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Quigley Can Take Champions Money Lead

Dana Quigley can take over the top spot on the Champions Tour with a victory at the Farmers Charity Classic near Grand Rapids, Mich., this week.
Quigley trails lead Hale Irwin by $137,897, and the first-place check is $225,000. Irwin is idle this week recuperating from back spasms which seized up on him at the U.S. Open. Irwin hopes to be ready to play at the U.S. Senior Open is Toledo, Ohio, next week.
Quigley will have played in four more tournaments ' 16 - after this week. Irwin has went to the tee only 12 times.
Bruce Lietzke could also surpass Irwin with a victory and a mediocre showing by Quigley. Lietzke has $831,804 in 11 appearances, Quigley $858,708, and Irwin atop the heap with $996,605.
The Champions Tour has not had a multiple winner in 15 tournaments this year. Allen Doyle hasnt won yet, but he has nine top-10 finishes. Irwin and Tom Jenkins are tied for second with eight each.
Jay Sigel won this tournament last year, the first time he had won since 1998. He made two eagles in the final round to accomplish the feat.
Related Links:
  • Full Coverage of the Farmer's Charity Classic
  • Champions Tour Statistical Preview