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Finalists: Tale of the Tape August 28, 2019 | Durham, N.C. By David Shefter, USGA

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Roger Newsom   Bob Royak
55 Age 57
Virginia Beach, Va. Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
3,026 World Amateur Golf Ranking  824
East Carolina (1986) College (Graduation Year) University of Tampa (1983)
Ophthalmologist (Eye doctor/surgeon) Occupation Vice president of an executive search firm he owns with his wife, Patricia
62 (2012 Eastern Amateur at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, Portsmouth, Va., won the event) Lowest Competitive Score 63 (Timicuan Country Club, Orlando, Fla., 1988)
5 (In April 2018, won an Alfa-Romeo at an event) "I still can't sell it [because it would breach Amateur Status rules]." Holes-in-One 10
2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Best USGA Finish 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur
58-degree flop shot from behind the 15th green to a foot to save par during Round-of-32 victory over Jerry Slagle) Key Shot of Championship 54-degree bunker shot on 18th hole of semifinal against Jeff Wilson to tie the hole and force extra holes
7-iron Favorite Club I don't have one
Pine Valley Favorite Course Winged Foot, Oakmont and Bethpage Black
Washington Redskins Favorite Pro Sports Team New York Giants (NFL)
Steve Stricker Favorite Golfer Tiger Woods
Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and brother, Tim Dream Foursome Brothers Paul and Jack, and late father, John
Wife's Clem Chicken Favorite Meal Pizza
$6 Milliion Man Favorite Movie/TV Show Seinfeld
Doobie Brothers Favorite Band Bruce Springsteen and E-Street Band
Hawaii Favorite Vacation Spot Palm Springs
"Red Storm Rising" -- Tom Clancy Favorite Book "The Lost Art of Putting" -- Gary Nicol and Karl Morris
Gardening at home Favorite Hobby Away From Golf Watching professional sports

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