U.S. Senior Open: Mark Strickland is low amateur
Mark Strickland (USGA)
Mark Strickland (USGA)

Mark Strickland shot his second-straight round of 2-over 73 Sunday at Sentry World, to finish as low amateur at the U.S. Senior Open.

Strickland, a golf car salesman from San Diego, California finished eight stories ahead of Christian Raynor is from Kennesaw, Georgia. Both players were a shot clear of the 36-hole cut of 9-over; they were the only two amateurs to make the weekend.

Strickland was part of the awards presentation on Sunday, receiving his low amateur medal as the age-defying Bernhard Langer was being crowned champion. Check out an interview with Strickland below, courtesy the USGA.

Results: U.S. Senior Open
T42CAMark StricklandRancho Santa Fe, CA60076-74-73-73=296
T60GAChristian RaynorKennesaw, GA50077-73-75-79=304
MCTXJoey GullionSpring, TX078-74=152
MCFLMike FinsterSt. Petersburg, FL078-75=153
MCFLMiles McConnellTampa, FL080-74=154

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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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