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Robert B. Kiersky

Robert B. Kiersky, 57, of Oakmont, Pa., won the 1965 Championship at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, by defeating George C. Beechler, Prineville, Ore., on the 19th hole. On the extra hole, 405 yards long, Kiersky two-putted for his par, but Beechley was short with his second and took three to get down. Two former Champions lost in the semi-final round.

Merrill L. Carlsmith, winner in 1962 and 1963, lost to Beechier; William D. Higgins, San Francisco, the 1964 Champion, was ousted by Kiersky. Curtis Person, Sr., of. Memphis, Tenn., won the medal with 149.

Championship Facts
PAR AND YARDAGE – Beverly Country Club will play at 6,654/6,672 yards and a par of 36-35—71.

ARCHITECT – Beverly Country Club was designed by George O’Neil and opened in 1908. Donald Ross redesigned the course in 1918. A renovation of the course, guided by golf course architect Ron Prichard, was completed in 2008.

COURSE AND SLOPE RATING – The USGA Course Rating® for the Senior Amateur at Beverly Country Club is 72.7 and USGA Slope Rating® is 133.

USGA AND ILLINOIS – The 2009 USGA Senior Amateur will be the 57th championship conducted in the state of Illinois, ranking it fourth among states hosting the most USGA championships. The last USGA championship in the state was the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton. The Senior Amateur is making its fifth appearance in Illinois (1962, 1973, 1979, 1998).


Saturday, Sept. 12 — First round, stroke play (18 holes)

Sunday, Sept. 13 — Second round, stroke play (18 holes)

Monday, Sept. 14 — First round, match play (18 holes)

Tuesday, Sept. 15 — Second round, match play (18 holes); Third round, match play (18 holes)

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes); Semifinals, match play (18 holes)

Thursday, Sept. 17 — Final, match play (18 holes)

ADMISSION IS FREE – Admission and parking is free. Tickets are not needed for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.

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