Mike McCoy takes U.S. Senior Open low amateur honors
EDMOND, Okla. (July 13, 2014) -- Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion showed he can succeed at the senior level, too, coming from behind to earn low amateur honors at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.
McCoy and Jeff Wilson were the only two amateurs to make the weekend cut and Wilson seemed in control of the coveted amateur honor before McCoy's final-round 71 slid him into a tie for 26th -- 12 shots off the winning pace set by Colin Montgomerie.
Wilson, who was within five shots of the first-round lead after an opening 1-under 70, shot 77 in Sunday's finale.
For a full look at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open final leaderboard, follow the results link below.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Open
The U.S. Senior Open is one of 13 national
championships conducted by the USGA. Open
to amateurs and professionals who have reached
their 50th birthday as of the first day of the
The Senior Open was first
played in 1980 with a purse of, get this, just
$100,000. Roberto Vincenzo of Argentina was the
inaugural champion (winning $20,000), and Arnold
Palmer was a popular winner the following year in
1981 at Oakland Hills. The purse has since grown to
almost $4 million with the winner taking $675,000.
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Results For U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship
|Place|| || ||Pts||Scores|
|T26||Mike McCoy||W. Des Moines, IA||800||74-74-72-71=291|
|T43||Jeff Wilson||Fairfield, CA||500||70-76-73-75=294|
View full results for U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship