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Thru 11Aug Avg Points Index Winnin Tm ots Win W L
1 Geoff Mosk 28.86 712.0 -0.80 $904.00 20 4 4 2
2 Jeffrey Smith 28.69 574.0 -1.40 $755.00 14 4 4
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3 Brice Bergesen 29.31 570.0 -0.61 $832.00 17 4 3

4 Lee Messinger 29.12 518.0 -0.60 $577.00 17 4 2
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5 Wade Sahmel 29.56 338.0 -1.40 $520.00 7 4 3
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6 Don Parker 30.31 260.0 0.02 $319.00 18 4
2
7 Joe Lea 27.04 237.0 -1.78 $290.00 3 3 2

8 Tom Adair 26.40 218.0 0.34 $210.00 8 4 2

9 Mason Spradlin 30.67 167.0 0.81 $91.00 17 4
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10 Danny Tatum 30.76 103.0 1.51 $30.00 11 4
1 1
11 John Kropinak 29.69 72.0 0.74 $70.00 4 2

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12 Rudy Cuellar 32.29 39.0 2.64
6 4


13 Matt Bellner 33.27 32.0 2.02
5 4


14 Gary Reed 31.00 25.0 -0.97
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15 Joel Woodall 32.67 13.0 1.75
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16 Rainey Statum
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APA Stroke POY ASA Total # Sp # Mt Pl

Thru 11Aug Avg Points Index Money Tm ot W W L
1 Mike Huckaby 30.82 674.0 -1.82 $286.00 16 4 4

2 Chris Conradi 31.75 625.0 -0.61 $210.00 18 4 4
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3 Steven Yancey 32.57 392.0 -0.94 $152.00 12 4 2
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4 Gary Plain 31.44 333.0 -1.53 $91.00 5 4 3

5 Charles Cox 33.13 254.0 -2.34 $78.00 4 3 1

6 Terry Simpson 31.60 225.0 -2.50 $78.00 2 2 2

7 Greg Simpson 27.56 224.0 -0.99 $91.00 6 4 1 2
8 Trevor Lewin 29.56 217.0 -0.06 $72.00 9 4 1
1
9 James Kile 34.55 193.0 -1.07 $58.00 4 4


10 Mickey DeLucca 34.40 155.0 2.06 $49.00 18 4 1 1 1
11 Jay Salyer 29.15 154.0 1.11 $62.00 10 4


12 Ken Stanfill 33.26 146.0 0.68 $46.00 9 4

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12 Alan Sahmel 33.92 144.0 -1.26 $52.00 6 4 1 2
14 Jerry Medina 27.36 98.0 -0.10 $76.00 6 4


15 Jack Ramsey 36.14 71.0 2.89 $7.00 10 2


16 Dwain Willett 33.00 59.0 0.77 $13.00 2

1 1
17 Charles Tarbell 31.10 50.0 0.07 $65.00 3 1


18 Adam Sahmel 33.29 29.0 1.13
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19 Chris Stewart 29.93 22.0 0.54
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20 Johnathan Huffer 35.14 13.0 2.40
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21 Tommy Phillips 38.00 11.0 1.20
1 1


22 Aaron Armstrong 31.00 6.0 4.45
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             SWPT 2019 Season Results
After a Fun Night at Pizza King, Smith Completes the Sweep in Longview




On Sunday the players were happy to get the tournament started at 10 am to beat the heat. Speaking of heat, Jeffrey Smith started off hot just as he did on Saturday. His 27 first round and 26 second round had him out to a 4 stroke lead at the half way point and he would not look back. He closed with two 31s, which was good enough for a 7 stroke win over Brice Bergesen who finished second for what feels like the 25th time this year. Brice has seemingly become Mr. Runner-up since his second place finish at nationals last year. His consistent good play is what we have all come to expect from the Hall of Famer. 

In the APA, Player of the Year points leader Mike Huckaby jumped out to an early lead with a first round 28. Close on his heels was Chris Conradi with a 29. The two remained just one stroke apart after two rounds, but this time Conradi had the one stroke lead. James Kile made a run the last round with a 29, but Conradi was able to hold of both Kile and Huckaby to claim the victory with a score of 91. 

Longview is always a favorite stop on the SWPT as the course plays tough but fair and there is always a stop at Pizza King!

                Jeffrey Smith and Gary Plain Closeout Tight W's in Longview



The Southwest putting tour made its annual stop to one of the best playing courses on the tour in Longview, Texas. The course was in great shape and the players looked forward to a competitive weekend. It was also playing very well and some thought the winning score could be in the low 80’s. The course had other thoughts.  Only three pros were able to break 30 in the first round with Jeffrey Smith leading the way with a 28.  Brice Bergesen and Don Parker were just one stroke back at 29. The front nine was playing much easier than the back nine. Only one pro was able to shoot a score below 15 on the backside all day and it was Geoff Mosk in round two on his way to a 27. It brought him into a three-way tie for first with Bergesen and Smith at 58 heading into the final round. Smith was the last of the three contenders to tee off the last round and he torched the front nine and was seven under after 10 holes. Bergesen and Mosk were almost done with their rounds and Smith knew he could play even the rest of the way and still win. Longview is a course that can make you pay if you hit a bad put, so Smith played it safe the rest of the way and deuced in to win by a stroke. Bergesen held on to second, a place he seems to finish in almost every recent tournament.  The spots went to Rudy Cuellar and Matt Bellner. 

In the APA Mike Huckaby said that he thought it would take a score of 95 to win. After round one his prediction was looking good as James Kile and Mickey Delucca were tied at 31 with several other players close behind. A few more 31s were fired in round two and now Gary Plain was tied James Kile after two at 63. They had a four stroke lead over their next closest competitors. Huckaby’s prediction proved true as both Kile and Plain finished at 95 and were headed to a playoff. In the playoff, Plain was able to outlast Kile and win by a single stroke to claim his third victory of the year. The Spots went to Lewin, Stanfill, Medina, and Kile. 







                
Lee Messinger and Chris Conradi Sweep Arlington Weekend
                               
                                                       

                                               
 PPA Pro Lee Messinger                                                               APA Chri Conradi





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1 Lee Messinger 28 29 29 31 117 $100.00

1 Chris Conradi 30 29 33 30 122 $26.00

2 Brice Bergesen 28 30 32 28 118 $60.00

2 Mike Huckaby 32 28 36 28 124 $13.00

3 Geoff Mosk 31 29 29 31 120 $35.00

3 Jerry Medina 33 29 31 35 128 $13.00 1
4 Don Parker 28 28 33 32 121 $20.00

4 Trevor Lewin 30 30 37 34 131 $13.00 1
5 Mason Spradlin 32 31 34 32 129


5 Steven Yancey 32 35 32 33 132 $13.00

5 Danny Tatum 34 28 32 35 129
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6 Jay Salyer 30 33 35 40 138
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7 Tom Adair 34 31 32 34 131


7 Ken Stanfill 37 35 32 35 139


8 Rudy Cuellar 32 33 32 35 132
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8 Mickey DeLucca 38 37 33 34 142












9 Aaron Armstrong 40 39 38 35 152



Players were out early to the wonderfully landscaped Arlington Putt Putt course on Sunday morning. Some of which had attended the Astros vs Rangers baseball game the night before that the Astros won in 11 innings. Lee Messinger looked to win his second tournament of the year and he got off to another good start by shooting a 28. He was tied for first with Brice Bergesen and Don Parker.  Messinger continued his good play with a 29 in round two, but for the first time all weekend, he found himself behind. Parker had a one stroke lead after two rounds.  In the third round, Messinger had his third consecutive round in the 20’s with a 29. As some other players faltered a bit, Messinger had a three stroke lead heading into the final round over Bergesen and Parker. Messinger was never seriously challenged the last round. The battle for second place got interesting though with Bergesen, Parker, and Mosk all tied with nine holes to go. Mosk was able to build up a two stroke lead with seven holes to go, but then Bergesen made 6 of the last 7, with his only miss being a bogey on hole 14. It wasn’t the first time a hot finish by Bergesen allowed him to pass Mosk! It also got him to within one stroke of Messinger, who was able to play a layup shot on 18 to secure the victory. 

In the APA, Saturday’s winner Chris Conradi continued playing well and was tied with Trevor Lewin and Jay Salyer at 30. It remained tight after two rounds with Conradi in at 59, just one stroke ahead of Lewin and Mike Huckaby. In round three, it became a two player race with Conradi in at 92 and Jerry Medina just a stroke back at 93. All day Conradi was able to hold off all challengers and the fourth round it would be no different. Conradi finished strong with a 30 which was enough to hold off a furious charge by Huckaby, who had a last round 28 to get within two. It was a great weekend for both Messinger and Conradi as they were able to sweep the weekend’s events on their home courses. The SWPT will visit Longview in two weeks as we draw closer to the tour championship to be held in Lake Charles in just 8 weeks. 


               Don Parker, Brice Bergesen win PPA Skins

           Steven Yancey and Jerry Medina win APA Skins




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1 Lee Messinger 28 30 32 90 $27.00

1 Chris Conradi 29 33 34 96 $15.00
2 Geoff Mosk 32 30 30 92 $54.00

2 Trevor Lewin 34 31 35 100 $21.00
3 Brice Bergesen 29 30 34 93 $72.00

3 Jay Salyer 34 35 32 101 $3.00
3 Gary Reed 30 31 32 93 $36.00

3 Steven Yancey 32 33 36 101 $33.00
5 Don Parker 30 32 33 95 $99.00

5 James Kile 34 34 35 103 $6.00
6 Mason Spradlin 30 34 32 96 $36.00

5 Jerry Medina 35 35 33 103 $30.00
6 Danny Tatum 31 32 33 96
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7 Mickey DeLucca 38 33 36 107
8 Tom Adair 32 33 32 97
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9 Rudy Cuellar 38 37 36 111
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Coming into the tournaments in Arlington it was noticed that it had been quite some time since Lee Messinger had gone this far into the season without a win. The pro players knew it would be difficult to beat Lee on his home course. This proved to be true as Messinger took a one stroke lead in the first round with a 28. In round two, Messinger continued to have a one stroke lead over Brice Bergesen as they were the only players with scores under 60. In the last round Bergesen got off to a slow start and didn’t get his first ace until the back nine. Groff Mosk made a bit of a run and was able to get up to second place, but Messinger was just too much on his home course and he took home his first win of the year.

The 54-hole tournament was a official SWPT event, but as far as prize money goes it was the qualifier for the Skins Game that followed.  The top six players in the PPA and the top six players in the APA  played a 18-hole skins game, in two threesomes.  The winners in the PPA were Don Parker with 11 skins and Brice Bergesen with 8 skins in the other group.  In the APA, Steven Yancey won his group with 11 skins and Jerry Medina won his group with 10 skins.  It was a different wrinkle and all enjoyed it, except the 54-hole qualifier winners, Lee Messinger and Chris Conradi, who won far less money in the Skins Game than they would have in the 54-hole qualifier.

In the APA there were seven players, six of which were from the metroplex area; meaning it was anyone’s tournament to win. Chris Conradi came out hot with a first round score of 29 that gave him a three stroke lead. Conradi kept the pressure on the other players and was the only amateur to finish under 100 with a 96. Trevor Lewis shot a 100 which was good for second place, closely followed by Jay Sayler and Steven Yancey. 

                          2019 Mike Baldoza Texas Open Goes to
                                Jeffrey Smith and Mike Huckaby

                            
                                                            PPA winner Jeffrey Smith and APA winner Mike Huckaby

16 players came out to the more than 60 year old Waco Putt Putt to play in the 4th Mike Baldoza Texas Open.  The Texas open dates back to the early 90s but was given the Mike Baldoza name in 2016 after the passing of Hall of Famer and top 10 player of all time in the minds of most, after his passing on 12/31/2015.Winning this event is something that every player on tour hopes to accomplish.  In the Pro division on Saturday June 8th Brice Bergesen came out hot with a 26.  Only Lee Messinger was also able to shot below a 30 with a 29 of his own.  The course has very few of what the players call auto holes and getting to or below 30 is not an easy task.  In the second round only one player was abler to break 30.  2104 national champion Jeffrey Smith with a 28.  He trailed Bergesen by one.  Don Parker, who always seems to play well at this course, sat just two strokes back at 60.  Smith continued his hot shooting with a 26 of his own in round 3.  This opened up his lead to thee over Bergesen and 10 over Parker.  The Texas open had quickly become a two horse race and would remain so for the rest of the event.  Both Smith and Bergesen continued to pull away from the field with 29s their last round as they prepared for the next day’s battle to determine the winner of the 2019 event.

In the APA James Kile came out to play in his first event of the 2019 season.  He had a first round of 32 which was good for second place behind APA points leader Mike Huckaby who shot a 31 of his own.  Only four of the nine APA players were able to get their scores below par on the difficult course where just about any hole can be bogeyed with the smallest mistake.  In round two, Kile had the low APA round of the day with a 29 and opened up a three stroke lead on Huckaby 61-64.  In 3rd and still in striking distance was Chris Conradi who had two solid rounds of 33 to be just five strokes back.  The heat was a factor as all of the players struggled in round three with Steven Yancey having the low round of a 32.  Kile continued to hold his lead of three strokes over Huckaby with those two being the only players under 100 after three rounds.  In the fourth and final round of the day Kile got off to a slow start only shooting one under on the front to see his lead shrink to two strokes.  But then Kile finished with a flurry shooting a 12 on the back side while Huckaby struggled with a 19.  Kile had opened up a seemingly insurmountable nine stoke lead heading into Sunday as it appeared he would win his first Baldoza.

Mike Baldoza Texas Open day 2.

As expected, Jeffrey Smith and Brice Bergesen were never seriously challenged during the final four rounds on day two, although it wasn't because they didn't try to let everyone else back in the tournament.  Both players shot 65 their first two rounds, but no player other than Bergesen was able to get within nine strokes of the leader.  With just two rounds to go, Bergesen remained three strokes behind Smith. Knowing if he could catch a bit of a hot streak, he would have a chance at the win.  In the 7th round, Smith opened the door with a 17 on the front.  Bergesen was unable to capitalize and also shot a 17 to remain three strokes back.  Smith followed with a 14 on the back and when Bergesen had a 17 on the back, the lead was 6 heading into the 8th and final round.  Bergesen did his best to put pressure on Smith and shot his best round of the day with a 29.  It would not be enough as Smith cruised in with a 31 to claim his second Mike Baldoza in three years.  A spot for the tour championship was awarded to Rudy Cuellar who made his first tournament appearance of 2019 in this event.

In the APA it had appeared that James Kile would walk home with the win after a very impressive showing in day one.  A few of the other players thought differently.  Kile came out of the gate strong with a 32.  Only Jay Salyer was able to gain any ground on Kile as he maintained his nine stroke lead with three rounds remaining.  In round six, Kile finally fell victim to the course and struggled, shooting a 35.  This opened the door for Huckaby and Salyer to close the gap a bit and they did, five and seven back respectively.  These were the only three APA players to be under 200 for six rounds.  In round seven, Kile again struggled.  From holes 10 to 13, Huckaby gained five strokes on Kile and at the end of the round the lead was down to a single stroke over Huckaby and just three over Salyer.  Steven Yancey was also able to get within six strokes of the lead.  In the Final round of the event, while not in contention, Mickey Delucca shot his low round of the event and tied the overall low score in the APA with an outstanding 29.  Among the leaders. Salyer ran into trouble early and was not able to get anything going his final round.  Huckaby, playing in the group just behind Kile, watched as Kile took a four on hole eight as he got stuck with difficult deuce and bogey putts where he had to putt over cracks.  His double bogey left the door open for Huckaby and he would not let this chance pass him by.  Huckaby had a one stroke lead with nine holes to go and he was able to hold on for a one stroke victory.  Huckaby has been the dominant player on the APA tour this year and has built up a nearly insurmountable lead on Player of the Year points.  He will look to build on that lead at our next event on his home course in Arlington in July.  Each APA player in the tournament that did not already have 4 spots received a spot for the tour championship to be held in Lake Charles in September.



 

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1 Jeffrey Smith 31 28 26 29 32 33 31 31 241  $180
2 Brice Bergesen 26 32 30 29 31 34 34 29 245  $120
3 Lee Messenger 29 35 32 32 30 30 32 31 251  $   60
4 Don Parker 30 30 35 33 31 29 35 30 253  $   20
4 Geoff Mosk 31 35 34 30 31 32 29 31 253  $   20
6 Mason Spradlin 35 33 33 31 31 29 33 34 259
7 Rudy Cuellar 32 37 36 36 30 32 29 35 267
APA
1 Mike Huckaby 31 33 35 35 32 31 31 32 260  $   52
2 James Kile 32 29 35 29 32 35 35 34 261  $   26
3 Jay Salyer 36 32 34 34 31 32 31 39 269  $   26
4 Steven Yancey 34 35 32 33 35 35 30 36 270  $   26
5 Jerry Medina 40 33 34 37 32 30 32 35 273  $   26
6 Chris Conradi 33 33 35 34 39 30 34 38 276
7 Ken Stanfill 36 35 34 40 36 37 37 32 287
8 Mickey DeLucca 41 42 37 42 33 36 44 29 304
9 Jack Ramsey 40 51 46 42 36 41 35 39 330

Adair Defends HIS Course!


Tom Adair (PPA) and Steven Yancey (APA)

The weather could not have been better on Cinco de Mayo for the final tournament of the weekend in Tyler Texas.  The scores in the Pro division continued to get lower as the conditions got better.  Geoff Mosk and Mason Spradlin, playing in the same group, got off to hot starts by both shooting 12’s on the back on their way to a pair of 26s.  Just 1 stroke back was one of the previous days winners, Tom Adair.  2 other players, Jeff Smith and Brice Bergesen were just 2 strokes off the pace.  The score at Tyler are usually tight and it is normally difficult to run away with a tournament.  This would hold true on this day.  Tom stayed hot and shot a 26 of his own in round 2 to be in at 53.  Also in a 53 was fellow Tyler local Spradlin.  Mosk stayed close by with a 29 to be in at 55 just 2 strokes back.  Adair continued to pour it on in round 3 with another 26 but he was only able to extend his lead to 3 over Mosk and Mason heading into the 4th and Final round.  Adair was playing in the group just ahead of Spradlin and Mosk so it was easy to tell just where everyone stood.  Adair had a solid front 9 and was able to increase his lead to 4 over Mosk and 5 over Spradlin with 9 holes to go.  It’s difficult to stay hot at Tyler and Adair left the door open on the back 9 for Mosk and Spradlin to come back.  Mosk was able to close the gap to just 2 strokes with 3 holes to go and Mason was just one more stroke back.  Adair deuced in so Mosk and Spradlin had a chance to tie or win but it was not to be.  Mosk hit a poor putt on 16, made 17, but was not able to make 18 for the tie.  Adair won his second tournament of the weekend with a 4 round score of 109. Mosk finished at 110 and Spradlin at 111.  It was a good finish to a great weekend. The spots for the tour championship went to Adair, Spradlin, and Smith.

In the APA Gary Plain looked to complete the weekend sweep on this beautiful Sunday.  After 1 round 8 of the 11 players were between 30 and 32 and it would remain tight throughout the day.  After 2 rounds Chris Conradi took the lead at 59.  Ken Stanfill continued his fine play with a 29 to be in at 60 after 2 rounds.  Plain was in at 62 and many other players were still close by.  In the 3rd round Steven Yancey had his best round of the weekend with a 27 to pull within 1 stroke of Conradi and Plain who shot a 31 and 28 respectively.  Stanfill remained close at 93.  Mike Huckaby was in at 94 just 4 strokes back with Mickey Delucca at 94.  All of the top 6 players still had a chance to win heading into the last round.  Yancey stayed hot and was able to overtake Plain and Conradi by shooting a 29 to finish at 121.  Both Plain and Conradi had chances to beat or tie Yancey down the stretch but their putts were just a bit off and Yancey was able to claim his second win of the year.  When the dust had all settled 5 players finished within 4 strokes of each other making it one of the most exciting finishes of the year.  Spots went to Yancey, Plain, and Delucca.



SWPT - Tyler - May 5, 2019
PPA APA
1 Tom Adair 27 26 26 30 109 $100.00 1 1 Steven Yancey 31 34 27 29 121  $  26.00 1
2 Geoff Mosk 26 29 27 28 110 $65.00 2 Gary Plain 31 31 28 32 122  $  13.00
3 Mason Spradlin 26 27 29 29 111 $35.00 1 2 Chris Conradi 30 29 31 32 122  $  13.00
4 Don Parker 31 28 29 26 114  $  10.00 4 Mike Huckaby 31 33 30 29 123  $  13.00
4 Jeffrey Smith 28 30 27 29 114  $  10.00 1 5 Mickey DeLucca 32 31 31 31 125  $  13.00 1
6 Brice Bergesen 28 30 30 28 116 6 Ken Stanfill 31 29 33 36 129  $  13.00
7 Danny Tatum 30 31 32 32 125 7 Trevor Lewin 31 34 33 32 130 1
8 Matt Bellner 29 32 32 32 125 8 Chris Stewary 34 30 35 33 132
9 Jay Salyer 34 33 37 32 136
10 Jonathan Huffner 37 31 35 37 140
11 Jack Ramsey 32 34 35 41 142


 Tyler Doubleheader Always is a Favorite Stop


APA winner Gary Plain, PPA winners Tom Adair and Brice Bergesen

The SWPT made its annual stop to Tyler Texas on the weekend on May 4th and 5th.  Tyler has a strong weekly tournament program that a few years ago brought Mason Spradlin to the tour.  This year we had 2 new APA members, Chris Stewart and Jonathan Huffer, and a Chase Fields played in the open division Saturday along with Scott Myers, who due to some medical issues is taking a year off from the tour.  We are always happy to see new members and welcome the players to the SWPT.

There were overnight rains before the evening of May 3rd into the early morning hours so the course was damp as players arrived to get practice. As the day went on the course dried out and it ended up being a beautiful day.  Tyler has very strong local players and it would not be easy for outsiders to win.  In the pro division Mason Spradlin proved this theory true by shooting a 27 to lead by 1 over Brice Bergesen and 2 over Geoff Mosk.  The Tyler course can be finnicky and it is difficult to shoot low rounds consistently.  In round 2 Mason stumbled to a clean 34 as his putts were just a bit off on just about every hole.  This left the door open for Bergesen to take the lead and he did with a 27 to lead by 4 over Mosk and Adair.  The rest of the field waited and hoped Bergesen would stumble and give others a chance to catch up but Bergesen kept the pedal to the medal and  Finished with an 83 that was good for a 4 stroke victory over Mosk and 5 over Adair.  Spots for the tour championship went to Bergesen, Adair, and Spradlin.

In the APA local player Gary Plain is always difficult to beat on his home course.  This day would be no different as he had the low APA round of the day to start the tournament with a 27.  Plain and Mike Huckaby were the only 2 players to break 30 in the first round as Huckaby shot a 29.  In round 2 Chris Conradi got into the mix with a 28 to pull within 1 stroke of Plain who was at 60.  Huckaby was at 63 and no other player was below 64.  It was a battle down to the very end to see who would win the days first event.  Conradi shot a very solid 30, but Plain was just to much as he rallied to shoot a 29 to finish at 89 and win by 2.  The spots for the tour championship went to Plain, Conradi, and Stanfill.


SWPT - Tyler - May 4, 2019, 12 pm
PPA APA
1 Brice Bergesen 28 27 28 83 $80.00 1 1 Gary Plain 27 33 29 89  $26.00 1
2 Geoff Mosk 29 30 28 87 $50.00 2 Chris Conradi 33 28 30 91  $13.00
3 Tom Adair 30 29 29 88 $30.00 1 3 Mike Huckaby 29 34 30 93  $13.00
4 Don Parker 30 32 29 91 4 Jack Ramsay 33 31 32 96  $7.00
4 Mason Spradlin 27 34 30 91 1 4 Ken Stanfill 34 31 31 96  $7.00 1
6 Danny Tatum 31 31 30 92 6 Mickey DeLucca 34 32 33 99
7 Steve Yancey 36 34 30 100 1
8 Jay Salyer 35 41 33 109
Open
Chase Fields 33 28 36 97
SWPT - Tyler - May 4, 2019, 3 pm
PPA APA
1 Tom Adair 28 24 30 82 $80.00 1 1 Gary Plain 34 29 29 92  $26.00 1
2 Brice Bergesen 28 30 27 85 $50.00 1 2 Chris Conradi 32 35 30 97  $13.00 1
3 Geoff Mosk 29 30 29 88 $30.00 2 Mike Huckaby 32 35 30 97  $13.00
4 Mason Spradlin 29 31 29 89 1 4 Ken Stanfill 28 35 35 98  $13.00 1
5 Danny Tatum 31 31 29 91 5 Steve Yancey 34 35 31 100  $13.00
6 Don Parker 27 30 35 92 5 Jay Salyer 32 35 33 100
6 Matt Bellner 33 29 30 92 7 Chris Stewart 32 35 34 101
8 Mickey DeLucca 36 34 33 103
9 Jack Ramsay 38 34 33 105
10 Jonathan Huffner 34 37 35 106
Open
Scott Myers 32 29 32 93  $10.00
Chase Fields 32 34 32 98

In the 3pm tournament the course had dried out as the pros looked to score better and they did for the most part.  5 of the 7 players were below 30 in round 1 with Don Parker, who always seems to play well in Tyler, leading with a 27.  Tom Adair and Brice Bergesen were just 1 stroke back at 28 while Geoff Mosk and Mason Spradlin were just 2 back at 29.  In round 2 Adair went on a phenomenal run.  After missing hole 6 he only missed hole 1 additional hole until he reached 17 and that was hole 10.  It was the kind of run that can, and usually does, propel a player to victory.  It gave Adair a 5 stroke lead over Parker and 6 over Bergesen.  Adair walked the proverbial dog in the last round to finish at 82.  Bergesen tried to keep pressure on Adair by shooting a 27 of his own but it was not enough as he finished 3 strokes back.  Spots for the tour championship went to Adair, Bergesen, and Spradlin.

In the APA it was much of the same as the earlier tournament except that Plain got off to a slow start with a 34.  He then closed with consecutive 29s to put pressure on the rest of the field.  Stanfill was the only player under 30 in round 1 with a 28 which was good for a 4 stroke lead over several players.  In the second round, Plains 29 was not only the only score under 30 in the APA, it was the only score under 34.  This allowed Plain to take a sizeable lead over the rest of the field.  Plain didn’t let up as he also had the lowest score the last round to win by 5 over Conradi.  Interestingly enough, the same 3 players, Plain, Conradi, and Huckaby in the APA and Adair, Bergesen and Mosk in the PPA, finished in the top 3 spots in both of the days events.




Bergesen and Huckaby Both Survive Playoffs to Take Victory


In the late tournament, the 3 Houston Pros were determined to not let the Dallas group sweep the day. Brice Bergesen had the low round with a 26 followed closely by defending tour champion Don Parker and Geoff “Groff” Mosk who were just oee stroke back.   Groff fell off the pace in round 2 when he played holes 15-17 in four over. Bergesen continued to lead with a score of 55. Parker remained one back. Jeffrey Smith and Lee Messinger shot rounds of 26 and 27 respectively to get back in the hunt. Bergesen, Smith, and Messinger were all playing in the lead group so they knew what it would take to beat each other. Parker has a good front but stumbled on the back and it looked like Bergesen would get the win by being 3 up with 2 to go. He then missed his deuce from on top of the hill which left a difficult bogey putt, but he took his time and made the 3 to keep the pressure on Smith. Smith now needed to make 17 and 18 and hope Bergesen missed 18 to tie, and that is exactly what happened. Bergesen will tell you he has not had much luck in playoffs over the last 10 or so years and it looked like that was going to change with him being two up heading into the last hole. He tried to lay up but hit his putt to hard and it came down the hill leaving a testy little died for the win. Bergesen again took his time and calmly drained the putt to seal his first win of the 2019 season. Spots went to Bergesen, Bellner, and Kropinak.

Trevor Lewin and Steven Yancey came out hot in the second APA event of the day by both shooting a 28.   That was god enough for a four stroke lead over Mike Huckaby.   Both the leaders had tough second rounds while Huckaby and Chris Conradi both broke 30 and all 4 players were within 2 strokes of each other with 1 round to go.  Lewin has a solid 30 his last round and it looked like he would complete the daily double but Huckaby came in 1 stroke better to tie Lewin at 92 so we headed to another playoff. This time though Huckaby was to much for Lewin to handle and Huckaby became the first player this year to win 2 APA events.

SWPT - Coit Rd - April 20, 2019, 2 pm
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1 Brice Bergesen 26 29 31 86 $90.00 1 Mike Huckaby 32 31 29 92  $26.00
2 Jeffrey Smith 33 26 27 86  $60.00 2 Trevor Lewin 28 34 30 92  $13.00
3 Lee Messinger 31 27 29 87  $30.00 3 Steven Yancey 28 34 33 95  $13.00
4 Don Parker 27 29 32 88  $10.00 4 Chris Conradi 36 29 33 98
5 Geoff Mosk 27 35 31 93 5 Jerry Medina 34 37 36 107
6 Matt Bellner 31 34 30 95 6 Mickey DeLucca 33 37 42 112
7 John Kropinak 35 32 29 96


Longtime Pro-Am Partners Win Together



The weather could not have been better on Saturday April 20th at the beautiful Adventure Landing course in Dallas as the Southwest Putting Tour made its annual stop in Dallas.  It is a “local” course to Jeffrey Smith and Lee Messinger and most expected them to play very well and probably win.  As expected, both players played well the first round, but it was Brice Bergesen that was the leader after one round with a 26.  Messinger and Smith were two and four strokes back, respectively.  The course can be a bit finicky and putting three really good rounds together is tough, as Bergesen found out in round two.  His 32 had him at a second round score of 58, which was good for a tie for second place with Messinger.  Smith had the best round of the tournament with a 25 to give him a three stroke lead at 55.  No one else was closer than five strokes off the pace and it was clearly a three man race.  Messinger came out hot on the front nine and when Smith was only able to shoot two under, he found himself in the lead with just nine holes to play.  The players all agree that the front nine is easier to score on than the back.  But Smith, knowing he needed a strong finish to get his first win of the year, was determined to keep Messinger within striking distance.  Smith shot an unbelievable 10 on the back nine, only missing hole 12; which he had made the previous 2 rounds.  With Messinger struggling to make aces, Smith’s total of 81 was good for a 4 stroke victory and his first win of the 2019 season.  Bergesen was able to hang on to 3rd place and claim a spot, along with John Kropinak.

In the APA we have had seven different winners in seven different tournaments. There were four players hoping to make that trend continue, including two new members to the tour, Jerry Medina and Jay Salyer.  Chris Conradi had the first round low score with a 30. The winner of the last event at Longview Greens, Mickey Delucca, was just one stroke back at 31. Trevor Lewin, who was looking for his first win of the year on the course just a few miles from his home, was still in the hunt at 33.  Mike Huckaby improved by 12 strokes in his second round shooting a fine 27. Medina has a 5 stroke improvement to shoot a 29.   However, Conradi continued to lead at 61 with Trevor just three strokes back. No one could get much going the last round and Lewin’s 33 was enough to catch Conradi to tie for the win at 97. This sealed the deal for an 8th winner in 8 tournaments. In the playoff Lewin was just a little bit better as he outlasted Conradi to claim a win on his home turf. Spots for the tour championship went to Lewin, Conradi, and Medina.




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1 Jeffrey Smith 30 25 26 81 $80.00 1 Trevor Lewin 33 31 33 97  $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 28 30 27 85 $50.00 2 Chris Conradi 30 31 36 97  $13.00 1
3 Brice Bergesen 26 32 31 89 $30.00 1 3 Mike Huckaby 39 27 32 98  $13.00
4 Geoff Mosk 32 28 32 92 4 Jerry Medina 34 29 36 99 1
5 John Kropinak 31 31 31 93 5 Steven Yancey 39 33 33 105
6 Don Parker 33 31 29 93 1 6 Jay Salyer 40 37 34 111
7 Mickey DeLucca 31 36 52 119
Mosk Masters Minigolf, Again;

DeLucca Returns to the Winners' Circle


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1 Geoff Mosk 36 29 32 97 $70.00

1 Mickey DeLucca 43 38 38 119 $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 37 34 31 102 $40.00

2 Alan Sahmel 46 42 33 121

3 Jeffrey Smith 32 33 39 104 $20.00 1








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5 Mason Spradlin 43 44 36 123
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A few players got together after the first days tournament to eat, watch some NCAA Basketball, and enjoy each other’s company.  They all agreed that another 92 would not be shot and hoped that the rain would stay away.  Amazingly, the rain did stay away and the tournament was played in very comfortable conditions.  There were some overnight showers that had the course a little wet but there were not any spots on the course with anything close to standing water.  There was only some slight dampness of the carpet that did not affect play much at all.  Jeffrey Smith got out to great start shooting a 15 on the front 9.  He was the only player able to break 18.  His lead grew to as much as 6 before Geoff Mosk, Lee Messinger, and Don Parker were able to get a little closer before the end of the round.  Smith held a 4 stroke lead over Mosk, 32 to 36, with Messinger just 1 more stroke back, and Parker 1 behind that.  Smith had another solid round his second round with a 33 but Mosk was able to tie the course record with a 29, including a 13 on the front.  This had Smith and Mosk tied after 2 rounds just as they were the day before, but this time at 65.  Messinger was in third place at 71.  The course can turn on you in a hurry and that is what happened to Smith the third round.  Mosk continued his good play and shot a solid 32 that was good enough for a 5 stroke win over second place finisher Messinger.  Smith held on to 3rd place.  The qualifying spots for the tour championship went to Smith and Mason Spradlin.

In the APA Mickey DeLucca was determined to play better and challenge Alan Sahmel for the victory and after the first round DeLucca had the lead 43-46.  In the second round DeLucca improved to shoot his best score of the weekend, a 38, and extend his lead over Sahmel to 7 strokes.  Sahmel, the reigning APA Senior National Champion showed what a great player he is by putting pressure on DeLucca the last round.  After 9 holes Sahmel had cut the lead to just 3 strokes.  He continued to put on pressure by shooting a 16 his last 9 holes for a third round score of 33.  Mickey was up for the challenge and thought he had secured the win after making the boot hole, number 15.  He encountered some trouble coming down the stretch but was able to hold on for the win 119-121.  It was DeLucca’s first win on the SWPT since 2015 and we are all very happy for him.  DeLucca also picked up his second spot for the tour championship to be played at his home course in Lake Charles in September.



     Minigolf Puts Up a Fight, but Goes Down to Mosk & Sahmel
                                     
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1 Geoff Mosk 33 29 30 92 $90.00

1 Alan Sahmel 38 40 38 116 $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 32 31 32 95 $60.00 1
2 Mickey DeLucca 49 45 45 139
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3 Jeffrey Smith 33 29 37 99 $30.00 1








4 Brice Bergesen 35 35 35 105 $10.00









4 Rainey Statum 37 35 33 105 $10.00 1








6 Mason Spradlin 37 34 35 106










7 Don Parker 34 38 39 111











Nine players showed up on Saturday April 6th to play the lovely Longview Greens Mini Golf course in Magnolia Texas just off of Lake Conroe.  The weekend weather did not look promising which kept some players at home.  It is a beautiful course that offers different challenges from what most players are used to.  Shooting under 36 every round is a challenge for even the best of players but it is a challenge that the players enjoy.  In the Pro division Mason Spradlin led off the tournament as the defending champion.  All 7 pros shot between 32 and 37 with Lee Messinger being the leader.  Just 1 back were Jeff Smith and Geoff Mosk but everyone was still close enough to win.  Hole 5 is affectionately known as the Stetson hole as the hole looks like a giant Cowboy hat with a tunnel in the middle.  If you get your ball in the tunnel it is an ace.  If you miss you are almost certainly looking at a 3 or worse.  It can be very difficult to shoot under 18 on the front 9 unless you make this hole.  In round one only 2 players were able to shoot under 18 on the front 9.  In the second round, 3 players were able to break 18 on the front 9 and those players separated themselves from the field.  Smith and Mosk set the course record both shooting 29s and Messinger had a 31.  They were in a 62, 62, and 63 respectively.  Brice Bergesen was the next closest player at 70. In the last round Mosk was able to keep the momentum going and shot a 15 on the front side.  Smith had a tough front, missing the Stetson hole and was 4 back.  Messinger was 3 back with 9 holes left to play.  Messinger made 5 holes coming down the stretch but it was not enough as Mosk prevailed shooting a 32 his last round for a three round total of 92.  Messinger finished second at 95 and Smith in third at 99.  The qualifying spots for the tour championship went to Messinger, Smith and Rainey Statum.

In the APA it was a 2 man race between Alan Sahmel and a rejuvenated Mickey DeLucca.  It was the first time either player had played the course.  DeLucca had some struggles and Sahmel was able to jump out to a 11 stroke lead after the first round.  DeLucca played a little better in the second round but Sahmel was still able to pull away even more.  Sahmel played consistently over all 3 rounds and was able to win the event with a score of 116.  DeLucca had learned a few lessons along the way and was looking forward to the next day’s event knowing he had a chance to win for the first time in a few years.



Lake Charles Played Host to a Great SWPT Weekend

Lots and Lots of Aces



Lake Charles Weekend Winners
Charles "Sharky" Cox, Greg Simpson, Wade Sahmel, Geoff Mosk



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1 Geoff Mosk 24 26 24 24 98 $80.00

1 Charles Cox 25 28 24 27 104 $26.00 1
2 Jeffrey Smith 26 26 25 23 100 $50.00 1
2 Alan Sahmel 30 28 26 26 110 $13.00 1
3 Lee Messinger 30 26 25 26 107 $20.00 1
3 Greg Simpson 25 31 29 29 114 $13.00 1
4 Don Parker 27 28 28 28 111
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4 Mike Huckaby 30 28 29 28 115 $13.00
5 Mason Spradlin 29 25 30 29 113


5 Charles Tarbell 32 30 27 29 118 $13.00
6 Wade Sahmel 31 25 32 28 116


6 Mickey DeLucca 30 31 29 30 120











7 Adam Sahmel 32 27 32 36 127











8 Chris Conradi 33 30 34 32 129











9 Jack Ramsey 36 32 31 34 133


It was a little bit cooler on Sunday but there was no threat of rain as the players got ready for a 10 am tee time for the four round event.  Geoff Mosk once again started off hot by shooting a 1st round 24, which was good for a two shot lead over 2014 National Champion Jeffrey Smith.  The defending Al and Tour Champion Don Parker was just three strokes back.  In round two, almost everyone was hot.  Mason Spradlin and Wade Sahmel had the low rounds with 25s; three other players had a 26.  Mosk held on to his two stroke lead over Smith at 50-52.  In Round three, Mosk missed hole one, but recovered to make his next eight for a ten on the front nine.  Lee Messinger also shot a 10 on the front nine to remain within striking distance.  Mosk finished with a 24 and was able to increase his lead to three over Smith; with no other player closer than seven strokes.  Mosk was in the lead group and came out hot again shooting an 11 on the front nine.  Not to be outdone Smith missed hole one and then made the next 8 to close the gap to two strokes.  Mosk made 10 and 11 while Smith missed them both behind him. Mosk had a 4 stroke lead with seven holes to go.  Not forgetting the lesson he learned yesterday when Messinger made seven of the last eight to chase him down, Mosk stayed moderately aggressive and made three more aces down the stretch to win 98-100 over Smith.  Messinger shot a 26 his last round to hang on to 3rd place over Parker.  The spots went to Smith, Messinger, and Parker.

n the APA it is rare that a weekend of tournaments will go by in Lake Charles without Charles “Sharkey” Cox winning an event.  Cox came out hot with a 1st round 25.  Not to be out done, the winner of the 3pm even the day before Greg Simpson also shot a 25.  No other player was able to break 30 in the first round.  Both players cooled off a bit in round two with Cox shooting a 28 and Simpson with a 31.  The Sahmels, Adam and Alan came in with great scores of 27 and 28 respectively to stay in the hunt as well.  Any doubt about Cox being able to get his 1st win of the year were put to bed when Cox shot the low APA round of the day with a 24 in round three.  He extended his lead over Alan, who had a round of 26 of his own, to seven strokes.  Alan stayed hot the last round shooting another 26 to put some pressure on Cox, but Sharkey knows his home course as well as anyone and coasted in with a 27 and a six stroke victory.  The spots in the APA went to Cox, Alan Sahmel, and Simpson.

 

We’d like to thank Greg Simpson and the wonderful employees of the Lake Charles Putt Putt for putting on a great tournament weekend.  The course is always in great shape and the hospitality could not be better.  We will be back in August for the Louisiana State Championship and September for the SWPT Championship.



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1 Geoff Mosk 24 26 28 78 $90.00 1
1 Greg Simpson 24 28 28 80 $26.00 1
2 Lee Messinger 26 29 23 78 $60.00 1
2 Alan Sahmel 23 27 32 82 $13.00 1
3 Don Parker 29 26 26 81 $30.00 1
3 Charles Cox 28 30 27 85 $13.00
4 Wade Sahmel 27 32 23 82 $20.00

3 Mike Huckaby 30 27 28 85 $13.00 1
5 Jeffrey Smith 30 28 26 84


5 Mickey DeLucca 31 31 30 92 $5.00
6 Mason Spradlin 29 30 32 91


6 Adam Sahmel 32 32 29 93

7 Danny Tatum 31 31 31 93


7 Chris Conradi 33 30 31 94










7 Charles Tarbell 27 32 35 94










9 Jack Ramsey 41 34 36 111


After a quick snack and a little practice the players were back out on the course at 3pm to start the second event of the weekend.  Wade Sahmel finally cooled of a little and shot a 27 his 1st round which was good for 3rd.  Lee Messinger was just two strokes back of Geoff Mosk, who shot a 1st round score of 24.  Mosk extended his lead in round two shooting a 26 which had him five strokes ahead of both Messinger and Don Parker.  It looked like it was going to be another run away win in the second tournament, especially after Mosk shot a 12 on the front nine to hold a five stroke lead over Messinger with just 9 holes to go.  Mosk then made hole 10 to get the lead back to 6 and was ready to coast in for his 1st win of the year.  But Mosk would only make one more ace the rest of the way while is playing partner, Messinger was making the seven of the last eight to shoot a 23.  Mosk needed only to make hole 17 or 18 to close out the win but both putts just barely missed and we were heading to our first playoff of the year.  In the playoff Mosk made the 1st six holes and had a two stroke lead after the front nine, 11-13.  Knowing what had just happened the round before, Mosk had to keep applying pressure, but neither player was able to get it really going on the back nine.  After Mosk made hole 16, he was 10 under and held a three stroke lead with two holes to go.  He played it safe the last two, while Messinger made the last two and Mosk held on for a stroke victory.  Don Parker hung on to 3rd place and Sahmel also shot a 23 his last round to get the crumb at 82.

 

In the APA Greg Simpson came out hot shooting a 24 which he felt confident would win him low round money.  Just a few minutes after he finished, Alan Sahmel came in with a 23 to cut him by one.  Those were the two lowest APA rounds of the day and the two were in for a battle.  In round 2, Sahmel again had the low round, this time with a 27 that he shared with Mike Huckaby.  It extended his lead over Simpson to two strokes heading into the final round.  No other plater was within five strokes of the lead.  Simpson was playing a few groups in front of Sahmel and knew he needed to apply some pressure.  He shot a final round 28 and didn’t think it would be enough to chase down Sahmel, but sometimes putts just don’t want to drop and that was the type of round Sahmel had as he came in at 32 his final round and fell to 2nd place.  It wrapped up an APA day 1, a Simpson bothers sweep with Terry and Greg winning both tournaments.  The spots went to Simpson, Sahmel, and Huckaby.



















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1 Wade Sahmel 25 24 23 72 $100.00 1
1 Terry Simpson 26 28 27 81 $26.00 1
2 Jeffrey Smith 26 26 25 77 $50.00 1
2 Charles Cox 27 29 28 84 $13.00 1
3 Geoff Mosk 28 26 25 79 $30.00 1
3 Mike Huckaby 30 27 29 86 $13.00 1
4 Lee Messinger 28 28 26 82 $20.00

4 Greg Simpson 29 30 29 88 $13.00
5 Don Parker 28 27 29 84


5 Mickey DeLucca 28 35 26 89 $5.00
5 Mason Spradlin 28 29 27 84


5 Alan Sahmel 31 29 29 89 $5.00
7 Danny Tatum 26 32 28 86


7 Adam Sahmel 27 33 31 91

7 Brice Bergesen 29 30 27 86


8 Chris Conradi 33 31 31 95










9 Jack Ramsey 34 41 33 108




Seventeen players came out to the beautiful Lake Charles course on March 16th to play in the Noon event.  We are still seeing some unseasonable cool weather and many players wore long sleeve shirts and/or light jackets to stay warm.  The course is always in great shape and the players looked forward to three competitive tournaments.  In the Pro division, Wade Sahmel was using his new Euro Putter in preparation for the World Adventure Golf Masters where he will be playing for team USA in Sweden in three months.  He took little time to adjust and shot the rounds low score of 25 to open the event.  No player was more than 4 strokes back, with Jeffrey Smith and Danny Tatum being the closest at 26.  Sahmel again shot the low round in round two with a 24.  This increased his lead to three shots over Smith and five shots over Geoffrey Mosk, who both had score of 26.  Sahmel continued to pour it on as he completed the trifecta by shooting a 23 his final round, which was again the lowest score of the round.  His score of 72 was good for a five stroke victory over Smith and seven over Mosk.  The qualifying spots for the tour championship went to Sahmel, Smith, and Mosk.  There was little drama in the pro division to start the weekend but things were just getting started.

 

In the APA, Charles Cox who is always in contention at Lake Charles, said to his playing partner that he was playing for a spot in the first event and to win the other two because Terry Simpson was playing in only the 1st event of the weekend and had been playing very well.  Cox was not wrong and Simpson was the leader after one round after shooting a 26.  Adam Sahmel and Cox were both just one strike back at 27.  It should be noted that Sahmel was playing in his 1st event in well over a year while sitting in his wheelchair and, as usual, playing one-handed.  It was a joy and a pleasure to have him back out on the course competing in the game we all love.  In round two, Simpson continued to lead after shooting a 28.  He increased his lead on Cox to two strokes and led Mike Huckaby by three. Huckaby had the low round of 27 in round two.  Simpson stayed consistent and shot another fine round of 27 in the 3rd round, which was more than enough to stay ahead of Cox to get the win.  Huckaby was able to hang on to 3rd place, which had the spots for the tour championship going to Simpson, Cox, and Huckaby.  It should also be noted that Mickey Delucca shot a 26 his last round, which is the lowest score he could remember shooting since having surgery on his foot several years ago.  He had a problem with the yips and late last year at the recommendation of some friends switched to putting left handed.  He has played better since making the switch and we hope this is a sign of good things to come from our good friend Mickey.


No Rain in Webster Brings a Flood of Aces by Lea



                                      Record setting PPA winner Joe Lea, 8-stroke APA winner Steven Yancey

Conditions for Sunday had called for scattered rain starting about 10 am when the tournament was supposed to start but the players were blessed in that it did not rain at all.  A cold front did come thru making the temperatures colder and there was some wind but over all the conditions were pretty good, especially if your name was Joe Lea.  Lea tied the course record, shared by Joe Shirey and Geoff Mosk, with a 21 his opening round only missing holes 2, 12, and 16.  This gave him a 4 stroke lead over Mosk, who shot a 25 with a bogey of his own.  Mosk thought he would have gained some ground with a 26 in round 2 but instead he fell further behind as Lea shot a 23 missing 3 of his last 4 holes.  Lea’s 44 tied a first 2 round SWPT record set by Brice Bergesen at Lake Charles back in 2012 when he shot a 22 in each of his 1st 2 rounds.  Lea had a 7 stroke lead after two rounds on Mosk, and 10 over Don Parker.  Joe finally cooled off in round 3 as the weather also started to cool, with a 27, but it was still the best round anyone was able to shoot.  Lea was at 71 after 3 rounds and held a 12 stroke lead.  It was all but over with the only remaining battle being for 2nd place.  Mosk was at 83 with no less than 5 players within 2 strokes of him.  In the last round Lea cruised in with a 29 to finish with a 4 round score of 100 (44 under par).  Mosk and Lee Messinger had the rounds low scores of 26 to allow them to finish in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Jeffrey Smith came in 4th with the crumb going to Parker.  It was a dominating weekend for Joe Lea as he played 7 rounds in 179 shots (73 under par).

 

In the APA Steve Yancey bounced back from a disappointing 1st tournament with a 1st round 27.  It was the only score in the APA under 31.  Things got much tighter in round 2 as day 1 winner, Mike Huckaby, shot a 27 of his own to pull within 1 stroke of Yancey.  Jack Ramsey also had his best round of the weekend, a 29 to be in at 64 and 7 strokes off the pace.  Yancey played solid the last two rounds with scores of 29 in each.  Chris Conradi also played well the last 2 rounds with scores of 29 and 30 that allowed him to move up to 3rd place.  Huckaby was not able to keep up with Yancey but did hang on for second place to finish the weekend with a 1st and 2nd place finish.  Ken Stanfill came in 4th to get the final reimbursement money.  Yancey’s total of 115 was good for an 8 stroke win as he picks up where he left off last year when he won 4 tournaments.

 

We will play 3 tournaments in Lake Charles in 2 weeks and look forward to weather that will hopefully be a little warmer.






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1 Joe Lea 21 23 27 29 100 $110.00 1
1 Steven Yancey 27 30 29 29 115 $26.00 1
2 Geoff Mosk 25 26 32 26 109 $65.00 1
2 Mike Huckaby 31 27 32 33 123 $13.00 1
3 Lee Messinger 27 29 28 26 110 $35.00 1
3 Chris Conradi 31 37 29 30 127 $13.00 1
4 Jeffrey Smith 28 28 29 27 112 $25.00

4 Ken Stanfill 32 33 31 32 128 $13.00
5 Don Parker 26 28 30 30 114 $20.00

5 Greg Simpson 34 35 29 32 130

6 Danny Tatum 28 30 29 29 116


6 Trevor Lewin 31 31 34 35 131

7 John Kropinak 30 25 30 32 117


7 Jack Ramsey 34 29 32 38 133

7 Mason Spradlin 31 24 30 32 117


8 Dwain Willett 37 36 29 36 138

9 Brice Bergesen 33 31 28 30 122


9 Mickey DeLucca 34 39 32 39 144



SWPT Opens 2019 Season in Webster



                                                    PPA winner Joe Lea and APA winner Mike Huckaby

It only feels like it has rained non-stop since the Putt Putt National Championship was held at Webster in September of last year.  The 2019 season started off at Webster this Saturday and the conditions were damp but it hadn't rained much in the last 2 days and the course was playing very well.  We had 10 players in each division ready to get the season started.  Joe Lea started off the year with a sizzling 24 to have a 3 strike lead over a trio of players, mason Spradlin, Danny Tatum, and Jeffrey Smith.  In the second round John Kropinak was the story as he shot the days low round of 22 which was only one stroke off the course record.  That put him in a tie with Lea after 2 rounds at 50.Wade Sahmel was the only player within 6 strokes of the 2 leaders.  Wade did his best to put some pressure on the leaders as he shot a 25 the last round.  Tatum had a 25 of his own as well.  Those fine rounds were good enough to get them into 3rd and 4th place respectively.  Lea and Kropinak battled down to the very end with Lea scratching out a one stroke victory over Kropinak 79-80.  In the first round of Match Play Geoff Mosk defeated Smith in 21 holes, Mason Spradlin defeated Kropinak, Don Parker Defeated Sahmel and Tatum defeated Messinger.  In the 2nd round Parker and Mosk won their matches to secure a spot in the tour championship to be held in Lake Charles in September.

In the APA Ken Stanfill jumped out to an early lead with a 28 his 1st round.It was good enough for a 2 stroke lead over Trevor Lewin with several other players close by. In the last 2 rounds Mike Huckaby shot a 28 and a 27 to pull away from the rest of the field and shoot an 86.  it was good for a 7 stoke win over Dwain Willett and 8 strokes over Chris Conradi and Ken Stanfill.  In the 1st round of Match Play Willett beat Steve Yancey, Greg Simpson beat Lewin, Alan Sahmel beat Stanfill, and Delucca beat Conradi.  In the matches for the spots Sahmel beat Delucca and Simpson defeated Willett.


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1 Joe Lea 24 26 29 79 $120.00 1
1 Mike Huckaby 31 28 27 86 $26.00 1
2 John Kropinak 28 22 30 80 $70.00

2 Dwain Willett 32 33 28 93 $13.00
3 Wade Sahmel 29 27 25 81 $40.00

3 Chris Conradi 33 31 30 94 $13.00
4 Danny Tatum 27 30 25 82 $30.00

3 Ken Stanfill 28 36 30 94 $13.00
5 Jeffrey Smith 27 30 27 84 $20.00

5 Greg Simpson 33 30 32 95 $13.00 1
6 Geoff Mosk 28 30 28 86
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6 Trevor Lewin 30 36 30 96

6 Lee Messinger 30 29 27 86


7 Alan Sahmel 31 36 31 98
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8 Don Parker 33 30 25 88
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8 Mickey DeLucca 32 32 35 99

9 Mason Spradlin 27 30 32 89


9 Steven Yancey 38 32 31 101

10 Brice Bergesen 35 28 27 90


9 Jack Ramsey 34 34 33 101

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