Notes: Champions Tour team finishes second at the Wendy's 3-Tour ChallengeRIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 15: Jose Coceres of Argentina plays a tee shot at the seventh hole during continuation of the first round of the 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, played at El Camaleon Golf Club on November 15, 2013 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)November 18, 2013
By Mark Williams, Champions Tour
The LPGA Tour posted a total of 17-under to win the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge by one shot last week over the Champions Tour, represented by Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry. The PGA TOUR team finished third at 8-under.
Jose Coceres (T49) was the only Champions Tour professional to make the cut at the OHL Classic in Mayakoba on the PGA TOUR last week.
Vijay Singh finished 10-under for solo-third at the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne, four strokes behind winner Adam Scott. Peter Senior was T16 at 2-under.
Paul Wesselingh moved into position to win the European Senior Tour Order of Merit with victory in the Fubon Senior Open, overtaking Steen Tinning at the top of the money list with his win at Miramar Golf and Country Club in Taiwan. Tinning is competing this week at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Scottsdale.
Taylor Funk, son and sometimes caddie of Champions Tour star Fred Funk, will join the Texas Longhorns' golf program next year.
The Final Qualifying Stage at TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course (Nov. 19-22) is scheduled to have 78 players tee off in an attempt to earn status on the Champions Tour in 2014. Five players will earn exempt status while seven players will earn conditional cards. Any players finishing T30 or better will be eligible to pre-qualify for most Champions Tour events.
10 – The number of different countries, outside the USA, represented at this week’s Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.
DID YOU KNOW?
Three sons of current Champions Tour professionals – Olin Browne Jr., Matt Weibring and Jamison Sindelar – advanced to the final stage of the Web.com Qualifying Tournament. Olin Browne Sr. won the 2011 U.S. Senior Open. Matt’s father, D.A. Weibring, was a five-time TOUR winner. Jamison’s father, Joey Sindelar, won seven TOUR titles. Gunner Wiebe, son of 2013 Senior British Open winner Mark Wiebe, failed to advance.
QUOTE TO NOTE
“I’ve been trying to see if I can get into that tournament somehow. That would be an awesome way to go out.” – Kenny Perry speaks of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Perry, from Kentucky, played in the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla and was beaten in a playoff for the 1996 PGA Championship at Valhalla by Mark Brooks.
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