Andy Coradini Wins 1999 North Carolina Match-Play Championship

High Point, NC - 26 September 1999 - Coming out of the loser's bracket after losing to Buddy Taylor in the semifinal round, Andy Coradini defeated Mike Brown to get back into the championship round against Taylor and defeated him twice in that round to win the 1999 NCPPA Match Play Championship held in High Point, North Carolina.

The 1993 National Champion from Loganville, GA earned a first-round bye when he was low qualifier in the second tournament of the season held in Roxboro. He then ran through some stiff competition narrowly defeating Tony Jackson 1 up, then also narrowly defeating Allen Wall 1 up as well, cruised through Larry Simpson 6 up before losing to Taylor in the first hole of sudden death. In his only loser's bracket match of the day, Coradini defeated 1996 National Champion Mike Brown 3 & 2, to receive another chance at Taylor for the title.

In that match, Coradini made the last seven holes of the front nine to take a 2-up lead and charged even more on the back to lead by as many as five before ending the first match on hole 15 to win 4 & 3. In the second match, Coradini made 4 through 7 in succession while Taylor missed each of those for Coradini to lead by a 4-up count. Taylor tried to claw back into it when being down 6 after 18, managed to get to within 3-down at one point on the front before Coradini sealed it down the stretch by ending the event on hole 14 to win the match 5 & 4 for the title. Coradini earned $350 first prize money for the win while Taylor earned $250 for being the runner-up.

The NCPPA tour will conclude its season on October 16-17 in Durham for the NCPPA State Championship. The 8-round event will kick off Saturday at 12:00pm for the first four rounds (three for APA) and culminate Sunday at 10:00 for the final four rounds (final three for APA).

Tournament recap and scores provided by Opie Roberts.

North Carolina 1999 Match-Play Championship
(High Point, NC - 26 September 1999)

1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finals
Bye
  Brad Lebo
Bye Brad Lebo  
Brad Lebo  
  Buddy Taylor
(3&2)
Rick Baird    
   
 

Buddy Taylor (5&4)

 
Buddy Taylor

Buddy Taylor
(3&2)

 
Mike Brown  
  Buddy Taylor
(2&1)
Greg Newport    
   
  Greg Newport
(4&3)
   
Peter Neumann C. L. Jones
(1up)
     
C. L. Jones      
  Greg Newport
(4&3)
 
Todd Fowler    
   
  Todd Fowler
(1 up)
 
Tony Varnadore Tony Varnadore
(3&2)
 
Rusty Taylor  
  Buddy Taylor
(SD)
Andy Coradini    
   
  Andy Coradini
(1up)
   
Tony Jackson Tony Jackson
(7&6)
     
Fred Hallaman      
  Andy Coradini
(1up)
   
Bart Bason        
       
  Allen Wall
(1up)
     
Edgar Hollified Allen Wall
5&4)
     
Allen Wall      
  Andy Coradini
(6up)
 
Bye    
   
  Larry Simpson    
Larry Simpson Larry Simpson
(7&6)
     
Thomas Rawles      
  Larry Simpson
(SD)
 
Bye    
   
  Robert Johnson  
Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
(2&1)
 
Gary Hester  

  North Carolina 1999 Match-Play Championship (Loser's Bracket)
(High Point, NC - 26 September 1999)

Bye Bye Todd Fowler
Bye   Mike Brown
(SD
 

 

Mike Brown

  Larry Simpson
Mike Brown Mike Brown     Mike Brown
(SD)
Andy Coradini

Bye

    Mike Brown
(2&1)
   
     

Peter Neumann

Bart Bason
(1up)
Brad Lebo       Andy Coradini
(3&2)
Bart Bason   Bart Bason
(3&1)
   
    Bart Bason
(1up)
   
Rusty Taylor Rusty Taylor
(1up)
    Mike Brown
(1up)

Tony Jackson

 
 

Fred Hallaman

Fred Hallaman
(5&4)
Robert Johnson  
Tony Varnadore   Robert Johnson
(6&5)
 
    C. L. Jones
(SD)
  Greg Newport  
Edgar Hollifield C. L. Jones
(1up)
    Allen Wall
(SD)

C. L. Jones

    Allen Wall
(SD)
 
Thomas Rawles Thomas Rawles
(SD)
Allen Wall  

Rick Baird

  Allen Wall
(2&1)
    Thomas Rawles
(3&2)

Gary Hester

Gary Hester

 
   

 

 

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