$1,000 Fort Worth Open

Fort Worth, TX

June 6, 1965

Al Simpson Walks Away With Fort Worth Open Title

The head-to-head competition which prevailed in other $1,000 tournaments reversed and produced an almost walk-away win for Al Simpson of Lake Charles, LA. Al, who owns and manages the Putt-Putt Course in Lake Charles, left a 5-stroke gap between first and second places as he pocketed his $300 winner's check. After the first 18 holes of the four-round tournament, he found himself tied at 31, 5-under par, with a number of other putters. In his second round, however, he bewildered his fellow pros with an 8-under-par 28 and followed it up with another 31, which practically closed the door on first place. Second through sixth place produced the only real putting duel. Here just 2 strokes separated five men. Mac McCart of Fort Worth, TX, led the duel with a 128, good for second place. One stroke back in third place was Bob Agee of Jacksonville, FL.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 Total Cash
1Al SimpsonLake Charles, LA31283133123$ 300.00
2Mac McCartFort Worth, TX35333030128$ 200.00
3Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL32333232129$ 150.00
4Bernis KrusemarkTulsa, OK33343429130$ 100.00
Mike WarfordFort Worth, TX32303236130$ 100.00
6Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL33333035131$ 50.00
7Lehman KeyLake Charles, LA36313234133$ 25.00
Jerry MeyersonFort Worth, TX31373134133$ 25.00
Ken MillerBirmingham, AL31333831133$ 25.00
Condy RobersonSavannah, GA33353134133$ 25.00
11Vance RandallAsheville, NC134
12Art BallRaleigh, NC135
Frank HoltChattanooga, TN135
Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA135
Ray RayfieldBirmingham, AL135
16John LatimerFort Worth, TX136
17Mike FoxFort Worth, TX137
18Ed BanfieldFort Worth, TX138
Robert GrayFort Worth, TX138
Lee WeldySavannah, GA138
21Charles HarmonWichita Falls, TX139
22Joe DanielsIrving, TX140
23George BranumFort Worth, TX141
24Rickey CorvilleLake Charles, LA146
Mike SwettFort Worth, TX146
26Doyle SmithDallas, TX147
27CH CoffmanRio Vista, TX148
George SalterSan Antonio, TX148
29Don SheppardDallas, TX151
30Paul RaabeHouston, TX155
31Robert GiffenFort Worth, TX157