North Carolina State Tour Wins
2002
Clayton Cup Title

2002 Clayton Cup Team Champions from the NC State Tour
(from left to right, Bob Haizlip, Dan Anders, Randal Smith, Ray Guthrie, Rick Rybaczek, Billy Caudle, Gary Hester, Chris Bunting, in front row, Greg Newport and Opie Roberts)
(Photo courtesy of Walter Kolb)

26-27 October 2002 - Burlington, NC - The PPA North Carolina Tour won the 2002 Clayton Cup matches with an ace on the final hole by Opie Roberts. The ace by Roberts coupled with a miss by Kevin Lacey gave the North Carolina team 4 points in the final match a 93 points, enough for a one point margin of victory over the South Carolina and Great Lakes Teams that tied for second place with 92 points. The Virginia Team finished in fourth with 83 points.

The North Carolina Team was in fourth place entering the Sunday singles matches but earned 56 points on Sunday to win their first Clayton Cup title since the 1998 season when the North Carolina team won in Newport News, VA.

2002 Clayton Cup Final Standings

 

    Better Alternate   Singles Matches Total
 

Team

Ball Shot Doubles 1 2 3 Points
1 North Carolina 23 6 8 19.5 18 18.5 93
2 Great Lakes 17 19 13 17 12.5 13.5 92
  South Carolina 15 18 21 7 15 16 92
4 Virginia 5 17 18 16.5 14.5 12 83

Two-Player Better Ball
(Clayton Cup - 26 October 2002)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole  
   

Front Nine

Back Nine

Total

Front Nine

Back Nine

Total

Total

Points

SC1

Ward - English

10

11

21

14

13

27

48

2

NC1

Hester - Rybaczek

11

12

13

11

24

47

49

4

VA1

Anderson -Sharpe

14

13

27

13

12

25

52

0

GL1

Johns - Viau

10

12

22

10

12

22

44

6

   

SC2

Fowler - Varnadore

10

12

22

11

11

22

44

6

NC2

Bunting - Haizlip

10

11

21

13

11

24

45

4

VA2

Freeman - D. Taylor

11

10

21

12

13

25

46

1

GL2

Cruse - Williams

10

13

23

11

12

23

46

1

   

SC3

Hitt - Johnson

11

12

23

11

12

23

46

3

NC3

Anders - Caudle

12

12

24

12

10

22

46

3

VA3

Neumann - Rawles

12

12

24

11

13

24

48

0

GL3

R. Ventura - Lacey

10

10

20

9

11

20

40

6

SC4

Britt - T. Jackson

12

12

24

12

9

21

45

2

NC4

Newport - Roberts

10

10

20

9

14

23

43

6

VA4

Brown - Lebo

13

13

26

11

10

21

47

0

GL4

Baus - Napoli

11

11

21

9

13

22

44

4

   

SC5

Coradini - Baird

11

10

21

13

12

25

46

2

NC5

Guthrie - Smith

10

9

19

12

12

24

43

6

VA5

Batten - Dore

11

12

23

10

11

21

44

4

GL5

Yee - Nutini

11

13

24

11

12

23

47

0

2002 Clayton Cup Standings after Better-Ball Competition

 

Team

Points
1 North Carolina 23
  Great Lakes 17
3 South Carolina 15
4 Virginia 5

 Two-Player Alternate Shot (Clayton Cup - 26 October 2002)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole  
   

Front Nine

Back Nine

Total

Front Nine

Back Nine

Total

Total

Points

GL1

Johns - Viau

11

14

25

13

16

29

54

5

SC1

Hitt - Johnson

13

13

26

15

16

31

57

2

NC1

Roberts - Smith

14

15

29

14

16

30

59

0

VA1

Brown - Lebo

12

14

26

14

14

28

54

5

                     

GL2

R. Ventura - Lacey

14

14

28

13

15

28

56

2

SC2

Coradini - Baird

12

12

24

12

13

25

49

5

NC2

Newport - Rybaczek

14

16

30

13

15

28

58

0

VA2

Anderson - Batten

12

13

25

9

15

24

49

5

                     

GL3

Yee - Nutini

13

12

25

16

23

39

64

0

SC3

Britt - Jackson

12

12

24

13

14

27

51

4

NC3

Caudle - Guthrie

10

14

24

11

12

23

47

6

VA3

Freeman - Neumann

11

15

26

13

14

27

53

2

                     

GL4

Cruse - Williams

13

12

25

13

13

26

51

6

SC4

Ward - English

15

13

28

14

15

29

57

3

NC4

Bunting - Haizlip

14

13

27

14

17

31

58

0

VA4

Dore - D. Taylor

13

13

26

15

16

31

57

3

                     

GL5

Baus - Napoli

11

12

23

14

15

29

52

6

SC5

Fowler - Varnadore

12

14

26

14

13

27

53

4

NC5

Anders - Hester

16

17

33

15

15

30

63

0

VA5

Rawles - Sharpe

15

14

29

12

16

28

57

2

2002 Clayton Cup Standings after Alternate Shot Competition

 

Team

Points
1 Great Lakes 36
2 South Carolina 33
3 North Carolina 29
4 Virginia 22

Two-Player Team Total (Clayton Cup - 26 October 2002)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole  
   

Player 1

Player 2

Total

Player 1

Player 2

Total

Total

Points

VA1

Brown - Lebo

26

30

56

29

27

56

112

2

GL1

Baus - Napoli

31

27

58

26

27

53

111

4

SC1

Fowler - Varnadore

24

26

30

30

30

60

110

6

NC1

Roberts - Rybaczek

33

29

62

30

25

55

117

0

                     

VA2

Rawles - Sharpe

34

28

62

30

25

55

117

4

GL2

Yee - Nutini

30

29

59

30

31

61

120

0

SC2

English - Jackson

30

27

57

30

31

61

118

2

NC2

Anders - Smith

31

27

58

31

27

58

116

6

                     

VA3

Neumann - Freeman

27

27

54

30

29

59

113

2

GL3

R. Ventura - Lacey

30

25

55

32

24

56

111

5

SC3

Hitt - Johnson

29

27

56

27

28

55

111

5

NC3

Bunting - Haizlip

31

30

61

27

30

57

118

0

                     

VA4

Dore - D. Taylor

28

25

53

30

29

59

112

4

GL4

Cruse - Williams

34

30

64

32

34

66

130

0

SC4

Ward - Britt

27

29

56

26

29

55

111

6

NC4

Newport - Hester

30

29

59

29

26

55

114

2

                     

VA5

Anderson - Batten

26

28

54

25

27

52

106

6

GL5

Johns - Viau

26

29

58

29

27

56

114

4

SC5

Coradini - Baird

30

26

56

30

31

61

117

2

NC5

Caudle - Guthrie

29

29

58

33

28

61

119

0

2002 Clayton Cup Standings after First Day of Competition

 

Team

Points
1 South Carolina 54
2 Great Lakes 49
3 Virginia 40
4 North Carolina 37

  Individual Matches - Round One (Clayton Cup - 27 October 2002)

   

FRONT NINE

BACK NINE

18 HOLE TOTAL

POINTS

NC1

Rick Rybaczek

11

12

23

3

VA1

Dave Taylor

14

13

27

2

GL1

Dave Nutini

13

15

28

1

SC1

Todd Fowler

14

15

29

0

NC2

Chris Bunting

13

15

28

1

VA2

Brad Lebo

13

11

24

3

GL2

Robin Ventura

12

14

26

2

SC2

Darrell Britt

15

16

31

0

NC3

Billy Caudle

11

16

27

1

VA3

Daryl Freeman

12

13

25

3

GL3

Brandon Yee

15

11

26

2

SC3

Tony Varnadore

13

16

29

0

NC4

Dan Anders

13

13

26

2

VA4

Peter Neumann

15

14

29

1

GL4

Craig Williams

12

13

25

3

SC4

Gary English

15

15

30

0

NC5

Greg Newport

12

15

27

3

VA5

Gilbert Sharpe

13

16

29

2

GL5

Jim Cruse

15

15

30

1

SC5

Tony Jackson

16

16

32

0

NC6

Ray Guthrie

13

19

32

0

VA6

Thomas Rawles

12

17

29

2

GL6

John Napoli

13

13

26

3

SC6

Michael Hitt

16

15

31

1

NC7

Gary Hester

14

13

27

2

VA7

Darrell Anderson

14

15

29

0

GL7

Paul Johns

13

15

28

1

SC7

Rick Baird

13

11

24

3

NC8

Randal Smith

12

15

27

2.5

VA8

Danny Dore

13

14

27

2.5

GL8

Bill Baus

14

14

28

1

SC8

Andy Coradini

14

16

30

0

NC9

Bob Haizlip

11

14

25

3

VA9

Mike Brown

15

15

30

1

GL9

Todd Viau

15

16

31

0

SC9

Robert Johnson

15

13

28

2

NC10

Opie Roberts

14

11

25

2

VA10

Vince Batten

14

16

30

0

GL10

Kevin Lacey

10

13

23

3

SC10

Greg Ward

16

12

28

1

2002 Clayton Cup Standings after the First Round of Individual

 

Team

Points
1 Great Lakes 66.5
2 South Carolina 61
3 North Carolina 56.5
  Virginia 56.5

Individual Matches - Round Two (Clayton Cup - 27 October 2002)

   

FRONT NINE

BACK NINE

18 HOLE TOTAL

POINTS

NC1

Rick Rybaczek 13 14 27 2

VA1

Dave Taylor 13 15 28 1

GL1

Dave Nutini 17 20 37 0

SC1

Todd Fowler 12 14 26 3

NC2

Chris Bunting 11 13 24 2

VA2

Brad Lebo 12 11 23 3

GL2

Robin Ventura 14 15 29 0

SC2

Darrell Britt 13 13 26 1

NC3

Billy Caudle 13 13 26 2.5

VA3

Daryl Freeman 13 14 27 1

GL3

Brandon Yee 11 15 26 2.5

SC3

Tony Varnadore 15 14 29 0

NC4

Dan Anders 11 11 22 3

VA4

Peter Neumann 15 12 27 2

GL4

Craig Williams 16 14 30 0

SC4

Gary English 14 15 29 1

NC5

Greg Newport 13 15 28 2

VA5

Gilbert Sharpe 16 17 33 0

GL5

Jim Cruse 14 14 28 2

SC5

Tony Jackson 14 14 28 2

NC6

Ray Guthrie 11 12 23 3

VA6

Thomas Rawles 12 13 25 1

GL6

John Napoli 13 15 28 0

SC6

Michael Hitt 12 12 24 2

NC7

Gary Hester 13 13 26 2

VA7

Darrell Anderson 13 14 27 1

GL7

Paul Johns 14 11 25 3

SC7

Rick Baird 14 14 28 0

NC8

Randal Smith 16 16 32 0

VA8

Danny Dore 14 13 27 1

GL8

Bill Baus 13 13 26 2

SC8

Andy Coradini 10 15 25 3

NC9

Bob Haizlip 15 12 27 1.5

VA9

Mike Brown 11 14 25 3

GL9

Todd Viau 13 16 29 0

SC9

Robert Johnson 12 15 27 1.5

NC10

Opie Roberts 16 16 32 0

VA10

Vince Batten 13 14 27 1.5

GL10

Kevin Lacey 12 14 26 3

SC10

Greg Ward 15 12 27 1.5

2002 Clayton Cup Standings after the Second Round of Individual

 

Team

Points
1 Great Lakes 78.5
2 South Carolina 76
3 North Carolina 74.5
4 Virginia 71

Individual Matches - Round Three (Clayton Cup - 27 October 2002)

   

FRONT NINE

BACK NINE

18 HOLE TOTAL

POINTS

NC1

Rick Rybaczek 15 14 29 0.5

VA1

Dave Taylor 12 11 23 2.5

GL1

Dave Nutini 13 16 29 0.5

SC1

Todd Fowler 11 12 23 2.5

NC2

Chris Bunting 12 12 24 3

VA2

Brad Lebo 15 13 28 0.5

GL2

Robin Ventura 12 16 28 0.5

SC2

Darrell Britt 11 14 25 2

NC3

Billy Caudle 12 14 26 2.5

VA3

Daryl Freeman 13 13 26 2.5

GL3

Brandon Yee 13 14 27 1

SC3

Tony Varnadore 16 15 31 0

NC4

Dan Anders 12 16 28 2

VA4

Peter Neumann 16 15 31 0

GL4

Craig Williams 13 15 28 2

SC4

Gary English 12 16 28 2

NC5

Greg Newport 14 12 26 3

VA5

Gilbert Sharpe 15 15 30 0

GL5

Jim Cruse 13 16 29 1

SC5

Tony Jackson 14 14 28 2

NC6

Ray Guthrie 12 17 29 1

VA6

Thomas Rawles 14 16 30 0

GL6

John Napoli 11 12 23 3

SC6

Michael Hitt 13 15 28 2

NC7

Gary Hester 14 13 27 1

VA7

Darrell Anderson 12 14 26 2.5

GL7

Paul Johns 14 12 26 2.5

SC7

Rick Baird 13 16 29 0

NC8

Randal Smith 15 14 29 1

VA8

Danny Dore 13 17 30 0

GL8

Bill Baus 12 15 27 2

SC8

Andy Coradini 12 12 24 3

NC9

Bob Haizlip 10 14 24 2.5

VA9

Mike Brown 13 12 25 1

GL9

Todd Viau 13 16 29 0

SC9

Robert Johnson 11 13 24 2.5

NC10

Opie Roberts 11 15 26 2

VA10

Vince Batten 12 12 24 3

GL10

Kevin Lacey 12 15 27 1

SC10

Greg Ward 14 14 28 0