$2,500 Baton Rouge Open

Baton Rouge, LA

August 12-13, 1961

Lehman Key Wins $2,500 Baton Rouge Open

Lehman Key, Lake Charles, Louisiana pro, was victorious over a field of 78 other pros. Key shot a 29-under-par 259 for the 144-hole route for first place money of $1,000.

Frank Overstreet, a Birmingham, Alabama Pro, trailed Lehman Key by two shots, finishing at 261, 27-under-par, for second place money of $500. Ron Slocumb of Columbus, Georgia took third place with a 265, 23-under-par, and took home $250.

In the amateur division, Brandon Kerchau took first place with a 281 and was awarded a beautiful trophy.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Lehman KeyLake Charles, LA3432323530323529259$ 1,000.00
2Frank OverstreetBirmingham, AL3135383027323434261$ 500.00
3Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3236323134383131265$ 250.00
4Vance RandallAsheville, NC3433363232353532269$ 125.00
5Frank HoltSavannah, GA3537363029373434272$ 91.66
Harry KingLittle Rock, AR3334363534373231272$ 91.66
Lee WeldySavannah, GA3433353235373729272$ 91.66
8Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA3837353132353332273$ 58.33
Charlie McIntoshBirmingham, AL3435383034373332273$ 58.33
Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL3636343236303633273$ 58.33
11Buddy GeleNew Orleans, LA3635353631333236274$ 50.00
12Dan AlexanderMobile, AL3339363237383228275$ 25.00
Edsel GordonNew Orleans, LA3535323237353435275$ 25.00
Alvery LaCosteNew Orleans, LA3733353137363531275$ 25.00
Ed NacolBaton Rouge, LA3635353436372834275$ 25.00
Ron NixonColumbus, GA3332363433363635275$ 25.00
17Andre BrumbachBaton Rouge, LA3536362834403433276
Larry SmithShreveport, LA3736343536342935276
19LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA3139393433343631277
Asa EnloeNew Orleans, LA3339353333393035277
21Jan BowmanBristol, TN3632383434353534278
Chuck SchaferLong Island, N.Y.3532353533383535278
Al SimpsonLake Charles, LA3337363431373535278
24Jack HamiltonBirmingham, AL3134383734353436279
25Fred HaasNew Orleans, LA3534413535343432280
George SeamonBaton Rouge, LA3835373432353732280
27Sonny ClarkBaton Rouge, LA3537353530393340284
28Philip GeffertMobile, AL3436413436383333285
Davis GreymardBaton Rouge, LA3536383133354037285
John MillerNew Orleans, LA3836353335403533285
31Jim CoxPhenix City, AL3933403333383338287
Frank SarverLake Charles, LA3636393136353737287
33John FriedelNew Orleans, LA3737333434393836288
34Sid LarguierNew Orleans, LA3736333536334336289
35Jim BellLittle Rock, AR3339383336333840290
Jerry DrefahlNew Orleans, LA3435383636383538290
Doug WaitesMontgomery, AL3536403336353936290
38Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3534333536453739294
39Jack GilbertMontgomery, AL3438343539393838295
40Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3432413339394137296
41Jack PonsNew Orleans, LA3634413440443734300
42Jerry MedlinMontgomery, AL3337353533384250303
43Avis BrooksNew Orleans, LA3837383240394537306
MCAndy ClintonDallas, TX146MC
Roland DanielsNew Orleans, LA147MC
Joe DrefahlNew Orleans, LA147MC
Daryl FreemanBristol, TN147MC
Bill SilbernagelNew Orleans, LA147MC
Larry KernBaton Rouge, LA148MC
Jim MoodyNew Orleans, LA148MC
Emil ThiacThibodaux, LA148MC
Charlie RutherfordPensacola, FL149MC
Mike UzzelTyler, TX149MC
Sid LakishmanPensacola, FL151MC
Charles LittaBaton Rouge, LA152MC
Bobby MayTyler, TX152MC
Weldon TullierNew Orleans, LA152MC
William KeyMeridian, MS153MC
Mack ManionLittle Rock, AR153MC
Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA153MC
Calvin RayLake Charles, LA153MC
Noland BarriosPascagoula, MS154MC
Kim GillBaton Rouge, LA154MC
Bob JacobsNew Orleans, LA154MC
Tom SilbernagelNew Orleans, LA154MC
Ken SmithGrand Prairie, TX154MC
Daultin HardinLake Charles, LA155MC
Bob McCulloughNew Orleans, LA155MC
Eddie ZachariahBaton Rouge, LA155MC
Joe BoykinsPensacola, FL156MC
Bill GruerIrving, TX156MC
Harry KimDallas, TX157MC
Tom BurchNew Orleans, LA158MC
Al KalishmanPensacola, FL158MC
Dock HarrisShreveport, LA159MC
Joe EnrightBaton Rouge, LA164MC
Merrill DuplantisNew Orleans, LA165MC
George BoudousquiePensacola, FL166MC
Eddie MatreNew Orleans, LA189MC
AMATEUR DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Brandon KerchauBaton Rouge, LA281

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 9 (August 13, 1961)