Robert Johnson Aces Final Four Holes for One Stroke Victory in Anderson, SC

klapper.jpg (5104 bytes)Anderson, SC - 4 September 1999 - Robert Johnson claimed a dramatic victory when he aced the last 4 holes to defeat Tony Jackson by one stroke. Jackson, already in at 90, could only watch as Johnson aced 4 of the most difficult holes on the SC tour. Johnson later remarked that he had never won with such a performance, despite his many years and wins on tour.

The field improved only slightly in the afternoon, with a scoring average of 99.4. Also finishing in the top five were Darrell Britt and Randal Smith, as well as Todd Fowler, Greg Newport and Greg Ward (tied for fifth). Ward rebounded from an opening round 39 to surge into the top five. Bob Haizlip, who had to learn the shots just minutes before the tournament, responded by shooting a very respectable 98 and earned a spot in the SC state and match play championships. Mark Rainey was rewarded for his play in both tournaments by grabbing the two-day spot.

In the amateur division, Jonathon Reid won with a total of 91, 17-under par, with Ray Guthrie and Tommy Hutchinson tied for second at 97, 11-under par.

The next SC event is the SC match play championship on Sunday. Greg Newport held his lead in the SC player of the year race. Newport will claim the title if Robert Johnson is unable to beat him by more than 18 points the day before the state championship on this same Anderson course.

Professional Scores from the 1999 Anderson, SC Event (4 September 1999)

RoundSCPrize
Player123TotalPointsMoney
1

Johnson, Robert

31

28

30

89

30

$ 120.00

2

Jackson, Tony

29

33

28

90

29

$ 80.00

3

Britt, Darrell

30

31

30

91

28

$ 65.00

4

Smith, Randal

32

30

30

92

27

$ 55.00

5

Fowler, Todd

33

33

28

94

25

$ 45.00

Newport, Greg

30

32

32

94

25

$ 45.00

Ward, Greg

39

29

26

94

25

$ 45.00

8

Hitt, Michael

32

33

30

95

22.5

$ 38.00

Klapper, Jay

31

31

33

95

22.5

$ 38.00

10

Haizlip, Bob*

31

34

33

98

20.5

$ 35.00

Pack, Tony

33

31

34

98

20.5

$ 35.00

12

Martin, Brian

32

33

34

99

18.5

$ 18.00

13

Rainey, Mark**

33

34

32

99

18.5

$ 18.00

14

Bryant, Robby

33

33

34

100

15.5

Chambers, Kevin

31

36

33

100

15.5

Kirby Jr., Bill

33

34

33

100

15.5

Smarzik, Rob

35

33

32

100

15.5

18

Hollifield, Edgar

34

32

35

101

13

19

Flavin, Mike

35

33

34

102

12

20

Jackson, Bob

35

34

35

104

10.5

Rybaczek, Rick

38

33

33

104

10.5

22

English, Gary

34

37

34

105

9

23

Varnadore, Tony

38

38

33

109

8

24

Gill, Nick

37

39

36

112

7

25

Warren, Frank

38

34

48

120

6

* Bob Haizlip qualified for the SC State Championship and SC Match Play Championship.
** Mark Rainey qualified for the SC State Championship.

  Amateur Scores from the 1999 Anderson, SC Event (4 September 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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