Lightpath Long island Classic
Lightpath Long island 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
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th
 Site: Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, New York
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson (1955)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,842
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 537 Yds         10 - Par 5 506 Yds
               2 - Par 4 389 Yds         11 - Par 4 400 Yds
               3 - Par 5 478 Yds         12 - Par 4 434 Yds
               4 - Par 3 195 Yds         13 - Par 4 412 Yds
               5 - Par 4 430 Yds         14 - Par 4 340 Yds
               6 - Par 4 388 Yds         15 - Par 3 209 Yds
               7 - Par 3 181 Yds         16 - Par 4 401 Yds
               8 - Par 4 373 Yds         17 - Par 5 585 Yds
               9 - Par 4 417 Yds         18 - Par 3 167 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,388 Yds               36 3,454 Yds
 
 Annual: 14th
 Defending Champion: Bruce Fleisher
 Runner-Up: Dana Quigley
 Tournament Record: 198 (Bruce Fleisher, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Bruce Fleisher, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Bruce Fleisher, Jim Dent, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,700,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $255,000; 2nd Place - 149,600; 3rd Place - 122,400
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Bruce Fleisher         198               Jim Thorpe              203
 Dana Quigley           200               Jim Dent                204
 Allen Doyle            201               Joe Inman               205
 Leonard Thompson       202               Bob Murphy              206
 Gary McCord            203               Jim Albus               207
 
         Past Lightpath Long Island Classic Winners and Runners-Up
         ---------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Bruce Fleisher (198) -- Dana Quigley
 1999 -- Bruce Fleisher (206) -- Allen Doyle
 1998 -- Gary Player (204) -- Walter Hall, J.C. Snead
 1997 -- *Dana Quigley (204) -- Jay Sigel
 1996 -- John Bland (202) -- Jim Colbert
 1995 -- Lee Trevino (202) -- Bud Allin
 1994 -- Lee Trevino (200) -- Jim Colbert
 1993 -- Ray Floyd (208) -- Bob Betley, Bob Charles, Harold Henning,
                            Bruce Lehnhard, Walt Zembriski
 1992 -- George Archer (205) -- Jim Albus
 1991 -- George Archer (204) -- Jim Colbert, Larry Laoretti
 1990 -- George Archer (208) -- Frank Beard, Charles Coody
 1989 -- *#Butch Baird (183) -- Frank Beard, Don Bies, Orville Moody
 1988 -- Don Bies (202) -- Bob Charles
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called The Northville Invitational (1988), Northville
       Long Island Classic (1989-98).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Bruce Fleisher     - Two-time defending champion, lost in a playoff last week
 Jose M. Canizares  - Has 10 top-10 finishes, 11th on money list, 1 win
 Ed Dougherty       - Won his second career Senior event earlier this year
 Allen Doyle        - Defeated Fleisher last week in playoff for 2nd 2001 win
 Bob Gilder         - 10th on money list, has 8 top-10's in 20 tournaments
 Hale Irwin         - In 16 events has 2 wins, 10 top-five's and 2nd in scoring
 Mike McCullough    - Two-time winner this year, 7th on money list
 Gil Morgan         - Has finished 1st or 2nd five times out of 15 events
 Larry Nelson       - Four-time winner this year, 13 top-10's in 20 events
 Dana Quigley       - 6th on money list, 11 top-10's and one victory in 2001
 Jay Sigel          - Has moved to 43rd on money list in just eight events
 Doug Tewell        - Has 1 win and eight top-10's in 19 events, 8th in money
 Bobby Wadkins      - Making his Senior Tour debut after turning 50 last week
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Bruce Fleisher
 Darkhorse   - Stewart Ginn
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Allen Doyle) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Hubert Green) - Withdrew after two rounds
 
 NOTES:
      For the second straight year, Bruce Fleisher led wire-to-wire, as he
 captured the 2000 Long Island Classic by two shots over Dana Quigley. Fleisher
 set new tournament records for 18-hole (63), 36-hole (129) and 54-hole (198)
 marks as he successfully defended his third title of 2000 (Royal Caribbean
 Classic and Home Depot Invitational). 1999 runner-up Allen Doyle finished
 third while Leonard Thompson placed fourth. Jim Dent, who equaled the course
 record of 63 on Saturday, finished six strokes back in seventh. Fleisher
 joined George Archer and Lee Trevino as the only players in tournament history
 to win this event back-to-back. Archer won this event three straight years
 from 1990-92. Fleisher is the only player to win this event wire-to-wire. With
 his win, Fleisher has now won more money than any other player at this
 event -- $405,000 in two appearances (two victories). Lee Trevino is second
 with $346,609 (two wins/five top-10s). Dana Quigley is third with $331,823
 (one win/three top-10s). In 1997, Quigley became the sixth player in Senior
 Tour history to open qualify on Monday, then win the tournament. The purse has
 been increased by $200,000 from last year. Over the last 13 years, a player
 leading or tied for the lead after Saturday's round has won the Lightpath Long
 Island Classic eight times. Only four first-round leaders or co-leaders have
 gone on to win the tournament. Meadow Brook Club has hosted this event since
 its inception in 1988. Butch Baird carded a round of 58 during the 1989 event
 which he was victorious. It should be mentioned that the course that year was
 shortened to 16 holes due to adverse weather conditions. The ninth
 hole has consistently ranked as one of the most difficult on the SENIOR PGA
 TOUR. Last year, the 417-yard par-4 ranked as the 15th hardest hole after
 being the 21st most difficult hole in 1999. In 2000, the hole yielded just
 nine birdies for the week and played to a stroke average of 4.333. Bobby
 Wadkins, the younger brother of Lanny Wadkins, turned 50 on July 26 and
 is playing in his first SENIOR TOUR event this week. Wadkins finished second
 six times in a PGA TOUR career that began in 1974. Next week, the Senior Tour
 moves to Minnesota for the 3M Championship where Ed Dougherty will defend 
 his title.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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