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Clarence Moore

Clarence Moore, 63, of Winnsboro, S.C., took four consecutive holes early in the match and went on to defeat Robert Harris, of Edina, Minn., 6 and 4, in the final at The Loxahatchee Club, in Jupiter, Fla. It was the second Senior Amateur title for Moore, whose final margin of victory was the largest in the 38-year history of the championship.

Moore led after five holes, 3-up, and from that point was never seriously threatened. He recorded three birdies on the first nine and was just one over par when the match ended at the 14th hole.

In the semi-finals, Moore advanced by defeating John Stieneker, of Dallas, Texas, 1 up, while Harris eliminated Dick Goerlich, of Tampa, Fla., 3 and 2.

Two players shot 7-over-par 151 to share medalist honors: Bob Hullender, 55, of San Antonio, Texas, who just two years earlier had undergone artificial hip replacement surgery, and John Proctor, of Carrollton, Texas. Neither, however, was able to advance past the third round. Proctor lost a first-round match to Jim Thigpen, of Fort Worth, Texas, 2 and 1, while Hullender won twice before losing to Goerlich, 3 and 2.

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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