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Lonnie Nielsen

  • Birthplace: Belle Plaine, Iowa
  • Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 29, 1953
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • College: University of Iowa
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Earned a full-exempt Champions Tour status in 2004 by finishing T-4 in the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament. . . Was just one of five players in the field to record four sub-par rounds. . .Earned a spot in the finals by finishing third in the 2003 Callaway Golf Senior Club Professional Championship. . .After turning 50, twice open qualified for the Champions Tour and finished T-47 in the Constellation Energy Classic near Baltimore and T-31 at the Turtle Bay Championship in Hawaii. . .Preceded Champions Tour career by winning the 2003 Otesago Senior Open Championship and T-3 in the 2003 Eastern PGA Club Professional Championship . . .Former director of golf at Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora, N.Y.. . Winner, 1986, '87, '89 national PGA Club Professional Player of the Year Award. . .A 12-time winner of the Western New York PGA Player of the Year award. . .A nine-time winner of the Western New York PGA Section Championship, 1988 PGA Stroke Play Championship, 1988, '89 PGA Match Play Championship, 1985, '89 New York State Open, and a 10-time winner of the Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. . .Competed on the PGA Tour full time from 1978-83. In 146 starts finished in the Top-10 twice with best finishes a tie for fifth in the 1979 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad City Open (now John Deere Classic); a T-8 in the 1980 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic and a T-11 in the 1986 PGA Championship. . .Established more than 40 course records, with his career-best a 61 at Pima Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., and at Dragon Ridge Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev. . .Has recorded 11 holes in one.

Career Victories

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Other
1984 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 1985 New York State Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1986 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1987 Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1988 PGA Match Play Championship, PGA Stroke Play Championship. 1989 New York State Open, Western New York Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship, PGA Match Play Championship. 1990 Western New York Open, Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1991 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 1993 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Open, Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1994 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship, Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1995 Western New York Open. 1996 Western New York Section PGA Championship. 1997 Western New York Open. 1998 Western New York Open, Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 1999 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 2000 Western New York Section PGA Championship. 2001 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 2002 Western New York PGA Match Play Championship. 2002 Western New York Open. 2003 Western New York Open.

Career Summary

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.43 (ranked 34th); money - $529,262 (ranked 36th); best finish - T-5th SAS Championship.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.91 (ranked 24th); money - $693,651 (ranked 26th); best finish - T-2nd 3M Championship.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.05 (ranked 30th); money - $694,212 (ranked 27th); best finish - 2nd JELD-WEN Tradition.

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