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Curtis Person Sr.

Curtis Person Sr., of Memphis, Tenn., became the second to defend the title successfully when he defeated David Goldman, Sr., of Dallas 1 up, at the Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kans. Merrill Carlsmith, of Hilo, Hawaii, won successive Championships in 1962-63.

For the second consecutive year Person barely qualified for the match play phase. His 36-hole score of 154 was one stroke under the cutoff. The par-3 holes made the difference in the final match; Person won three of the four with pars.

The match was even after 10 holes, then Person won the par-3 11th when Goldman missed the green. They halved the remainder of the holes with Person holing a 10-foot putt for par on the 18th. Goldman was medalist with 146.

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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