Ace Group Classic
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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
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 Dates: Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 11th
 Site: Pelican Marsh Golf Club, Naples, Florida
 Course Architect: Robert von Hagge (1996)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,960
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 371 Yds       10 - Par 4 395 Yds
               2 - Par 5 522 Yds       11 - Par 4 420 Yds
               3 - Par 4 425 Yds       12 - Par 3 186 Yds
               4 - Par 3 178 Yds       13 - Par 5 533 Yds
               5 - Par 4 433 Yds       14 - Par 4 411 Yds
               6 - Par 5 552 Yds       15 - Par 4 438 Yds
               7 - Par 4 405 Yds       16 - Par 5 502 Yds
               8 - Par 3 171 Yds       17 - Par 3 159 Yds
               9 - Par 4 421 Yds       18 - Par 4 438 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,478 Yds             36 3,482 Yds
 
 Annual: 14th
 Defending Champion: Lanny Wadkins
 Runner-up: Tom Watson, Walter Hall, Jose Maria Canizares
 Tournament Record: 197 (Jimmy Powell, 1992)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Al Geiberger, 1996)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Mike Hill, 1994; Al Geiberger, 1996)
 Course Record: 64 (Dana Quigley, Jim Thorpe, Lanny Wadkins, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,400,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $210,000; 2nd Place - 123,200; 3rd Place - 100,800
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Lanny Wadkins *        202               Stewart Ginn            204
 Tom Watson             202               Dana Quigley            204
 Walter Hall            202               John Mahaffey           206
 Jose Maria Canizares   202               Jim Thorpe              206
 Allen Doyle            203               Three players at        207
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
         Past ACE Group Classic Winners and Runners-Up
         ---------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Lanny Wadkins (202) -- Tom Watson, Walter Hall, Jose Maria Canizares
 1999 -- Allen Doyle (203) -- Vicente Fernandez
 1998 -- Gil Morgan (210) -- Dale Douglass, Ray Floyd
 1997 -- Hale Irwin (201) -- Bob Murphy
 1996 -- Al Geiberger (202) -- Isao Aoki
 1995 -- #Bob Murphy (137) -- Ray Floyd
 1994 -- Mike Hill (201) -- Tom Wargo
 1993 -- Mike Hill (202) -- Dave Stockton
 1992 -- Jimmy Powell (197) -- Lee Trevino
 1991 -- Lee Trevino (205) -- Dale Douglass
 1990 -- Lee Trevino (200) -- Bruce Crampton
 1989 -- Gene Littler (209) -- Harold Henning
 1988 -- Gary Player (207) -- Dave Hill
 
 # - rain shortened
 
 Note: Previously called Aetna Challenge (1988-92), Better Homes and
       Gardens Challenge (1993), Intellinet Challenge (1994-95), Greater
       Naples Intellinet Challenge (1996), LG Championship (1997-98).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Lanny Wadkins     - Defending Champion, hopes to rebound from sore elbow
 Isao Aoki         - Finished 2nd last week at Royal Caribbean Classic
 Ed Dougherty      - 4th on money list with third-place finish in week one
 Allen Doyle       - Already two top-10 finishes in two events
 Vicente Fernandez - Tied for 9th last week in south Florida, 15th in money
 Bruce Fleisher    - Has recorded two top-15 finishes in 2001, 3rd on money list
 Tom Jenkins       - 6th on money list with one top-10, 11 top-10's in 2000
 Tom Kite          - 2nd in eagle frequency, 6th in greens in regulation
 Gil Morgan        - Failed to crack the top-10 so far in 2001
 Larry Nelson      - 2000 Player of the year, two for two in 2001
 Tom Watson        - Lost in a playoff last year to Wadkins, 8th in scoring
 

 

 

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