Bob Stone- 1930

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bobStone won more than 45 times as a professional, including the Florida Citrus Open on the PGA Tour in 1969. He found success throughout the country from the mid-1950s to the 1980s always returning to his club professional roots at Rockwood and later, at Crackerneck Golf Club in Independence.

In the 1981 US Senior Open, Stone finished tied with legends Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper. In the 18-hole Monday playoff he surged into an early lead, only to be overtaken by a streaking Palmer, but besting Casper by three strokes.

Stone was a contender in state Open Championships throughout the mid-west winning multiple times in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and Wisconsin. He was Midwest Section PGA Champion four times, US Open Sectional qualifier three times and Senior Open qualifier twice.

Tournaments won:

Missouri Open: 1975 bob stone

Irvin Cobb Tournament, Paducah, KY: 1955, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1970

Iowa Open: 1958, 1959, 1962

Heart of America Open, Salina, KS: 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963

Kansas Open: 1962, 1963

Nebraska Open: 1960, 1963, 1966

Wisconsin Open: 1962

Midwest Section PGA: 1969, 1975, 1976, 1980

Florida Citrus Open: 1969 (PGA Tour win)

US Open Local Qualifier: (9) 1959, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1986

US Open Sectional Qualifier: (3) 1961, 1963, 1967

US Senior Open Qualifier: (2) 1981, 1983