Toshiba Senior Classic
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 Dates: Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th
 Site: Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, California
 Course Architect: William Bell (1952), Harry Rainville (1973),
                   Ted Robinson (1985)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,584
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 339 Yds       10 - Par 4 429 Yds
               2 - Par 4 390 Yds       11 - Par 4 344 Yds
               3 - Par 5 549 Yds       12 - Par 4 373 Yds
               4 - Par 3 143 Yds       13 - Par 3 170 Yds
               5 - Par 4 430 Yds       14 - Par 4 397 Yds
               6 - Par 4 418 Yds       15 - Par 5 492 Yds
               7 - Par 4 368 Yds       16 - Par 4 437 Yds
               8 - Par 3 203 Yds       17 - Par 3 185 Yds
               9 - Par 4 407 Yds       18 - Par 5 510 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    35 3,247 Yds             36 3,337 Yds
 
 Annual: 7th
 Defending Champion: Allen Doyle
 Runner-up: Jim Thorpe, Howard Twitty
 Tournament Record: 199 (George Archer, 1995)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Tom Wargo, 1995)
 Course Record: 62 (Hale Irwin, 1998)
 Total Purse: $1,400,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $210,000; 2nd Place - 123,200; 3rd Place - 100,800
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Allen Doyle #          136               Bill Brask              139
 Jim Thorpe             137               John D. Morgan          139
 Howard Twitty          137               Graham Marsh            139
 Roy Vucinich           138               Joe Inman               139
 John Mahaffey          139               Tom Jenkins             139
                                          Dave Eichelberger       139
                                          Larry Nelson            139
 
 # - Rain shortened.
 
         Past Toshiba Senior Classic Winners and Runners-Up
         --------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- #Allen Doyle (136) -- Jim Thorpe, Howard Twitty
 1999 -- *Gary McCord (204) -- Allen Doyle, Al Geiberger, John Jacobs
 1998 -- Hale Irwin (200) -- Hubert Green
 1997 -- *Bob Murphy (207) -- Jay Sigel
 1996 -- Jim Colbert (201) -- Bob Eastwood
 1995 -- George Archer (199) -- Dave Stockton, Tom Wargo
 
 * - Won in playoff
 
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Allen Doyle       - Defending Champion, 4 top-10's in 4 events in 2001
 Jim Colbert       - Tied for 2nd last week with final round of 69
 Ed Dougherty      - Opened with 65 last week, but struggled home with 73-72
 Bruce Fleisher    - Posted three top-10's in 4 tries in 2001, 5th in money
 Ray Floyd         - Finished 2nd at Verizon Classic, 20th on money list
 Bob Gilder        - Registered 1st career Senior win at Verizon Classic
 Hale Irwin        - Playing in third event of the season with one top-10
 Tom Kite          - Has a pair of top-10 finishes in three events
 Gil Morgan        - A win and a runner-up finish this year, 2nd in money
 Larry Nelson      - Two wins and four top-10's in four events, money leader
 Dana Quigley      - Finished out of the top-10 for the second time in 5 events
 Jim Thorpe        - 13th on money list with just one top-10 in four tournaments
 Tom Watson        - 34 career PGA wins and 2 Senior wins, 26th on money list
 
 Golf Today Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Gil Morgan
 Darkhorse   - Stewart Ginn
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Dana Quigley) - Finished tied for 43rd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Bobby Walzel) - Finished tied for 4th
 
 NOTES:
      After losing in a playoff the year before, Allen  Doyle  captured
 this  event  in  2000 after a heavy downpour canceled the final round.
 Doyle had a one-shot lead over Jim Thorpe and Howard  Twitty  when  an
 overnight  rainfall  forced  officials  to call off the last round and
 declare Doyle the champion. The victory was Doyle's fifth in two years
 on  the  Senior  Tour,  with four coming in his rookie season in 1999,
 including the PGA Senior's Championship. Doyle is  looking  to  become
 the  first  two-time  winner  of  this  event.  George Archer owns the
 tournament record at 199 while Hale Irwin holds the course record with
 a  62.  Gary  McCord  won for the first time in more than 375 tries on
 both the PGA and Senior Tour when he outlasted Doyle, Al Geiberger and
 John  Jacobs  in  a  playoff  in  1999. Newport Beach Country Club was
 originally known as Irvine Coast Country Club when it first opened  in
 1954. William Bell designed the course in 1952, which has had redesign
 work by Harry Rainville and Ted  Robinson.  Mesa  Verde  Country  Club
 hosted  this  event  in  its  first  year.  The purse was increased by
 $100,000 from last year. This is the first of  three  straight  Senior
 Tour  events  in  California.  Next  week  the  Senior  Tour  moves to
 Valencia, California for the SBC Senior Classic where Joe  Inman  will
 defend  his title. The three-week stretch concludes in San Jose at the
 Siebel Classic, a first-year event.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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