Allen Wall Picks Up First Victory of 1999 at Forest City, NC

Forest City, NC - Local player Allen Wall picked up his first NC and SC victories of the season on Sunday coming from six strokes down in the first round to win the Charles Connor Memorial tournament held in Forest City. Trailing by six strokes, the Shelby, NC native put on a massive charge in the second round shooting 25 to pull within one stroke of the lead held by defending champion Andy Coradini, and was tied with four-time NCPPA State and 1995 National Champion Bill Kirby and also with Robby Bryant.

Wall's final round of 28 coupled with scores no better than 31 from all three participants mentioned gave Wall a final score of 82, and a one-stroke victory 1997 NCPPA State Champion Todd Barfield and 1997 National Champion, Randy Reeves.

William Glisson used a final round of 25 to run away from the APA field with a final score of 82, a seven stroke win over Jonathan Reid, Campobello, SC, who used a strong final two rounds to finish second after being in a three-way tie for fourth at 32. 1998 NC and SC APA State Champion Billy Caudle finished in third at 90.

Extreme heat and humidity for the second straight day made scores a little more surprising to the field as the 82 recorded by Wall was the highest score recorded for a victory in Forest City since he won the event in 1996 with an 84, also a big come-from-behind victory in the tournament.

Rounding out the top ten in the Pro Division were Gary Hester and Greg Newport at 84; and a five-way tie for sixth, Andy Coradini, Gary English, Bill Kirby, Tony Varnadore, and Frank Warren finishing at 85. Payout for seventeen spots were once again available in this tournament with 87 receiving a four-way split for the final three spots. Qualifying spots from this tournament were received as follows: Wall, NC and SC Match Play (last one used for 1999) and SC State; Barfield, SC two-day State, Varnadore, NC State Spot; Chuck Nance, NCAPA two-day low qualifier.

Special thanks were given out to Bobby and Sharon Connor, who had very little time to get the course ready due to personal circumstances; however, the course was played in great shape.

Scores and tournament recap courtesy of Rick Rybaczek and Opie Roberts.

Professional Scores from the 1999 Forest City, NC Event (25 July 1999)

Round Prize NC
Player 1 2 3 Total

Money

Points

1

Allen Wall*

29

25

28

82

$150.00

40

2

Todd Barfield**

26

30

27

83

$100.00

33.5
Randy Reeves

25

30

28

83

$100.00

33.5

4

Gary Hester

28

29

27

84

$77.50

31.5
Greg Newport

31

26

27

84

$77.50

31.5

6

Andy Coradini

29

24

32

85

$60.00

28
Gary English

33

27

25

85

$60.00

28
Bill Kirby

23

31

31

85

$60.00

28
Tony Varnadore***

29

30

26

85

$60.00

28
Frank Warren

27

29

29

85

$60.00

28

11

Robby Bryant

29

25

32

86

$42.50

23.5
Lewis Burton

27

29

30

86

$42.50

23.5
Jay Klapper

27

30

29

86

$42.50

23.5
Buddy Taylor

31

29

26

86

$42.50

23.5

15

Darrell Britt

31

30

26

87

$30.00

19.5
Todd Fowler

30

30

27

87

$30.00

19.5
Tony Jackson

30

27

30

87

$30.00

19.5
Tony Pack

31

28

28

87

$30.00

19.5

19

Rick Baird

29

29

30

88

15
Chris Bunting

30

27

31

88

15
Michael Hitt

31

27

30

88

15
Rick Rybaczek

32

27

29

88

15
Randal Smith

34

26

28

88

15

24

Robert Johnson

30

29

31

90

11.5
Gilbert Sharpe

29

33

28

90

11.5

26

Bart Bason

29

30

33

92

9
Opie Roberts

32

29

31

92

9
Rob Smarzik

30

33

29

92

9

29

Bob Jackson

32

28

33

93

7

30

Brian Martin

29

33

33

95

5.5
Rusty Taylor

29

33

33

95

5.5

32

Edgar Hollifield

30

30

36

96

5

33

Bill Walsh

34

29

35

98

5

34

Kevin Chambers

34

31

37

102

5

35

Nick Gill

33

34

36

103

5

36

Michael Cardwell 37 34 37 108

5

  * Allen Wall qualified for the NC and SC State Match-Play Championships and the SC State Championship.
** Todd Barfield qualified for the SC State Championship.
*** Tony Varnadore qualified for the NC State Championship.

Amateur Scores from the 1999 Forest City, NC Event (25 July 1999)

Round Prize NC
Player 1 2 3 Total

Money

Points

1

William Glisson

29

28

25

82

$20.00

20

2

Jonathan Reid

32

28

29

89

$20.00

19

3

Billy Caudle

32

30

28

90

$20.00

18

4

Ray Guthrie

27

34

30

91

17

5

Brian Hutchins

35

28

31

94

16

6

Jimmy Comer

27

33

35

95

15

7

Tommy Hutchinson

32

29

35

96

14

8

Gil Logan

40

29

28

97

13

9

Stan Seethoff

33

31

34

98

12

10

Steve Helton

31

31

37

99

10
Chuck Nance

34

32

33

99

10
Keith Waters

34

35

30

99

10

13

Tommy Barbour

37

31

36

104

8

  Professional Team Scores from the 1999 Forest City, NC Event (25 July 1999)

Round Prize NC
Player 1 2 3 Total Money Points
1 Hester - Hitt 59 56 57 172 $15.00 14.50
Newport - Smith 65 52 55 172 $15.00 14.50
3 Coradini - Baird 58 53 62 173 12.50
Johnson - Barfield 56 59 58 173 12.50
5 Fowler - Jackson 60 57 57 174 11.00
6 Wall - Hollifield 59 55 64 178 10.00
7 Roberts - Rybaczek 64 56 60 180 8.50
Bason - Bunting 59 57 64 180 8.50

 

 

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