie on the final hole while Kaperak's putter left him on the final holes with three putts on 16 and 18.

Farris, who before winning last year, was second several times and in the top-five a couple of more times, would win the Bob Bowen Brazil Ford Men's City Championship with a score of 284.

Farris, who works at Forest Park Golf Course, had support from fiancee Jennifer Mohr and thanked those in Brazil for their support.

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