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Dick Mast

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
3
Current Position
To Par: +3
Total Strokes: 73 - 71 - 74 - 69 : 287
T51   T48
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Bluffton, OH
  • Residence: Forest, VA
  • Age: 61
  • Turned Pro: 1972

Nationwide Tour Victories

(4) 1990,Ben Hogan Gulf Coast Classic, Ben Hogan Pensacola Open, Ben Hogan Ft. Wayne Open. 1999,NIKE New Mexico Classic.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$18,720 (96)

Champions Tour Best Round

68 at Round 1, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Greater Milwaukee Open.

Career Highlights

2011: Open-qualified for four events, including the final two full-field events of the year in Texas...Finished T27 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, the Insperity Championship and the AT&T Championship...Also made one start on the PGA TOUR, at the Viking Classic but withdrew after one round...Earned conditional status for the 2012 season by finishing T11 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament in Scottsdale, AZ. After a three-hole playoff, he claimed the 12th and final conditional spot. 2010: Played in two events, with a T67 at the Toshiba Classic his best finish...Also made two starts on the PGA TOUR and missed the cut in The Greenbrier Classic and the Turning Stone Championship. 2009: Made just two starts with best finish a T57 at the Principal Charity Classic...2008: Made just six appearances, with a T25 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach his top performance. 2007: Competed in 21 events, with a T6 at the SAS Championship his best effort. 2006: Made just 14 starts, but earned a partial-exemption for the 2007 season as a result of being 44th on the 2006 money list...Open-qualified for the Regions Charity Classic and finished T6 in Birmingham after starting with rounds of 69-66 at Ross Bridge. Trailed by one stroke after 36 holes, but closing-round 72 dropped him back...Opened eyebrows in his sixth start of the year, finishing third at the Senior British Open at Turnberry, his career performance in a senior major. The finish also matched the top effort of his Champions Tour career (also T3 at the 2002 Turtle Bay Championship). Shot a remarkable 36-hole score of 3-under 137 on the weekend in adverse weather conditions to move up from a T17 after the first 36 holes in Scotland. Jumped into contention Sunday by holing a 30-foot eagle putt on No. 17. Almost joined Loren Roberts and Eduardo Romero in the playoff, but left his 18-foot birdie putt on the lip on the 72nd hole. High finish and career-best check of $110,383 on the Ailsa Course propelled him to fully-exempt status for the remainder of the year through the re-order category...Contended again late in the season near Houston. Placed fourth at the rain-shortened Administaff Small Business Classic after being tied for the first-round lead. Along with Jay Haas and Tom Purtzer, shot 7-under 65 Friday, his low round of the year, and then added a 69 Saturday before Sunday rains forced officials to cancel the final round...Also made two starts on the Nationwide Tour, missing the cut at both the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs and the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. 2005: Made 16 starts and lone top-10 finish was a T5 at the Turtle Bay Championship, thanks to three consecutive rounds of 69 in Hawaii. Was among the leaders all three days...Had the year's longest-measured putt at 73 feet, one inch in the final round at the 3M Championship (No. 18). 2004: Made six appearances on the Champions Tour in 2004, open-qualifying for his first three starts. Best effort was a T18 in his first appearance at the Royal Caribbean Golf Classic...Earned conditional status for the 2005 Champions Tour season after placing 12th at the National Qualifying Tournament near St. Augustine, FL. Posted 16-under 416 total over six rounds at the King and Bear course at World Golf Village. 2003: T17 at the Senior PGA Championship. 2002: Was T3 at the 2002 Turtle Bay Championship in Hawaii, one stroke out of a playoff with Hale Irwin and Gary McCord. 2001: First joined the Champions Tour in the spring of 2001 and made his debut at the Bruno's Memorial Classic (T38)...Was fully exempt for the 2002 Champions Tour after finishing eighth at the 2001 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament. Grabbed the eighth and final fully-exempt position when he birdied the second playoff hole.

Personal

Biggest thrill in golf was finishing 32-under-par in a regional PGA TOUR qualifier in 1985...Heroes are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player...His father, a former club pro, got him started in golf as a child.