$3,000 High Point Open

High Point, NC

June 9-10, 1962

Savannah School Boy Captures $3,000 PPA High Point Open

Dimple-cheeked Pat Youmans, 18-year-old blonde-headed youngster from Savannah, GA, snatched the halfway lead and went on to score a four-stroke victory in the $3,000 High Point Open sponsored by the Professional Putters Association.

The 165-pound, 5'10" Youmans fired 42 aces over the 144-hole route in posting a 45-under-par total of 243. He was presented a $1,000 check from PPA President Don Clayton at the conclusion of the two-day putting spectacle.

Youmans, appearing in only his second PPA meet, caught Charles Gatewood of Mississippi City, MS, on the 130th hole and aced four of the last 14 holes to win. Runner-up Gatewood pocketed $500 for his 247 finish. He shot 52 aces, one less than Youmans.

Youmans finished eight strokes out of money in his only other PPA appearance in his hometown Savannah Open last Saturday.

Joe Cox aced the first extra hole of a sudden death playoff with Glenn Burton to win the amateur championship after each tied with 264 totals at the end of 144 holes. Both were High Point entries.

The PPA Tour heads to Long Island, NY, for the $5,000 Eastern Open on the Putt-Putt course at 24 Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage Saturday and Sunday, June 16 & 17.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Pat YoumansSavannah, GA2728283133382830243
2Charles GatewoodMississippi City, MS2935313129342929247
3Daryl FreemanBristol, VA3032303531312732248
4John ConnorGreenville, SC3029353427323231250
Vance RandallAsheville, NC3836273132273029250
Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3332273431332832250
7Earl FrittsSavannah, GA3232283132313332251
Charlie McIntoshBirmingham, AL3132283228373132251
9Bob BowerRoanoke, VA3233323030313232252
Lee WeldySavannah, GA3234312831373029252
11LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA2833333633313029253
Ralph SappAugusta, GA2932303133363230253
13Bob DuncanLynchburg, VA2631323135382934256
14John HelmsCharlotte, NC3828353131292936257
15Neil ConnorGreenville, SC2833323436362831258
Wilbur HildebrandGreensboro, NC3534313135312833258
17Jack TuckerStatesville, NC3428303433373033259
18William CoxDurham, NC3433343035313033260
19Chuck SchaferLong Island, NY3234322836372834261
Jim WelkerMiami, FL3232343530362933261
Jerry WilliamsTuscaloosa, AL3535313333322834261
22Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA3133283237363134262
Buddy TaylorBaltimore, MD3231323137313236262
Merrill TuttleHigh Point, NC3231293433353533262
25Bill KingCayce, SC3633303431333333263
Bill PadgettCharlotte, NC3631323334352933263
27Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA3535343433333129264
28Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL2833363233352939265
29Ken BoyBristol, TN3135343334373133268
Bob HotzPetersburg, VA3336363329303734268
Tom HowardColumbia, SC3431303137323934268
Eddie MeyersSavannah, GA3830343530323435268
33Carlos DonahoeAugusta, GA3337303131373733269
George KimmerCharlotte, NC3332333641303430269
35George BeardenSavannah, GA3535323330373632270
36Ed DisherLexington, NC3236303836323037271
37Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA3932363134333532272
38Bill EylerSavannah, GA3534343234333734273
39Ted BrownHigh Point, NC3237323938342933274
Ken MillerBirmingham, AL3832343332373335274
41Leonard DannielHickory, NC3836313437343035275
Larry GreenHigh Point, NC3738313639302935275
Jack HoffmanAsheville, NC3537333736343033275
44Tom BennettFayetteville, NC3337343032374132276
Calvin HartHigh Point, NC3238333035373635276
46Dan AshwellArlington, VA3830333729383537277
Joe HayesWinston-Salem, NC3329353345323832277
Jim LittleAtlanta, GA3141333631323934277
49Clarence KurtzWashington, DC3435363431383337278
50Willie EdwardsWinston-Salem, NC3232284241363236279
51Sam HendricksonFayetteville, NC2935323540462837282
Gary ManessHigh Point, NC3734293535393538282
53Bill EdwardsRaleigh, NC3034383538363836285
Cal SkidmoreBaltimore, MD3831363738363534285
Jack WoodLynchburg, VA3330393635403537285
56Charlie Connor JrAsheville, NC3336343636413834288
57Harold ElliottGreensboro, NC3636363240343837289
58Bob McDowellHigh Point, NC3433314137414037294
MCBill CanolesChester, VA143MC
Don ClaytonFayetteville, NC143MC
Aaron CollinsSpartanburg, SC143MC
Joe VenableWinston-Salem, NC143MC
Gene VonWaldnerSavannah, GA143MC
Bob ClearyDurham, NC144MC
Harry GilbertStatesville, NC144MC
Mike PhillipsCorpus Christi, TX144MC
Glen YeltonStatesville, NC144MC
Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC145MC
Bill BestLexington, NC146MC
Gene KitchensAugusta, GA146MC
Glen GarvinPensacola, FL147MC
John KennedyDurham, NC147MC
Wayne KennedyDurham, NC147MC
Forrest NewtonShelby, NC147MC
Harry WilliamsRoseboro, NC147MC
Cliff SloanStatesville, NC148MC
Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL149MC
John CrowellWashington, DC150MC
Frank OwensStatesville, NC150MC
Larry SeibertN Wilkesboro, NC150MC
Ralph CopleyThomasville, NC151MC
Paul LovernHigh Point, NC151MC
George SalterSavannah, GA153MC
John TillmanFayetteville, NC153MC
Dallas HatleyHickory, NC154MC
Joe StrangeStatesville, NC154MC
Larry BowersMaryville, TN155MC
Charles CookeChapel Hill, NC155MC
Steve WillisReidsville, NC155MC
Elmer DonnellMadison, NC156MC
Larry MichaelLexington, NC156MC
Garland RidingsShelby, NC160MC
Darrell SuggHigh Point, NC161MC
Charles BridgesShelby, NC163MC
Don CarrollMaryville, TN164MC
Jim ReynoldsGolden, CO166MC
Bill TuckerSt Louis, MO168MC
Gene SpanglerSt Louis, MO173MC
Roger HaynesMiami, FL176MC
AMATEUR DIVISION
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Joe CoxHigh Point, NC264
2Glenn BurtonHigh Point, NC264

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 4 (June 10, 1962)