Novell Utah Showdown
Novell Utah Showdown
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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 17th through Sunday, August 19th
 Site: Park Meadows Country Club, Park City, Utah
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1983)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,327
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 425 Yds         10 - Par 4 403 Yds
               2 - Par 4 469 Yds         11 - Par 4 406 Yds
               3 - Par 4 447 Yds         12 - Par 3 209 Yds
               4 - Par 3 222 Yds         13 - Par 4 418 Yds
               5 - Par 5 546 Yds         14 - Par 3 189 Yds
               6 - Par 4 364 Yds         15 - Par 5 512 Yds
               7 - Par 3 207 Yds         16 - Par 4 426 Yds
               8 - Par 5 608 Yds         17 - Par 5 521 Yds
               9 - Par 4 472 Yds         18 - Par 4 483 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,760 Yds               36 3,567 Yds

 Annual: 20th
 Defending Champion: Doug Tewell
 Runner-Up: Gil Morgan
 Tournament Record: 197 (Dave Stockton, 1993; Dave Eichelberger,
                         Dana Quigley, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Dave Eichelberger, 1999)
 Course Record: 62 (Dana Quigley, 1999)
 Total Purse: $1,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $225,000; 2nd Place - 132,000; 3rd Place - 108,000

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

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Doug Tewell            199               Ed Dougherty            205
 Gil Morgan             201               Tom Wargo               205
 John Jacobs            202               David Lundstrom         206
 Jose M. Canizares      204               Bob Eastwood            206
 Dana Quigley           204               Three players at        207

               Past Novell Utah Showdown Winners and Runners-up
               ------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Doug Tewell (199) -- Gil Morgan
 1999 -- *Dave Eichelberger (197) -- Dana Quigley
 1998 -- Gil Morgan (200) -- Isao Aoki, John Mahaffey
 1997 -- Dave Stockton (201) -- Kermit Zarley
 1996 -- Graham Marsh (202) -- Kermit Zarley
 1995 -- Tony Jacklin (206) -- John Paul Cain, Simon Hobday, Rives McBee,
                               Dave Stockton, Bruce Summerhays, Tom Weiskopf
 1994 -- *Tom Weiskopf (205) -- Dave Stockton
 1993 -- Dave Stockton (197) -- Al Geiberger
 1992 -- *#Orville Moody (137) -- Bob Betley
 1991 -- Dale Douglass (209) -- George Archer, Don Bies
 1990 -- Rives McBee (202) -- Don Bies, Lee Trevino
 1989 -- Tom Shaw (207) -- Larry Mowry
 1988 -- Miller Barber (207) -- Orville Moody, Dick Rhyan, Ben Smith
 1987 -- Miller Barber (210) -- Bruce Crampton
 1986 -- Bobby Nichols/Curt Byrum (249) -- Harold Henning/Denis Watson
 1985 -- *Miller Barber/Ben Crenshaw (257) -- Gene Littler/John Mahaffey
 1984 -- Don January/Mike Sullivan (250) -- Miller Barber/Gil Morgan,
                                            Al Besselink/Donnie Hammond
 1983 -- Bob Goalby/Mike Reid (256) -- Billy Casper/Jim Nelford
 1982 -- Billy Casper (279) -- Don January, Miller Barber

 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.

 Note: Formerly called The Shootout at Jeremy Ranch (1982-85), Showdown
       Classic (1986-91), Franklin Showdown Classic (1992), Franklin
       Quest Championship (1993-97), Utah Showdown (1998). This was an
       unofficial event from 1983 through '86.

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

 Doug Tewell       - Defending champion, 2nd last week after Sunday 67
 Ed Dougherty      - Failed to crack 70 last week but tied for 10th
 Bruce Fleisher    - Moved back into 1st on money list, 3 wins, 10 top-5's
 Bob Gilder        - Has registered eight top-10 finishes in just 21 events
 Stewart Ginn      - Has failed to break par in his last 4 rounds, 6 top-10's
 Tom Jenkins       - In 26 events he has finished in the top-25 17 times
 Bruce Lietzke     - Shot final round of 69 to capture 1st title last week
 Gil Morgan        - Only 3 rounds over par in 2001, 17 top-25's in 17 events
 Andy North        - Has failed to finish in the top-10 since March of 2001
 Dana Quigley      - Only 1 round in 60's since winning SBC Senior Open
 Jay Sigel         - Has recorded 3 top-10's in his last four starts
 Bruce Summerhays  - Only 1 top-10 finish in his last 8 starts, 18 top-25's
 Jim Thorpe        - Has shot even par or better in 7 of his last 9 rounds
 Lee Trevino       - Best finish this year has been three ninth-place finishes

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Gil Morgan
 Darkhorse   - John Jacobs

 Last week's Pick to Win (Hale Irwin) - Finished tied for 3rd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Gary McCord) - Did not play

 NOTES:
      Tied for the lead with Dana Quigley after two rounds, Doug Tewell used
 an eagle three on the par-5 17th to propel him to a two-shot win over Gil
 Morgan and capture last year's event. Morgan, who was tied with Tewell after
 16 holes, could only birdie 17 when his eagle putt from 14-feet missed and
 then suffered a bogey on 18. Quigley, the 1999 runner-up, slipped to a final
 round of 71 to tie for fourth. Dave Stockton has enjoyed great success at this
 tournament. In eight starts, he has five top-10 finishes, including wins in
 1993 and 1997. Stockton's three other top-10 finishes: 2nd/1994;
 T2/1995; T10/1998. He has earned $372,326, the most of any player who has
 competed at the event. The late Jack Kiefer also had five top-10 finishes.
 Of Stockton's 24 rounds at Park Meadows CC, 22 have been under par, with
 13 of those rounds being in the 60s. His scoring average at the event is
 69.00. Gil Morgan is second to Stockton in earnings with $342,400. For the
 third sraight year the purse was increased, this time by $50,000 from last
 year. Miller Barber is the only player to win this event two consecutive years
 (1987-88). Dave Stockton and Barber are the only two-time winners of this
 event. Park Meadows has been the site for this event the last eight years.
 Jeremy Ranch Golf Club hosted the event the first 11 years. There have been
 four holes-in-one at the event. Billy Casper and Joe Jimenez each had one
 at Jeremy Ranch in 1991, while Al Kelley (#16/Rd. 1/1994) and Tony Jacklin
 (#4/Final Rd./1997) had them at Park Meadows. Once again, hole #14 was the
 toughest at last year's event with an average score of 3.371 or .371 over par.
 That made it the 12th most difficult hole on the SENIOR TOUR last year. It
 was also the fourth toughest par-3 hole on the SENIOR TOUR. The easiest was
 #17 with an average score of 4.392 or .608 under par. That made it the fourth
 easiest hole on the SENIOR PGA TOUR in 2000. The Park Meadows CC ranked
 28th out of 38 courses on the SENIOR TOUR in 2000 with an average score of
 71.513. Since 1997, every champion has posted all three rounds in the 60's on
 his way to victory. The last player to post a round of 70 or higher was
 Graham Marsh, who opened with a 70 in 1996. Miller Barber and Dale Douglass
 share the distinction of posting the best come-from-behind wins in tournament
 history. Each came from four strokes behind to win. Barber overtook Ben Smith
 and Douglass passed Charles Coody. The last three winners of this event have
 all had ties to the state of Oklahoma. Gil Morgan, the 1998 champion, is a
 native of Wewoka who resides in Edmond, while 1999 winner Dave Eichelberger
 attended Oklahoma State, the same school that produced last year's winner
 Doug Tewell, who also makes his home in Edmond. Next week the Senior Tour
 moves to Ontario for the Canada Senior Open Championship where Tom Jenkins
 will defend his title.

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