The Week of the Nationals 1990

Dear Fellow Putter:

On behalf of the PPA Home Office, I want to thank all of you who participated in the tournaments and events during the week of the 1990 National Championships. The "Week of the Nationals" included the crowning of new Match-Play and National Champions, as well as ceremonies inducting our two 1990 Hall of Fame members. Listed below is a recap of the Week's events.

Columbus Open - June 26, 1990

Alan Quinnelly of Atlanta, Georgia defeated Steve Haeseker from Vandalia, Ohio in an eighteen hole playoff to capture the first of the $2,000 tournaments held during the "Week of the Nationals". Quinnelly's final round of 27 picked up two strokes on Haeseker and left both men tied with a three round score of 79. In the ensuing playoff Quinnelly defeated his opponent by two strokes to capture the title. These two men led a field of seventy-nine (79) Pros in the event.

In the Amateur Division, local favorite Don Ferrell also needed an eighteen-hole playoff to defeat Greg Newport of Greensboro, North Carolina and capture his Columbus Open title. Ferrell and Newport tied after 54 holes with an 87 or 21 under par. Ferrell outdistanced his opponent by two strokes in the playoff to capture the title. Ferrell and Newport led a field of thirty-five (35) Amateurs in this event.

Columbus Open - June 27, 1990

A hot and humid day greeted the putters for the second $2,000 Columbus Open competition. In the Pro Division, Peter Neumann of State College, Pennsylvania captured the title with a 54-hole total of 78, 30 under par. Neumann bested his two closest rivals, Robert Johnson of Taylor, South Carolina and Danny Berendt of North Olmsted, Ohio, by two strokes to capture the $300 first place prize. Neumann is the State Chairman of the Great Lakes Tournament Program.

In the Amateur field, Dom Perry of Youngstown, Ohio led a field of 38 Amateurs to capture the first place prize in the APA division. Perry's three-round score of 89, 19 under par, outdistanced Tom Morrison of Franklin, Tennessee and Matt Moore of Houston, Texas by one stroke.

PPA Match-Play Classic

Ray Miller of Columbus, Ohio captured the 1990 PPA Match-Play Classic title in the Pro Division with a 3-2 victory over Tom Butler of Erlanger, Kentucky. Miller's victory was the second major title he has won, previously capturing the 1987 National Championship title. Both Miller and Butler dominated their opponents throughout the day's competition. Miller's victory was certainly well earned, along the way defeating 1985 Player of the Year Bill Kirby, 1985 TV Series Champion Mark Portugal, 1987 Player of the Year and Commissioner's Cup Champion Greg Ward, and of course defeating Butler, the current Commissioner's Cup Champion.

In the Amateur Division, Wayne Hancock of High Point, North Carolina won the APA Match-Play Classic Title by defeating Matt Quinn of Dallas, Texas in the final match. Hancock's 8-7 victory over Quinn gave him his first National title in his nineteen years of playing Putt-Putt Golf.

In the Novice Division, Darrin Redick of Columbus, Ohio captured the title with a one up victory over Kirk Morgan.

Hall of Fame Banquet

More than one hundred ninety (190) people attended the 1990 PPA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet at the Stouffer Dublin Hotel on Friday, June 29th. They were there to recognize and honor the careers of 1990 PPA Hall of Fame Inductees Wilbur Hildebrand and Ray Browning. Hildebrand, who became the eighth person inducted into the Hall of Fame, gave credit to the success that he has in Putt-Putt Golf to the fact that he began as a PPA member. "All of the successes that I have had in this business are a direct result of my participation in PPA tournaments, and being a PPA Player. I would not have fallen in love with the game or the people, and would have perhaps chosen another field in which to earn a living."

Joann Browning, widow of former National Champion Ray Browning, posthumously inducted as the ninth person into the PPA Hall of Fame, was in attendance to receive the award on Ray's behalf. Joann eloquently thanked all of Ray's friends present at the banquet, along with all of his friends who have since stopped playing the game that Ray so dearly loved.

Before the presentation of the plaques to Hildebrand and Browning, a video tape was shown titled "1990 PPA Memories." This twelve (12) minute film gives tribute to the careers of both inductees. This tape will again be made available to those persons interested in making a tax deductible contribution to the Hall of Fame. A minimum donation of $20.00 is required to receive a copy of the Hall of Fame tape.

1990 PPA Awards

The 1990 PPA Home Office would like to congratulate the following people for the awards they received at the Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

APA Sportsmanship Award Rick Maitland Richmond, VA
PPA Sportsmanship Award Gary English Atlanta, GA
Tracy Moore Stroke Average (28.40 stroke average) Greg Ward Norcross, GA
APA Player of the Year Matt Quinn Forth Worth, TX
PPA Player of the Year Tom Butler Erlanger, KY

Frederick Named Putter of the Decade

Ron Frederick, currently living in Chandler, Arizona, was named the recipient of the 1980's Putter of the Decade of the Professional Putters Association. Frederick joins Vance Randall, and Dick and Evelyn Florin as those players recognized by their peers as the outstanding putters in their respective decades.

Frederick's award was presented at the annual PPA Hall of Fame Dinner/Banquet. Some of the titles held by Frederick in the 1980's include:

1980 Northwest Ohio Putter of the Year
1980 Runner-Up, Midwestern Open
1982 PPA Putter of the Year
1982 National Match-Play Winner
1983 TV Series Participant, 3-0 record winning $22,000
1983 National Match-Play Champion
1988 TV Series Participant, winning $8,000
1988 National Medal-Play Champion
Lifetime Money Winnings: $51,836.66

Also nominated for this award were Mark Coup, Jeff Estep, Ed Haggerty, and Alan Quinnelly. In his acceptance speech, Frederick stated that this award could have been won by anyone of the nominees, and accepted the award on all their behalves.

Haeseker Wins 1990 National Medal-Play Championship

Fourteen year Pro Steve Haeseker displayed the patience of a veteran to capture the 1990 National Championship title in the Pro Division. Haeseker, who had a three shot lead going into the final round, held off strong challenges from former National Champions Jeff Estep of Dayton, Ohio and Alan Quinnelly of Atlanta, Georgia. Estep, playing two groups ahead of Haeseker, aced the final two holes to become the leader in the clubhouse at 53 under par. Quinnelly, playing one group in front of Haeseker, also aced the treacherous seventeenth hole to become the leader in the clubhouse at 54 under par. Haeseker, 54 under par after fifteen holes of the final round, save par on sixteen and seventeen, and then came to the eighteenth hold of the final round, tied with Quinnelly.

Anxiously waiting his turn while his playing partners, Paul Johns and Mike McCormack (both of Columbus, Ohio) completed their tournament, Haeseker, a contestant in the 1990 Television Series, and the leader after the first day's competition, calmly stroked his final  putt of the tournament into the bottom of the cup for an ace and a dramatic one stroke victory over Alan Quinnelly. "The week started with a playoff with Alan," said Haeseker, "and I was bound and determined not to end the tournament the same way." Haeseker works at the Dayton, Ohio Putt-Putt Golf Course located approximately ninety miles from the site of this tournament.

In the APA Division, Jim Russell of North Olmsted, Ohio also used an ace on the 108th and final hole to capture the APA division of the National Championship with a one stroke victory over Scott Searcy of Hampton, Virginia and Jim Van Buskirk of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Heading into the final hole, all three gentleman were tied for the lead when Buskirk shooting first, pared the eighteenth hole. Russell then followed with an ace and then watched in anticipation as Scott Searcy lined up for his final putt of the tournament. When Searcy pared the final hole, that gave Russell the APA National Championship title. In the playoff to determine who received the runner-up trophy in the APA Division, Searcy defeated Buskirk in a two-hole sudden death playoff.

In the Novice Division, Neal Toepfer of Columbus, Ohio won the Novice Division with a six round score of 193. Toepfer's score outdistanced second place finisher William Anderson of Indianapolis, Indiana by five strokes.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

On behalf of The Professional Putters Association, the Home Office Staff would like to extend it's most sincere appreciation to Marc Catalfina, General Manager of the Columbus, Ohio course and his entire management team for the courtesy and hospitality given to the PPA and the Home Office Staff during the Week of the 1990 Nationals.

Congratulations on a job well done!!

Professional Scores from the 1990 National Medal-Play Championship

Round Prize
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total

Money

1 Steve Haeseker 26 26 25 25 30 29 161 $ 2,500.00 
2 Alan Quinnelly 24 29 30 25 27 27 162 $ 1,000.00 
3 Jeff Estep 30 28 27 28 23 27 163 $ 750.00 
4 Paul Johns 27 24 27 31 29 29 167 $ 600.00 
5 Tom Butler 29 30 26 26 34 23 168 $ 500.00 
6 Ray Miller 28 31 30 31 27 23 170 $ 458.33 
Jay Klapper 28 31 26 27 27 31 170 $ 458.33 
Mike McCormack 28 26 27 31 31 27 170 $ 458.33 
9 Bill Kirby 33 29 27 25 28 29 171 $ 370.00 
Greg Ward 28 29 30 26 27 31 171 $ 370.00 
11 Jim Christina 28 31 30 31 25 27 172 $ 287.50 
Dave Taylor 32 26 28 31 28 27 172 $ 287.50 
Jimmy Mott 27 33 31 23 28 30 172 $ 287.50 
Paul Schlossman 25 31 31 27 27 31 172 $ 287.50 
15 George Storey 29 28 30 31 28 27 173 $ 212.50 
Fred Kerth 25 30 30 27 29 32 173 $ 212.50 
17 Randy Reeves 27 29 29 30 29 30 174 $ 200.00 
Marc Portugal 26 27 31 32 31 27 174 $ 200.00 
Dan Berendt 29 38 24 26 30 27 174 $ 200.00 
Dean Dwiggins 26 28 32 29 30 29 174 $ 200.00 
Phil Conlan 33 30 28 30 26 27 174 $ 200.00 
John Napoli 28 32 28 29 30 27 174 $ 200.00 
23 Greg Truly 29 27 30 27 30 32 175 $ 200.00 
Chad Greer 30 25 27 28 27 38 175 $ 200.00 
25 Buddy Taylor 29 32 27 25 32 31 176 $ 185.00 
Todd Barfield 29 27 29 29 29 33 176 $ 185.00 
Danny McCaslin 28 31 26 30 30 31 176 $ 185.00 
Kelly Morris 28 24 32 29 30 33 176 $ 185.00 
Mike Brown 29 29 28 32 29 29 176 $ 185.00 
30 Rod Miller 30 32 30 26 26 33 177 $ 158.75 
Paul Grider 24 28 30 28 36 31 177 $ 158.75 
Bobby Ward 27 32 27 26 30 35 177 $ 158.75 
Mike Pearson 29 27 30 31 31 29 177 $ 158.75 
34 Jim Palisano 30 33 28 30 27 30 178 $ 150.00 
35 Ron Frederick 28 31 28 29 32 31 179 $ 150.00 
Roland Block 28 32 31 29 29 30 179 $ 150.00 
Mark Hankins 31 29 33 27 27 32 179 $ 150.00 
Dave Anderson 30 30 32 30 29 28 179 $ 150.00 
39 Charlie Greenwalt 30 31 30 27 33 29 180 $ 137.50 
Rainey Statum 30 28 34 29 27 32 180 $ 137.50 
David Hearon 25 28 33 29 31 34 180 $ 137.50 
Randy Orr 29 31 29 28 30 33 180 $ 137.50 
43 Lewis Burton 31 28 33 29 22 38 181 $ 125.00 
Bruce Kaiser 27 32 28 35 32 27 181 $ 125.00 
Terry Phillips 30 29 27 29 34 32 181 $ 125.00 
Rick Alessi 30 31 27 29 30 34 181 $ 125.00 
Mark Gasche 28 29 27 28 31 38 181 $ 125.00 
48 Cliff Matthews 30 27 36 31 27 31 182 $ 112.50 
Don Parker 31 29 30 30 30 32 182 $ 112.50 
Paul Pastilong 31 29 34 27 32 29 182 $ 112.50 
Joe Shirey 27 29 29 33 30 34 182 $ 112.50 
Richard Zack 32 29 30 32 31 28 182 $ 112.50 
Earl Brabb 32 27 30 31 29 33 182 $ 112.50 
54 Brian Johnson 30 32 29 35 25 32 183 $ 100.00 
Dave Jones 28 30 29 30 31 35 183 $ 100.00 
56 Bobby Kirby 32 27 27 30 35 33 184 $ 100.00 
Mark Coup 32 36 33 31 26 26 184 $ 100.00 
Steve Guyton 30 30 30 34 28 32 184 $ 100.00 
Joel Baker 32 31 29 28 28 36 184 $ 100.00 
60 Richard Schnelle 32 28 29 36 30 30 185 $ 100.00 
Randal Smith 28 34 28 35 31 29 185 $ 100.00 
Gary English 29 32 30 29 34 31 185 $ 100.00 
Ken Summers 25 32 32 30 33 33 185 $ 100.00 
64 Robert Johnson 29 31 31 32 30 33 186 $ 100.00 
Danny Dore 30 33 31 33 28 31 186 $ 100.00 
Roger Beckerman 32 28 29 35 28 34 186 $ 100.00 
Art Diamond 30 28 33 34 31 30 186 $ 100.00 
Gene Reams 36 32 33 25 28 32 186 $ 100.00 
Jay Essary 31 30 27 34 31 33 186 $ 100.00 
Todd Bare 31 25 33 28 29 40 186 $ 100.00 
Tom Spiker 34 31 28 29 32 32 186 $ 100.00 
Peter Neumann 31 30 30 29 30 36 186 $ 100.00 
73 Ken Moore 28 31 31 34 26 37 187 $ 100.00 
Ed Bozzacco 30 33 34 27 29 34 187 $ 100.00 
75 Mike Damsky 33 28 30 31 32 34 188 $ 100.00 
Jay Ryan 30 31 31 28 35 33 188 $ 100.00 
Jay Strutton 29 30 31 31 35 32 188 $ 100.00 
Shawn Gilliland 31 33 31 31 33 29 188 $ 100.00 
Lance Purdue 34 30 31 32 27 34 188 $ 100.00 
Mike Kresge 32 33 30 30 29 34 188 $ 100.00 
81 Andy Coradini 28 34 34 32 32 29 189 $ 100.00 
Jim Borchelt 30 35 30 31 32 31 189 $ 100.00 
Don Nicholas 32 27 36 27 34 33 189 $ 100.00 
Bill Smith 34 35 33 30 29 28 189 $ 100.00 
Brian Holcomb 29 28 29 32 34 37 189 $ 100.00 
Tony Looney 33 33 34 27 29 33 189 $ 100.00 
87 Jay Davidson 28 33 38 29 31 31 190 $ 100.00 
88 Mark Rainey 29 32 34 31 31 34 191 $ 100.00 
Todd Viau 29 36 28 32 35 31 191 $ 100.00 
Keith Steffen 35 29 31 33 32 31 191 $ 100.00 
Marc Cutting 32 31 35 31 33 29 191 $ 100.00 
Larry Rohe 29 34 33 29 34 32 191 $ 100.00 
93 Nick Gill 30 37 28 33 30 34 192 $ 100.00 
Richard Montrois 34 30 33 32 31 32 192 $ 100.00 
Robert Carey 27 32 34 32 31 36 192 $ 100.00 
Brent Butler 31 32 32 32 34 31 192 $ 100.00 
Roger Earnhart 30 32 35 32 33 30 192 $ 100.00 
98 Al Simpson 29 29 31 31 40 33 193 $ 100.00 
Andrew Battisti 31 33 33 32 33 31 193 $ 100.00 
Dean Felkins 33 33 33 29 30 35 193 $ 100.00 
101 Mike Chatman 32 34 31 35 30 32 194
Dan Kuzdzal 31 31 36 30 32 34 194
Brian Blair 34 36 30 28 30 36 194
Robert Walker 31 30 32 33 34 34 194
Scott Searcy 33 30 35 31 35 30 194
Robert Ward 31 36 31 32 31 33 194
Mike Culligan 26 37 34 30 34 33 194
108 David Powell 30 33 34 34 31 33 195
Angelo Korogianos 30 34 32 32 34 33 195
Vince Ellis 32 31 33 34 29 36 195
Matt McCaslin 32 34 33 36 30 30 195
112 Judy Ward 35 32 28 32 34 35 196
William Barry 35 33 30 31 32 35 196
114 Enid Klapper 33 34 29 32 38 31 197
115 Kevin Marshaus 35 27 34 35 33 34 198
Randall Willett 31 36 39 28 32 32 198
Harry Sikes 28 35 33 35 33 34 198
118 Richard Blair 30 35 35 35 33 31 199
119 Ed Rohe 31 37 32 31 35 34 200
120 Vic Robertson 32 33 30 38 35 33 201
121 Glenwood Arrington 35 33 32 36 33 33 202
122 Chuck Dagonese 34 30 31 32 34 43 204
123 Charles Simpson 28 35 33 35 35 39 205
124 Shane Boggs 29 34 36 27 41 39 206
125 Bill Wahls 35 35 36 37 34 30 207
Tony Cameron 36 41 32 32 34 32 207
127 Mark Hasty 34 39 38 28 37 33 209
128 Howell Smith 36 42 40 39 37 36 230

Amateur Scores from the 1990 National Medal-Play Championship

Round
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Jim Russell 27 29 30 29 28 28 171
2 Scott Causby 28 29 30 26 30 29 172
Jimmy Van Buskirk 24 32 31 27 30 28 172
4 Tom Morrison 26 34 30 30 26 27 173
5 Michael Marsh 32 32 30 25 29 28 176
6 Don Ferrell 29 31 29 31 28 29 177
7 Greg Newport 33 28 29 29 31 29 179
8 Tony Davenport 29 30 33 27 32 29 180
Bryan Boyd 32 31 32 29 28 28 180
10 Scott Buddie 30 25 34 30 31 31 181
11 Bryan Guy 30 33 30 29 33 27 182
12 Michael Bell 28 33 34 30 29 30 184
Matt Quinn 29 29 34 34 26 32 184
Jim Cruse 35 34 29 31 28 27 184
Ron Killian 30 31 30 34 28 31 184
Kim Brabb 31 25 32 33 31 32 184
Michael Lampinen 27 36 32 27 30 32 184
Richie Godfrey 24 30 40 29 33 28 184
19 Wayne Hancock 30 33 34 29 29 30 185
20 Jeff Brown 34 31 27 33 29 32 186
21 Billy Pizzaro 31 28 34 28 35 31 187
Rodney Ashley 32 30 32 29 33 31 187
23 Kenn Everett 28 30 32 30 36 32 188
Rob Titchell 34 23 39 29 33 30 188
Harold Birch 32 29 35 28 33 31 188
Kevin Lacey 31 30 32 33 33 29 188
27 Rick Welke 32 30 31 31 32 33 189
Chris Breedlove 32 32 32 29 34 30 189
29 Brad Lebo 29 34 29 33 35 31 191
Stewart Mills 32 32 31 31 32 33 191
Ron Nelson 29 37 34 29 32 30 191
32 Kevin Bruno 30 32 27 33 33 37 192
Dan Switzer 31 32 30 35 32 32 192
Daniel Wales 29 28 35 31 33 36 192
35 Daniel Hoel 29 34 32 34 32 33 194
Carl Moe 27 39 32 37 30 29 194
37 Joshua Anderson 34 34 34 28 31 34 195
Adam Rumsey 31 35 30 30 35 34 195
David Abshire 30 31 34 34 32 34 195
Mike Anderson 31 33 31 30 38 32 195
41 Bert Ferguson 30 40 27 36 29 34 196
42 Alan Freese 35 33 32 34 31 32 197
Dom Perry 29 36 30 33 33 36 197
William Ralph 31 35 29 34 33 35 197
45 Rick Hassebrock 30 32 36 34 32 34 198
Brian Fridley 32 34 35 36 31 30 198
47 Chuck Nance 30 32 30 32 37 38 199
Patrick King 31 40 29 30 32 37 199
John Fleming 33 35 34 34 31 32 199
50 Matt Moore 32 36 32 35 34 31 200
51 William Glisson 31 38 4 31 31 36 201
52 Jeff Butler 28 37 31 39 34 33 202
David Shaw 36 39 36 29 30 32 202
Brian Higgins 34 33 33 36 31 35 202
55 George Motts 29 36 37 32 38 31 203
56 James Kyle 37 31 42 32 28 34 204
James Heikkinen 31 38 37 32 35 31 204
58 Jeff Hearon 31 37 31 30 37 39 205
59 Brian Hook 33 37 33 35 32 37 207
60 John Wells 37 39 36 32 32 32 208
61 Brian McLaughlin 35 37 33 34 34 37 210
62 Charlie Adcock 32 32 39 35 39 37 214
63 Barbara Mingo 35 32 35 38 39 38 217
James Shaia 38 38 30 38 36 37 217
65 Andrea Reams 31 28 42 33 41 44 219
Steven Fehlhaber 34 42 37 34 37 35 219
67 Brad Young 34 41 36 34 38 37 220
68 Rick Maitland 31 36 40 39 39 41 226
69 Jeff Woerner 36 58 38 35 47 39 253

Novice Scores from the 1990 National Medal-Play Championship

Player City State Total
1 Neil Toepfer Columbus OH 193
2 William Hammons Indianpolis IN 198
3 Kirk Morgan Lake Charles LA 204
4 Jackie Coyer Columbus OH 208
5 Greg Higgins Columbus OH 209
Darrin Redick Columbus OH 209
7 Connie Howard Columbus OH 221
8 Shawn Lampinen Columbus OH 230
9 Mark Euber Columbus OH 234
10 Pat Falcon Rochester NY 237
11 Donna Smith Eden NC 242
12 Barbara Nance Brown Summit NC 245
13 Dwight Plum Cincinnati OH 292
 

 

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