The final three spots in the FBR Open were filled following Monday’s qualifier at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Among those gaining entry into the 132-man field with a score of 7-under 65 were Brady Stockton, a former Arizona State player, Scott Piercy, a pro from Las Vegas, and Bubba Dickerson, a pro from Florida who tied for 13th at last fall’s PGA Tour qualifying school but was unable to get into the tournament on his current status.
Tournament organizers said that of the 101 players who attempted to qualify, 50 had PGA Tour experience.
DALY’S VAN FOUND
John Daly’s 28-foot merchandise van was stolen early Sunday morning while parked near 28th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix. According to a Phoenix police spokesperson, the van was recovered along with approximately $80,000 in merchandise Sunday evening near 29th Avenue and Deer Valley Road in Phoenix.
The spokesperson said the van had not been broken into, only moved from its previous location. Daly is scheduled to sign autographs and sell his wares tonight at Hooters, where it was parked before the theft.
For those wishing to catch some of the local sports stars in pre-tournament action, the place to be today is Grayhawk Golf Club, where the Scottsdale Celebrity-Am gets under way at 9:30 a.m.
In the lineup are such former and current athletes as Mark Mulder, Royce Clayton, Chad Moeller, Bob Uecker, Dan Majerle, Neil Lomax, Ferguson Jenkins, Jeff Hornacek, Truck Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Tom Sneva, Robin Yount, Larry Wilson, Troy Glaus, Roy Green and Seth Joyner.
The event is open to the public.
WIVES PLAY, TOO
Members of the Tour Wives Association turn the tables on their husbands today in a nine-hole tournament that begins at 2 p.m. on the TPC of Scottsdale’s Desert Course.
That’s right, the husbands/ significant others caddie for the wives/girlfriends.
Kirk Triplett’s wife, Cathi, is in charge of the competition. In all, 38 women will take part in the competition for charity, including Brenda Calcavecchia and Melissa Lehman, whose husbands Mark and Tom have both claimed an FBR title, or in Calc’s case, three.