$3,000 Bristol Open

Bristol, TN

July 7-8, 1962

Williamson Wins $3,000 Bristol Open

PPA veteran Bob Williamson of Jacksonville, FL, stroked a 32-foot putt for a hole-in-one on the final hole today to win the $1,000 first place money in the $3,000 PPA Bristol Open. Williamson fired a 239 or 49-under par for the 144-hole putting tournament.

Neil Connor of Greenville, SC, was tied with Williamson at 42-under par after seven rounds and was playing 3 holes behind Williamsons' threesome. The entire gallery of approxiamtely 500 people followed the Connor threesome in, and on each of the final three holes Connor putted to within two inches of the cup but the ball would not drop for a hole-in-one which would have tied the score and forced a playoff. Connor was forced to settle for second place and $500. The $1,000 today moved Williamson to first place in the 1962 money winners with a total of $3,337.50. Williamsons' only previous win was first place in the 1960 Dayton Open.

Paul Garrison of Indianapolis, IN, winner of the 1962 National Championship in Cincinnati, OH last weekend, led the field through the first 18 holes of this tournament but was forced to settle for a 10th place tie in this event.

Third place and $300 went to Tracy Moore, a handsome putter from Long Island, NY, who is a gallery favorite with the feminine spectators, as he fired a 47-under-par 241.

The final four rounds of the tournament were marred by frequent downpours of rain that twice forced temporary delays of the tournament and left the putting surface glazed with water.

In the amateur division, first place honors went to Junior Richardson from Cayce, SC, who fired an eight round total of 267 or 21-under par. Edwin Koellein from Nashville, TN, was second with a 270 or 18-under par.

The tournament trail now leads to Houston, TX where on July 21 & 22 the pros will compete for $5,000 on the Putt-Putt Golf Course located at 3110 Old Spanish Trail.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL2929293131303129239$ 1,000.00
2Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3128312729303430240$ 500.00
3Tracy MooreLong Island, NY3331283032302631241$ 300.00
4Earl FrittsSavannah, GA2731283031323231242$ 250.00
5Daryl FreemanBristol, VA3133283033293327244$ 175.00
Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC3131313329282833244$ 175.00
7Ken BoyBristol, TN3332292733293133247$ 112.50
Vance RandallAsheville, NC3132283032313033247$ 112.50
9Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA3128282836283633248$ 85.00
10Paul GarrisonIndianapolis, IN2832322731353332250$ 53.00
Charles GatewoodMississippi City, MS3331313231263531250$ 53.00
Charlie McIntoshBirmingham, AL3231323133273331250$ 53.00
Fred ScottBristol, TN2832322731353332250$ 53.00
Gene VonWaldnerSavannah, GA3035273133313231250$ 53.00
15Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA3129332833333234253$ 12.50
Lenie WalkerJohnson City, TN3428312828363236253$ 12.50
17Bill KingCayce, SC3228293334322937254
George SalterSavannah, GA3133332932323331254
19Don MartinLynchburg, VA3233312937283332255
Lee WeldySavannah, GA3130333132293336255
21Chuck SchaferLong Island, NY3432313131303235256
22Glen GarvinPensacola, FL3528303332343134257
23George BeardenSavannah, GA3134312634313833258
24Ralph SappAugusta, GA3228343332333532259
Pat YoumansSavannah, GA2931323334353134259
26John ConnorGreenville, SC3131303234353434261
Elmer JonesKingsport, TN3133303533313632261
28Bill EylerSavannah, GA3032353135333333262
Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3330303138333334262
30Dick MinnickBristol, TN3631323036303731263
31LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA3130323235313736264
32Wilbur HildebrandGreensboro, NC3133333133353138265
33Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL3431323238323532266
Willis FolknerBlountville, TN3133323335353631266
35Charlie Connor SrGreenville, SC3431333136343434267
Don LadyBluff City,TN3132363338353032267
Homer WarrickErwin, TN3332353334293437267
38Harry WindsorLong Island, NY3434362935342937268
39Don ClaytonFayetteville, NC3035313433353734269
Grayson MayfieldColumbia, SC3036323234343239269
41Ken MillerBirmingham, AL3431343132363735270
Tommy WarrickErwin, TN3335303337343632270
43Bob DuncanLynchburg, VA3431333136333340271
44Rick JacksonJohnson City, TN3033333037374131272
Eddie MeyersSavannah, GA3434273336353340272
46Ira DraughnBristol, TN3132323436364035276
Terry HudsonGreenville, SC3034353340393431276
48Jack EwingCincinnati, OH3439312934383736278
49Kip SlussBlountville, TN3333333342374034285
MCRoy EstesKingsport, TN134MC
Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA134MC
Ed DisherLexington, NC135MC
Harold HodgeBristol, TN135MC
Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA136MC
John CrawfordCayce, SC136MC
Larry SiebertIndianapolis, IN136MC
Tom VaughnCharleston, WV136MC
Phil FittsNashville, TN137MC
LJ MallicoteKnoxville, TN137MC
Dave PomeroyNashville, TN137MC
Ike QuintonMorristown, TN137MC
Jim GarrisonIndianapolis, IN138MC
James HarwellNashville, TN138MC
Mike McLeanNashville, TN138MC
Bill HuxTalbott, TN139MC
Rick JohnsonKnoxville, TN139MC
Roger LongLynchburg, VA139MC
Ron StidhamKingsport, TN139MC
Cliff MooseGastonia, NC141MC
Mike RileyNashville, TN141MC
Wayne BoyleTalbott, TN142MC
Richard FlackAtlanta, GA142MC
Fred GarrisonIndianapolis, IN145MC
Wallace GlassRichmond, KY147MC
Frank CollinsJefferson City, TN148MC
AMATEUR DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Junior RichardsonCayce, SC267
2Edwin KoelleinNashville, TN270

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 8 (July 8, 1962) ?>

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 8 (July 8, 1962)