Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament
November 07, 2014
By Champions Tour staff, PGATOUR.COM
- November 07, 2014
- Blaine McCallister, a multiple winner on the PGA TOUR, is one player who will compete this week. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
The Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament has concluded at the three regional qualifying sites. Here are the final results.
CALIFORNIA: California final results
FLORIDA: Florida final results
TEXAS: Texas final results
MORE: Exempt Player List
Blaine McCallister, with five PGA TOUR wins and one Web.com Tour victory, is probably the most decorated player scheduled to compete in the upcoming National Qualifying Regionals, but former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien is probably the most well-known. Rypien played 13 years in the NFL, mostly with the Washington Redskins and was named MVP of Superbowl XXVI. He also won the inaugural American Century Championship televised by NBC in 1990 and again this year, finishing well ahead of Annika Sorenstam who tied for second-place with Jeremy Roenick.
The field size at each Regional Qualifying Stage site is scheduled to be approximately 78 players. Regional Qualifying will be conducted at stroke play over 72 holes, with no reduction (cut) of the field. The number of players advancing from each Regional Qualifying Stage site to the Final Qualifying Stage will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., roughly the same percentage of players from each site will advance), and such number will be announced during the Regional Qualifying.
Tuesday - Friday, November 4-7, 2014
Bear Creek Golf Club
Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge
Crooked Cat Golf Course
Winter Garden, Florida
Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek
NOTE: Players starting at each regional were 74 (Florida), 53 (Texas) and 49 (California). There are 29 players exempt into the Finals. The number of players each of the three regional sites are playing for are 20 (Florida), 15 (Texas) and 14 (California). Each regional site is to also play for 3 alternate spots.
FINAL QUALIFYING STAGE
The field size at the Final Qualifying Stage is scheduled to be 78 players. The Final Qualifying Stage will be conducted at stroke play over 72-holes, with no reduction (cut) of the field.
Tuesday - Friday, November 18-21, 2014
Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge
Panther Lake Golf Course
Winter Garden, Florida
Prize Money: Prize money will be distributed among the top 30 finishers and those tied for 30th place at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Final Tournament as follows:
1st $30,000; 2nd $20,000; 3rd $18,000; 4th $16,000; 5th $14,000; 6th $12,000; 7th $10,000; 8th $9,000; 9th $8,000; 10th $7,000; 11th $6,000; 12th $5,000
Final Qualifying Stage Exemptions:
a. The top five finishers (positions 1 - 5) from the most recent Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
b. The leading available player (to a floor of fifth position) on the 2014 European Seniors Tour Order of Merit through October 26, 2014.
c. The leading available player (to a floor of fifth position) on the 2014 Japan Golf Tour Organization Seniors Tour Order of Merit through October 26, 2014.
d. Those players not otherwise exempt who are in the Top 75 on the 2014 Champions Tour Official Money List through October 26, 2014.
e. Those players not otherwise exempt who are in the Top 75 on the 2014 Champions Tour All-Time Money List through October 26, 2014.
f. 2010 Forward: On a two-time only basis, players who (i) have won an official event (awarding official money and official victory status, excluding team events) on the PGA TOUR or the Champions Tour, or are a PGA TOUR Veteran Member (i.e., have a minimum of 150 career cuts in official money PGA TOUR events); and (ii) are 50 years of age or older, or will turn age 50 on or before the day of the first tournament obligation of the last five (5) or 20% (whichever is greater) full-field open tournaments of the 2015 season.
Alpha list of select players attempting REGIONAL QUALIFYING November 4-7, 2014;
Mark Anderson – St. Simons Island, GA
He was formerly the instructor for the No. 1 amateur in the world, Ollie Schniederjans.
Charles Allen – Edmond, OK
He has been in the oil and petroleum industry for 34 years and has owned his own company since 1998.
Garrick Aubrey – Atlanta, GA
He worked as an engineer in the automotive industry designing seats and seat belts.
Mark Bedford – Lake Jackson, TX
He played college golf at Florida Southern University with Rocco Mediate, Lee Janzen and Marco Dawson, all exempt players on the Champions Tour.
Gary Backlund – Mt. Sterling, KY
He was formerly a flight instructor and air traffic controller.
Remi Bouchard – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
He finished T41 at this year’s Quebec Championship.
Mark Bucek – Winter Springs, FL
He qualified for five Champions Tour events in 2013 with a best finish of T19 at the 3M Championship.
John Burckle – San Clemente, CA
He played on the golf team with Mark O’Meara at California State University Long Beach. His cousins, Caroline and Clark, were Olympic swimmers.
Mark Davis – Brentwood, Essex, England
He was born on the Fourth of July and won the European Tour’s Austrian Open in 1991 and 1994 as well as the Scottish Senior Open this year.
Larry Dittman – Santa Ana, CA
He has been caddying for two-time Champions Tour winner Esteban Toledo.
Marion Dantzler – Orangeburg, S.C.
He won an event in 1993, defeating Gary Nicklaus, who had his father, Jack, caddying. He qualified for this year’s SAS Championship and finished T72.
Thomas Edwards – Duluth, GA
His great grandfather, Francis Marion McArty, was a member of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Rough Rider’s.”
Jeff Gallagher – Henderson, NV
He’s a former Web.com Tour winner and the brother of PGA TOUR winner Jim Gallagher, Jr. and LPGA winner Jackie Gallagher-Smith.
Philip Golding – London, England
He won the European Tour’s French Open in 2003 and the 2013 Wales Open on the European Senior Tour.
Damon Green – Kissimmee, Fla.
He has combined caddying for Zach Johnson on the PGA TOUR with playing occasional events on the Champions Tour. He has won over 75 events on mini-tours. He was featured in a 1995 Nike TV commercial.
Roger Gunn – Oak Park, CA
He played college golf at UCLA with current Champions Tour professionals Corey Pavin, Duffy Waldorf and Steve Pate.
Jerry Heinz – Santee, CA
He was a heavy truck driver for 26 years before becoming a golf instructor whose students include pro athletes from the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers.
Pete Jordan – Fountain Hills, AZ
He made 276 PGA TOUR starts for nine top-10 finishes and was runner-up four times in 161 starts on the Web.com Tour.
Glenn Joyner – Melbourne, Australia
He played college golf with World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie at Houston Baptist University before successfully playing on the Australasian PGA TOUR.
Peter Linhart – Las Palmas, Spain
He is a former European Tour winner at the 1999 Madeira Open.
Cesar Monasterio – Tucuman, Argentina
He is a former European Tour winner and was named the 2014 European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year after shooting a 61 at the SSE Scottish Senior Open to equal the lowest 18-hole score in Senior Tour history and winning the English Senior Open by five strokes this year.
Dick Mast – Lynchburg, VA
He has won multiple times on the Web.com Tour and made 177 Champions Tour starts. He was T7 at this year’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. His father, Ken played a dozen Champions Tour events in the 1980s and he claims they are the only father/son duo to win official money on the Champions Tour.
Gerry Norquist – Anthem, AZ
He was an eight-time winner on the Asian Tour before becoming the Senior Vice President for that organization. He also won the Thailand Senior Open in 2013.
Perry Parker – Laguna Beach, CA
He won five times on the PGA TOUR Canada from 1991-1998.
Fran Quinn – Holden, MA
He is a multiple winner on the Web.com Tour and the Asian Tour and was T2 behind Martin Kaymer after the first-round at this year’s U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst.
Sam Randolph – Santa Barbara, CA
He is a former U.S. Amateur champion (1985) and PGA TOUR winner at the 1987 Bank of Boston Classic.
Mark Rypien – Spokane, Wash.
He played 13 years in the NFL, mostly with the Washington Redskins and was named MVP of Superbowl XXVI. He also won the inaugural American Century Championship televised by NBC in 1990 as well as the 2014 edition, defeating World Golf all of Fame member Annika Sorenstam.
Stephen Schneiter – Sandy, Utah
His family owns the Pebblebrook GC in Sandy. He won the 1995 PGA National Professional Championship. His grandfather and father both played the PGA TOUR. He was T59 in his Champions Tour debut at this year’s Allianz Championship.
Pete Thomas – Oklahoma City, OK
He won nine gold medals for Team USA at the 2013 Bowling Tournament of the Americas. He is also an ordained Southern Baptist Minister.
Steen Tinning – Denmark
He played on the University of Texas golf team with major winner Mark Brooks and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee. He’s a former winner on the European Tour and also a two-time winner on the European Senior Tour in 2013.