Dallas Reunion Pro-Am Tournament on the Champions Tour

The Dallas Reunion Pro-Am was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour that was played under various names but always in the Dallas area. It was played 11 times from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.

First played: 1985

Last played: 1995

The tournament, which always had "Reunion" as part of its name, was 54 holes. It was played in June during its first few years, then moved to a Spring date before returning to June in its final year.

Several Champions Tour records that still stand were set in this tournament, all in the same year, 1989. Don Bies held an 8-stroke lead after 36 holes, tied for the senior tour mark. The tournament's second-round scoring average was 79.420 that year, highest ever; and its overall scoring average that year, 78.634, is also the tour record.

Tom Wargo set the tournament scoring record of 197 in its final year, and also the event's margin-of-victory record, seven strokes, that year. Chi Chi Rodriguez was the tournament's only two-time champion, and he was also runner-up in 1986, the year prior to his first win.

Jim Ferree holed out for a double eagle in 1991, the ninth double eagle in Champions Tour history.

Also known as: Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am, Murata Seniors Reunion, Murata Reunion Pro-Am, Muratec Reunion Pro-Am

Winners of the Senior Reunion Pro-Am

1985 — Peter Thomson, 204 (def. Lee Elder in playoff)
1986 — Don January, 203
1987 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 201
1988 — Orville Moody, 206 (def. Bobby Nichols, Bob Charles and Don Massengale in playoff)
1989 — Don Bies, 208
1990 — Frank Beard, 207
1991 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 208 (def. Jim Colbert in playoff)
1992 — George Archer, 211 (def. Tommy Aaron in playoff)
1993 — Dave Stockton, 211
1994 — Larry Gilbert, 202
1995 — Tom Wargo, 197

Golf courses: Its first four years, the the Reunion Pro-Am took place at Bent Tree Country Club. It then moved to Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, from 1989-93, and finished at Oak Cliff Country Club its final two years.

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