Madeira Island Open
Madeira Island Open
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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
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 

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 Dates: Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 18th
 Site: Santo da Serra Golf Club, Santa Cruz, Madeira
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1991)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,661
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 401 Yds   10 - Par 4 392 Yds
               2 - Par 4 405 Yds   11 - Par 5 571 Yds
               3 - Par 5 513 Yds   12 - Par 4 312 Yds
               4 - Par 3 192 Yds   13 - Par 4 456 Yds
               5 - Par 4 409 Yds   14 - Par 4 348 Yds
               6 - Par 4 362 Yds   15 - Par 3 184 Yds
               7 - Par 5 533 Yds   16 - Par 5 551 Yds
               8 - Par 3 142 Yds   17 - Par 3 164 Yds
               9 - Par 4 341 Yds   18 - Par 4 385 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,298 Yds         36 3,363 Yds
 
 Annual: 9th
 Defending Champion: Niclas Fasth
 Runner-Up: Ross Drummond, Mark Davis, Richard S Johnson
 Tournament Record: 272 (Santiago Luna, 1995)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Santiago Luna, 1995; Stephen Scahill, 1998)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Peter Mitchell, 1997; Stephen Scahill, 1998)
 Course Record: 61 (Stephen Scahill, 1998)
 Total Purse: 555,712 euros in 2000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Niclas Fasth           279               John Bickerton          282
 Ross Drummond          281               Thomas Gogele           283
 Mark Davis             281               Bradley Dredge          283
 Richard S Johnson      281               David Lynn              283
 Raimo Sjoberg          282               Markus Brier            283
 
         Past Madeira Island Open Winners and Runners-Up
         -----------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Niclas Fasth (279) -- Ross Drummond, Mark Davis, Richard S Johnson
 1999 -- Pedro Linhart (276) -- Mark James
 1998 -- Mats Lanner (277) -- Stephen Scahill
 1997 -- #Peter Mitchell (204) -- Fredrik Jacobson
 1996 -- Jarmo Sandelin (279) -- Paul Affleck
 1995 -- Santiago Luna (272) -- Christian Cevaer
 1994 -- #Mats Lanner (206) -- Howard Clark, Peter Hedblom, Mathias Gronberg
 1993 -- Mark James (281) -- Gordon J. Brand, Paul Broadhurst
 
 # - Rain shortened.
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Niclas Fasth      - Defending champion, missed the cut last week at Qatar
 Seve Ballesteros  - European Tour wins leader still trying to find his game
 John Bickerton    - 72nd on money list, tied for 5th last year at this event
 David Carter      - Tied for 13th last week with final round of 69
 Soren Hansen      - 24th on money list with one top-10, 6 of 8 cuts made
 David Howell      - Has made six cuts in seven events but no top-10's
 Hank Kuehne       - Missed the cut last week with rounds of 71-75
 Gary Orr          - Playing in only his third event of the season
 Greg Owen         - Has made the cut in 5 of 6 events with 2 top-10's
 Dean Robertson    - 13th on Order of Merit with three top-five finishes
 Jarmo Sandelin    - Missed the cut last week with rounds of back-to-back 73's
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - David Carter
 Darkhorse   - Mark Davis
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Angel Cabrera) - Finished tied for 6th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Elliot Boult) - Finished 3rd
 
 NOTES:
      Niclas Fasth led from  start  to  finish  to  become  the  fourth
 Swedish winner of this event in the last eight years, as he registered
 his first career win. Despite a final round of 73, Fasth defeated Ross
 Drummond, Mark Davis and Richard S Johnson by two shots. Fasth started
 the day with a two-shot lead over Jim Payne, but he pulled  away  with
 two  birdies  from  the  10th and despite two bogeys in the last seven
 holes, he still managed to post the win. Payne struggled with  a  six-
 over  78 to tie for 14th. Fasth will try to become the first player to
 post back-to-back wins at this event.  Mats Lanner is  the  only  two-
 time  winner of this tournament, capturing the title in 1994 and 1998.
 This is the fifth straight year in which Santo  da  Serra  has  hosted
 this tournament. The golf course is perched 2,300 feet above sea level
 and its beauty is enhanced by many spectacular views over the adjacent
 Atlantic  Ocean.  The  European  Tour  moves  to South America for two
 events over the next couple of weeks. Next week the  players  will  be
 competing  in  the  second  annual Sao Paulo Brazil Open where Padraig
 Harrington posted the victory last year and  the  following  week  the
 event  is  the  Open  de  Argentina  in  Buenos Aires. Most of the top
 European players are competing this week at the Bay Hill  Invitational
 on the PGA Tour.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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