Edges Abbott In USGA Senior Amateur Final
Richardson, left, receives a congratulatory handshake from runner-up
Frank Abbott. (Sam Greenwood/USGA)
– Kemp Richardson, 57, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., became the 13 th player
to win the USGA Senior Amateur Championship twice, with a victory in
19 holes over Frank Abbott, 60, of Napa, Calif., at The Virginian Golf
Club. “It’s kind of bittersweet because I really didn’t play well,”
said Richardson, who also won in 2001. “I was fortunate enough
to win. The game looked tired. It worked, but it didn’t work.”
who was 2-down with three holes to play, did find his game enough to
win holes 16 and 18 to square the championship match and send it to
extra holes for the first time since 1989. On the 16th, Abbott, a consulting
company president, three-putted from nearly 40 feet and lost the hole
with a bogey.
look at the final two players.
from the quarter and semifinal rounds of match play at The Virginian.
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