U.S. Senior Open: Mark Strickland is low amateur
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.
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
their 50th birthday as of the first day of the
The Senior Open was
played in 1980 with a purse of, get this, just
$100,000. Roberto Vincenzo of Argentina was
inaugural champion (winning $20,000), and
Palmer was a popular winner the following year
1981 at Oakland Hills.
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