FleetBoston Classic
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 Dates: Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th
 Site: Nashawtuc Country Club, Concord, Massachusetts
 Course Architect: Geoffrey Cornish and William G. Robinson (1961)
                   Brian Silva (1996), Craig Schreiner (1999) - redesign
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,777
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 387 Yds         10 - Par 5 538 Yds
               2 - Par 3 189 Yds         11 - Par 4 425 Yds
               3 - Par 4 400 Yds         12 - Par 4 411 Yds
               4 - Par 4 307 Yds         13 - Par 3 205 Yds
               5 - Par 5 526 Yds         14 - Par 4 367 Yds
               6 - Par 4 365 Yds         15 - Par 4 342 Yds
               7 - Par 4 460 Yds         16 - Par 4 426 Yds
               8 - Par 3 194 Yds         17 - Par 3 170 Yds
               9 - Par 5 544 Yds         18 - Par 5 521 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,372 Yds               36 3,405 Yds

 Annual: 21st
 Defending Champion: Larry Nelson
 Runner-Up: Jim Thorpe
 Tournament Record: 198 (Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1987)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1988)
 Course Record: 64 (Bruce Crampton, 1986; Dale Douglass, 1988-89;
                    Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1990, 93; Kermit Zarley, 1993;
                    Tommy Aaron, 1995; Bobby Stroble, Hale Irwin, 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
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Larry Nelson           203               Hale Irwin              209
 Jim Thorpe             207               Leonard Thompson        209
 Allen Doyle            208               George Archer           210
 Chi Chi Rodriguez      208               John Bland              210
 Bruce Fleisher         208               Chuck Moran             210

         Past FleetBoston Classic Winners and Runners-up
         -----------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Larry Nelson (203) -- Jim Thorpe
 1999 -- *Tom McGinnis (205) -- Hale Irwin
 1998 -- Hale Irwin (201) -- Jay Sigel
 1997 -- Hale Irwin (203) -- Jerry McGee, Bob Wynn
 1996 -- Jim Dent (204) -- Jay Sigel, Tom Wargo
 1995 -- Isao Aoki (204) -- Bob Charles, Hale Irwin
 1994 -- Jim Albus (203) -- Bob Brue, Ray Floyd
 1993 -- Bob Betley (204) -- Bob Murphy
 1992 -- *#Mike Hill (136) -- Walt Zembriski
 1991 -- Rocky Thompson (205) -- Bruce Crampton
 1990 -- Bob Charles (203) -- Lee Trevino
 1989 -- Bob Charles (203) -- Mike Hill
 1988 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (202) -- Bob Charles
 1987 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (198) -- Orville Moody
 1986 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (203) -- Gary Player
 1985 -- *Lee Elder (208) -- Jerry Barber
 1984 -- Don January (209) -- Orville Moody
 1983 -- Don January (273) -- Miller Barber, Gay Brewer
 1982 -- Arnold Palmer (276) -- Billy Casper, Bob Rosburg
 1981 -- Bob Goalby (208) -- Art Wall

 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.

 Note: Formerly called BankBoston Classic (1997-99), Bank of Boston Senior
       Classic (1993-96), Digital Seniors Classic (1985-92), Digital Middlesex
       Classic (1984), Marlboro Classic (1981-83).

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

 Larry Nelson      - Defending champ, two-time winner this year, 10 top-10's
 Jose M. Canizares - 6th on money list with one win and five top-five's
 Jim Colbert       - Has one win and 5 top-10 finishes in 15 tournaments
 Ed Dougherty      - Won for the first time on Senior Tour last month
 Allen Doyle       - Leads Senior Tour with 14 top-10's in 17 tournaments
 Bruce Fleisher    - Two-time winner this year, 4th on money list
 Hale Irwin        - Played with the big boys last week and made cut at Open
 Tom Kite          - Shot Sunday round of 64 last week & tied for 5th in Tulsa
 Andy North        - 38th on money list with one runner-up finish, 2 top-10's
 Dana Quigley      - Two-time runner-up this year, 11th on money list
 Sammy Rachels     - Won BellSouth event three weeks ago for 1st career win
 Doug Tewell       - Won The Tradition earlier this year, 10th on money list

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Hale Irwin
 Darkhorse   - Jay Sigel

 Last week's Pick to Win (Gil Morgan) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Walter Hall) - Finished tied for 19th

 NOTES:
     One shot behind Kermit Zarley heading into the final round, Larry Nelson
 carded a six-under 66 to post a four-shot win over Jim Thorpe. Nelson,who used
 a putting tip prior to the final round, broke away from the field with four
 late birdies to surpass the $5 million mark in Senior earnings. Nelson's four-
 stroke winning margin was the largest at the event since 1987 when Chi Chi
 Rodriguez defeated Orville Moody by eight strokes. Zarley stumbled home with a
 final round of 75 and tied for 11th. Nelson is attempting to join Hale Irwin,
 Don January, Rodriguez and Bob Charles as the only players to have won this
 event in consecutive years. Nelson is expected to be on hand this week,
 despite withdrawing two weeks ago at the NFL Golf Classic. Irwin, who tied for
 six last year has fared well at this event. In 18 rounds, Irwin has never been
 over par with a scoring average of 68.50 and is the leading money-winner in
 tournament history, averaging $90,100 per appearance. His six appearances
 have been two firsts, two seconds, a sixth and a ninth. For the third consecutive
 year the purse has been increased, this time by $100,000 from last year. The
 FleetBoston Classic is the oldest official 54-hole tournament on the SeniorTour
 event and the 18th consecutive year in which Nashawtuc Country Club has
 hosted the event. Nashawtuc is an American Indian term meaning "between two rivers,"
 because the course runs halfway between the Sudbury and Concord Rivers.
 During the first three years of this event, the tournament was held at Marlboro
 Country Club. For the first time in his Senior Tour career, Arnold Palmer
 bettered his age at this event when he shot a second round 69. The King
 eventually tied for 64th. There have only been three holes-in-one in
 tournament history. Bob Charles recorded the first ace in 1988 on the eighth
 hole. Two years later, Agim Bardha aced the 17th hole and in 1993 Bob Murphy
 also posted a one at the 17th. In the 20 previous FleetBoston Classics, a
 player who has been in the lead or tied for the lead heading into the final
 round has won 12 times. However, no 36-hole leader in the last two years has
 gone on to win the event. This year's event was moved from its August date of
 last year, the earliest the event has been held since 1990. For the second
 year in a row, the par-3 13th hole proved to be the most difficult with a
 scoring average of 3.226. Three players have made this event their first
 Senior Tour victory: Bob Goalby (1981), Bob Betley (1993) and Tom McGinnis
 (1999). Although never a winner at this event, George Archer has fared well
 with six top-10 finishes and a scoring average of 69.74 in eight appearances.
 Next week the Senior Tour moves to Peabody, Massachusetts for the
 U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club where Irwin will defend his title.


 

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