Greg Ward Wins in Playoff Over Barfield and Coradini

4 June 2000 - Spartanburg, SC - For the second straight South Carolina weekend, temperatures on Sunday were almost 20 degrees cooler from Saturday, and overcast conditions were the key elements in lower scoring from Saturday.

Greg Ward pulled out the tour's leading 40th victory of his career after firing a final round of 24 and watched on as Todd Barfield and Andy Coradini each carded a 76 to tie Ward. Coradini shot 23 in the final round to force the tie, and Barfield had a chance to win outright when his ball on 18 broke and missed just left at the last second to force the playoff.

All three players got off to very respectable starts through the first five holes. Coradini took himself out with a bogey on hole 6 and had problems clawing back as Ward and Barfield were topping putts one after the other. After Ward led by one after nine over Barfield, he broke it open when Barfield missed some good holes down the stretch, and before it was over, Ward extended the margin to four shots after 17 and won by three for his first win of the season.

Redemption was out there for Keith Waters, as on Saturday he lost by eight shots to eventual winner Jonathan Reid. This time, Waters captured the moment in the APA Division as he fired a 26 in the first round, and a 27 in the second, to run in a wire-to-wire victory. Waters closed the event with a score of 84, while Reid and Chris Hudson each tied for second at 86.

After Barfield and Coradini ended up tied for second, Gary English, Todd Fowler, and Tony Varnadore each finished tied for fourth at 78. The score of 23 was the low round of the tournament committed by Coradini, Varnadore, and Tony Pack. Thirteen spots were paid out in this event with a score 82 placing for the last available spot.

Barfield defeated Coradini in the playoff by three shots to take the qualifying spot for the South Carolina PPA State to be played on Course 2 in Spartanburg later this year. Varnadore took the Match Play spot to be played in Anderson in August. Opie Roberts edged out Rick Baird by one shot over the weekend to accept the South Carolina two-day spot. Greg Newport retakes the points lead by one point over Fowler when the weekend came to a close.

South Carolina resumes play next weekend, June 10 & 11, in Rock Hill on Course 2. Sunday's tournament will be the Palmetto Classic, four rounds with a tee-time starting at 9:00am. Saturday's event will start at 12:00pm.

Scores and tournament recap provided by Opie Roberts.

Professional Division of Spartanburg, SC Event (4 June 2000)

RoundPrize
Player123TotalMoney
1 Greg Ward**
26
26
24
76
$120.00
2 Todd Barfield
26
24
26
76
$73.00
Andy Coradini
25
28
23
76
$73.00
4 Gary English
26
25
27
78
$55.00
Todd Fowler
27
27
24
78
$55.00
Tony Varnadore
23
27
28
78
$55.00
7 Rick Baird
26
27
28
81
$42.00
Tony Pack
23
30
28
81
$42.00
Randy Reeves
25
28
28
81
$42.00
Allen Wall
29
26
26
81
$42.00
11 Brian Martin
28
29
25
82
$35.00
Greg Newport
29
28
25
82
$35.00
Opie Roberts
26
26
30
82
$35.00
14 Darrell Britt
29
26
28
83
Michael Hitt
26
30
27
83
16 Edgar Hollifield
28
28
28
84
17 Robby Bryant
27
29
29
85
Robert Johnson
27
27
31
85
19 Jay Klapper
29
29
28
86
20 Tony Jackson
31
26
30
87
Frank Warren
26
31
30
87
22 Rob Smarzik
27
31
30
88
23 Dan Anders
30
28
31
89
24 Gary Hester
30
29
31
90
25 Bob Jackson
34
30
28
92
26 Bobby Kirby 32 29 36 97

**Defeated Todd Barfield and Andy Coradini in 18-hole playoff.
(Ward 24, Barfield 27, Coradini 30)

Amateur Division of Spartanburg, SC Event (4 June 2000)

Round
Player123Total
1 Keith Waters
26
27
31
84
2 Chris Hudson
28
32
26
86
Jonathan Reid
28
28
30
86
4 Tommy Hutchinson
30
29
30
89
5 Jimmy Comer
29
31
31
91
6 Billy Caudle
31
32
32
95
7 Todd Trent
35
34
36
105
8 Chance Mathews
36
41
33
110
9 Mason Harkey
40
35
38
113
10 Robin Trent
37
37
41
115
11 Lester Helms
38
40
42
120

 

 

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