Don Ferrell, winner of the 2001 APA National Championship
11 August 2001 - Lynchburg, VA - In the amateur (APA) division that concluded their National Championship on Saturday, August 11th, Don Ferrell of Columbus, Ohio won his third APA National Championship. The APA National Championship was third of Don Ferrell career having previously won the APA title in 1979 and 1986.
Ferrell who lead by one stroke entering the final round had to wait through a one-hour rain delay before playing his final round. An estimated 2 inches of rain fell in roughly 30 minutes necessitating the stop in play. With the efforts of many PPA and APA players, the course was returned to playable condition and the final round of the 2001 APA National Championship was played.
Finishing alone in second was Steven Jones, two-strokes behind Don Ferrell. Rounding out the top five in the 2001 APA National Championship were Jeff Brown in third, Wayne Saunders in fourth, and Steven Tanton and Paul Lowery in a tie for fifth. The field of 31 APA who were in Lynchburg, VA to contest the 2001 APA National Championship marks the biggest APA field in more than 5 years to compete for the APA National Championship.
Leaders of 2001 APA National Championship by Round
|1st Round Leader||Wade Sahmel||24 (12-under par)|
|2nd Round Leader||Wade Sahmel||54 (18-under par)|
|3rd Round Leader||Wade Sahmel||85 (23-under par)|
|4th Round Leader||Jimmy Comer||113 (31-under par)|
|5th Round Leader||Jimmy Comer||143 (37-under par)|
|6th Round Leader||Don Ferrell||171 (45-under par)|
|7th Round Leader||Don Ferrell||201 (51-under par)|