Pappas ripped off a final-round 67 last year to finish at 15-under for the event, one shot ahead of Tjaart van der Walt and two better than Craig Kanada and Andrew Morse.
For Pappas, the win served as his first in eight years of playing professional golf.
It seems to have carried over into this year, as well. Pappas won the Buy.Com Monterrey Open in March, and with a recent second-place showing at the Virginia Beach Open, he is looking to get back to the PGA Tour, which he played full-time in 1999.
Pappas good play also seems to have rubbed off on his younger brother Brenden.
In his first full year on the Buy.Com Tour, the younger Pappas is showing signs that he can also compete.
The funny thing is that he tends to do well in the same events as big brother.
Case in point: Brenden finished in fourth at the same Monterrey Open which his brother won. He also finished in third at Virginia, just behind Deane.
However, his top showing of the year came at the Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs, where he ended in second. Deane finished 19th there.
While the brothers Pappas will be set to go this week in Concord, Oh., others will looking for strong showings as well. Johnathan Byrd will be teeing it up, as will Pat Perez, Curt Byrum and Chip Beck.
They will all be competing for the first-place prize of $76,500 over the 6,752-yard Quail Hollow Resort.