Brooks makes it three in a row

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

John Brooks played a solid round of golf on the final day of the Glenn Toyota men's city championship, winning the title for the third straight year.

Brooks fired a 4-under-par 66 Sunday at Juniper Hill to finish with a two-day total 135, four strokes ahead of runner-up Drex Davis, who turned in Sunday's only other round under par with a 69.

Greg Simpson, who was the leader by one stroke coming into the final round, finished tied for third place with Gary Smith, each shooting a 144. David Hicks, Larry Grasch and Bill Woolums tied for fifth place with a 145 apiece.

Brooks has played very well this summer, winning the Governor's Open and the Kentuckiana Amateur golf tournament in Louisville. He also took top honors at the Kentucky USGA American Public Links qualifier.

"Looking back it's been a good year for me," Brooks said. "It seems like it's been frustrating at times, but I've won three tournaments and qualified to the public-am.

"I've made some changes by getting in shape and working on some changes in my swing," Brooks added. "In the long run, they've been changes to make my swing better."

Brooks said he didn't feel well Saturday but was able to regroup for the final day.

"Saturday, the first eight holes, I hit the ball as solid as I have all year," Brooks said. "I was under the weather and when I was on 9 and 10, it just hit me. All my energy was gone.

"But today I felt fine."

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