Charlie Greenwalt Wins the 1999 Eastern "Dogwood Festival" Open

Fayetteville, NC - Charlie Greenwalt of Indianapolis Indiana took the lead with a fourth round 23 on Saturday and held it throughout the final four rounds of competition on Sunday to win the $10,000.00 Eastern "Dogwood Festival" Open, the first stop on this year's PPA national tour. "It's about time!" exclaimed Greenwalt, who had led after the first day of competition in seven previous eight-round PPA tournaments without finding the winner's circle. "It is fitting that I finally won in Fayetteville, the home of Putt-Putt Golf and where I qualified for the TV series in 1983." Greenwalt finished the eight rounds with a score of 204, 84-under par which earned him the first place prize of $2,000.00.

Runner-up Mike Brown of Rock Hill, SC, who had been dubbed one of the pre-tournament favorites due to the fact he had set a new 72-hole world record on Wednesday, scored the lowest second day total with a 101 and finished with an eight round total of 207, three shots back of Greenwalt. Brown won $1200.00.

Placing third at 209 was another pre-tournament favorite and last year's Southern Open champion Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati, Ohio at 209. 79-under par. "Charlie had all the answers today. Every time I got close he would run off another string of aces" said Lacey, who collected $700.00 for his efforts. Another shot back at 210 was Rick Rybaczek in fourth place, and finishing in a tie for fifth at 211 were Greg Ward of Loganville, GA and Cliff Matthews from Hurst, TX.

In the APA division Donnie Carpenter's second round 22 vaulted him to a lead he would never relinquish as he cruised to an eleven stroke victory over Billy Caudle (228). Carpenter finished the eight rounds with a score of 217, 71-under par. Finishing third at 231 was Terry Porter and fourth place went to Stan Seethoff at 234.

Perhaps the biggest winner in either division of the Eastern Open in Fayetteville this week was APA member Robin Ventura from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dad, national pro John Ventura, said that if she beat him in the Eastern Open he would buy her a new car! As it turned out she beat him by four strokes for the eight rounds of play and the word is that a new Eagle Talon will be in the Ventura's driveway in the near future. Congratulations Robin!

Professional Scores for the $10,000 Eastern Open Dogwood Festival

Round  Prize 
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total  Money   Points 
1 Charlie Greenwalt 24 26 27 23 25 28 24 27 204  $   2,000.00    100.00
2 Mike Brown 30 23 29 24 26 26 22 27 207  $   1,200.00      98.00
3 Kevin Lacey 24 24 28 27 25 29 23 29 209  $      700.00      96.00
4 Rick Rybaczek 28 26 30 21 25 29 24 27 210  $      550.00      94.00
5 Cliff Matthews 28 27 31 23 26 26 24 26 211  $      475.00      91.00
Greg Ward 31 28 26 24 25 26 24 27 211  $      475.00      91.00
7 Robby Bryant 31 25 25 27 28 28 23 26 213  $      412.50
Dave McCaslin 25 27 31 23 26 31 24 26 213  $      412.50      88.00
9 Danny McCaslin 27 28 30 27 24 25 25 30 216  $      375.00      86.00
10 Todd Barfield 28 26 29 27 26 31 28 22 217  $      275.00      83.00
Gilbert Sharpe 32 25 26 26 29 28 24 27 217  $      275.00
Randy Reeves 28 23 27 24 26 29 29 31 217  $      275.00      83.00
Dave Taylor 28 28 27 25 25 25 26 33 217  $      275.00
14 Dan Anders 33 26 32 23 26 26 28 24 218  $      191.67      75.00
Todd Fowler 28 28 24 25 26 31 30 26 218  $      191.67      75.00
Bill Baus 29 25 29 26 27 30 25 27 218  $      191.67      75.00
Tony Varnadore 33 24 26 29 28 26 24 28 218  $      191.67      75.00
Gary Hester 30 25 31 25 27 27 25 28 218  $      191.67      75.00
Bart Bason 31 30 29 24 24 25 24 31 218  $      191.67      75.00
20 Jeffrey Smith 29 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 219  $      167.50      66.00
Brad Lebo 28 26 30 23 26 29 27 30 219  $      167.50      66.00
Darrell Britt 29 26 30 22 28 30 23 31 219  $      167.50      66.00
Danny Dore 32 23 26 27 26 26 28 31 219  $      167.50
24 Rick Baird 30 29 27 26 28 28 27 25 220  $      165.00      61.00
Tom Butler 29 28 31 25 28 26 24 29 220  $      165.00      61.00
26 Jim Heikkinen 32 27 30 28 28 28 26 22 221      51.75
Jim Cruse 28 27 30 26 25 29 28 28 221      51.75
Daniel Price 33 25 29 23 24 29 29 29 221
Tony Jackson 29 27 28 26 31 26 24 30 221      51.75
Kevin Garrett 30 23 31 27 27 28 25 30 221
Mark Rainey 31 25 30 28 24 26 27 30 221      51.75
Greg Newport 30 27 29 23 27 30 24 31 221      51.75
Bo Luthie 32 25 30 23 28 28 24 31 221      51.75
Paul Johns 31 29 28 22 28 26 26 31 221      51.75
Greg Roberts 29 27 29 24 26 27 27 32 221      51.75
36 C.L. Jones 28 26 30 26 28 31 23 30 222      44.00
Jay Klapper 30 24 29 28 28 29 24 30 222      44.00
Michael Hitt 26 27 29 25 26 29 30 30 222      44.00
Lewis Burton 31 24 28 26 26 29 27 31 222      44.00
Lee Messinger 30 27 30 24 26 26 28 31 222      44.00
41 Andy Coradini 33 28 29 26 26 28 25 29 224      40.50
Rick Alessi 32 30 29 26 24 29 25 29 224      40.50
43 Robert Johnson 29 29 30 25 27 32 26 27 225      39.00
44 Gene Reams 29 30 27 26 25 28 29 32 226      38.00
45 Larry Simpson 32 30 27 26 28 27 26 31 227
46 Bill Kirby 32 28 31 28 27 26 26 30 228      37.00
47 Gary English 32 28 30 26 26 30 30 27 229      36.00
Paul Sample 30 28 28 29 26 27 31 30 229
49 Opie Roberts 33 23 29 28 33 28 29 27 230
50 Manfred Stewart 33 26 30 27 28 31 27 29 231      34.50
Bob Haizlip 30 30 29 28 25 28 27 34 231      34.50
52 Frank Warren 30 28 31 31 27 31 29 25 232      33.00
Rusty Taylor 31 33 30 28 28 26 25 31 232
Gary Benfield 29 28 30 27 27 29 31 31 232
55 Randall Willett 30 30 31 28 28 31 25 30 233      32.00
56 Jimmy Mott 33 27 31 29 31 29 27 27 234      31.00
57 Mark Hasty 29 30 26 30 29 31 27 34 236      29.50
Dave Nutini 30 27 28 28 26 31 27 39 236      29.50
59 Rich Gillooly 32 26 34 24 29 35 29 29 238      27.50
Thomas Rawles 29 31 31 31 33 26 26 31 238      27.50
61 Rodney Ashley 35 28 30 28 28 31 28 32 240      26.00
Buddy Taylor 32 26 32 27 32 31 27 33 240
63 Chris Bunting 27 30 32 27 30 36 27 32 241
64 Ed Grajewski 33 28 31 31 27 33 28 32 243
65 John Ventura 35 29 31 28 29 34 26 34 246      25.00
66 Paul Pastilong 30 29 32 31 31 31 29 34 247
67 Bill Walsh 33 32 31 34 36 33 34 30 263
68 Barb Mingo 33 32 35 31 33 34 36 41 275      24.00

Amateur Scores for the $10,000 Eastern Open Dogwood Festival

Round  Prize 
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total  Money 
1 Donnie Carpenter 31 22 29 26 27 29 24 29 217  $        30.00
2 Billy Caudle 25 28 33 26 27 33 26 30 228  $        30.00
3 Terry Porter 28 27 30 32 33 28 27 26 231  $        30.00
4 Stan Seethoff 33 29 29 26 26 30 29 32 234  $        20.00
Ray Guthrie 24 27 30 28 29 33 30 33 234  $        20.00
Jimmy Comer 32 29 26 30 28 27 31 31 234  $        20.00
7 Jeff Brown 31 31 32 28 27 28 28 30 235
8 Mark Stephens 29 23 35 32 27 30 30 33 239
William Glisson 30 29 31 24 33 34 32 26 239
10 Robin Ventura 32 25 32 29 32 32 30 30 242
Keith Waters 34 28 32 29 30 28 30 31 242
Tommy Barbour 30 29 35 26 28 35 29 30 242
13 Brian Fridley 31 30 32 26 34 32 23 37 245
Justin Taylor 34 31 35 32 28 33 25 27 245
Matt Summey 33 32 31 26 26 34 34 29 245
16 Gil Logan 30 28 32 26 30 34 32 35 247
17 Steven Jones 29 31 37 28 27 29 34 34 249
18 Walt Warfel 31 31 30 31 36 33 28 32 252
19 Russell Johnson 41 27 32 29 28 34 31 33 255
20 Randy Carter 31 33 38 30 32 32 32 29 257
21 Todd Trent 41 29 34 31 31 33 32 32 263
22 Darren Harvey 38 47 39 35 49 45 33 42 328

 

 

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