Jay Klapper Defeats Lewis Burton in Playoff for Win in Anderson, SC

klapper.jpg (5104 bytes)29 May 1999 - Anderson, SC - Jay Klapper held off Lewis Burton in a playoff to win his first SC state title of the year. The win was Jay's 19th career SC win. Klapper and Burton both shot 92, then Klapper won the playoff 29-31, despite a 5 on the 18th hole. Klapper seemingly had the win locked up after 53 holes, but then took a 4 on the difficult 18th hole.

Klapper's playing partners, Michael Hitt and Greg Ward, each had a chance to tie Jay but missed their ace putts on 18. They both finished at 93, tied for third. Rounding out the top five was Rick Rybaczek, 2 strokes back at 94. Klapper's win allowed him to claim a spot in the state championship and match play championship. The difficult Anderson course yielded only 6 scores below thirty in the morning session. No one in the field of 22 was able to break 30 in the final round.

In the amateur division, Tommy Hutchinson held off Todd Trent in a playoff, 30-36, for the victory. In the novice division, Tracy Logan shot 108 to ensure a comfortable margin of victory.

Professional Scores from the 1999 Anderson, SC Event (29 May 1999)

RoundSC Prize

Player

123

Total

Points

Money

1

Klapper, Jay

28

28

36

92

30

$ 120.00

2

Burton, Lewis

27

34

31

92

29

$ 80.00

3

Hitt, Michael

32

30

31

93

27.5

$ 63.00

Ward, Greg

26

34

33

93

27.5

$ 63.00

5

Rybaczek, Rick

33

29

32

94

26

$ 50.00

6

Flavin, Mike

33

31

32

96

24.5

$ 43.00

Hollifield, Edgar

31

30

35

96

24.5

$ 43.00

8

Britt, Darrell

33

28

36

97

21.5

$ 37.00

Bryant, Robby

30

31

36

97

21.5

$ 37.00

Jackson, Tony

33

31

33

97

21.5

$ 37.00

Reeves, Randy

34

30

33

97

21.5

$ 37.00

12

Warren, Frank

32

35

31

98

19

13

Anders, Dan

30

31

38

99

17

Chambers, Kevin

35

34

30

99

17

Coradini, Andy

35

31

33

99

17

16

Kirby, Bobby

34

33

33

100

15

17

Smarzik, Rob

34

34

33

101

14

18

Johnson, Robert

36

37

31

104

12.5

Smith, Randal

35

37

32

104

12.5

20

Gill, Nick

32

36

37

105

11

21

Jackson, Bob

37

34

35

106

10

22

Newport, Greg

34

37

36

107

9

* Jay Klapper qualified for the SC State Championship and
SC Match Play Championship as low-medal play score in this event.

  Amateur Scores from the 1999 Anderson, SC Event (29 May 1999)

No amateur scores for this event were provided. If anyone has the scores, please email them to me at your earliest convenience.

 

 

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