Bruno's Memorial Classic
Bruno's Memorial Classic
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 Dates: Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th
 Site: Greystone Golf & Country Club (Founder's Course), Hoover, Alabama
 Course Architect: Bob Cupp and Hubert Green
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,967
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 400 yds         10 - Par 3 178 yds
               2 - Par 5 532 yds         11 - Par 4 438 yds
               3 - Par 4 408 yds         12 - Par 4 416 yds
               4 - Par 3 155 yds         13 - Par 5 531 yds
               5 - Par 5 623 yds         14 - Par 3 165 yds
               6 - Par 4 402 yds         15 - Par 5 526 yds
               7 - Par 3 207 yds         16 - Par 4 414 yds
               8 - Par 4 425 yds         17 - Par 3 201 yds
               9 - Par 4 420 yds         18 - Par 5 526 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,572 yds               36 3,395 yds

 Annual: 10th
 Defending Champion: John Jacobs
 Runner-Up: Gil Morgan
 Tournament Record: 201 (Jim Dent, 1994; Graham Marsh, 1995)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Graham Marsh, 1995)
 Course Record: 63 (Jack Kiefer, 1992; Graham Marsh, 1995; Terry Dill, 1998)
 Total Purse: $1,400,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $210,000; 2nd Place - 123,200; 3rd Place - 100,800

                             2000 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 John Jacobs *          203               Bruce Fleisher          207
 Gil Morgan             203               Andy North              207
 Dana Quigley           205               Jim Thorpe              207
 Allen Doyle            206               Hubert Green            207
 Tom Jenkins            206               Bob Murphy              207

 * - Won in playoff.

              Past Bruno's Memorial Classic Winners and Runners-up
              ----------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- *John Jacobs (203) -- Gil Morgan
 1999 -- Larry Nelson (205) -- Dana Quigley
 1998 -- Hubert Green (203) -- Hale Irwin
 1997 -- Jay Sigel (205) -- Gil Morgan
 1996 -- *John Bland (208) -- John Paul Cain, Kermit Zarley
 1995 -- Graham Marsh (201) -- J.C. Snead
 1994 -- Jim Dent (201) -- Bob Charles
 1993 -- Bob Murphy (203) -- Bob Charles, Lee Trevino, Larry Gilbert,
                             Kermit Zarley
 1992 -- George Archer (208) -- Jack Kiefer, Rocky Thompson

 * - Won in playoff.

                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------

 John Jacobs       - Defending champion, 46th on money list without a top-10
 Jose M. Canizares - 3rd on money list with 1 win and 7 top-10's in 10 events
 Jim Colbert       - One win and one runner-up finish this year, 9th in money
 Allen Doyle       - Only top-10 money winner this year without a victory
 Bruce Fleisher    - Won last week's event in Las Vegas for 1st 2001 win
 Ray Floyd         - Competing in only his 7th event in 2001, 1 top-10
 Hale Irwin        - 5 top-10's in 7 2001 events, finished 2nd last week
 Tom Kite          - 16th on money list with 4 top-10 finishes in 7 events
 Gil Morgan        - Two-time runner-up at this event, 4th on money list
 Larry Nelson      - Two wins and 9 top-10's in 10 tournaments, 1st in money
 Dana Quigley      - 12th on money list with three top-10's in 11 events
 Doug Tewell       - Won season's first major - The Tradition, 8th in money
 Lee Trevino       - The Merry Mex was runner-up here in 1993, 55th in money

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Larry Nelson
 Darkhorse   - Hubert Green

 Last week's Pick to Win (Hale Irwin) - Finished tied for 2nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Stewart Ginn) - Finished tied for 14th

 NOTES:
    John Jacobs two-putted for par on the first hole of sudden death to
 defeat Gil Morgan and win his third career Senior Tour title at last year's
 Bruno's Memorial Classic. Morgan, who also finished second in 1997, tied
 Jacobs at 13-under-par 203 in regulation with a bogey-free 69 but found the
 water with his approach to the playoff hole. Jacobs, six shots back at the
 start of the final round, fired a flawless eight-under 64 that was capped by
 a 20-foot eagle putt at the 18th hole to give him his first lead of the
 tournament. Two of Morgan's three birdies came over the back nine on Sunday
 and allowed him to draw even to Jacobs. Jacobs' 64 matched Hubert Green for
 the best final-round score in tournament history. His comeback from six
 strokes down was the best on the Senior Tour since 1997 when Bruce Summerhays
 made up the same margin to win the Saint Luke's Classic. Jacobs will look to
 become the first two-time Bruno's winner, as his victory made him the ninth
 different champion in the nine-year history of this event. In fact, only two
 prior winners, Graham Marsh and George Archer, have finished in the top-10
 the year following their title. When Larry Nelson won in 1999, he became the
 second consecutive Alabama native to take the title. Green, who was born in
 Birmingham, captured the 1998 event. Bob Murphy (1993), Marsh (1995) and
 Green (1998) all claimed their first Senior Tour victories at this
 tournament. While historically it has been important to get off to a good
 start in this event (no winner has opened with a round higher than 71, and
 seven of the previous nine champs turned in rounds in the 60s on the first
 day), only once has a first-round leader gone on to win (John Bland, 1996).
 Bland was also the last player on the Senior Tour to win a playoff with a
 bogey when he prevailed five years ago. The best first-round score in
 tournament history is 63 by Jack Kiefer (1992) and Terry Dill (1998), while
 the lowest second-round score is 60 by Marsh (1995). In 1994, Archer made his
 way through the 54-hole event without a bogey but managed only a tie for
 fifth behind winner Jim Dent. Morgan is the event's leading money winner with
 a total of $327,300 in four starts. Although he has never won in nine
 appearances at Bruno's, J.C. Snead has tallied five top-10 finishes, the most
 by a player in this tournament. There have been five aces in event history,
 the most recent coming last year when Bob Lendzion scored a hole-in-one on
 the 14th hole in the final round. Greystone Golf and Country Club has hosted
 this event since its inception in  1992. The most difficult hole in the 2000
 event proved to be the 180-yard,  par-three fourth, which played to an
 average of 3.224. The hole yielded just 18 birdies against 159 pars, 43
 bogeys and nine double-bogeys. The purse was increased by $100,000 from last
 year to $1.4 million, with a first prize of $210,000. In the tournament's
 nine-year history, only Bob Murphy and Bob Charles have posted all three
 rounds in the 60s, accomplishing the feat in  1993. The Senior Tour shifts to
 North Carolina next week for the Home  Depot Invitational, where Bruce
 Fleisher is the two-time defending champion.

 

 

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