2003 USGA Senior Amateur Quarterfinalists

 

2003 British Senior Amateur champion Roy Smethurst is making the most of his first golfing visit to the United States. (Sam Greenwood/USGA)

Frank Abbott , 60, Napa, Calif.

Meets Edward Craig in quarterfinals

Managing director of Abbott Group International

Wife, Fran and three sons;

Playing in his first Senior Amateur and second USGA championship

Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2003 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship; finished fourth at the California State Senior Amateur; won the 1983 Washington , D.C. Amateur; two-time club champion at Silverado CC in Napa ; likes cooking, reading and travel.

 

 

 

 

 

David Boesel, 55, Winter Park , Fla.

Faces Sam Farlow in quarterfinals.

Financial advisor; 1974 graduate of University of Central Florida.

Playing in his first Senior Amateur and 17 th USGA championship (7 U.S. Amateurs, 7 Mid-Amateurs, 2 Senior Opens).

Quarterfinalist at 1993 U.S. Amateur; named Florida High School golf Coach of the Year in 1999; won Gasparilla Invitational in Tampa four times; won 1988 Florida Mid-Amateur; five-time Orlando city champion; nine career holes-in-one included one in practice round at 2001 U.S. Senior Open; pronounce his name BOW -sell; youngest remaining competitor.

 

Edward Craig , 60, Orlando , Fla.

Faces Frank Abbott in quarterfinals.

Pilot for corporate aviation company.

Playing in his fourth Senior Amateur; advanced to match play in 1998

Won 2003 Miramar Lakes Senior Invitational; won 2003 National Hall of Fame in High Point , N.C. ; 2 nd at 2000 Senior Cotton States; three career holes-in-one with one double eagle; likes flying.

 

Sam Farlow , 56, Birmingham , Ala.

Meets David Boesel in quarterfinals.

Medical equipment salesman (cardiac products).

Wife, Susan, three children.

Playing in his second Senior Amateur and 11 th USGA championship

Quarterfinalist at 1985 U.S. Amateur; 4-time Alabama State Amateur champion; 3-time Alabama State Senior Amateur champion; Birmingham Golf Association Hall of Fame inductee; reinstated amateur in 1983; shot 59 on his home course (Birmingham CC) while playing with LPGA professional Jan Stephenson; sevens aces and one double eagle; loves Alabama football.

 

Bob Hullender, 66, San Antonio, Texas

Faces Roy Smethurst in quarterfinals.

Retired Air Force general; 1972 Auburn University graduate.

Wife, Sandy.

Playing in his ninth Senior Amateur and 15 th USGA championship (1 Amateur, 2 Mid-Amateurs, 3 Senior Opens).

3-time quarterfinalist (1994, 1998, 2003); Senior Amateur runner-up in 1993; medalist in 1992 and 1994; won 1995 Texas Amateur at age 59, making him the oldest winner in history; 1995 Texas Amateur of the Year; 3-time Texas Senior Amateur winner; also won 1995 World Seniors; won numerous amateur golf championships; flew in Vietnam; has two artificial hips; lists playing in the third round of the 1995 Senior Open with Arnold Palmer as his most memorable moment in golf; oldest remaining competitor.

Bruce Richards , 60, Bellevue, Wash.

Meets Kemp Richardson in quarterfinals.

Financial specialist with same company for 39 years; 1965 graduate of University of Washington ; member of USGA Executive Committee

Wife, Gail, three children.

Playing in his third Senior Amateur and seventh USGA championship (2 Mid-Amateurs, 2 U.S. Junior Amateurs)

Qualified for 1965 British Open but missed cut; won 2001 Washington State Senior; captain of 1963 Washington golf team that won Pac 8 title; lost individual title to Dave Stockton of USC by one stroke; won 1961 Pacific Northwest GA Junior; two Washington State Junior titles; two holes-in-one; two double eagles; loves U of W sports.

 

Kemp Richardson , 57, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (2001 champion)

Faces Bruce Richards in quarterfinals.

Stockbroker; 1968 graduate of University of Southern California.

Wife, Marsha, two children.

Playing in his third Senior Amateur and 14th USGA championship (2 U.S. Amateurs, 6 Mid-Amateurs, 3 Senior Opens).

Low amateur at 1999 and 2000 Senior Opens; won 2001 British Senior Amateur; won 1967 and 1968 Pac 8 individual titles; runner-up at 2002 California Senior Amateur and 1968 Western Amateur; two-time college All-American; father, John, won 1987 Senior Amateur, making the Richardsons the only father-son combination to win USGA titles.

 

Roy Smethurst, 61, Crewe , England

Meets Bob Hullender in quarterfinals.

Retired computer systems designer; 1964 graduate of Nottingham University

Wife, Jill ; two children.

Playing in his first Senior Amateur; 2003 British Senior Amateur champion; led the British Senior Open at Royal Portrush in 1996 after a first-round 67; lives in a timber cottage which dates back to 1642; six holes-in-one including one in 1994 British Senior Open playing with Brian Waites; won 2000 and 2001 British Seniors; 3-time low amateur at Senior British Open; vice president of Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs; 6-time Cheshire Seniors champion; loves gardening, website design and stamp collecting; 2nd visit to the U.S.; first time playing golf.