$5,000 Southern Open

Atlanta, GA (Delowe Dr)

July 3-4, 1965

Weldy Returns to Win Column During $5,000 Southern Open

After a three-year absence from the win column, veteran PPA Pro, Lee Weldy of Savannah, GA set the pace for the two-day, 144-hole tourney. The tall, lanky Georgian bewildered his 139 opponents by backing up 29's on his first two rounds with an even more amazing 28 and adding 32 to give him a first day total of 118, 26-under par. His nearest competitors were Bobby Agee of Jacksonville, FL and Ron Slocumb of Columbus, GA both with 123.

The field led off the day under sunny skies and lightning fast carpets. However, midway through the 144 holes, a heavy thunderstorm halted play and sent players looking for cover. The topic dominating conversation was not the rain, but Weldy's magnificent start.

After another hour's delay, the field went back to work, but at no time, rain or shine, was Weldy's lead seriously challenged. In the second day of competition, Lee got off to a shaky start with a mediocre 34 and found his lead dwindling. He soon settled down and although the lead changed hands a couple of times, his remaining rounds of 28, 31 and 32 gave him a victorious score of 243, 45-under par.

Finishing one stroke off the pace were Lehman Key of Lake Charles, LA and John Roessner of Indianapolis, IN. Roessner, the 1962 PPA Amateur National Champion came out of nowhere the second day by firing declining scores of 32, 31, 28 and 25 for a second day total of 28-under par.

Making their first bid for recognition in a major PPA tournament were LPPA members Evelyn Strickland of Macon, GA, and Faye Duncan of Greenville, SC.

In the amateur division, 23 tough youngsters clashed for the Southern Open Amateur Title and the first-place trophy. Coming out on top was Jimmy Bryan of Atlanta with a 38-under par, 250. Second place went to Jerry Woosley of Jacksonville. He was four strokes off the pace with a 254.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Lee WeldySavannah, GA2929283234283132243$ 1,000.00
2Lehman KeyLake Charles, LA3229352932283029244$ 650.00
John RoessnerIndianapolis, IN3329343232312825244$ 650.00
4Ron SlocumbColumbus, GA3132312933282933246$ 450.00
5Ken BoyBristol, TN3231352830312931247$ 400.00
6Fred SaxonJacksonville, FL3429293029333035249$ 312.50
Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL3531323130313029249$ 312.50
8John ConnorGreenville, SC3431303230303530252$ 237.50
Larry PetersEast Point, GA3233303232343128252$ 237.50
10Vance RandallAsheville, NC3434322634362829253$ 200.00
11Condy RobersonSavannah, GA3029323333303433254$ 175.00
12Jim BryanEast Point, GA3435303234313128255$ 62.50
Jim HendricksonGreenville, SC3131323432293234255$ 62.50
Ken MillerBirmingham, AL3334342833293232255$ 62.50
Pete ReedAtlanta, GA3129313532333034255$ 62.50
Sam SchaferAugusta, GA3331343529303132255$ 62.50
17Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL257
Roy CollinsworthMacon, GA257
Earl FrittsSavannah, GA257
Fritz SchaferJacksonville, FL257
21Jim BaileyEast Point, GA258
LeRoy CooperEast Point, GA258
Evelyn FlorinMacon, GA258
Bob KeelerSpring Lake, NC258
Leonard PeakCollege Park, GA258
Mike SwettMemphis, TN258
27Lamar BrownAtlanta, GA259
Lockland BryantJacksonville, FL259
Jimmy DavisAtlanta, GA259
Dave HatchettBloomington, IN259
Dick McGillNewton, NC259
Don PoseyWinston-Salem, NC259
Herman StricklandMacon, GA259
34Bob DaltonEast Point, GA260
Name Omitted 1Greenville, SC260
Name Omitted 2Atlanta, GA260
Name Omitted 3Atlanta, GA260
Name Omitted 4Greenville, SC260
Name Omitted 5Memphis, TN260
40Pat McMastersGreenville, SC261
Wayne TaylorMacon, GA261
42Bill PetersEast Point, GA262
43George BeardonSavannah, GA263
Ray RayfieldBirmingham, AL263
John SnyderYoungstown, OH263
46Jack BartholmewMyrtle Beach, SC264
Virgil Bryan SrCollege Park, GA264
Jimmy HarritosAtlanta, GA264
George KimmerCharleston, SC264
Roger MooreAtlanta, GA264
Tracy MooreAugusta, GA264
Frank ReidAtlanta, GA264
Ron SeitzAtlanta, GA264
54Jim GarrisonIndianapolis, IN265
Glen GarvinPensacola, FL265
Gerry PruittMapleton, GA265
57Ron BrandweinAtlanta, GA266
Jerry HudsonGreenville, SC266
Cliff MooseGastonia, NC266
Don TarvinColumbus, GA266
Ray WingerterNew Orleans, LA266
62Joe JoynerMacon, GA267
Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA267
64Mike CheekAthens, GA268
Hugh CookAugusta, GA268
Paul GarrisonIndianapolis, IN268
Joe GehlingCincinnati, OH268
Ralph SappAugusta, GA268
John SchaubNew Orleans, LA268
70Art BallRaleigh, NC269
Tom KehlCleveland, OH269
Tom YounceColumbus, GA269
73Dennis LevallenAthens, GA270
Sandy SandersJacksonville, FL270
Fred ScottBristol, VA270
Greg StrayerPensacola, FL270
77Faye DuncanGreenville, SC271
Carl StricklandMacon, GA271
79Lynn ShawN. Lima, OH272
80Joe DavidsonMacon, GA273
Frank HoltDallas, TX273
Chuck SchaferAugusta, GA273
83Charlie BradleyAlbany, GA274
Carlos DonahoeAugusta, GA274
Gary ManessGreensboro, NC274
Bob PoltisCleveland, OH274
Tom TeddyMemphis, TN274
88Charlie Connor SrGreenville, SC275
Farrish PooleAtlanta, GA275
90Jerry LeveretteMacon, GA276
Ken LorbacherKannapolis, NC276
Howell SmithAtlanta, GA276
93Howard HamelAtlanta, GA277
94Jack BrooksMemphis, TN278
Bobby JenkinsMorristown, TN278
96John ThomasMemphis, TN279
97Steve KimmerMarietta, GA281
Len MarloIndianapolis, IN281
99Harold BainesMacon, GA282
100Nick PsillosDarlington, SC285
101Bill DoweyN Whitehead, IN287
Charlie PainterKnoxville, TN287
103John SpottsIndianapolis, IN297
MCTom BelcherBaton Rouge, LA146MC
Archie BoboHuntsville, AL152MC
Tom BrennandCleveland, OH144MC
Frank CollinsJefferson City, TN157MC
Ricky CourvilleLake Charles, LA142MC
Lyn DanielsHickory, NC145MC
Lillian DuncanGreenville, SC143MC
Bob GarrenGreenville, SC147MC
Wade HamiltonSmithfield, NC153MC
Charlie HayesWinston-Salem, NC146MC
Daniel HeissJacksonville, FL154MC
Gene HicksAugusta, GA145MC
Donnie JohnsColumbus, GA156MC
Bobby KirbySlater, SC149MC
Sam LabelAtlanta, GA148MC
Bill LangfordAtlanta, GA144MC
John MillerJacksonville, FL166MC
Jerry MoellerMemphis, TN150MC
Walt MooreCincinnati, OH142MC
James MoteAtlanta, GA157MC
Tom MyersSavannah, GA143MC
Ron NixonColumbus, GA147MC
Name Omitted 6Jacksonville, FL147MC
Name Omitted 7Jacksonville, FL147MC
Roy PeaveyDarlington, SC142MC
Don PruittSmithfield, NC151MC
Dick SasnettHuntsville, AL139MC
Claude StaggsTriangel, VA148MC
John ThoburnCleveland, OH150MC
Jim TownsendIndianapolis, IN148MC
Stanley WagnerBristol, TN144MC
John WeaverTaylors, SC143MC
Tommy WorrellColumbus, GA153MC
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Cash
1Jim BryanAtlanta, GA249