$2,000 Durham Open

Durham, NC

June 17-18, 1961

Neil Connor Captures Durham Open Title

Slender Neil Connor, a 19-year old collegian from Greenville, SC, captured his second title in three tournaments on the Professional Putters Association $40,000 summer tour when he swept the Durham Open here Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.

Connor, the defending 1960 National Champion, blazed around the 144-hole distance in 42-under-par 246 to nose out youthful Daryl Freeman of Bristol, Tenn., and veteran Bob Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla., by one stroke.

Connor, who won the Orlando Open two weeks ago, pocketed the first place prize of $1,000 to give him a total cash winnings of $2,100 in 21 days of the cross country circuit.

The tour heads to Arlington, VA, next weekend, June 24-25, for the $2,500 Arlington Open.

Article from Durham Morning Herald
Article from The Durham Sun

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3033302931322635246$ 1,000.00
2Daryl FreemanBristol, VA2829312933343033247$ 350.00
Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL2534283333332932247$ 350.00
4Bill HalesGoldsboro, NC3228303031363033250$ 100.00
5Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3031313232323132251$ 75.00
6Harold HardesterOrlando, FL3234303431313031253$ 50.00
7Ken BoyBristol, TN3031323429353132254$ 25.00
Ron NixonColumbus, GA3630343028313035254$ 25.00
9Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3333283435302933255$ 15.00
10Bob McDowellHigh Point, NC2736313828343131256$ 10.00
11Don AshewellWashington, DC3631273431343034257
Walter WendeOrlando, FL3432303631342733257
13Charles CookeChapel Hill, NC3430313335343032259
14Glenn FryeHickory, NC2934333333303236260
15Earl FrittsSavannah, GA3235313233323235262
16Dwayne WallsNorcross, GA3334343131363331263
17Tom BennettFayetteville, NC3632363228363232264
Ted BrownHigh Point, NC2734353337343232264
Don ClaytonFayetteville, NC3234303133323636264
Lee WeldySavannah, GA3034363333323531264
Vance RandallAsheville, NC3232333534363238264
22Charlie BuchananWinston-Salem, NC3932293334333035265
Marshall SeigfriedCincinnati, OH2835333436363429265
24Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC3035343130333241266
25Carlos DonahoeAugusta, GA3532333630343631267
Bill PadgettCharlotte, NC3335313737333031267
27Richard BuchanHenderson, NC3235353235323235268
Jim CoxPhenix City, AL3036363334353034268
29Harry WilliamsRoseboro, NC3034343534333435269
30Frank HoltSavannah, GA3432323433373335270
31William CoxDurham, NC2933363736313435271
George GrissomHenderson, NC3239303632363036271
Buddy TaylorBaltimore, MD3134303535393334271
34Charlie Connor SrGreenville, SC2937353233373230273
Jerry AllmanKannapolis, NC3831353432363235273
Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA3932283640333134273
John KennedyDurham, NC3337353237353232273
Charles PoseyWinston-Salem, NC3240323434333634273
39Eddie AndersonHickory, NC3532313439363236275
Jack MullHickory, NC3633303540353432275
Dave WarringtonJacksonville, FL3730363436323832275
42John ConnorGreenville, SC3134383538363232276
Calvin HartHigh Point, NC3136373333363436276
44Vernon TaylorHigh Point, NC3235323635353834277
45Bill BlanchardWilmington, NC3339303632333839280
MCLeonard DanielHickory, NC139MC
Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA139MC
Larry SeibertN. Wilkesboro, NC139MC
Bob SweattLexington, NC139MC
LJ CollierPikesville, NC140MC
Roger HayesDurham, NC140MC
Steve HubbardKannapolis, NC140MC
Wayne KennedyDurham, NC140MC
Bill PerkinsSanford, NC140MC
Hobart AdamsYadkinville, NC141MC
George KimmerCharleston, SC141MC
JB KnoxFayetteville, NC141MC
Frank ReidAtlanta, GA141MC
Cal SkidmoreWashington, DC141MC
Merrill TuttleHigh Point, NC141MC
Charlie Connor JrGreenville, SC142MC
Laurence LilleyWilliamston, NC142MC
Bob CleeryDurham, NC144MC
Jim WilliamsChapel Hill, NC144MC
Bill StanleySanford, NC145MC
Earl ThrowerDurham, NC145MC
Bill FreemanDecatur, GA146MC
Bill WoolardWilliamston, NC146MC
Clyde BerryMiami, FL147MC
Frank FlackDecatur, GA147MC
Roger MooreAtlanta, GA147MC
Harrell ShoreYadkinville, NC147MC
Jim StudivantDurham, NC147MC
Sam LabelAtlanta, GA148MC
Luther ToddYadkinville, NC148MC
Harold ElliottGreensboro, NC149MC
Cliff MooseAtlanta, GA149MC
Hugo GerminoDurham, NC151MC
Charles BridgesWinston-Salem, NC152MC
Bob DivverWashington, DC152MC
Tom MyersSavannah, GA153MC
Jim BradshawDurham, NC154MC
Jack ChampagneFayetteville, NC154MC
Jack HornerDurham, NC154MC
Marion McCroryJacksonville, FL155MC
Larry WheelingWinston-Salem, NC155MC
Sam DanielWilliamston, NC156MC
Jerry CaldwellAtlanta, GA157MC
Bill EdwardsCary, NC157MC
Jerry WhitmireAtlanta, GA157MC
John RockFayetteville, NC165MC
Denny DeatonCarolina Beach, NC169MC
Elton CaseyDurham, NC192MC

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 3 (June 18, 1961)