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Curtis Person, Sr.

Curtis Person, Sr., 58, of Memphis, Tenn., barely qualified for match play, then won the Championship. He defeated Ben Goodes, 55, of Reidsville, Tenn., 2 and 1, in the final.

Person escaped a sudden-death playoff for a qualifying position by one stroke. He won his first match in 20 holes, and his next three by 1 up.

Person was 1 down after 13 holes against Goodes, won the 14th with a birdie, and the 15th and 17th with pars. John Tullio, Aurora, Ohio, was qualifying medalist with 146. The entry of 674 set a record.

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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