Jay Klapper Defeats Michael Hitt in Playoff for Victory in Martinez, GA

7 August 2005 - Martinez, GA - Jay Klapper, Michael Hitt and Rick Culverhouse were once again the three top contenders for the victory on the blue course in Martinez, GA. Entering the final round Klapper and Hitt were tied at 54 along with Darrell Britt with Culverhouse and Stan Seethoff in a tie for fourth at 56. Finals rounds of 27 by both Klapper and Hitt left them tied at 81 while a final round 26 by Culverhouse moved him into a solo third place finish at 82 with Randy Reeves in fourth at 83 and Seethoff in fifth at 84. Klapper continued his strong play posting a 26, 10 under par, in the playoff against Hitt who fired a 6 under par 30. The win by Klapper was his third PPA State Tour victory of the 2005 PPA season and comes just weeks after his victories in Louisville, KY in the 2005 PPA National Championship and 2005 PPA World Match Play Championship.

In the amateur division, Ricky Schults fired a closing round 25 to tie Jeff Carr at 81 and force an 18 hole playoff. Larry Smith finished in third at 84. In the playoff, Schults fired an 11 under par round of 25 to win by three strokes over Carr who posted a round of 28. The victory by Schults was his seventh PPA State Tour victory of the 2005 season.

Tournament results provided by Frank Warren.

Professional Division of the Augusta Open
(Martinez, GA- Blue Course
- 7 August 2005)

    Round   SC Prize
  Player 1 2 3 Total Points Money
1 Klapper, Jay 29 25 27 81 40.00  $ 140.00
2 Hitt, Michael 28 26 27 81 37.00  $ 100.00
3 Culverhouse, Rick 28 28 26 82 36.00  $   80.00
4 Reeves, Randy 26 31 26 83 35.00  $   65.00
5 Seethoff, Stan 28 28 28 84 34.00  $   55.00
6 Baird, Rick 29 28 28 85 32.50  $   48.00
  Britt, Darrell 27 27 31 85 32.50  $   48.00
8 Warren, Frank 31 29 26 86 30.50  $   43.00
  Johnson, Robert 27 30 29 86 30.50  $   43.00
10 Varnadore, Tony 28 29 30 87 28.50  $   20.00
  Coradini, Andy 31 30 26 87 28.50  $   20.00
12 English, Gary 32 27 29 88 27.00  
13 Ward, Greg 31 28 31 90 26.00  
14 Jackson, Tony 33 30 28 91 24.00  
  Roberts, Opie 30 29 32 91 24.00  
  Jackson, Bob 33 30 28 91 24.00  
17 Ward, Robert 31 34 28 93 22.00  
18 Orr, Randy 34 31 30 95 21.00  
19 Toomey, Steve 31 34 32 97 20.00  
20 Lyon, Steve 37 30 31 98 19.00  

Amateur Division of the Augusta Open
(Martinez, GA- Blue Course
- 7 August 2005)

    Round   SC Expense
  Player 1 2 3 Total Points Money
1 Schults, Ricky 27 29 25 81 20.00  $   10.00
2 Carr, Jeff 26 24 31 81 17.00  $   10.00
3 Smith, Larry 28 29 27 84 16.00  $   10.00
4 DeBruin, Bo 28 31 30 89 15.00  $   10.00
5 Hendrix, Terry 35 26 30 91 14.00  
6 Alley, Chris 30 36 29 95 11.50  
  Trent, Todd 30 33 32 95 11.50  
  Self, Lynn 30 32 33 95 11.50  
  Moore, Barry 34 29 32 95 11.50  
10 Helton, Steve 36 27 34 97 8.50  
  Vozniak, George 31 33 33 97 8.50  
12 Moist, Linwood 35 34 35 104 7.00  
13 Ralph, Donald 36 36 33 105 6.00  
14 Harvey, Darren 43 41 38 122 5.00  

 

 

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