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Jim Chancey

  • Birthplace: Miami, Fla.
  • Residence: Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 26, 1952
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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Player Notes

Earned a conditional exemption for 2006 by finishing 11th at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament in California. Originally was among five players who T10 but slid into the 11th position when Danny Edwards made birdie on the first playoff hole for the 10th spot and he made par on the fourth playoff hole to claim the next spot. Spent much of the previous seasons playing on mini-tours, including the Sunbelt Senior Tour, where he ranks fifth in career earnings. Was fifth on the 2005 money list, with three titles, including the North Carolina Senior Open, the Myrtle Beach Invitational and the Sunbelt Senior Tour Team Championship. Made three starts on the Champions Tour in his career, including two appearances in the U.S. Senior Open (2002-03), where he missed the cut, as well as the 2002 Allianz Championship (T48). Played the PGA TOUR from 1978-81 and made 76 starts, with 43 cuts. Earned $43,100, with his best season coming in 1978 when he won $15,117 and finished T9 at the Hawaiian Open. Also made 12 appearances on the Nationwide Tour, earning $3,356. Biggest thrill in golf was playing the PGA TOUR. His father, a former club pro, got him started in the game. His hero is Jack Nicklaus. All-time favorite movie is "Blazing Saddles." Enjoys Mexican food. One course he would like to play is Winged Foot. His favorite golf courses are Riviera CC and Butler National. Loves playing competitive golf. Favorite athlete is Dan Marino. One of his hobbies is dogs.

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