Daryl Freeman Dominates Field En Route to Victory in 2008 PPA Seniors National Championship


Daryl Freeman

16 September 2008 - Richmond, VA - The 72-hole 2008 PPA Seniors National Championship, an event limited to professionals 50 years of age and older, was held on courses # 2 and 3 at the Richmond, VA Putt-Putt Fun Center amidst gloomy skies and steady rain showers.  Nothing, however, could dampen the dominating performance of PPA Hall of Fame legend Daryl Freeman.  Freeman carded stellar rounds of 24, 24, 23, and 23 for a 72-hole total of 94 to earn a five-stroke victory and add yet another title to his illustrious career resume.  1995 PPA National Champion and PPA Hall of Fame member Bill Kirby, Jr. notched runner-up honors at 99, marking the second time in three years that Kirby has finished in second place in the event.  A three-way, third-place tie at 101 included 2006 PPA National Doubles Champion Randy Orr, 1968 PPA National Champion Bob Marcellino, and 1995 PPA Augusta Open Champion Dave Taylor.  The cash line for the tournament fell at a four-round score of 104.

Bonnie White

In the amateur division, 2003 APA National Champion Bonnie White cruised to a three-stroke victory.  White recorded rounds of 28, 27, 26, and 25 for a 72-hole total of 106.  1998 APA National Champion Jeff Brown finished in second position at 109.  At 111, recently-crowned ProPutters.com Classic APA Champion Larry Smith and Terry Sanner tied for third place.  2007 Northern Open APA Champion Ken Stanfill rounded out the top five amateur division finishers at 112.  The last amateur division expense reimbursement spot for the event fell at a 72-hole total of 116.
Play in the 2008 PPA National Championship week will continue with the 72-hole PPA National Doubles Championship, which will commence at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

Article by Brad Lebo


Leaders of the 2008 PPA National Seniors Championship by Round

1st Round LeadersBob Marcellino23 (13 under par)
2nd Round LeadersDaryl Freeman and James White48 (24 under par)
3rd Round LeadersDaryl Freeman71 (37 under par)

Professional Division of the 2008 PPA National Seniors Championship
(Richmond, VA - Course # 2 and 3 - 16 September 2008

1Daryl Freeman2424232394250.00
2Bill Kirby Jr.2428232499200.00
3Randy Orr26252426101135.00
Bob Marcellino23272526101135.00
Dave Taylor27242525101135.00
6Jeff Carr2728212610278.33
James White2424243010278.33
Ed Grajewski2927222410278.33
9David McCollister2726232710355.00
Bill Baus2827212710355.00
11Gary English2628232710450.00
Stan Seethoff2528272410450.00
13John Bambling2528282410533.33
Gary Watson2724262810533.33
Steve Shively2824292410533.33
16Roger Beckerman31282324106
17Rick Baird27232928107
Robert Johnson25282925107
19Mike Baldoza25282927109
20Frank Warren32262824110
Gary Hinshaw28292627110
22David Jones27302826111
Manfred Stewart24293028111
24Rick Alessi29282629112
25Rick Culverhouse26312730114
Darrell Anderson29293026114
27Buddy Taylor28283128115
28Joel Baker31323028121

Leaders of the 2008 APA National Seniors Championship by Round

1st Round LeadersJeff Brown24 (12 under par)
2nd Round LeadersTerry Sanner53 (19 under par)
3rd Round LeadersTerry Sanner and Bonnie White81 (27 under par)

Amateur Division of the 2008 PPA  National Seniors Championship
(Richmond, VA - Course # 3 and 2 - 16 September 2008

1Bonnie White2827262510620.00
2Jeff Brown2430282710920.00
3Larry Smith2729282711120.00
Terry Sanner3023283011120.00
5Ken Stanfill3030262611220.00
6Trevor Lewin3127282711320.00
7Michael Foster3128302611520.00
8Michael Huckaby3126293011620.00
9Freddy Pergeson29303327119
10Marty Handschuh30333127121
11Mickey DeLucca33303428125
Jerry Sanner31283333125
13Art Koerber29323629126
14Barb Mingo27343632129
15Emma Tatum33303731131
16Chuck Cyr31363636139


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