This week's tournaments



Event: Friendly's Classic

Site: Agawam, Mass.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Crestview Country Club (6,381 yards, par 72)

Purse: $600,000 (winner receives $90,000)

Television: None

Last year: Deb Richard closed with a 5-under 277 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Johnson. Richard had an 11-under 277 total.

Last week: Canada's Lisa Walters matched the tour's 72-hole record, shooting 67-67-65-66 for a 23-under 265 total in the Oldsmobile Classic at East Lansing, Mich. Wendy Ward set the record in the 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic. Donna Andrews finished second, six strokes back.

Skinny: Andrews, the tour's money leader with $525,944, has four straight runner-up finishes. She won the Longs Drugs Challenge in April. Becky Iverson set the course and tournament records in her 1995 victory, shooting a 9-under 63 in the second round en route to a 12-under 276.

Coming weeks:

Next week: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Atlantic City, N.J.

July 2-5: U.S. Women's Open, Kohler, Wis.

July 9-12: Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, Sylvania, Ohio

Senior PGA Tour

Event: Canada Senior Open

Site: Calgary, Alberta

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Glencoe Golf and Country Club (6,686 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.1 million (winner receives $165,000)

Television: None.

Last year: Jack Kiefer won at Etobicoke, Ontario, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Jim Colbert.

Last week: Japan's Isao Aoki won the BellSouth Senior Classic at Nashville, Tenn., shooting 62-66-70 for a two-stroke victory over Larry Nelson. Aoki also won the 1996 tournament.

Skinny: No. 7 Dave Stockton and No. 8 John Jacobs are the only players in the top 10 on the money list in the field. Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Graham Marsh and Jumbo Ozaki are playing in the U.S. Open.

Coming weeks:

Next week: Cadillac NFL Golf Classic, Clifton, N.J.

July 3-5: State Farm Senior Classic, Hobbit's Glen, Columbia

July 9-12: Ford Senior Players Championship, Dearborn, Mich.

Nike Tour

Event: Lehigh Valley Open

Site: Center Valley, Pa.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Center Valley Club (6,904 yards, par 72)

Purse: $225,000 (winner receives $40,500)

Television: None

Last year: Inaugural event

Last week: Doug Dunakey won the Cleveland Open, closing with consecutive 7-under 65s for a one-stroke victory. Dunakey, coming off a record-tying 59 in the Miami Valley Open, had an 18-under 270 total.

Skinny: Dunakey leads the money list with $101,578. The top 15 on the final list qualify for the 1999 PGA Tour.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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