Gary Player was back on track at the Quadel Classic
1985 Quadel Seniors Classic – Gary Player has played in over 400 Champions Tour events but does it surprise you that he won his first one ever? He managed to win one or more victories in each of his first seven years on the circuit, nine of twelve years overall. And, he was Top 10 on the Champions Tour money list from 1986-1990.
Player won his first Champions Tour event taking the 1985 Quadel Seniors Classic in Boca Raton, FL. To make the load a little lighter this event was only three rounds that spanned from November 21-23. After the second round, Ken Still was in the lead and held off runs by Gary Player and Ben Smith by shooting a 67. In a turn of a events, Still faltered in the final round and gave away the event to Player, who shot a closing 68. Player had won by a margin of three strokes over Still & Jim Ferree.
The Quadel Seniors Classic was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour from 1983 to 1985. Interestingly, Arnold Palmer won it the other two times it was held. It was played in Boca Raton, Florida at the Boca Grove Plantation. The purse for the 1985 tournament was US $200,000, with $30,000 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 1983 as the Boca Grove Seniors Classic.