Joins 2000 Tour
Three tied in ASGAIt was perfect weather and the American Senior Golf Association Tour professionals came to play in the opening round of the Florida Gateway Classic Thursday at Lake City Country Club.Mike E. Smith of Titusville, Sammy Rachels
of Defuniak Springs and Bobby Stroble of Albany, Ga., topped the leaderboard at 5-under-par 67.
and Bobby Walzel are prime examples.
- Spring, TXBoss, Bob - Ft.Thomas, KY.
- Defuniak Springs, FL
- Longwood, FLShaw, Aubrey - Crestview, FLSheridan, George - Prattville, ALSingh, Gurteg - Selma, CASkiles, Ron - Belle Vernon, PA
Joins 2000 TourFebruary 18, 2000, DATE : [ 02/18/2000 ]The ASGA Tour announced today that Sammy Rachels
has officially committed to play on the 2000 ASGA Tour as a fully exempt player.Sammy
played the PGA Tour from 1975 - 1985, finishing second five times and tied for sixth in the 1981 U.S. Open.He
also won the 1994 National Club Pro Championship.We are delighted that Sammy
has chosen to compete on the 2000 ASGA Tour.The ASGA Tour will provide Sammy
with Tour caliber competition as he
prepares for Senior PGA Tour competition in the future. According to Al Richards, Tour Director of the ASGA.The ASGA Tour is intermediary and secondary tour for players 48 years older to prepare for competition on the Senior PGA Tour and for players apprising to become fully exempt on the Senior PGA Tour.The ASGA Tour is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Senior PGA Tour.