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Mark  Johnson

Mark Johnson

Helendale, CA

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Barstow, CA
  • Residence: Helendale, CA
  • Age: 58
  • Turned Pro: 1998

Champions Tour Victories

(1) 2005,Toshiba Senior Classic.

Other Victories

(9): 1972 CIF Championship [indiv]. 1989 SCGA Mid-Amateur. 1990 SCGA Tournament of Club Champions. 1993 SCGA Mid-Amateur. 1994 SCGA Mid-Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur. 1996 California State Amateur, SCGA Tournament of Club Champions. 1997 SCGA Tournament of Club Champions.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$2,430 (116)

Champions Tour Best Round

70 at Round 1, Allianz Championship.

Career Best Champions Tour Finishes

1-- Toshiba Senior Classic.

Career Highlights

2011: Made just three starts, with his best showing a T35 at the Toshiba Classic in March. 2010: Lone appearance was a T43 at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee. 2009: Made nine starts with best finishes a T32 at both the Toshiba Classic and the Principal Charity Classic. 2008: Made 16 appearances, with best finish a T13 at the Toshiba Classic. 2007: In 25 starts, his best performance was a T10 at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2005: Carried his success as the medalist at the 2004 National Qualifying Tournament into the regular season as he finished 28th on the money list in his first full season on the circuit. Became the third consecutive medalist to finish in the top 30 on the final money list, joining Des Smyth (2002) and Mark McNulty (2003). Undoubtedly, highlight of his season came in March when he broke through for his first Champions Tour victory in a spectacular way. Clinging to a two-stroke lead on the final hole at the Toshiba Senior Classic, he drained an L-wedge shot from 89 yards for an eagle on the 510-yard 18th hole. After hitting his wedge slightly past the hole, the ball rolled back into the cup for his second eagle in the round and gave him a comfortable four-stroke advantage over Keith Fergus and Wayne Levi. Got himself into contention on Saturday with an 8-under-par 63, his career-low score, matching the best second round in tournament history. His winning check of $247,500 was the best of his brief pro career and also surpassed his previous earnings as a professional...Backed up California victory with a T3 at the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Austin in early May. Jumped into contention midway through the final round at The Hills CC before eventually finishing five strokes back...Was T8 at the Bruno's Memorial Classic. 2004: Appeared in just nine events, five of those through open qualifying...Registered his best finish of the campaign when he open-qualified for the Administaff Small Business Classic near Houston in October and finished T8 at Augusta Pines, the top effort by any open qualifier in 2004...Also T12 at the Farmers Charity Classic after open qualifying at Grand Rapids...Captured medalist honors at the National Qualifying Tournament at the King and Bear at World Golf Village in Florida, where he was a two-stroke winner over Tom McKnight. Posted six sub-par rounds along the way, including an 8-under-par 64 in the final round. 2003: Earned a conditional exemption for 2004 after finishing 14th at the 2003 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the TPC Eagle Trace in Florida. One of two players tied for 14th after 72 holes at even-par 288, but claimed the 14th spot after a birdie on the second playoff hole. Earned a position in the Q-School finals after earning co-medalist honors at the Regional Qualifier in Calimesa, CA...Played on the Canadian Tour and was fourth on the Canadian Tour money list, with $47,451...Played in 10 events and made seven cuts, with his best finishes a pair of T2s at the TravelTex.com Canadian Tour Challenge and the Greater Vancouver Classic. Shared first-place money in Vancouver after an amateur, James Lepp, won the title...Named the Most Improved International Player...Made one start on the Nationwide Tour and was 46th at the Alberta Calgary Classic, where he earned $1,633...Also played at the Bell Canadian Open but missed the cut.

Personal

Drove a Budweiser beer truck for 18 years before embarking on a professional golf career...His parents got him started in the game at age 9 in California...Biggest thrills in golf were winning the California State Amateur and his first Champions Tour win...Top athlete is Tiger Woods and enjoys Mexican food...Involved with a charity golf tournament in his hometown which carries his name and is helping to raise funds for a new middle school in the Helendale Unified School District...His Web site is beermangolf.com.