Constellation Energy Classic on Champions Tour

The Constellation Energy Classic was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour that was played in the Baltimore, Maryland, area in the late 1990s into the mid-2000-aughts. It was a 54-hole tournament that might also be recalled under its original name, State Farm Senior Classic.

First played: 1998

Last played: 2006

The Constellation Senior Classic had no multiple winners until its final two years, when Bob Gilder became the only 2-time champ. Gilder won in 2005 with a three-round total of 198, tying the tournament scoring record originally set by Christy O'Connor Jr. in 1999. That O'Connor victory happened after he got into the field on a sponsor exemption.

Andy Bean set the tournament's 18-hole record with a 63 in 2006.

After J.C. Snead won the 1995 Senior Players Championship, he didn't win again on the Champions Tour until his victory here in 2002. That gap of 6 years, 11 months and 7 days between successive wins was for many years the Champions Tour record.

The tournament ended when its title sponsor, Constellation Energy, took over title sponsorship of a senior tour major, the Senior Players Championship, beginning in 2007.

Winners of the Constellation Energy Classic

1998 — Bruce Summerhays, 206
1999 — Christy O'Connor Jr., 198
2000 — Leonard Thompson, 205 (def. Isao Aoki in playoff)
2001 — Allen Doyle, 205 (def. Bruce Fleisher in playoff)
2002 — J.C. Snead, 203
2003 — Larry Nelson, 207
2004 — Wayne Levi, 200
2005 — Bob Gilder, 198
2006 — Bob Gilder, 202

Also known as: The tournament's name was "Constellation Energy Classic" only for its final four years. Before that it was the Greater Baltimore Classic in 2002; and, from 1998-2001, the State Farm Senior Classic.

Golf course: The first host site, for three years, was Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Columbia, Maryland. It then went to Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley, Maryland, for the remainder of its run.

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