John Petrie Wins 2019 APA National Championship

For 2nd in a row.

 


John Petrie

 

September 18-20 2019 - Kingsport, TN

In the amateur division — which was also three days and 12 rounds — Lynchburg, Virginia’s John Petrie won by one shot over Todd Trent with a total score of 340 (minus-92). It was Petrie’s second consecutive APA title and just the third time on either the professional or amateur circuit that there has been a repeat winner, but it didn’t come easy.
Trent and Petrie were tied with three holes to play in the final round, but Petrie was able to make the 16th hole on the front course and capitalize on a miss by Trent.
Kingsport’s Ron Epperson finished in fourth place.
What made it even more special for Petrie was having his father play the tournament with him and watch him defend his crown.
“I can’t put this one into words right now,” Petrie said. “After a rainout in Texas last year on the final day, it was good to put together three solid days of play. It was hard fought all the way and I probably put more pressure on myself than I should have.
“To be to share something with him is great. It’s good to come out and hit a round and every once in a while go for a doubles title,” he said.
Owners Dan and Marcia Estes put on one of the best events on PPA last year when they hosted the Players Championship, and they topped that showing with this stuffed week that concluded on Friday. There was nothing but applause and compliments when it came to how the big tournament was run, and many of the 100-plus players expressed their appreciation for the good hospitality the city of Kingsport and the Putt-Putt Fun Center showed this week.
“This was a great honor and privilege to host the biggest Putt-Putt tournament in the United States,” Dan Estes said. “With all the great putters that are in the country and having them from almost 30 states, to have a local win is great.
“This week has just been a natural high with all the events we’ve had.”

 

Article by Tanner Cook

 

Professional Division of 2018 APA  National Championship
(Kinsgport, TN - Course 1&2 -  September 2019)

Place Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Day 1 R5 R6 R7 R8 Day 2 R9 R10 R11 R12 Day 3 Total Under Par Money
1 John Petrie 28 30 25 28 111 30 27 26 29 112 31 29 27 30 117 340 -92 50
2 Todd Trent 25 28 29 30 112 34 28 30 26 118 29 26 28 28 111 341 -91 50
3 Malcolm Shumaker 31 27 30 30 118 32 27 31 27 117 28 28 29 27 112 347 -85 50
4 Ron Epperson 31 28 32 30 121 31 26 26 27 110 28 28 32 29 117 348 -84 50
5 Conway Coffey 28 30 34 31 123 27 25 32 27 111 32 30 32 27 121 355 -77 50
6 Alan Salyer 29 25 31 32 117 33 29 31 29 122 28 30 31 29 118 357 -75  
  Tim Pope 33 28 33 33 127 32 27 30 27 116 27 33 27 27 114 357 -75  
8 Jay Hadsell 32 29 29 31 121 27 32 27 31 117 32 30 32 29 123 361 -71  
9 Tony Centers 30 27 29 32 118 29 29 34 31 123 32 28 31 30 121 362 -70  
10 Penny Rigsby 29 31 31 30 121 32 30 30 29 121 35 25 29 32 121 363 -69  
  Joey Baldasano 32 31 29 30 122 35 28 31 26 120 29 30 33 29 121 363 -69  
12 Jeff Brown 27 30 31 31 119 33 29 31 31 124 29 28 36 30 123 366 -66  
  Bill Petrie 31 32 33 30 126 32 23 31 33 119 31 31 28 31 121 366 -66  
14 Lori Prillhart 32 28 34 30 124 31 28 32 27 118 35 32 29 31 127 369 -63  
15 Rodney Ashley 32 34 30 32 128 27 30 33 32 122 30 28 33 31 122 372 -60  
16 Chris Taylor 31 33 28 29 121 34 32 29 31 126 29 31 36 32 128 375 -57  
  Billy Warf 33 30 27 31 121 34 30 34 30 128 30 33 31 32 126 375 -57  
18 Wanda Daniels 34 34 31 33 132 31 32 34 29 126 32 28 33 28 121 379 -53  
19 Michael Huckaby 32 32 31 35 130 28 33 31 33 125 30 33 33 30 126 381 -51  
20 Greg Simpson 35 30 27 31 123 34 35 34 28 131 33 31 34 30 128 382 -50  
21 Parker Farne 38 35 35 31 139 35 22 35 26 118 35 31 32 28 126 383 -49  
22 Troy Sarver 37 27 31 33 128 34 30 30 33 127 33 32 33 34 132 387 -45  
23 Ben Farne 35 30 29 30 124 33 27 35 33 128 33 33 34 36 136 388 -44  
24 Jimmy Arnold 35 34 30 34 133 35 34 34 29 132 35 30 35 29 129 394 -38  
25 Donald Ralph 35 32 33 30 130 30 35 34 34 133 35 36 31 30 132 395 -37  
26 Mickey DeLucca 31 36 32 36 135 36 30 34 29 129 33 32 37 38 140 404 -28  
27 Joel Chastain 33 35 36 33 137 34 32 38 36 140 36 30 32 37 135 412 -20  
28 Donald Niznik Sr 35 36 39 35 145 35 37 36 35 143 36 35 33 35 139 427 -5