Rick Baird Wins the
2007 PPA National Championship


Rick Baird

20-21 July 2007 - Webster, TX - Rick Baird of Pineville, NC closed with rounds of 25, 23 and 24 to win the 2007 PPA National Championship by four strokes over Brad Lebo, 2006 PPA National Champion, who had led or shared the lead since the third rounds of play.

In the amateur division, Nathan Anderson of Lake Charles, LA closed with rounds of 25, 28 and 23 to also post a four stroke margin of victory over Vanette Block who posted closing rounds of 26 and 23 to finish alone in second place.

Complete scores for the tournaments held in Webster, TX on July 19, 20 and 21 have been posted on ProPutters.com and can be viewed at the links below. Complete summaries of the tournaments will be posted in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience.

Leaders of 2007 PPA National Championship by Round

1st Round LeadersRusty Taylor23 (13 under par)
2nd Round LeadersKevin Lacey48 (24 under par)
3rd Round LeaderRick Baird and Brad Lebo74 (34 under par)
4th Round LeadersBrad Lebo101 (43 under par)
5th Round LeaderBrad Lebo and Jay Klapper128 (52 under par)
6th Round LeaderBrad Lebo152 (64 under par)
7th Round LeaderBrad Lebo177 (75 under par)

Scoreboard from the 2007 PPA National Championship
(Webster, TX 20-21 July 2007)

   Round  Prize
 PlayerHometown12345678TotalPointsMoney
1Rick BairdPineville, NC2526232930252324205  150.00  $ 1,650.00
2Brad LeboShippensburg, PA2526232727242532209  142.50 $ 1,125.00
 Jay KlapperLawrenceville, GA3026272421292824209  142.50 $ 1,125.00
4Rick RybaczekGreensboro, NC2726252727262528211  135.00 $ 900.00
5Cliff MatthewsHaltom City, TX2626272826272527212  130.00 $ 750.00
6Rusty TaylorBaltimore, MD2327253028272627213  125.00 $ 675.00
7Kevin LaceyDublin, OH2424282631292428214  117.50 $ 587.50
 Tony VarnadoreRock Hill, SC2527262626292728214  117.50 $ 587.50
9Frank WarrenMartinez, GA2626262924302529215  107.50 $ 537.50
 Jeff CarrOrangeburg, SC2927292526252826215  107.50 $ 537.50
11Daryl FreemanBristol, TN2528243024262930216  100.00 $ 500.00
12Charlie GreenwaltBrownsburg, IN2730252826252729217    97.00 $ 462.50
 John BamblingPittsburgh, PA2627222731272631217    97.00 $ 462.50
14Robert JohnsonLake Wylie, SC2524273026322629219    89.00  $ 372.50
 Greg WardLoganville, GA3028252426273029219    89.00  $ 372.50
 Paul JohnsGahanna, OH2626292726272731219    89.00  $ 372.50
 James TaylorLubbock, TX2827282828272924219    89.00  $ 372.50
 Rainey StatumHuffman, TX2627322424272831219    89.00  $ 372.50
 Wade SahmelHuffman, TX2828232628312431219    89.00  $ 372.50
20Jerry PinottiJeffersonville, IN3027262925272531220    81.00 $ 315.00
 Ricky SchultsSpartanburg, SC2632242824253031220    81.00 $ 315.00
22Joel BakerArlington, TX2925313025282627221    76.00 $ 191.67
 Donald HalpainLubbock, TX2929252826253029221    76.00 $ 191.67
 Rick CulverhouseChapin, SC2931282727272824221    76.00 $ 191.67
25Darren ReedPasadena, TX2928283028272725222    72.00  
26Jeffrey SmithDallas, TX2630273126253028223    69.00  
 Randy ReevesMontgomery, AL3131262825282529223    69.00  
28Michael BaldozaAustin, TX2827292724263330224    64.00  
 Randy OrrSuwanee, GA3326252431312826224    64.00  
 Don ParkerHouston, TX2730243327272630224    64.00  
31Nate NicholsColumbus, IN2625312829273128225    60.00  
32Paul SampleBend, OR3027292829252731226    56.00  
 Dom PerryCanfield, OH2631252830292829226    56.00  
 Tim GreenertLouisville, KY2625272828273134226    56.00  
35Brice BergesenHouston, TX2933292624322430227    49.75  
 Greg NewportHigh Point, NC3028312925272928227    49.75  
 Mike ChisumWichita Falls, TX2628303025332629227    49.75  
 Byron KirbySulphur, LA3026292626312732227    49.75  
39Mark HastyFairfield, OH2628283030312728228    46.50  
 Gary ReedLubbock, TX2727293028292731228    46.50  
41Tom O'BrienCleveland, OH2931282730292926229    44.00  
 Gary EnglishSuwanee, GA2931312728253028229    44.00  
 Kelly MizeLubbock, TX3031302925253128229    44.00  
44Roger BeckermanSouth Euclid, OH2929272627353027230    41.50  
 James WeberCincinnati, OH2728283230302827230    41.50  
46Jeff EstepBridgeport, WV3129253027302734233    39.50  
 David ChisumWichita Falls, TX3031243131292829233    39.50  
48Randall WillettHouston, TX3029313128292830236    38.00  
49Lee MessingerDallas, TX3033292825322734238    37.00  
50Jim HeikkinenLorain, OH3230312626303134240    36.00  
51Steve TantonWaco, TX2927303136273031241    35.00  
52Greg SimpsonLake Charles, LA3128273134292636242    34.00  
53Paul PastilongMaple Heights, OH3332343129302930248    33.00  
54Charles CoxLake Charles, LA2728332731413032249    32.00  
55Danny TatumDeRidder, LA3333312731362832251    31.00  
56Bill BausCleveland Heights, OH32322830Withdrew    30.00  
57Greg RobertsPasadena, TX31373035Disqualified    29.00  

  * Players listed in bold and italic font earned a qualification spots into the
2007 PPA Tournament Players Championship

 

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