1977 Florida Open - Sandpiper Bay Resort

Richard Bassett

Miami Herald
July 16, 1977

Miami pro Richard Bassett shot a two-over par 74 to win a Florida PGA tournament at the Sandpiper Bay Country Club in Port St. Lucie.

Bassett's total of 276 on the 6,473-yard course entitled him to $4,000 in first-place money. He was one stroke ahead of Ron Baker of Coral Springs, who shot a final round 72 for the second prize of $3,200.

Tied for third place at 278 were Laurie Hammer of Boynton Beach and Jim Barber of Clearwater. Jammer shot a four-under-par 68 in Friday's final round while Barber had a 69. The two split $4,400.

Jay Pyle of Sandpiper Bay took the low amateur spot with a 279 total after a final-round 73.

Pos
Name
 Total
Winnings

1

Richard Bassett, Miami

276

$4,000

2

Ron Baker, Coral Springs

277

3,200

T3

Laurie Hammer, Boynton Beach

278

2,200

T3

Jim Barber, Clearwater

278

2,200

4

Jay Pyle, Sandpiper Bay (a)

279

0

 
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