Brad Lebo Fires 73 For Two-Stroke Victory in High Point, NC

30 May 2009 - High Point, NC - A sunny spring afternoon provided the setting for the second of three weekend Southern Putting Tour 54-hole events on storied course # 1 at the immaculately-maintained High Point, NC Putt-Putt Fun Center. Despite tricky, swirling winds, general field scoring improved significantly from that of the day's previous tournament.

Brad Lebo

After enduring a nightmarish final round in the day's earlier event, 2006 PPA National Champion Brad Lebo stormed back with a vengeance in the afternoon contest. Lebo opened with a tournament-low round of 22 and followed with solid rounds of 26 and 25 for a 54-hole total of 73 to earn a wire-to-wire, two-stroke victory. The win was Lebo's third of the 2009 PPA season. 2007 PPA National Champion Rick Baird shot 75 to notch his fourteenth-career runner-up finish on the course in state tour events. Reigning PPA Western Open Champion Randy Reeves rebounded valiantly from a disappointing morning performance to share third place at 77 with dominant High Point local player Greg Newport. A tie for fifth position at 78 included PPA Hall of Fame legend Daryl Freeman and tour sophomore Dennis Biesma, who climbed up the final leaderboard with a third-round 24. The cash line for the fourteen money spots awarded in the event fell at a score of 82.

Vanette Block

In the amateur division, 2006 PPA Women's National Champion Vanette Block continued her stellar 2009 amateur campaign. Block took full advantage of her extensive home course experience to post rounds of 24, 24, and 27 and capture a three-stroke, wire-to-wire triumph, her fifth of the 2009 season. Former PPA 54-hole scoring record holder Steve Lyon, who recently reverted to the amateur ranks, carded brilliant closing rounds of 25 and 24 to pole-vault into second position at 78. A four-way, third-place logjam at 81 included defending champion Jimmy Comer, reigning Southern Putting Tour APA Champion Ben Blake, 2003 APA National Champion Bonnie White, and 2007 Southern Putting Tour APA Match Play Champion Frankie Peters. The final of the sixteen amateur division expense reimbursement spots allocated in the tournament came at a 54-hole total of 88.

Action will resume on the Southern Putting Tour schedule with a 54-hole event, the Wayne Hancock Memorial, to be held on course # 1 at the High Point, NC Putt-Putt Fun Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2009.

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Professional Division
(High Point, NC - Course # 1 - 30 May 2009 PM)

RoundPoints Prize 
Player Name123TotalEarned Money 
1Brad Lebo2226257340.00 $  150.00
2Rick Baird2426257534.00 $  110.00
3Greg Newport2724267732.50 $    85.00
Randy Reeves2627247732.50 $    85.00
5Dennis Biesma2727247830.50 $    73.00
Daryl Freeman2527267830.50 $    73.00
7Michael Hitt2726267928.00 $    60.00
Ricky Schults2725277928.00 $    60.00
Tony Jackson2827247928.00 $    60.00
10Bob Haizlip2627278026.00 $    45.00
11Robert Johnson2923298124.50 $    43.00
Darrell Britt2531258124.50 $    43.00
13Jeff Carr2826288221.00 $    16.00
Bill Baus2727288221.00 $    16.00
Jay Klapper2531268221.00 $    16.00
James White2825298221.00 $    16.00
Frank Warren2527308221.00 $    16.00
18Gary English2828278317.50
Stan Seethoff2629288317.50
20Gary Hester2827298416.00
21Michael Cardwell2730288514.50
Rick Rybaczek2928288514.50
23Russell Sigmon Jr3028288612.00
Tony Varnadore2731288612.00
Vance Randall2828308612.00
26Don Thompson323031939.00
Bob Jackson323130939.00
Chris Bunting283233939.00

 Amateur Division
(High Point, NC - Course # 1 - 30 May 2009 PM)

RoundPoints Expense 
Player Name123TotalEarned Money 
1Vanette Block2424277540.00 $    25.00
2Steve Lyon2925247834.00 $    20.00
3Jimmy Comer2726288131.50 $    19.00
Ben Blake2729258131.50 $    19.00
Bonnie White2826278131.50 $    19.00
Frankie Peters2629268131.50 $    19.00
7Larry Smith3226278528.50 $    15.00
Lance Perdue2731278528.50 $    15.00
9Johnny Brown2829298625.50 $    15.00
Chris Alley2830288625.50 $    15.00
Malcolm Shumaker2826328625.50 $    15.00
Lynn Self3525268625.50 $    15.00
13Rodney Ashley2730308722.00 $    12.00
Ray Guthrie2730308722.00 $    12.00
Chuck Nance2733278722.00 $    12.00
16Steve Helton3130278820.00 $    10.00
17Andy Pearman3226318919.00
18Mark Lawson3330279016.50
David Myers2929329016.50
Art Koerber2729349016.50
David Gregor3031299016.50
22Randy Simpson2634329213.50
Billy Caudle3126359213.50
24Terry Hendrix2835309311.50
Robin Trent2935299311.50
26Todd Trent323430969.00
Adam Smith323133969.00
Donald Ralph352932969.00
29Linwood Moist313234977.00
30Howard Bryan343727985.50
Roy Sigmon323531985.50
32Brad Dunn4441371224.00



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