Illinois Open Championship

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Illinois Open Championship
2016 Tournament information
Dates: July 25–27
Courses: Royal Fox Country Club
Courses: Royal Hawk Country Club
Location: St. Charles, Illinois
2016 Tournament Statistics
Par: 71 (RF) - 72 (RH)
Yardage: 6,793 (RF) - 6,547 (RH)
Field: 258 Participants
Cut: TBD
Purse: $100,000
Current Champion
Carlos Sainz Jr.

The Illinois Open Championship is a golf tournament that is administered by the Illinois PGA (Professional Golfers' Association). The state championship of golf is a 54-hole championship over three days to determine the finest player in the state of Illinois. The tournament is open to professionals and amateurs with a handicap of 10 or less who reside within the state of Illinois.

In 2015, for the first time in the history of the Illinois Open, the Illinois PGA changed the format of the event having it contested at two facilities for the first and second rounds. The final championship field size after qualifying events increased from 156 to 258 players. The number of competitors making the cut also increased to the top 70 and ties from the top 50 and ties. Qualifying events conducted throughout the month of June finalize the championship field to the top 258 players.

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Venue Location Score Low amateur
2016 Carlos Sainz, Jr. Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 197 (−17) Nick Hardy
2015 David Cooke (a) Royal Melbourne Country Club Long Grove, Illinois 199 (−16) David Cooke
2014 Brad Hopfinger The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 210 (−6) Brian Payne, Dan Stringfellow
2013 Joe Kinney The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 211 (−5) PO Dustin Korte
2012 Max Scodro The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 206 (−10) PO Brett Tomfohrde
2011 Philip Arouca Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 202 (−11) Ravi Patel
2010 Eric Meierdierks Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 201 (−6)*** Luke Guthrie
2009 Brad Benjamin (a) Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 208 (−5) PO Brad Benjamin
2008 Joe Emerich (a) Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 208 (−5) Joe Emerich
2007 Mike Small The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 136 (−6)** Joe Cermak
2006 Mike Small The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 205 (−11) Carlos Sainz
2005 Mike Small The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 208 (−8) Andy Pope
2004 Joe Affrunti The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 210 (−6) PO Kevin Tassistro
2003 Mike Small The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 203 (−13) Andrew Price, John Wright
2002 Brian Payne The Glen Club Glenview, Illinois 207 (−6) Scott Harrington
2001 Roy Biancalana Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 212 (−1) PO Joe Affrunti
2000 Curtis Malm (a) Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 209 (−4) Curtis Malm
1999 Adam Turner (a) Fox Bend Golf Course Oswego, Illinois 207 (−9) Adam Turner
1998 Todd Tremaglio Orchard Valley Golf Course Aurora, Illinois 209 (−7) PO D. A. Points
1997 Marty Schiene Fox Bend Golf Course Oswego, Illinois 205 (−11) Bill Hoffer
1996 Mark Hensby Orchard Valley Golf Course Aurora, Illinois 204 (−12) Michael Cushin, Bill Hoffer
1995 Rick Dalpos Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 211 (−2) Chip Travis
1994 Gary Groh Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 207 (−6) Bill Hoffer
1993 Dino Lucchesi Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 208 (−5) Bill Hoffer, Lee Kolquist
1992 Marty Schiene Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 205 (−8) PO Lee Kolquist
1991 Marty Schiene Royal Fox Country Club St. Charles, Illinois 211 (−2) Lee Kolquist
1990 Gary Pinns Midlane Country Club Wadsworth, Illinois 208 (−8) Rich Dukelow
1989 Bob Ackerman Turnberry Country Club Lakewood, Illinois 207 (−9) Joel Hirsch
1988 Gary Pinns Golf Club of Illinois Algonquin, Illinois 213 (E) Jack Fritsch, Robert Sullivan
1987 Roy Biancalana Midlane Country Club Wadsworth, Illinois 206 (−10) George Glickley
1986 Gary Pinns Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn, Illinois 210 (−3) Gary March
1985 Gary Pinns Crestwicke Country Club Bloomington, Illinois 209 (−7) Brad Barker
1984 Lance Ten Broeck Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor, Illinois 207 (−9) Bill Hoffer
1983 Bill Hoffer (a) Elgin Country Club Elgin, Illinois 212 (−4) PO Bill Hoffer
1982 Gary Hallberg Bon Vivant Country Club Bourbonnais, Illinois 212 (−4) PO Andy Shuman
1981 Rick Ten Broeck (a) Bon Vivant Country Club Bourbonnais, Illinois 213 (−3) Rick Ten Broeck
1980 David Ogrin (a) Bloomington Country Club Bloomington, Illinois 210 (−3) David Ogrin
1979 Jim Urban Fox Bend Golf Course Oswego, Illinois 208 (−5) George Glickley
1978 Gary Pinns (a) Elgin Country Club Elgin, Illinois 212 (−4) Gary Pinns
1977 Gary Hallberg (a) Elgin Country Club Elgin, Illinois 208 (−8) Gary Hallberg
1976 Dennis Sullivan Exmoor Country Club Highland Park, Illinois 217 (+4) John Baldwin
1975 Bill Erfurth Northmoor Country Club Highland Park, Illinois 210 (−3) Bruce Johnson
1974 Emil Esposito Rolling Green Country Club Arlington Heights, Illinois 212 (−4) Dennis Sullivan
1973 Rick Ten Broeck Barrington Hills Country Club Barrington, Illinois 209 (−4) PO Gary Ostrega
1972 John Gostele Green Acres Country Club Northbrook, Illinois 212 (−1) Tom Benjamin
1971 Dick Hart Biltmore Country Club North Barrington, Illinois 212 (+2) Joel Hirsch
1970 Al Bailey Prestwick Country Club Frankfort, Illinois 211 (−5) Joel Hirsch
1969 Dick Hart Edgewood Valley Country Club LaGrange, Illinois 217 (+1) PO Bob Zender
1968 Chick Evans Riverside Country Club Riverside, Illinois 214 (+4) Gene Howard
1967 Bill Ogden Champaign Country Club Champaign, Illinois 213 (E) Jack Charron
1966 Emil Esposito Briarwood Country Club Deerfield, Illinois 220 (+7) PO Earl Liff
1965 Jack Fleck Skokie Country Club Skokie, Illinois 212 (−4) Tull Monsees
1964 Dick Hart Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 224 (+8) PO Frederic Franz
1963 Jack Bell Knollwood Country Club Lake Forest, Illinois 209 (−7) Gene Howard
1962 John Paul Jones Glen Oak Country Club Glen Ellyn, Illinois 215 (−1) Ed Carroll
1961 Chuck Malchaski Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 221 (+5) Bernard Magnussen
1960 Bob Bruno Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course Olympia Fields, Illinois 215 (+2) Martin Stanovich
1959 Jack Bell Oak Park Country Club River Grove, Illinois 217 (+1) Jim McCarthy, Dean Refram
1958 Felice Torza Beverly Country Club Chicago, Illinois 215 (+2) Martin Stanovich
1957 Jock Hutchison Jr. Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield, Illinois 213 (E) Harold Foreman Jr.
1956 Bob Harris North Shore Country Club Glenview, Illinois 215 (−1) John Wagner
1955 Bob Harris Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor, Illinois 209 (−7) John Wagner
1954 George Bolesta Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course Olympia Fields, Illinois 219 (+4) John Dobro
1953 Errie Ball Ravisloe Country Club Homewood, Illinois 138 (−2) * Harold Foreman Jr.
1952 Bill Ogden Midlothian Country Club Midlothian, Illinois 142 (E) PO * George Victor
1951 Jackson Bradley Gleneagles Country Club Lemont, Illinois 140 (−4) * John Wagner
1950 Felice Torza Onwentsia Country Club Lake Forest, Illinois 139 (−5) * Art Hoff
  • a = Amateur
  • PO = Won in playoff
  • * = Championship was 36-holes
  • ** = Championship was shortened to 36-holes after the second round was canceled due to weather
  • *** = Championship was played as a par 69 instead of 71 due to flooding. The par 5, 17th hole was played as a 158-yard, par 3.

Early history[edit]

The modern incarnation of the Illinois Open dates back to 1950. However, records show Jock Hutchison winning the 1920 Illinois Open, Leo Diegel winning in 1924 and "Lighthorse" Harry Cooper winning in 1933, 1934 and 1935.

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