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Past Champions

1955 (Sept.-Oct.) J. Wood Platt d. George Studinger, 5 & 4; Belle Meade C.C., Nashville, Tenn.; Medalist -72, Martin M. Issler; Entries: 370
1956 (Aug.) Frederick J. Wright d. J. Clark Espie, 4 & 3; Somerset C. C., St. Paul, Minn.; Medalist -72, Weller Nobel; Entries: 282
1957 (Sept.-Oct.) J. Clark Espie d. Frederick J. Wright, 2 & 1; Ridgewood (N.J.) C. C., (West and Center nines); Medalist -73, Thomas M. Green Jr.; Entries: 349
1958 (Sept.-Oct.) Thomas C. Robbins d. John W. Dawson, 2 & 1; Monterey Peninsula C.C., Pebble Beach, Calif.; Medalist-*71, (Dunes Course), J. Clark Espie; Entries: 370
1959 (Oct.) J. Clark Espie d. J. Wolcott Brown, 3 & 1; Memphis C. C., Memphis, Tenn.; Medalists -73, J. Wolcott Brown, George Dawson; Entries: 391
1960 (Sept.) Michael Cestone d. David Rose, 20 holes; Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville, Mass.; Medalist -74, S.S. Rockey; Entries: 517
1961 (Sept.) Dexter H. Daniels d. Col. William K. Lanman Jr., 2 & 1; Southern Hills C. C., Tulsa, Okla.; Medalist -74, Joseph Morrill Jr.; Entries: 481
1962 (Sept.) Merrill L. Carlsmith d. Willis H. Blakely, 4 & 2; Evanston G. C., Skokie, Ill.; Medalists-72, James M. Johnson, Henry L. Robison, William S. Terrell; Entries: 525
1963 (Oct.) Merrill L. Carlsmith d. William D. Higgins, 3 & 2; Sea Island G. C., St. Simons Island, Ga.; All Match Play; Entries: 494
1964 (Oct.) William D. Higgins d. Edward Murphy, 2 & 1; Waverley C. C., Portland, Ore.; Medalist -150, A. L. (Jim) Miller; Entries: 357
1965 (Oct.) Robert B. Kiersky d. George Beechler, 19 holes; Fox Chapel G. C., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Medalist-149, Curtis Person Sr.; Entries: 448
1966 (Sept.-Oct.) Dexter H. Daniels d. George Beechler, 1 up; Tucson National G. C., Tucson, Ariz.; Medalist -143, Curtis Person Sr.; Entries: 449
1967 (Sept.) Ray Palmer d. Walter D. Bronson, 3 & 2, Shinnecock Hills G. C., Southampton, N.Y.; Medalists -153, J. Wolcott Brown, David Goldman, Ray Palmer; Entries: 563
1968 (Sept.) Curtis Person Sr. d. Ben Goodes, 2 & 1; Atlanta (Ga.) C. C., Medalist -146, John C. Tullio; Entries: 674
1969 (Sept.) Curtis Person Sr. d. David Goldman, 1 up; Wichita (Kan.) C. C.; Medalist -146, David Goldman; Entries: 576
1970 (Sept.) Gene Andrews d. James Ferrie, 1 up; California G. C. of San Francisco, So. San Francisco, Calif; Medalist -147, Bruce N. McCormick; Entries: 683
1971 (Sept.) Tom Draper d. Ernest Pieper Jr., 3 & 1; Sunnybrook G. C., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; Medalist -148, Robert E. Cochran; Entries: 655
1972 (Sept.) Lewis W. Oehmig d. Ernest Pieper Jr., 20 holes; Sharon G.C., Sharon Center, Ohio; Medalist -145, William Hyndman, III.; Entries: 617
1973 (Sept.) William Hyndman III d. Harry Welch, 3 & 2; Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill; Medalists -147, Sam Friedman, William Hyndman III; Entries: 633
1974 (Sept.) Dale Morey d. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 2; Harbour Town G.L., Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Medalist -144, Ed Tutwiler; Entries: 743
1975 (Sept.) William F. Colm d. Stephen Stimac, 4 & 3; Carmel Valley G. & C.C., Carmel, Calif.; Medalist -143, William Hyndman; Entries: 737
1976 (Sept.) Lewis W. Oehmig d. John Richardson, 4 & 3; Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo.; Medalist -145, Ed Tutwiler; Entries: 833
1977 (Sept.) Dale Morey d. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 3; Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass.; Medalist -143, Dale Morey; Entries: 789
1978 (Oct.) Keith K. Compton d. John Kline, 1 up; Pine Tree G.C., Boynton Beach, Fla.; Medalist -143, William Stewart; Entries: 930
1979 (Sept.) William C. Campbell d. Lewis W. Oehmig, 2 & 1; Chicago G.C., Wheaton, Ill.; Medalists -143, Dale Morey, William C. Campbell; Entries: 1,023
1980 (Sept.) William C. Campbell d. Keith K. Compton, 3 & 2; Virginia Hot Springs G. & T.C., (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.; Medalist -147, William C. Campbell; Entries: 1,000
1981 (Sept.) Edgar R. Updegraff d. Dale Morey, 2 & 1; Seattle (Wash.) G.C.; Medalist -148, Edgar R. Updegraff; Entries: 952
1982 (Oct.) Alton Duhon d. Edgar R. Updegraff, 2 up; Tucson (Ariz.) C.C; Medalist -142, Roger McManus; Entries: 1,104
1983 (Sept.) William Hyndman III d. Richard Runkle, 1 up; Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.; Medalist -148, Edgar R. Updegraff; Entries: 1,102
1984 (Sept.) Robert Rawlins d. Richard Runkle, 19 holes; Birmingham (Mich.) C.C.; Medalist -144, William C. Campbell; Entries: 1,159
1985 (Sept.-Oct.) Lewis Oehmig d. Ed Hopkins, 20 holes; Wild Dunes Beach & Racquet C., Isle of Palms, S.C.; Medalist -143, Ed Hopkins; Entries: 1,345
1986 (Sept.) R. S. Williams d. John Harbottle, 3 & 2; Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn.; Medalist -149, William Hyndman III; Entries: 1,362
1987 (Sept.) John Richardson d. James Kite Jr., 5 & 4; Saucon Valley C.C., Bethlehem, Pa.; Medalist -145, John Richardson; Entries: 1,465
1988 (Sept.) Clarence Moore d. Bud Stevens, 5 & 4; Milwaukee (Wis.) C.C.; Medalists -148, John Harbottle, Richard Goerlich Jr.; Entries: 1,440
1989 (Sept.) R.S. Williams d. Joe Simpson, 1 up, 19 holes; Lochinvar G.C., Houston, Texas; Medalist -147, Frank Tenfe; Entries: 1,508
1990 (Oct.) Jackie Cummings d. Bobby Clark, 3 & 2; Desert Forest C.C., Carefree, Ariz.; Medalist -150, William Godden; Entries: 1,658
1991 (Sept.) Bill Bosshard d. Morris Beecroft, 5 & 4; Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich.; Medalists-150, Clarence Moore, Morris Beecroft; Entries: 1,727
1992 (Oct.) Clarence Moore d. Robert Harris, 6 & 4; The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla.; Medalists -151, John Procter, Bob Hullender; Entries: 2,058
1993 (Sept.) Joe Ungvary d. Jerry Nelson, 7 & 6; Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Va.; Medalist -o136, John Harbottle; Entries: 2,275
1994 (Sept.) O. Gordon Brewer Jr. d. Bob Hullender, 5 & 4; The Champions G.C. Nicholasville, Ky.; Medalist -141, Bob Hullender; Entries: 2,046
1995 (Sept.) James Stahl Jr. d. Rennie Law, 2 and 1; Prairie Dunes C.C. Hutchinson, Kan.; Medalist -141, William Erwin; Entries: 2,069
1996 (Sept.) O. Gordon Brewer Jr. d. Heyward Sullivan, 2 up; Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass.; Medalist -141, Bob Wernick; Entries: 2,131.
1997 (Sept.) Cliff Cunningham d. Ed Bartlett, 5 and 3, Atlantic Golf Club (Course), Bridgehampton, N.Y.; Co-Medalists -146, Bill Heldmar and Edward Fletcher; Entries: 2,140
1998 (Sept.) Bill Shean Jr. d. William King, 5 and 3, Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Ill.; Co-Medalists -144, Jim Gribbon; Entries: 2,149
1999 (Oct.) Bill Ploeger d. Gary Menzel, 3 and 2, Portland (Ore.) Golf Club; Medalist -143, Joel Hirsch; Entries: 2,026
2000 (Sept.) Bill Shean Jr. d. Richard Van Leuvan, 2 and 1; Charlotte (N.C.) C.C; Medalist - 144, Vinny Giles; Entries: 2,265
2001 (Sept.) Kemp Richardson d. Bill Ploeger, 2 and 1; Norwood Hills C.C., St. Louis, Mo.; Medalist - 142, Joe Cadle; Entries: 2,242
2002 (Sept - Oct) Greg Reynolds d. Mark Bernowski, 4 and 3; Timuquana C.C., Jacksonville, Fla; Medalist - 139, Billy Clagett; Entries: 2,357
2003 (Sept.) Kemp Richardson d. Frank Abbott, 19 holes; The Virgian G.C., Bristol, Va., Medalist - 137, Rober Kulp; Entries: 2,252
2004 (Oct.) Mark Bemowski d. Greg Reynolds, 4 and 3, Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles, Calif.; Medalis - 144, Ronald Vannelli; Engries: §2,420
2005 (Sept.) Mike Rice d. Mark Bemowski,1 up, The Farm G.C., Racky Face, Ga.; Medalist - #134 Billy Calgett, Engries: §2,498
2006 (Sept.) Mike Bell d. Tom McGraw, 1 up, Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind., Medalists - 143, Bill Leonard, Paul Simson, Entries: 2448

 

 
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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