Wild Round of 64 complete at USGA Sr.
2012 USGA Senior Amateur Round of 64-
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2012) -- With the first round of match play complete at the 2012 USGA Senior Championship at Mountain Ridge, a number of the biggest names in senior golf are moving on.
Stroke play medalist and Walker Cup captain Jom Holtgrieve was a 4-and-3 winner over Patrick Tallent. In the Round of 32, Holtgrieve will take on Gerardo Ramirez, who bested Jeff Burda, 2-and-1.
Paul Simson, who took the No. 9 seed, defeated Steve Rogers, 1-up and will face Kevin Carey, who moved past Grady Brame in convincing fashion, 5-and-4.
Defending champion Louis Lee continued his title defense with a 3-and-2 win over Martin West. He'll face Jay Blumenfield, who upset Doug Potter, 5-and-4.
Jim Knoll upset fifth-seeded Chip Lutz 1-up and will move on to gace Sam Till, Jr., a 2-and-1 victor over Emile Vaughan.
George Zahringer knocked off Dave Szewczul, 1-up and Doug Hanzel prevailed over Brady Exber in 21 holes. Randy Lewis, the 2011 U.S. Mid-Am winner, also moved into Round 2 with a 3-and-1 win over Dennis Vaughan.
Second round play begins Tuesday morning with the Round of 16 being played in the afternoon.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Amateur
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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