Madeira Island Open
Madeira Island Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
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
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, March 16th through Sunday, March 19th

 Site: Santo da Serra Golf Club, Santa Cruz, Madeira

 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1991)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,606

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 406 Yds   10 - Par 4 353 Yds

               2 - Par 4 410 Yds   11 - Par 5 548 Yds

               3 - Par 5 521 Yds   12 - Par 4 314 Yds

               4 - Par 3 220 Yds   13 - Par 4 457 Yds

               5 - Par 4 419 Yds   14 - Par 4 347 Yds

               6 - Par 4 348 Yds   15 - Par 3 188 Yds

               7 - Par 5 533 Yds   16 - Par 5 492 Yds

               8 - Par 3 144 Yds   17 - Par 3 172 Yds

               9 - Par 4 349 Yds   18 - Par 4 385 Yds

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                    36 3,350 Yds         36 3,256 Yds

 

 Annual: 8th

 Defending Champion: Pedro Linhart

 Runner-Up: Mark James

 Tournament Record: 272 (Santiago Luna, 1995)

 54-Hole Record: 202 (Santiago Luna, 1995; Stephen Scahill, 1998)

 36-Hole Record: 133 (Peter Mitchell, 1997; Stephen Scahill, 1998)

 Course Record: 61 (Stephen Scahill, 1998)

 Total Purse: $529,673

                             1999 Finish

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 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Pedro Linhart          276               Diego Borrego           281

 Mark James             277               Andrew Coltart          281

 David Howell           279               John Bickerton          281

 Padraig Harrington     281               Retief Goosen           281

 Alberto Binaghi        281               Three players at        282

         Past Madeira Island Open Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Pedro Linhart (276) -- Mark James

 1998 -- Mats Lanner (277) -- Stephen Scahill

 1997 -- #Peter Mitchell (204) -- Fredrik Jacobson

 1996 -- Jarmo Sandelin (279) -- Paul Affleck

 1995 -- Santiago Luna (272) -- Christian Cevaer

 1994 -- #Mats Lanner (206)

 1993 -- Mark James (281)

 
 # - Rain shortened.

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Pedro Linhart     - Defending champion, born in Canary Islands

 Seve Ballesteros  - Withdrew from last week's event during round two

 Costantino Rocca  - Missed the cut last week with a second round of 84

 Tony Johnstone    - 36th on money list with one top-10 finish in 5 events

 David Howell      - One career European Tour win, finished 3rd last year

 Mats Lanner       - Only two-time winner of this event

 Paul McGinley     - 7th on money list with four top-10's, 7th last week

 Wayne Riley       - Tied for 19th last week, 32nd on money list

 Peter Mitchell    - Won this event in 1997, has three career wins

 Ronan Rafferty    - Last won on tour in 1993 for his seventh career win

 

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