Noblesville, Ind. - Watching Jim Ousley navigate Harbour Trees Golf Club today was watching golf the way it was meant to played. Relaxed and obviously having fun, Ousley pulled away from the field posting a second round 4-under 67 on his way to a three shot victory at the Raymond James Indianapolis Open.
Ousley, PGA Golf Professional at Tippecanoe Country Club in Monticello, Ind., shot an opening round 69 but admits it wasn’t easy. “I had no control over where the ball was going yesterday,” said Ousley. “I just scrambled really well. Today I had great control over the ball and hit lots of greens.”
The lone bogey on his card appeared at the 5th when his tee shot on the par 3 buried in the bunker. Perhaps his most amazing shot of the day came at the 9th hole when he was able to make a birdie after hitting his second shot off a tree root.
"Historically, Ousley plays some of his best golf in the spring. The 2011 winner of the season opening Pepsi/Club Car Tournament Series event and with two top 15 finishes to start 2012, Ousley says he is in his best shape in the spring.
“I spend all winter working out with a TPI (Titlesit Performance Institute) instructor in Kokomo so I am in my best shape at the start of the season,” says Ousley. “Once summer hits I get busy at the golf course and there just isn’t the time.”
Harbour Tree GC Assistant PGA Professional Michael Asbell made a good run at Ousley making the turn at 4-under par today but had to settle for a second place finish after two bogeys on the back nine.
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In its 32nd year, the Indianapolis Open is open to any PGA Professional, PGA Apprentice or amateur who resides in the Hoosier state and has a handicap below 6.4. This year’s event is sponsored by Raymond James and Sterling Cut Glass.
About Raymond James
Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983, Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management.
Through its four broker/dealer subsidiaries, Raymond James Financial has approximately 6,500 financial advisors serving 2.4 million accounts in 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $372 billion, of which approximately $38 billion are managed by the firm’s asset management subsidiaries.
About Sterling Cut Glass
Sterling Cut Glass was founded in 1902 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sterling artisans specialize in intricate hand cutting and polishing of the “Brilliant” period of American crystal.
Today, Sterling continues to enhance the beauty of fine crystal with custom etching and hand cutting for our retail store in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as for fine specialty retailers, golf and country club, resorts and distributors of custom etched crystal.