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1961

Dexter H. Daniels

Dexter H. Daniels, 56, of Winter Haven, Fla., won the Senior Amateur Championship on his first attempt. He defeated Col. William K. Lanman, Jr., also 56, of Golf, Ill., in the final match by 2 and 1.

The finalists, after five days of play under serene weather conditions at the Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., were confronted with a wind that blew in gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Daniels, 2 up after nine holes, maintained that lead through the 16th and ended the match by halving the 17th.

Joseph Morrill, Jr., of Great Barrington, Mass., was the medalist at the site of the Championship with a 74, three over par. Seven men who advanced to the quarter-final round of the 1960 Senior Amateur Championship competed at Southern Hills but only Richard H. Guelich, of Hamburg, N.Y., was able to equal his 1960 performance. Guelich lost to Lanman in a semi-final match.

 
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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