On this day, In 1982 Wayne Levi wins the LaJet Classic by 6 strokes

Wayne Levi

1982: Wayne Levi shoots a first round 64 on his way to a wire to wire victory by six shots over Thomas Gray.

Wayne Levi needed only six holes to pick up three shots on the field en route to a final round of 68 and a convincing, 6 stroke victory at the LaJet Classic.  Levi, who led or shared the lead all the way, expanded his margin to seven strokes after only six holes and wasn’t threatened in winning for the second time this season.  He finished with a 271 total, 17 strokes under par on the 7,077 yard Fairway Oaks Golf and Racquet Club course.

Raymond Floyd, who was engaged in a tight battle with Craig Stadler for that year’s leading spot on the money list, left Abilene after shooting 146 for the first 36 holes thinking he would miss the cut. By the time Floyd learned he had not missed the cut, he had already returned to his home in Florida. Unable to make airline connections to meet his Saturday tee time, Floyd was forced to withdraw.

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