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Stan Lee is all smiles with the Senior Amateur Trophy after winning the 2007 championship Thursday at Flint Hills National Golf Club. (Fred Vuich/USGA)

 

Lee Wins The 2007 USGA Senior Amateur Championship

Andover, Kan. – Stan Lee, 55, of Heber Springs, Ark., became the youngest USGA Senior Amateur winner in history with his 4-and-3 victory over Sam Farlow, 60, of Birmingham, Ala., Thursday at the 2007 championship at the par-71, 6,502-yard Flint Hills National Golf Club.

At 55 years and five days, Lee surpassed the previous record of 55 years, three months and 18 days set by Bill Bosshard in 1991.

“I cannot believe it,” said Lee. “It is a dream come true. I’m still kind of pinching myself to see if this is real or not. What an honor to win a USGA event. I’m just tickled to death.”


Notebook: Good Golf And Good Fun

Andover, Kan. – During the trophy presentation following the championship match at Flint Hills National Golf Club Thursday, 2007 USGA Senior Amateur champion Stan Lee was quick to acknowledge his opponent.

“I’m sorry that he lost,” said Lee. “One of us had to and I hate that it was him.”

“Me too,” Farlow chimed in.

That’s the way it went all day between the two Southern golfers, who started their friendly chatter before the round started and kept it up for the next three hours.


An Interview With 2007 USGA Senior Amateur Champion Stan Lee


A Look At The Quarterfinalists


Interesting Storylines From The 2007 USGA Senior Amateur


Fact Sheet


Qualifying Results


 
Championship Facts

VENUE – Flint Hills National Golf Club, north of Wichita, Kan., was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1997.

COURSE RATING AND SLOPE – The USGA Course RatingTM for Flint Hills National Golf Club is 72.2; Slope Rating® is 133.

COURSE LAYOUT – The fairways will measure 0.55" in height. There will be no intermediate rough used outside the fairways. Depending on density, the primary rough will stand between 2½ and 3 inches high. The greens will measure approximately 10.5 feet on the Stimpmeter.

HISTORY – The USGA Senior Amateur Championship was first played in 1955. The 2007 Senior Amateur Championship will be the 53rd.

SCHEDULE – Practice rounds will be held Aug. 30 (Thursday) and Aug. 31 (Friday). The starting field of 156 players will play two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 1 (Saturday) – First round of stroke play
  • Sept. 2 (Sunday) – Second round of stroke play
  • Sept. 3 (Monday) – First round of match play
  • Sept. 4 (Tuesday) – Second and third rounds of match play
  • Sept. 5 (Wednesday) – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play
  • Sept. 6 (Thursday) – Final, match play (18 holes)

 

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