Lepp Comes Up Just Short In Big Break Greenbrier
Dec. 18, 2012
James Lepp nearly won the title of champion at Big Break Greenbrier, but after watching his opponent Mark Silvers erase a three-hole deficit over the final five holes, Lepp had to settle for second place.
Silvers was 5-under over the final five holes and Lepp had to helplessly watch as his opponent won the $50,000 first prize, $10,000 Adams sponsorship and an exemption for the 2013 PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic.
Silvers took the early lead on No. 2, but Lepp answered with three-straight birdies to take a two-hole lead after six. Silvers got a hole back on No. 7 and the golfers made the nine-hole turn with Lepp holding a 1-hole advantage.
Lepp would birdie No. 11 to take a two-hole advantage and Silvers would bogey No. 13 to give Lepp a three-hole lead with just five to play. But, from there, Silvers took over.
Silvers birdied No. 14 to cut Lepp's lead to two holes and made it just a one-hole advantage after Lepp bogeyed 16th. Silvers tied the match on No. 17 when he eagled the par five hole and Lepp birdied.
With the match squared, Silvers nestled his tee shot on the par-3, 18th hole to within three-feet of the hole and Lepp hit his shot to within 20 feet. Lepp just missed his long birdie putt while Silvers converted his shot to end the match.
Lepp spent two weeks in June filming the series for the Golf Channel. He won $10,000 worth of cash and prizes during his run on the show.