Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - National Qualifying Tournament Preview
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DATES: Tuesday, November 16th through Friday, November 19th
SITE: TPC Eagle Trace, Coral Springs, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT: Arthur Hills (1983)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,040
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 396 Yds10 - Par 5 526 Yds
2 - Par 4 442 Yds11 - Par 3 214 Yds
3 - Par 3 189 Yds12 - Par 4 391 Yds
4 - Par 4 367 Yds13 - Par 4 452 Yds
5 - Par 5 521 Yds14 - Par 4 376 Yds
6 - Par 4 369 Yds15 - Par 5 540 Yds
7 - Par 3 193 Yds16 - Par 4 406 Yds
8 - Par 5 548 Yds17 - Par 3 180 Yds
9 - Par 4 460 Yds18 - Par 4 470 Yds
36 3,485 Yds36 3,555 Yds
Annual:  26th
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Peter Senior (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Ronnie Black, Steve Haskins, Joe Ozaki
Tournament Record (72 Holes):  267 (Peter Senior, 2009)
Tournament Record (108 Holes):  407 (Mark Johnson, 2004)
90-Hole Record:  341 (Don Reese, Hajime Meshiai, 2004)
54-Hole Record:  196 (Steve Haskins, 2009)
18-Hole Record:  62 (DeWitt Weaver, 1990 - Westin Mission Hills;
  Bill Holstead, 2000 - Bonnet Creek Golf Club)
Total Purse:  $200,000
Shares:  1st Place - $30,000; 2nd Place - $21,000; 3rd Place - $15,000
2009 Finish
Peter Senior267Bruce Vaughan272
Ronnie Black270Jim Roy272
Steve Haskins270R.W. Eaks273
Joe Ozaki270Jack Ferenz273
Kirk Hanefeld272John Ross273
Past National Qualifying Tournament Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Peter Senior (267) -- Ronnie Black, Steve Haskins, Joe Ozaki
2008Robert Thompson (281) -- John Morse
2007Rick Rhoden/Gene Jones (279) -- Mitch Adcock, Rick Karbowski
2006Boonchu Ruangkit (277) -- Ray Stewart
2005Massy Kuramoto (429) -- Kirk Hanefeld
2004Mark Johnson (407) -- Tom McKnight
2003Mark McNulty (275) -- Mark James
2002Des Smyth (275) -- Seiji Ebihara
2001Howard Twitty (276) -- Larry Ziegler
2000Bob Gilder (269) -- Bill Holstead, Terry Mauney
1999Mark Hayes (277) -- Howard Twitty, Stewart Ginn
1998Allen Doyle (275) -- Bruce Fleisher
1997David Lundstrom (276) -- Jose Maria Canizares
1996Bob Dickson (278) -- Will Sowles
1995Masaru Amano (279) -- John Jacobs, Bobby Stroble
1994Tommy Aycock (278) -- Walter Morgan
1993Bill Hall (284)
1992Larry Gilbert (276) -- Harry Toscano, Doug Dalziel, Bob Wynn
1991Dick Goetz/Tommy Aycock (292) -- J.C. Goosie, John Paul Cain
1990Simon Hobday (271) -- Jack Kiefer
1989Rocky Thompson (281)
1988Al Chandler (280)
1987Doug Dalziel (285)
1986Jim King (284)
1985Buck Adams (427)

Top Players in the Field
Fulton Allem3 PGA Tour victories, Won 1993 NEC World Series of Golf
Ronnie Black2 PGA Tour victories
Phil BlackmarWon 2009 AT&T Championship, 3 PGA Tour victories
Bobby ClampettWon 1982 Southern Open on PGA Tour
Keith Clearwater2 PGA Tour wins, Won 1987 Colonial National Invitation
R.W. Eaks4 Champions Tour victories
Mike GoodesWon 2009 Allianz Championship
Mark JohnsonWon 2005 Toshiba Senior Classic and 2004 Q-School
James MasonWon 2002 NFL Golf Classic
Blaine McCallister5 PGA Tour victories
John MorseWon 1995 United Airlines Hawaiian Open on PGA Tour
Boonchu RuangkitWon 2006 Champions Tour Q-School
Jim Rutledge6 Canadian Tour victories, 1 Nationwide Tour win
Robert ThompsonWon 2008 Champions Tour Q-School
Bruce VaughanWon 2008 Senior British Open

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Keith Clearwater
Darkhorse - Steve Haskins
Last Week's Pick to Win (John Cook) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Corey Pavin) - Finished tied for 10th
The Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament returns to Florida for the 19th time, as TPC Eagle Trace plays host to 78 players seeking entrance to the over-50 circuit. This is the fifth year that TPC Eagle Trace has hosted this event.

Last year, Australia's Peter Senior rallied to win, making five birdies over his last nine holes for a five-under 66 in the final round. Senior finished at 17-under 267 for a three-shot win over Ronnie Black, Steve Haskins and Joe Ozaki at the TPC Scottsdale. Senior will not be on hand to defend his title, as he finished 20th on the 2010 Champions Tour money list, earning $821,667. His best finish was a tie for second at the Regions Charity Classic in May.

In 2008, Robert Thompson carded a pair of late birdies in the final round to shoot two-under 70 and take medalist honors. Thompson finished at seven-under- par 281. John Morse, who led after each of the first three rounds, closed with an even-par 72 to take second place at minus-six. Thompson also was co- medalist at the 1981 PGA Tour Q-School. Thompson joined Allen Doyle and Massy Kuramoto as the only players to earn medalist honors at the PGA Tour and Champions Tour Q-Schools.

Former major league pitcher Rick Rhoden shared medalist honors in 2007 with Gene Jones. Rhoden, who held at least a share of the lead after all four days, closed with a three-under 69 in the final round. Jones had a four-under 68 to tie him. They ended at nine-under 279, four shots ahead of Mitch Adcock and Rick Karbowski. Rhoden, who shot par or better in all four rounds, made five birdies and two bogeys in the final round. He pitched 16 seasons in the major leagues with four different teams.

In 2006, Thailand's Boonchu Ruangkit fired rounds of 65-72-66-74 to come away with medalist honors. Ruangkit went wire-to-wire to finish at 11-under-par 277 for a two-shot win over Ray Stewart. Ruangkit was a five-time winner on the Asian Tour.

The top-five finishers of this tournament will receive full exemptions in 2011 on the Champions Tour. The next seven finishers, Nos. 6-12, get conditional status next year. The top-30 finishers and ties are eligible to compete for spots in open qualifiers at all cosponsored events. The top-30 and ties will also receive a portion of the $200,000 prize money.

Other states besides Florida to host this event are: California (5) and Arizona (2).

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As of November 15, 2010, at 01:26 PM ET