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Three members of the victorious Pro-Am team -- (from left) Lowell Rolquin, Scott Seymour, and Todd Lindenmuth -- accept their trophies from PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb.(Photo: The PGA of America)

Jacobs helps lead team to Pro-Am win at Oak Hill

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Known for his likeable demeanor as much as his skillful shotmaking, John Jacobs on Tuesday led his team to a hearty round of smiles and a spot in the winner's circle at the 69th Senior PGA Championship Pro-Am held at Oak Hill Country Club.

Jacobs, the 2003 Senior PGA Champion, and his four amateur partners, carded their 11th birdie on their final hole for a 13-under-par 57 total. Their bogey-free round also included an eagle on the par-4 14th hole. The amateurs with Jacobs were Scott Seymour, J. Lowell Rolquin, Kevin Carter and Todd Lindenmuth.

Jacobs was one of nine Senior PGA Champions who competed in the Pro-Am, with proceeds from the event supporting the PGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The PGA of America. The PGA Foundation helps promote interest and participation in the game by making the game more accessible to all segments of the population.

A total of 28 teams took their shot at Oak Hill's famed East Course, where the 69th Senior PGA Championship begins on Thursday. Defending Champion Denis Watson, D.A. Weibring and Joe Ozaki paced their respective teams to a share of second place with scores of 59. Ozaki played with Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

Jerry Pate, the 1976 U.S. Open champion, captained his team to a 60. The team led by four-time Senior PGA Champion Hale Irwin finished sixth at 9-under-par 61.

Four teams featuring Senior PGA Champions -- Allen Doyle (1999 Champion), Tom Watson (2001), Fuzzy Zoeller (2002) and Mike Reid (2005) -- matched the 62 tallied by two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer and his partners. Rochester native Jeff Sluman, the 1988 PGA Champion, headed five teams that finished at 63.

69th Senior PGA Championship Pro-Am Results
Tues., May 21, 2008
Oak Hill Country Club -- East Course
Rochester, N.Y.

(Professionals in caps)

JOHN JACOBS, Scott Seymour, J. Lowell Rolquin, Kevin Carter, Todd Lindenmuth, -13, 57
DENIS WATSON, Roger Warren, Jim Condon, Dave Marr, Brian Whitcomb, -11, 59
JOE OZAKI, Tom Queri, Bob Sansone, Jim Boeheim, Ralph Angelo, -11, 59
D.A. WEIBRING, Paul Sartori, Richard Wallman, D. Scott Mackesy, Jerry Ostrov, -11, 59
JERRY PATE, Jon Kropp, Dan Baker, Casey Morton, Bruce Popko, -10, 60
HALE IRWIN, Wayne LeChase, David H. Klein, Dennis Tepas, Zeke Duda, -9, 61
MIKE REID, Jim Durkin, Jerry Kane, Mike Fegley, Sam Martin, -8, 62
ALLEN DOYLE, Scott Kingston, Philip Faraci, David Ruschel, John Lacagnina, -8, 62
FUZZY ZOELLER, Gary Sheffler, James P. Laurito, Wes Von Schack, Will Von Schack, -8, 62
BERNHARD LANGER, Antonio Perez, James Marino, William Parrett, Jorge Kahwagi, -8, 62
TOM WATSON, Al Casey, Marty Glavin, Dan Burns, Brian Dwyer, -8, 62
CRAIG STADLER, Jeff Tomback, John Blake, Terry Clas, Tom Paredes, -7, 63
JEFF SLUMAN, Jonathan Judge, Brad Sluman, Tony Tortorella, John Morphy, -7, 63
JAY HAAS, Joe Steranka, Allen Wronowski, Tony Malone, Mike Mihalich, -7, 63
GIL MORGAN, Kenneth Field, Ken Lantz, Courtney Gardner, Mike Ciaramella, -7, 63
NICK PRICE, Bob Nakasone, Jerry Dellas, David Biscan, Steve Farrington, -7, 63
MARK O'MEARA, Tony Dibarnaba, Mike Lorenz, Andrew Sussan, Jim Gould, -6, 64
TOM PURTZER, John O'Neil, Alan Maguire, Bob Rude, Dennis M. Mullen, -6, 64
LONNIE NIELSEN, Howard Haims, Earnie Ellison, Michael Matney, John Gonzalez, -6, 64
GREG NORMAN, Phil Saunders, Ralph Fornuto, Ron Billitier, Jr., Ron Billitier, Sr., -5, 65
TOM KITE, David W. Oliker, Richard D'Ascoli, Michael Goonan, Robert Relph, -5, 65
LOREN ROBERTS, Jim Remy, Kevin Horey, Paul Fissel, John Morad, -5, 65
SANDY LYLE, Scott G. Ellsworth, John D'Andrea, Christopher Booth, Soham S. Patel, -4, 66
SCOTT SIMPSON, Jack Mahan, Joel Elmer, Brian Stewart, Mike Palmeri, -4, 66
CHARLES COODY, Charlie Whyte, Raymond Joseph, Nicholas Galante, Pat Tobin, -4, 66
KEITH FERGUS, Dave Balbierz, Brett Frazier, Mark S. Peterson, John Graham, -3, 67
TOM WARGO, Michael Warnagiris, Allan Cox, Todd Fasano, Jeremy Sockwell, -3, 67
IAN WOOSNAM, Brian Hickey, Neal Morrison, Arthur Roselle, Ken D'Arcy, -3, 67

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