Atlanta, GA (Delowe Dr)

July 4, 1960

Neil Connor Wins PPPGA National Championship

The $5,000 PPPGA National Championship tournament had a perfect holiday setting and Fourth of July fireworks were certain to fly in the scramble for the $2,000 top pay-off.

Neil Connor, amazing young pro from Greenville, South Carolina, shot a breath-taking 190, 26-under-par for the 108-hole route, to demonstrate his winning form and truly phenomenal putting ability. Connor aced 21 holes and with his 190 total won first place money of $2,000.00. Neil states that with this money he plans to enter Southern Tech in Atlanta and plans to major in electrical engineering.

Connor was trailed by Keith Richardson of Houston, Texas, who shot a 193, 23-under-par, to win second place money of $1,000. Richardson previously placed fifth in the Houston Open held on June 4th with his 214 aggregate good for $62.50.

Bob Williamson of Jacksonville, Florida, money-winner in each of the six national PPPGA tournaments thus far, brought his total PPPGA earnings up to $1,137.50 mark this week by copping third place for $500 with his 194 total.

The next national PPPGA tourney will be held on Saturday, July 9 on the Putt Putt Golf Course, Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina. Prize money will total $2,000, with top-pay off of $1,000 going to first place winner. This tourney will mark the mid-way point of the PPPGA's $30,000 summer putting season, to be followed by seven more nationals across the country.

Place Player City Total Cash
1Neil ConnorGreenville, SC190$ 2,000.00
2Keith RichardsonHouston, TX193$ 1,000.00
3Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL194$ 500.00
4Ted BrownHigh Point, NC195$ 250.00
5Ron NixonColumbus, GA196$ 250.00
6Lehman KeyLake Charles, LA197$ 150.00
Herman StricklandMacon, GA197$ 150.00
8Jim BryanEast Point, GA200$ 100.00
9LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA201$ 100.00
Freeman HuttonAtlanta, GA201$ 100.00
Walter WendeOrlando, FL201$ 100.00
12Jim KellyColumbus, GA203$ 100.00
Howard TroutmanJacksonville, FL203$ 100.00
14Bob DuncanLynchburg, VA204$ 50.00
Frank HoltSavannah, GA204$ 50.00
Herb SeatonJohnson City, TN204$ 50.00
17Daryl FreemanBristol, VA205
18John ConnorGreenville, SC206
Harold HardesterOrlando, FL206
Tom MyersSavannah, GA206
Lee WeldySavannah, GA206
22Bob AndersonAtlanta, GA207
Eddie AndersonHickory, NC207
John CurleeColumbus, GA207
Earl FrittsHouston, TX207
Fritz SchaferJacksonville, FL207
Ashley SlocumbColumbus, GA207
Gary SmithAtlanta, GA207
29Paul ColletteKnoxville, TN208
Walter DrydenCharleston, WV208
Tracy MooreAugusta, GA208
Frank ReidAtlanta, GA208
Chuck SchaferAugusta, GA208
34Ray AndrewsWilson, NC209
Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA209
Glenn FryeHickory, NC209
Bud MaggiAtlanta, GA209
Ed ShelbyAugusta, GA209
39Howard CollinsColumbia, SC210
Dick MinnickBristol, TN210
Don PoseyWinston-Salem, NC210
Vernon TaylorHigh Point, NC210
43Dennis HarvilleN. Augusta, SC211
Bill KingCayce, SC211
Richard PearsonAugusta, GA211
Condy RobersonSavannah, GA211
Jack StuartMacon, GA211
48Bob BrooksKnoxville, TN212
Don HoltGreeneville, TN212
50Jan BowmanBristol, TN213
Joe HayesWinston-Salem, NC213
Vance RandallAsheville, NC213
CC ReidWinston-Salem, NC213
Harold WootenWinston-Salem, NC213
55Ben CrabtreeDallas, TX214
Joe DrefahlNew Orleans, LA214
CL EnnisJacksonville, FL214
Bob ShuttWinston-Salem, NC214
59Jim AndersonAugusta, GA215
Jim MaherDecatur, GA215
Pete ReedAtlanta, GA215
62Eric FickenAtlanta, GA216
63Neil AlexanderAtlanta, GA217
Harry WilliamsRoseboro, NC217
65Ken BoyBristol, TN218
Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC218
67Jim CoxPhoenix, AL219
68Lamar BrownAtlanta, GA221
69Joe HueySavannah, GA223