Cincinnati, OH (Sunnybrook Dr)

June 30-July 1, 1962

Indianapolis' Paul Garrison Captures PPA National Championship Crown

In a thrill packed playoff, 22-year old Paul Garrison of Indianapolis, Indiana capture the 1962 PPA National Open with a sensational 8-under-par 28 for the 18-hole playoff round. Garrison, tied with veteran touring pros, Vance Randall of Asheville, NC and Charles Gatewood of Mississippi City, MS, after the regulation 144-holes with a 238, refused to wilt under the pressure and decisively defeated Randall and Gatewood who fired 33 and 34 respectively in the 18-hole playoff.

Garrison received $2,500 for his first place finish while Randall and Gatewood each received $1,400 for second and third place. Garrison, five strokes off the pace when Sunday's play began shot a torrid 116 for the last four regulation rounds.

A record field of 182 contestants from 24 states participated in the third annual PPA National Open held at the Putt-Putt Golf Course at 16 Sunnybrook Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Amateur honors also went to an Indianapolis' contestant, Johnny Roessner who fired a 260, 28-under par, for the 144 holes. Bill Brunch of Hamilton, Ohio finished second with a 265.

The PPA tour now leads to Bristol, Tennessee where on July 7-8, 1962 the pros of the Professional Putters Association compete for $3,000 at the Putt-Putt Golf Course located at Bluff City Highway. Entry fee will be $6.00. Qualifying round begin promptly at 1:00 P.M. All pros must be registered prior to this time.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Paul GarrisonIndianapolis, IN2926353229283128238$ 2,500.00
2Charles GatewoodMississippi City, MS2728293529322830238$ 1,400.00
Vance RandallAsheville, NC3132332827292731238$ 1,400.00
4Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL2931332729333028240$ 750.00
5Bob DuncanLynchburg, VA3330293231282831242$ 550.00
Ken MillerBirmingham, AL3329263229273432242$ 550.00
George SalterSavannah, GA3227293528303130242$ 550.00
8LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA3029313529303129244$ 425.00
Glen GarvinPensacola, FL2831293428313330244$ 425.00
10Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA3429312828323033245$ 350.00
11Chuck SchaferLong Island, NY3331333430292630246$ 287.50
Dick TribowWilmington, DE3330303231263331246$ 287.50
13Tracy MooreLong Island, NY3131343227343028247$ 212.50
Buddy TaylorBaltimore, MD3330323128293430247$ 212.50
15John ConnorGreenville, SC3028324028322929248$ 25.00
Neil ConnorGreenville, SC3629343229303028248$ 25.00
Bill RettigCincinnati, OH3029353031313329248$ 25.00
Gene VonWaldnerSavannah, GA3027303132313433248$ 25.00
19Earl FrittsSavannah, GA3830333027293231250
Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA3131303531303131250
21Warren GrayIndianapolis, IN3328333627333229251
Lehman KeyLake Charles, LA3531303633332825251
Ron KoblinLos Angeles, CA3429303527313134251
Eddie MeyersSavannah, GA3329363029343228251
Pat YoumansSavannah, GA3127393134323027251
26Mike DancerLos Angeles, CA3333293328323232252
Cliff MooseGastonia, NC4031323132302729252
Fritz SchaferJacksonville, FL2927303132343633252
29Wayne PerdueRoanoke, VA3331333232313031253
Bob PoltisCleveland, OH3333293230353031253
31Bob HarrigalCleveland, OH3829303429342931254
Herb SeatonJohnson City, TN3431333329313132254
Lenie WalkerJohnson City, TN3427343427373328254
34Daryl FreemanBristol, VA3135303129363231255
Otto OllingerBaltimore, MD3231313729303332255
Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3131333428313433255
37Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL3031333030313635256
John LubbersHamilton, OH3431303429333134256
39Jim BaileyEast Point, GA3131323334343131257
Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC3231313432323530257
Joe MazieCleveland, OH3436323126323333257
42Bob ClearyDurham, NC3332313632332932258
Leonard PeakOwensboro, KY3332313135323331258
Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3631332831333531258
John SpottsIndianapolis, IN3130343928353427258
46Ron AkinsCleveland, OH3534323429343031259
Nick LongBurlington, IA4128363230323228259
Bob PruittAtlanta, GA3231353231294029259
Pete ReedAtlanta, GA3331343331333034259
Jerry UnderwoodIndianapolis, IN3731333430283432259
51Richard HaydenOwensboro, KY3827333430343232260
52Jim BarrySt. Louis, MO2932343433323433261
Ken BoyBristol, TN3828303532353330261
Charlie Connor SrGreenville, SC3328343530333830261
John CrowellWashington, DC3329313432313635261
56Bob BowerRoanoke, VA3233343435283135262
Dick CramerHamilton, OH3536333132273533262
Charlie McIntoshBirmingham, AL3230343532303534262
59Charlie Connor JrAsheville, NC3328373330353532263
Dick KotzinLos Angeles, CA3234333731303234263
61Joe GordonDallas, TX3435333430363230264
Jack HollisCleveland, OH3833313430333332264
Claude StaggsManassas, VA3929313331323237264
Dave WarringtonJacksonville, FL3135323631313533264
65Dwayne WallsNorcross, GA3832303630333630265
Harry WindsorLong Island, NY3629313333333931265
67Ike QuintonMorristown, TN3531343331363234266
68Tom MillerBrookville, OH3629313531334032267
69Philip MooreJackson, TN3335343335323432268
70Ron Kelleher3331353328333739269
Clarence KurtzWashington, DC3329333232353936269
72Walt MooreCincinnati, OH3334333030374033270
Ed SchulteBurlington, IA3533273632333242270
Ron WolfsonCincinnati, OH3331373533313733270
75Jim FoxCharlotte, NC3435293831393431271
76Harley BakerJackson, TN3732313637363629274
Mickey HatfieldCincinnati, OH3533313233383438274
78George SimonCharleston, WV3831353229363836275
79Andy WoodJackson, TN3729313735373936281
80Mitch SacksCincinnati, OH3333343640393734286
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1John RoessnerIndianapolis, IN260

Article, scores and captioned photo taken from Putt-Putt World Magazine, Volume 4, Number 5 (August 1962). Other photos provided courtesy of Dan Anders