Jim Holtgrieve


 
EXEMPT STATUS: 49th on 2001 SENIOR TOUR Money List
FULL NAME: James Holtgrieve
HEIGHT: 5-10
WEIGHT: 195
BIRTHDATE: December 26, 1947
BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis, MO
RESIDENCE: Ft. Myers, FL
FAMILY: Scott (10/1/79), Steven (2/12/86)
EDUCATION: University of Missouri, Washburn University
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1998
JOINED TOUR: 1998
CLUB AFFILIATION: Boone Valley GC, Augusta, MO
 
 International Victories
1998 Taylor Cup.
 Other Victories
1977, 1978, 1980, 1989 St. Louis District Championship. 1981 Missouri Amateur, United States Mid-Amateur. 1994 Metropolitan Amateur. 1998 Taylor Cup.
 Current Year SENIOR PGA TOUR Money and Positions
$36,229 (78)
 Current Year SENIOR TOUR Best Finishes
T26--ACE Group Classic
 Current Year SENIOR TOUR Best Round
68 at Round 2, ACE Group Classic
 Best PGA TOUR Finishes
T35--1981 Memorial Tournament.
 Best SENIOR TOUR Finishes
T2--1999 The Home Depot Invitational.
 Best 2001 SENIOR TOUR Finishes
T10--NFL Golf Classic, 3M Championship
 2001 Season SENIOR TOUR
Tournaments Entered--32; in money--32; Top-10 finishes--2
 2001 Season Highlights
Placed 49th on the final money list to earn partially exempt status for next season...Registered a pair of top-10 finishes with both coming in the second half of the year...Was the first-round leader at the NFL Golf Classic in New Jersey after shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday, the lowest round of his SENIOR TOUR career. Was just one shot back of Larry Ziegler after 36 holes at Upper Montclair, but struggled on Sunday and T10 after posting a 4-over 76...Also finished T10 at the 3M Championship thanks to rounds of 67-71 on the weekend. Made the biggest move of the day in the second round, jumping from a T47 to T9 thanks to his 5-under score on Saturday.
 Career Highlights
2000: Best finish was a T10 at the Novell Utah Showdown where he was under par for all three days of the event for the only time during the campaign...Was also on the leaderboard through two rounds of the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, but slipped into a T11 after a 73 on Sunday...Returned to the National Qualifying Tournament at the end of the year and eventually earned the 13th position in a playoff after being tied with five others at 9-under 279. Final-round 73 at Eagle Pines GC included two bogeys, a double-bogey, a triple-bogey and six straight birdies on holes 6-11. 1999: Played in 18 events, mainly on sponsor exemptions, and pocketed over $250,000...Almost won in his fourth start of the campaign, a T2 with Terry Dill at The Home Depot Invitational in Charlotte, one stroke short of Bruce Fleisher...Earned a conditional player's card for the 2000 season, finishing 10th at the SENIOR TOUR National Qualifying Tournament...Involved in a five-way playoff after posting a two-over 290 total at Tucson National, and grabbed the 10th spot despite a bogey on the first extra hole. 1998: Made his professional debut in late September at his home club near St. Louis, Boone Valley Golf Club, and was T13 at the Boone Valley Classic...Went to his first SENIOR TOUR National Qualifying Tournament in the fall, but failed to earn exempt status after a T43 performance at Grenelefe.
 Personal
A four-time recipient of the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Award, he was honored by the Missouri Athletic Club with the Carl Bauer Award...After a successful amateur career, he retreated briefly from national competition to run his family business...Lists Arnold Palmer as his hero...Started in golf at age 4 by his father.


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