Instinet Classic
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 Dates: Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th
 Site: TPC at Jasna Polana, Princeton, New Jersey
 Course Architect: Gary Player (1995)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,893
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 396 yds         10 - Par 4 432 yds
               2 - Par 3 145 yds         11 - Par 3 188 yds
               3 - Par 5 534 yds         12 - Par 5 543 yds
               4 - Par 4 324 yds         13 - Par 4 425 yds
               5 - Par 4 388 yds         14 - Par 4 395 yds
               6 - Par 4 435 yds         15 - Par 4 419 yds
               7 - Par 5 558 yds         16 - Par 4 318 yds
               8 - Par 3 203 yds         17 - Par 3 200 yds
               9 - Par 4 441 yds         18 - Par 5 549 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,424 yds               36 3,469 yds

 Annual: 17th
 Defending Champion: Gil Morgan
 Runner-Up: Bruce Fleisher, Bob Murphy
 Tournament Record: 199 (Gil Morgan, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Lee Elder, 1987, Tom Jenkins, Bob Murphy,
                      Gil Morgan, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Jay Sigel, 1998)
 9-Hole Record: 27 (Jay Sigel, 1998)
 Course Record: 65 (Bob Murphy, Tom Jenkins, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $225,000; 2nd Place - 132,000; 3rd Place - 108,000

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

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Gil Morgan             199               Joe Inman               206
 Bruce Fleisher         203               Jim Dent                206
 Bob Murphy             203               Jim Albus               207
 Tom Jenkins            204               Hale Irwin              207
 Jim Colbert            206               Kikuo Arai              208
                                          Jerry McGee             208

             Past Instinet Classic Winners and Runners-up
             --------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Gil Morgan (199) -- Bruce Fleisher, Bob Murphy
 1999 -- *Tom Jenkins (206) -- Jim Thorpe
 1998 -- *Jay Sigel (205) -- Jose Maria Canizares
 1997 -- #Bob Eastwood (135) -- John Bland, Bob E. Smith
 1996 -- *Dale Douglass (206) -- John Schroeder, Tom Wargo
 1995 -- Jim Colbert (207) -- J.C. Snead
 1994 -- Lee Trevino (206) -- Mike Hill
 1993 -- Bob Charles (204) -- Dave Stockton
 1992 -- Lee Trevino (205) -- Gibby Gilbert
 1991 -- Jim Ferree (208) -- Jim Colbert, Lee Trevino
 1990 -- *Dale Douglass (204) -- Gary Player
 1989 -- *Dave Hill (206) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1988 -- *Bruce Crampton (205) -- Billy Casper
 1987 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (202) -- Lee Elder
 1986 -- Gary Player (206) -- Bob Charles, Lee Elder
 1985 -- #Don January (135) -- Al Balding, Bob Charles

 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.

 Note: Formerly called Bell Atlantic Classic (1990-99), Bell Atlantic/St.
       Christopher's Classic (1989), United Hospitals Classic (1988), United
       Hospitals Senior Golf Championship (1985-87).

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

 Gil Morgan        - Defending champion, 9 top-10's out of 12 events, 1 win
 Jim Colbert       - 14th on money list with one win and five top-10 finishes
 Ed Dougherty      - Has played in 17 events with one victory and 3 top-5's
 Bruce Fleisher    - Two-time winner this yr with 9 top-10's out of 15 events
 Bob Gilder        - 8th on money list, won earlier this year, 6 top-10's
 Gary Player       - Won this event in 1986, designed the course
 Dana Quigley      - Two-time runner-up this season, 13th on money list
 Sammy Rachels     - Won BellSouth Senior Classic two weeks ago for 1st win
 Bruce Summerhays  - Has failed to crack the top-five this year, 24th in money
 Doug Tewell       - 12th on money list with one win and five top-10 finishes
 Jim Thorpe        - One of only two top-10 money winners without a win
 Lanny Wadkins     - Only one top-10 finish in 11 events, 54th in money

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Gil Morgan
 Darkhorse   - Walter Hall

 Last week's Pick to Win (Tom Watson) - Finished tied for 10th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Bob Murphy) - Finished tied for 56th

 NOTES:
      Gil Morgan birdied 10 of the 12 par-5s he played during tournament
 week last year to post a four-shot win over Bruce Fleisher and Bob Murphy.
 Morgan's three-day total of 199 set a new tournament record, breaking the
 previous mark of 202 set by Chi Chi Rodriguez in 1987. Tied for the lead with
 defending champion Tom Jenkins and Murphy, Morgan carded his second
 straight 66 as he took the lead on the fifth hole Sunday and held on the
 rest of the way. In 16 years, only Lee Trevino (1994), Jim Ferree (1991) and
 Morgan (2000) have won by more than one stroke. Morgan, Fleisher and Jim
 Colbert joined Gary Player and Dale Douglass as the only men in tournament
 history to shoot three rounds in the 60's. Player and Douglass accomplished
 the feat in the same year (1990). The purse was increased by $100,000 from
 last year. The total purse for the first Instinet Classic (formerly the Bell
 Atlantic Classic) in 1985 was $200,000. This is the second straight year in
 which the TPC at Jasna Polana is hosting the event. Chester Valley Golf Club
 had been the site of this tournament in 12 of the 16 previous years. In 1991
 the event was held at White Manor Country Club and for two years the event was
 staged at Hartefeld National. There have been four wire-to-wire winners at this
 tournament - Don January in 1985, Gary Player in '86, Jim Ferree in '91 and
 Bob Eastwood in '97. There have been only eight players in Senior Tour history
 to win 20 or more events on the Senior Tour, six of which have won this event
 - Lee Trevino, Don January, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Bob Charles, Bruce Crampton and
 Jim Colbert. Miller Barber and Hale Irwin are the other players to win 20
 events. Douglass and Trevino are the only two-time winners of this event. No
 player has ever won this tournament two consecutive years. There have been
 only three holes-in-one at this tournament - Ken Still in 1989, Jim Colbert in
 '95 and Bob Pfister in '96. Playoffs have decided three of the last five
 Instinet Classics. Only 12 of the top-20 money winners are competing this week.
 The Senior Tour moves to Massachusetts next week for the FleetBoston Classic
 in Concord, the final tune-up for the U.S. Senior Open, where Larry Nelson will
 defend his title.


 

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