Thomas Rawles Takes Richmond Tournament in a Playoff

29 September 2001 - Richmond, VA - For the first time since April 1, 2001, Richmond's Course 3 was the site of the most recent state event. The tradition in Richmond has always been the consistency of very low scores, and on Saturday morning, records were either tied or close to it. In the first of two events in Richmond, players were treated to very chilly and blustery conditions, resulting in a high number of rounds of 23 or better in the first two rounds. Robert Johnson got off on the right foot by firing a 21 for a two-shot lead on Thomas Rawles and Kevin Garrett. The second round was the round that would produce the majority of the low scores in the morning event. Buddy Taylor tied a course record (20) to go in at 45, but Johnson fired a 23 to retain his lead at 44 and missed tying the all-time 36-hole record by one stroke. Also, Matt Summey fired a 21 and Greg Newport posted a 22 in the second round.

Thomas Rawles playing in the 2000 PPA National Championship in Fayetteville, NC

Scores did go higher in the final round as the score of 23 was the lowest score shot. Johnson could not hold on to a win as he fired a 29 to finish at 73. Buddy Taylor and Thomas Rawles both passed him, as well as Darrell Anderson, in the final round. Rawles fired a final round 24, while Taylor fired a final round 26 to force the playoff at 71.

Thomas Rawles would win the playoff over Taylor. Both were going for their first win of the 2001 season. Rawles wins his first PPA event in over a year.

In the APA Division, Steven Jones had a one-shot lead at 51 heading into the final round and fired a final round 26 to go in at 77. Jonathan Moore capitalized with a final round 25 to force a playoff. In the playoff, Jones took command in winning the playoff by three shots (28-31) and grabbed his third win of the season, tying Moore for most wins in the division. Chuck Cyr finished in third at 80.

After Taylor settled for second in the playoff, Anderson finished in third at 72. Johnson's 73 was good enough for the fourth spot, and Peter Neumann rounded out the top five at 74. There were 27 players in the Pro Division and 15 players in the APA. There were 13 Pro Division spots paid out with the final score of 79 receiving a two-way split. Fourteen players did break 80 on Saturday morning.

Scores provided by Ed Grajewski.

Professional Division of Richmond, VA Event (29 September 2001)

RoundPrize
Player123TotalMoney

1

Thomas Rawles**

23

24

24

71

$200.00

2

Buddy Taylor

25

20

26

71

$110.00

3

Darrell Anderson

24

24

24

72

$85.00

4

Robert Johnson

21

23

29

73

$75.00

5

Peter Neumann

25

26

23

74

$65.00

6

Manfred Stewart

27

25

23

75

$55.00

7

Rick Baird

25

25

26

76

$45.00

8

Ed Grajewski

25

29

23

77

$40.00

 

Jeff Spainhour

28

24

25

77

$40.00

10

Brad Lebo

26

27

25

78

$40.00

 

Greg Newport

29

22

27

78

$40.00

 

Matt Summey

30

21

27

78

$40.00

13

Kevin Garrett

23

31

25

79

$20.00

 

Tony Varnadore

25

25

29

79

$20.00

15

Gary Moore

28

24

29

81

 
16

Mike Brown

25

28

29

82

 
17

Daryl Freeman

27

30

26

83

 

Rick Rybaczek

26

30

27

83

 
19

Rusty Taylor

25

27

32

84

 
20

Dave Taylor

28

29

28

85

 
21

Ken Cook

29

26

31

86

 

Ray Guthrie

27

31

28

86

 
23

Tommy Barbour

30

27

30

87

 

Andy Coradini

30

29

28

87

 

Gilbert Sharpe

30

29

28

87

 

26

Gary Hinshaw

30

32

27

89

 

27

Wayne Cheatham

31

30

32

93

 

** Won in a playoff.

Amateur Division of Richmond, VA Event (29 September 2001)

RoundPrize
Player123TotalMoney

1

Steven Jones**

27

24

26

77

$ 20.00

2

Jonathan Moore

25

27

25

77

$ 20.00

3

Chuck Cyr

28

23

29

80

$ 20.00

4

Wayne Saunders

26

27

28

81

$ 20.00

5

Malcolm Shumaker

26

32

27

85

$ 20.00

6

Keith Waters

29

27

30

86

 
7

Russell Johnson

31

27

29

87

 

Paul Lowery

32

30

25

87

 

9

Amy Smith

32

28

28

88

 

10

Bob Chetister

31

30

28

89

 

Bill Garrett

32

31

26

89

 

12

Earl Davis

31

32

29

92

 

Jonathan Koo

32

30

30

92

 

14

Liz Shumaker

31

30

33

94

 

15

Walter Kolb

32

30

35

97

 

** Won in a playoff.

 

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