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Records

Age

Oldest Champion
69 - Lewis Oehmig (1985)
67 - William Hyndman III, (1983)
66 - John Richardson (1987)
65 - Thomas Robbins (1958)
65 - Mike Rice (2005)

Youngest Champion (years / months / days)
55/0/5 - Stan Lee (2007)
55/3/18 - Bill Bosshard (1991)
55/4/15 - Greg Reynolds (2002)
55/5/21 - Jackie Cummings (1990)

Oldest Qualifer for Championship
75/10/10 - Andy Andreola, was 75 on the first day of the 1994 championship
75/1/4 - Moot Thomas, was 75 on the first day of the 2005 championship
74/11/17 - Paul Ladin, was 74 on the first day of the 2006 championship
74/11/10 - Rober Ellet, was 74 on the first day of the 1996 championship


Champions

Oldest Medalist
71-A.L. (Jim) Miller (1964)

Most Championships Won
3 - Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1976, 1985)

Most Consecutive Championships Won
2 - Merrill L. Carlsmith (1962, 1963)
2 - Curtis Person Sr. (1968, 1969)
2 - William C. Campbell (1979, 1980)

Most Times in Final
6 - Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1985)
3 - J. Clark Espie (1956, 1957, 1959)
3 - Dale Morey (1974, 1977, 1981)
3 - Mark Bemowski (2002, 2004, 2005)

Most Times Runner-Up
3 - Lewis W. Oehmig (1974, 1977, 1979)

Winner of U.S. Amateur and USGA Senior Amateru(1):
William Campbell (1979 and 1980 Seniro Amateurs; 1964 U.S. Amateur)

Most Times Medalist
4 - William Hyndman III (1972, 1973, 1975, 1986)
3 - William Campbell (1979, 1980, 1984)


Course

Longest Course
6,766 - Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind., 2006

Shortest Course
6,236 yards - Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Dunes Course), Pebble Beach, Calif., 1958


Entries

Largest
2,498 (2005)

Smallest
282 (1956)


Match Play

Largest Margin of Victory
8 and 7 - Christopher A. Carr d. J. Wood Platt, first round, Ridgewood (N.J.) C.C. (West and Center nines), 1957
8 and 7 - George Dawson d. Dewey P. Bowen, first round, Memphis (Tenn.) C.C., 1959
8 and 7 - Eugene Belleville d. O. M. Masters, first round, Sea Island G.C., St. Simons Island, 1963
8 and 7 - Dr. Gene Toano d. Jay Gaines, first round, Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1973
8 and 7 - R. S. (Bo) Williams d. Richard Mosman, second round, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1986
8 and 7 - Frederick Kask d. Dick Christensen, first round, The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992
8 and 7 - Bob Housen d. James Kite, quarterfinal round, The Champions, Nicholasville, Ky., 1994

Largest Margin of Victory, Final
7 and 6 - Joe Ungvary d. Jerry Nelson, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993
6 and 4 - Clarence Moore d. Robert Harris, The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992

Longest Match
27 holes - Egon F. Quittner d. Maurice R. Smith, first round , Sea Island (Ga.) G.C., St. Simons Island, 1963
25 holes - Walter Dowell d. Knox Young Jr., first round, Atlanta (Ga.) C.C., 1968
25 holes - Frank Tenfel d. William Ludwig, first round, Saucon Valley C.C. (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pa., 1987

Longest Final Match
20 holes - Michael Cestone d. David Rose, Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville, Mass., 1960
20 holes - Lewis Oehmig d. Ernest Pieper Jr., Sharon G.C., Sharon Center, Ohio, 1972
20 holes - Lewis Oehmig d. Ed Hopkins, Wild Dunes Beach & Racquet Club, Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985

Most Extra-Hole Matches, Championship
13 - The Farm G.C., Rocky Face, Ga., 2005
11 - The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992
11 - Norwood Hills C.C., St, Louis, Mo., 2001
11 - Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007


Stroke Play

Lowest Score, 18 Holes
65 - Bill Zylstra, first round, Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007
66 - Bob Kulp, first round, The Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va., 2003
66 - Billy Clagett, first round, The Farm G.C., Rocky Face, Ga., 2005
66 - Steve Bogan, first round, Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007
67 - Mark Bemowski, first round, The Virgianian G.C., Bristol, Va., 2003
68 - John Harbottle, first round, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993
68 - John Harbottle, second round, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993
68 - William Erwin, first round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., C.C., 1995
68 - Bob Wernick, first round, Taconic G.C. Williamston, Ma., 1996
68 - Bruce Richards, first round, The Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va. 2003
68 - Paul Simson, first round, Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind,. 2006
68 — Howie Knodt, first round, Shady Oaks C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2008

Lowest 36-Hole Medal Score
134 - Billy Clagett, The Farm G.C., Rocky Face, Ga., 2005
136 - John Harbottle (68-68), Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993
137 - Bob Kulp (66-71), The Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va. 2003
137 - Steve Bogan (66-71), Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007

Highest 36-Hole Medalist Score
153 - J. Wolcott Brown, David Goldman, and Ray Palmer, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1967

Lowest Cut Score
(Since stroke play/match play format added in 1964)

9-over-par (151) - The Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va., 2003
9-over-par (151) - Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007
9-over-par (153) - The Farm G.C., Rocky Face, Ga., 2005


Miscellaneous

Golfers with Disabilities
Frank Culpepper, 60, qualified in 1994 despite losing the lower portion of his right arm 40 years earlier. He used a self-designed prostheses that clamped to the golf club.

Corbin Cherry, 57, qualified in 1996 despite playing on an artificial left leg. He was wounded while serving as a Chaplin in Vietnam War. He also made the field for the 1994 U.S. Senior Open.

Holes-In-One(15)
Eugene Brown, 6th hole, Waverley C.C., Portland, Ore., 1964
George Trainor, 16th hole, California G.C., San Francisco, 1970
Robert S. Johnson, 7th hole, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, 1974
Richard Stackhouse, 16th hole, Wild Dunes B. & R. C., Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985
Ira Templeton, 16th hole, Wild Dunes B. & R. C., Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985
Joe Simpson, 5th hole, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1986
Donald Cole, 11th hole, Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich., 1991
William King, 6th hole, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993
James Fitzgerald, 10th hole, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 1995
William Ploeger, 14th hole, Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass., 1996
Stan Fischer, 17th hole, Portland (Ore.) G.C., 1999 (quarterfinals)
William Ploeger, 2nd hole, The Virginian G.C., Bristol,Va., 2003
Steve Boger, 10th hole, Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles, Calif., 2004 (first round of stroke play)
Mike Jonsen, 11th hole, Victory National G.C., Newburgh, Ind., 2006 (second round of stroke play)
Kim Schwencke, 10th hole, Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007 (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).

SCHEDULE OF PLAY:

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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