United States Senior Men's Amateur Golf Championship

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The United States Senior Men's Amateur Golf Championship is a national tournament for amateur golf competitors at least 55 years of age. It is operated by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The tournament starts with 36 holes of stroke play, with the top 64 competitors advancing to the match play portion of the tournament. Golfers must have a USGA handicap index of 7.4 or lower to enter.

The tournament was founded in 1955, expanding on a tournament conducted by the U.S. Senior Golf Association (not affiliated with the USGA), which itself had grown from a senior amateur event at the Apawamis Golf Club in the early 1900s. Membership in this precursor tournament was limited, so the USGA agreed to start a national championship open to all senior golfers.

Senior Amateur contestants have been permitted to ride in carts since 1969.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-up
2014 Big Canyon Country Club Patrick Tallent 2 & 1 Bryan Norton
2013 Wade Hampton Golf Club Doug Hanzel 3 & 2 Pat O'Donnell
2012 Mountain Ridge Country Club Paul Simson 4 & 3 Curtis Skinner
2011 Kinloch Golf Club Louis Lee 1 up Philip Pleat
2010 Lake Nona Golf & Country Club Paul Simson 2 & 1 Patrick Tallent
2009 Beverly Country Club Vinny Giles 1 up John Grace
2008 Shady Oaks Country Club Buddy Marucci 2 up George Zahringer
2007 Flint Hills National Golf Club Stan Lee 4 & 3 Sam Farlow
2006 Victoria National Golf Club Mike Bell 1 up Tom McGraw
2005 The Farm Mike Rice 1 up Mark Bemowski
2004 Bel-Air Country Club Mark Bemowski 4 & 3 Greg Reynolds
2003 The Virginian Golf Club Kemp Richardson 19th hole Frank Abbott
2002 Timuquana Country Club Greg Reynolds 4 & 3 Mark Bernowski
2001 Norwood Hills Country Club Kemp Richardson 2 & 1 Bill Ploeger
2000 Charlotte Country Club Bill Shean, Jr. 2 & 1 Richard Van Leuvan
1999 Portland Golf Club Bill Ploeger 3 & 2 Gary Menzel
1998 Skokie Country Club Bill Shean, Jr. 5 & 3 William King
1997 Atlantic Golf Club Cliff Cunningham 5 & 3 Ed Bartlett
1996 Taconic Golf Club O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. 2 up Heyward Sullivan
1995 Prairie Dunes Country Club James Stahl, Jr. 2 & 1 Rennie Law
1994 Champions Golf Club O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. 5 & 4 Bob Hullender
1993 Farmington Country Club Joe Ungvary 7 & 6 Jerry Nelson
1992 The Loxahatchee Club Clarence Moore 6 & 4 Robert Harris
1991 Crystal Downs Country Club Bill Bosshard 5 & 4 Morris Beecroft
1990 Desert Forest Golf Club Jackie Cummings 3 & 2 Bobby Clark
1989 Lochinvar Golf Club R. S. Williams 19th hole Joe Simpson
1988 Milwaukee Country Club Clarence Moore 5 & 4 Bud Stevens
1987 Saucon Valley Country Club John Richardson 5 & 4 James Kite, Jr.
1986 Interlachen Country Club R. S. Williams 3 & 2 John Harbottle
1985 Wild Dunes Beach & Racquet C. Lewis Oehmig 20th hole Ed Hopkins
1984 Birmingham Country Club Robert Rawlins 19th hole Richard Runkle
1983 Crooked Stick Golf Club Bill Hyndman 1 up Richard Runkle
1982 Tucson Country Club Alton Duhon 2 up Ed Updegraff
1981 Seattle Golf Club Ed Updegraff 2 & 1 Dale Morey
1980 The Homestead William C. Campbell 3 & 2 Keith K. Compton
1979 Chicago Golf Club William C. Campbell 2 & 1 Lewis Oehmig
1978 Pine Tree Golf Club Keith K. Compton 1 up John Kline
1977 Salem Country Club Dale Morey 4 & 3 Lewis Oehmig
1976 Cherry Hills Country Club Lewis Oehmig 4 & 3 John Richardson
1975 Carmel Valley Golf & Country Club William F. Colm 4 & 3 Stephen Stimac
1974 Harbour Town Golf Links Dale Morey 4 & 2 Lewis Oehmig
1973 Onwentsia Club Bill Hyndman 3 & 2 Harry Welch
1972 Sharon Golf Club Lewis Oehmig 20th hole Ernest Pieper, Jr.
1971 Sunnybrook Golf Club Tom Draper 3 & 1 Ernest Pieper, Jr.
1970 California Golf Club of San Francisco Gene Andrews 1 up James Ferrie
1969 Wichita Country Club Curtis Person, Sr. 1 up David Goldman
1968 Atlanta Country Club Curtis Person, Sr. 2 & 1 Ben Goodes
1967 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Ray Palmer 3 & 2 Walter D. Bronson
1966 Tucson National Golf Club Dexter H. Daniels 1 up George Beechler
1965 Fox Chapel Golf Club Robert B. Kiersky 19th hole George Beechler
1964 Waverley Country Club William D. Higgins 2 & 1 Edward Murphy
1963 Sea Island Golf Club Merrill L. Carlsmith 3 & 2 William D. Higgins
1962 Evanston Golf Club Merrill L. Carlsmith 4 & 2 Willis H. Blakely
1961 Southern Hills Country Club Dexter H. Daniels 2 & 1 William K. Lanman
1960 Oyster Harbors Club Michael Cestone 20th hole David Rose
1959 Memphis Country Club J. Clark Espie 3 & 1 J. Wolcott Brown
1958 Monterey Peninsula Country Club Thomas C. Robbins 2 & 1 Johnny Dawson
1957 Ridgewood Country Club J. Clark Espie 2 & 1 Frederick J. Wright
1956 Somerset Country Club Frederick J. Wright 4 & 3 J. Clark Espie
1955 Belle Meade Country Club J. Wood Platt 5 & 4 George Studinger

Multiple winners[edit]

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