Sherrill Sinks #18 to
Win 1980 PPA Northern Open

Indianapolis, IN (June 14-15, 1980)

Indianapolis, INMike Sherrill, from Atlanta, GA, sunk a 30 foot uphill putt on his final hole to win the eight-round medal play $10,000 PPA Northern Open held in Indianapolis, IN, June 14 and 15, 1980. Sherrill's 228, 60 under par, gave him his first tournament win.

Marc Portugal, of Waco, TX, missed #18 by 2 inches and took second place with 229. Portugal won the $10,000 PPA Western Open held in Hurst, TX, in April.

Jeff Estep, the defending 1979 PPA Northern Open Champion, took third with 231. Bill Kirby, of Fayetteville, NC, won fourth place with 232.

In the amateur division, Shawn Gilliland of Indianapolis, IN, won with 236, and Terry Phillips of Gastonia, NC took second place with 238.

Professional Division of 1980 Northern Open (Indianapolis, IN)

Round Prize
Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Money
1 Michael Sherrill Decatur, GA 29 29 31 26 29 30 27 27 228 $1,500.00
2 Marc Portugal Waco, TX 24 32 29 27 31 27 27 32 229 $1,000.00
3 Jeff Estep Dayton, OH 28 27 29 28 29 27 34 29 231 $800.00
4 Bill Kirby, Jr. Fayetteville, NC 28 30 32 30 30 28 26 28 232 $650.00
5 Steve Lange Syracuse, N.Y. 34 26 26 32 30 28 28 29 233 $500.00
  Ron Frederick Toledo, OH 27 31 32 26 27 32 32 26 233 $500.00
7 Steve Lyon Charlotte, NC 26 27 32 29 29 29 30 32 234 $387.50
  Charlie Greenwalt Indianapolis, IN 29 29 28 27 30 29 30 32 234 $387.50
9 Duke Wellman Gastonia, NC   34 23 30 35 26 29 29 235 $350.00
10 Sid Harris Johannesburg, S.A. 28 31 31 33 29 26 32 26 236 $312.50
  Gary English Orlando, FL 29 27 28 29 34 26 31 32 236 $312.50
12 Bobby Gilmore Burlington, NC 32 27 32 29 33 29 33 23 238 $270.00
  Ed Haggerty Charlotte, NC 29 30 28 32 30 28 29 32 238 $270.00
14 Ray Browning Euclid, OH 30 30 31 30 30 30 31 27 239 $230.00
  Ronnie Burkhard Arlington, VA 30 32 29 27 29 33 29 30 239 $230.00
16 Tom Carter Cincinnati, OH 31 31 33 31 29 31 31 23 240 $190.00
  Gary Miller Columbus, GA 30 30 29 29 34 28 30 30 240 $190.00
  Colin Hunter Johannesburg, S.A. 27 31 27 26 33 34 33 29 240 $190.00
19 Bruce Kaiser Cincinnati, OH 31 30 35 30 24 31 31 29 241 $160.00
  Jim Starr Toledo, OH 27 32 32 30 35 27 29 29 241 $160.00
  Wendell Sikes Augusta, GA 30 33 28 30 30 32 31 27 241 $160.00
22 Randy Stone Gastonia, NC 29 28 35 30 28 31 30 31 242 $120.00
  Gary Moore Glen Burnie, MD 32 29 31 29 33 28 30 30 242 $120.00
  Danny Edwards Acworth, GA 29 30 30 31 32 29 31 30 242 $120.00
  Rick Shelton Columbus AFB, MS 29 29 26 35 30 30 32 31 242 $120.00
26 Tommy Hoag Charlotte, NC 34 29 26 30 30 29 32 31 242 $110.00
27 Eddie Coy Louisville, KY 30 30 32 30 30 27 30 34 243 $100.00
  Tim Rarick Dayton, OH   33 28 30 29 31 33 29 243 $100.00
  David Jones Warren, OH 33 31 30 24 32 31 31 31 243 $100.00
  Jim Borchelt Loveland, OH 30 26 33 29 32 34 27 32 243 $100.00

Amateur Division of 1980 Northern Open (Indianapolis, IN)

Round

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

1 Shawn Gilliland 26 28 34 27 28 30 31 32 236
2 Terry Phillips 24 238

 

 

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