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Fair Maintains Lead, Edges Steger In State Open

Noblesville's Eric Steger watches Seth Fair hit his approach shot at No. 13/HC Sports Daily photos: Mark Morrow.

Noblesville’s Eric Steger watches Seth Fair hit his approach shot in No. 13 fairway. The two professionals shared a cart for the final round/HC Sports Daily photos: Mark Morrow.

Brownsburg’s Seth Fair set the tone early and never relinquished his lead en route to winning the 98th Indiana State Open on Thursday at the Hawthorns Golf & Country Club.

Fair, a National Golf Association Tour (NGA) member who has won $13,000 this season, ended the 72-hole championship winning by 4 strokes, the same margin he held entering the final 18-hole round against Noblesville’s Eric Steger.

Fair and Steger, the State Amateur titlist in 2010, both carded par-72s on Thursday.

Fair finished at minus-11 (177) and Steger minus-7 (281).

Fair’s 4-round scores were 67-71-67-72; Steger shot 72-68-69-72.

98th INDIANA OPEN: Final County scores posted

Tyler Duncan (Columbus) finished third at minus-5; Purdue golfer Adam Schenk (Vincennes), an amateur, was 2-under, while Bridgewater Golf Club’s Ivan Foster and Greenwood’s Andrew Fogg were the only other golfers under par. They were minus-1.

Carmel’s Brad Gehl and Muncie’s Chase Wright, whose final year at IU was 2012, were even par. Wright won the state Open in 2010.

Duncan (69) and Foster (70) had the lowest rounds among the top-15 finishers on Thursday.

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