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ACE GROUP CLASSIC RELATED STORIES





 Dates: February 17th through February 19th
 Site: The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, Florida
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,134
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 427 Yds   10 - Par 4 383 Yds
               2 - Par 3 207 Yds   11 - Par 4 421 Yds
               3 - Par 5 547 Yds   12 - Par 3 195 Yds
               4 - Par 4 399 Yds   13 - Par 5 520 Yds
               5 - Par 3 177 Yds   14 - Par 4 416 Yds
               6 - Par 5 576 Yds   15 - Par 4 398 Yds
               7 - Par 4 434 Yds   16 - Par 3 162 Yds
               8 - Par 4 445 Yds   17 - Par 5 544 Yds
               9 - Par 4 426 Yds   18 - Par 4 457 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,638 Yds         36 3,496 Yds
 
 Annual: 19th
 Defending Champion: Mark James
 Runner-up: Hale Irwin, Tom Wargo
 Tournament Record: 197 (Jimmy Powell, 1992)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Tom Watson, 2002)
 Course Record: 62 (Gary Koch, 2004)
 Total Purse: $1,600,000
 Shares: 1st  - $240,000; 2nd  - $140,800; 3rd  - $115,200
 
                             2005 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player            Score       Player              Score
 ------            -----       ------              -----
 Mark James         203        Jerry Pate           206
 Hale Irwin         205        Wayne Levi           207
 Tom Wargo          205        Tom Jenkins          208
 Mike Reid          206        Morris Hatalsky      208
 Mike McCullough    206        Bruce Lietzke        208
                               Des Smyth            208
 
                         Past ACE Group Classic Winners
                         ------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Mark James (203) -- Hale Irwin, Tom Wargo
 2004  *Craig Stadler (206) -- Tom Watson, Gary Koch
 2003  Vicente Fernandez (202) -- Tom Watson, Des Smyth
 2002  Hale Irwin (200) -- Tom Watson
 2001  Gil Morgan (204) -- Dana Quigley
 2000  *Lanny Wadkins (202) -- Tom Watson, Walter Hall, Jose Maria Canizares
 1999  Allen Doyle (203) -- Vicente Fernandez
 1998  Gil Morgan (210) -- Dale Douglass, Ray Floyd
 1997  Hale Irwin (201) -- Bob Murphy
 1996  Al Geiberger (202) -- Isao Aoki
 1995  #Bob Murphy (137) -- Ray Floyd
 1994  Mike Hill (201) -- Tom Wargo
 1993  Mike Hill (202) -- Dave Stockton
 1992  Jimmy Powell (197) -- Lee Trevino
 1991  Lee Trevino (205) -- Dale Douglass
 1990  Lee Trevino (200) -- Bruce Crampton
 1989  Gene Littler (209) -- Harold Henning
 1988  Gary Player (207) -- Dave Hill
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Previously called Aetna Challenge (1988-92), Better Homes and
       Gardens Challenge (1993), Intellinet Challenge (1994-95), Greater
       Naples Intellinet Challenge (1996), LG Championship (1997-98).



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