Richmond JPA Team Wins the 1999 JPA National Championship

Memphis, TN - The JPA teams from Richmond, Virginia and Ypsilanti, Michigan quickly established themselves as the teams to beat at the 1999 JPA National Championship in Memphis, TN. The JPA National Championship, played in conjunction with the 1999 PPA Western Open, featured teams from seven cities and included the 1998 JPA National Championship team from Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The Richmond team quickly built a six stroke lead over the Ypsilanti team after two-rounds of play on see the lead disappear in the third round. Tied after the first three rounds were the Richmond and Ypsilanti teams at 376. Sunday's final three rounds opened with the Richmond team once again starting quickly. Scores of 125 and 123 in the fourth and fifth rounds gained four and six strokes on the defending champions from Ypsilanti and the team from Richmond face the final round of play with a commanding ten stroke lead.

The defending champions from Ypsilanti once again picked up six strokes on the team from Richmond in the final round of the day but came up four strokes short in the end. The second day total for team Richmond of 377 placed them four strokes ahead of team Ypsilanti who had to settle for second place.

Team Richmond, Steven Jones, Philip Wagoner, Paul Lowery, Mandy Taylor, David Sharp and Amy Summey, collected $2,000 in scholarships for their victory and the title as 1999 JPA National Champions. Returning champions, team Ypsilanti, James Mangan, Mary Walkley, Alex Yerkey, Tommy Stimpson, Patrick McFalls and Kyle Farlie, collected $1,000 in scholarships for their second place finish. Team Lynchburg, hosts of the 1998 JPA National Championship, finished in third closely followed by the team from Springfield, Ohio in fourth. The team from Fayetteville, North Carolina, finished in fifth followed by the teams from Midland, Texas and the host team of Memphis, Tennessee.

Special congratulations go out to Mary Walkley, of Ypsilanti, Mich., who earned individual honors claiming the title of Most Valuable Player during the 1999 JPA National Championships. Along with her award, she also received a $100 college scholarship compliments of Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America, Inc. and the PPA.

Scores provided by Rick Baird and the Putt-Putt Home Office.

Scores from the 1999 JPA National Championship (Memphis, TN)

Round

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Richmond

124

120

132

125

123

129

753

Ypsilanti

122

128

126

129

129

123

757

Lynchburg

134

127

129

129

133

125

777

Springfield

135

130

134

125

124

131

779

Fayetteville

136

135

125

130

132

133

791

Midland

144

149

154

154

147

142

890

Memphis

159

155

155

150

153

153

925

 

 

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