1968: Tom Weiskopf wins the Buick Open Invitational for his 2nd win

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Weiskopf wins his 2nd PGA event at the Buick Open

On this day, In 1968 Tom Weiskopf won his second PGA Tour event at Warwick Golf & CC during the Buick Open Invitational.  Weiskopf turned pro in 1964 but didn’t get his first win until February of 1968 at the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational.  Six months after his first win he would collect his second by firing a three under par 69 for a 280 total.  He defeated Mike Hill by a single stroke int he 72 hole contest.  Hill (younger brother of Dave Hill), a rookie for Jackson, Michigan missed a six footer on the 18th green that would of forced a playoff.

Lee Trevino started the final day at -8 under par but finished with a disappointing 76 on the final day.  Trevino was still riding the wave of stardom he acquired by winning the 1968 U.S. Open at Oak Hill Country Club just three weeks prior.

1968 Buick Open Invitational Results

Player 1 2 3 4 Total Winnings
1 Tom Weiskopf 73 67 71 69 280 $25,000
2 Mike Hill 75 67 67 72 281 $15,000
3 Rod Horn 69 72 67 74 282 $9,375
4 Bob Lunn 72 71 72 68 283 $5,812
4 Rocky Thompson 71 71 71 70 283 $5,812
5 Julius Boros 70 69 75 70 284 $4,291
5 Johnny Pott 73 68 70 73 284 $4,291
5 Lee Trevino 70 68 70 76 284 $4,291

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