$2,000 International Open

El Paso, TX

August 19-20, 1961

$2,000 International Open Won by Ron Slocumb

Ron Slocumb of Columbus, Georgia brought his total winnings to $1,900 by taking first place in the PPA $2,000 International Open. Ronnie led for 7 out of 8 rounds to become the second PPA player to lead the first days rounds and go on to win the tournament. His total for the 144 holes was 251, 37-under-par. First place prize money was $1,000. LeRoy Cooper of East Point, Georgia took second place and $500 with a 256, 32-under-par. Third place and $200 prize money went to Chuck Schaffer with a 258, 30-under-par. Ron Nixon, Pete Reed and Bob Williamson finished in a three-way tie for fourth place, at 260, 28-under-par

In the amateur division, Jerry Brownlou of El Paso took first place with a 276, 12-under-par, to win over second place Charles O'Riley who had a 278, 10-under-par.

To add to the tension, Sunday's 72 holes were played in a driving wind storm which made playing conditions very difficult.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3132313133322932251$ 1,000.00
2LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA3231313332373228256$ 500.00
3Chuck SchaferFarmingdale, NY3136303133303433258$ 200.00
4Ron NixonColumbus, GA3534333232313132260$ 75.00
Pete ReedAtlanta, GA3329323434343232260$ 75.00
Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL3332313633333329260$ 75.00
7Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3334363332313431264$ 25.00
8Jim CoxPhenix city, AL3232373432323333265$ 20.00
Lee WeldySavannah, GA3334323334343332265$ 20.00
10Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA3533323237313433267$ 10.00
11Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3334373335343731270
12Frank HoltSavannah, GA2835343436343535271
13Daryl FreemanBristol, TN3531383633343233272
Dick KotzinSanta Maria, CA3334363531343633272
15Phil GeffertMobile, AL3432333436313935274
16Roy BrianSouth Gate, CA3233373735363829277
17Jan BowmanBristol, TN3427383443313933279
Vance RandallAsheville, NC3632343535383336279
19Sid LaguierNew Orleans, LA3232433437323439287
20George KappelliEl Paso, TX3939393543343535299
21Jerry CloudEl Paso, TX4345414038404136324
AMATEUR DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Jerry BrownlouEl Paso, TX276
2Charles O'RileyEl Paso, TX278