Lehman Key Wins
$2,500 Baton Rouge Tourney

Baton Rouge, LA - August 12-13, 1961 - Lehman Key, Lakes Charles, Louisiana Pro, was victorious over 79 other tournament entrants on the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Putt-Putt Golf Course during the PPA $2,500 tournament held there on August 12-13, 1961. Key shot a 29 under par with his 259 for the 144 hole route for first place money of $1,000.

Frank Overstreet, a Birmingham, Alabama Pro, trailed Lehman Key and shot a 261, 27 under par, for second place money of $500. Ron Slocumb of Columbus, Georgia took third place with a 265, 23 under par, for prize money of $250.

In the amateur division, Brandon Kerchau took first place with a 281 and was awarded a beautiful trophy.

Professional Division of the $2,500 Montgomery Open (Montgomery, AL)

Round Prize
Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Money
1 Lehman Key Lake Charles, LA 34 32 32 35 30 32 35 29 259 $1,000.00
2 Frank Overstreet Birmingham, AL 31 35 38 30 27 32 34 34 261 $500.00
3 Ron Slocumb Columbus, GA 32 36 32 31 34 38 31 31 265 $250.00
4 Vance Randall Asheville, NC 34 33 36 32 32 35 35 32 269 $125.00
5 Lee Weldy Savannah, GA 34 33 35 32 35 37 37 29 272 $91.66
  Frank Holt Savannah, GA 35 73 36 30 29 37 34 34 272 $91.66
  Harry King Little Rock, AR 33 34 36 35 34 37 32 31 272 $91.66
8 Gene McDonald Savannah, GA 38 37 35 31 32 35 33 32 273 $58.33
  Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL 36 36 34 32 36 30 36 33 273 $58.33
  Charles McIntosh Birmingham, AL 34 35 38 30 44 37 33 32 273 $58.33
11 Buddy Gele New Orleans, LA 36 35 35 36 31 33 32 36 274 $50.00
12 Edsel Gordon New Orleans, LA 35 35 32 32 37 35 34 35 275 $25.00
  Alvery LaCoste New Orleans, LA 37 33 35 31 37 36 45 31 275 $25.00
  Ron Nixon Columbus, GA 33 32 36 34 33 36 36 35 275 $25.00
  Dan Alexander Mobile, AL 33 39 36 32 37 38 32 28 275 $25.00
  Edward L. Nacol Baton Rouge, LA 36 35 35 34 36 37 28 34 275 $25.00
17 Larry Smith Shreveport, LA 37 36 34 35 36 34 29 35 276  
  Andre Brumbach Baton Rouge, LA 35 36 36 28 36 40 34 33 276  
19 Asa Enloe New Orleans, LA 33 39 35 33 33 39 30 35 277  
  LeRoy Cooper East Point, GA 31 39 39 34 33 34 36 31 277  
21 Chuck Schaffer Long Island, N.Y. 35 32 35 35 33 38 35 35 278  
  Jan Bowman Bristol, TN 36 32 38 34 34 35 35 34 278  
  Al Simpson Lake Charles, LA 33 37 36 34 31 37 35 35 278  
24 Jack Hamilton Birmingham, AL 31 34 38 37 34 35 34 36 279  
25 Fred Haas New Orleans, LA 35 34 41 35 35 34 34 32 280  
  George Seamon Baton Rouge, LA 38 35 37 34 32 35 37 32 280  
27 Sonny Clark Baton Rouge, LA 35 37 35 35 30 39 33 40 284  
28 Davis Greymard Baton Rouge, LA 35 36 38 31 33 35 40 37 285  
  John Miller New Orleans, LA 38 36 35 33 35 40 35 33 285  
  Philip Geffert Mobile, AL 34 36 41 34 36 38 33 33 285  
31 Frank Sarvar Lake Charles, LA 36 36 39 31 36 35 37 37 287  
  Jim Cox Phenix City, AL 39 33 40 33 33 38 33 38 287  
33 John Friedel New Orleans, LA 37 37 33 34 34 39 38 36 288  
34 Sid Larguier New Orleans, LA 37 36 33 35 36 33 43 36 289  
35 Jim Bell Little Rock, AR 33 39 38 33 36 33 38 40 290  
  Gerald Drefahl New Orleans, LA 34 35 38 36 36 38 35 38 290  
  Doug Waites Montgomery, AL 35 36 40 33 36 35 39 36 290  
38 Neil Connor Greenville, SC 35 34 33 35 36 45 37 39 294  
39 Jack Gilbert Montgomery, AL 34 38 34 35 39 39 38 38 295  
40 Condy Roberson Savannah, GA 34 32 41 33 39 39 41 34 296  
41 Jack Pons New Orleans, LA 36 34 41 34 40 44 37 34 300  
42 Jerry Medlin Montgomery, AL 33 37 35 35 33 38 42 50 303  
43 Avis Brooks New Orleans, LA 38 37 38 32 40 39 35 37 306  

Players Eliminated After 72 Holes of Medal Play

Andy Clinton Dallas, TX 146
Bill Silbernagel New Orleans, LA 147
Ron Daniels New Orleans, LA 147
Daryl Freeman Bristol, TN 147
Joe Drefahl New Orleans, LA 147
Jim Moody New Orleans, LA 148
Larry Kern Baton Rouge, LA 148
Emil Thiac Thibodaux, LA 148
Mike Uzzel Tyler, TX 149
Charles Rutherford Pensacola, FL 149
Sid Lakishman Pensacola, FL 151
Charles Litta Baton Rouge, LA 152
Bobby May Tyler, TX 152
Weldon Tullier New Orleans, LA 152
Calvin Ray Lake Charles, LA 153
W. A. Key Meridian, MS 153
Mack Manion Little Rock, AR 153
Wayne Perdue Roanoke, VA 153
Bob Jacobs New Orleans, LA 154
Kim Gill Baton Rouge, LA 154
Ken Smith Grand Prairie, TX 154
Tom Silbernagel New Orleans, LA 154
Noland Barrios Pascagoula, MS 154
Bob McCullough New Orleans, LA 155
Eddie Zacharriah Baton Rouge, LA 155
Dalton Hardin Lake Charles, LA 155
Bill Gruer Irving, TX 156
Joe Boykins Pensacola, FL 156
Harry Kim Dallas, TX 157
Al Kalishman Pensacola, FL 158
Tom Burch New Orleans, LA 158
Dock Harris Shreveport, LA 159
Joe Enright Baton Rouge, LA 164
Merrill Duplantis New Orleans, LA 165
George Boudousquie Pensacola, FL 166
Eddie Matre New Orleans, LA 189

Lowest Average Score Per 18 Holes National PPA Tournaments

1 Ken Boy Bristol, TN 32.10
2 Neil Connor Greenville, SC 32.19
3 Bob McDowell High Point, NC 32.45
4 Lehman Key Lake Charles, LA 32.50
5 Daryl Freeman Bristol, TN 32.57
6 Bill Hales Goldsboro, NC 32.69
  Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL 32.69
8 Ron Nixon Columbus, GA 32.72
9 Ron Slocumb Columbus, GA 32.81
10 John Connor Greenville, SC 32.84

Top Money Winners To Date

1 Neil Connor Greenville, SC $4,235.00
2 Lee Weldy Savannah, GA $3,423.75
3 Vance Randall Asheville, NC $2,118.33
4 Condy Roberson Savannah, GA $1,757.08
5 Daryl Freeman Bristol, TN $1,325.00
6 Pete Reed Atlanta, GA $1,312.50
7 Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL $1,217.66
8 John Connor Greenville, SC $1,143.33
9 Lehman Key Lake Charles, LA $1,125.00
10 Bob Duncan Lynchburg, VA $1,000.00
  Charles McIntosh Birmingham, AL $1,000.00

Next Tournament Stop
August 19-20, 1961
El Paso, Texas - $2,500 El Paso Open

The next stop in the series of 1961 PPA National Tournaments will be on the Putt-Putt Golf Course located at 9318 Dyer Street, El Paso, Texas. Entry fee for this tournament is $4.00. Qualifying rounds will begin promptly at 2 P.M. Saturday, August 19. All pros must be registered prior to this time. Recommended hotels are as follows:

  • Colonia Motel - 8601 Dyer Street

  • Beverly Crest Motel - 8709 Dyer Street

  • Hawaiian Royal Motel - 8735 Dyer Street

Mid-Week Tournament

The last in the 1961 series of mid week tournaments will be held on the Putt-Putt Golf Course located at 75 Oak Park Blvd. and Highway 75, Lake Charles, Louisiana. This will be a $500 tournament. Entry fee is $2.00.

All score, statistics and descriptions taken from the Putt-Putt Professional Putters Association Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 9, August 13, 1961.

 

 

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