Moroccan Open
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 Dates: Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th
 Site: Dar-es-Salam (Red Course), Rabat, Morocco
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones
 Par: 73
 Yardage: 7,359
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 402 yds   10 - Par 5 483 yds
               2 - Par 3 232 yds   11 - Par 4 469 yds
               3 - Par 4 443 yds   12 - Par 5 529 yds
               4 - Par 4 405 yds   13 - Par 4 386 yds
               5 - Par 5 568 yds   14 - Par 3 206 yds
               6 - Par 4 442 yds   15 - Par 4 392 yds
               7 - Par 4 422 yds   16 - Par 4 426 yds
               8 - Par 5 585 yds   17 - Par 3 225 yds
               9 - Par 3 189 yds   18 - Par 5 555 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,688 Yds         37 3,671 Yds
 
 Annual: 11th
 Defending Champion: Jamie Spence
 Runner-Up: Thomas Levet, Ian Poulter, Sebastien Delagrange
 Tournament Record: 266 (Jamie Spence, 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Ignacio Garrido, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Pedro Rodolfo Martinez, 2000)
 18-hole Record: 64 (Darren Cole, 1997; Des Smyth, Tom Gillis, 1998; Simon
                     Wakefield, 1999; Pedro Rodolfo Martinez, Ian Poulter,
                     Ignacio Garrido, Thomas Levet, Jamie Spence, 2000)
 Course Record: 66 (Howard Clark, 1987)
 Total Purse: $567,660
 Share: 1st Place - $94,200; 2nd Place - 63,060; 3rd Place - 35,530
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Jamie Spence           266               Pedro Rodolfo Martinez  273
 Ian Poulter            270               Adam Scott (a)          273
 Thomas Levet           270               Malcolm Mackenzie       274
 Sebastien Delagrange   270               Elliot Boult            274
 Desmond Terblanche     271               Ignacio Garrido         274
                                          Bradley Dredge          274
 
                 Past Moroccan Open Winners and Runners-Up
                 -----------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Jamie Spence (266) -- Ian Poulter, Thomas Levet,Sebastien Delagrange
 1999 -- *Miguel Angel Martin (276) -- David Park
 1998 -- Stephen Leaney (271) -- Robert Karlsson
 1997 -- Clinton Whitelaw (277) -- Darren Cole, Wayne Riley, Roger Chapman
 1996 -- Peter Hedblom (281) -- Eduardo Romero
 1995 -- Mark James (275) -- David Gilford
 1994 -- Anders Forsbrand (276) -- Howard Clark
 1993 -- David Gilford (279) -- Jamie Spence, Stephen Ames
 1992 -- *David Gilford (287) -- Robert Karlsson
 1991 -- Not Held
 1990 -- Not Held
 1989 -- Not Held
 1988 -- Not Held
 1987 -- Howard Clark (284) -- Mark James
 
 * - won in playoff.
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Jamie Spence        - Defending champ, best finish in 2001 - a tie for 28th
 John Bickerton      - Competed in 7 tournaments with 5 cuts made, 1 top-10
 Matthew Blackey     - Tied for 4th at Open de Argentina with Sunday 67
 Andrew Coltart      - 30th on money list, 4 cuts made in as many events
 David Howell        - Has made the cut in 7 of 8 events, but no top-10's
 Trevor Immelman     - 56th on money list, has made all 5 cuts, no top-10's
 Robert Karlsson     - Has three top-10 finishes in four events entered
 Hank Kuehne         - Three straight cuts made, but best finish is 31st
 Paul McGinley       - A perfect 5-for-5 in cuts made but only 1 top-10
 Peter Mitchell      - Only 3 rounds in the 60's with best finish of 11th
 Greg Owen           - Has a pair of top-10 finishes in seven tournaments
 Justin Rose         - 9th on Volvo Order of Merit with 2 runner-up finishes
 Philip Walton       - Best finish in 2001 is a tie for 15th in Brazil
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Paul McGinley
 Darkhorse   - Nic Henning
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Eduardo Romero) - Finished tied for 18th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Joakim Haeggman) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
     Three shots off the pace when Sunday's final round began, Jamie Spence
 carded a tournament tying, eight-under 64 to post a four-shot win over Ian
 Poulter, Thomas Levet and Sebastien Delagrange. Spence, runner in 1993 at this
 event, recorded his second career European Tour victory. Spence, who opened
 the event with a hole-in-one during day one, was the only player in the field
 to post all four rounds in the 60's. Fredrik Jacobson, who tied for 31st, also
 registered an ace during the first day. The win by Spence snapped an eight-
 year drought since his first win in 1992 at the Canon European Masters. This
 event returns to the Dar-es-Salam course which hosted the tournament in 1987,
 '92 and '96. Although the Red Course has not staged a European Tour event in
 five years, it has not lacked top-quality action on its fairways, the most
 recent event being the 29th staging of the Hassan II Trophy last November, won
 by England's Roger Chapman. Golf Royal de Agadir played host to the event in
 (1993-95, 97-99) while Golf D'Amelkis in Marrakech was the venue last year.
 David Gilford is the only two-time winner of the event. Next week, the 
 European Tour moves to Valencia, Spain for the Open de Espana.

 

 

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