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Jay Overton

  • Birthplace: Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Residence: Innisbrook, Fla.
  • Birthdate: November 26, 1950
  • Age: 55
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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Player Notes

In his 29th year as the director of golf at Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs, Fla., site of the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic . . . Earned berth in the 67th Senior PGA Championship as a special invitee. . .Has enjoyed much success at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla. In the 1988 PGA Championship, Overton posted rounds of 68 and 66 in the first 36 holes, the best opening for a PGA Professional in the Championship, and was just five strokes from the lead. He struggled in the final two rounds with 76 and 74, finishing tied for 17th, which is the ninth best overall performance by a club professional in a PGA Championship. .. Winner, 2001, '02 PGA Senior Club Professional Player of the Year. . . Tied for 10th in Senior PGA Championship debut in 2002. . . In 1982, developed Golf Institute at Innisbrook and Tamarron, the largest resort-owned and operated golf school in North America, training more than 1,000 players annually. . . Attended Duke University on a football scholarship from 1960-70. . . Named NAIA All-American in 1973 at Campbell College in Buies Creek, N.C. . . .Member, NAIA national co-champion team. . . Was named head professional at Pinehurst Resort and Golf Club in 1975, overseeing all five of the resort's original five courses . .. Tied for fifth on Feb. 3, in the Royal Caribbean Classic for his best career finish in a Senior PGA Tour event. Earned a career-best paycheck of $63,800. . . Competed on the PGA Tour in 1993, the 1991 U.S. Open and eight PGA Championships, including a career-best finish of T-17 in 1988 at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla. . . During that Championship, Overton set the PGA Championship 36-hole standard for a PGA club professional, including a second-round 66. . . Has competed in 14 major championships. . . Winner, 2001 PGA Senior Club Professional Player of the Year Award, based on six top-25 finishes in Senior PGA Tour events, highlighted by a tie for sixth in the SAS Championship . . . Winner, 2001 North Florida PGA Senior Open, 2001 North Florida PGA Senior Championship, 2000 Senior PGA Tour Regional Qualifying School (by six strokes before failing to earn a berth in the finals). . . Winner, 1997-98 Southern Club Championships. . . Tied for second in the 2001 PGA Senior Club Professional Championship r and gained 50 points for winning the North Florida PGA Senior Championship. . . Winner, 1982 PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award (resort facilities), 1989 Chrysler National Putting Championship. . .

Career Summary

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.30 (ranked N/A); money $173,800 (ranked 72nd); best finish, T-6th SAS Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.17 (ranked 27th); money $345,903 (ranked 51st); best finish, T-5th Royal Caribbean Classic and Napa Valley Championship.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -17; top 10 finishes -1; stroke average 72.86 (ranked 75th); money $181,199 (ranked 71st); Best finish, T-4th ACE Group Classic. Claimed the 13th spot and a conditional exemption for 2004 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -10; top 10 finishes -1; stroke average 72.04 (ranked N/A); money $131,465 (ranked 78th); Best finish, T-8th, Constellation Energy Classic.

2005 Notes
Did not play any Champions Tour events in 2005.

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