Local Tournaments

May 21, 1998

Kemper Open

Tour: PGA

Where: TPC-Avenel, Potomac

When: June 4-7

Purse: $2 million (winner receives $360,000)

Defender: Justin Leonard

Yardage: 7,005 yards; par 71

Tickets: (Through May 31) Season grounds $120; season pavilion club $160; any one day book of 10, grounds $250; pavilion club $320; any one day ticket practice $10; tournament day $27; pavilion club $38. (After May 31) Practice $10; daily $30; pavilion club $40.

Last year: Journeyman Mark Wiebe carried a three-shot lead in the final round and led by four shots after seven holes only to crumble down the stretch. Wiebe missed a 2-foot par putt on No. 17 and a 3-foot par putt on No. 18 to shoot a 73 and hand Leonard the title. For Leonard, who shot a 67, it was his second PGA Tour victory.

State Farm Classic

Tour: Senior PGA

Where: Hobbit's Glen GC, Columbia

When: July 3-5

Purse: $1.25 million (winner receives $187,000)

Defender: New event

Yardage: 6,975 yards, par 72

Tickets: Season (includes practice rounds) $80; daily tournament $25; daily practice rounds (Monday-Tuesday) $10; (Wednesday-Thursday) $15. Information available from 410-964-0900

Pub Date: 5/21/98

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