Andy Coradini Wins 1999 Northern Open in Charleston, WV by Three-Strokes

ward.jpg (9530 bytes)Charleston, WV - Greg Ward, of Loganville, Ga., started the Northern Open trying to become the only PPA player to win three straight national titles. But it was Andy Coradini, also of Loganville, Ga., who claimed the title, preventing Ward from taking the third consecutive event.

Coradini's first day score of 108, 36 under par, with rounds of 26, 31, 26, 25 put him three shots back from leaders Kevin Lacey and Rainey Statum. Coradini took advantage of the cool temperatures on the second day of tournament competition to fire hot rounds. But it wasn't until the last 36 holes that the championship was determined. "I knew if I fired good scores in the last two rounds, I had a great chance of winning," said Coradini, and he was Center. Shooting back-to-back rounds of 25 in the last two rounds, 22 under par, gave Coradini the edge he needed to finish the tournament with 73 under par, 215.

If Coradini needed any additional incentive, all he had to do was look over his shoulder. Six players finished in a tie of 70 under par with an 8 round total of 218. Kevin Lacey of Cincinnati, Ohio; Rainey Statum of Kingwood, Texas; Greg Newport of Liberty, NC; Randy Reeves of Montgomery, Ala.; Lewis Burton of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and Rich Gillooly of Canton, Ohio all chased Coradini through the final rounds to claim $637.50 each for their effort. The log jam in the runner-up position was followed by Mike Brown who held 7th position with a total of 219 (the best second day effort of 40 under par, 104).

In the Amateur Putters Division, Tony Davenport of LaVergne, Tenn., won his first national event since joining the APA in 1971. Davenport was able to ward off Robb Titchell of Columbus, Ohio in the final round of competition to claim the championship by a single stroke. Davenport had a five stroke lead going into the last round of the tournament and had to shoot 29 to win by one. "Over the last 28 years, I've dreamed of winning one of these tournaments. It's taken a long time to get here and it sure feels good," said Davenport. Wesley Pollard of Durham, NC, was able to take third place in the APA with a 60 under par, 228 total score. Jeff Brown (North Olmsted, Ohio), last year's National APA Champion took fourth place with 56 under par, 232. Don Ferrell (Columbus, Ohio), returning to action in the Amateur Putters Association was able to claim fifth spot with eight excellent rounds totaling 234, 54 under par.

In the Novice Division, Adam Smith traveled from Salisbury, NC, to win the event. Smith was able to put together eight rounds totaling 24 under par, 264 to win the event by one stroke. Smith came from behind to defeat Tracy Logan from Chesterfield, Va. Logan took a six shot lead into the final round before stumbling and allowing Smith to take the win.

The medalist round in the tournament was 23. Four players shared the honor of recording that score: Rainey Statum (Kingwood, Texas), Lee Messinger (Addison, Texas), Danny McCaslin (Cary, NC) and Tony Davenport (LaVergne, Tenn.).

Congratulations to all the players who competed in the Northern Open. We look forward to having every member of the Professional Putters Association competing in Orlando, Florida at Orange Lake Resort & Country Club, September 13th-18th, for the upcoming National Championship tournament week.

Leaders of 1999 Northern Open by Round

First Round LeaderRainey Statum23 (13-under par)
Second Round LeadersRainey Statum and Manfred Stewart52 (20-under par)
Third Round LeaderRainey Statum78 (30-under par)
Fourth Round LeadersRainey Statum and Kevin Lacey105 (39-under par)
Fifth Round LeadersRainey Statum and Kevin Lacey134 (46-under par)
Sixth Round LeaderLewis Burton161 (55-under par)
Seventh Round LeaderRainey Statum189 (63-under par)

Click here for the story of the opening day of the 1999 PPA Northern Open in Charleston, WV

Scores and tournament recap courtesy of the Putt-Putt Home Office

Professional Scores from the 1999 Northern Open (Charleston, WV)

   Round 

Prize

 
 Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Money

Points

1

Andy

Coradini

26

31

26

25

27

30

25

25

215

$ 2,000.00

100

2

Lewis

Burton

31

27

26

28

24

25

31

26

218

$ 637.50

93

Randy

Reeves

29

26

27

29

26

28

26

27

218

$ 637.50

93

Rich

Gillooly

30

29

28

25

25

25

28

28

218

$ 637.50

93

Kevin

Lacey

25

29

27

24

29

32

25

27

218

$ 637.50

93

Greg

Newport

27

29

24

29

29

28

26

26

218

$ 637.50

93

Rainey

Statum

23

29

26

27

29

29

26

29

218

$ 637.50

93

8

Mike

Brown

30

30

27

28

27

25

24

28

219

$ 400.00

86

9

Greg

Ward

28

28

26

30

26

26

30

26

220

$ 362.50

83

Cliff

Matthews

29

26

25

28

28

27

27

30

220

$ 362.50

83

11

Charlie

Greenwalt

31

27

28

28

27

26

26

28

221

$ 243.75

78

Tony

Varnadore

29

24

29

26

27

28

30

28

221

$ 243.75

78

Darrell

Britt

29

29

26

27

26

31

28

25

221

$ 243.75

78

Ken

Hastings

29

31

27

25

27

30

28

24

221

$ 243.75

15

Manfred

Stewart

25

27

30

30

28

28

27

27

222

$ 200.00

73

Randall

Willett

27

30

25

28

30

26

29

27

222

$ 200.00

73

17

Danny

McCaslin

31

27

27

28

30

28

29

23

223

$ 175.00

68

Brad

Lebo

31

25

27

28

30

29

28

25

223

$ 175.00

68

Lee

Messinger

33

25

28

28

28

23

28

30

223

$ 175.00

68

Dave

Taylor

28

29

27

30

29

28

27

25

223

$ 175.00

21

Peter

Neumann

27

27

28

30

29

26

30

27

224

$ 165.00

64

22

Jim

Heikkinen

29

29

24

32

28

29

26

29

226

$ 165.00

60

Todd

Fowler

28

27

27

28

27

31

30

28

226

$ 165.00

60

Gary

English

27

26

28

33

26

27

31

28

226

$ 165.00

60

25

Tom

Butler

30

27

27

29

31

29

29

25

227

$ 41.25

55

Gary

Hester

32

29

25

27

28

28

28

30

227

$ 41.25

55

Roger

Beckerman

26

29

25

30

32

28

29

28

227

$ 41.25

Craig

Williams

31

27

27

28

27

31

29

27

227

$ 41.25

29

Todd

Barfield

31

27

29

29

29

30

27

26

228

50.33

Rick

Baird

33

27

26

31

32

26

27

26

228

50.33

Bart

Bason

28

26

29

32

30

28

27

28

228

50.33

32

Bill

Baus

30

25

28

30

29

27

30

30

229

48

Mike

O'Rourke

28

30

28

30

29

27

28

29

229

34

Jim

Cruse

30

32

30

25

26

31

26

30

230

47

35

Bob

Haizlip

29

30

28

29

28

28

28

31

231

45.5

Tony

Jackson

28

29

32

29

28

26

33

26

231

45.5

37

Rusty

Taylor

29

27

29

28

31

31

32

25

232

Dave

Nutini

28

31

27

29

30

30

28

29

232

44

39

C.L.

Jones

29

27

30

30

32

28

30

28

234

42

Jeffrey

Smith

30

27

29

29

30

30

30

29

234

42

Robert

Johnson

30

31

28

28

31

29

28

29

234

42

Robby

Bryant

32

27

33

28

27

29

27

31

234

43

Bill

Kirby

29

30

30

30

30

25

31

30

235

40

44

Michael

Hitt

29

33

30

27

27

34

29

27

236

38.5

Jay

Klapper

32

28

32

31

29

27

29

28

236

38.5

Jim

Engel

30

29

26

29

28

30

34

30

236

47

Buddy

Taylor

32

28

28

27

30

31

34

28

238

48

Scott

Buddie

30

27

28

28

31

35

31

30

240

49

John

Ventura

26

31

32

31

34

29

27

32

242

37

50

Rick

Rybaczek

32

32

26

30

29

30

34

30

243

35

Mark

Hasty

31

26

30

31

35

31

31

28

243

35

Thomas

Rawles

31

31

31

30

33

32

27

28

243

35

53

Gene

Reams

29

31

32

35

26

31

30

31

245

33

54

Dave

McCaslin

31

30

26

31

33

34

29

32

246

32

55

Paul

Pastilong

34

31

29

33

32

31

31

28

249

56

Greg

Roberts

31

28

33

31

34

29

30

35

251

31

57

Jim

Phillips

34

29

32

33

30

35

30

30

253

58

Tom

Gross

30

31

33

29

34

35

34

28

254

59

Barb

Mingo

36

35

32

35

30

32

31

31

262

30

  Amateur Scores from the 1999 Northern Open (Charleston, WV)

   Round 

Prize

 Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Money

1

Tony

Davenport

23

28

28

28

29

29

28

29

222

2

Robb

Titchell

26

27

30

27

29

31

28

25

223

3

Wesley

Pollard

27

32

25

33

30

26

28

27

228

4

Jeff

Brown

24

32

30

27

31

27

32

29

232

5

Don

Ferrell

29

29

29

26

31

33

31

26

234

6

Michael

Bell

26

31

30

27

33

28

30

31

236

Robin

Ventura

30

29

27

28

32

34

29

27

236

8

Matt

Summey

30

29

28

27

31

33

31

30

239

Harry

Sykes

29

30

28

29

32

28

31

32

239

Terry

Sanner

26

29

29

34

27

32

33

29

239

11

Joe

Gallagher

29

27

29

31

32

29

30

33

240

12

Todd

Trent

31

28

29

30

32

32

29

30

241

Karl

Moe

31

34

28

32

29

28

30

29

241

14

Amy

Smith

26

33

30

33

30

30

33

28

243

15

Jonathan

Reid

31

31

28

31

33

31

32

27

244

John

Kropinak

30

31

33

29

28

32

28

33

244

17

Mike

Conklin

32

31

31

28

29

28

33

33

245

Jonathan

Moore

35

33

29

30

30

31

28

29

245

Ken

Schooler

32

31

35

31

29

26

30

31

245

20

Steven

Jones

27

29

27

31

32

36

30

35

247

Gil

Logan

33

27

29

33

33

30

30

32

247

22

John

Tuite

35

34

31

29

29

32

27

31

248

23

Dom

Perry

30

32

27

31

31

33

33

32

249

24

Bill

Garrett

30

32

26

31

32

34

31

36

252

Bill

Combs

30

31

34

32

32

30

30

33

252

26

John

Darst

31

36

31

29

34

30

29

35

255

27

Karen

Hastings

30

33

30

33

31

32

32

35

256

Novice Scores from the 1999 Northern Open (Charleston, WV)

   Round 
 Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

1

Adam

Smith

34

34

38

32

31

31

34

30

264

2

Tracy

Logan

29

38

28

32

31

37

33

37

265

3

Robin

Matthews

38

38

32

34

37

31

36

36

282

4

David

Dorsett

37

37

42

33

35

40

35

36

295

5

Jennifer

Powell

40

37

38

37

36

38

40

34

300

6

Monty

Henry

34

36

44

39

35

37

38

38

301

 

 

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