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2022 U.S. Senior Amateur Fast FactsThe Kittansett Club, Marion, Mass.

Sean Knapp won the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur in his first year of eligibility and then reached the final match in 2018. (USGA/Chris Keane)
Championship Venue The Kittansett Club
Opened 1922
Architect William Flynn and Frederic C. Hood (renovations by Gil Hanse)
Dates of Championship Aug. 27-Sept. 1
Yardage/Par 6,632 yards/Par 71 (Subject to change)
Course/Slope Rating 74.1/144
Spectators Admission is free of charge and spectators are encouraged to attend.
Field Size 156 players
Entries Open Week of April 4, 2022
Entries Close July 6, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT
Eligibility Open to any golfer who is 55 years of age as of August 27 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4
2021 Championship Gene Elliott, of West Des Moines, Iowa, finally claimed that elusive USGA title by rallying to defeat Jerry Gunthorpe, Ovid, Mich., 1 up, in the championship match at the Country Club of Detroit. Elliott, one of the world's top senior golfers, captured the U.S. Senior Amateur in his 36th USGA event. To read more, click here.
Quotable "That match was so tough that I am not sure, did I win? I guess it just hasn't sunk in yet. Just so much goes with that USGA title that maybe that's why I haven't won it in the past. It's just so important and so meaningful to win a USGA championship. I'm relieved. I'm very proud. I didn't do it by myself. I had a lot of help from a lot of different people, so it is a team win, really.” -- Gene Elliott
Hole by Hole THE KITTANSETT CLUB (Yardages/Par subject to change)
Hole 1:
422 yards (Par 4)
Hole 2: 398 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 150 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 360 yards (Par 4)
Hole 5: 405 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 421 yards (Par 4)
Hole 7: 540 yards (Par 5)
Hole 8: 200 yards (Par 3)
Hole 9: 408 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,304 yards (Par 35)
Hole 10:
340 yards (Par 4)
Hole 11: 220 yards (Par 3)
Hole 12: 390 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 385 yards (Par 4)
Hole 14: 175 yards (Par 3)
Hole 15: 543 yards (Par 5)
Hole 16: 410 yards (Par 4)
Hole 17: 375 yards (Par 4)
Hole 18: 490 yards (Par 5)
IN: 3,328 yards (Par 36)
TOTAL: 6,632 yards (Par 71)
Notable Events at The Kittansett Club 1953 Walker Cup Match (United States)
1958 Massachusetts Amateur (William G. Harding)
1978 Massachusetts Amateur (Dave Brilliant)
1990 Massachusetts Amateur (Ray Wright)
1999 Massachusetts Amateur (Jim Salinetti)
2008 Massachusetts Amateur (John Hadges)
2020 Massachusetts Amateur (Matthew Organisak)
U.S. Senior Amateurs in Massachusetts (3) 1960: Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville (Michael Cestone)
1977: Salem Country Club, Peabody (Dale Morey)
1996: Taconic Golf Club, Williamstown (O. Gordon Brewer)
Did You Know? In the 1953 Walker Cup contested at The Kittansett Club, eight past/present/future USGA champions competed, including future U.S. Open winners Gene Littler (1961) and Ken Venturi (1964) as well as future USGA president William C. Campbell, who would win the 1964 U.S. Amateur and a pair of U.S. Senior Amateur titles. Campbell is the last player to successfully defend his Senior Amateur crown (1979-80).  
Notable U.S. Senior Amateur Champions J. Wood Platt (1955); J. Clark Espie (1957, 1959); Dexter Daniels (1961, 1966); Curtis Person Sr. (1968-69); 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); Chip Lutz (2015); Sean Knapp (2017); Jeff Wilson (2018), Gene Elliott (2021)
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); Paul Simson (2017); Sean Knapp (2018)
What Champion Receives *-A gold medal
*-Custody of the Frederick L. Dold Trophy for one year
*-Exemption from local qualifying for the 2023 U.S. Open Championship
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2023 U.S. Senior Open Championship (must be an *-amateur)
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2023 and 2024 U.S. Amateur Championships
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2022 and 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Senior Amateur Championships
Schedule of Play Saturday, Aug. 27 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Aug. 28 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Monday, Aug. 29 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Aug. 31 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 1 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final match-play spots.
Future Sites 2023: Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif./Aug. 26-31
2024: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn./Aug. 24-29