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Jackie Cummings

Jackie Cummings, 55, holed a six-foot downhill birdie putt on the 16th hole and defeated Bobby Clark, 3 and 2, at Desert Forest Country Club, in Carefree, Arizona. Cummings, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, went ahead with a par 4 on the 10th hole, and won the 15th hole with a par, then closed out the match by scoring the only birdie of his round on the 16th hole.

On his route to the final, Cummings defeated Clarence Moore, of Winnsboro, South Carolina, the 1988 champion, 2 and 1 in the quarter-finals, and won his semi-final match over Rick Jones, from Youngstown, Ohio, by 3 and 2.

Clark, 56, of Asheville, North Carolina, was extended to the 18th hole or beyond in two of his five matches. His toughest match was against Joe Simpson, of San Diego, California, the 1989 finalist, whom he defeated on the 21st hole. Bo Williams, of Ocala, Florida, the defending champion, was runner-up, at 151, after 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, but lost in the first round of match play.

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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