GTE Northwest Classic

The GTE Northwest Classic was a professional golf tournament in the Seattle area on the Senior PGA Tour. Played for ten seasons, from 1986 through 1995, its inaugural event was at Sahalee Country Club[2] (now in Sammamish) and the last nine were at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. The title sponsor was GTE Northwest, a local telephone operating company headquartered in Everett.

GTE Northwest Classic
Tournament information
LocationKenmore, Washington, U.S.
Established1986
Course(s)Inglewood Golf Club
(1987–1995)
Par72
Length6,440 yards (5,889 m)[1]
Tour(s)Senior PGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 54 holes
Prize fund$600,000
Month playedSeptember
Final year1995
Tournament record score
Aggregate198 Mike Hill (1991)
To par–18 as above
Final champion
United States Walter Morgan
Kenmore is located in the United States
Kenmore
Kenmore
Location in the United States
Inglewood GC is located in Washington (state)
Inglewood GC
Inglewood GC
Location in Washington

Bruce Crampton was the only multiple winner, with victories at both venues; the only playoff was in 1994, won by Simon Hobday with a birdie on the third extra hole to defeat Jim Albus.[3] The purse for the final edition in 1995 was $600,000, with a winner's share of $90,000,[4] which was at the low end of the scale. The sponsors opted not to renew for 1996 and the event was discontinued.[5]

The senior tour returned to the Seattle area in 2005 with the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie.

WinnersEdit

Year Dates Champion Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
1995 Sep 8–10   Walter Morgan 68-68-67=203 −13 3 strokes 600,000 90,000
1994 Sep 2–4   Simon Hobday 70-69-70=209 −7 Playoff 550,000 82,500
1993 Aug 20–22   Dave Stockton 65-68-67=200 −16 4 strokes 500,000 75,000
1992 Aug 21–23   Mike Joyce 70-70-64=204 −12 2 strokes 450,000 67,500
1991 Aug 16–18   Mike Hill 68-66-64=198 −18 2 strokes 400,000 60,000
1990 Aug 24–26   George Archer 69-66-70=205 −11 2 strokes 350,000 52,500
1989 Aug 18–20   Al Geiberger 68-68-68=204 −12 3 strokes 350,000 52,500
1988 Jul 8–10   Bruce Crampton (2) 69-68-70=207 −9 1 stroke 300,000 45,000
1987 Aug 21–23   Chi-Chi Rodríguez 70-68-68=206 −10 1 stroke 300,000 45,000
1986 Aug 15–17   Bruce Crampton 67-71-72=210 −6 2 strokes 250,000 37,500

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GTE Northwest victory Morgan's first as senior". Boca Raton News. Florida. September 11, 1995. p. 2B.
  2. ^ a b "Bruce Crampton edges January for GTE seniors championship". Gainesville Sun. Florida. Associated Press. August 18, 1986. p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Hobday wins Classic". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 5, 1994. p. 5B.
  4. ^ "GTE Northwest Classic". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. September 11, 1995. p. D6.
  5. ^ Raley, Dan (April 13, 2004). "Senior golf stars returning to Seattle". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "2009 Champions Tour Official Media Guide". PGA Tour. p. 5:24–42.

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