$2,500 Arlington Open

Arlington, VA

June 24-25, 1961

Condy Roberson Wins First Place in Arlington Open

Consistent Condy Roberson of Savannah, Georgia who averaged 33.04 strokes per round through the first three tournaments of 1961 for the second lowest average of all touring pros, averaged 32.00 strokes per round for the 8 rounds of the $2,500 Arlington Open to take first place money with a 256, 36-under par. Roberson, a veteran putting pro with 8 years practice behind him and two full seasons of tournament competition, won his first national PPA tournament and $1,000 of prize money in the Arlington affair.

Ken Boy, National Record Holder from Bristol, Tennessee who stroked a 21 in 1958 for the all-time record for 18 holes, shot a 258, 30-under par, for second place and was followed by LeRoy Cooper of East Point, Georgia and Chuck Schaffer from Augusta, Georgia who tied for third place at 28-under par with 260, good for $187.50 each.

The touring pros now travel from Arlington to Cincinnati, Ohio for the big event of the year, the $7,500 PPA National Championship to be held next week on July 3 & 4. The Cincinnati affair will offer the largest purse ever offered in America in a putting tournament. A field of approximately 400 is expected. Neil Connor, 1960 National Champion will be defending his title.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3035343232323031256$ 1,000.00
2Ken BoyBristol, TN2831323432353630258$ 500.00
3LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA3433313631342932260$ 187.50
Chuck SchaferAugusta, GA3732293231303633260$ 187.50
5Frank HoltSavannah, GA3433343631323231263$ 100.00
6Jim CoxPhoenix, AL2833353430363137264$ 100.00
7Jim BryanEast Point, GA3237342929383036265$ 75.00
8Vance RandallAsheville, NC3639323431283135266$ 62.50
Dan AshwellWashington, DC3237313535332835266$ 62.50
10Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL3533363331323433267$ 50.00
Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3435333432333234267$ 50.00
12Claude StaggsRichmond, VA3634333537313231269$ 50.00
13Daryl FreemanBristol, VA3632343335333235270$ 25.00
Wayne KennedyDurham, NC2633363835323535270$ 25.00
Dick MinnickBristol, TN3232283733333936270$ 25.00
16Ron NixonColumbus, GA3536353229353534271
17Earl FrittsSavannah, GA3238333337323631272
18Marshall SeigfriedCincinnati, OH3434363433343632273
Don VarneyBaltimore, MD3235343832323238273
20Ollis LynchLynchburg, VA3735313230393238274
John ConnorGreenville, SC3332323832364031274
22Lee WeldySavannah, GA3336353535333236275
Earl HarrisBaltimore, MD3437363632303535275
24Charles HeissBaltimore, MD3634353331373634276
Bob ClearyDurham, NC3434353637323533276
Bill TaylorBaltimore, MD3830363736353232276
27Pete ZachariahBaton Rouge, LA3739323333382936277
28Buddy TaylorBaltimore, MD3237333536323637278
Allen BuzzelBaltimore, MD3933334030353434278
30Cal SkidmoreArlington, VA3035333935373535279
Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3436393435372935279
32Tom BennettFayetteville, NC3537373532303440280
Jack WoodLynchburg, VA3734323637403331280
34Tom MyersSavannah, GA3335343734364032281
35Bob DivverWashington, DC3638363135363634282
36Pete ReedAtlanta, GA3240363634383433283
37Bob DuncanLynchburg, VA3736343237363637285
38Royce WatermanWestinglip, NY3339353937373137288
39John ScottioIslip, NY3339353734363640290
40Bob HughBrentwood, NY3435373438413539293
MCHarry WilliamsonRoseboro, NC146MC
Glen YeltonStatesville, NC147MC
Dwayne WallsNorcross, GA148MC
Dick TribowWilmington, DE148MC
Walter DrydenAlbans, WV149MC
Bill BlanchardWilmington, DE149MC
Bill AdamsWest Point, GA149MC
Richard PorterLynchburg, VA149MC
Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA150MC
Ronald ParkerBaltimore, MD152MC
Bob HuberBaltimore, MD153MC
Jerry GarciaClifton, NJ153MC
John KennedyDurham, NC156MC
Melvin HunterLynchburg, VA159MC
Richard SaundersBaltimore, MD162MC
Earl ThrowerDurham, NC163MC
Carrie ShrewsburyBaltimore, MD164MC
Joseph DeRosaWheaton, MD171MC
Bernard MixalPhiladelphia, PA178MC

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 4 (June 25, 1961)