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COYOTES SPONSORED PGA TOUR GOLFER JEFF QUINNEY FINISHES 3RD AT THE PLAYERS

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
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Monday, May 12, 2008

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- PGA TOUR golfer Jeff Quinney, who is sponsored by the Phoenix Coyotes and Swift Transportation Co., Inc, finished in third place at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. on Sunday.  Quinney (-4) finished one stroke behind winner Sergio Garcia in the PGA TOUR’s showcase event.

Quinney’s third-place finish marked his second top-five finish of the 2008 season.  The 29-year-old, who had a career-best second-place finish at the Northern Trust Open in February, is currently ranked 13th on the PGA TOUR money list and 17th in the latest FedEx Cup standings.  He is also ranked No. 49 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Quinney, who is in his second season on the PGA TOUR and won the 2000 U.S. Amateur Championship, has been wearing a shirt featuring the Coyotes’ logo during PGA TOUR events in 2008.  His shirt will also display the Swift Transportation logo at select tournaments throughout the season.  The unique deal between Quinney, a 2001 graduate of Arizona State University, and the Coyotes was announced on Jan. 29, 2008 and is believed to be the first of its kind. 

Quinney has competed in 59 career PGA events and has seven Top 10 finishes to his credit. In 2007, Quinney recorded over $1.5 million in earnings during his rookie campaign.  He also posted four consecutive Top 10 finishes from Jan. 21 to Feb. 18, including a third place finish at the 2007 FBR Open in Scottsdale.

Quinney’s outstanding amateur career began at Arizona State, where he was a two-time NCAA All-American.  In addition to winning the 2000 U.S. Amateur Championship, where he added his name to a list of past winners that includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Quinney also played in the 2000 Masters, the 2001 U.S. Open and the 2001 British Open as an amateur.

Following the completion of his collegiate career, Quinney joined the Canadian Tour and finished No.2 on the Canadian Order of Merit in 2002.  He played on the Nationwide Tour from 2004-2006 before earning his PGA TOUR card for the 2007 season.

Quinney, a native of Eugene, Ore., was recently named as one of the PGA TOUR’s “Top 20 in their 20s.”

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