Chip Lutz is lone amateur to make U.S. Senior Open cut
Chip Lutz <br>(USGA Photo)</br>
Chip Lutz
(USGA Photo)

COLUMBUS, OH (August 12, 2016) -- Chip Lutz is the lone amateur to make the U.S. Senior Open cut. Lutz shot a 1-under 69 to move to 6-over and finish inside the 7-over cutline at Scioto Country Club.

Lutz, from Reading, PA was the only amateur to fire a under-par round during the first two days of play. The recent British Senior Amateur champion dropped to 8-under with a bogey on the second hole before getting on a role with birdies on Nos. 3, 6 and 7 to move to 5- under and inside the cutline.

Now battling to make the cut, Lutz bogeyed the 8th and after a par on the 9th turned in 1-under 34. Needing to play the back nine in no worse then 1-over, Lutz created some breathing room with a birdie on the par-5 12th that moved him back to 5-over.

On the way in Lutz did drop a stroke on the 16th before parring out to ensure his spot in the weekend at the 37th U.S. Senior Open.

Lutz will begin his third round at 8:58 a.m. EST playing alongside Bart Bryant and Mark Calcavecchia.

For a complete listing of the amateur results continue below.


With the first round of the U.S. Senior Open complete Patrick Tallent is the low amateur. Tallent, from Vienna, VA opened up his tournament with a 3-over 73.

Beginning on the 10th hole the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur champion birdied the 11th to quickly reach red figures. Three straight bogeys from holes 13-15 and another on the 18th dropped Tallent back to 3-over. After another bogey Tallent was 4-over but then on the par-4 7th came one of the highlights of the day as he holed out for an eagle two.

Tallent then finished bogey-par.

Also showing well during the first round were American Don Walsworth and Canadian Dave Bunker, as they both shot opening 4-over 74's.

Walsworth bogeyed six holes and birdied two on Thursday, the birdies came on Nos. 7 and 9.

Bunker, who finished second at the 2015 Canadian Mid-Amateur birdied three holes during his first round. His birds came in a four hole stretch on Nos. 11, 13 and 14.

Two-time defending low amateur Mike McCoy began his 2016 U.S. Senior Open with a 5-over 75. McCoy from Des Moines, IA carded his lone birdie on the 11th.

36-Hole Results:

-Editors Note: Players listed in alphabetical order

Mike Bodney: 42-42--84 (+14); 37- 43--80 (+24)
Tom Brandes: 41-38--79 (+9); 42-42--84 (+23)
Dave Bunker: 39-35--74 (+4); 40-41--81 (+15)
David Capel: 42-39--81 (+11); 41-39--80 +21)
Gregory Condon: 42-39--81 (+11); 35-35- -70 (+11)
Arnold Cutrell: 40-42--82 (+12); 36-39- -75 (+17)
Dennis Dachter: 40-45--85 (+15); 40-44- -84 (+29)
Gene Elliot:41-39--80 (+10); 38-35--73 (+13)
Mike Finster: 40-39--79 (+9); 37-41--78 (+17)
Randy Haag: 38-40--78 (+8); 38-38--76 (+14)
Goran Hagegard: 42-41--83 (+13); 39-40- -79 (+22)
John Hornbeck: 39-41--80 (+10); 38-39- -77 (+17)
Steven Jacobs: 39-39--78 (+8); 45-41--86 (+24)
James Kiely: 38-38--76 (+6); 41-38--79 (+15)
John Lobb: 40-40--80 (+10); 39-42--81 (+21)
Chip Lutz: 37-40--77 (+7); 34-35--69 (+6)
Jeff Mallette: 38-43--81 (+11); 42-40--82 (+23)
Michael McCoy: 38-37--75 (+5); 38-38--76 (+11)
Rick Sanders: 44-43--87 (+17); 39-44--83 (+30)
Patrick Tallent: 35-38--73 (+3); 39-41--80 (+13)
Kevin VandenBerg: 40-40--80 (+10); 37- 39--76 (+16)
Scott Vermer: 40-39--79 (+9); 41-37--78 (+17)
Don Walsworth: 38-36--74 (+4); 41-36- -77 (+11)

Results: U.S. Senior Open
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ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Open

The U.S. Senior Open is one of 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. Open to amateurs and professionals who have reached their 50th birthday as of the first day of the championship.

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.

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