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Cox Wins Public Links by Eight

June 29th, 2013

It's not easy to shoot well under par two days in a row, but Fishers' Kyle Cox was able to do so at the IGA Public Links Championship held at Royal Hylands GC. Cox fired a 5-under-par 66 on day one of competition and paired that with a 7-under-par 64 today for an eight shot victory over Richmond's Skip Runnels and Mooresville's Rylan Porter.

"It was a very stress free day," Cox said.  "I felt in complete control and almost every shot I hit was flush.  It was just one of those days where everything clicked."

Cox's round consisted of seven birdies coming on the par 4, 3rd hole, the par 3, 4th hole, the par 4, 6th hole, the par 5, 8th hole, the par 4, 10th hole, par 4, 15th hole, and the par 5, 18th hole. He did not card a single bogey today.

"It's pretty cool to win in my home county," Cox said.  "Royal Hylands is an awesome facility and it is really special to win on a course I grew up playing."

This is Cox's first win in an IGA event and lowest winning score in the Public Links since 2010.

At 60 years old, this is Runnels' second straight year finishing runner-up in this event. Last year he finished second to Lapel's Brodie Williams.

Greenwood's Justin Wenger and Logansport's Brad Gray finished in a tie for third with two day totals of 3-under-par 139s.

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