$2,000 Western Open
Denver, CO (Aurora)
July 9, 1967
Texan Doyle Smith Captures $2,000 Western Open in Denver
Doyle Smith, a course owner from Dallas, TX, put on a strong finish in the $2,000 PPA Tournament in Denver's suburb of Aurora, CO, to win the Western Open Putting Championship with a 28-under-par 116.
Smith had rounds of 23-27-28-29 at the Denver Putt-Putt to pick up the first place check of $500 in a field of 51 professionals.
Carl Strickland of Atlanta, GA, was runner-up with a 118 while newly-crowned National Champion Vance Randall of Asheville, NC, tied for third place with Neil Connor of Greenville, SC, shooting a net 119. Pieter van Heerden of Cape Town, South Africa was fifth with a 120 and received $125.
Amateur Terry Wong of Westminster, CO, won the amateur division by scoring an ace on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff against Ross Kooney of Boulder, CO. Each had shot a 122 during the regulation 72 holes.
|1||Doyle Smith||Dallas, TX||116||$ 500.00|
|2||Carl Strickland||Atlanta, GA||118||$ 350.00|
|3||Neil Connor||Greenville, SC||119||$ 200.00|
|Vance Randall||Asheville, NC||119||$ 200.00|
|5||Pieter VanHeerden||Cape Town, SA||120||$ 125.00|
|6||John Connor||Greenville, SC||121||$ 88.00|
|Dean Hereth||Aurora, CO||121||$ 88.00|
|Chuck Roberts||Fort Collins, CO||121||$ 88.00|
|Tom Rosenbaum||Tacoma, WA||121||$ 88.00|
|Lee Weldy||Jacksonville, FL||121||$ 88.00|
|11||Dick Florin||Akron, OH||122||$ 55.00|
|Lehman Key||Lake Charles, LA||122||$ 55.00|
|13||Ron Carnahan||Aurora, CO||123||$ 18.75|
|Richard Hermann||Gig Bay, WA||123||$ 18.75|
|John Roessner||Indianapolis, IN||123||$ 18.75|
|Rick Smith||Indianapolis, IN||123||$ 18.75|
|1||Terry Wong||Westminster, CO||122|
|2||Ross Kooney||Boulder, CO||122|
Article, scores and photos taken from Putt-Putt World Magazine, Volume 9, Number 5 (August 1967)