Jay Klapper Wins 1993 Player's Championship

Columbus, OH - August 5, 6, and 7 - The August sun was not the only thing heating up Columbus, Ohio, August 5-7, as Jay Klapper of Snellville, GA, fought his way to his first major PPA title win in the $25,000 PPA Players Championship.

Pitting the best of the best in the Professional Putters Association, participation in the PPA Players Championship was limited to putters on a qualification basis only, thus narrowing the field to  allow play by the nation's top 60 pros and top 32 amateur putters.

The right to compete in the PPA Players Championship was earned by achieving a top place finish in one of the 1993 PPA major events including: the $10,000 PPA Commissioner's Cup, the $2,000 Norfolk Open, or the $25,000 PPA National Championship, or by finishing in the top in one of the Regional Qualifying Tournaments.

Blistering scores the first day of tournament play proved to set a precedent for the heated action to follow. Jay Klapper of Snellville, GA; Sid Davis of Kingsport, TN, and Greg Ward of Norcross, GA, all posted first day scores of 82, 26-under par, to take the first day lead in the pro division. Don Ferrell of Columbus, Ohio, lead the amateur division at 83, 25-under par.

The second day provided intense competition, both to the consternation of the putters and the excitement of the gallery.

All eyes were on Klaper, Davis, and Ward. But the end of the second day of competition brought Rainey Statum of Houston, TX, from back in the pack, to oust the three pace setters, and take the lead with a six round total of 162, 54-under par.

Professional Scores from the 1993 Player's Championship

Player Total Prize
Money
1 Jay Klapper 249 $ 3,000.00 
2 Jeff Estep 251 $ 1,000.00 
3 Greg Ward 252 $ 900.00 
4 Kevin Lacey 253 $ 725.00 
Richard Zack 253 $ 725.00 
6 Ray Miller 254 $ 516.66 
Duane Hilbers 254 $ 516.66 
Mike Damsky 254 $ 516.66 
9 Rainey Statum 255 $ 437.50 
Bob Davis 255 $ 437.50 
11 Sid Davis 256 $ 400.00 
12 Chad Greer 257 $ 400.00 
Bill Kirby 257 $ 400.00 
14 Dan Berendt 258 $ 400.00 
15 Jim Borchelt 259 $ 375.00 
Rod Miller 259 $ 375.00 
Tom Butler 259 $ 375.00 
Roger Beckerman 259 $ 375.00 
19 Paul Pastilong 260 $ 358.33 
John Crawford 260 $ 358.33 
Lewis Burton 260 $ 358.33 
22 Dean Dwiggins 261 $ 350.00 
Rick Alessi 261 $ 350.00 
24 Steve Haeseker 262 $ 350.00 
25 Todd Barfield 263 $ 350.00 
26 Bobby Ward 264 $ 350.00 
Greg Newport 264 $ 350.00 
28 Randy Reeves 265 $ 350.00 
Bruce Kaiser 265 $ 350.00 
Mike Brown 265 $ 350.00 
31 Rich Hudnall 267 $ 325.00 
Kevin Schumacher 267 $ 325.00 
Mark Coup 267 $ 325.00 
34 Bill Smith 268 $ 325.00 
Todd Viau 268 $ 325.00 
Charlie Greenwalt 268 $ 325.00 
Bryan Boyd 268 $ 325.00 
38 Ron Frederick 269 $ 325.00 
John Lachmann 269 $ 325.00 
Gene Reams 269 $ 325.00 
41 Chris Belcher 270 $ 300.00 
42 Fred Hallaman 271 $ 300.00 
Phil Conlan 271 $ 300.00 
Andy Coradini 271 $ 300.00 
45 Paul Johns 272 $ 287.50 
Larry Simpson 272 $ 287.50 
Frank Warren 272 $ 287.50 
Brad Lebo 272 $ 287.50 
49 Jeff Smith 273 $ 275.00 
Joe Shirey 273 $ 275.00 
51 C. L. Jones 276 $ 250.00 
52 Paul Plumb 277 $ 250.00 
Joe Lea 277 $ 250.00 
54 Randy Orr 279 $ 250.00 
Shawn Gilliland 279 $ 250.00 
56 Bob Haizlip 280 $ 200.00 
57 Earl Brabb 283 $ 200.00 
58 Shane Boggs 284 $ 200.00 
59 Mark Rainey 288 $ 200.00 
60 Al Simpson 291 $ 200.00 
 

 

Homepage | Contact the PPA | Links | Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America | PPA & APA Members
National Tour | History of the PPA (1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, TV Series)
Southern Putting Tour, Virginia, Great Lakes Tour, Indiana Putting Tour, Southwest Putting Tour
Clayton Cup and Hancock Cup News and History
| Local Tournaments
Shop the Web Through ProPutters.com
| Putt-Putt World Magazines