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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
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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