2016 U.S. Senior Amateur Fast Facts

Championship Venue

Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.

Opened

1954

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Entries Open

Week of May 2

Entries Close

Aug. 3

Dates of Championship

Sept. 17-22

Field Size

156

Eligibility

Any amateur who has reached 55 years of age as of Sept. 17, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4

2015 Championship

Chip Lutz def. Tom Brandes, 5 and 3; Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Quotable

“It’s an amazing feeling for me because it’s one that I have sought for quite a few years. I’ve been really looking at and focusing on this event as not only a comfortable place for me, but a great opportunity for me to try to make the best of things.” – Chip Lutz

Notable Past Events at Old Warson Country Club

1957 Western Amateur (Ed Updegraff)
1962 Trans-Mississippi Amateur (Rob Ryan)
1971 Ryder Cup (United States)
1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Danny Green)
2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur (Jennifer Song)

U.S. Senior Amateurs in Missouri (1)

2001 (Norwood Hills Country Club/St. Louis) Kemp Richardson

Notable U.S. Senior Amateur  Champions

J. Wood Platt (1955); J. Clark Espie (1957, 1959); Dexter Daniels (1961, 1966); Gene Andrews (1970); Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1976, 1985); Dale Morey (1974, 1977); William C. Campbell (1979-80); Ed Updegraff (1981); William Hyndman III (1983); John Richardson (1987); O. Gordon Brewer (1994, 1996); Bill Shean Jr. (1998, 2000); Kemp Richardson (2001, 2003); Stan Lee (2007); George “Buddy” Marucci (2008); Marvin “Vinny” Giles (2009); Paul Simson (2010, 2012); Louis Lee (2011); Pat Tallent (2014)

Notable U.S. Senior Amateur Runners-Up

J. Clark Espie (1956); Ernest Pieper Jr. (1971-72); Lewis W. Oehmig (1974, 1977, 1979); Dale Morey (1981); Ed Updegraff (1982); Richard Runkle (1983-84); John Harbottle (1986); George Zahringer (2008); Pat Tallent (2010); Bryan Norton (2014)

Schedule of Play

Sept. 17 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 18 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 19 (Round of 64, match play)
Sept. 20 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Sept. 21 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Sept. 22 (Championship Match, 18 holes)

Future Sites

2017 (Minikahda Club/Minneapolis, Minn./Aug. 26-31)
2018 (Eugene Country Club/Eugene, Ore./Aug. 25-30)