Greg Ward Wins
2008 PPA Western Open Title

4 May 2008 - Lake Charles, LA - Greg Ward, of Loganville, Georgia, shot 24 under par for the final 36 holes of the Professional Putters Association's 2008 Western Open Sunday afternoon in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ward shot a 42 under par, 102, for four rounds and finished first in a field of 26 professionals from all over the country in the first PPA National event of the season. Mike Baldoza of Austin, Texas, finished one stroke behind Ward for 2nd place. Both Ward and Baldoza are members of the PPA Hall of Fame.

In the APA division, 2007 APA National Champion Nathan Anderson also posted a one stroke victory shooting 110, 34 under par. In second were Jack Ramsey and Adam Sahmel at 111 with Alan Sahmel at 112 rounding out the top four in the amateur division.

Scores and Article provided by Rick Rybaczek and Gary Reed.

Professional Division of the 2008 PPA Western Open
(Lake Charles, LA - Course # 1 - 4 May 2008
)

    Round   National Prize
  Player 1 2 3 4 Total Points Money
1 Greg Ward 27 27 24 24 102 100.00  $ 500.00
2 Mike Baldoza 31 22 26 24 103 98.00  $ 400.00
3 Cliff Matthews 26 28 26 24 104 94.00  $ 276.67
  Jeff Carr 26 25 29 24 104 94.00  $ 276.67
  Jay Klapper 27 24 25 28 104 94.00  $ 276.67
6 Ricky Schults 24 25 28 28 105 88.00  $ 150.00
  Dennis Biesma 26 27 25 27 105 88.00  $ 150.00
  Don Parker 26 25 27 27 105 88.00  $ 150.00
9 Jeffrey Smith 27 28 28 23 106 84.00  $ 110.00
10 Brad Lebo 23 33 25 26 107 81.00  $   45.00
  Wade Sahmel 27 26 27 27 107 81.00  $   45.00
12 Greg Newport 31 25 27 25 108 78.00  
13 Randy Reeves 28 27 29 25 109 75.00  
  David McCollister 25 30 26 28 109 75.00  
15 Rick Rybaczek 28 30 26 26 110 72.00  
16 Rick Baird 27 27 26 31 111 67.00  
  Brice Bergesen 30 27 26 28 111 67.00  
  Leon Kirby 31 25 30 25 111 67.00  
  Charles Cox 31 26 26 28 111 67.00  
20 John Bambling 29 28 27 28 112 62.00  
21 Randy Orr 31 25 26 31 113 60.00  
22 Tony Varnadore 34 27 30 25 116 58.00  
23 Danny Tatum 31 26 31 29 117 56.00  
24 Tom Robertson 27 33 27 33 120 54.00  
25 Greg Simpson 32 30 32 32 126 52.00  
26 Lee Messinger 32 36 31 31 130 50.00  

* Players listed in bold and italic font earned a qualification spots into the
2008 PPA Tournament Players Championship

Amateur Division of the 2008 PPA Western Open
(Lake Charles, LA - Course # 1 - 4 May 2008
)

    Round   National Expense
  Player 1 2 3 4 Total Points Money
1 Nathan Anderson 31 26 26 27 110 100.00  $   40.00
2 Jack Ramsey 28 29 28 26 111 97.00  $   40.00
  Adam Sahmel 24 28 29 30 111 97.00  $   40.00
4 Alan Sahmel 30 28 25 29 112 94.00  $   40.00
5 Mickey DeLucca 27 28 29 29 113 92.00  
6 Mike Huckaby 28 27 31 28 114 89.00  
  Trevor Lewin 30 32 28 24 114 89.00  
8 Bill Combs 29 31 32 29 121 86.00  
9 Steve Berglund 35 29 33 29 126 84.00  
10 Ken Stanfill 33 31 33 34 131 82.00  
11 Barb Mingo 36 34 30 32 132 79.00  
  Paul Logue 30 33 34 35 132 79.00  
13 Robert Martin 41 28 30 34 133 76.00  

* Players listed in bold and italic font earned a qualification spots into the
2008 APA Tournament Players Championship

 

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