2017 Match Play Invitational

2017 Match Play Invitational in Augusta, Georgia

The beautiful Augusta, GA course will host the $25,000 Match Play Invitational on June 2nd and 3rd.  Players earn their way to the field of 64 entrants by having competed in all of 2016 Northern Open, 2016 TPC, 2016 National Championship, 2017 Western Open, and 2017 Proputters.org tournament.  If there are less than 50 automatic qualifiers spots up to 50 are to be awarded by points.  Additionally, spots 51 – 64 may be earned by placing in the top 14 of non-automatic qualifiers in the Proputters.org tournament on June 2 in Augusta.  The Match Play Invitational will be a double-elimination format.

Current Match Play Points Standings as of April 25, 2017.  These are the final points standings to be used for seeding in Augusta.  As described, a number of putters will qualify on points after the automatic qualifiers are determined onsite in Augusta.  Currently there are 37 putters that are automatically qualified by having attended all of the qualifying events.

Players noted are qualified for the 2017 Match Play National Invitational as of April 25, 2017 based on having played in the 2016 Northern Open, 2016 TPC, 2016 National Championship, and 2017 Western Open. Provided they play in the proputters.org tournament in Augusta, GA they will be automatic qualifiers for the 2017 Match Play Invitational.

Currently there are 37 qualified players. If less than 50 remain qualified, then spots up to 50 places will be awarded using points standings. The final 14 spots will be awarded using the first three rounds of the proputters.org tournament.

Players who are not qualified based on playing in all the above tournaments, but qualify for one of the final 14 spots and have a points standing in the top 32, will be seeded with the top 32 by points.

Entry fees for the Match Play Invitational will be taken on Thursday from 10:30 am to noon only.

Tee off for Proputters.org on Friday will be at 8am.

Match play will begin as soon as possible after three rounds of the Proputters.org tournament on Friday.  It is estimated  30 – 45 minutes are needed to complete the match play brackets after the Proputters.org finishes.  From 1 pm to 3 pm we will take a lunch break for all players.  Rounds of match play will continue into the evening on Friday in order to complete as much play as possible on Friday with no new matches starting after 7 pm.

Payouts over $600 will be paid via check and mailed.  Payouts are listed on Proputters.org.

The official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheProfessionalPuttersAssociation, will have any changes to official start times or tournament changes that may be necessary during the weekend of events.

On Friday, Mark has a group of 200 booked from 1 to 3 and we are happy to accommodate.  We thank Mark, and his staff, for hosting this year’s National Putt Putt tournaments.

The 2017 Match Play Invitational Bracket is available by clicking the image below. Right click and select file save to save a copy to your machine.

Current Match Play Points Standings as of April 25, 2017
Place Player Points Automatic Qualifier
1 Kevin Lacey 3482.5 *
2 Andy Coradini 3290.83 *
3 Greg Newport 3222.5 *
4 Joe Lea 3123.75 *
5 Greg Ward 3121.25 *
6 Danny McCaslin 2932.5 *
7 Rick Culverhouse 2627.5 *
8 Robert Johnson 2602.5 *
9 Nate Nichols 2600.83 *
10 Randy Reeves 2525 *
11 Brian Johnson 2350 *
12 Jeff Garrison 2301.25 *
13 Thomas Rawles 2283.75 *
14 Rick Baird 2238.75
15 Bill Kirby Jr 2207.5 *
16 Angelo Korogianos 2173.75 *
17 Danny Tatum 2045 *
18 Charlie Greenwalt 2045 *
19 Jay Klapper 2023.33 *
20 Chris Chafin 2017.5 *
21 Jerry Pinotti 1990 *
22 Mike Johnson 1966.25
23 Manfred Stewart 1950 *
24 Jeff McDonald 1823.75 *
25 Wade Sahmel 1765
26 Jim Cruse 1757.5 *
27 Jimmy Mott 1748.75
28 Lee Messinger 1660 *
29 Matt McCaslin 1650
30 Mike Flavin 1632.5 *
31 Joey Graybeal 1560
32 Jeff Spainhour 1535
33 Ed Haggerty 1512.5 *
34 Brad Lebo 1428.75 *
35 Tim Jones 1401.25 *
36 Kevin Rutledge 1387.5
37 David Jones 1370 *
38 Terry Phillips 1336.25
39 Geoffrey Mosk 1115
40 James Weber 1106.25
41 Bob Marcellino 1102.5 *
42 Jeffrey Smith 1097.5
43 Harold Mikell 1095
44 Matt Male 1057.5
45 Monte Snyder 1045 *
46 Gary Hinshaw 1041.25 *
47 Roby Fuller 1035
48 Byron Kirby 1025
49 Sid Davis 1023.75
50 Frank Warren 1020
51 Tony Varnadore 968.75 *
52 Joel Baker 941.25
53 Dom Perry 895 *
54 Donnie Carpenter 887.5
55 Randy Orr 836.25 *
56 Kyle Poole 687.5
57 Harry Sykes 655
58 David McCollister 650
59 David McCaslin 627.5
60 Mike Brown 592.5
61 Paul Johns 581.25
62 John Bambling 572.5
63 Joe Smith 571.25 *
64 Darrell Britt 570
65 Ed Grajewski 510
66 Jason VanBuskirk 495
67 Brice Burgeson 425
68 Rainey Statum 420
69 Dan Anders 405
70 Bill Baus 395
71 Rusty Taylor 390
72 Robert Cook 390
73 Rick Alessi 375
74 Jon Drexler 357.5
75 Daryl Freeman 325
76 Alan Quinnelly 317.5
77 Rick Ossenfort 315
78 Ronnie Drumwright 296.25
79 John Wilder 275 *
80 Jim Palisano 275
81 Brent Werling 255
82 Mason Spradin 255
83 Jeff Studer 232.5
84 Todd Viau 232.5
85 Lewis Burton 230
86 John Ventura 220
87 Gary English 215
88 Kory Klotz 215
89 Ken Hastings 207.5
90 John Kropinak 205
91 Mark Hubbard 202.5
92 Jon Lang 185
93 Kenneth McDonald 166.25
94 Dave Nutini 160
95 Shawn Gilliland 130
96 Bill Crane 115
97 Jody Kimble 105
98 Matt Bellner 77.5
99 Greg Simpson 75
100 John Snyder 60
101 Bryan Gentry 50
102 David Barnett 45
103 Rick Shelton 45
104 David Shankle 40

Payouts for Augusta Match Play

Place Prize Money   Place Prize Money
1 5000 33 200
2 2000 34 200
3 1500 35 200
4 1000 36 200
5 750 37 200
6 750 38 200
7 500 39 200
8 500 40 200
9 400 41 200
10 400 42 200
11 400 43 200
12 400 44 200
13 350 45 200
14 350 46 200
15 350 47 200
16 350 48 200
17 300 49 150
18 300 50 150
19 300 51 150
20 300 52 150
21 300 53 150
22 300 54 150
23 300 55 150
24 300 56 150
25 250 57 150
26 250 58 150
27 250 59 150
28 250 60 150
29 250 61 150
30 250 62 150
31 250 63 150
32 250 64 150

Payouts for Proputters.org

Place Prize Money
1 $600.00
2 $450.00
3 $350.00
4 $300.00
5 $250.00
6 $225.00
7 $200.00
8 $190.00
15 $175.00
10 $160.00
11 $145.00
12 $140.00
13 $135.00
14 $130.00
15 $125.00
16 $120.00
17 $115.00
18 $110.00
19 $105.00
20 $100.00
21 $95.00
22 $90.00
23 $85.00
24 $80.00
25 $75.00
26 $70.00
27 $65.00
28 $60.00
29 $55.00
30 $50.00
31 $50.00
32 $50.00
33 $50.00
Total $5000.00