Ron Frederick Wins
1987 National Match-Play Classic

Richmond, VA - The weekend began with the $10,000 PPA Match-Play Classic. In the pro division, Ron Frederick, a native of Toledo, Ohio, now living in California, captured the pro title by defeating Tom Spiker of Millersville, Maryland, 6 and 5.

Spiker defeated Ken Cook, Mark Coup, Rick Shelton, Darrell Anderson, John Crawford and Buddy Taylor to reach the finals. Frederick defeated Jeff Estep, David Jones, Jeff McDonald, Greg Roberts, Rainey Statum, Dean Dwiggins and Spiker to capture the title.

In the APA division, Jim Schafer of Norcross, Georgia, successfully defended his Match-Play title by defeating Raymond Burke of Harrison, Ohio, in the title match. Schafer defeated 6 putters along the way including Richie Godfrey, Scott Buddie, John Norman, Tony Davenport and Marty Handschuh to win the title from Burke 2 and 1.

In the novice division, Essen Daley of Virginia Beach, Virginia, defeated Paul Brightbill also from Virginia Beach, 5 and 4, to capture the novice division title.



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