U.S. SENIOR AMATEUR
USGA Senior Amateur Media Guide May 27, 2010 By USGA

USGA Senior Am Records

 

Age

Oldest Champion

69 — Lewis W. Oehmig (1985)

67 — William Hyndman III (1983)

66 — John Richardson (1987)

66 — Marvin Vinny Giles III (2009)

Youngest Champion

55/0/5   — Stan Lee (2007)

55/3/18 — Bill Bosshard (1991)

55/4/15 — Greg Reynolds (2002)

Oldest Qualifier for Championship

75/10/10 — Andy Andreola (1994)

75/1/4     — Moot Thomas (2005)

74/11/17 — Paul Ladin (2006)

 

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 Amateur (2)

William C. Campbell (1964 Amateur; 1979, 1980 Senior Amateur)

Marvin Vinny Giles III (1972 Amateur; 2009 Senior Amateur)
Winner of U.S. Amateur, British Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur (1)

Marvin Vinny Giles III (1972 Amateur; 1975 British Amateur; 2009 Senior Amateur)

Most Times Medalist

4 – William Hyndman III (1972, 1973, 1975, 1986)

3 – William C. Campbell (1979, 1980, 1984)

3 – Paul Simson (2006, 2008, 2009)

Longest Span Between Victories

10 years — William Hyndman III (1973, 1983)

 

Course

Longest Course

6,766 yards — 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, Ga., 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, quarterfinals, The Champions G.C., Nicholasville, Ky., 1994

8 and 7 — Joe Ungvary d. Lou Clinton, second round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 1995

8 and 7 — Paul Simson d. Brian Sachs, first round, Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind., 2006

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 G.C., St. Simons Island, Ga., 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 W. Oehmig d. Ernest Pieper Jr., Sharon G.C., Sharon Center, Ohio, 1972

20 holes — Lewis W. Oehmig d. Ed Hopkins, Wild Dunes B. & R.C., 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 Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va., 2003

67 — Paul Simson, second round, Beverly C.C., Chicago, Ill., 2009

Lowest 36-Hole Score, Stroke Play

134 — Billy Clagett, (66-68), 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 (151) — Beverly C.C., Chicago, Ill., 2009

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 prosthesis 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 Chaplain in the 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, Calif., 1970

Robert S. Johnson, seventh hole, Harbour Town G.L., Hilton Head Island, S.C., 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

Bill Ploeger, 14th hole, Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass., 1996

Stan Fischer, quarterfinals, match play, 17th hole, Portland (Ore.) G.C., 1999

Bill Ploeger, second hole, The Virginian G.C., Bristol, Va., 2003

Steve Bogan, first round, stroke play, 10th hole, Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles, Calif., 2004

Mike Jonsen, second round, stroke play, 11th hole, Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind., 2006

Kim Schwencke, first round, match play, 10th hole, Flint Hills National G.C., Andover, Kan., 2007

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