$1,000 Winston-Salem Open

Winston-Salem, NC

July 11, 1965

Ken Boy Proves "Tough" in Winston-Salem Go

The biggest field yet assembled for the string of $1,000 PPA tourneys clashed under the overcast skies in the twin city.

"Ol' time" PPA pro Ken Boy of Bristol, TN, virtually put locks on the top position with his first putt of the tournament. While under sunny skies and lightning fast greens, Boy capped out a 29 for his first round and backed it up with a 26. He then came back to his senses with a third round score of 32. The Bristol whiz then returned to his unconsciousness on his final round with another 29. Playing in the first threesome, he was able to finish his four rounds before a tremendous thunderstorm struck the area.

After an hour-and-one-half delay, the rain, though it slackened, refused to stop and the tournament had to be finished under these conditions. The only contestant in the remainder of the field who had a high money position was Larry Mason. He put together rounds of 33, 31, 27 and then under hazardous conditions, finished up with a 32. He jumped into second place with a total of 123. His efforts awarded him with $200.

In the amateur division, trophies went to the top four finishers with Tom Putman of Shelby, NC, coming out on top. His score for 72 holes was 127.

Place Player City 1 2 3 4 Total Cash
1Ken BoyBristol, VA29263329117$ 300.00
2Larry MasonLynchburg, VA33312732123$ 200.00
3Gary ManessGreensboro, NC34342928125$ 137.50
Ken MillerBirmingham, AL33303032125$ 137.50
5Gene McDonaldSavannah, GA33333228126$ 55.00
Vance RandallAsheville, NC32313330126$ 55.00
Sam SchaferAugusta, GA30343428126$ 55.00
8Ted BrownHigh Point, NC34303529128$ 15.00
Neil ConnorGreenville, SC37303229128$ 15.00
Ray RayfieldBirmingham, AL37313129128$ 15.00
Chuck SchaferAugusta, GA30323036128$ 15.00
Place Player City 1 2 3 4 Total Cash
1Tom PutnamShelby, NC33313033127
2Ron BeaverChina Grove, NC28323338131

Article and scores taken from PPA Newsletter, Volume 6, Number 7 (July 21, 1965)