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News and report from the 1st round
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News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
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 Dates: Thursday, September 28th through Sunday, October 1st
 Site: Callaway Gardens Resort (Mountain View Course), Pine Mountain, Georgia
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson and Joe Lee (1963)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,057
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 412 yds         10 - Par 4 431 yds
               2 - Par 5 508 yds         11 - Par 5 546 yds
               3 - Par 4 400 yds         12 - Par 3 186 yds
               4 - Par 4 397 yds         13 - Par 4 367 yds
               5 - Par 3 212 yds         14 - Par 4 421 yds
               6 - Par 4 432 yds         15 - Par 5 539 yds
               7 - Par 5 543 yds         16 - Par 3 218 yds
               8 - Par 3 178 yds         17 - Par 4 408 yds
               9 - Par 4 427 yds         18 - Par 4 432 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,509 yds               36 3,548 yds
 
 Annual: 31st
 Defending Champion: David Toms
 Runner-Up: Stuart Appleby
 Tournament Record: 264 (Hubert Green, 1975; Tim Simpson, 1985)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (Fred Funk, 1998)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Tim Simpson, 1985)
 Course Record: 60 (Steve Lowery, 1997)
 Total Purse: $2,300,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $414,000; 2nd Place - 248,400; 3rd Place - 156,400
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 David Toms             271               Paul Azinger            277
 Stuart Appleby         274               Stewart Cink            277
 Craig Barlow           276               Scott Gump              277
 Jay Delsing            276               Dan Forsman             277
 Davis Love III         276               Greg Kraft              277
                                          John Maginnes           277
                                          Rocco Mediate           277
 
              Past Buick Challenge Winners and Runners-up
              -------------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- David Toms (271) -- Stuart Appleby
 1998 -- *Steve Elkington (267) -- Fred Funk
 1997 -- Davis Love III (267) -- Stewart Cink
 1996 -- *#Michael Bradley (134) -- F.Funk, D.Love III, J.Maginnes, L.Mattiace
 1995 -- Fred Funk (272) -- John Morse, Loren Roberts
 1994 -- #Steve Elkington (200) -- Steve Rintoul
 1993 -- *John Inman (278) -- B.Andrade, M.Brooks, B.Bryant, B.Estes
 1992 -- #Gary Hallberg (206) -- Jim Gallagher, Jr.
 1991 -- David Peoples (276) -- Robert Gamez
 1990 -- *Kenny Knox (265) -- Jim Hallett
 1989 -- Ted Schulz (266) -- Jay Haas, Tim Simpson
 1988 -- *David Frost (270) -- Bob Tway
 1987 -- Ken Brown (266) -- David Frost, Mike Hulbert, Larry Mize
 1986 -- Fred Wadsworth (269) -- G.Archer, J.Cook, T.Simpson, J.Thorpe
 1985 -- Tim Simpson (264) -- Clarence Rose
 1984 -- Hubert Green (265) -- Rex Caldwell, Scott Hoch, Corey Pavin
 1983 -- *Ronnie Black (271) -- Sam Torrance
 1982 -- Bobby Clampett (266) -- Hale Irwin
 1981 -- *J.C. Snead (271) -- Mike Sullivan
 1980 -- Mike Sullivan (269) -- Dave Eichelberger, Johnny Miller
 1979 -- *Ed Fiori (274) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1978 -- Jerry Pate (269) -- Phil Hancock
 1977 -- Jerry Pate (266) -- P.Hancock, M.McLendon, J.Miller, S.Taylor
 1976 -- Mac McLendon (274) -- Hubert Green
 1975 -- Hubert Green (264) -- John Schroeder
 1974 -- Forrest Fezler (271) -- Bruce Crampton, J.C. Snead
 1973 -- Gary Player (270) -- Forrest Fezler
 1972 -- *Dewitt Weaver (276) -- Chuck Courtney
 1971 -- Johnny Miller (267) -- Deane Beman
 1970 -- Mason Rudolph (274) -- Chris Blocker
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Buick Southern Open (1990-94), Southern Open
       Invitational (1971-89), Green Island Open Invitational (1970).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 David Toms        - Defending Champion, 28th on money list with five top-10's
 Notah Begay III   - Two-time winner this year, 16th in money, 4 top-10's
 Stewart Cink      - Won MCI Classic, 7th in scoring, 14th on money list
 Chris DiMarco     - Won two weeks ago in Pennsylvania for first career win
 David Duval       - Making his first appearance since withdrawing from PGA
 Steve Elkington   - Broke par only once in four rounds last week in Texas
 Fred Funk         - Won this event in 1995 and is a two-time runner-up
 Justin Leonard    - Won last week for the first time since 1998 PLAYERS CHAMP
 Davis Love III    - Only top-10 money winner without a win this year, 3 seconds
 Shigeki Maryuama  - Has registered seven top-10's in 23 events, 31st in money
 Nick Price        - Has made 12 of 15 cuts on PGA Tour with 3 top-three's
 Rory Sabbatini    - 10th in birdies, Won Air Canada Championship, 29th in money
 Grant Waite       - Two-time runner-up this year, currently 38th on money list

 

 

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