Jay Klapper Comes from Behind to Win
2006 Palmetto Classic

Jay Klapper
2006 Palmetto Classic Champion

11 June 2006 - Spartanburg, SC - Reigning PPA National Champion Jay Klapper posted a final round 26 to come from three strokes down to claim his first Palmetto Classic title on Sunday. Klapper passed Rick Baird in the final round to win by one stroke after Baird had completely dominated the action in Spartanburg on Course 2.

Baird opened play with a 23 and followed it up with rounds of 25 and 26 to lead by three shots over three other players, including Klapper. Baird ran into a stretch where he made only one ace over the final seven holes and was unable to finish off a wire-to-wire victory.

Klapper came through with a 26 to leapfrog over Baird and won the Palmetto Classic, his first major win since winning the National Championship. Klapper shot 103, while Baird finished tied for second with Randy Reeves at 104. Former Palmetto champion Michael Hitt backed up his amazing win on Saturday with a fourth place tie with Brad Lebo at 105.

Article and scores provided by Opie Roberts and the PPA Southern Putting Tour.

Professional Division of the 2006 Palmetto Classic
(Spartanburg, SC - Course #2
- 11 June 2006)

  Round SPTPrize
1Jay Klapper*2425282610345.00 $     200.00
2Rick Baird2325263010437.00 $     150.00
 Randy Reeves2627242710437.00 $     150.00
4Brad Lebo2626272610533.00 $     115.00
 Michael Hitt2827222810533.00 $     115.00
6Ricky Schults2526272910730.00 $     100.00
7Greg Newport3023312510928.00 $       85.00
 Randy Orr2625302810928.00 $       85.00
 Darrell Britt2725282910928.00 $       85.00
10Tony Jackson*2627292811025.00 $       69.00
 Andy Coradini2828272711025.00 $       69.00
 Greg Ward2728282711025.00 $       69.00
13Ray Guthrie2826263111122.00 $       50.00
 Bob Haizlip2927292611122.00 $       50.00
 Rick Culverhouse3025302611122.00 $       50.00
16Allen Wall2928272811219.50 $       25.00
 Lance Perdue2832272511219.50 $       25.00
18Vance Randall2630302711317.50   
 Gary English2635262611317.50   
20Tony Varnadore2831272911515.50   
 Robert Johnson2830302711515.50   
22Bob Jackson2631322811713.00   
  Rick Rybaczek3227302811713.00   
 Lewis Burton3130292711713.00   
25Steve Toomey3030283111911.00   
26Opie Roberts3029323012110.00   
27Billy Caudle312933291228.00   
 Dan Anders302931321228.00   
 Randy Carter313329291228.00   
30Frank Warren313630271246.00   
31Robert Ward362432341265.00   
32Daryl Freeman2731  585.00 WD 

* Earned a qualification spot for the 2006 PPA Southern Putting Tour Championship.

Final Round 26 Earns Barry Moore Victory in
Amateur Division of 2006 Palmetto Classic

11 June 2006 - Spartanburg, SC - Barry Moore was victorious in the APA Division in a tightly-packed race. Where six players were separated by two strokes going into the final round, Moore fires a 26 in the final round to edge out Larry Smith, who won the Match Play Championship on Saturday.

Moore posted a final score of 109. Smith came in second at 110. Jeff Carr, winner of the 2004 Palmetto, claimed third at 111. The win for Moore was his second of the season on the Southern Tour and his first Palmetto title.

The next Southern Tour weekend is on June 24 & 25 in Martinez as they will be preparing for the Nationals, which will be played in a matter of weeks. The Saturday tournament on the Blue Course will begin at 12:00pm, while Sunday's play on the Red Course gets underway at 10:00am.

Article and scores provided by Opie Roberts and the PPA Southern Putting Tour.

Amateur Division of the 2006 Palmetto Classic
(Spartanburg, SC - Course #2
- 11 June 2006)

  Round SPTExpense
1Barry Moore3324262610926.00 $       20.00
2Larry Smith2825312611021.00 $       20.00
3Jeff Carr2828282711119.00 $       20.00
4Larry Hoover2628283011216.00 $       20.00
 Dennis Biesma2728292811216.00 $       20.00
 Richard Griffin2727292911216.00 $       20.00
7Chuck Nance3029282711414.00 $       20.00
8Vanette Block3026322811612.00   
 Lynn Self2832302611612.00   
 Caleb Kennedy2932282711612.00   
11Frankie Peters3127283111710.00   
12Adam Smith332829281189.00   
13Todd Trent303432251218.00   
14Mark Lawson333030311247.00   
15Billy Bryson293332311256.00   
16Greg Cole333034291265.00   
17Chris Alley303635261275.00   
 Terry Hendrix382831301275.00   
19Linwood Moist323334331325.00   
20Rodney Ashley363336331385.00   
21Donald Ralph333733381415.00   



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