$1,000 Tacoma Open

Tacoma, WA

June 20, 1965

Tacoma Tourney Produces 3-Way Playoff For First Place

When the dust cleared and the 'oohs' and 'ahhs' of more than 200 spectators subsided, Bob Williamson of Jacksonville, FL; Condy Roberson of Savannah, GA; and Ron Adams of Tacoma all had exactly 126 strokes for the 4-round tourney.

Feeling very fortunate over his tie was current National Champ, Bob Williamson, who had staged a tremendous come-back after suffering a disasterous 8 strokes on hole 13 of his third round. The 18-hole playoff round proved most exciting as it remained tied up to the 14th hole. It was at this point that local pro, Ron Adams, was able to take a 1-stroke lead and maintain it throud the final 4 holes.

Adams victory was good for a first place check of $300. Williamson and Roberson had to settle for a second place tie with each receiveing $175.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 Total Cash
1Ron AdamsTacoma, WA31313430126$ 300.00
2Condy RobersonSavannah, GA34263234126$ 175.00
Bob WilliamsonJacksonville, FL30313629126$ 175.00
4Charlie McIntoshBirmingham, AL32303233127$ 125.00
5Frank HoltSavannah, GA32313036129$ 75.00
6Rick HermanTacoma, WA36293036131$ 45.00
Lee WeldySavannah, GA33283634131$ 45.00
8Ed DelSolPortland, OR34333332132$ 30.00
9Vance RandallAsheville, NC34323235133$ 20.00
10Art BallRaleigh, NC33323536136$ 10.00
11Bob AgeeJacksonville, FL137
Gary HergertPortland, OR137
Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA137
14Ted HoffmanSeattle, WA138
15Bernis KrusemarkTulsa, OK143
16Fred PainterVictoria, BC144
17Albert RetturaTacoma, WA146
18Bob PerrisoPortland, OR147
19Edward AckleyEdmonds, WA148
Gordy JamesVictoria, BC148

In the amateur division, Tom Rosenbaum of Tacoma fired an impressive 17-under par, 127, to take first place honors. His winning score which was just one stroke off the winning score of the pros indicates the possibiliries of a tough PPA competitor in the future.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 Total Cash
1Tom RosenbaumTacoma, WA127
2Owen NelsonTacoma, WA138
3Richard BowmanTacoma, WA155
Don PowellPuyallap, WA155
Bob ReinkeTacoma, WA155

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 6, Number 5 (June 30, 1965)