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February 3, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE
Jim Benepe doesn't do things half way. He won the first tour tournament he ever entered, the Western Open in 1988. He also figured out a way to beat the troublesome sixth hole at Riviera, the one with the sand trap in the middle. Playing Riviera for the first time Thursday, Benepe got a hole in one on the sixth hole, his first ever in competition. Benepe, who used a 6-iron on the par-3, 163-yard hole, said: "I caught the ball high on my blade and I didn't think it was going to get over a bunker.
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February 3, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE
Jim Benepe doesn't do things half way. He won the first tour tournament he ever entered, the Western Open in 1988. He also figured out a way to beat the troublesome sixth hole at Riviera, the one with the sand trap in the middle. Playing Riviera for the first time Thursday, Benepe got a hole in one on the sixth hole, his first ever in competition. Benepe, who used a 6-iron on the par-3, 163-yard hole, said: "I caught the ball high on my blade and I didn't think it was going to get over a bunker.
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November 10, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Australian Peter Senior shot a 68 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the Australian PGA championship. Senior, using an elongated putter, finished 36-holes at 135, 9-under-par. He kept cool in today's difficult rain-swept conditions and fired six birdies over the par-72, 6,950-yard Riverside Oaks course. Mike Harwood of Australia carded a 69 which left him at 137, tied with American John Wilson and two strokes behind the leader. Wilson also fired a 69.
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February 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Dale Douglass, who began his 1988 playing schedule in sickly fashion last week, birdied two of the final three holes Friday for a 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after the opening round of the $300,000 Suncoast Seniors tournament at Tampa, Fla. A field of 72 competed under sunny skies and tricky winds at the recently opened 6,631-yard Tampa Palms course, where water comes into play on 11 of 18 holes. Douglass shrugged off a bogey-5 at the seventh hole with six birdies to stand at 5-under-par.
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October 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
David Frost and John Cook matched eight-under-par 64s to share the first round of the Las Vegas Invitational where 55 players shot 69 or better. Jim Benepe and Morris Hatalsky were one stroke off the lead. Benepe played at Desert Inn, Hatalsky at Las Vegas Country Club. Lon Hinkle, Ken Green and Tim Simpson had 66s at Las Vegas. Loren Roberts and Tom Byrum had the same scores at Spanish Trails. Of those nine leaders, all but Byrum and Roberts played in the morning half of the field.
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July 4, 1989 | Associated Press
It took Mark McCumber longer to get ready for Monday's sudden-death playoff at the Western Open than it did for him to win it. McCumber, who took an hour of treatment for his ailing back before teeing off, defeated Peter Jacobsen on the first extra hole to win the $1-million tournament. McCumber made a routine par-4 and Jacobsen--who lost last year's Western Open with a double bogey on the 72nd hole--three-putted from 40 feet, with his short par putt curling out of the cup.
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December 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Americans Scott Hoch and Tim Simpson and South African David Frost shot 5-under-par 67s today to share the first-round lead in the Million Dollar Challenge, which offers the largest prize in golf. The total purse for the four-day, 10-player event is $2.3 million, including $1 million for the winner. Frost, a leading money-winner on the U.S. pro tour, fired five birdies on the back nine to catch Hoch and Simpson.
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July 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Peter Jacobsen, seeking his first victory since 1984, shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday but finished bogey-bogey to have his lead drop from six shots to four after three rounds of the $900,000 Western Open golf tournament at Oak Brook, Ill. Jacobsen got a 4-iron second shot into a difficult position in a bunker on the 17th and failed to get down in two. On No. 18, his approach was short, then backed down a slope still farther away from the hole. He pitched within five feet but missed the putt.
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September 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Tour sophomore Nolan Henke shot a three-under-par 68 Sunday to outlast Barry Jaeckel and hold off Mark Wiebe and earn his first PGA victory in the $700,000 B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y. Henke, who never trailed in the tournament after sharing the first-round lead with Jim Hallet, finished 72 holes at En-Joie Golf Course in 268, 16 under par, and three strokes better than Wiebe, who overtook Jaeckel for second when he birdied No. 18 for a final-round 64. "I just tried to stay calm," said Henke.
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September 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Gary Player went to the winner's circle even before he got to the first tee. Player made up a two-shot deficit with a three-shot swing on one hole Saturday and tied the course record with an eight-under-par 64 for a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the PGA Seniors golf tournament at Richmond, Va.
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