U.S. SENIOR AMATEUR
2016 U.S. Senior Amateur Fast Facts January 7, 2016 | Far Hills, N.J.

Paul Simson claimed a pair of U.S. Senior Amateur titles in 2010 and 2012. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)
   
Championship Venue Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Opened 1954
Architect 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 the age of 55 as of Sept. 17, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4
Yardage/Par 7,061 yards/Par 71
Course/Slope Rating 74.5/137
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 C.C. (winner) 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, Mo. (Champion: 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 Saturday, Sept. 17 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 18 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 19 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 21 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, 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

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