Darrell Anderson Wins
2004 PPA World Match Play Championship

Darrell Anderson's putt on the 18th hole lips out
Darrell Anderson's putt on the 18th hole to win the title lips out on the top lip.
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21 July 2004 - Richmond, VA - Darrell Anderson and John Bambling squared off in the finals of the 2004 PPA World Match Play Championship in a match that saw neither player have more than a one hole advantage. Entering the back nine tied, John Bambling aced holes 10, 11, 12 and 13 to gain a one up advantage. Both players missed the difficult fourteenth hole leaving John Bambling one up with four holes to play. A miss by John Bambling on the fifteenth hole left the door open for Darrell Anderson who aced the hole to tie the match with three holes to play.

Both player aced the sixteenth hole still leaving them tied with two holes to play. An ace by Darrell Anderson as he played the seventeenth hole first put the pressure on John Bambling to keep the match square with an ace.

John Bambling aces the 18th hole to force sudden death.
John Bambling aces the 18th hole to force sudden death in the championship match.
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Bambling's putt on the seventeenth hole crossed behind the hole leaving Anderson one up going into the final hole. Anderson's putt to win the title was slightly hard and it caught the top lip of the cup (see photo to the right). Anderson made his deuce putt forcing Bambling to ace the 18th hole to take the match into sudden death.

John Bambling addressed the putt to force sudden death and then backed off to compose himself before hitting the decisive putt. Bambling's putt was true as he aced the 18th hole (see second photo to the right) forcing sudden death on the same 18th hole.

Darrell Anderson's putt in sudden death wins him the title.
Darrell Anderson's putt on the 18th hole in sudden death wins him the 2004 PPA World Match Play Championship.
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With his ace on the 18th hole, Bambling had the honors and putted first. Bambling's putt in sudden death was not hard enough and left him an easy deuce just below the hole. Anderson once again was faced with a putt of the 18th hole to win the 2004 PPA World Match Play Championship title. This time his putt was perfect as he said after the putt that he knew he had made the putt as soon as he hit the ball.

The win by Darrell Anderson was his first major PPA National Title and was his first PPA tournament victory of the 2004 season.

Kevin Lacey and Darrell Anderson Earn Spots in PPA World Match Play Semifinals

Kevin Lacey
Kevin Lacey

Darrell Anderson
Darrell Anderson

20 July 2004 - Richmond, VA - The final two spots in the 2004 PPA World Match Play Championship were filled by Darrell Anderson and Kevin Lacey in the Roger Moore Bracket of 64 players. Kevin Lacey earned his spot in the semifinals by defeating Robin Ventura 3 and 2 in his last match. Lacey also defeated Darrell Britt, Rick Culverhouse, Jay Hadsell and Jay Klapper on his way. Kevin Lacey will be making his sixth PPA television appearance and first appearance since the 2000 PPA Match Play Championship which he won.

Darrell Anderson defeated Gilbert Sharpe 6 and 4 in his last match to earn his first PPA television berth. Anderson also defeated Charlie Greenwalt, Dave Taylor, Rusty Taylor and Rick Baird on his way to earning his first PPA television berth.

John Bambling and Rod Miller Earn Spots in PPA World Match Play Semifinals

John Bambling
John Bambling

Rod Miller
Rod Miller

19 July 2004 - Richmond, VA - John Bambling and Rod Miller each earned spots in the 2004 PPA World Match Play Championship semifinal matches to be filmed for TV on Wednesday, July 21st. Bambling defeated Brad Lebo in his last match of the day after being down 3 holes with the front nine of course 1 to play. Lebo missed holes 4, 5 and 6 opening the door for Bambling to win the match. Bambling defeated James Heikkinen, 2003 PPA World Match Play Champion, in his opening match before defeating Dave Taylor, Roger Beckerman, Russell Sigmon, Jr. and Brad Lebo.

Miller continued his solid play defeating Gary Watson in his last match of the day 2 and 1. Rod Miller defeated Randal Smith, Bill Kirby, Tim Greenert, Greg Newport and Gary Watson.

Professional Division (Final Eight) of the
$20,000 PPA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 19-21 July 2004)

Rod Miller (Columbus, OH)   
 Rod Miller  
Gary Watson (Fulton, N.Y.)2 & 1  
  John Bambling 
John Bambling (Pittsburgh, PA) 1 UP 
 John Bambling  
Brad Lebo (Shippensburg, PA)1 UP  
   Darrell Anderson
Robin Ventura (Cincinnati, OH)  SD-1
 Kevin Lacey  
Kevin Lacey (Cincinnati, OH)3 & 2  
  Darrell Anderson 
Gilbert Sharpe (Richmond, VA) 4 & 3 
 Darrell Anderson  
Darrell Anderson (Mechanicsville, VA)6 & 4  

Top 32 Player Bracket of the Tracy Moore Bracket of the
$20,000 PPA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 19-21 July 2004)

Gary Hinshaw (Richmond, VA)    
 Hinshaw   
Thomas Rawles (Portsmouth, VA)SD-3   
 Greenert  
James White (Concord, OH) 5 & 3  
 Greenert   
Tim Greenert (Louisville, KY)3 UP   
  Miller 
Rusty Taylor (Glen Burnie, MD)  4 & 3 
 Kirby   
Bill Kirby, Jr. (Fayetteville, NC)1 UP   
 Miller  
Rod Miller (Columbus, OH) 1 UP  
 Miller   
Randal Smith (Stoneville, NC)2 & 1   
   Miller
Kevin Lacey (Cincinnati, OH)   3 & 2
 Matthews   
Cliff Matthews (Arlington, TX)5 & 4   
 Matthews  
Robert Johnson (Lake Wylie, SC) 6 & 5  
 Lynch   
David Lynch (Balch Springs, TX)SD   
  Newport 
Frank Warren (Augusta, GA)  2 & 1 
 Newport   
Greg Newport (Liberty, NC)3 & 2   
 Newport  
Tom O'Brien (Cleveland, OH) 6 & 5  
 O'Brien   
Billy Caudle (Harrisburg, NC)8 & 7   
    
Ron Frederick (Chandler, AZ)    
 Frederick   
Rick Rybaczek (Greensboro, NC)3 & 2   
 Frederick  
Jim Engel (Canfield, OH) 5 & 4  
 Nutini   
Dave Nutini (Dublin, OH)3 & 2   
  Coradini 
Scott Broaddus (Richmond, VA)  4 & 3 
 Broaddus   
Jim Cruse (Baltimore, OH)5 & 4   
 Coradini  
James Weber (Cincinnati, OH) 1 UP  
 Coradini   
Andy Coradini (Loganville, GA)5 & 4   
   Watson
Darrell Britt (Loganville, GA)   5 & 4
 English   
Gary English (Buford, GA)2 & 1   
 Watson  
Gary Watson (Fulton, N.Y.) 5 & 4  
 Watson   
Gary Moore (Mechanicsville, VA)3 & 2   
  Watson 
Mike Brown (Springfield, PA)  SD-4 
 Brown   
Hans Olofsson (Stockholm, Sweden)4 & 3   
 Brown  
Bill Baus (Cleveland Heights, OH) 1 UP  
 Sharpe   
Gilbert Sharpe (Richmond, VA)3 & 2   

Bottom 32 Player Bracket of the Tracy Moore Bracket of the
$20,000 PPA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 19-21 July 2004)

Russell P. Sigmon (Eden, NC)    
 Sigmon   
Tony Varnadore (Rock Hill, SC)3 & 2   
 Sigmon  
Ricard Lockner (Bromma, Sweden) SD-2  
 Lockner   
Buddy Taylor (Gambrills, MD)1 UP   
  Sigmon 
Randy Orr (Lawrenceville, GA)  3 & 2 
 Orr   
Jay Klapper (Loganville, GA)3 & 2   
 Orr  
Mike Baldoza (Austin, TX) 2 & 1  
 Culverhouse   
Rick Culverhouse (Brunswick, GA)4 & 3   
   Bambling
Robin Ventura (Cincinnati, OH)   3 & 2
 Ventura   
Lee Messinger (Addison, TX)4 & 3   
 Beckerman  
Manfred Stewart (Richmond, VA) 3 & 2  
 Beckerman   
Roger Beckerman (South Euclid, OH)SD   
  Bambling 
Nate Nichols (Edinburgh, IN)  5 & 4 
 Taylor   
Dave Taylor (Pasadena, MD)4 & 3   
 Bambling  
James Heikkinen (North Olmsted, OH) 2 UP  
 Bambling   
John Bambling (Pittsburgh, PA)3 UP   
    
Robb Titchell (Columbus, OH)    
 Titchell   
Charlie Greenwalt (Indianapolis, IN)1 UP   
 Titchell  
Paul Johns (Gahanna, OH) 6 & 5  
 Freeman   
Daryl Freeman (Bristol, TN)4 & 3   
  Titchell 
Rick Baird (Pineville, NC)  6 & 5 
 Baird   
Vance Randall (Asheville, NC)1 UP   
 Anderson  
Darrell Anderson (Mechanicsville, VA) 2 & 1  
 Anderson   
Vince Batten (Richmond, VA)1 UP   
   Lebo
Ray Guthrie (High Point, NC)   2 UP
 Lebo   
Brad Lebo (Shippensburg, PA)3 & 1   
 Lebo  
Wade Sahmel (Deer Park, TX) 2 UP  
 Spainhour   
Jeff Spainhour (Chesapeake, VA)1 UP   
  Lebo 
Greg Ward (Loganville, GA)  2 & 1 
 Ward   
Paul Sample (Bend, OR)3 & 1   
 Smith  
Jeffrey Smith (Dallas, TX) 3 & 2  
 Smith   
Randy Reeves (Montgomery, AL)2 UP   

Top 32 Player Bracket of the Roger Moore Bracket of the
$20,000 PPA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 19-21 July 2004)

Gary English (Buford, GA)    
 Taylor   
Buddy Taylor (Gambrills, MD)2 & 1   
 Ward  
Frank Warren (Augusta, GA) 2 UP  
 Ward   
Greg Ward (Loganville, GA)1 UP   
  Ventura 
Ray Guthrie (High Point, NC)  2 UP 
 Greenert   
Tim Greenert (Louisville, KY)2 & 1   
 Ventura  
Robin Ventura (Cincinnati, OH) 2 & 1  
 Ventura   
David Lynch (Balch Springs, TX)6 & 5   
   Ventura
Andy Coradini (Loganville, GA)   3 & 2
 Johns   
Paul Johns (Gahanna, OH)1 UP   
 Messinger  
Lee Messinger (Addison, TX) 1 UP  
 Messinger   
Bill Kirby, Jr. (Fayetteville, NC)1 UP   
  Cruse 
Steve Lyon (Smyrna, GA)  4 & 3 
 Lyon   
Russell P. Sigmon (Eden, NC)5 & 4   
 Cruse  
Jim Cruse (Baltimore, OH) 3 & 2  
 Cruse   
Scott Buddie (West Lake, OH)4 & 3   
    
Daryl Freeman (Bristol, TN)    
 Heikkinen   
James Heikkinen (North Olmsted, OH)2 & 1   
 Hadsell  
Jay Hadsell (Olmsted Township, OH) 1 UP  
 Hadsell   
Mike Brown (Springfield, PA)1 UP   
  Lacey 
Darrell Britt (Loganville, GA)  6 & 5 
 Lacey   
Kevin Lacey (Cincinnati, OH)5 & 4   
 Lacey  
Rick Culverhouse (Brunswick, GA) 7 & 6  
 Culverhouse   
Paul Sample (Bend, OR)5 & 4   
   Lacey
Rick Rybaczek (Greensboro, NC)   3 & 2
 Rybaczek   
Vince Batten (Richmond, VA)2 & 1   
 Smith  
Jeffrey Smith (Dallas, TX) SD-3  
 Smith   
Robert Johnson (Lake Wylie, SC)1 UP   
  Klapper 
Greg Newport (Liberty, NC)  1 UP 
 Newport   
Randal Smith (Stoneville, NC)4 & 3   
 Klapper  
Jay Klapper (Loganville, GA) 1 UP  
 Klapper   
Dom Perry (Canfield, OH)1 UP   

Bottom 32 Player Bracket of the Roger Moore Bracket of the
$20,000 PPA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 19-21 July 2004)

Tom O'Brien (Cleveland, OH)    
 Titchell   
Robb Titchell (Columbus, OH)1 UP   
 Titchell  
Dave Nutini (Dublin, OH) 3 UP  
 Lebo   
Brad Lebo (Shippensburg, PA)3 UP   
  Titchell 
Scott Broaddus (Richmond, VA)  2 & 1 
 Broaddus   
Karl Moe (Grove City, OH)4 & 3   
 Broaddus  
Tony Varnadore (Rock Hill, SC) 6 & 5  
 Stewart   
Manfred Stewart (Richmond, VA)3 & 2   
   Sharpe
Gilbert Sharpe (Richmond, VA)   4 & 3
 Sharpe   
Ed Grajewski (Midlothian, VA)2 & 1   
 Sharpe  
Roger Beckerman (South Euclid, OH) 3 & 2  
 Beckerman   
Cliff Matthews (Arlington, TX)7 & 6   
  Sharpe 
Jim Engel (Canfield, OH)  2 & 1 
 Engel   
Bill Baus (Cleveland Heights, OH)5 & 4   
 Ventura  
Randy Reeves (Montgomery, AL) 3 & 2  
 Ventura   
John Ventura (Reading, OH)SD-1   
    
Hans Olofsson (Stockholm, Sweden)    
 Baird   
Rick Baird (Pineville, NC)1 UP   
 Baird  
Wade Sahmel (Deer Park, TX) SD-1  
 Rawles   
Thomas Rawles (Portsmouth, VA)2 & 1   
  Baird 
Peter Neumann (State College, PA)  1 UP 
 Neumann   
Gary Watson (Fulton, N.Y.)3 UP   
 White  
Vance Randall (Asheville, NC) 1 UP  
 White   
James White (Concord, OH)4 & 3   
   Anderson
Dave Taylor (Pasadena, MD)   4 & 2
 Taylor   
James Weber (Cincinnati, OH)4 & 3   
 Anderson  
Darrell Anderson (Mechanicsville, VA) 6 & 5  
 Anderson   
Charlie Greenwalt (Indianapolis, IN)2 & 1   
  Anderson 
Jeff Spainhour (Chesapeake, VA)  2 UP 
 Spainhour   
Mark Hasty (Fairfield, OH)3 UP   
 Taylor  
Mike Baldoza (Austin, TX) 3 & 2  
 Taylor   
Rusty Taylor (Glen Burnie, MD)2 & 1   

 

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