Andy Coradini Puts Exclamation Point on Hall of Fame Career By Winning His Second-Career PPA National Championship

16 September 2011 - Memphis, TN - 1993 PPA National Champion Andy Coradini of Soddy-Daisy, TN arrived in Memphis, TN for the 2011 PPA National Championship week looking forward to his induction into the PPA Hall of Fame at the annual PPA awards banquet to be held during the week. When the dust settled from a busy week of tournament action, however, Coradini, a 48-year-old business owner and manager, took home more than just his PPA Hall of Fame commemorative plaque. After building a five-stroke lead with one round remaining in the two-day, 144-hole PPA National Championship on courses # 2 and # 3 at Aubrey Smith's grand Memphis, TN Putt-Putt Fun Center, Coradini strategically held on to notch a one-stroke triumph and hoist the winner's crystalline hardware for the second time in his career.

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Andy Coradini

The historic win highlighted a brilliant 2011 PPA National Tour campaign for Coradini, who also finished the season atop the 2011 PPA National Tour points list and tied the 144-hole PPA scoring record in Columbus, IN en route to victory in 2011 PPA Northern Open. With rounds of 25, 27, 25, 24, 24, 22, 23, and 29 for a 144-hole total of 199, Coradini captured the $5,000.00 winner's check and joined Alan Quinnelly, Lewis Burton, Cliff Matthews, Robert Smith, and Vance Randall as part of the small and elite group of players to have won more than one PPA National Championship title during their careers. "Winning the PPA National Championship is what we all strive to accomplish. Winning it twice now is very special to me," reflected Coradini. "I didn't realize how hard it was to win when I won in 1993. I have been close several times but never broke through again until now. This year was incredible and I owe it all to my wife Beth for changing my attitude on how I approach the game." PPA Hall of Fame member Jay Klapper orchestrated a spirited final-round clubhouse charge with a closing-round 22 to maneuver into a share of runner-up honors at 200 with 2008 PPA National Champion Kevin Lacey. A two-way, fourth-place tie at 201 included two-time PPA National Champion Cliff Matthews and PPA Hall of Fame member Greg Ward.

A full expanded article for the 2011 PPA National Championship will be posted here in the near future.

Article provided by Brad Lebo

\Leaders of 2011 PPA National Championship by Round
1st Round Leader(s)Dennis Biesma22 (14 under par)
2nd Round Leader(s)Bill Baus48 (24 under par)
3rd Round Leader(s)Cliff Matthews and Greg Ward72 (36 under par)
4th Round Leader(s)Cliff Matthews97 (47 under par)
5th Round Leader(s)Cliff Matthews121 (59 under par)
6th Round Leader(s)Greg Ward and Andy Coradini147 (69 under par)
7th Round Leader(s)Andy Coradini170 (82 under par)

Professional Division of the 2011 National Championship
(Memphis, TN- Course # 2-3-2-3-3-2-3-2 - 15-16 September 2011)

RoundPointsPrize
Player Name12345678TotalEarnedMoney
1Andy Coradini2527252424222329199120.00 $ 5,000.00
2Kevin Lacey2725252623262424200112.50 $ 1,750.00
Jay Klapper2330242923222722200112.50 $ 1,750.00
4Cliff Matthews2425232524272726201102.50 $ 1,100.00
Greg Ward2426222825222826201102.50 $ 1,100.00
6Bill Baus232526242926232620298.00 $    975.00
7Joe Lea232922282624252620396.00 $    950.00
8Rick Rybaczek232723262625272720493.00 $    912.50
Jim Cruse262731252124242620493.00 $    912.50
10Rainey Statum242925252527232720590.00 $    875.00
11Tony Varnadore282625242623252920687.00 $    837.50
Brice Bergesen262527252427252720687.00 $    837.50
13Dennis Biesma222726272427272720783.00 $    790.00
John Bambling272928242725242320783.00 $    790.00
15Jeffrey Smith252823302526252620880.00 $    760.00
16Jeff Carr242629272724262620977.00 $    730.00
James White242729302225272520977.00 $    730.00
18Greg Newport252725252627272921174.00 $    700.00
19Rick Culverhouse272628242623283021270.00 $    660.00
Rick Alessi292924252324302821270.00 $    660.00
Frank Warren272729262624282521270.00 $    660.00
22Ricky Schults242725292131282821364.00 $    600.00
Joe Shirey282925252724272821364.00 $    600.00
Joel Baker262827272526262821364.00 $    600.00
25Randy Orr242825312624282821457.00 $    530.00
Byron Kirby282431262729252421457.00 $    530.00
James Weber292628262726252721457.00 $    530.00
Paul Johns243030262327262821457.00 $    530.00
29Michael Hitt242529272728272821548.67 $    431.67
Jeff McDonald282428262528292721548.67 $    431.67
Randy Reeves232627302825263021548.67 $    431.67
Rick Baird253128252926262521548.67 $    431.67
Charlie Greenwalt263029252727242721548.67 $    431.67
Rod Miller282634262228262521548.67 $    431.67
35Mike Chisum272826252526312821644.00 $    370.00
Ken Hastings252830252524293021644.00 $    370.00
Tim Jones303024262429252821644.00 $    370.00
38Brad Lebo282723292928262721739.00 $    320.71
Bill Kirby282528272824322521739.00 $    320.71
Nate Nichols272926272625273021739.00 $    320.71
Jeff Spainhour262930242726292621739.00 $    320.71
Tony Jackson282827292626272621739.00 $    320.71
Lee Messinger302728282426262821739.00 $    320.71
Ricard Lockner302730282624252721739.00 $    320.71
45Wade Sahmel282228282927292721833.00 $    285.00
Danny McCaslin273025242626303021833.00 $    285.00
Matt McCaslin303030282720292421833.00 $    285.00
48Jerry Pinotti262627262933252721933.00 $    270.00
Robert Johnson283228272424272921933.00 $    270.00
50Chance Marett292927282824253022030.00 $    260.00
51John Ventura282727292726292822129.00  
52Pat Simpson302427242932263022228.00  
53Olivia Prokopova262925292827312922425.50  
David McCollister252830292930262722425.50  
Thomas Rawles273025312729282722425.50  
David Jones292731262628312622425.50  
57Darrell Britt262627313027263222523.00  
58Gary Watson302631272626283222621.00  
Greg Roberts292531332628272722621.00  
60Bob Marcellino292628282631332722819.50  
Stan Seethoff312831283027252822819.50  
62Mike Baldoza313025262728293322918.00  
63Harry Sykes263126273424283423017.00  
64David Greenfield263129322928283023315.50  
Ed Grajewski312630322829312623315.50  
66David Barnett313025273030313023414.00  
67Dom Perry272929323227302923513.00  
68Art Diamond303127302729352723612.00  
69Gary Hinshaw283031292932283023711.00  
70Daryl Freeman32283127WD   WD10.00  

 

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