Doyle, Price, Stadler Withdraw From Senior Open

July 3, 2013

Craig Stadler, Nick Price and Allen Doyle each withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Senior Open on Wednesday for medical issues.

Stadler, who won the Champions Tour’s Encompass Championship last month, has a foot injury, and will be replaced in the field by Kym Olsen, of Australia, the first alternate from the San Diego  sectional qualifying site. Olsen shot 70 and claimed first alternate in a playoff at Bernardo Heights Country Club on June 17.

Price, who tied for ninth in the 2011 Senior Open, withdrew due to an elbow injury. He is being replaced by Don Thames, of Rancho Murieta, Calif., the first alternate from the Salinas, Calif., sectional qualifying site. Thames shot 71 and captured first alternate in a playoff at Corral de Tierra Country Club on June 24.

Doyle, who claimed consecutive Senior Open titles in 2005 and 2006, is out because of a medical condition.

He has been replaced in the field by Kirk Nelson, of Kihei, Hawaii, the first alternate from the Honolulu sectional qualifying site. Nelson shot 71 at Honolulu Country Club on June 18 to share medalist honors, but lost in a playoff for the lone spot available to claim the first alternate position.

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