Past Golf Stars Capture Tournament Titles

Mark Wiebe, a two-time San Jose State All-America golfer, won for the first time in 21 years and Justin Madison earned a berth on the Canadian Tour with a Qualifying School victory in action ending the week of September 23.

Wiebe, now a member of the Champions Tour, captured the SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina with a tournament record-setting total of 18-under 198 on the par 72 Prestonwood Country Club course. The triumph was his first on the Champions Tour and tied him with Bobby Watkins as the youngest ever to win on the circuit for players 50-years-old and above. Wiebe was 50-years and 10-days-old when he completed his start-to-finish victory.

A two-time winner on the PGA Tour, Wiebe had not won since 1986 when he took home first place at the Hardee’s Golf Classic.

Madison had not touched a golf club when his fellow alum picked up his first PGA Tour win in 1985 at the Anhueser-Busch Classic in Williamsburg, Va. A member of the 2004 and 2005 San Jose State teams, Madison is one of 15 golfers to earn full exempt status on the 2008 Canadian tour with his play in the Qualifying School event held in Ashburn, Ontario.

He earned medalist honors with his four-under par 284 total. The top 15 finishers with a total of 292 or lower earned exempt status on the 2008 Canadian Tour.