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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
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News and report from the 3rd round
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News and report from the 4th round
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Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th

 Site: Country Club of South Carolina, Florence, South Carolina

 Course Architect: Ellis Maples (1969)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,150

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 384 Yds   10 - Par 4 414 Yds

               2 - Par 5 518 Yds   11 - Par 5 558 Yds

               3 - Par 3 176 Yds   12 - Par 3 192 Yds

               4 - Par 4 383 Yds   13 - Par 4 403 Yds

               5 - Par 4 402 Yds   14 - Par 4 411 Yds

               6 - Par 5 587 Yds   15 - Par 4 460 Yds

               7 - Par 3 179 Yds   16 - Par 3 222 Yds

               8 - Par 4 431 Yds   17 - Par 5 513 Yds

               9 - Par 4 441 Yds   18 - Par 4 476 Yds

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                    36 3,501 Yds         36 3,649 Yds

 

 Annual: 10th

 1999 Champion: Kevin Johnson

 Runner-up: Bob Heintz

 Tournament Record: 271 (Harrison Frazar, 1997)

 54-Hole Record: 200 (John Flannery, 1992; Bob May, 1993)

 36-Hole Record: 131 (John Flannery, 1992)

 Course Record: 64 (Tom Carr, 1994)

 Total Purse: $400,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $72,000; 2nd Place - 43,200; 3rd Place - 27,200

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Kevin Johnson          279               Jim Estes               283

 Bob Heintz             280               Mathew Goggin           283

 Edward Fryatt          281               Joey Gullion            283

 Brian Kamm             281               Brian Tennyson          283

 Darron Stiles          281               Gibby Gilbert, Jr.      284

 

         Past BUY.COM South Carolina Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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

 

 1999 -- Kevin Johnson (279) -- Bob Heintz

 1998 -- Gene Sauers (280) -- Craig Kanada, Sean Murphy

 1997 -- Harrison Frazar (271) -- R.W. Eaks

 1996 -- Dave Rummells (276) -- Scott Peterson, P.H. Horgan III, Brad Ott

 1995 -- Jerry Foltz (279) -- Morris Hatalsky, Tim Simpson, Robert Wrenn

 1994 -- Charlie Rymer (274) -- Pat Bates

 1993 -- Hugh Royer III (273) -- Chris DeMarco, Steve Haskins

 1992 -- John Flannery (272) -- Steve Rintoul

 1991 -- *#Tom Lehman (202) -- Ray Pearce

 

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - 54-Hole Tournament.

 

 Note: Formerly called Ben Hogan South Carolina Classic (1991-92),

       NIKE South Carolina Classic (1993-99).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Kevin Johnson     - Defending champion, 15th on money list, 2 top-10's

 Briny Baird       - 3rd on money list with one win and two top-10 finishes

 Keith Clearwater  - Leads tour in scoring, 12th on money list, one top-10

 R.W. Eaks         - Has three top-10 finishes, 10th in driving distance

 Donnie Hammond    - 5th on money list with one victory and 2 top-10's

 Mark Hensby       - Two-time runner-up this year, 2nd on money list

 Tripp Isenhour    - 1st on money list with a first, second and third

 Kent Jones        - Won Shreveport Open, 6th on money list, 1 top-10

 Rob McKelvey      - 4th on money list, has one win and two top-10's

 Fran Quinn        - Has made the cut in 5 of 6 events with one win

 

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