Cliff Matthews Wins
1995 Greensboro, NC Open by Two Strokes

Greensboro, NC - 11 June 1995 - Cliff Matthews of Haltom, Texas, won the 1995 $1,000 PPA Open played in Greensboro, NC on June 11th.  Matthews three round score of 85, 23 under par, was two strokes better than a trio of players including Tom Butler of Erlanger, KY, Peter Neumann of Midland, VA, and Brad Lebo of Philadelphia, PA.

Matthews play improved with each round as his three round scores of 30-28-27 will attest.  Playing with 1995 Putt-Putt Skins TV contestant Mike Brown and fellow Texan Rainey Statum, Matthews overcame some early hot putting by Tom Butler, whose first two round scores of 27-28 gave him a three shot lead over Matthews heading into the final round.  Matthews also overcame a penalty stroke for failure to sign his scorecard.  "I have never done that before," said Matthews.  "But as mad as I was at myself, I was more disappointed that I cost Mike and Rainey a stroke as well."

Matthews victory earned him his first National Title as a member of the Professional Putters Association with Pro status.  "It is a great honor and opportunity to prove something to myself and show people that I am able to compete with the best players," said Matthews this spring when notified that he had attained National Pro status.  His win at Greensboro should remove any doubt.

Tom Butler Lead Point Chase

Tom Butler continued his consistent putting this season and moved to the top of the PPA National Pro Points Leader Board heading into the Martinez tournament.  As the points leader through the Greensboro tournament, Butler has earned the privilege of driving a Buick Riviera while in Martinez, compliments of the PPA Home Office.

Professional Scores from the 1995 Greensboro Open

Player Total Prize
Money
Points
1 Cliff Matthews 85

$ 300.00 

22
2 Tom Butler 87

$ 110.00 

24
Brad Lebo 87

$ 110.00 

20
Peter Neumann 87

$ 110.00 

5 Chad Greer 88

  $ 75.00 

16
Jeff Chambers 88

  $ 75.00 

7 Greg Ward 89

  $ 60.00 

14
Gary Hester 89

  $ 60.00 

12
9 Gene Reams 90

  $ 50.00 

12
Chris Bunting 90

  $ 50.00 

11 Todd Barfield 91 13
Bob Davis 91 10
13 Andy Coradini 92   6
Dean Dwiggins 92 10
C. L. Jones 92 13
Danny Dore 92   8
17 Danny McCaslin 93   8
Greg Newport 93   8
Paul Pastilong 93
20 Bill Kirby 94 10
Mike Brown 94   8
Frank Warren 94 10
Kevin Lacey 94 10
Mark Ross 94 10
Dave Taylor 94   8
Chuck Nance 94
27 Barry Wyatt 95 10
Tony Jackson 95
29 Jay Klapper 96   8
Jim Christina 96   8
Dan Anders 96   8
Nick Gill 96 12
Bobby Ward 96
Darryl Posey 96
35 Randy Orr 97   8
Alan Quinnelly 97 10
Mike Damsky 97   6
Jim Palisano 97   8
Don Thompson 97
40 Randy Reeves 98   8
Buddy Taylor 98   6
Larry Simpson 98   6
Mark Rainey 98   8
44 Rainey Statum 99   6
Paul Johns 99   8
Manfred Stewart 99   6
Bobby Kirby 99
48 Rick Baird 100 10
Rodney Ashley 100   8
Bob Haizlip 100   8
Mark Hasty 100
52 Tony Varnadore 102
53 Enid Klapper 103   8
54 Lewis Burton 104   6
 

 

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