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MFT Tour — Eastern Open Championship at Merion Golf Club

Eastern Open Championship

                        Merion Golf Club, Round 1

Jerry Pate Breaks Course Record

Pate Leads by a Stroke after shooting 63

 

Sets Merion East Course Record

It was a day ripe for low rounds with the course soft after intermittent rain the three days before the tournament and the greens neither too fast nor too slow. The day was calm but mid-morning a light wind blew up from the South that shifted to the West, but did little to slow the pounding the field gave the old East Course. Over a third of the field broke par, and Jerry Pate broke the course record 64 held by Lee Mackey, Jr. (1950) and Ben Crenshaw (1981).  Pate came home in seven under and could have shot an eight under 62 if he hadn’t bogeyed the 18th.  Gay Brewer tied the course record with a six under 64 only to finish a shot out of the lead. Pressing Pate and Brewer at minus five are Fuzzy Zoeller, George Bayer, and Lanny Wadkins.

The Leader Board

Eastern Open Round 1   Leaderboard

Pos

Golfer

Tot

Thru

Today

R1

R2

R3

R4

Str

Prize

Pts

1

Jerry PATE (United States)

-7

F

-7

63

63

2

Gay BREWER (United States)

-6

F

-6

64

64

T3

Fuzzy ZOELLER (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T3

George BAYER (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T3

Lanny WADKINS (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T6

Peter ALLISS (England)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T6

Bob ROSBURG (United States)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T6

Bobby NICHOLS (United States)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T9

George BURNS (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Kel NAGLE (Australia)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Tony JACKLIN (England)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Julius BOROS (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Hubie GREEN (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Paul HARNEY (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Craig STADLER (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

Top Rounds

  Jerry Pate, Leader, Course Record 63 (-7)

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Pitching Wedge to 18’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

Goes for green with 3 wood to right side deep bunker, 16 yard pitch to 9’, putt made for birdie

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 Iron to 42’, lagged to 3’, putt made for par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

Pitching Wedge to 16’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

3 iron to 14’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

3 iron to 23’, putt made for birdie

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

Pitching Wedge to 6’, putt made for birdie

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 6’, putt made for birdie

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

4 iron pulled into left side deep bunker, 15 yard pitch to 11’, putt made to save par

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

Pitching Wedge to 12’, putt missed for birdie, 4’ putt made for par

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Pitching Wedge to 6’, putt made for birdie

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

8 iron to 21’, putt made for birdie

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 11’, putt made for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

8 iron to 24’, putt missed for birdie, 4’ putt made for par

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

Pitching Wedge to 4’, putt made for birdie

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

8 iron to 20’, putt missed for birdie,  tap in for par

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

3 wood to left side deep bunker, 33 yard pitch to 2’, putt made to save par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

Drive hooked into deep rough, 8 iron recovery to fairway, 7 iron to 46’, lagged to 5’, putt made for bogey

 Brewer waits to see if 64 will hold up for 1st round lead

Gay Brewer – 2nd Place, Tied Course Record 64 (-6)

1st Hole  Par 4 (350)

Pitching Wedge to 14’, putt made for birdie

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

Goes for green with 3 wood to short right fairway, 16 yard pitch to 6’, putt made for birdie

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 Wood to 54’, lagged to 3’, putt made for par

4th Hole  Par 5 (628)

Pitching Wedge to 6’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

Drive into deep right fairway bunker, 7 iron recovery, Pitching wedge to 10’, putt made to save par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

Drive into right rough,  3 wood long right into fescue, poor lie, 15 yard pitch to 12’, putt made to save par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

Pitching Wedge to 24’, putt made for birdie

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 5’, putt made for birdie

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

4 iron pulled into left side rough, 11 yard pitch to 3’, putt made to save par

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

Pitching Wedge to 11’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Drive pulled into left rough, pitching wedge to 16’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt for par

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

Drive sliced into trees,  pitching wedge to left side deep bunker, 30 yard pitch to 7’, putt made to save par

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 12’, putt made for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

Drive pushed into right deep fairway bunker, 7 iron recovery, 50 yard pitch to 5’, putt made to save par

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

Pitching Wedge to 2’, putt made for birdie

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

8 iron to 26’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt for par

17th Hole Par 3 (246)

2 iron to 68’, lagged to 6’, putt made for par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

2 iron to 32’, putt for birdie missed, 6’ putt for par

 Top of the Leader Board After First Round

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Eastern Open Round 1   Leaderboard

Pos

Golfer

Tot

Thru

Today

R1

R2

R3

R4

Str

Prize

Pts

1

Jerry PATE (United States)

-7

F

-7

63

63

2

Gay BREWER (United States)

-6

F

-6

64

64

T3

Fuzzy ZOELLER (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T3

George BAYER (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T3

Lanny WADKINS (United States)

-5

F

-5

65

65

T6

Peter ALLISS (England)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T6

Bob ROSBURG (United States)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T6

Bobby NICHOLS (United States)

-4

F

-4

66

66

T9

George BURNS (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Kel NAGLE (Australia)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Tony JACKLIN (England)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Julius BOROS (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Hubie GREEN (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Paul HARNEY (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T9

Craig STADLER (United States)

-3

F

-3

67

67

T16

Roger MALTBIE (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Gardner DICKINSON, Jr. (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Jack FLECK (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

John SCHLEE (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Larry NELSON (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Al GEIBERGER (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Bob CHARLES (New Zealand)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Billy MAXWELL (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Gene LITTLER (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Sandy LYLE (Scotland)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Curtis STRANGE (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Bill ROGERS (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Doug FORD (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Johnny POTT (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Dan SIKES (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Art WALL, Jr. (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Charles COODY (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Miller BARBER (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Johnny MILLER (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Don POOLEY (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Bruce DEVLIN (Australia)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

Larry HINSON (United States)

-2

F

-2

68

68

T16

David FROST (South Africa)

-2

F

-2

68

68

 

Eastern Open Championship                        

Marion Golf Club – Round 2

Merion Manhandled by Field Again

Four Golfers Challenge One Day Old Course Record

 Brewer’s Back to Back 64s Leads Field

 Brewer sticks another wedge near the pin

After a light soaking rain overnight, the soggy course and slow greens allowed the field to throw darts at the pins and pummel the vaunted old East Course. Four separate golfers challenged the course record set in round one by Jerry Pate with a 63.  Brewer, who shot his second straight 64), Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, and Tom Weiskopf each had a shot at tying or besting the record but fell short.  Geiberger, Beck, and Brewer shot 64 and Weikopf 66, after double bogeying the 18th. Jerry Pate followed up is record-setting round yesterday with a crisp 67 and fell two strokes off the lead.  Geiberger with his 64 shot up to third place, four strokes off the lead. Bobby Nichols, Craig Stadler, and Larry Nelson are five strokes back, while a handful of golfers sit at six strokes back.

The Leader Board

1

Gay BREWER (United States)

-12

F

-6

64

64

128

2

Jerry PATE (United States)

-10

F

-3

63

67

130

3

Al GEIBERGER (United States)

-8

F

-6

68

64

132

T4

Bobby NICHOLS (United States)

-7

F

-3

66

67

133

T4

Craig STADLER (United States)

-7

F

-4

67

66

133

T4

Larry NELSON (United States)

-7

F

-5

68

65

133

T7

George BAYER (United States)

-6

F

-1

65

69

134

T7

Charles COE (United States)

-6

F

-5

69

65

134

T7

Curtis STRANGE (United States)

-6

F

-4

68

66

134

T7

Julius BOROS (United States)

-6

F

-3

67

67

134

T7

Fuzzy ZOELLER (United States)

-6

F

-1

65

69

134

T12

Lanny WADKINS (United States)

-5

F

E

65

70

135

T12

Jim COLBERT (United States)

-5

F

-5

70

65

135

T12

Jim JAMIESON (United States)

-5

F

-4

69

66

135

T12

Bert YANCEY (United States)

-5

F

-4

69

66

135

T12

Bob GOALBY (United States)

-5

F

-4

69

66

135

T12

David GRAHAM (Australia)

-5

F

-5

70

65

135

T12

Tony JACKLIN (England)

-5

F

-2

67

68

135

T12

Billy MAXWELL (United States)

-5

F

-3

68

67

135

 

The Leaders’ Rounds

Gay_Brewer Gay Brewer (leader)  64-64  128 (-12)
Second round

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Pitching Wedge to 6’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

3 Wood (2nd shot) in left rough, poor lie, 86 yard pitch to 18’, purr for birdie missed, tap in for par

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 Iron to 70’, lagged to 2’, putt made for par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

Pitching Wedge to 5’, putt made for birdie

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

Drive into right rough, 3 wood short left of green, 13 yard pitch to 3’, putt made to save par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

Drive into right rough, 3 wood into right side deep bunker, 22 yard pitch to 9’, putt made to save par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

9 iron long right into rough, 9 yard pitch to 7’, putt made to save par

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 8’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

5 iron pulled to 31’, putt made for birdie

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

Drive into right rough, pitching wedge to 8’, putt made for birdie

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

9 iron to 20’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

Pitching Wedge to 7’, putt made for birdie

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 11’, putt made for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

6 iron to 14’, putt made for birdie

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

Pitching Wedge to 12’, putt made for birdie

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

9 iron to 15’, putt missed for birdie,  tap in for par

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

3 wood to 13’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

Drive pushed into right rough, poor lie, 7 iron recovery back to fairway, 9 iron to 39’, putt for par missed, 3’ putt made for bogey

Jerry_Pate Jerry Pate, 2nd Place, 63-67   130 (-10)

Second Round

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Pitching Wedge to 14’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

3 Wood (2nd shot), pitching wedge to 6’, putt made for birdie

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 Iron to 68’, lagged to 7’, putt made for par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

2 iron laid up, 88 yard pitch to 8’, putt made for birdie

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

3 wood to right of green, 19 yard pitch to 5’, putt made to save par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

Drive into right rough, 3 wood into right side rough, 22 yard pitch to 9’, putt made to save par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

9 iron to 44’, putt for birdie missed, 19’ putt made to save par

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 11’, putt missed for birdie 5’ putt made to save  par

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

5 iron pulled to 32’, putt missed for birdie, 5’ putt made for par

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

Drive into left rough, pitching wedge to 12’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Pitching wedge to 11’,  putt made for birdie

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

Pitching Wedge short into rough, 7 yard pitch to 2’, putt made to save par

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 11’, putt made for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

Drive sliced into right rough, poor lie, 7 iron recovery into left rough, 83 yard pitch to 13’, putt to save par missed, tap in for bogey

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

5 iron to 11’, putt for birdie missed, 2’ putt for par

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

7 iron to 28’, putt made for birdie

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

3 wood to 13’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

Drive hooked into left rough, poor lie, 7 iron recovery back to fairway, 9 iron to 50’, putt lagged to 6’, putt made for bogey

Al_Geiberger Al Geiberger, 3rd Place, 68-64  132 (-8)

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Pitching Wedge to 13’, putt made for birdie

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

3 Wood (2nd shot), pitching wedge to 14’, putt missed for birdie, 2’ putt for par

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

2 Iron to left deep bunker, 20 yard pitch to 1”, tap in for par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

3 wood to left rough, pitching wedge to 13’, putt made for birdie

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

Drive into right rough, 3 wood in fairway short of green, 24 yard pitch to 13’, putt to save par missed, tap in for bogey

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

6 iron to 23’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

Pitching Wedge to 26’ on fringe, putt for birdie missed, 2’ putt made for par

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 8’, putt made for birdie

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

4 iron pushed to right rougjh, 16 yard pitch to 3’, putt made to save par

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

76 yard pitch to 3’, putt made for birdie

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Drive hooked into left rough, 7 iron into left side rough, poor lie, 14 yard pitch to 7’, putt made to save par

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

Drive into right rough, pitching wedge to 6’, putt made for birdie

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 9’, putt made for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

5 iron to 27’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

Pitching wedge to 14’, putt made for birdie

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

6 iron to 27’, putt missed for birdie, 3’ putt made for par

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

2 iron to 34’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

3 wood to 48’, lagged to 3’, putt made for par

 

 Big Names Miss the Cut

Ken Venturi                141   +1

Hale Irwin

Frank Beard

Roberto de Vicinzo

Lionel Hebert

Scott Simpson

Dick Mayer                 142   +2

Don January

Jay Hebert

Arnold Palmer

Tommy Bolt                143   +3

Gary Player

Bruce Cramption

John Mahaffey

Billy Casper                        144   +4

Lou Graham

Dave Marr                  146   +6

Seve Ballesteros          147   +7

Andy North                 149   +9

Jerry_Pate   Gay_Brewer

Eastern Open Championship — Third Round

Merion Strikes Back

Pate-Brewer Showdown in Final Round

Merion finally woke up and redeemed her virtue, showing that she isn’t easy. A steady wind blew out of the Northeast, causing more problems off the tee. The green had firmed and were fast.  Only eight golfers broke par today, with the low round turned in by Wayne Levi, a 66 that moved him up into a tie for 5th place with Tom Watson and Bob Goalby.  Al Geiberger, who was in third place at -8 going into the weekend exploded, carding a 75 and falling into a tie for 13th place at -3.  Tom Watson tore up the front nine, shooting 31 and birdied the 10th to get to -10, but gave most of it back and ended up shoot 68 at -6 for the event.

Jerry Pate and Gay Brewer, both perhaps playing the best golf of their careers, are six strokes up the nearest competition, as a two horse race is looming on the final day.  Brewer started the day with a two stroke lead on Pate and built that lead to four strokes by the 8th hole. But he double bogeyed the ninth and the two started the back nine where they had begun the round, even par on the front with Brewer holding a two shot lead.  Pate tore up the back nine, shooting 31 and had a one stroke lead heading into the 18, but bogeyed the hole, while Brewer penciled in a par, to tie the contest up. Pate has yet to par the 18th.  It will be interesting if the event comes down to the final hole. Both golfers come into the final round at 197, -13 under par.

Brewer close up Gay Brewer, Co-Leader, 64-64-69   197 (-13)

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Drive sliced into fescue in right rough, pitching wedge to 34’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

Goes for green with Wood, lags from 40’ for eagle, makes 4’ putt for birdie

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 wood left of green in fescue, poor lie, 29 yard pitch to 9’,  putt made to save par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

Drive into left deep fairway bunker, 7 iron back on fairway, 3 iron lay up in front to creek, 50 yard pitch to 23’, putt made to save par

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

9 iron to 29’, putt missed for birdie, tap in for par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

4 iron into deep bunker behind green, 19 yard pitch to 9’, putt made to save par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

Drive pulled into left rough, 9 iron to 18’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt made for par

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 2’, putt made for birdie

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

4 iron tee shot into creek, penalty drop, 23 yard pitch to 16’, putt to save bogey missed, 5’ putt made for double bogey

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

89 yard pitch to 5’, putt made for birdie

 11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Drive pulled into left rough, 8 iron to 11’,  putt made to save birdie

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

9 iron to 19’, putt for birdie missed, 2’ putt made for par

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 1’, tap in for birdie

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

5 iron to 65’, lag to 1”, tap in for par

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

Drive into right deep bunker, 7 iron short of green, 36 yard pitch 14’, putt to save par missed, tap in for bogey

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

Drive pulled into left rough 6 iron to 35’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

2 iron to 38’, putt missed for birdie, 8’ putt missed for par, 3’ putt made for bogey

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

Drive pushed into right rough, 3 wood pulled left into fescue, 24 yard pitch to 8’, putt made to save par

Pate swing Jerry Pate, Co-Leader,  63-67-67  197 (-13)

1st Hole Par 4 (350)

Drive pulled into left rough, poor lie, seven iron in fairway short of green, 41 yard pitch to 9’, putt to save par missed, tap in for bogey

2nd Hole Par 5 (556)

Goes for green with 3 iron to right side rough, poor lie, 18 yard pitch to 13’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

3rd Hole Par 3 (256)

3 wood to 17’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt made for par

4th Hole Par 5 (628)

3 wood second shot, 109 yard pitch to 20’, putt made for birdie

5th Hole Par 4 (504)

7 iron pushed into right side rough, 19 yard pitch to 4’, putt made to save par

6th Hole Par 4 (487)

4 iron to 29’, putt missed for birdie, 3’ putt made for par

7th Hole Par 4 (360)

Drive pulled into left rough, 9 iron to 18’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt made for par

8th Hole Par 4 (359)

Pitching wedge to 21’, putt missed for birdie, 3’ putt made for par

9th Hole Par 3 (236)

4 iron tee shot to 8’, putt for birdie missed, tap in for par

10th Hole Par 4 (303)

98 yard pitch to 5’, putt made for birdie

11th Hole Par 4 (367)

Pitching wedge to right rough, 14 yard pitch to 6’, putt made to save par

12th  Hole Par 4 (403)

Drive pushed into right rough, 9 iron to 3’, putt made for birdie

13th Hole Par 3 (115)

Pitching Wedge to 9’, putt missed for birdie, 3 ‘ putt made for par

14th Hole Par 4 (464)

4 iron to 41’, putt made for birdie

15th Hole Par 4 (411)

9 iron to 11’, put made for birdie

16th   Hole Par 4 (420)

6 iron to 22’, putt for birdie missed, 3’ putt made for par

 17th Hole Par 3 (246)

2 iron to 34’, putt missed for birdie, 3’ putt made for par

18th Hole Par 4 (521)

Drive pushed into right rough, 3 wood rolls back off front of green, 28 yard pitch to 18’, putt missed to save par, tap in for bogey

Leader Board after Round 3

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Eastern Open Round 3 Leaderboard
Pos Golfer Tot Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Str Prize Pts
T1 Jerry PATE (United States) -13 F -3 63 67 67 197
T1 Gay BREWER (United States) -13 F -1 64 64 69 197
T3 Craig STADLER (United States) -7 F E 67 66 70 203
T3 Bobby NICHOLS (United States) -7 F E 66 67 70 203
T5 Wayne LEVI (United States) -6 F -4 71 67 66 204
T5 Tom WATSON (United States) -6 F -2 69 67 68 204
T5 Bob GOALBY (United States) -6 F -1 69 66 69 204
8 Ben CRENSHAW (United States) -5 F -1 70 66 69 205
T9 Bob CHARLES (New Zealand) -4 F -1 68 69 69 206
T9 Fuzzy ZOELLER (United States) -4 F +2 65 69 72 206
T9 Lanny WADKINS (United States) -4 F +1 65 70 71 206
T9 Julius BOROS (United States) -4 F +2 67 67 72 206
T13 Dave STOCKTON (United States) -3 F -3 70 70 67 207
T13 Al GEIBERGER (United States) -3 F +5 68 64 75 207
T15 Larry HINSON (United States) -2 F -1 68 71 69 208
T15 Charles COODY (United States) -2 F +1 68 69 71 208
T15 David GRAHAM (Australia) -2 F +3 70 65 73 208
T15 Jim JAMIESON (United States) -2 F +3 69 66 73 208
T15 Charles COE (United States) -2 F +4 69 65 74 208
T20 Jodie MUDD (United States) -1 F -1 70 70 69 209
T20 Don POOLEY (United States) -1 F +1 68 70 71 209
T20 Dave RAGAN (United States) -1 F +3 70 66 73 209
T20 Jack NICKLAUS (United States) -1 F +3 69 67 73 209
T20 Larry NELSON (United States) -1 F +6 68 65 76 209
T25 Peter THOMSON (Australia) E F E 72 68 70 210
T25 Lee TREVINO (United States) E F E 69 71 70 210
T25 Grier JONES (United States) E F E 69 71 70 210
T25 Gil MORGAN (United States) E F +1 71 68 71 210
T25 Leonard THOMPSON (United States) E F +2 69 69 72 210
T25 Payne STEWART (United States) E F +2 69 69 72 210
T25 Chip BECK (United States) E F +4 72 64 74 210
T25 Billy MAXWELL (United States) E F +5 68 67 75 210
T25 Jim COLBERT (United States) E F +5 70 65 75 210

 Pate wins Champion, Jerry Pate, collects trophy and a fat pay check

MFT Tour — Midwestern Open Championship — Final Round

Jerry Pate Wins Easily as Brewer and Field Collapse

The wind was up and out of the West. The course in normal condition but the greens dried out and clipped short.  It wasn’t a good day to put up a big low number, but a day that a round could go sideways very quickly.  Jerry Pate and Gay Brewer had dominated the course and scoreboard for three rounds, both 13 under par. Marion wasn’t having it.  Pate got off to a hot start dropping a 20′ putt for birdie on the first hole and a 17 footer on number two.  Brewer three putted the first hole for bogey and suddenly found himself down by three strokes.  Pate gave a stroke back with a bogey on the third hole by blasting out of a deep bunker across the green, but got it back again with his putter, draining a 38′ birdie putt on the 5th.  He was three up again.  That  increased to a four shot lead when Brewer missed a six foot putt to save par on the 6th hole.  Both golfers limped off the front nine, having shot bogey-double bogey on the 8th and 9th.  Pate was out in 37 and Brewer in 41.  Pate dropped a six foot birdie putt to go up five strokes.  Brewer would have to turn things around fast to make it contest.  Brewer made up one stroke when Pate hacked it around the green and took a bogey on the 11th.  Both golfers bogeyed the 12th, so Pate maintained a four stroke lead with six holes to play. That was as close as Brewer would get, bogeying the next four holes, while Pate wemt par-bogey-birdie-par.  Heading into the last two holes, Pate had a four stroke lead on Tom Watson, who shot 69, and was in the clubhouse at seven under and in second place.  Brewer had imploded and was tied with five other golfers in fifth place at -3, plus ten for the round. Oh, and the curiosity about Pate not being able to par the 18th in the previous three rounds.  In didn’t par it again,  he nailed a 37′ putt for birdie, putting an exclamation point on the end of his victory statement.  I guess the hole looks a lot bigger with a four stroke lead on the final green.

Final Leader Board

ASG Golf MFT Tour v3.1.0.6
Eastern Open Final Leaderboard
Pos Golfer Tot Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Str Prize Pts
1 Jerry PATE (United States) -11 F +2 63 67 67 72 269 $900,000 550
2 Tom WATSON (United States) -7 F -1 69 67 68 69 273 $540,000 315
3 Jim JAMIESON (United States) -5 F -3 69 66 73 67 275 $340,000 200
4 Dave STOCKTON (United States) -4 F -1 70 70 67 69 276 $240,000 140
T5 Larry NELSON (United States) -3 F -2 68 65 76 68 277 $158,214 91
T5 Don POOLEY (United States) -3 F -2 68 70 71 68 277 $158,214 91
T5 Charles COE (United States) -3 F -1 69 65 74 69 277 $158,214 91
T5 Al GEIBERGER (United States) -3 F E 68 64 75 70 277 $158,214 91
T5 Ben CRENSHAW (United States) -3 F +2 70 66 69 72 277 $158,214 91
T5 Bobby NICHOLS (United States) -3 F +4 66 67 70 74 277 $158,214 91
T5 Gay BREWER (United States) -3 F +10 64 64 69 80 277 $158,214 91
T12 Bruce DEVLIN (Australia) -2 F -3 68 69 74 67 278 $98,000 62
T12 Lanny WADKINS (United States) -2 F +2 65 70 71 72 278 $98,000 62
T12 Fuzzy ZOELLER (United States) -2 F +2 65 69 72 72 278 $98,000 62
T12 Bob CHARLES (New Zealand) -2 F +2 68 69 69 72 278 $98,000 62
T12 Bob GOALBY (United States) -2 F +4 69 66 69 74 278 $98,000 62
T17 Julius BOROS (United States) -1 F +3 67 67 72 73 279 $77,500 54
T17 Wayne LEVI (United States) -1 F +5 71 67 66 75 279 $77,500 54
19 Grier JONES (United States) E F E 69 71 70 70 280 $70,000 52
T20 Ray FLOYD (United States) +1 F -3 70 69 75 67 281 $56,200 49
T20 Bernhard LANGER (Germany) +1 F E 72 66 73 70 281 $56,200 49
T20 Dave RAGAN (United States) +1 F +2 70 66 73 72 281 $56,200 49
T20 David GRAHAM (Australia) +1 F +3 70 65 73 73 281 $56,200 49
T20 Craig STADLER (United States) +1 F +8 67 66 70 78 281 $56,200 49
T25 Tony JACKLIN (England) +2 F +1 67 68 76 71 282 $39,875 45
T25 Peter THOMSON (Australia) +2 F +2 72 68 70 72 282 $39,875 45
T25 Jack NICKLAUS (United States) +2 F +3 69 67 73 73 282 $39,875 45
T25 Jodie MUDD (United States) +2 F +3 70 70 69 73 282 $39,875 45
T29 Roger MALTBIE (United States) +3 F -3 68 70 78 67 283 $29,778 38
T29 Jumbo OZAKI (Japan) +3 F E 69 71 73 70 283 $29,778 38
T29 Dow FINSTERWALD (United States) +3 F E 71 69 73 70 283 $29,778 38
T29 Miller BARBER (United States) +3 F +1 68 72 72 71 283 $29,778 38
T29 Tom WEISKOPF (United States) +3 F +2 70 66 75 72 283 $29,778 38
T29 Payne STEWART (United States) +3 F +3 69 69 72 73 283 $29,778 38
T29 Gil MORGAN (United States) +3 F +3 71 68 71 73 283 $29,778 38
T29 Lee TREVINO (United States) +3 F +3 69 71 70 73 283 $29,778 38
T29 Charles COODY (United States) +3 F +5 68 69 71 75 283 $29,778 38
T38 Bert YANCEY (United States) +4 F -2 69 66 81 68 284 $20,500 30
T38 Al BALDING (Canada) +4 F E 71 68 75 70 284 $20,500 30
T38 Orville MOODY (United States) +4 F E 72 68 74 70 284 $20,500 30
T38 Hubie GREEN (United States) +4 F +2 67 70 75 72 284 $20,500 30
T38 Johnny MILLER (United States) +4 F +3 68 68 75 73 284 $20,500 30
T38 Chip BECK (United States) +4 F +4 72 64 74 74 284 $20,500 30
T38 Larry HINSON (United States) +4 F +6 68 71 69 76 284 $20,500 30
T45 Doug FORD (United States) +5 F -1 68 72 76 69 285 $13,544 22
T45 Hal SUTTON (United States) +5 F E 70 70 75 70 285 $13,544 22
T45 Tony LEMA (United States) +5 F +1 70 69 75 71 285 $13,544 22
T45 Gene LITTLER (United States) +5 F +2 68 72 73 72 285 $13,544 22
T45 Gardner DICKINSON, Jr. (United States) +5 F +3 68 69 75 73 285 $13,544 22
T45 Mike SOUCHAK (United States) +5 F +3 69 69 74 73 285 $13,544 22
T45 Art WALL, Jr. (United States) +5 F +3 68 71 73 73 285 $13,544 22
T45 Kermit ZARLEY (United States) +5 F +3 69 71 72 73 285 $13,544 22
T45 Leonard THOMPSON (United States) +5 F +5 69 69 72 75 285 $13,544 22
T54 George ARCHER (United States) +6 F +2 70 68 76 72 286 $11,350 15
T54 Tim SIMPSON (United States) +6 F +4 70 68 74 74 286 $11,350 15
T54 Sandy LYLE (Scotland) +6 F +4 68 70 74 74 286 $11,350 15
T54 Bob ROSBURG (United States) +6 F +5 66 72 73 75 286 $11,350 15
T54 Howard TWITTY (United States) +6 F +5 71 69 71 75 286 $11,350 15
T54 Billy MAXWELL (United States) +6 F +6 68 67 75 76 286 $11,350 15
T60 Peter JACOBSEN (United States) +7 F +3 70 67 77 73 287 $10,800 9
T60 Kel NAGLE (Australia) +7 F +3 67 71 76 73 287 $10,800 9
T60 Mike HULBERT (United States) +7 F +4 70 68 75 74 287 $10,800 9
T60 Curtis STRANGE (United States) +7 F +4 68 66 79 74 287 $10,800 9
T60 Jack FLECK (United States) +7 F +5 68 72 72 75 287 $10,800 9
T65 Bob MURPHY (United States) +8 F +2 70 69 77 72 288 $10,150 3
T65 Keith FERGUS (United States) +8 F +4 69 69 76 74 288 $10,150 3
T65 Jack BURKE, Jr. (United States) +8 F +4 72 66 76 74 288 $10,150 3
T65 Dan SIKES (United States) +8 F +5 68 71 74 75 288 $10,150 3
T65 Tom KITE (United States) +8 F +5 71 69 73 75 288 $10,150 3
T65 George BAYER (United States) +8 F +6 65 69 78 76 288 $10,150 3
T65 Ted KROLL (United States) +8 F +6 72 68 72 76 288 $10,150 3
T65 Jim COLBERT (United States) +8 F +8 70 65 75 78 288 $10,150 3
T73 Paul HARNEY (United States) +9 F +5 67 70 77 75 289 $9,650 1
T73 John SCHLEE (United States) +9 F +7 68 71 73 77 289 $9,650 1
T75 David FROST (South Africa) +10 F +5 68 71 76 75 290 $9,400 1
T75 Bill ROGERS (United States) +10 F +6 68 70 76 76 290 $9,400 1
T75 Joey SINDELAR (United States) +10 F +6 71 69 74 76 290 $9,400 1
T78 George BURNS (United States) +11 F +5 67 73 76 75 291 $9,100 1
T78 Tommy AARON (United States) +11 F +7 69 71 74 77 291 $9,100 1
T78 Doug TEWELL (United States) +11 F +9 72 65 75 79 291 $9,100 1
81 Jack RENNER (United States) +12 F +7 70 70 75 77 292 $8,900 1
82 Peter ALLISS (England) +17 F +7 66 73 81 77 297 $8,800 1
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