Indianapolis' Paul Garrison Captures
PPA National Open Crown

Cincinnati, OH - 30 June - 1 July 1962 - In a thrill packed playoff, 22-year old Paul Garrison of Indianapolis, Indiana capture the 1962 PPA National Open with a sensational 8 under par 28 for the 18-hole playoff round. Garrison, tied with veteran touring pros, Vance Randall of Asheville, NC and Charles Gatewood of Mississippi City, MS, after the regulation 144-holes with a 238, refused to wilt under the pressure and decisively defeated Randall and Gatewood who fired 33 and 34 respectively in the 18-hole playoff.

Garrison received $2,500 for his first place finish while Randall and Gatewood each received $1,400 for second and third place. Garrison, five strokes off the pace when Sunday's play began shot a torrid 116 for the last four regulation rounds.

A record field of 182 contestants from 24 states participated in the third annual PPA National Open held at the Putt-Putt Golf Course at 16 Sunnybrook Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Amateur honors also went to an Indianapolis' contestant, Johnny Roessner who fired a 260, 28-under par, for the 144 holes. Bill Brunch of Hamilton, Ohio finished second with a 265.

The PPA tour now leads to Bristol, Tennessee where on July 7-8, 1962 the pros of the Professional Putters Association compete for $3,000 at the Putt-Putt Golf Course located at Bluff City Highway. Entry fee will be $6.00. Qualifying round begin promptly at 1:00 P.M. All pros must be registered prior to this time.

Professional Division of the $10,000 1962 PPA National Championship

Round Prize
Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Money
1 Paul Garrison* Indianapolis, IN 29 26 35 32 29 28 31 28 238 $ 2,500.00
2 Charles Gatewood Mississippi City, MS 27 28 29 35 29 32 28 30 238 $ 1,400.00
Vance Randall Asheville, NC 31 32 33 28 27 29 27 31 238 $ 1,400.00
4 Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL 29 31 33 27 29 33 30 28 240 $ 750.00
5 Bob Duncan Lynchburg, VA 33 30 29 32 31 28 28 31 242 $ 550.00
George Salter Savannah, GA 32 27 29 35 28 30 31 30 242 $ 550.00
Ken Miller Birmingham, AL 33 29 26 32 29 27 34 32 242 $ 550.00
8 LeRoy Cooper East Point, GA 30 29 31 35 29 30 31 29 244 $ 425.00
Glen Garvin Pensacola, FL 28 31 29 34 28 31 33 30 244 $ 425.00
10 Roy Collinsworth Macon, GA 34 29 31 28 28 32 30 33 245 $ 350.00
11 Chuck Schafer Long Island, NY 33 31 33 34 30 29 26 30 246 $ 287.50
Vick Tribow Wilmington, DE 33 30 30 32 31 26 33 31 246 $ 287.50
13 Tracy Moore Long Island, NY 31 31 34 32 27 34 30 28 247 $ 212.50
Dave Taylor Baltimore, MD 33 30 32 31 28 29 34 30 247 $ 212.50
15 Neil Connor Greenville, SC 36 29 34 32 29 30 30 28 248 $ 25.00
John Connor Greenville, SC 30 28 32 40 28 32 29 29 248 $ 25.00
Bill Rettig Cincinnati, OH 30 39 35 30 31 31 33 29 248 $ 25.00
Gene VonWaldner Savannah, GA 30 27 30 31 32 31 34 33 248 $ 25.00
19 Earl Fritts Savannah, GA 38 30 33 30 27 29 32 31 250
Gene McDonald Savannah, GA 31 31 30 35 31 30 31 31 250
21 Pay Youman Savannah, GA 31 27 39 31 34 32 30 27 251
Ed Meyers Savannah, GA 33 29 36 30 29 34 32 28 251
Lehman Key Lake Charles, LA 35 31 30 36 33 33 28 25 251
Warren Gray Indianapolis. IN 33 28 33 36 27 33 32 29 251
Ron Koblin Los Angeles, CA 34 29 30 35 27 31 31 34 251
26 Cliff Moose Gastonia, NC 40 31 32 31 32 30 27 29 252
Mike Dancer Los Angeles, CA 33 33 29 33 28 32 32 32 252
Fritz Schafer Jacksonville, FL 29 27 30 31 32 34 36 33 252
29 Wayne Perdue Roanoke, VA 33 31 33 32 32 31 30 31 253
Bob Poltis Cleveland, OH 33 33 29 32 30 35 30 31 253
31 Bob Harrigal Cleveland, OH 38 29 30 34 29 34 29 31 254
Herb Seaton Johnson City, TN 34 31 33 33 29 31 31 32 254
Lenie Walker Johnson City, TN 34 27 34 34 27 37 33 28 254
34 Otto Ollinger Baltimore, MD 32 31 31 27 29 30 33 32 255
Condy Roberson Savannah, GA 31 31 33 34 28 31 34 33 255
Daryl Freeman Bristol, VA 31 35 30 31 29 36 32 31 255
37 John Lubbers Hamilton, OH 34 31 30 34 29 33 31 34 256
Bob Agee Jacksonville, FL 30 31 33 30 30 31 36 35 256
39 Joe Mazie Cleveland, OH 34 36 32 31 26 32 33 33 257
Charles Hayes Winston-Salem, NC 32 31 31 34 32 32 35 30 257
Jim Bailey East Point, GA 31 31 32 33 34 34 31 31 257
42 John Spotts Indianapolis, IN 31 30 34 39 28 35 34 27 258
Bob Cleary Durham, NC 33 32 31 36 32 33 29 32 258
Ron Slocumb Columbus, GA 36 31 33 28 31 33 35 31 258
Leonard Peak Owensboro, KY 33 32 31 31 35 32 33 31 258
46 Ron Akins Cleveland, OH 35 34 32 34 29 34 30 31 259
Jerry Underwood Indianapolis, IN 37 31 33 34 30 28 34 32 259
Nick Long Burlington, IA 41 28 36 32 30 32 32 28 259
Pete Reed Atlanta, GA 33 31 34 33 31 33 30 34 259
Bob Pruitt Atlanta, GA 32 31 35 32 31 29 40 29 259
51 Richard Hayden Owensboro, KY 38 27 33 34 30 34 32 32 260
52 Ken Boy Bristol, TN 38 28 30 35 32 35 33 30 261
Jim Barry St. Louis, MO 29 32 34 34 33 32 34 33 261
Charlie Connor, Sr. Greenville, SC 33 28 34 35 30 33 38 30 261
John Crowell Washington, DC 33 29 31 34 32 31 36 35 261
56 Dick Cramer Hamilton, OH 35 36 33 31 32 27 35 33 262
Bob Bower Roanoke, VA 32 31 34 34 35 28 31 35 262
Charles McIntosh Birmingham, AL 32 30 34 35 32 30 35 34 262
59 Dick Kotzin Los Angeles, CA 32 34 33 37 31 30 32 34 263
Charlie Connor, Jr. Asheville, NC 33 28 37 33 30 35 35 32 263
61 Joe Gordon Dallas, TX 34 35 33 34 30 36 32 30 264
Jack Hollis Cleveland, OH 38 33 31 34 30 33 33 32 264
Dave Warrington Jacksonville, FL 31 35 32 36 31 31 35 33 264
Claude Staggs Manassas, VA 39 29 31 33 31 32 32 37 264
65 Dwayne Walls Norcross, GA 38 32 30 36 30 33 36 30 265
Harry Windsor Long Island, NY 36 29 31 33 33 33 39 31 265
67 Ike Quinton Morristown, TN 35 31 34 33 31 36 32 35 266
68 Tom Miller Brookville, OH 36 29 31 35 31 33 40 32 267
69 Phil Moore Jackson, TN 33 35 34 33 31 32 34 32 268
70 Ron Kelleher 33 31 35 33 28 33 37 39 269
Clarence Kurtz Washington, DC 33 29 33 32 32 35 39 36 269
72 Ron Wolfson Cincinnati, OH 33 31 37 35 33 31 37 33 270
Ed Schulte Burlington, IA 35 33 27 36 32 33 32 42 270
Walt Moore Cincinnati, OH 33 34 33 30 30 37 40 33 270
75 Jim Fox Charlotte, NC 34 35 29 38 31 39 34 31 271
76 Harley Baker Jackson, TN 37 32 31 36 37 36 36 29 274
Mickey Hatfield Cincinnati, OH 35 33 31 32 33 38 34 38 274
78 George Simon Charleston, WV 38 31 35 32 29 36 38 36 275
79 Andy Wood Jackson, TN 37 29 31 39 35 37 39 36 281
80 Mitch Sacks Cincinnati, OH 33 33 34 36 40 39 37 32 286

* Paul Garrison (28, 8-under par in playoff) defeated Charles Gatewood (34, 2-under par in playoff) and Vance Randall (33, 3-under par in playoff) in an 18-hole playoff for the 1962 PPA National Open Championship.

** All other contestants were eliminated after 72 holes of medal-play in qualifying rounds.

Top Money Winners to Date:

1 Charles Gatewood Mississippi City, MS $ 2,562.50
2 Paul Garrison Indianapolis, IN $ 2,500.00
3 Neil Connor Greenville, SC $ 2,487.50
4 Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL $ 2,337.50
5 Vance Randall Asheville, NC $ 2,275.00
6 Chuck Schafer Long Island, NY $ 2,112.50
7 George Bearden Savannah, GA $ 1,700.00
8 Daryl Freeman Bristol, VA $ 1,425.00
9 LeRoy Cooper East Point, GA $ 1,417.50
10 Pat Youmans Savannah, GA $ 1,325.00

Lowest Average Score Per 18 Holes National PPA Tournaments
(must have played in at least three tournaments)

1 Chuck Schafer Long Island, NY 31.02
2 Charles Gatewood Mississippi City, MS 31.07
3 Neil Connor Greenville, SC 31.13
4 Vance Randall Asheville, NC 31.15
5 John Connor Greenville, SC 31.29
6 LeRoy Cooper East Point, GA 31.47
7 Pat Youmans Savannah, GA 31.50
8 George Salter Savannah, GA 31.50
9 Bob Williamson Jacksonville, FL 31.52
10 Earl Fritts Savannah, GA 31.60

Notice

The $200 PPA Tournament scheduled for July 22, 1962 at the Putt-Putt Golf Course in Allentown, Pennsylvania has been cancelled.

All score, statistics and descriptions taken from the Putt-Putt Professional Putters Association Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 7, July 1, 1962.

 

 

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