Goodes seeks second Champions win

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 1 (UPI) -- Mike Goodes, whose lone Champions Tour win came three years ago, shot a 7-under 64 Friday to take the lead after one round of the Principal Charity Classic.

Romero claims his 2nd Champions' title

ENDICOTT, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero shot a 3-under-par 69 to win the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y. Sunday, his second title on the Champions Tour.

Wiebe leads Watson, Hoch in seniors

LUTZ, Fla., April 19 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe, seeking his second straight win, posted a 6-under 65 Saturday to take the second-round lead at the senior Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

Jenkins has two-shot lead in seniors

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Tom Jenkins had an 8-under 64 Saturday to build a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the seniors ACE Group Classic in Florida.

Four-way tie on Champions Tour

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Tom Kite, who was winless on the Champions Tour in 2007, shared the lead Friday with Loren Roberts, Bruce Fleisher and Fuzzy Zoeller at the ACE Group Classic.

IT demand in Asia seen remaining strong

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 5 (UPI) -- Spending on information technology in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to remain strong over the next 10 years, according to a research group.

Jacobsen wins second Champions Tour major

DEARBORN, Mich., July 10 (UPI) -- Peter Jacobsen shot a 6-under 66 in the final round Sunday for a 15-under 273 total and a one-stroke win over Hale Irwin in the Ford Senior Players Championship

Purtzer leads by one in Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 22 (UPI) -- Tom Purtzer held a one-shot lead Friday after the opening round of the Liberty Mutuel Legends of Golf tournament in Georgia.

Eger leads new Champions Tour event

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- David Eger shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-shot lead over D.A. Weibring at the Champions Tour First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Irwin earns first 1994 title at Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 25 (UPI) -- Hale Irwin claimed his first title of the season and record 39th on the Champions Tour Sunday by winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Morgan keeps one-stroke lead at Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 24 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan kept his lead Saturday at the $2.3 million Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Champions Tour event Saturday with a 4-under-par 68.

Morgan takes lead in Legends tournament

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 23 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan, who has a win and six top-10 finishes this year, shot a 7-under-par 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Morgan takes lead at Blue Angels Classic

MILTON, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan shot his second 4-under-par 66 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over Tom Jenkins after Saturday's second round of the Blue Angeles Classic.

Stadler defeats Koch, Watson in playoff

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Craig Stadler rallied from a three-stroke deficit with five holes to play Sunday, then beat Gary Koch and Tom Watson in a playoff at the ACE Group Classic.

Stadler leads Koch at Ace Group Classic

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Craig Stadler, seeking his fourth career Champions Tour victory, overtook Gary Koch at the ACE Group Classic Saturday with his second straight 5-under 67.
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Gary Koch (born November 21, 1952) is an American professional golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer, who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Koch was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1969, at the age of 16, he became the youngest player to win the Florida Open. A year later, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur. He attended C. Leon King High School. The 1969 King High golf team is widely considered one of the best high school golf teams ever assembled. The team consisted of Koch, Eddie Pearce, Brian Hawke and Phil Reid. Their team would go on to win the Florida high school state title, setting a scoring record that stood for 30 years. He attended the University of Florida, and was a distinguished member of the golf team and member of the 1973 NCAA Championship team. His teammates at Florida included fellow future PGA Tour professionals Woody Blackburn, Andy Bean, Phil Hancock, and Andy North. By the time he graduated in 1974, he was a three time, first-team All-American who had won 10 collegiate tournaments and finished second in two NCAA Championships. He turned professional in 1975.

Koch won six events as a professional on the PGA Tour during the 1970s and 1980s. His career year in professional golf came in 1984 when he finished 17th on the money list and captured two titles: the Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open and the Bay Hill Classic.

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