U.S. Senior Amateur Golf Championship
August 26 - 31 2017
Minneapolis, MN



The Minikahda Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416-4680
phone: (612) 924-1666
url: www.minikahdaclub.org

Tournament Overview

The USGA Senior Amateur is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or lower, who are 55 or older on or before the day the championship begins. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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Jan 30, 2017U.S. Senior Amateur: Old Chatham, The Honors Course to Host in 2019, 2021
Sep 22, 2016Dave Ryan holds on to claim the U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 21, 2016Tim Jackson leads charge into U.S. Senior Amateur Semifinals
Sep 21, 2016U.S. Senior Amateur: Matthew Sughrue vs. Dave Ryan in Championship Match
Sep 20, 2016Quarterfinals set at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 19, 2016U.S. Senior Amateur: Top-seed Tim Jackson among those moving on
Sep 18, 2016Tim Jackson earns U.S. Senior Amateur Medalist honors
Sep 17, 2016Two share first round U.S. Senior Amateur lead
Sep 14, 2016U.S. Senior Amateur begins Saturday at Old Warson Country Club
Oct 01, 2015U.S. Senior Amateur: Lutz beats Brandes 5-and-3
Sep 30, 2015Chip Lutz to face Tom Brandes in U.S. Senior Amateur finale
Sep 29, 2015Top-seeded Lewis among U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinalists
Sep 28, 2015Lewis squeaks by Sandlin in 20 holes at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 28, 2015U.S. Senior Amateur player profile: Kel Devlin
Sep 27, 2015Randal Lewis medals at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 26, 2015Tim Jackson shoots 68 to lead U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 18, 2014Tallent fends off Norton's comeback to win United States Senior Amateur
Sep 17, 2014Tallent, Norton in final at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 16, 2014U.S. Senior Amateur: Quarterfinals set for Wednesday
Sep 15, 2014Defending champion Hanzel among first-round winners at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 14, 2014U.S. Senior Amateur: Alan Fadel is medalist
Sep 13, 2014Tim Jackson posts 66 at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 12, 2014U.S. Senior Amateur Preview: Big Canyon set for nation's top seniors
Sep 26, 2013Doug Hanzel wins USGA Senior Am
Sep 25, 2013Final four set at USGA Senior
Sep 24, 2013Quarterfinals set at USGA Senior
Sep 23, 2013Lutz continues to roll at USGA Senior
Sep 22, 2013USGA Senior: Szewczul, Arvanitis share Round 2 lead
Sep 21, 2013Chip Lutz leads U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 18, 2013Top seniors ready for USGA Senior Championship
Feb 28, 2013Hidden Creek to host 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur
Oct 04, 2012Paul Simson wins USGA Senior
Oct 03, 2012Four roll to semifinals at USGA Senior
Oct 03, 2012Paul Simson, Curtis Skinner to meet in USGA Senior final
Oct 02, 2012Quarterfinals set at USGA Senior
Oct 01, 2012Wild Round of 64 complete at USGA Sr.
Sep 30, 2012Holtgrieve medalist at USGA Senior
Sep 29, 2012USGA Senior: Kinsey holds early lead
Sep 28, 2012USGA Senior tees off at Mountain Ridge
Sep 24, 2012USGA Senior: Mountain Ridge up for challenge
Jun 15, 2012New Jersey to host 3 USGA events in 2012
May 17, 20122014 U.S. Senior Amateur awarded to Big Canyon CC
Sep 15, 2011Lee captures U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 14, 2011U.S. Senior Amateur: Lee, Pleat to meet in final
Sep 13, 2011Meet the quarterfinalists at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 13, 2011U.S. Senior Am: Simson, Lutz continue to quarterfinals
Sep 12, 2011U.S. Senior Am: Simson, Lutz advance
Sep 11, 2011Simson medalist at Senior Amateur
Sep 10, 2011Bemowski leads USGA Senior Amateur
Oct 07, 2010Simson wins USGA Senior Am
Oct 06, 2010Tallent, Simson to meet in U.S. Senior Final
Sep 17, 2009Giles wins US Senior Amateur
Sep 16, 2009Four past USGA champs among Senior Am Quarterfinalists
Sep 13, 2009Simson, Tallent Medal at U.S. Senior Am
Sep 25, 2008USGA Senior Am: Marucci defeats Zahringer
Sep 24, 2008Too Close to Call: Marucci to meet Zahringer in US Senior Am Final
Sep 22, 2008U.S. Senior Am: Quarterfinals are set
Sep 21, 2008U.S. Senior Amateur: Simson takes medalist honors
Sep 20, 2008U.S. Senior Amateur: Knodt has early lead
Sep 18, 2008U.S. Senior Amateur Preview
Sep 06, 2007U.S. Senior Amateur: Stan Lee takes the title
Sep 05, 2007U.S. Senior Amateur: Farlow, Lee to meet in finals
Sep 04, 2007U.S. Senior Amateur: Medalist Bogan Falls
Sep 03, 2007U.S. Senior Amateur: Medalist Bogan advances
Sep 21, 2006USGA Senior Am: Bell Keeps Title in Indiana
Sep 20, 2006USGA Senior Am: Semifinals Set for Thursday
Sep 19, 2006USGA Senior Am: Co-Medalists, 2004 Champ Advance
Sep 18, 2006USGA Senior Amateur: 5 of 10 Florida players make it to match play
Sep 18, 2006USGA Senior Am: Round 1 Play Suspended
Sep 17, 2006USGA Senior Am: Simson, Leonard are Co-Medalists
Sep 16, 2006USGA Senior Am: Simson Leads Qualifying by 2
Sep 06, 2006USGA Sr Amateur Qualifying: Lake Worth, FL
Aug 30, 2006USGA Sr Amateur Qualifying: Clearwater, Florida
Sep 22, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: Mike Rice Crowned
Sep 21, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: Bemowski to Defend in Final
Sep 20, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: 2004 Finals Rematch in Quarters set
Sep 19, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: First Day Match Play Complete
Sep 18, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: Match Play set (almost)
Sep 17, 2005USGA Senior Amateur: Day One Qualifying
May 13, 2005USGA Senior Amateur Championship

Results Archive:

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Place  Pts
WinILDave RyanTaylorville, IL1200
Runner-upVAMatthew SughrueArlington, VA750
SemifinalsTNTim JacksonGermantown, TN500
SemifinalsWIKevin CahillWaukesha, WI500
QuarterfinalsCAJohn McClureLos Angeles, CA250
QuarterfinalsNYMichael DunsmorePoughkeepsie, NY250
QuarterfinalsWYJohn HornbeckSaratoga, WY250
QuarterfinalsGADoug HanzelSavannah, GA250
Final 16VAPat TallentVienna, VA150
Final 16GABob RoyakAlpharetta, GA150
Final 16NCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC150
Final 16TXWayne WrightAledo, TX150
Final 16SCSteven LieblerIrmo, SC150
Final 16FLKen PalladinoDunedin, FL150
Final 16MIRandal LewisAlma, MI150
Final 16SDMike BrummerRapid City, SD150
Final 32KSBryan NortonMission Hills, KS100
Final 32OKMike HughettOwasso, OK100
Final 32ALRichard JeffersMobile, AL100
Final 32LAEddie LyonsShreveport, LA100
Final 32NCNolan MillsCharlotte, NC100
Final 32PAChip LutzReading, PA100
Final 32CARandy HaagBurlingame, CA100
Final 32OKMicheal AlsupTulsa, OK100
Final 32ILVance AntoniouNorth Barrington, IL100
Final 32NVBrady ExberLas Vegas, NV100
Final 32CAAdam KuglerLa Quinta, CA100
Final 32TNBuzz FlyMemphis, TN100
Final 32CACasey BoynsPacific Grove, CA100
Final 32OHT.J. BrudzinskiColumbus, OH100
Final 32CAMichael TurnerSherman Oaks, CA100
Final 32TXMike PeckIrving, TX100
Final 64ILJohn MaddenBarrington, IL50
Final 64WATom BrandesBellevue, WA50
Final 64PAStan NamolaBeaver, PA50
Final 64PAGeorge Marucci, Jr.Villanova, PA50
Final 64TXKip EstepRockwell, TX50
Final 64NCLogan JacksonWinston-Salem, NC50
Final 64LATommy BrennanCovington, LA50
Final 64FLMarcus BeckTallahassee, FL50
Final 64ILTim SheppardEast Peoria, IL50
Final 64FLJim StarnesFort Myers, FL50
Final 64MIMitch WilsonPortage, MI50
Final 64CAJeff BurdaModesto, CA50
Final 64NJAnthony FiorettiSparta, NJ50
Final 64OHTom LaubacherAurora, OH50
Final 64CORobin BradburySuperior, CO50
Final 64TNDavid AppersonMemphis, TN50
Final 64NJJoe RussoSewell, NJ50
Final 64UTPatrick MurphyProvo, UT50
Final 64VAJames GallagherYorktown, VA50
Final 64TXMike BookerThe Woodlands, TX50
Final 64SCFrank FordCharleston, SC50
Final 64TNDanny GreenJackson, TN50
Final 64NCRoger DeanNC50
Final 64NCGary RobinsonFayetteville, NC50
Final 64ORPatrick O'DonnellHappy Valley, OR50
Final 64ORBob HarringtonPortland, OR50
Final 64DERandy MitchellWilmington, DE50
Final 64NCJames PearsonCharlotte, NC50
Final 64MABrian SeciaNantucket, MA50
Final 64SCGeno BerchiattiGreenville, SC50
Final 64MOSteve GroomRaytown, MO50
Final 64PAScott MayneHershey, PA50

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The remarkable growth of senior golf prompted the USGA to establish the Senior Amateur Championship in 1955. Many senior golf associations had come into being on the local, state, and regional level, proving that the competitive instinct among golfers was not diminished by age.

In 1955, the notion of a tournament only for seniors was not a new one. Fifty years earlier, the Apawamis Club, in Rye, N.Y., had started the oldest senior competition still in existence, which led directly to the formation of the U.S. Senior Golf Association, a private organization not linked to the USGA.

Apawamis extended invitations to golfers 60 years of age and older. When the response was not overwhelming, the age minimum was dropped to 55 to gather a representative field. Thus was the definition of a senior amateur golfer established.

The U.S. Senior Golf Association conducted a fine tournament, but membership in the organization was limited, and a long waiting list developed. Because there was no one event open to all senior amateurs, the USGA was asked to start a true national championship. The Senior Amateur was added to the schedule in 1955. Entries were open to golfers age 55 and over who had handicaps not over 10 strokes.

Addition of the Senior Amateur gave the USGA exactly twice as many championships as it had conducted before World War II, when there were just four: the Amateur, Open, and Women's Amateur, started in 1895, and the Amateur Public Links (1922). From World War II until 1955, the USGA added four more: the Junior Amateur (1948), the Girls' Junior (1949), the Women's Open (1953), and the Senior Amateur (1955). The USGA now conducts 13 national championships, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

The first Senior Amateur, at Belle Meade Country Club, in Nashville, Tenn., drew 370 entries from 30 states and the District of Columbia. J. Wood Platt, 56, the eight- time Philadelphia Amateur champion, defeated George Studinger of San Francisco, Calif., 5 and 4, in the final.

In 1959, J. Clark Espie, who had won in 1957, became the Senior Amateur's first two-time champion. Lewis W. Oehmig, a record six-time finalist, is also the only three-time winner (1972, 1976, 1985).

Senior Amateur contestants may ride in carts, a concession not allowed when the championship was first played. Traditionalists, who believed walking was vital to a valid national title, finally gave in because the championship is played in the fall, when it is difficult to obtain caddies. Carts have been allowed since 1969.

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