Three Amateurs Make the Cut at the U.S. Senior Open
Three will battle for low amateur honors at The Broadmoor (USGA photo)
Three will battle for low amateur honors at The Broadmoor (USGA photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2018) - The cut was made after Friday's round two of the 39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor, with three amateurs advancing to the weekend.

A total of 24 amateurs teed off on Thursday, with six finishing inside the projected cut line after round one. But after the cut only three remain: Jeff Wilson (Fairfield, CA), Mike Finster (St. Petersburg, FL) and Robert Funk (Canyon Lake, CA).

Wilson shot 76 on Thursday and then got off to a slow start Friday, going 3 over on his first three holes. But he was flawless the rest of the way, going two under without dropping any shots, to finish with a 71 and a 7-over 147 total.

Finster, playing in his fourth straight U.S. Senior Open, shot rounds of 72-75 to join Wilson in a tie for 50th place.

Funk, who was the only amateur to make the cut last year at Salem Country Club in Massachusetts, will play the weekend again this year but he had to birdie the last hole to so. Funk is 8 over, making the cut on the number.

Tim Hogarth (Northridge, CA), who shot an even-par 70 to lead the amateur contingent after the first round, skied to an 81 and missed the cut by three shots.

Related: U.S. Senior Open: Hogarth Leads Amateurs After Round One
Related: FINAL: U.S. Senior Open Qualifying Roundup

Three amateurs--Bob Harrington (Portland, OR), Frank Vana (Boxford, MA), and Robby McWilliams (Benton, LA)--missed the cut by a single shot.

Amateur Leaderboard

76-71=147 (T50) Jeff Wilson
72-75=147 (T50) Mike Finster
72-76=148 (T55) Robert Funk
73-76=149 (MC) Frank Vana
73-76=149 (MC) Robby McWilliams
73-76=149 (MC) Bob Harrington
76-74=150 (MC) Steve Sear
70-81=151 (MC) Tim Hogarth
75-76=151 (MC) Mike McCoy
79-72=151 (MC) Sean Knapp
77-76=153 (MC) Peter DeTemple
79-76=155 (MC) Jack Larkin
77-80=157 (MC) Tim Dunlavey
79-78=157 (MC) Daniel Owen
78-81=159 (MC) Ned Zachar
79-80=159 (MC) Brian Ferris
76-83=159 (MC) Jack Hall
82-78=160 (MC) Paul Simson
80-81=161 (MC) Jerry Slagle
81-80=161 (MC) Glenn Przybylski
82-82=164 (MC) Brad Wayment
87-78=165 (MC) James Camaione
83-86=169 (MC) Wayne Merich
93-84=177 (MC) Dennis Martin

Results: U.S. Senior Open
T31CAJeff WilsonFairfield, CA60076-71-70-73=290
T44FLMike FinsterSt. Petersburg, FL50072-75-71-75=293
60CARobert FunkCanyon Lake, CA50072-76-75-80=303
MCNCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC082-78=160
MCPASean KnappOakmont, PA079-72=151

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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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