Alan Quinnelly Wins $50,000 Grand Prize at PPA National Championship
Hall of Famer Comes Out of Retirement to Win Third National Championship
3 August 2000 - Fayetteville, NC - The rain held off long enough for Atlanta, Ga., resident Alan Quinnelly to win the $50,000 grand prize today in the Professional Putters Association's National Championship. The Hall of Fame member put himself in the record books once again by becoming the first person ever to win three National Championships. Andy Coradini, of Loganville, Ga., captured the $15,000 second place prize. In amateur play, Wesley Pollard, from Richmond, Va., shot 59 under par to win his division.
After seven rounds of play, each putter's two highest round scores were dropped, leaving Andy Coradini ahead of the professional field by three strokes. Quinnelly played an excellent final round, however; he shot 18 holes 14 under par compared to Coradini's 8 under.
Quinnelly, 36, was inducted into the PPA Hall of Fame in 1994. He has made five television appearances in his career: none of which he lost. Most notably, Quinnelly was the PPA National Champion in 1985 and again in 1991. His total career earnings exceed $150,000.
The $100,000 PPA National Tournament was played over three days at the 36-hole Putt-Putt Golf & Games facility in Fayetteville, NC One hundred eighteen putters from around the world played eight 18-hole rounds of Putt-Putt Golf; after seven rounds, each player dropped his or her two highest scores, and everyone's final round score counted.
Scores and tournament recap provided by Putt-Putt Home Office.