Greg Newport Captures 2010 PPA National Championship Title
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18 September 2010 - Lynchburg, VA - On a breezy and seasonably cool late summer morning, the PPA National Tour contested the final two rounds of the 180-hole PPA National Championship, professional putting's premier event, on the creatively-designed course #1 and #2 layouts at the beautiful Lynchburg, VA Putt-Putt Fun Center. The final day of tournament action was filmed by Lynchburg's ABC-TV affiliate, with PPA Commissioner and Lynchburg course owner Joe Aboid and APA member Dennis Carter, the station's sports director, serving as commentators.» results
Greg Newport, 40, of Greensboro, NC crafted brilliant final-day rounds of 21 and 23 to cruise to a four-shot victory. Rounds of 26, 29, 23, 24, 30, 25, 25, 32, 21, and 23 gave Newport a 180-hole total of 258, 102-under par, to secure the $1,250.00 winner's check and the first PPA National Championship title of his storied career. 2006 PPA National Champion and second-day leader Brad Lebo shared runner-up honors at 262 with teen putting prodigy Olivia Prokopova of the Czech Republic. A three-way, fourth-place tie at 265 included 2006 PPA National Doubles Champion Randy Orr, PPA Midwest Tour putting legend Gary Watson, and recently-crowned PPA Senior National Champion Frank Warren. The final of the 29 money spots awarded in the tournament fell at 180-hole score of 274.
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