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Thomas C. Robbins

Thomas C. Robbins, 65, of West End, N.C., became the oldest winner by defeating John W. Dawson, 55, of Palm Desert, Calif., 2 and 1, at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, Calif., in September-October.

J. Clark Espie, 59, of Indianapolis, Ind., the defending Champion, established a new qualifying record with a one-under-par 71 but lost to Robbins in the semi-final, 2 up. Eight players tied at 79 for the last of the 32 qualifying places.

Chick Evans, 68, of Chicago, who had played in all four Championships, was among the qualifiers for match play for the first time and won two matches.

 
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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