2017 Tournaments
2017 SWPT Match Play Finals
October 22, 2017
Webster Texas

PPA PLAYOFF 2017 SWPT-WEBSTER TEXAS RESULT

22 October 2017



Round of 32 Jody Kimble d Joe Lea 2 up



Round of 16 Danny Tatum d Don Parker 2 up

Mason Spradlin d John Kropinak 2 and 1

Lee Messinger d Rudy Cuellar 2 up

Jeffrey Smith d Pat Simpson 2 and 1

Rainey Statum d Tom Adair 6 and 5

Byron Kirby d Geoff Mosk 2 and 1

Jjody Kimble d Wade Sahmel 1 up



Round of 8 Brice Bergesen d Danny Tatum 5 and 4

Lee Messinger d Mason Spradlin 4 and 3

Rainey Statum d Jeffrey Smith 3 and 1

Byron Kirby d Jody Kimble 4 and 3



Semi Finals Lee Messinger d Brice Bergesen 3 and 2

Rainey Statum d Byron Kirby 3 and 2



Finals Rainey Statum d Lee Messinger 11 and 10






APA PLAYOFF 2017 SWPT-WEBSTER TEXAS RESULT

22 October 2017



Round of 16 Jason Sheffield d Alan Sahmel 40 holes

Bryan Gentry d Charles Tarbell 7 and 6

Charles Cox d Scott Myers 4 and 2

Ken Stanfill d Dwain Willett 1 up

Greg Simpson d Jack Ramsey 3 and 1

Mike Huckaby d Trevor Lewin 1 up



Round of 8 Greg Everly d Jason Sheffield 10 and 9

Bryan Gentry d Charles Cox 4 and 3

Greg Simpson d Ken Stanfill 5 and 4

Mike Huckaby d Chris Conradi 2 and 1



Semi Finals Greg Everly d Bryan Gentry 1 up

Greg Simpson d Mike Huckaby 1 up



Finals Greg Simpson d Greg Everly 39 holes


Webster
October 21st, 2017



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21 Oct








1 Lee Messinger 25 26 28 79 $160.00
2 Rainey Statum 28 26 26 80 $100.00
3 Brice Bergesen 25 29 28 82 $70.00
4 Danny Tatum 26 30 27 83 $50.00
5 Jeffrey Smith 29 28 27 84 $40.00
6 Mason Spradlin 27 26 32 85 $25.00
6 Geoff Mosk 30 27 28 85 $25.00
8 Don Parker 28 28 32 88 $10.00
9 Wade Sahmel 26 33 31 90
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9 Rudy Cuellar 32 31 27 90

11 John Kropinak 32 31 28 91
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12 Pat Simpson 30 30 33 93

12 Tom Adair 30 34 29 93




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21Oct








1 Greg Everly 29 28 28 85 $26.00
2 Charles Cox 29 30 30 89 $13.00
3 Bryan Gentry 28 34 30 92 $13.00
4 Charles Tarbell 34 33 27 94 $13.00
5 Ken Stanfill 32 28 36 96 $13.00
5 Greg Simpson 28 35 33 96 $13.00
5 Mike Huckaby 33 33 30 96 $13.00
8 Dwain Willett 32 37 28 97

8 Trevor Lewin 32 31 34 97

10 Jason Sheffield 30 37 31 98
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11 Chris Conradi 33 35 32 100

12 Scott Myers 33 35 36 104

13 Jack Ramsey 39 33 34 106
1

Webster
October 20th, 2017---3PM



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20Oct








1 Rainey Statum 24 27 26 77 $140.00
2 Danny Tatum 28 27 27 82 $90.00
3 Geoff Mosk 29 28 27 84 $50.00
3 Tom Adair 26 30 28 84 $50.00
5 Jeffrey Smith 28 32 26 86 $20.00
6 Lee Messinger 28 31 28 87 $5.00
6 John Kropinak 27 29 31 87 $5.00 1
8 Brice Bergesen 28 32 29 89

9 Pat Simpson 31 30 30 91

10 Mason Spradlin 31 31 33 95

11 Rudy Cuellar 30 34 32 96
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20 Oct








1 Dwain Willett 24 27 31 82 $26.00
2 Greg Everly 26 28 29 83 $13.00
3 Chris Conradi 30 31 25 86 $13.00
4 Alan Sahmel 31 28 28 87 $13.00 1
5 Ken Stanfill 30 26 32 88 $13.00
6 Greg Simpson 30 31 32 93 $13.00
7 Bryan Gentry 31 34 29 94 $13.00 1
8 Trevor Lewin 33 30 32 95

9 Jason Sheffield 36 30 31 97
1
9 Charles Tarbell 31 31 35 97
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11 Jack Ramsey 33 35 30 98

12 Charles Cox 36 33 31 100



Webster
October 20th, 2017---Noon



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20Oct








1 Wade Sahmel 29 23 27 79 $140.00 1
2 Mason Spradlin 25 28 27 80 $90.00
3 Danny Tatum 26 31 27 84 $60.00
4 Rainey Statum 27 28 32 87 $18.00 1
4 Geoff Mosk 27 27 33 87 $18.00
4 Brice Bergesen 31 31 25 87 $18.00
4 Pat Simpson 31 27 29 87 $18.00
8 Jeffrey Smith 29 29 31 89

8 Lee Messinger 28 29 32 89

10 John Kropinak 32 28 31 91
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11 Rudy Cuellar 33 34 29 96



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20 Oct








1 Greg Everly 27 27 29 83 $26.00
2 Bryan Gentry 30 30 29 89 $13.00 1
3 Chris Conradi 30 26 34 90 $13.00
4 Greg Simpson 31 29 35 95 $13.00
5 Charles Tarbell 35 30 32 97 $13.00 1
6 Dwain Willett 35 29 34 98

7 Jason Sheffield 32 31 36 99
1
8 Ken Stanfill 35 33 33 101

9 Jack Ramsey 36 36 31 103

10 Trevor Lewin 39 34 34 107


Louisiana State Championship
September 10, 11th 2017
Lake Charles Louisiana



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1 Danny Tatum 25 26 27 25 25 26 25 29 208 $290.00
2 Lee Messinger 26 28 27 27 28 24 27 27 214 $190.00
3 Joe Lea 29 26 23 25 28 34 27 24 216 $120.00 1
4 Jeffrey Smith 26 24 29 25 24 29 30 31 218 $80.00
5 Brice Bergesen 27 31 26 24 28 28 31 28 223 $50.00
6 Byron Kirby 32 25 34 30 24 26 30 24 225 $30.00
7 Rainey Statum 29 30 32 27 28 25 28 27 226 $20.00 1
8 Pat Simpson 30 32 28 28 26 29 29 26 228
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9 Don Parker 30 32 27 28 32 30 30 28 237

10 Rudy Cuellar 34 29 27 28 30 30 32 31 241




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1 Charles Cox 29 27 26 27 30 29 28 31 227 $52.00 1
2 Greg Simpson 32 28 30 26 28 30 25 29 228 $26.00 1
3 Terry Simpson 28 26 26 33 28 29 30 29 229 $26.00
4 Charles Tarbell 32 25 27 32 29 27 31 28 231 $26.00 1
5 Chris Conradi 32 27 26 31 31 30 28 30 235

6 Trevor Lewin 29 28 34 35 30 31 31 27 245

7 Dwain Willett 31 31 32 29 34 34 34 25 250

8 Mickey DeLucca 36 38 33 34 31 35 31 32 270


13 August 2017--Sunday--Tyler Texas--10am tee off
                                            
                               PPA winner with his Chromax "silver bullet" golf ball, 9-time 2017 APA winner Greg Everly


PPA
Don Parker won the Sunday 2016 tournament, then finished last in the 2017 Saturday tournament, so for Sunday he leads after the first round with a strong 27, especially since the carpets are still somewhat soaked after a two hour rain delay.  Don had a two shot lead over Saturday winner Jeffrey Smith, runnerup's Mason Spradlin and Brice Bergesen and Jody Kimble, all at 29.  Brice shot a second round 28 for a 57 and was surprised to see that he had a two shot lead, as all the other leaders after the first round shot 30 or worse.  There were four players at 59, including Matt Bellner, who shot a 27 the second round.  With four more players at 60, including the first round leader Don, it figured to be a shootout the final round.  The shootout never happened.  Of the top nine leaders, only Geoff Mosk broke 30, and his 28 was good enough for a 88 and second place.  Brice shot a steady 30 and it held up for a 87 and the win.  The fields are almost always tightly bunched at Tyler and this was shown to be true again as five players tied for third at 90; Jeffrey,  Mason, Jody, Byron Kirby and Don, and two more tied at 91. Tom Adair made only five aces his first two rounds, then shot a 27 his last round, tying the day's low round. It is the little breaks that determine winners in Tyler.  Brice made the loop the loop number 9 back door at about 50 mph the first round, and made number 11 back door the second round, something host pro Tom Adair said he had never seen before.  At almost 71 years old, Brice said he would take a win on this course, lucky or not.  The two players that won spots for the SWPT finals were Byron Kirby and Rudy Cuellar.
                                              
APA
Greg Everly's fourth place finish on Saturday was one of his worst finishes of the 2017 season, so everyone expected the APA tour leader in all catagories to bounce back strong on Sunday.  He did, showing consistancy rarely seen.  Greg shot 14-15=29 his first round for a 2-shot lead over Mickey DeLucca and three shots over four other players.  Saturday winner Gary Plain was tied for last place at 34.  In the second round Greg shot 14-15=29 for a 58 total and a four shot lead over Mike Huckaby and Chris Conradi, both in at 62.  In the final round Greg shot another 14-15=29 for a smooth and easy 87.  We would like to report that Greg made the same seven holes each round, but he actually made 13 different holes, and somehow managed to bogey hole 16 the second round to shoot his back nine 15.  This was Greg's 9th win of the season in 16 starts.  Second place went to Gary, who shot a final round 14-15=29 for 94, seven shots back, cutting Mike and Scott Myers by one shot.  The spots went to Bryan Gentry and Mickey DeLucca.

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13Aug
1 Brice Bergesen 29 28 30 87 $160.00

1 Greg Everly 29 29 29 87 $26.00
2 Geoff Mosk 30 30 28 88 $100.00

2 Gary Plain 34 31 29 94 $13.00
3 Jeffrey Smith 29 30 31 90 $33.33

3 Mike Huckaby 32 30 33 95 $13.00
3 Mason Spradlin 29 30 31 90 $33.33

3 Scott Myers 32 32 31 95 $13.00
3 Jody Kimble 29 30 31 90 $33.33

5 Chris Conradi 32 30 34 96

3 Byron Kirby 31 29 30 90 $33.34 1
6 Ken Stanfill 32 34 32 98

3 Don Parker 27 33 30 90 $33.34

6 Mickey DeLucca 31 34 33 98
1
8 Lee Messinger 31 29 31 91 $5.00

8 Bryan Gentry 34 35 33 102
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8 Matt Bellner 32 27 32 91 $5.00









10 Rudy Cuellar 33 32 29 94
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10 Wade Samuel 32 30 32 94










12 Danny Tatum 33 31 31 95










13 Tom Adair 36 33 27 96










12 August 2017--Saturday--Tyler Texas--noon tee off
                                         
                                                        Looking at holes 16, 17, and 18 at the beautiful Tyler Texas course

                 
The rain continued to follow the Southwest Putting Tour to Tyler for the weekend of August 12th and 13th.  The weather on Saturday was actually beautiful as the Friday night rains ended.  The course was wet but very playable on Saturday.  Rains started up again around 7pm Saturday night and intensified into Sunday morning, resulting in a over two hour tee off delay.  Fortunatly the course drains good and Gary Plain was an expert with the blower to blow the water off the course.  Once we did get started the weather was fine, the players just needed to adapt to the changing speeds of the carpet during the day.

                                                          
                                                         APA winner Gary Plain and 5 time SWPT winner in 2017 Jeffrey Smith

                                                
PPA
The two top players in wins this 2017 season, Lee Messinger with 6, and Jeffrey Smith with 4 (out of 17 tournaments) were tied for the lead after the first round with 27's, two shots ahead of Lubbock,s Joel Woodall who was at 29.  Jody Kimble of Ft Smith Arkansas was fourth at 30.  Host pro Tom Adair stormed the second round with a 25 to tie for the lead with Jeffrey at 58.  Brice Bergesen had a 28 and snuck into third place at 60, just one shot ahead of five players at 61.  Going into the back nine of the third and final round Jeffrey found himsel still two up on Brice, and Jody and Lee were tjree baclk.  Jody shot a back side 18, Lee hit into the water on 16, and Brice could only muster a 15 while Jeffrey made 6 of his last 7 holes for a back nine 12 and a third round 25, good for a 83.  Mason Spradlin came from a 10th place tie after two rounds to shoot a 25 of his own and tie Brice for second place at 88.  Lee and Tom tied for fourth place at 90.  The SWPT  tour final spots went to Byron Kirby, Rudy Cuellar and Wade Sahmel.

APA
Gary Plain, Tyler's number one APA player for many years got off to a great start with a first round 28, one shot ahead of the new Texan, Bryan Gentry, who moved from Memphis to just outside of Houston last month, and who aced 7 of his first 8 holes before settling for a 29.  Steady Chirs Conradi was in third place at 31.  Gary opened a three shot lead after two rounds with another 28 and a 56 total.  Bryan was at 59.  Charging into a third place tie with Chris was Mike Huckaby with the day's low APA score with a 27 and a 62 total.  In the final round Bryan got hot again on the front nine with a 12 to cut the lead to one shot, but a back nine 17 did him in, and his 29 for a 88 got him second place.  Gary was steady and a solid 30 was good for a 86 and the win.  Mike put together another good round and his 30 and 92 was good to claim third place by a stroke over the 2017 runaway point getter Greg Everly.  The SWPT final spots went to Bryan Gentry and Mickey DeLucca.


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12Aug
1 Jeffrey Smith 27 31 25 83 $160.00

1 Gary Plain 28 28 30 86 $26.00
2 Brice Bergesen 32 28 28 88 $90.00

2 Bryan Gentry 29 30 29 88 $13.00 1
2 Mason Spradlin 33 30 25 88 $90.00

3 Mike Huckaby 35 27 30 92 $13.00
4 Lee Messinger 27 34 29 90 $35.00

4 Greg Everly 32 31 30 93 $13.00
4 Tom Adair 33 25 32 90 $35.00

5 Chris Conradi 31 31 34 96 $13.00
6 Geoff Mosk 32 29 31 92 $15.00

6 Steven Yancey 32 33 32 97

6 Jody Kimble 30 31 31 92 $15.00

6 Scott Myers 35 32 30 97

8 Danny Tatum 35 29 29 93


8 Chris Walker 37 31 31 99

9 Matt Bellner 31 30 33 94


9 Ken Stanfill 36 33 33 102

10 Byron Kirby 34 30 31 95
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10 Mickey DeLucca 32 41 34 107
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10 Rudy Cuellar 32 30 33 95
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10 Wade Samuel 31 30 34 95
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13 Joel Woodall 29 34 33 96










14 Don Parker 32 35 30 97










15-16th July 017--Mike Baldoza Texas Open--Arlington Texas

                                
                           Mike Baldoza at 14 in 1969                            Mike Baldoza at 58 at his last PPA win in Arlington in 2014
             
The second annual Mike Baldoza Texas Open was played at the Arlington Parks Putt-Putt on July 15th and 16, the tournament as a tribute to our great friend and legendary Hall of Fame putter who passed away the last day of 2015.  Wade Sahmel, the inaguaral winner in 2016, was unable to play because of a new work schedule.  Bill Shelar, the inagural APA winner, turned pro and also moved to California.  The weather was as good as could be hoped for in Arlington in July, and the 18 players had a good time on the course that was Mike's last victory in July of 2014.

FIRST DAY-Saturday, July 15th, noon tee off.

PPA
This is THE tournament everyone now wants to win because of our love for Mike Baldoza.  Jeffrey Smith, who shot a 106 on this same course just three weeks earlier, blistered the field the first round with a 11-12=23, with a nasty lip out on hole 18!  The first round completed on Saturday would prove to be the most important of the entire weekend.  That sparkling round gave Jeffrey a 5-shot lead over Brice Bergesen and Geoff Mosk with no other PPA player under 30.  Brice made a small charge the second round by going 6 under through 7 holes to cut the lead to only one shot, but Jeffrey took off again and was at 52 for 36 holes, four up on Brice at 56 and six on Geoff at 58.  Jeffrey kept the pedal to the metal by posting a third round 26 for a 78 total.  Jeffrey shot a front nine 11 to Brice's 19, which opend up a 8-shot lead over Geoff at 86.  The only other players within 10 shots of Jeffrey were the pre-tournament favorite, the leader in all SWPT catagories this 2017 season, Lee Messinger, amd rookie Mason Spradlin, both at 88.  In the fourth and final Saturday round Jeffrey "slipped" to a 30, but still held a comfortable 7-shot lead over Geoff, 108 to 115.   Lee and Brice finished tied for third at 117.  

APA
As was the case with Jeffrey Smith starting out so strong in the PPA division, Greg Everly, the run away leader for the SWPT Player of the Year Award and winner of four straight APA tournaments, led after the first round with a 28, the only player under 31.  Chris Conradi was at that 31 and Mickey DeLucca and Steven Yancey were five shots back at 33.  Greg started to run away and hide after a second round 26 for a 54 total, six shots ahead of Chris and nine up on Mickey.  Greg continued to pour it on with another sub 30 round in the third round, a 29 and a 83 total, pushing his lead to 10 shots over Ken Stanfill.  Greg proved himself human as the difficult deuce putt from the left side of hole five got him, as it did many players over the weekend.  Greg made a five on hole five, but rallied for a 32 and a 115 total, still 10 shots ahead of Ken and Steven.  As in the PPA division, the rest of the field had a lot of work to do on Sunday!!

                                                  
                           Three time Texas Open champ Jeffrey Smith, APA winner Greg Everly, his 5th consecutive win in 2017
                      
DAY TWO-Sunday,July 16th, 10am tee off

PPA
The field knew they had to step up their game and Jeffrey Smith needed to cool off to make the Mike Baldoza Texas Open a competitive tournament.  Jeffrey started by shooting a 29 in round five, and Geoff Mosk picked up one shot with his 28, and Jeffrey led 137 to 143, a six shot lead.  Brice Bergesen and Lee Messinger were still nine shots back at 146.  Brice and Lee got a little hot the 6th round, both shooting 26 for a 172 total while Jeffrey had a 30 for a 167 total, the lead down to five shots with two rounds to play.  Lee fell bck in the seventh round with a 32, but Brice shot a 28 for a 200 total and was now only three shots back going into the final round as Jeffrey shot another 30 for a 197 total. Geoff and Lee were seven shots back at 204.  Brice got off to a slow start the final round, missing the first three holes and shot a front nine 15, while Jeffrey shot a front nine 13, giving him a five shot lead with only the harder back nine to play.  Jeffrey kept acing and shot a back side 12 for the day's low score of 25 and a 222 total, winning by eight shots over Brice, sho finished with a 30 for a 230 total.  Geoff was third at 232 and Mason Sjpradlin and Don Parker tied for fourth at 234.  Lee Messinger's stumble the last two rounds saw him fall to fifth place at 235.  The stroke play spots for the SWPT finals went to Geoffrey Mosk (his 4th), Tom Adair (his 4th) and Pat Simpson.

APA
 The APA players were hoping for Greg Everly to faulter a little bit so they could cut into his 10-shot lead after 72 holes. Greg only shot a fifth round 30 but saw his lead expand to 14 shots as all the contenders barely broke par.  Greg was at 145 and Steven Yancey was at 159.  Greg shot another solid 30 in round six and saw his lead stay at 14 shots as Mickey DeLucca shot the day's low round with a 27 and it was Greg at 175 and Mickey at 189.  Mickey shot a seventh round 35 tio drop off the pace and Greg shot another solid round, a 29, to increase his lead to a very safe 19 shots with one round to go over Steven who was at 223 to Greg's 204.  Just for good measure Greg shot a final round 28 for a 232 total and a resounding 22 shot win over Mickey DeLucca, who finsihed second at 254.  The real tournament in the APA was the battle for second, as Mickey barely edged Steven by one shot and Chris Conradi made a big last round charge with a 27 to finish fourth at 256.  The stroke play spots for the APA for the SWPT championship went to Mickey DeLucca, Steven Yancey (his 4th), Trevor Lewin (his 4th), Ken Stanfill (his 4th), and Jack Ramsey.

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July 15-16
1 Jeffrey Smith 23 29 26 30 29 30 30 25 222 $300.00
2 Brice Bergesen 28 28 33 28 29 26 28 30 230 $200.00
3 Geoffrey Mosk 28 30 28 29 28 31 30 28 232 $120.00 1
4 Mason Spradlin 30 30 28 34 28 30 28 26 234 $65.00
4 Don Parker 31 29 32 30 26 31 28 27 234 $65.00
6 Lee Messinger 31 28 29 29 29 26 32 31 235 $30.00
7 Jody Kimble 31 31 30 34 26 31 26 31 240 $20.00
8 Danny Tatum 33 30 28 33 30 30 31 29 244

9 Pat Simpson 32 30 29 33 30 29 30 32 245
1
10 Tom Adair 34 31 35 32 32 27 27 29 247
1
11 Matt Bellner 31 35 33 33 34 32 31 30 259

24 June 2017--Saturday-Arlington Texas--Noon tee off
                      
                                                          Holes one and two at the beautiful Arlington Parks course
The tournament did not start until 3pm due to morning rains that lasted until early afternoon.  The bad weather bug is following the SWPT around this year, with several delays due to rain.  No rain in Abilene but it got to 105 degrees!  The course dried out as the tournament progressed which presented a challenge for the players to adjust their shots and speed.  
                                             
                PPA winner Pat Simpson, his first win since 1987, APA winner Greg Everly, his 7th win of the 2017 season
PPA
Don Parker took the first round lead with a 27, with Pat Simpson and Rainey Statum close on his heels with 28's.  SWPT leader in Player-of-the-Year points Lee Messinger was the only other player under 30 with his 29.  Arlington Parks is a streaky course, you can make aces in bunches and on the flip side you can have maddening deuce streaks also.  That is what happened to first round leader Don in the second round as he shot a 19 on the front with only one ace.  Lee took advantage of that and with his 28 for a 57 was the leader after two rounds over five players at 59.  It was definity anyone's tournament to win.  Pat Simpson shot a solid 28 his third round, Lee fell back to a 31 and Pat, at 87,  edged Lee and Mason Spradlin, who both finished at 88.  It was Pat's first PPA win since he won the Tournament of Champions in Lake Charles back in 1987.  Pat won the tournament on the harder back nine despite a bogey on hole 15.  Pat aced 6 of the other 8 holes, including 17 and 18, to edge Lee and Mason.  And Lee deuced his last 8 holes, it is that fickle of a course.  Brice Bergesen and hard charging Jody Kimble finished in a tie for fourth just two shots back at 89.  Because f the rain delay there was no match play and the stroke play spots went to Pat Simpson and Don Parker.

APA
Greg Everly had quite a good weekend at Arlington Parks.  Every round he shot was either the best or tied for the best round, which also means he won both tournaments easily.  On Saturday Greg shot 29-29-31 for a 89 and a five shot win over Mike Huckaby, who did tie Greg in the third round with a 31.  Scott Myers, on the strength of his second round 29 (tieing Greg) finished third at 102. The tour final spots went to Mike Huckaby, Scott Myers and Steven Yancey.  Mike's was his fourth and final spot.


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24June
1 Pat Simpson 28 31 28 87 $140.00 1
1 Greg Everly 29 29 31 89 $26.00
2 Lee Messinger 29 28 31 88 $72.50

2 Mike Huckaby 31 32 31 94 $13.00 1
2 Mason Spradlin 30 29 29 88 $72.50

3 Scott Myers 37 29 36 102 $7.00 1
4 Brice Bergesen 31 28 30 89 $25.00

4 Chris Conradi 32 34 37 103

4 Jody Kimble 33 28 28 89 $25.00

4 Steven Yancey 33 35 35 103
1
6 Don Parker 27 33 30 90 $10.00 1








7 Geoff Mosk 30 29 33 92










8 Danny Tatum 30 32 31 93










8 Rudy Cuellar 32 30 31 93










10 Rainey Statum 28 31 35 94










11 Jeffrey Smith 31 36 39 106









25 June 2017--Sunday-Arlington Texas--10am tee off

There was a delay on Sunday also in teeing off, not weather related!  We tee off at 10am and they open at 11am, so the side gate is supposed to be left unlocked for us and for whatever reason, it was not.  A early worker showed up a little after 10am and we were able to start before 1130am.  It was a beautiful day, only in the low 80's due to a rare late cool front, which also brought all the rain on Saturday.
                                                
                     Big winners on the SWPT:  PPA Lee Messinger wins his 6th, APA Greg Everly wins his 7th Sunday at Arlington Parks

PPA
With the carpets dried out the scoring was quite a bit lower, about a stroke a round, than on Saturday.  In the first round Brice Bergesen shot a 26 to edge Lee Messinger and Danny Tatum by a single stroke.  No other players were under 30.  In the second round, Jody Kimble, playing with Brice, shot a front nine 10 while Brice made two's on the first eight holes.  Jody kept it going on the back side and his 24 was two shots lower than any other round ovr the weekend.  That put Jody and Lee in a tie at 55, one shot ahead of Rudy Cuellar, who had a second round 26, and two shots ahead of Brice and Geoffrey Mosk.  Another tight tournament at Parks!  Rudy ran into trouble on the pesky 10th hole, a easy ace but not so easy a deuce from the back rail.  Rudy made a 6 and was out of contention. It was a battle for the win on the back nine.  Brice had the lead after 13 holes but deuced in from there to finish third at 84.  Jody and Lee were tied going into hole 16, both aced, then Jody made hole 17 and Lee missed, but Lee came back to ace hole 18 and Jody missed, and they tied for first at 83.  They were still tied after the 18-hole playoff.  Lee lagged the hill on hole two but made a good deuce and Jody's really good looking putt lipped out.  They both made twos until hole four when Lee aced for his 6th win of the 2017 SWPT season and increasing his Player-of-the-Year lead over Brice to well over 300 points.  Don Parker got the medal spot and in the  match play finals in sudden death Bill Shelar aced number three to edge Pat Simpson for the other spot.
                                                         
                          Newly minted PPA Pro Bill Shelar, edged Pat Simpson on the 21st hole to win his first match play spot             
APA
Greg Everly cruised for a easy win on Sunday, beating his competition in every round, for his fourth straight SWPT win.  The runaway leaader in the APA Player-of-theYear standings, Greg shot his worst round of the weeend the first round, a 32, and was shocked to find himself leading.  He then took care of business shooting 28-27 for a 87 and a 9-shot win over Mike Huckaby at 96. Steven Yancey shot a fine last round of 30 to win third place at 97.  Steven Yancey and Scott Myers won spots for the tour finals at Webster in October.  It was Scott's fourth spot.

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25June


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25June
1 Lee Messinger 27 28 28 83 $150.00

1 Greg Everly 32 28 27 87 $26.00
2 Jody Kimble 31 24 28 83 $100.00

2 Mike Huckaby 33 32 31 96 $13.00
3 Brice Bergesen 26 31 27 84 $80.00

3 Steven Yancey 33 34 30 97 $7.00 1
4 Geoff Mosk 30 27 28 85 $30.00

4 Chris Conradi 34 35 33 102

5 Mason Spradlin 33 28 28 89 $15.00

5 Scott Myers 39 37 33 109
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5 Danny Tatum 27 34 28 89 $15.00









7 Don Parker 32 29 29 90
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8 Rainey Statum 34 29 28 91










8 Jeffrey Smith 30 28 33 91










8 Bill Shelar 31 28 32 91
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11 Rudy Cuellar 30 26 37 93










12 Pat Simpson 33 34 36 103










17 June 2017--Saturday--Abilene Texas--Noon teeoff
                                                  
                                     The first ladies of Putt-Putt in Texas, Katherine Adair of Tyler and Carol Zeni of Abilene.  

After having several of the SWPT events disturbed by rain this season it was nice to play with a zero per cent chance of rain for a change.  The downside of that was the temperature reached 105 degrees on Saturday.  Fortunatly the course in Abilene has the best water fountain in the business and there was shade every three holes so all the players survived.  The high temperatures seemed to affect the shots as the scores were unusually high for the course as the day moved along.  There were eleven players who made the excursion to Abilene, eight PPA players and three APA payers.  

                                                           
                                                           PPA winner Rainey Statum and APA winner Greg Everly
                         
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It did not seem that hot at the start of the noon tournament in Abilene and the first round leaders were Brice Bergesen and Rainey Statum with 29's.  Defending champion Lee Messinger was only one shot back at 30.  Rainey took over command the second round with a tournament low 27 and a total of 56 which gave him a three shot lead over Lee and four shots over Brice.  In the final round Rainey could not find the aces and Lee slowly was getting closer and when Rainey missed hole 18 and Lee aced it they were tied at 89.  Brice came to hole 18 with a chance to tie also but left his putt short and selted for third place at 90.  Jeffrey Smith was fourth at 91.  Playing in his first ever tournament as a PPA pro, defending SWPT APA champion Bill Shelar struggled until the final nine holes when he shot a 12 and moved into fifth place with a 92.  In the playoff Rainey shot a 29 and Lee shot a 34.  The spots went to Rainey, Bill Shelar and Mason Spradlin.
                 
APA
There were only three players in the APA and the SWPT leader Greg Everly was one of them so he was the player for Chris Conradi and Trevor Lewin to beat.  Greg in the first round shot a 30 and Chris and Trevor both shot over par so Greg had a big lead to play with.  Greg ended up shooting a 96, good for a 8-shot win over Chris.  With both Greg and Chris spotted out for the tour finals, Trevor won the spot.


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1 Rainey Statum 29 27 33 89 $120.00 1
1 Greg Everly 30 32 34 96 $26.00
2 Lee Messinger 30 29 30 89 $70.00

2 Chris Conradi 37 33 34 104 $13.00
3 Brice Bergesen 29 31 30 90 $40.00

3 Trevor Lewin 38 36 35 109
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4 Jeffrey Smith 33 28 30 91 $20.00









5 Bill Shelar 33 31 28 92
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6 Mason Spradlin 32 32 34 98
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7 Tom Adair 33 32 35 100










8 Joel Woodall 32 35 34 101










17 June, 2017--Saturday--Abilene Texas--3pm teeoff
                                             
                                                 PPA winner Lee Messinger with APA winner Greg Everly

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With the temperature well over 100 degrees something strange happened:  the ball would not go into the hole.  The low score for the day in the PPA was a 30, done six times, we think the first tournament ever without a player under 30 for at least one round.  Jeffrey Smith was the first round leader with, of course, a 30.  Lee Messinger and Mason Spradlin were one shot back at 31.  In the second round while Jeffrey was shooting a 35, Lee, Tom Adair and Rainey Statum were all shooting, of course, 30's.   Lee was at 61, one ahead of Tom and three ahead of Rainey, Mason and Brice Bergesen, all at 64.  In the final round Rainey, Lee and Tom were all even going into hole 16.  Tom and Lee both aced while Rainey got a slide, missed the triangle and made a bogey.  Tom then made a bogey on hole 17 to put Lee up by one, but then Tom aced hole 18 to tie Lee at 93.  Rainey also aced hole 18 to tie Mason for third at 94.  In the playoff, on a day with high scores, Lee, even with a bogey on hole 9, shot a 25 to easily beat Tom for the title.  The spots went to Tom Adair, Rainey Statum and Mason Spradlin, his fourth.
                   
               Tom Adair playing hole 10 in the PPA playoff                             To be winner Lee Messinger watching Tom on hole 9
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Greg Everly was the only player to break 30 in the afternoon tournament with a first round 29, putting him one shot ahead of Chris Conradi at 30 and Trevor Lewin at 35.  Chris had a second round of 37 which dropped him four shots back of Greg as Greg also struggled with a 34, he was at 63.  Both players shot 31's the final round for a 94 for Greg and a 98 for Chris, who barely edged Trevor for second.  Trevor won the spot for the finals, his third.


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1 Lee Messinger 31 30 32 93 $120.00

1 Greg Everly 29 34 31 94 $26.00
2 Tom Adair 32 30 31 93 $70.00 1
2 Chris Conradi 30 37 31 98 $13.00
3 Rainey Statum 34 30 30 94 $30.00 1
3 Trevor Lewin 35 32 32 99
3 Mason Spradlin 31 33 30 94 $30.00 1







5 Jeffrey Smith 30 35 31 96









6 Brice Bergesen 33 31 34 98









7 Bill Shelar 32 33 35 100









8 Joel Woodall 35 36 33 104









20 May 2017--Saturday--Longview Texas--Noon teeoff
           
Rain continues to follow the Southwest Putting Tour, as heavy rains were forecast for Saturday and only a slightly less chance of heavy rain on Sunday.  The rain started early on Saturday and the start of the tournament was delayed from noon to 1pm to allow the course to drain out enough to play all 18 holes.  Holes 12 and 13 were troublesome, but thanks to Lee Messinger and Pat Simpson taking turns sweeping water out of the way both holes were very playable by tee off time.  The players actually enjoyed a pleasant afternoon with no rain around at all.

                         
PPA winner Brice Bergese (#60 on SWPT), APA winner Greg Simpson   PPA matches Don Parker vs Byron Kirby, Pat Simpson vs Jody                                                                                                                                                                          Kimble
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 Local pro Matt Bellner and Jody Kimble from Ft Smith Arkansas were the first round leaders at 29, with Brice Bergesen one shot back at 30.  No player got anything going in the second round and Brice had a 29 good for a 59, and that gave Brice a two shot lead over Matt and the SWPT points and money leader Lee Messinger, both at 61.  Brice aced five of the first six holes to widen his lead to four shots going into the back nine and when he made number 13 and 14, he had a four shot lead still on both Matt and Lee, with only four holes to go.  Brice got a little too aggressive on hole 17, went to the back rail, missed, then missed from down the hill, made a four to cut his lead to only one shot.  Both Lee and Matt missed hole 18 and Brice's two was good enough to squeak away with a win, shooting 89 to Lee's 90 and Matt's 91.  Matt won the stroke play spot.  Match play spots went to Don Parker and Jody Kimble.
                                                                        
                           Making this deuce putt was critical for Gary "The Bush" Plain in his match for a spot against Trevor Lewin
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Lake Charles course owner Greg Simpson came out with the day's low round, a 28 to take a three shot lead over Trevor Lewin at 31 and Charles Cox at 32.  With a front nine 12 the second round Greg raced out to a 8 shot lead over Trevor after 27 holes.  Unfortunately for Greg he followed that great front with bogies on number 11 and 15 and no aces for a 20 and a 32.  Both Trevor and Charles also shot 32, so Greg's lead was at 3 shots.  Greg played a very steady 15-15=30 his last round for a 90 and a 4-shot win over Trevor at 94.  Charles Cox hung on for third place at 96.  Greg won the stroke play spot and the match play spots went to Gary "the bush" Plain, see photo, and Charles Cox. 



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1 Brice Bergesen 30 29 30 89 $140.00

1 Greg Simpson 28 32 30 90 $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 31 30 29 90 $90.00

2 Trevor Lewin 31 32 31 94 $13.00
3 Matt Bellner 29 32 30 91 $55.00 1
3 Charles Cox 32 32 32 96 $13.00 1
4 Pat Simpson 35 28 29 92 $30.00

4 Mike Huckaby 34 32 33 99 $7.00
5 Byron Kirby 32 30 32 94 $20.00

5 Chris Conradi 36 30 34 100

6 Tom Adair 31 32 32 95 $10.00

6 Charles Tarbell 35 32 34 101

7 Danny Tatum 36 27 33 96


7 Gary Plain 36 37 31 104
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8 Jeffrey Smith 32 34 31 97










9 Rudy Cuellar 33 32 35 100










10 Jody Kimble 29 37 35 101
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11 Don Parker 36 34 33 103
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21 May 2017--Sunday--Longview Texas--10am Teeoff

We thought we had seen the last of the rain because the weather turned out so nice later on Saturday, but much more rain came Sunday morning before we could tee off, resulting in a two plus hour rain delay.  Six of the 20 players thought we could not get the tournament finished in time and had to drop out.  We played, the course was very wet, hole 12 unplayable, puddles remained on some holes because there was a light rain throughout the tournament.  The amazing thing was the stroke average was almost 3 strokes lower in the PPA than on Saturday.  I can only guess that the course playing so slow took some of the bogies out of play.  But we got the tournament in and the weather turned nice as we were leaving to go home, of course!
                                       
                Lots of work to get the course ready                           Pat Simpson's putt to tie for first place was too hard

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Because of the weather delay the PPA was down to only 8 players and four of them shot 28 the first round!  Byron Kirby, Jody Kimble,Danny Tatum and Pat Simpson. No other player shot better than 32.  Jody Kimble, who came in next to last on Saturday, then shoots a second round 26 for a 36 hole total of 54.  That gave him a four shot lead over Lee Messinger, who also shot a 26 his second round and was at 58, along with Pat.  Jody's four shot lead dwindled during the third and final round as he shot a 32 for a 86 total.  Lee barely missed tying him and was at 87.  Pat Simpson had a great chance to tie and barely missed hole 10, then aced hole 11 to pull within one shot with one hole left to play.  Hole twelve was pretty much unplayable because of standing water.  A player could take a two on it or try to play it.  Pat had to try and play it and took a really good effort hitting the ball hard through the water but missed and had to settle for a tie for second with Lee.  Danny Tatum was fourth with a solid 90.  Jody won the stroke play spot, his third spot, and Don Parker won his second spot in match play and Matt Bellner defeated Pat Simpson on the last hole to win his fourth spot.

                               
                 APA champion Mike Huckaby, PPA champion Jody Kimble           Some holes were unplayable, as Matt Bellner demonstrates                 
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While there were some really great scores shot in the PPA on Sunday afternoon, it was not the case in the APA.  There was only one round recorded lower than a 32, a 31 by the leader in all categories in the SWPT stats, Greg Everly.  The first round leaders were at 33, not a bad score on the soaked course, between Mike Huckaby and Chris Conradi.   Chris followed with a second round 32 and a 65 total, one better than Mike, and two better than Greg.  No one could make any sort of move in the final round and Mike came from behind and shot a final round 32 for a 98 total and a one shot win over Greg Everly, who also shot a final round 32.  Third place went to the second round leader Chris who fell back with a 35.  Mike Huckaby won the stroke play spot, his 3rd, and in match play Gary Plain won his fourth spot and Saturday winner Greg Simpson won his second spot. 

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1 Jody Kimble 28 26 32 86 $120.00 1
1 Mike Huckaby 33 33 32 98 $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 32 26 29 87 $55.00

2 Greg Everly 36 31 32 99 $13.00
2 Pat Simpson 28 30 29 87 $55.00

3 Chris Conradi 33 32 35 100 $13.00
4 Danny Tatum 28 32 30 90 $20.00

4 Gary Plain 37 32 32 101
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5 Byron Kirby 28 32 32 92


5 Trevor Lewin 35 35 32 102

5 Don Parker 33 30 29 92
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6 Greg Simpson 35 40 33 108
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7 Brice Bergesen 34 33 31 98










8 Matt Bellner 38 34 36 108
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6 May 2017--Saturday--Tyler, Texas--Noon

The players, even if they did not know it, got a special treat on Saturday at Tyler by playing course 2.  They got to experience what it would have been like playing in a Putt-Putt tournament in the early 1960's, on a course with a original loop the loop that was played, a target hole that gave everyone fits, and lots of holes where it took a high quality putt just to have a chance at a hole in one.  The result were high scores, but also it was to experience what players from 50 years ago probably felt when playing the same cours.  The course in Tyler was built in 1958 and the layout is the same now as when it was built.  In so many tournaments now the  player is unhappy with a miss because he expects to ace every hole.  At Tyler #2 the fun is hitting a very good putt and actually having a chance for the putt to go in; some good putts go in, a lot don't.  It puts a premium on patience and knowing when to be aggressive and when to accept a deuce.   Some players complained, most accepted the challenge for what it was and had a great time.  The weather was spot on perfect, the Adairs were great hosts as usual, and kudos to Jeffrey Smith, Lee Messinger and Chris Conradi, the three players who tied for the low score in six rounds, each with a single 29! 
          
         Greg Everly playing the target hole                       SWPT win #82 for Jeffrey Smith                Chris Conradi wins APA, wins 4th spot

PPA--Noon
Matt Bellner was the first round co-leader along with defending SWPT champion Jeffrey Smith with rounds of 30.  Brice Bergesen was one shot back at 31.  SWPT 2017 leader Lee Messinger had trouble making his first ace.  He made all 2's through hole 12, then a 3 on hole 13.  Finally on the target hole he hits into the small center ring for a ace.  .  .  .  wait a minute, it does not bounce out, it spins out!! and goes into the second ring.  Lee makes his first ace on hole 16 and shoots a 35.  Jeffrey had the low round of the tournament in the second round, a bogey free 29 and a 59 total, two up on Brice and five up on Matt and Mason Spradlin.  No player shot better than 31 the last round and Jeffrey cruised home with a 31 and a 90 total, four better than Brice.  Mason was third at 95.  East Texas players won all the tour final spots:  Mason Spradlin, Matt Bellner and Tom Adair.

APA--Noon
If the course was hard for the PPA members it was even more so for the APA members as only one player was able to break 100, and that was Chris Conradi, his tournament highlighted by a second round 29, two shots better than any other APA score on Saturday.  Greg Everly was the first round leader with a 31 but a second round 36 put him in second place five shots behind Chjris.  Gary Plain came from behind to catch Greg for second place with a third round 32.  Chris ended up with a 96, Gary a 100 and Scott Myers also caught Greg for third place at 101.  Chris won his fourth and final tour final spot, and Gary Plain and Scott Myers each won their first.


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1 Jeffrey Smith 30 29 31 90 $120.00

1 Chris Conradi 33 29 34 96 $26.00 1
2 Brice Bergesen 31 30 33 94 $70.00

2 Gary Plain 35 33 32 100 $13.00 1
3 Mason Spradlin 32 32 31 95 $30.00 1
3 Greg Everly 31 36 34 101 $7.00
4 Matt Bellner 30 34 34 98 $20.00 1
3 Scott Myers 37 31 33 101 $7.00 1
5 Tom Adair 32 35 32 99
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5 Ken Stanfill 33 41 40 114

6 Lee Messinger 35 32 33 100










6 John Kropinak 35 31 34 100










6 May, 2017--Saturday--Tyler, Texas--3PM

A quick lunch and the players were back on the course for the afternoon tournament.  The weather continued to be beautiful and the players were all vowing to score better the second time around on the course that gives up holes-in-one so reluctantly.  The course would win again.

                               
       Hole 15, with the famous target hole in the backgroun              Lee Messinger won for the 4th time, Greg Everly for the 3rd time

PPA--3PM
About the only player to get a little revenge on course 2 was Lee Messinger, who improved six strokes over his first round in the early tournament, going from 35 to 29, one of only three shot the entire day.  His 29 remarkably gave Lee a four shot lead over Matt Bellner and a five shot lead over Brice Bergesen, who survived three bogies in a row on holes 12, 13 and 14, and Mason Spradlin and John Kropinak, all at 34. Lee followed with a 30 and was in at 59, six shots ahead of Brice and Tom Adair.  Lee easily won as four of the seven players shot 32's the last round, Lee's giving him a 91.  Brice and Tom fought for second place and Brice cut Tom by one, 97 to 98.  Jeffrey Smith came back from a 36 first round to claim fourth at 99.  SWPT final spots went to Tom Adair, Mason Spradlin and Matt Bellner, the second spot for each of them.

APA--3PM
With Dwain Willett not in Tyler for the tournaments, Greg Everly reclaimed first place in the Player of the Year points with his win in the 3pm tournament.  Greg shot very solid and steady rounds of 31-31-32 for a 94 and a five shot win over Gary Plain, who kept it real close for two rounds but fell back with a final round of 35 and a 99 total.  The two tour final spots went to Gary and Scott Myers, the second for each of them.

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1 Lee Messinger 29 30 32 91 $120.00

1 Greg Everly 31 31 32 94 $26.00
2 Brice Bergesen 34 31 32 97 $70.00

2 Gary Plain 33 31 35 99 $13.00 1
3 Tom Adair 35 30 33 98 $30.00 1
3 Scott Myers 34 35 35 104
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4 Jeffrey Smith 36 31 32 99 $20.00

4 Chris Conradi 34 36 36 106

5 Mason Spradlin 34 34 32 100
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6 Matt Bellner 33 35 33 101
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7 John Kropinak 34 33 36 103










29 April, 2017--Saturday--Dallas Texas
                                                   
                                        The Dallas course was a thing of beauty, bluest water we have ever seen

The Southwest Putting Tour returned to the Dallas Coit Road course for the first time since 1998.  Jeffrey Smith is the defending champion.  We were expecting a good turnout but the weatherman had something to say about that.  The forecast for Dallas on Saturday was the same as in Memphis and the Western Open the previous Saturday, heavy, dangerous thunderstorms all day starting about noon.  The storms actually mostly missed the course but between Dallas and Tyler there were tornadoes which resulted in several deaths.  So we played with only 6 PPA and 6 APA players and everyone had a good time.  We got to play an amazingly good course, with freshly painted bumpboards, some new tee mats and some new carpet. Dallas will definitely be in the SWPT rotation in the future.
                                                                         
                       PPA winner for the third time in 2017, Lee Messinger             APA winner Greg Everly won for the second time
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Defending champion from 19 years ago, Jeffrey Smith, got off to a slow start with a 17 on his first nine holes, but came back strong with a back nine 11 for a 28 and a share of the first round lead with Danny Tatum and Lee Messinger.  Guest player Robert Johnson, the 2003 National Champion from North Carlolina, was fourth at 31,  Danny tacked on another 28 in the second round for a leading score of 56 for two rounds, with Lee at 57, Jeffrey at 58 and Brice Bergesen at 59.  We did a shotgun start because of the impending very bad weather and Danny started on hole 15, a "y" hole.  Danny quickly lost the lead when he somehow made a 7 to start his last round.  That was not the highest score of the day, Pat Simpson took 8 blows on the sidehill eighth hole.  Lee took advantage big time of Danny's misfortune and shot a 12-13=25 his final round for a 82, winning by seven shots over Brice at 89.  Danny fought back to a 34 and a tie for third with Jeffrey.  Danny and Jeffrey had a 18-hole playoff for a tour final spot and Jeffrey won, shooting a course record 23.  Danny Tatum then won the match play spot by beating Pat Simpson.

APA. 

The APA tournament went to Greg Everly with a easy win.  No other player beat Greg in any of the three rounds.  Greg was tied after the first round by Trevor Lewin, both at 30, with Ken Stanfill in third place at 33.  Greg shot another 30 the second round and had a two shot lead over Trevor  and a five shot lead over Ken.  Greg made sure no one was going to come from behind and catch him by shooting the days low APA round with a final round 26, good for a 86 and a 8-shot win.  Trevor finished in second place and was the medalist for the tour final spot.  After  a disastrous front nine of 19, Ken turned it around with a back nine 12 and edged Chris Conradi for third place, 96 to 97.  Chris went on to beat Steven Yancy for the match play spot. 

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1 Lee Messinger 28 29 25 82 $100.00 1
1 Greg Everly 30 30 26 86 $26.00
2 Brice Bergesen 32 27 30 89 $60.00

2 Trevor Lewin 30 32 32 94 $13.00 1
3 Danny Tatum 28 28 34 90 $10.00 1
3 Ken Stanfill 33 32 31 96 $13.00 1
3 Jeffrey Smith 28 30 32 90 $10.00 1
4 Chris Conradi 35 32 30 97
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5 Pat Simpson 38 32 25 95


5 Steven Yancey 37 33 30 100

5 Robert Johnson 31 33 31 95


6 Dwain Willett 36 32 36 104

30 April 2017--Sunday--Dallas Texas
                                 
                                                   Looking from the second hole towards the third hole
                      
There was some overnight rain to dampen the course (actually made the four newly carpeted holes play better), the winds shifted 180 degrees (still strong winds) and the temperature was hovering about 50 degrees at the start of Sundays tournament.

                                                                 
                          APA winner for the 3rd time in 2017, Dwain Willett, PPA  Jeffrey Smith has two wins this year 81 total

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Danny Tatum was playing great on Saturday when he made a 7 on the first hole of his last round, so he was determined to come out firing on Sunday morning and he did, shooting a 25 for a four shot lead over Saturday winner Lee Messinger and Jeffrey Smith.  Brice Bergesen was in fourth place at 30.  After nine holes of the second round Danny had increased his lead to five shots.  Jeffrey then shot a 13 on his back nine to go with a 13 on the front for a 26 and after 36 holes Danny was at 52 and Jeffrey was at 55 and Lee still close at 56.  Jeffrey got locked in the last round and when he does he usually does something special.  He missed hole four on the front nine and shot a 10 to take a two shot lead over Danny.  Jeffrey then aces five of the first seven holes on the back side to put the tournament away.  He laid up for a bogey on number 17 and shot a 24, good for a 79.  Danny was second at 83 and Lee third at 84.  Danny and Pat Simpson won spots for the tour finals.
                                                         
                                                            Lee Messinger, Trevor Lewin and Ken Stanfill near hole number one

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Player of the Year leader coming into the Dallas weekend was Dwain Willett and he was not too happy about his 104 and last place finish on Saturday.  Dwain shoots a 26 in the first round to open up a four shot lead on Saturday's winner Greg Everly  Ken Stanfill was in third place at 31.  Dwain faltered a little bit with a second round 32, allowing Greg to pull within two shots.  Greg then posted his third straight 30, and fifth in six rounds for the weekend, but Dwain responded with a solid 29 good for a 87 and a three shot win.  Chris Conradi had three straight 32's for 96 and a third place finish.  Chris and Steven Yancey won stroke play spots and Ken Stanfill won the match play spot.

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1 Jeffrey Smith 29 26 24 79 $100.00

1 Dwain Willett 26 32 29 87 $26.00
2 Danny Tatum 25 27 31 83 $60.00 1
2 Greg Everly 30 30 30 90 $13.00
3 Lee Messinger 29 27 28 84 $20.00

3 Chris Conradi 32 32 32 96 $13.00 1
4 Brice Bergesen 30 32 32 94


4 Steven Yancey 33 31 33 97
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5 Pat Simpson 35 30 30 95
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5 Trevor Lewin 38 34 28 100

5 Robert Johnson 33 29 33 95


6 Ken Stanfill 31 35 36 102
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8 April, 2017--Noon Saturday--Waco Texas

                              
                 The much beloved Allen Thomas 1955-2017        The tournament field around the new Allen Thomas course record sign

The Allen Thomas Memorial Tournament was played in Waco Texas in perhaps the windiest conditions of any Southwest Putting Tour event in recent years.  Steady winds in the 20 mph range and lots of gusts of 30 mph or more made for much higher scores and lots of frustrations for the players.  Before the tournament we remembered Allen and the Southwest Putting Tour donated $100 to  his fund.  We took a group photo around the new Course #1 sign, one that showed that Allen was the course record holder on a course built in 1958, with a 21!  We had a Open Division and some players that played with Allen back in the day come out and had a good time.  

                  
               APA winner Dwain Willett and PPA winner Wade Sahmel        PPA playoff players, Brice Bergesen, Wade Sahmel, Geoffrey Mosk
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Geoff Mosk, known for being a excellent wet course player, showed he is also a excellent wind course player as he shot a first round 27, good for a one shot lead over Brice Bergesen, who won the first PPA tournament at Waco back in 1968, on the same 18 holes, and Jim Palisano, who came from Las Vegas for the tournaments. Brice shot another 28 in the second round and his 56 gave him a 3-shot lead over Lee Messinger and Geoff at 59.  Wade Sahmell made a strong second round move with a 27 of his own and was at 61.  The last round was one where all four leaders tried to lose the tournamnt.  Leader Brice was one over after 14 holes and shot a 34 for a 90.  Geoff shot a 31, leaving both of his putts on the last two holes less than an inch short.  Lee was in great shape to win until he played the last 7 holes one over for a 92.  Wade was the leader going into the last hole and pushed his putt and hit a bracket on the bump board and did not get up the hill.  his second putt from near the tee mat was almost too hard but stayed on the hill and he made a three and was also at 90, tied with Geoff and Brice.  In the 18-hole playoff, it was very close until Wade aced holes 13 thru 16 and won by two strokes.  The spots went to Wade, Geoff and Brice.
                     
                                                                  Historic course #1 at Waco, built in 1958               
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In the APA, the wind was blowing just as much as it was in the PPA.  No player broke 30 the first round and Dwain Willett's 30 gave him a two shot lead over defending champ Greg Everly.  Dwain fired a second round 31 and increased his lead to three shots over Chris 
Conradi at 64.  Chris had the only sub 30 round of the tournament with his second round 29.  Three players were six shots back at 67.  Dwain shot a final round 32 and a 93 total and easily won by four shots as Greg Was second at 97 and Mike Huckaby finished third at 99, the only other player under 100.  Dwain won his fourth spot in only four tournaments and Greg and Mike won the other two spots
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1 Wade Samuel 34 27 29 90 $140.00 1
1 Dwain Willett 30 31 32 93 $26.00 1
2 Brice Bergesen 28 28 34 90 $72.50 1
2 Greg Everly 32 35 30 97 $13.00 1
2 Geoff Mosk 27 32 31 90 $72.50 1
3 Mike Huckaby 36 31 32 99 $13.00 1
4 Lee Messinger 30 29 33 92 $30.00

4 Chris Conradi 35 29 39 103 $13.00
5 Jim Palisano 28 35 31 94 $20.00

5 Ken Stanfill 33 34 37 104 $5.00
6 Tom Adair 33 29 33 95 $10.00

6 Gary Plain 34 36 36 106

7 John Kropinak 34 32 30 96


7 Mickey DeLucca 37 35 37 109

8 Danny Tatum 32 34 31 97


8 Trevor Lewin 35 39 36 110

8 Don Parker 35 32 30 97










10 Matt Bellner 35 33 33 101










11 Mason Spradlin 35 33 34 102










8 April, 2017--3PM Saturday--Waco Texas
                                                     
                                           PPA winner Lee Messinger, APA winner and birthday boy Mike Huckaby
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After a quick lunch the players were back for the second tournament of the day and were not that happy that the wind, if anything, had actually increased.  But they played on!!  Matt Bellner was the first round leader with a fine 29, but he just had a one shot lead over four players: Tom Adair, Lee Messinger, noon tournament winner Wade Sahmel and Brice Bergesen, all at 30.  The round of the day was shot in the second round as Lee shot a 13-12=25 to take a four shot lead at 55.  Brice was at 59, Wade at 61 and Matt at 62.  Lee had a solid 30 his last round and cruised to a easy win with a 85.  Brice was second at 89 and tied for third were Don Parker and Wade at 93.  The two spots went to Lee and Brice, his fourth and final spot.
                                       
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Dwain Willett was feeling it after his noon tournament win as he shoots a first round 27 and has a four shot lead after the first round.  The very difficult front nine got Dwain in the second round with a 19 and he finished with a even par 36 good for a 63.  That was the break that the birthday boy on this day, Mike Huckaby, needed as his 30 gave him a one shot lead over Dwain with his 62.  Still in the picture were Gary Plain and Mickey DeLucca, both at 65.  Mike shot another 30 the final round and his 92 won by 3 shots over Dwain, who finished at 95.  Greg Everly was the other player under 100, barely, with a 99.  The big comeback of the day was Ken Stanfill, who shot a 27 his last round pick up 8 stokes on Gary and tie him for fourth place, along with Trevor Lewin.  Mike and Greg won the spots.

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8Apr-3pm
1 Lee Messinger 30 25 30 85 $130.00 1
1 Mike Huckaby 32 30 30 92 $26.00 1
2 Brice Bergesen 30 29 30 89 $85.00 1
2 Dwain Willett 27 36 32 95 $13.00
3 Don Parker 33 30 30 93 $40.00

3 Greg Everly 31 36 32 99 $13.00 1
3 Wade Samuel 30 31 32 93 $40.00

4 Ken Stanfill 37 36 27 100 $6.00
5 Danny Tatum 33 33 31 97 $7.00

4 Gary Plain 32 33 35 100 $6.00
5 Jim Palisano 34 34 29 97 $7.00

4 Trevor Lewin 33 33 34 100 $6.00
5 Tom Adair 30 32 35 97 $7.00

7 Mickey DeLucca 33 32 36 101

8 John Kropinak 33 34 32 99


8 Chris Conradi 38 35 35 108

9 Mason Spradlin 34 37 31 102










9 Matt Bellner 29 33 40 102










25 March 2017--Saturday--Lake Charles Louisiana

Lake Charles owner Greg Simpson changed the tee off time for the Saturday tournament from noon to 4pm about a month ago.  Amazing how he must have known that rain showers were going to hit the course from 830am until almost noon.  By teeing off at 4pm, under mostly sunny skies, though windy, everything worked out perfectly.  
                                                                        
                                                                        APA winner Alan Sahmel, PPA winner Brice Bergesn
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The cream of the crop were tied for the lead after the first round on the still wet but quickly drying out carpets.  Jeffrey Smith, winner of the National Championship on this course in 2014, and Joe Lea, National Champion in 2015 both shot 25's in the opening round.  Brice Bergesen was alone in third place at 26, and a gaggle of players (4 actually) were two back at 27.  In the second round, Jeffrey and Joe both shot 28's for a 53 and were tied by Byron Kirby for third place.  Pat Simpson shot a 25 and was at 52.  Brice also shot a 25 for the lead at 51.  In the third round Brice, in his quest to win in his 70's, played another very solid round and made his last four holes for another 25 and a 76 total.  On a course where going low the last round has been the norm over the years, only Danny Tatum managed to break 25, his 24, tying him for the day's low round with David McCollister, gave Danny a 79 and second place.  Joe and Byron both shot 27's and finished tied for third at 80.  The match play spots went to Byron Kirby and Danny Tatum.
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Alan Sahmel got off to a great start in his first tournament since last season with a 26, good for a two shot lead over local Tommy Phillips at 28.  No one else broke 30.  After Alan shot another 26, his 52 total was four better than Tommy's 56,, and no other APA player was under 60.   Alan cruised in the third round with a 28 and a 80 total, five shots ahead of Tommy.  Mickey DeLucca made a strong charge to catch Tommy with a back nine of 12 and a 27 total good for 87 and third place.   Match play spots went to Ken Stanfill and Charles Tarbell.


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1 Brice Bergesen 26 25 25 76 $150.00 1
1 Alan Sahmel 26 26 28 80 $26.00 1
2 Danny Tatum 28 27 24 79 $100.00 1
2 Tommy Phillips 28 28 29 85 $13.00
3 Joe Lea 25 28 27 80 $45.00

3 Mickey DeLucca 30 30 27 87 $13.00
3 Byron Kirby 27 26 27 80 $45.00 1
4 Charles Cox 31 30 31 92 $13.00
5 Jeffrey Smith 25 28 28 81 $15.00

5 Chris Conradi 30 32 31 93

5 Pat Simpson 27 25 29 81 $15.00

5 Ken Stanfill 31 30 32 93
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7 Lee Messinger 30 25 27 82


7 Charles Tarbell 32 33 31 96
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8 David McCollister 33 24 26 83


7 Greg Simpson 32 33 31 96

9 Mason Spradlin 29 29 26 84










10 Geoff Mosk 30 27 29 86










10 Don Parker 30 29 27 86










12 Robert Cook 28 29 31 88










26 March 2017--Sunday--Lake Charles, Louisiana
                                                       
                                                   APA winner Charles Cox and PPA winner in a 18-hole playoff, Lee Messinger
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With the weather conditions being better and the carpet dry, everyone was looking to go low on Sunday in Lake Charles.  It never did happen.  Several players played quite well, but instead of the winning score being in the low 70's as predicted, 79 ended up winning.  Jeffrey Smith gave every indication that he was going to go low with a first round 24, one better than Lee Messinger (25) and two better than Geoff Mosk (26).  No one shot better than 26 the second round and Geoff found himself leading at 51, just one shot ahead of Lee and Joe Lea, with three other players only three shots back at 54.  In the third and final round the leader Geoff had a 17 on the back nine and he ended up in a tie for fifth place with Danny Tatum at 81.  For the second straight day Joe Lea and Byron Kirby both shot 80, and both again ended in a tie for third. Jeffrey came back after his bad second round of 30 with a 24 and ended in a tie with Lee at 79.  They had a 18-hole playoff in which Lee shot 25 and won.  Match play spots for the Tour Championship in October went to Byron Kirby and Geoff Mosk.
                                      
                             Danny Tatum against Geoff Mosk in match play              Mason Spradlin taking Byron Kirby to the 18th hole
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Three additional players showed up for the Sunday tournament making the field 11 players.  The first round leaders with 26's were Chris Conradi and course host Greg Simpson.  Charles Cox was hanging back in third place at 28.  Charles came back in the second round with a 26 of his own to take a one shot lead over Greg, 54 to 55.  Chris was in third place, just two shots back at 56.  Making up for some disastrous play that Charles had on Saturday, he played very steady the last round and his 27 gave him a 81 total and a five shot win over  Terry Simpson, who came charging all the way from a tie for fifth after two rounds to second with a 26 of his own and a 86 total.  Terry's brother Greg ended up third at 87.  Match play spots went to Dwain Willett, his third in three tournaments, and to Alan Sahmel.

 

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26 Mar
1 Lee Messinger 25 27 27 79 $150.00 1
1 Charles Cox 28 26 27 81 $26.00 1
2 Jeffrey Smith 24 30 25 79 $100.00

2 Terry Simpsom 32 28 26 86 $13.00
3 Joe Lea 26 26 28 80 $45.00

3 Greg Simpson 26 29 32 87 $13.00
3 Byron Kirby 27 27 26 80 $45.00 1
4 Chris Conradi 26 30 32 88 $13.00
5 Danny Tatum 27 27 27 81 $15.00

5 Charles Tarbell 29 30 30 89 $13.00
5 Geoff Mosk 25 26 30 81 $15.00 1
6 Dwain Willett 32 30 30 92 $7.00 1
7 Robert Cook 27 28 27 82


7 Mickey DeLucca 34 32 27 93

8 Mason Spradlin 27 29 28 84


7 Adam Sahmel 30 30 33 93

9 Brice Bergesen 31 30 25 86


9 Alan Sahmel 32 30 33 95
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9 Pat Simpson 30 27 29 86


9 Ken Stanfill 30 32 33 95

11 David McCollister 31 27 29 87


11 Tommy Phillips 33 30 33 96

12 Don Parker 30 29 29 88










4 March 2017--Saturday--Webster Texas

                                    
                                 PPA winner Geoffrey Mosk and APA winner Greg Everly       The zebra hides from the players by holes 11-13

The 2017 PPA putting season started on Jim and Carol Saxe's beautiful Webster Putt-Putt Fun Center, as it does every year, on Saturday March 4th. Rain was forecast for Saturday and heavy rain was forecast all day for Sunday. The players got a break on Saturday with light rain only affecting the third and final round. The heavy rain on Sunday scared away eight players, but we got a two hour window and were able to play the tournament and the match play without any rain delays once the tournament got started.

PPA

On Saturday in the first round, Jody Kimble of Ft Smith Arkansas shot a 25, which was matched by Lee Messinger. That gave them a two shot lead over defending champion Wade Sahmel and Brice Bergesen, who just recently turned 70. Defending Texas State Champion and the 2014 National Champion, Jeffrey Smith, shot the low round of the weekend in the second round with a 24 and grabbed a share of the 36-hole lead at 53 with John Kropinak of Kansas City. Geoffrey Mosk and Jody were just one shot back at 54, and the ever dangerous Lee Messinger was only two back at 55. Light rain hampered the last round and no player had an exceptional score, the best round being a 27 shot by Randall Willett, rejoining the PPA after a number of years. Randall shot the 27 the hard way, finishing with 10 aces his last 11 holes, including the last 8 holes. Jody only had to make a deuce on the 54th hole but got a slide off the right rail and ended behind the triangle that guards the cup and was unable to bank it in. He finished at 82 and in a tie for first with Geoffrey. Geoffrey, one of the stars of the USA Mini-golf team that competed in Kosovo last summer, played just a little stronger than Jody and beat him by one in the playoff. Jeffrey came in third and Lee came in fourth. Match play spots went to Jeffrey Smith and Brice Bergesen.

APA

In the APA division, Greg Everly shot the APA low round of the weekend his first round with a 25 and enjoyed a two shot lead over Dwain Willett, Randall's brother and another player coming back after not playing in a while. Charles Cox was third at 28. Chris Conradi had the low second round with a 28 and moved into second place at 59, three back of Greg's leading 56. They were the only players under 60. Greg came back with the low third round with a 28 and his 84 won by five shots over Chris. Charles was the only other player breaking 30 and his 29, good for 90, got him third place. Match play spots went to Dwain Willett and Charles Cox.


















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4 Mar
1 Geoff Mosk 28 26 28 82 $160.00 1
1 Greg Everly 25 31 28 84 $26.00 1
2 Jody Kimble 25 29 28 82 $100.00

2 Chris Conradi 31 28 30 89 $13.00
3 Jeffrey Smith 29 24 30 83 $65.00 1
3 Charles Cox 28 33 29 90 $13.00 1
4 Lee Messinger 25 30 29 84 $40.00

4 Trevor Lewin 32 30 32 94 $13.00
5 Brice Bergesen 27 30 29 86 $20.00 1
5 Dwain Willett 27 35 33 95 $13.00 1
5 Wade Samuel 27 31 28 86 $20.00

6 Ken Stanfill 33 30 33 96 $4.00
5 Randall Willett 28 31 27 86 $20.00

6 Mickey DeLucca 34 31 31 96 $4.00
8 John Kropinak 28 25 35 88


8 Jack Ramsey 29 35 34 98

8 Don Parker 30 29 29 88


8 Jason Sheffield 33 31 34 98

10 Danny Tatum 28 29 32 89


10 Charles Tarbell 43 34 33 110

10 Joe Lea 31 28 30 89










12 Byron Kirby 31 32 29 92










13 David McCollister 31 29 34 94










13 Mason Spradlin 33 32 29 94










5 March 2017--Sunday--Webster Texas
                                                         
                                                      SWPT Champion Jeffrey Smith won PPA     Dwain Willett won the APA
The Sunday Southwest Putting Tour tournament in Webster Texas on March 5th was very close to being a rainout. Tee off time was scheduled for 10am but the constant rain was still coming down and the forecast was for even heavier rain throughout the day. Eight of the 24 scheduled players left not thinking we would be able to play. With the heaviest of the rain north of Webster we got a break as the rain let up and it looked no rain for maybe a couple of hours. With Don Parker manning the broom and Brice Bergesen the blower, they were able to get the course ready in about 45 minutes. The course is wonderfully landscaped but with heavy rains the water is slow to recede.

PPA
Danny Tatum mastered the still very wet carpets the first round with a fine 27 and a one shot lead over John Kropinak, with the ever present Jeffery Smith and Lee Messinger only two back at 29. After two rounds it was a three way tie at 56 between Jeffrey, Danny and John with Lee at 59 being the only other player under 60. Jeffrey broke away in the third round with a 28 for a 84 and a three shot win over Danny at 87 Lee finished third at 88. Matt Bellner, not using a Chromax ball, shot the day's low round with a third round of 26. Match play winners were Lee Messinger and Jody Kimble.

APA
Only six APA players stayed to play in the rain on Sunday. Ken Stanfill led after the first round with a 30, but Dwain Willett and Trevor Lewin were only one back at 31. Trevor shot a fine 28 the second round and led after two rounds by three shots over Chris Conradi at 59. There are some holes at Webster that can mess with you if you get in the wrong place and the leader Trevor had the misfortune of finding a few of those places and shooting an over par last round to drop out of contention. That opened the door for Dwain Willett to claim his first win in many a year as he shot 28 the last round to come from only one shot out of last place after two rounds to win with a 93. Chris got his second second place finish in two tournaments with a 94. Mickey DeLucca, coming back from a disastrous 5 on hole 13 the first round and a 36, followed with a couple of 30's to sneak into third place at 96, just ahead of Greg Everly. Chris Conradi and Greg Everly won the match play spots.


















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1 Jeffrey Smith 29 27 28 84 $130.00 1
1 Dwain Willett 31 34 28 93 $26.00 1
2 Danny Tatum 27 29 31 87 $85.00

2 Chris Conradi 33 29 32 94 $13.00 1
3 Lee Messinger 29 30 29 88 $50.00 1
3 Mickey DeLucca 36 30 30 96 $13.00
4 Geoff Mosk 33 27 29 89 $30.00

4 Greg Everly 32 32 33 97 $6.00 1
5 John Kropinak 28 28 34 90 $20.00

5 Ken Stanfill 30 36 34 100

6 Brice Bergesen 31 31 31 93


6 Trevor Lewin 31 28 42 101

7 Don Parker 31 32 33 96










7 Mason Spradlin 34 30 32 96










9 Matt Bellner 36 35 26 97










10 Jody Kimble 31 33 34 98
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                                                                                 2016 Tournaments
9 October, 2016--Sunday--Arlington Texas

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

                      
          Joe Lea vs Jeffrey Smith on hole 8                    2015 SWPT Champ Geoff Mosk, 2016 SWPT chan Jeffrey Smith (R)
PPA

The weather could not be better for the Sunday playoffs to determine the PPA and APA Southwest Putting tour champions.  Sunny, low 80's, the carpets are completely dry, conditions are perfect for some players to go low.  It turns out a  lot of players went low, sometimes both in the same match.  What made this Sunday special is after a match was over there was no "I gave him that match", but "I played good, he just played better!"  It was a fun pressure filled day and in the end we came out with two very deserving champions.

There were two matches in the round of 32, Wade Sahmel against Rudy Cuellar.  Wade thanked Rudy for the wonderful meal the night before at the banquet then beat him 7 and 6.  The other match would be considered an upset as Pat Simpson, one of Al's sons, beat Cliff Matthews 3 and 2.  Cliff is busy with his kids and has not played much this year, but what made the upset is this was Pat Simpson's first tournament of the year!  In the round of 16 some really good players were eliminated.  The big upset was Jody Kimble going down to Wade 4 and 3 after Jody had dominated in all three tournaments yesterday.  Gary Love, Pat Simpson, John Kropinak, Tom Adair, Joel Woodall and Don Parker all also lost.  In the round of eight Wade won his third easy match, this time over the very hot Danny Tatum, 5 and 4.  Geoffrey Mosk won his second straight match on the 36th hole and beat Byron Kirby.  In the bottom bracket, Jeffrey Smith figured out the night before before he picked that the only way he could win the Player-of-the-Year award was if Lee Messinger did not make it past the round of eight and Jeffrey went on to win the championship, so he picked Lee.  And he beat Lee on the 36th hole.  In the other match in the lower bracket Joe Lea destroyed Brice Bergesen by acing 16 of his first 22 holes and breezed by a 8 and 7 margin.  What we had left in the final four was a very strong four players.  In the top bracket was Wade Sahmel (runner-up two weeks ago in the 2016 Nationals) against defending SWPT champ and a USA picked team player for the World Putting Championships in Kosovo in June.  In the bottom bracket it got even better, 2014 National Champion Jeffrey Smith against the 2015 National Champion Joe Lea  You never know in match play as Wade was the hottest player, easily winning all three of his matches and Geoffrey barely squeaking by winning on the last hole.  So of course Geoffrey hammers Wade 6 and 5!  In the bottom bracket Jeffrey and Joe put on a classic match.  Joe had nasty lipouts on hole 18 and later in the match on hole one after Jeffrey had aced the hole at maximum speed.  But such is match play, and when there are two great players playing their best it comes down to who can avoid the unlucky break.  One up going into the final hole, number four, Jeffrey missed to give Joe a chance but on a very speed sensitive hole Joe just did not hit the ball hard enough and Jeffrey had made it to the finals again.  In the final match both players were really playing good, even after 17 holes, then the ability that all great players have to put it into another gear happened, not just to one player but to both players.  Jeffrey aced hole 18 to go one up with 18 holes to go.  Geoffrey showed the champion he is by acing 8 of his first 11 holes, and lost ground as Jeffrey made 9 of his first 10 holes.  When Jeffrey doubled banked in the difficult 15th hole the match was over, Geoffrey was decrowned, Jeffrey won his 7th SWPT Championship, his first since 2009, and by 961.5 to 951 points, Jeffrey clipped Lee Messinger for the Player-of-the Year award.  It was quite a performance on Sunday, not just by Jeffrey and Geoffrey, but all the players, as everyone raised their game.  

PPA Playoff 2016 SWPT- Arlington Texas

9 October 2016
Round of 32 Wade Sahmel d Rudy Cuellar 7 and 6

Pat Simpson d Cliff Matthews 3 and 2



Round of 16: Wade Sahmel d Jody Kimble 4 and 3

Danny Tatum d Gary Love 2 and 1

Byron Kirby d Pat Simpson 6 and 5

Geoffrey Mosk d John Kropinak 1 up

Lee Messinger bye

Jeffrey Smith d Tom Adair 3 and 1

Brice Bergesen d Joel Woodall 37 holes

Joe Lea d Don Parker 1 up



Round of 8: Wade Sahmel d Danny Tatum 5 and 4

Geoffrey Mosk d Byron Kirby 1 up

Jeffrey Smith d Lee Messinger 1 up

Joe Lea d Brice Bergesen 8 and 7



Semi-Finals: Geoffrey Mosk d Wade Sahmel 6 and 5

Jeffrey Smith d Joe Lea 1 up



Finals: Jeffrey Smith d Geoffrey Mosk 4 and 3

APA
                
       APA Runner-Up Steve Tanton, Winner Bill Shelar          Jimmy Van Buskirk gave Steve a good match, came up just a little short
          
               Steve Tanton acing #10 in final match                             Bill Shelar played hole #18 well all weekend
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Having already clinched the Player-of-the-Year award and won 9 times in 14 tournaments it would seem that Bill Shelar would be a prohibitive favorite.  He was the favorite all right, but not by much because Steve Tanton had quietly also had a spectacular season.  Steve had only won 3 of the 9 tournaments he had played in but was second or third in four others.  His doctors did not want him playing when the temperature was above the low 80's, so he missed 12 tournaments but still finished second in the Player-of-the-Year points and stroke average.  Bill and Steve were in opposite brackets, it would be awesome if they both made it to the finals.

There was only one match in the round of 32 and Robert Martin edged Greg Cole on the last hole.  His reward was to play Steve in the round of 16 and Steve beat Robert 4 and 2.  There was only one mild surprise loss in the round of 16 and that was Tyler's Mason Spradlin, who had played so strong all season in his rookie year.  But he lost to Jimmy Van Buskirk from Oklahoma who has been a top players for many years.  Jimmy beat Mason 5 and 3, very mild surprise.  Others that ended their day in the round of 16 were Ken Stanfill,Steven Yancey, Gary Plain, Jack Ramsey, Trevor Lewin and Scott Myers.  In the round of 8 Steve Tanton continued to move on by beating Ken Stanfill 5 and 4.  Jimmy Van Buskirk continued his strong play by eliminating Chris Conradi 3 and 2.  Bill Shelar got hot and never stopped as he poured on a 11 to 9 win over a very fine player in Mike Huckaby.  After Mickey DeLucca had won his round of 16 match by a 10 to 9 win, he was involved in another 10 and 9 match but this time on the losing end as Greg Everly showed no mercy.  As in the PPA, four very strong players were left standing.  Steve Tanton, the 2011 APA National Champion, Jimmy Van Buskirk who has won everything in Oklahoma for many years, defending champion Bill Shelar and Greg Everly, who always finishes in the top three at the end of a season.  Jimmy played a great match against Steve, had a couple of things not go as he had hoped and lost to Steve 2 and 1, Steve Tanton goes to the finals.  Bill Shelar found out how tenacious Greg Everly is as they were all even after 36 and went to sudden death on hole 16.  Still tied on hole 18 Bill aced and Greg did not and Bill moved to the finals.
Bill got off to a good lead over Steve, going 4 up before the end of 18 holes but Steve kept chipping away and took it to the 36th hole, number 18, where Bill again aced it to win 2 up.  Just like in the PPA, tow great champions battling it out to the end.  This was Bill's last win as a APA player as he will turn PPA either next season or at the Al (Lake Charles Tournament of Champions) the first weekend in November.  Bill showed that he belongs in the top APA's to ever play the SWPT.  

APA Playoff 2016 SWPT- Arlington Texas

9 October 2016
Round of 32 Robert Martin d Greg Cole 1 up



Round of 16: Steve Tanton d. Robert Martin 4 and 2

Ken Stanfill d Steven Yancey 1 up

Chris Conradi d. Gary Plain 5 and 4

Jim Van Buskirk d Mason Spradlin 5 and 3

Bill Shelar bye

Mike Huckaby d Jack Ramsey 4 and 3

Greg Everly d Trevor Lewin 5 and 4

Mickey DeLucca d. Scott Myers 10 and 9



Round of 8: Steve Tanton d. Ken Stanfill 5 and 4

Jim Van Buskirk d Chris Conradi 3 and 2

Bill Shelar d Mike Huckaby 11 and 9

Greg Everly d Mickey DeLucca 10 and 9



Semi-Finals: Steve Tanton d. Jim Van Buskirk 2 and 1

Bill Shelar d Greg Everly 39 holes



Finals: Bill Shelar d Steve Tanton 1 up
8 October 2016--Saturday--Arlington Texas
SWPT Finals    

             
                                        
                 Arlington has a nice patio for the players                                    Brice Bergesen found some Putt-Putt colored shoes

Most of the players arrived on Friday to get some practice in since the Saturday tournaments started at 10 am on Saturday.  A fairly heavy rain fell on Friday morning and the players had to practice on wet then only damp carpets all day Friday.  After the front moved through we were blessed with perfect weather for the whole finals weekend.  Unfortunately we had a few players who had qualified for the finals that were not able to make it to Arlington, but we still had 32 dedicated players tee it up for Saturday.  There was a buzz in the air as the purse for the PPA division had been strengthened due to a generous donation by Rudy and Francis Cuellar.  First place was guaranteed to be $1,000.  Rudy and Francis also arranged for the awards banquet to be at the Marriott Hotel and they had it catered.  Pat Conradi donated a large bagof chips, chocolate and cookies that gave the players a energy boost in between matches on Sunday.  
Saturday. 
                                                       
                             
 Jody Kimble (PPA) won his first ever SWPT tournament,  Bill Shelar won his 9th event of the 2016 season
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The final chance to qualify for the SWPT finals was the 54 hole tournament on Saturday morning.  Newly inducted Hall of Fame member Cliff Matthews was the first round leader with a 27, a 11 on the front side.  Close behind Cliff at 28 was Jody Kimble from Arkansas and runner-up last week in the Louisiana State Championship, Danny Tatum of Deritter Louisiana  Jody and Danny were playing in the same threesome and they tied again in the second round with 26's, good for a 54 total and a 3-shot lead over 2014 National Champion Jeffrey Smith, sho had a 26 of his own.  No one else was within five shots.  Going into the difficult back nine Danny had a one shot lead over Jody and two shots over Jeffrey.  Danny and Jeffrey both shot routine 16's on the back nine and Jody shot the low back nine of the tournament with a 12, which gave Jody a 81 total and a 3-shot win over Danny and 5 shots over Jeffrey.  John Kropinak, who came down from Kansas City to play, was fourth at 88.  The five remaining qualifying spots went to John Kropinak, Cliff Matthews, Pat Simpson, Joel Woodall and Rudy Cuellar.

APA
Bill Shelar had won 8 tournaments so far this year and Steve Tanton three times, but they only played against each other in four tournaments, Bill won three of those and Steve one.  They were in the first threesome and everyone was looking to see who would win the battle.  Nither one of them in the first round as there was a 3-way tie for first, with the most surprising leader being Scott Myers of Tyler, not only playing in his first event outside east Texas, but he did not arrive until Saturday morning.  Tied with Scott at 28 was Jack Ramsey and Chris Conradi.  Bill was one back at 29 nd Steve was at 31.  Chris added a 28 to his first round 29 and led after two at 57,but Bill was only one shot back at 58.  Mickey DeLucca was hanging close at 60.  Steve made the big move in the final 18 holes, starting at 62 he shot a tournament low 26 his last round and was in the clubhouse at 88, really good but not quite enough to keep Bill from his 9th victory of the season as Bill shot a 28 for a 86 total.  Chris fell back to 90 but still finished in third place, and three players finished in a fourth place tie at 93.  The final four spots went to Steven Yancey, Robert Martin, Jimmy Van Buskirk and Greg Cole.


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8Oct



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8Oct
1 Jody Kimble 28 26 27 81 $170.00


1 Bill Shelar 29 29 28 86 $26.00
2 Danny Tatum 28 26 30 84 $110.00


2 Steve Tanton 31 31 26 88 $13.00
3 Jeffrey Smith 31 26 29 86 $75.00


3 Chris Conradi 28 29 33 90 $13.00
4 John Kropinak 29 31 28 88 $60.00 1

4 Greg Everly 29 36 28 93 $13.00
5 Don Parker 29 32 28 89 $35.00


4 Ken Stanfill 34 30 29 93 $13.00
5 Cliff Matthews 27 33 29 89 $35.00 1

4 Mickey DeLucca 31 29 33 93 $13.00
7 Tom Adair 29 31 30 90 $7.50


7 Gary Plain 31 32 31 94 $13.00
7 Joe Lea 31 28 31 90 $7.50


8 Mason Spradlin 33 33 32 98 $3.25
7 Byron Kirby 29 32 29 90 $7.50


8 Mike Huckaby 32 30 36 98 $3.25
7 Pat Simpson 31 28 31 90 $7.50 2

8 Steven Yancey 30 33 35 98 $3.25 1
11 Lee Messinger 29 30 32 91



8 Robert Martin 34 33 31 98 $3.25 2
11 Brice Bergesen 32 30 29 91



12 Jack Ramsey 28 33 38 99

13 Geoff Mosk 32 31 31 94



13 Jimmy Van Buskirk 33 29 39 101
2
14 Joel Woodall 34 30 31 95
1

14 Trevor Lewin 39 34 32 105

15 Gary Love 35 29 32 96
1

15 Scott Myers 28 41 40 109
2
16 Rudy Cuellar 34 35 32 101
1

16 Greg Cole 38 36 38 112
2

                          
Winning team  APA Chris Conradi               PPA Jody Kimble                            PPA Byron Kirby                        PPA Danny Tatum
"The Codgers Too"

                                                                                                     
The team "The Codgers", has dominated the Team Championship like the Yankees dominated baseball years ago and the Celtics dominated basketball when Bill Russell played.  With another stacked team of captain Jeffrey Smith, new Hall of Famer Cliff Matthews on his home course, 2014 SWPT champ Lee Messinger and 2014 APA Player of the Year Mike Huckaby, they looked ready to roll again.  Jody Kimble and Danny Tatum had a team and for good luck it was named "Codgers too", thinking maybe there was magic in the team name. The tournament is played in conjunction with the 54-hole SWPT event.  The "Codgers too" shot a first round 84 to lead "The Codgers" by three and "No Name" by five shots.  After two rounds, with Jody and Danny tied for the tournament lead, "Codgers too" increased their lead to eight strokes over "The Codgers" and by 13 strokes over "Thirty Fives".  With Jody and Danny playing so well, a one-two finish in the regular tournament, the "Codgers too" breezed to a 12-shot win over "The Codgers" (263) with a 251 total score, only their fourth loss in over 20 years.  Third place went to "Gulf Freeway and Bill" at 264.  
                     
                             
The winning Pro-Am team, PPA Jody Kimble and APA Greg Everly, with their colorful golf balls
                                  
PRO-AM
The fun part of the Finals weekend begins in the afternoon with the Pro-Am, 54-holes of best ball with a PPA pro and a non PPA pro.  There were fourteen teams playing, and the favorites were defending champs Joe Lea and Bill Shelar, mainly because of Bill's 9 wins this season.  Joe Lea was also playing with Scott Myers and the Lea-Myers team shot a 22 for the first round lead, by two shots over three teams.  Jody Kimble, after winning the morning tournament and leading his team to the Team Championship, was playing with Greg Everly and they were smoking the second round with a 22 and a 46 total, good for a two shot lead over three teams at 48 and one team at 49.  In the third round it came down to the wire and Jody and Greg made some crucial aces down the stretch to shoot 69 and beat the defending Lea-Shelar team by one shot (70).  Lea-Myers and Messinger-Huckaby tied for third at 72.  It is pointed out in this space each year that the record score of 19-20-22=61 shot at Killeen by Brice Bergesen and Jason Sheffield is still safe.  

                                                         

                   
Juinita Baldoza, Mike's mom, presents the Mike Baldoza Texas Open trophy to Wade Sahmel

AWARDS BANQUET

After the Pro-Am the players had about an hour to freshen up and head to the Marriott Hotel for dinner, the awards presentation, and the spot pick for the match play finals on Sunday.  This is always a highlight of the season and made more special this year because of Rudy and Francis Cuellar having the meal catered.  Lots of Bar-B-Que, chicken breasts, salad and  dessert fit for a king.  What made the night especially special was the attendance of Mike Baldoza's mon Juanita, his sister Nancy and her husband and daughter.  After the dinner the awards were given out to all the winners in the PPA and APA, eight in each division, led by Lee Messinger with four in the PPA and Bill Shelar with nine in the APA.  The Texas Open was renamed this year to the Mike Baldoza Texas Open (the Bal), and Danny Tatum came up with the idea of having a perpetual trophy for the winner to keep for a year and then present to the next year's winner at the nest year's banquet.  It is a replica of the British Open trophy, the Claret Jug.  It has the names of all the previous winners on the base.  Mike Baldoza's mom Juanita presented the award to the 2016 winner, Wade Sahmel, and Wade made a wonderful speech to Juanita, telling her how much Mike meant to all of us and how special it was for Wade to stay with Mike at the same condo at Fernandino Beach at last year's Nationals.  Wade said that talking to Mike at the Nationals inspired him to play his absolute best to be the first winner of the Mike Baldoza Texas Open.  It was a very emotional and wonderful moment.  We then did the spot picking for the 10am 36-hole match play for the SWPT championship on Sunday.
1, 2 October--Saturday and Sunday, Lake Charles Louisiana, Louisiana State Championship

                                 
                                   A small but enthusiastic group of players showed up to play in the Louisiana State Championship

 The 2016 Louisiana State Championship was originally scheduled for August 13th and 14th, but was rained out with the flooding that hit Louisiana, so it was rescheduled the only date available, which unfortunately was the weekend after the Nationals and the weekend before the SWPT Championships.  We knew there would be a drop off in the number of players and there was, but the players that did participate had a great time and the scoring was very strong.  The good scoring on Sunday was due a lot to the fact that we had a light rain just after we started on and off for a good part of an hour, That rain made the course play very true, thus the very low scores by almost everyone in the PPA, and some low APA scores also.  Besides the  Sunday rain the conditions were ideal all weekend.   After the tournament on Saturday all the tournament players went to the sports bar next door to the course and watched football and the Ryder Cup together.  A fun time, led by Joe Lea, was had by all.

                             
                                    Beautiful course 2 at Lake Charles, with the 3-block hole 15 in the background          
Day one

PPA

Former National Champion (2015) Joe Lea was the first round leader with a 25 with former National Champion Jeffrey Smith (2014) and 2015 National Senior champ Danny Tatum and the previous winner on the SWPT in Tyler, Don Parker, all one shot back at 26.  Danny shot a 24 the second round to be at 50, two shots ahead of Joe and four up on Jeffrey.  Danny put the pedal to the medal with another 24 the third round for a 74 total.  Jeffrey and 2014 SWPT champ Lee Messinger also had 24's so Danny's lead was now four shots over Jeffrey at 78 and five over Lee at 79.  Danny shot an 11 on the front nine his fourth round to increase his lead to five shots but stumbled with a 16 on the back nine for a 27 and a still fine 101 total, but his lead was cut to three shots over Lee and four over Jeff.   Brice Bergesen finished strong on Saturday to be in fourth place six shots out at 107.

APA
Bill Shelar has already clinched the 2016 APA player of the year award and has already won 7 times this season, so he was the favorite to battle Lake Charles top APA player Charles Cox.  Bill got the early lead with a 28 to Charles's 29 the first round then increased his lead to four shots after two rounds with a 25 good for a 53 total.  What was looking like another runaway win for Bill was derailed somewhat as Charles shot 26 his third round to be at 84 to Bill's 80.  Charles continued to cut into the lead in the fourth round with a 29 to Bill's 31.  Bill still lead after 72 holes but his 111 only led Charles by two shots.  Nine shots back was Mickey DeLucca at 120 and Chris Conradi was at 122.

                             
                            PPA winner Brice Bergesen with his silver Chromax, and APA winner Bill Shelar, a 8-time winner in 2016               
Day two

PPA

Danny Tatum led from the second round on Saturday and when he opened Sunday by missing his first two holes there was hope but then Danny aced 14 of his final 16 holes for a 22 and gained five strokes on Lee Messinger, Jeffrey Smith and Brice Bergesen,  when all of them had 27's for the firth round.  Danny was at 123, Lee eight back at 131, Jeffrey at 132 and Brice at 134.  Joe Lea was making his usual charge by shooting a 22 also, good for a 135 score.  Danny shot a sixth round 26 for a 149 total and saw his lead drop to seven shots as Brice Bergesen shot a 22 of his own to grab second place at 156, with Jeffrey at 157 and Lee at 158.  In the seventh round Danny ran into trouble on the third hole, a very easy ace, when he went over both hills, then lagged the hill and ended with a four on the hole.  His stumble started him onto a round of 30, and he still had the lead, but only by one shot.  Jeffrey shot a 23 and despite making a bogey on hole 15 for the third round in a row, Brice had a 24 and both were at 180 to Danny's 179.  Lee was the only other player still in the picture at 183.  In the eighth round Jeffrey continued his hot shooting with a front nine 11 to Danny and Brice's 13's.  Lee also had a 11 so going into the final nine holes Jeffrey had a one shot lead over Danny, two over Brice and three over Lee.  Jeffrey still had the lead with three holes to go, but only by one over his playing partner Brice, who putted hole 16 first.  After Brice made the delicate front door shot up the hill, Jeffrey went for the ace also but his ball bounced about three feet off the tee mat and he lagged the hill and missed the hard deuce putt.  Knowing he had a one shot lead to go with two holes left, Brice somehow managed to ace the final two holes,the third time in a row he made 16-18.  Brice's 11 on the back nine was good for a 24 and a 204 total, one better than Jeffrey and Danny at 205, and Lee was fourth at 208.  Just two weeks shy of his 70th birthday and a player since 1964, Brice could not remember ever making 50 aces in 72 holes (four rounds).  It was a heartbreaking loss for Danny and Jeffrey but everyone enjoyed the battle, especially the "old" guy. .

APA
The expected battle between Bill Shelar and Charles Cox on Sunday never quite materialized as Bill moved to a five shot lead after five rounds with a opening Sunday round of 26 and a 137 total to Charles' 29 and 142 total.  Round six saw Bill's lead increase to seven shots as Bill shot another 26 to Charles' 28, but a seven shot lead did not hole up in the PPA with two rounds to go so Charles still had a chance.  Whatever chance Charles had was gone after the seventh round as Bill poured on the aces with a 25 for a 188 total and with Charles having a bad game (32) the lead was now an insurmountable 14 shots with one round to go.  Charles might have been understandably a little deflated in round seven seeing the lead grow for Bill, but Charles should have been looking over his shoulder as the hottest player in the APA on Sunday the last three rounds was Chris Conradi, who started nine shots behind Charles going into the fifth round and after seven rounds was only three shots back.  Chris's last three rounds were 27-26 and a final round 26 which was enough to catch Charles on the back nine of the final round 231 to 233.  Bill went about his business the last round with a 29 and a 217 total, good for a 14 shot win. the other APA players were happy to hear that Bill is going to the PPA next season. 

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Oct 1,2
1 Brice Bergesen 28 28 25 26 27 22 24 24 204 $240.00
2 Jeffrey Smith 26 28 24 27 27 25 23 25 205 $110.00
2 Danny Tatum 26 24 24 27 22 26 30 26 205 $110.00 1
4 Lee Messinger 29 26 24 25 27 27 25 25 208 $40.00
5 Joe Lea 25 27 31 30 22 28 26 24 213

6 Greg Simpson 32 26 29 27 26 26 26 23 215

7 Byron Kirby 30 29 28 27 25 23 28 29 219
1
8 Don Parker 26 34 28 30 30 29 27 26 230




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Oct 1,2
1 Bill Shelar 28 25 27 31 26 26 25 29 217 $52.00
2 Chris Conradi 31 31 26 34 30 27 26 26 231 $26.00
3 Charles Cox 29 29 26 29 29 28 32 31 233 $26.00
4 Mickey DeLucca 32 33 28 27 33 33 27 29 242
5 Charles Tarbell 34 29 32 34 33 32 28 25 247
6 Ken Stanfill 29 36 32 33 31 31 33 31 256
11 September, 2016--Sunday--  Tyler Texas
                                                     
                                                           PPA winner Don Parker (l) and 7-time APA winner Bill Shelar
                                                      
PPA
On a gorgeous late summer Sunday morning we played the second half of the back to back tournaments in Tyler.  Don Parker finished with a 26 on Saturday to finish in the money and decided to start out on Sunday with another 26, good for the first round lead by 2 shots over John Kropinak and Matt Bellner, both with 28's.   Don also shot the low round in the second round with a 28 and his 54 total extended his lead to three, over Matt Bellner, and by five over Jeffrey Smith, Saturday's winner, and the only other player under 60.   Don left little doubt that this was his day as he shot 13 on the front nine and a 27 for a "about as low as you can go on this course" remarkable 81 and a seven shot win over local course PPA pro Tom Adair, who also shot a 27 for a 88.  Lee Messinger had a final round 27 and tied Jeffrrey and Matt for third at 89.  Jjohn Kropinak won his third spot and Matt Bellner and Rudy Cuellar picked up their first spots.
                                                              
                                                    It is difficult to take a picture without Matt Bellner seeing the camera!!
APA
The members of the SWPT APA division are counting down the number of tournaments left (2 or 3) that Bill Shelar has left as a APA member. Although Gary Plain made it anything but easy,Bill played  very consistent at a high level all day in route to winning his 7th SWPT event of the year.  Bill led after the first round with a 28, one ahead of Greg Everly and two ahead of Gary.  Bill shot another 13-15=28 the second round for a 56 but saw his lead cut to one as Gary shot a 27. no other player was better than n 61 after two rounds.   Playing in the same group, Gary shot a solid 14 on the front nine but Bill did Gary three shots better with a 11 on the front.  When Bill made the tricky 10th hole to go 8 under  thru 10 holes it was just too much for Gary to catch, being down by five strokes with only 8 holes left.  Gary did cut two shots off his lead and his 28, good for a 85, would have won the APA division in any other tournament in recent memory.  Bill had a back  nine 16 for a 27 and a 83 total.  Saturday's winner, Mason Spradlin, made a spirited attempt to catch the leaders the last round with a 26 despite getting totally robbed on ace putts on three of the first four holes on the back nine.  Mason ended up at 87.  Greg Everly and Mike Huckaby ended up tied for fourth at a distant 92.  The finals spots went to Gary Plain, his fourth, and to Scott Myers.


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11Sept



APA



11Sept
1 Don Parker 26 28 27 81 $130.00


1 Bill Shelar 28 28 27 83 $26.00
2 Tom Adair 29 32 27 88 $75.00


2 Gary Plain 30 27 28 85 $13.00 1
3 Jeffrey Smith 29 30 30 89 $25.00


3 Mason Spradlin 31 30 26 87 $13.00
3 Lee Messinger 30 32 27 89 $25.00


4 Greg Everly 29 32 31 92 $13.00
3 Matt Bellner 28 29 32 89 $25.00 1

4 Mike Huckaby 31 31 30 92 $13.00
6 Jody Kimble 30 31 29 90



6 Ken Stanfill 33 30 30 93

7 Rudy Cuellar 32 29 30 91
1

7 Chris Conradi 34 33 32 99

8 Brice Bergesen 32 32 29 93



7 Trevor Lewin 33 34 32 99

8 John Kropinak 28 33 32 93
1

9 Scott Myers 36 36 31 103
1
10 September, 2016--Saturday-- Tyler Texas
                          
                                            Beautiful course one at Tyler, with an original loop the loop at the right center of the photo    

The players always enjoy coming to Tyler for tournaments.  Kathy and Tom Adair are wonderful hosts, we get to play on a course vuilt in 1959, and we get to play some hole designs that are not seen anywhere else, including the famous number three gator hole and a target hole on the other course.  

                                                                                        Jeffrey Smith,, winner of many SWPT Tyler evernts over the years, and Mason Spradlin, winner of his first ever SWPT eent                                          
PPA
Under a little windy and a little warm conditions, but really ideal for a SWPT tournament, Brice Bergesen took the first round lead with a 27.  There were no 28's but four 29's, from Jody Kimble, Rudy Cuellar, tour leader Lee Messinger and defending tour champion Geoff Mosk.  The story of the Saturday tournament was Jeffrey Smith, 2014 National Champion and recent open heart patient, who shot a weekend low 24 the second round, a 12 on the front nine is doable, but his 12 on the back nine was crazy good.  Jeffrey was at 55 and two ahead of Brice and Geoff.  Jeffrey failed to break 30 in the third and final round and Lee Messinger caught him with a super 25 and they were both at 85.  Geoff Mosk missed a "tap-in" eighteen inch putt on the first hole and it cost him as he finished one shot back at 86.  Don Parker went low, also with a 12 on the hard back nine for a 26 and a tie with Brice for fourth place at 88.  In the 18-hole playoff between Jeffrey and Lee, Jeffrey held on for his third SWPT victory of the year and Lee was denied his fifth win.  Tom Adair won his fourth spot, the stoke play spot, and in match play Jody Kimble won his fourth spot and John Kropinak won his second.

APA
Alan Sahmel and Mason Spradlin were the first round leaders with fine 29's in the APA.  They had no room to breath easy because there were three players only one shot back at 30, local whiz player Gary Plain, Mike Huckably, back playing after missing a couple of months, and Ken Stanfill.  No players broke 30 in the second round and Mason's 30 put him as the only player under 60 with his 59.  Two shots back were Alan, Greg Everly and Gary at 61.  When the dust had cleared after the third round there were two players at 89, both local Tyler players, the veteran Gary Plain and the hotshot young player Mason Spradlin.  Alan was third place by himself at 91  In the fiercely contested playoff Mason was victorious for his first ever Southwest Putting Tour win.  Gary Plain, Mike Huckaby and new APA player Scott Myers won stroke play spots and Jack Ramsey and Trevor Lewin each won match play spots, their fourth spots.

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10Sept



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10Sept
1 Jeffrey Smith 31 24 30 85 $130.00


1 Mason Spradlin 29 30 30 89 $26.00
2 Lee Messinger 29 31 25 85 $85.00


2 Gary Plain 30 31 28 89 $13.00 1
3 Geoff Mosk 29 28 29 86 $50.00


3 Alan Sahmel 29 31 31 91 $13.00
4 Brice Bergesen 27 30 31 88 $25.00


4 Bill Shelar 32 30 30 92 $13.00
4 Don Parker 30 32 26 88 $25.00


5 Greg Everly 31 30 32 93 $13.00
6 Tom Adair 31 29 29 89 $10.00 1

6 Mike Huckaby 30 34 30 94 $13.00 1
7 Jody Kimble 29 32 30 91
1

7 Adam Sahmel 35 31 29 95

7 John Kropinak 31 29 31 91
1

8 Ken Stanfill 30 33 33 96

9 Rudy Cuellar 29 32 32 93



9 Scott Myers 33 32 35 100
1
10 Matt Bellner 33 36 32 101



10 Chris Conradi 34 34 33 101











11 Jack Ramsey 35 34 35 104
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12 Trevor Lewin 34 34 37 105
1

   28 August, 2016--Sunday--Arlington
           
         PPA champion Joe Lea (L) and APA champ Bill Shelar                        The back nine of the beautiful Arlington course                                                                               
PPA
A gorgeous Sunday morning greeted the players for the second day at Arlington Parks, warm but not too hot.  Geoff Mosk started out hot by shooting a front nine 11 for a 26, only to be matched by Jody Kimble, also with a 26.  They had a two shot lead over current National Champion Joe Lea and 2014 National Champion Jeffrey Smith.  Joe's score was aided by an amazing shot on hole 16 when he hit behind an obstacle and hit, without lining up the shot at all, a one handed shot off the opposite rail, the obstacle, and into the cup!   Geoff and Jody both shot second round 28's and were tied for the lead again at 54.  Joe used the impedes of his fortunate par on hole 16 the first round to shoot a second round low 27 for a 55 total, just one shot back, and Jeffrey was only two shots back at 56.  Joe applied the heat the last round with a 26 for a 81 total and waited to see if anyone could match it.  The key to Joe's fine shooting was his dominance on the back nine, needing only 38 strokes, five less than Jody and ten or more less than most of the players.   No one could match Joe and he won with Jody second two shots back at 83 and Geoff three back at 84.  Lee Messinger, looking to win his fourth Arlington tournament of the year, came charging back the last round with a 11 on the front nine but could not continue the pace on the back and his 27 got him into a tie for fourth with Jeffrey at 87.  The stroke olay spot went to Jody Kimble and the match play spots went to John Kropinak and Joel Woodall.
APA
 Bill Shelar finished one shot out of the playoff on Saturday.  He made sure early there would be no playoff of Sunday as he shot a 11-12=23 first round to tie the course record shot by Rodney Phillips in 2003.  Bill missed holes one and four, than aced the next seven holes, finally missing number 12.  His other misses were on holes 15 and 16.  Bill's remarkable round gave him a 7-shot lead over Greg Everly who shot 30.  Saturday winner Chris Conradi shot a respectable 31 but was in third place 8 shots out.  Bill cruised the final two rounds, making sure he did not take any big numbers and he shot  29 and 31 for a 83 total.  Greg shot back to back 29's to finish second at 88, five shots back.  Mason Spradlin was steady all day and finished third at 93.  No other player shot better than 97.  The stroke play spots went to Jimmy Van Buskirk, Steven Yancey and Gary Plain.  The match play spots went to Jack Ramsey and Trevor Lewin.  

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28Aug



APA



28Aug
1 Joe Lea 28 27 26 81 $170.00


1 Bill Shelar 23 29 31 83 $26.00
2 Jody Kimble 26 28 29 83 $100.00 1

2 Greg Everly 30 29 29 88 $13.00
3 Geoff Mosk 26 28 30 84 $65.00


3 Mason Spradlin 33 30 30 93 $13.00
4 Lee Messinger 29 31 27 87 $37.50


4 Jimmy Van Buskirk 32 33 32 97 $13.00 1
4 Jeffrey Smith 28 28 31 87 $37.50


5 Chris Conradi 31 38 29 98 $13.00
6 Danny Tatum 30 30 28 88 $25.00


5 Steven Yancey 33 35 30 98 $13.00 1
7 Gary Love 30 31 31 92 $12.50


7 Jack Ramsey 40 29 30 99
1
7 Tom Adair 35 28 29 92 $12.50


7 Gary Plain 37 31 31 99
1
9 Brice Bergesen 31 31 31 93



9 Trevor Lewin 33 32 36 101
1
9 John Kropinak 30 30 33 93
1

10 Ken Stanfill 36 31 35 102

11 Don Parker 31 33 34 98



11 Doug Austin 33 39 37 109

11 Jason Van Buskirk 33 34 31 98



12 Allen Thomas 42 41 40 123

13 Rudy Cuellar 38 32 32 102











14 Joel Woodall 37 35 31 103
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15 Matt Bellner 34 38 32 104











27 August 2016--Saturday--Arlington Texas

The Southwest Putting Tour had its best turnout of the season as several new players made their 2016 SWPT debuts.  John Kropinak came from Kansas City, Jimmy and Jason Van Buskirk came from Oklahoma,  Doug Austin came from San Antonio, and Rudy Cuellar came up from Richmond Texas.  With the extra spots given out in the APA the competition was fierce to get into "the show" back in Arlington on October the 8th and 9th.  Great weather both days, win or lose everyone had a great time, and everyone is looking forward to being back for the tour finals in October.
           
 APA winner Chris Conradi (L), and PPA winner Lee Messinger          New players John Kropinak and Jason and Jimmy Van Buskirk
PPA
Arlington Parks is the home course for 2016 PPA Hall of Fame inductee Cliff Matthews so it seemed only fitting for Cliff to be the first round leader witha 27.  Close behind Cliff at 28 was 2011 HOF inductee Brice Bergesen and the winner of both Arlington tournaments in the spring Lee Messinger.  Brice shot another 28 the second round and his 56 gave him a two shot lead over Lee at 58 and Cliff and Jeffrey Smith at 59.  Jeffery had open heart surgery less than three weeks earlier and some how miraculously has recovered enough to not only play, but to contend for the win!!  In the third round leader Brice ran into a wall on the back nine, playing the last six holes in one over par.  His lapse was enough to allow steady Lee to win with a final round 28 and a 86 total.  Tying Brice for second with a 28 of his own was Gary Love, the 1968 Tournament of Champions TV show winner.  Cliff and Jeffrey tied for third at 89.  Gary Love won the stroke play spot and the match play spots went to Jody Kimble and Don Parker.

APA
Jimmy Van Buskirk and his son Jason came from Oklahoma to play for the first time in several years on the SWPT and Jimmy was the first round leader with a 29, good for a two shot lead over Mickey DeLucca and Greg Everly.  Jimmy faltered in the second round with a 35 but remained in the hunt as his 64 total was only two back of Greg Everly's leading 62.  In a round where no APA player shot better than 31, leading APA POY player Bill Shelar and Chris Conradi were both at 63, just one off Greg's pace.  With the lead Greg shot a fine last round 28, which normally would have been good enough for the win, but Chris shot a day's low 27 to tie Greg at 90.  Bill also shot a 28 to barely miss the playoff and finished at 91.  Steven Yancey matched Chris's low round with a 27 of his own to vault from only being ahead of three players after two rounds to a solo fourth place finish.  Chris continued his hot playing in the playoff and defeated Greg for his second win of the season.  Stroke play spots went to Steven Yancey, Trevor Lewin and Jimmy Van Buskirk.  Match play spots went to Jack Ramsey and Gary Plain.


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1 Lee Messinger 28 30 28 86 $170.00


1 Chris Conradi 32 31 27 90 $26.00
2 Brice Bergesen 28 28 32 88 $92.50


2 Greg Everly 31 31 28 90 $13.00
2 Gary Love 30 30 28 88 $92.50 1

3 Bill Shelar 32 31 28 91 $13.00
4 Jeffrey Smith 31 28 30 89 $50.00


4 Steven Yancey 35 33 27 95 $13.00 1
4 Cliff Matthews 27 32 30 89 $50.00


5 Ken Stanfill 35 33 30 98 $13.00
6 Danny Tatum 30 30 30 90 $30.00


6 Mason Spradlin 33 33 33 99 $6.50
7 Jody Kimble 34 27 30 91 $12.50 1

6 Trevor Lewin 34 34 31 99 $6.50 1
8 Don Parker 32 30 30 92 $12.50 1

8 Jimmy Van Buskirk 29 35 36 100
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9 Tom Adair 32 29 32 93



9 Mickey DeLucca 31 38 35 104

9 Jason Van Buskirk 33 32 28 93



9 Jack Ramsey 37 32 35 104
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11 Gary Reed 29 34 31 94



11 Gary Plain 34 31 41 106
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11 Joe Lea 30 32 32 94



12 Doug Austin 42 40 35 117

11 Geoff Mosk 33 32 29 94











14 John Kropinak 35 30 32 97











15 Joel Woodall 30 37 35 102











16 Rudy Cuellar 42 40 30 112





MIKE BALDOZA TEXAS OPEN
30-31 July-Sat and Sunday, Webster Texas


The Texas Open, starting in 2016, has been renamed the Mike Baldoza Texas Open, in honor of the iconic and legendary player from Ft Worth, who passed away on December 31, 2015.  There will be a beautiful permanent trophy that the winner will get to keep until the next Mike Baldoza Texas Open the following year.  Mike was truly one of the few legendary players in the history of the PPA, and the Southwest Putting Tour is honored to be naming the Texas Open after him.

Day one- Saturday, July 30 2016
                                  
                                            
Katie, Greg Roberts daughter, getting a putting lesson from Danny Tatum
The players were honored by a visit from Greg Roberts wife Edie and their 6-year old daughter Katie durng the tournament.  Danny Tatum, alson a PGA teaching professional, gave Katie some putting tips and everyone enjoyed the visit.  Greg passed away a little over four years ago when Katie was only two years old.  She was his little girl for sure, and she is still just as cute as can be.  Hopefully they will be able to come by whenever there is an event at Webster. The weather was very hot and humid, unfortunately normal for the Houston area at the end of July!!


PPA
There were thirteen players anxious to be the first player to win the Mike Baldoza Texas Open.  Putt-Putt course owner from Lake Charles, Greg Simpson, was the first round leader with a 25, one ahead of Wade Sahmel.  Wade made sure he would be the second round leader as he shot a 22 the second round for a 48 total and a 5-shot lead over Joe Lea.  This was as close as anyone would get for the rest of the tournament.  Wade kept the pedal to the medal in the third round with a 27 and a 75 total and a 5-shot lead over Geoff Mosk and 6 shots ahead of Brice Bergesen and Jody Kimble.  Wade  would increase the first day lead to 7 strokes with a fourth round 26 and a 72-hole total of 101.  Geoff was in second place at 108 and Brice finished the day third at 110.  Tom Adair was fourth at 111.

APA
Ken Stanfill started the day off with a 27, good for a two shot lead over Charles Cox and Adam Sahmel.  Both Bill Shelar and Mason Spradlin shot second round 27's for 57 totals and a one shot lead over Ken and two shots over Adam.  Bill continued his steady play in the third round with a 28 and a 85 total.  Ken moved back into second place six shots back at 91, but  Mason had a bad round and was at 92, tied for third place with Steven Yancey.  Bill came back to earth a little with a fourth round 32 and a 117 total but no one could take advantage.  Mason was second after the first day in the field of eleven players, seven shots back at 124, Ken Stanfill two more back at 126, along with Mickey DeLucca and Steven one more back at 127. 

Day Two:  Sunday, July 31, 2016

Because of the oppressive heat on Saturday, it was decided to move the tee off time from 10am to 9am on Sunday.  Everyone thought that was a great idea.   
                                    
                     APA Bill Shelar, left, and PPA Wade Sahmel both played awesom         Geoff Mosk tied the course record in the 7th round
PPA
Unless Wade Sahmel stumbled on Sunday, it would take a tremendous effort to make up the 7-shot lead he had on the field.  Wade played round five in 29 and increased his lead to 8 shots as Geoff Mosk shot a 30.  The two previous National Champions, Joe Lea and Jeffrey Smith, shot the low rounds with 27's, not enough to make up a lot of ground on Wade.  Joe followed his 27 with a 23 and was disappointed to see that he only picked up one shot on Wade, who had a 24 on his own.  Joe was now in second place, 9 shots back.  Joe shot a 27 in the seventh round but picked up no strokes on Wade (also 27) and lost second place as Geoff tied the course record (21 by Joe Shirey) as he missed only 6, easy number 8, and 15.  Geoff's 21 put him 7 shots back with one round to play.  Needing to get off to a good start the last round, Geoff found himself even par after 6 holes and Wade was cruising home.  Geoff aced 9 of his last 12 to edge Joe for second (215 to 218), and Wade enjoyed his walk in the park, shooting a 29 for a 210 total and a five shot win.  Wade afterwards said there was extra incentive to win because this was the first Texas Open in honor of Mike Baldoza, who Wade admired.  Besides winning $350, a glass trophy, Wade will also be the first participant to have the permanent Mike Baldoza Texas Open award to keep for the next year.  It will be presented to Wade at the awards ceremony in Arlington in October.  Danny Tatum finished fiourth at 224 and Jeffrey Smith finished fifth at 227.  The finals spots went to Wade Sahmel, Joe Lea and Danny Tatum.

APA
It looked from the start on Sunday that Bill Shelar would enjoy a walk in the part, like Wade Sahmel did in the PPA division, since Bill started the day with a 7-shot lead.  Not only did it not turn out that way, we were provided with one of the best shootouts in the 25 year history of the Texas Open.  In the fifth round Bill shot the low round of the tournament, a 26, only to have his playing companion Mason Spradlin shoot a 25, cutting Bill's lead to 6 shots.  Mason and Bill both shot 29 the sixth round to keep the six shot lead.  Third place was 16 strokes behind so this was very much a two player tournament with two rounds to go.  Mason, a second year player out of Tyler who has impressed everyone in the Southwest Putting Tour with his poise and stroke, made a major move in the seventh round to catch Bill.  On the front nine Mason missed holes two and four, shooting an 11 and cutting the lead to three strokes.  Mason missed number 10, then aces up through hole 16, not only cutting the lead to one shot, but with two aces the last two holes will shoot a record tying 21.  He went for number 17 and went down the back hill and missed the deuce, but came back and aced number 18 for a APA season low 23.  Mason was now only two shots down going into the final round.  Third place was now 17 shots back.  In the final round Bill aced holes one and four to get a 4 shot lead and Mason could never get closer than three shots going in.  Bill finished with a 26 and a 225 total.  Mason, who tied Joe Lea for the low Sunday 72-hole score with 105, finished at 229.  A very distant third place finish went to Ken Stanfill at 249, 24 strokes back.  Charles Cox was fourth at 251.  The finals spots went to Ken Stanfill, Charles Cox and Trevor Lewin.

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1 Wade Samuel 26 22 27 26 29 24 27 29 210 $350.00 1
2 Geoffrey Mosk 26 28 26 28 30 29 21 27 215 $210.00
3 Joe Lea 27 26 30 30 27 23 27 28 218 $140.00 1
4 Danny Tatum 33 26 27 27 30 28 26 27 224 $100.00 1
5 Jeffrey Smith 30 31 26 27 27 28 26 32 227 $75.00
6 Byron Kirby 27 28 30 29 28 30 31 26 229 $32.50
6 Lee Messinger 29 28 28 29 30 30 26 29 229 $32.50
8 Brice Bergesen 27 29 25 29 30 33 25 32 230

9 Tom Adair 28 27 28 28 30 32 28 32 233

10 Jody Kimble 28 28 25 32 37 29 26 32 237

11 Don Parker 29 31 29 30 29 30 30 31 239

12 Greg Simpson 25 32 32 27 36 38 34 31 255

13 Rainey Statum 28 30 32 29



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July 30-31
1 Bill Shelar 30 27 28 32 26 29 27 26 225 $52.00
2 Mason Spradlin 30 27 35 32 25 29 23 28 229 $26.00
3 Ken Stanfill 27 31 33 35 30 32 28 33 249 $26.00 1
4 Charles Cox 29 35 33 35 28 28 30 33 251 $26.00 1
5 Adam Sahmel 29 30 35 34 32 34 33 30 257 $17.34
5 Tervor Lewin 37 32 27 32 34 34 30 31 257 $17.33 1
5 Mickey DeLucca 36 32 30 28 34 32 33 32 257 $17.33
8 Jack Ramsey 36 33 33 34 34 29 30 29 258

9 Steven Yancey 31 30 31 35 32 33 35 36 263

10 Allen Thomas 37 31 30 38 29 35 38 33 271


18 June, 2016-Saturday noon, Abilene Texas

It was another hot and humid day for the Southwest Putting Tour players in Abilene on June 18th.  Carol Zeni had the course in great shape, with new tee mats on each hole and the best drinking fountain on tour, and it was needed!  We had four players come from Lubbock:  PPA division got Gary Reed and Joel Woodall, APA division got Donnie Halpain, and Carey Bailey played and won the Open Division. There is a 42 day break before the next SWPT event, the Mike Baldoza Texas Open in Webster on July 30 and 31st.  At a little more than half way through the season, in the PPA division Brice Bergesen is leading in Player of the Year points with 593.5 and Lee Messinger is second with 544.5.  Brice is also the leading money winner so far, at $710.42, and Joe Lea is leading in the Adjusted Stroke Average with -1.14.  In the APA it is still very close between Steve Tanton and Bill Shelar in Player of the Year points with Bill having 630 points to Steve'x 609.5.  They both have and Adjusted Scoring Average of -1.93, but Bill has not played in enough tournaments to qualify.  A player must play in more than 50% of the tournaments.  Four PPA players have four spots already for the finals:   Brice Bergesen, Geoff Mosk, Lee Messinger and Jeffrey Smith.  Six APA players have four spots:  Bill Shelar, Steve Tanton, Mickey DeLucca, Mason Spradlin, Greg Everly and Chris Conradi.
                  
     PPA winner Lee Messinger and APA winner Greg Everly   The Lubbock gang:  Joel Woodall, Donnie Halpain, Gary Reed and Carey Bailey 

 PPA
Abilene is not real close to any of the SWPT players, so everyone traveled at least 150 miles and most a lot more to play in the two events on Saturday, one at noon and the other at 3pm.  The first round of the noon tournament saw three players tied for the lead at 29, defending champ Lee Messinger, Gary Reed and Brice Bergesen.  Brice was nine under going into the last hole when his ball inexplicably went over the left bump board on the hill of the 18th hole.  We have never seen it happen in five years in a tournament or in practice.  Tom Adair managed to duplicate the OB shot in the second tournament.  Brice held on to shoot another 29 the second round and was the leader at 58, one ahead of Lee and Gary.  Sometimes it is hard to make aces on the back nine and both Brice and Lee suffered that fate in the last round, with Lee making just an ace on hole 17 and Brice not making an ace on the last seven holes and they tied at 89.  In the playoff Brice was seven under and two up after hole 13 but played one over the last 5 holes and Lee drilled a perfect ace on hole 18 for the win.  Stroke play spots went to Gary Reed, Tom Adair and Joel Woodall.
APA
In the APA Mickey DeLucca shot a fine 29 the first round to take a one shot lead over Greg Everly at 30.  Mason Spradlin and Donnie Halpain were three back at 32.  Steady Greg shot a second round 31, good for a 61 total and a two shot lead over Mickey and three over Mason.  Danny Halpain tied the low round of the tournament with a final round of 29, good for a 94, but he only picked up one stroke on Greg, who shot a 30 for a winning score of 91.  Third place was Mickey at 98.  The stroke play spots went to Greg Everly, Donnie Halpain and Chris Conradi.,   


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1 Lee Messinger 29 30 30 89 $100.00


1 Greg Everly 30 31 30 91 $26.00 1
2 Brice Bergesen 29 29 31 89 $60.00


2 Donnie Halpain 32 33 29 94 $13.00 1
3 Gary Reed 29 30 31 90 $20.00 1

3 Mickey DeLucca 29 34 35 98 $13.00
4 Jeffrey Smith 32 31 29 92



3 Mason Spradlin 32 32 34 98 $13.00
5 Tom Adair 34 32 32 98
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5 Bill Shelar 34 31 37 102

6 Joel Woodall 36 33 32 101
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6 Chris Conradi 35 35 34 104
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6 Trevor Lewin 36 34 34 104
18 June, Saturday-3pm, Abilene Texas
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     APA winner Greg Everly (Chromax), PPA winner Lee Messinger (Calloway)  Abilene course from behind the sixth hole
PPA
Not surprisingly, the second tournament of the day at Abilene was just as hot and humid, if not more so.  Brice Bergesen and Gary Reed shot the day's low score, 28, to lead after one round.  Third place was Lee Messinger at 31.  After ten holles of the second round Brice had built a fice shot lead on the field, but it would not last as Brice only aced two more holes in the final 26 holes.  Brice though was still the 36 hole leader at 59, with Lee at 60 and Gary at 61.  Lee and Gary battled each other the whole third round but it was Lee who made some clutch back nine aces to post a 28 and a 88 total for the win.  Gary was second at 90.  Jeff Smith shot a fine last round 29 to edge out Brice for third place with a 92.  The stroke play spots went to Gary Reed, Joel Woodall and Tom Adair.
APA
Greg Everly started strong with a APA low score of the day with a 28, but just one shot ahead of Donnie Halpain's 29.  Mason Spradlin was just two shots back at 30.  Greg shot a second round 29 to open up a four shot lead at 57.  Donnie wasa in second place at 61 and no one else was within eight strokes of Greg.  Even though Greg had his highest round of the day with a final round 33, good for a 90 total, Donnie could not take advantage and indeed he also shot a 33 which was still good for second place at 94.  Chris Conradi finished third at 98.  The stroke play spots went to Greg Everly (4th), Donnie Halpin, and Chris Conradi (4th).


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18June
1 Lee Messinger 31 29 28 88 $100.00


1 Greg Everly 28 29 33 90 $26.00